Sunday, November 22, 2009

Leaps and Bounds!!!

First of all I must say that I cannot believe that all you over achievers have no shame!!! You really make the rest of us look bad...even if we are, say juggling jobs and TWO mobile climbing monkeys, houses, etc.... I must know how and more specifially why??? The Christmas decorations is to what I am referring. IT'S NOT EVEN THANKSGIVING!!! Ok, so all kidding aside...pass your creative ideas my way .. you obviously have the time on your hands now that your shopping and decorating are complete!!!
We have been busy around here...mostly having fun but some "real" stuff is happening too. Like Thanksgiving for instance....we are having some people over for some yummy food!!! Then I am planning a GIGANTIC party for the unit that I work at the hospital. We have to have our own parties....the hospital is cool like that!!! I had the party twice before but haven't done it in 2 years because.....well, take a guess why!!! I am ready to get the show on the road again...the last times that I had it we had about 60 people!!! It will be fun and I will have pictures to prove it!!!
We just ordered new wood blinds for our house ....*gasp**sigh*. Gasp because we have had ZERO window treatments in our entire downstairs for months now. So not only am I the white trash mommy of the year but now I am also the white trash homeowner/wife of the year too. And sigh because...those things are sooooooo pricey!!!
Donations gratefully/ungracefully accepted!!!
Now on to the cuteness!!! Ella and Edie are two tons of fun!!! They are a challenge to keep up with but it's fun. They have figured out how to open/close the baby gate so we took it down...it's working out well but it's bittersweet. It seems that every few days they graduate...it's going too fast!!!
We have started a new bedtime routine ... routines are sacred!!! Is it that way with singleton moms or is it a twin thing? They finally enjoy bathtime....Ella actually loves it. She used to cry like you were scalding her and pouring soap in her eyes now she does NOT want to get out of the tub... we've added bubbles and bath markers so that makes it even harder to pry them out. Once we are out of the tub they stand on stools at the double sink and brush their teeth.....CAAUUTE!!!! Naked little teeth brushers.....sweetness!!! Then they bundle up under the covers to watch a little Olivia......Edie especially loves to snuggle under blankets now.



They are both fairly addicted to writing/drawing/scribbling....they will write on any piece of paper they can find with any writing utensil in reach. Sharpies are way up high ... remember Edie can climb... and she's crafty about it!!! Here is the little Picasso in action...



They often branch out to other artist tablets......skin works!!!

They will write/draw/scribble standing, sitting or lying....

They will doctor up already printed pictures.....


They will draw pants on one another...

My friend Mrs. Solomon and I took Edie and Ella to a sweet little play place about 1/2 hour south of us ... she bought them the most adorable tutu's....you will see pics some time soon!!! They love to play .. it's a nice life!!!



8 comments:

Adriane said...

These girls are so stinkin cute! I love that they are artists at such an early age. Must be geniuses!

I cannot BELIEVE you are doing Thanksgiving yourself! Good luck to you!!!

And, AMEN to the bedtime routine. I am a nazi about it. I *think* it's a MOM thing since my girlfriends with singletons always seem so much more laid back about bedtime.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I am proud to say that they are no christmas decorations up yet in this house! I have a rule - Thanksgiving is celebrated to it's fullest then we move onto Christmas.

Your girls are precious! I love their writing skills! They are getting so big!!!

A Lovell said...

Yes, it is shamefull that my Christmas decorations are in the process of being put up...but if I wait, I never end up having enough time to get it all up. December is WAY too busy. In my defense though, I left my fall decorations outside so the neighbors don't think I'm crazy.

Very cute little artist, by the way.

Danifred said...

I promise I've only semi-decorated for Christmas. These days I must do what I can, when I can.
We went through a HUGE drawing phase around here, nothing, and I mean NOTHING was safe!

Marianne said...

We have our stuff up but only because I wasn't sure it would get put up if we didn't rush it a bit. I do plan to celebrate Thanksgiving to its fullest though.

Adam and Erin said...

What cute little artists! Can't wait to see those tutu pictures!

shawna said...

Thank you for all of the reassurance. Your support has been amazing. BTW, Grant gets TPN and lipids via CVL, and very small j tube feeds.

Shannon said...

Awww, look at those sweeties! Maybe one (or both) of them will be a famous artist one day, LOL!

No Christmas decorations up at my house yet. If Shane had any say in it, the tree wouldn't be up until December 22nd! And then down on Dec 26th... no lie.


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