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Labor Day Weekend

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Yay for a holiday weekend!  We need a long weekend to recover from our first day of preschool.

The boys got report cards for their first day.

Fynn

Fynn had a good day, not wonderful and didn’t like the lunch I packed.  Picky eater!!  And we suffered the consequences of no nap for the rest of the day!

Sutton

Sutton had a tough day, loved his lunch (little piggie!) and also didn’t take a nap.  Thankfully he pooped at school and not at home. 🙂

When I went in to pick them up I took the wagon!  LIFE SAVER!  The halls are INSANE CHAOS!  Luckily both boys were ready and excited to go for a wagon ride to the car.

When I first saw them they had their mouse (Sutton) and bear (Fynn) and both boys had pacifiers in their mouths.  The teacher said they pulled them out in the morning to help soothe the boys but I am not a fan of letting them have their pacifiers all day.  They are 19.5 months and only get them in their cribs for nap and bedtime.  I understand it was maybe needed for first day anxiety but I won’t let this become a habit.

Fynn was sound asleep in his carseat before I could even pull out of the parking lot.  They were BEYOND exhausted!  I tried to lay them down for a late nap when we got home but Sutton wouldn’t sleep and Fynn only slept about 20 minutes.  Made for an AWESOME evening.  (Where is the sarcasm font when you need it?)

Overall I think they will grow to love it and hopefully grow to love napping on their nap mats.

I spent the day trying to figure out what to do.  I haven’t had free time like that in…well I can’t remember!  I’ve worked since college and up until just a few weeks before the boys were born.  Those few weeks of freedom at home before their birth was spent resting and trying to breath with two babies in my belly.

Within one hour of my freedom I had grocery shopped and was sitting at home staring at the wall trying to figure out what to do.  I kept listening for a baby monitor and trying to be quiet but kept realizing I didn’t have to do that.  I got the rest of the laundry done, vacuumed, cleaned up, worked on my Stella & Dot business, blogged, went to Akins and ate lunch.

I kept looking at the clock and then at their schedule thinking about what the boys were doing at that exact moment.  I texted my husband when they were outside and said, “The boys are outside playing right now.”  He texted back, “Did you drive by?”  Haaaa!  He would think that I would do something like that.  But nope no drive-by.

I was so excited to see them though and it made my time with them MUCH more important.  I just can’t wait for them to be able to explain to me what they did at school.

Their class is made up of 8 kids – 4 boys and 4 girls.  My twins and my nephew (who is 12 weeks older to the day) make up 3 out of the 4 boys.  There is another set of twins – boy/girl twins in the class.  It will be fun to see them make friends with their classmates.  Maybe they will get a girlfriend! 😉

Overall, tough day but SO worth it and I can REALLY get used to having that time.  They go two mornings a week but one morning I will go help out in my husband’s chiropractic office and the other I get ALL TO MYSELF!

It truly is MOTHER’S DAY OUT!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

September 2, 2011
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Embrace the Camera – Embracing Preschool

Today was a BIG day in our house….boys’ first day at preschool.  We enrolled them way back in the spring but even having all that time to prepare didn’t make today any easier.

I often think of everything I could get done if I had a few hours a week to myself – grocery shop without chaos, run into the post office, go to the gym at a normal hour instead of 5:30 a.m., etc.  But, today I am sitting around listening to SILENCE and missing my little buddies.

They were so excited this morning….running around and HYPER!  Getting a photo was difficult.

Thinking about this day, the Mamarazzi in me wanted to capture all the moments..

Heading to the car, getting out of the car, going inside the school, getting to our classroom, etc.

But nope.  UTTER CHAOS!

Fynn wanted his backpack on then didn’t want to stop for anything, had to get inside the building.

Sutton on the other hand was bit of a challenge to get him in. Thankfully Daddy got to join us but next week is scaring me already.

Might have to take the wagon.

I know they will LOVE going to preschool and I’m excited for them to learn all kinds of new things but it will be an adjustment.

Love my buddies!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

September 1, 2011
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MMMM Cupcakes!

Every week Jason’s grandma and grandpa bring us whole milk straight from the dairy farm for our boys.  It’s great knowing they are getting such pure, healthy milk every day.  Well Kiki wanted to take the boys to the actual dairy farm so we could try and see the cows.  We went but you couldn’t see much.  It was so neat seeing a family business still in action after so many years.

Since we were in town we picked up grandma and went to get cupcakes.  For those that know me well know that my children never gets sweets – no cake, no cookies, no candy – NOTHING.  The sweetest thing they get is a Cliff bar or fruit.  They had cake on their first birthday and since then they have had one cookie and a tiny bit of vanilla ice cream.  They still have not had chocolate.

Well Fynn does not like cupcakes.

He was SO not impressed.

Sutton on the other hand enjoyed his!

He seems pretty happy don’t ya think?

It’s funny because Kiki, Grandma and I were talking and on one hand I was kind of proud Fynn didn’t like the sweets but then the other part of me was wanting him to enjoy the yummyness that is CUPCAKES!

This does not mean, however, I’ll be giving sweets more often.  Maybe Halloween they can have a cookie.

I was sitting there in this sweet cupcake shop thinking how lucky my boys are to get to come on a random afternoon to sit and have a sweet snack with not only their Kiki but also their great-grandma.

I didn’t even get to know all my grandparents much less GREAT grandparents.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

August 29, 2011
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Flashback Friday – Jumping Babies

One year ago this is what my babies LOVED to do!

They would get in these things and JUMP and JUMP and giggle!

I loved it.  It made them happy.  It made me happy because I could actually get something done.

Oh the days of contraptions to keep them occupied.  Now they just want to wrestle and play with mama.

But, I LOVE IT!!!

Happy Weekend!!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 26, 2011
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Embrace the Camera – No Fun Being Sick

Today I kept telling myself to grab a picture of me and the boys but I didn’t even get a picture of the kids.  We have been so busy!  But, there is this picture.  When both boys weren’t feeling great recently we had some bedtime snuggles and I don’t look great but isn’t that what “Embrace the Camera” is all about?  Oh and I CANNOT stand pictures with pacifiers but eh, what can you do, right?

And Sutton even had his mouse, which is his bedtime buddy!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 26, 2011
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DUCKS!!!

Posted in Fynn, Grandma, Jason, Outside, Sutton by

Jason’s grandma wanted us to bring the boys out and take them to the lake to feed the ducks.  We drove over to Grandma and Grandpas for dinner and Jason’s Aunt Kim came along with us.  We were so excited because the boys have yet to see REAL ducks, they just see pictures and say “QUACK.”  Fynn jumped right in and LOVED them.  Sutton took a little bit longer but by the time we were leaving he wasn’t ready to go.  They both would throw the bread and then CLAP with such pride.  These ducks were fearless and all they cared about was the bread.


Thanks Grandma!

We had to clap for our good throwing skills!

Me and My Sutton

After we fed the ducks we went over to the playground to PLAY!!!

This was GENIUS!  I wish ALL parks had a double slide.

The boys had SOOOO much fun they were WORN OUT!!!  I cannot wait to take them back, especially once it cools off a bit.  The boys were SO hot but didn’t want to stop playing.  We tried to get a picture of the boys with their great grandparents but they were not cooperating.  Next time we will get the photo BEFORE we show them the playground.

Thanks Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Kim!!!  We love you!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 22, 2011
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Finally…Outside Again!

Posted in Fynn, Outside, Playtime, Sutton, Twins by

Since Friday morning the boys have been kept inside due to all the sickness going on in our house!  With Fynn starting in on Friday morning and then Sutton joining in LATE Sunday night we had a VERY lazy, relaxing weekend at home.  Not very picture-worthy.  Yesterday afternoon both boys seemed to be feeling a LITTLE better and they were getting stir-crazy so we got to play outside and boy were they HAPPY!

They LOVE to climb into these chairs and CHILL.  Fynn is seriously trying to figure out the bubbles.

Fynn discovered the sidewalk chalk and started making mama a pretty picture. 🙂

It gets everywhere!

Sutton seems to be a serious artist.

If only he could REALLY mow.  Our poor new sod had been taken over by horrible weeds!  You can mow and within a day they are back!  Ready for winter. 🙂

Sutton is hauling all the trimmings! 🙂

This was TOO funny!  Fynn stood talking to his reflection for at least a minute.
Probably telling himself how cute he is!

Love these little chairs!

Although we are SLOWLY getting back to normal they didn’t last TOO long outside.

I hope next weekend we can do something fun like swim or go to the splash park!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

August 16, 2011
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New Favorite Spot

Posted in Fynn, Snuggles, Sutton by

We put the boys in bed with us once to snuggle and now it is their favorite spot in the house.  They literally run to our room ALL day wanting up on our bed.  So, we now have snuggle time, which sometimes means they are bouncing around while we make sure they don’t fall and hurt themselves.

Well, today it was pretty much an all-day snuggle!  Fynn woke up yesterday morning, ate breakfast and then when we were playing got sick.  He was sitting in my lap while we were reading a book and he just threw up EVERYWHERE!  It wouldn’t stop either.  Poor baby was so scared he stood up, making an even bigger mess, and was just sweating and crying.  I was stuck trying to figure out what to do first.  Fynn wanted me to hold him, Sutton was about to mess with the nastiness on the carpet and YES there was PUKE everywhere!  I eventually got Fynn stripped down and grabbed a towel to wipe him off and cover the mess.  He just cuddled in the chair with me the rest of the morning.  Luckily, Fridays Daddy gets home about 12:30 so he was able to help get everything calmed down.

He went all day without getting sick again and we were sticking with the B.R.A.T. diet.  Daddy made them dinner and he gave them a PB&J sandwich and Fynn was shoveling it in his mouth he was SO hungry.  Fast forward to this morning.  I go up to get them out of their cribs and I find RED throw up ALL OVER Fynn’s crib.  AWESOME.  We had to strip the bed, sanitize in the washer and get everything cleaned up.  Each boy sleeps with a blanket, a small soft/silky blanket, a stuffed animal AND a musical elephant.  So, I got to clean A LOT of stuff!  After he had some toast and banana we snuggled in bed all morning.  They took a great nap and then we snuggled some more.  He hasn’t gotten sick again so we didn’t give Fynn anything except the B.R.A.T. diet for dinner.

Praying Sutton doesn’t start puking soon and praying we wake tomorrow with TWO happy, healthy boys.

We made it almost 19 months without any illness like this so I have to say I’m lucky but MAN OH MAN does it rip your heart out to see your BABY like that!  I reached a WHOLE new level of motherhood yesterday.

But, sick or no sick, we love our BEDTIME SNUGGLES!!!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 14, 2011
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