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Nothing But Happiness

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Life is full of HAPPINESS!  We are so blessed with two boy who are seriously SO MUCH FUN.  They have become so close and sometimes we wonder if it might be a little codependent but who cares..they are 3.

Fynn is somewhat of a “mama’s boy” but he is also so tough and loves things like wrestling with daddy, playing football, jumping on the couch or bed and anything that screams BOY!  He is super sensitive and says the sweetest things to me.  Today when I picked them up from their 2nd day of school this year he said, “I love you mama.”  And we will be driving and he will say, “you’re pretty mama.”  They hear it from their daddy! 🙂
Fynn literally wants to eat all day long and he is still a good sleeper.  I can usually count on him to take a nap.  In the morning he will go over and wake up Sutton and ask, “you have sweet dreams bubba?”  He really does enjoy learning how things work and what things mean.  I get about 300 “why” questions a day.
Fynn could eat mac n’ cheese every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I would let him.  He really loves to color and draw and is getting really good at writing letters and numbers.  Fynn also minds really well and rarely gets in trouble.  When he senses he might get in trouble he pulls out one of his “I love you mama” and smiles with his beautiful blue eyes.  Already working it!

I
always say Sutton is going to sing and dance through life.  He is so full of life and extremely expressive.  He has the attention spam of a typical 3-year-old boy.  He is my emotional, sensitive and outgoing child.  He can make friends with anyone he meets.  On his first day of school he informed me he had a girlfriend and that night he wanted to pray for her.  He has a great imagination!  He can come up with fun, descriptive ways to play with his brother.  He still doesn’t love sleep.  Naps are few and far between.  But, when he does nap it is a LLLLOOONGGG one.  Sutton loves to REALLY describe everything in detail.  And I just want to bottle up his belly laugh and keep it with me forever!  When he is in the right mood he will give you LOTS of hugs and kisses.  When he gives hugs they are the biggest, sweetest hugs you will ever get!  He enjoys reading books and will sit and “read” them forever.  And yes he still loves movies and now really loves iPad games.


To say we enjoy these two would be a major understatement.

The Mamarazzi

 

September 6, 2013
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Time is Flyin’ By

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Cannot believe it’s been almost TWO months since I last posted….shameful!
These goofballs have kepts us quite busy!We get a lot of smiles every day.These guys LOVE flashlights!  One of their favorite games is taking their flashlights into mommy & daddy’s room, turning off the lights and shining them on the walls.  We can hear lots of giggles when they do it!
We also made a quick trip down to OKC to see my dad and stepmom.  While we were there we ran to Kite Park.
We had some fun play dates!
We even got some snow.  It was like this for about 10 hours then it had pretty much melted by bedtime.
So glad we got to enjoy it while it lasted.

And finallly, we recently celebrated Grandpa’s 75th Birthday!
Until next post…
Which could be months obviously!

The Mamarazzi

March 20, 2013
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And now we’re 3

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HUH?  WHAT?!  I blinked and here are my little men.


Sutton is still my “passionate” child.  He has such a carefree spirit, even teachers at school talk about how he walks down the halls in such a carefree way, yet he is OCD about certain things….like DVDs and DVD cases.  This all began last year when he became OBSESSED with DVD cases.  He had to take them everywhere, all the time.  One day I had it with the fits over what case he would take and where it was, etc. so I just took them ALL and hid them.  Well….then we went to Kiki’s house and there are cases there and then for Christmas of course he got a new veggie tales so back to square one.  But, he will obey mommy and daddy when it’s time to put them up for nap or bed and we don’t take them into restaurants or school anymore.  His latest obsession though is moving the actual DVDs from case to case and MAN HE AMAZES ME with his memory.  He can recall every single DVD and it’s placement in his big case!  He doesn’t like coloring or puzzles but he loves to dance and sing and do the “credit cards,” which are actually flash cards.  He is so spirited and has such BIG hugs and kisses to give.  He is extremely social when out in public and will say hello and goodbye and give high-fives to anyone he meets.  He likes to just randomly say, “hi mama” when we are in the car or hanging out at home.  And as soon as he gets in trouble he wants me to hold him, which I don’t until his time is up of course.
He isn’t a fan of the bath and does pretty well with using the potty.  He will still have an accident every now and then but it’s usually when he’s wound up playing and not paying attention.
He is so sweet with sharing and almost gets frustrated when Fynn won’t take a toy from him.
Sutton likes to describe and narrate everything he is doing.  During breakfast he will say, “I’m going to drink my milk.”  Or he will tell me exactly where his poop his, “I have poop in my bottom!”  Gotta love toddlers.
At night when he is really tired he will jump into bed and ask me to turn off the light.  And as we walk out of their room he will always say, “sweet dreams, love you, good night!”
And when he wakes up he comes downstairs and says, “I had sweet dreams!”
Oh, and he loves to call his brother Fynnie.
Oh Fynnie.  My tender, sweet boy.  You are a PUZZLE WHIZ!  You literally will sit for 45 minutes doing one puzzle and I have to keep getting more so you will be challenged.  You like to color and you love play doh as well as race cars.  I would say you are pretty “go with the flow” on most things and will eat us out of house and home before we know it.  You usually go with what your brother wants but when you speak up with a different choice or opinion I always make sure and listen.  You truly love to have undivided attention so I make sure and spend quality time with you each and every day, whether it’s snuggling or doing a puzzle or maybe even reading a book.
You have crazy hair but it’s so cute when it’s long and actually fixed.  You will laugh and say, “my hair crazy mama!”  You love to explain things and will always tell me about your day at school.
When you dance it is probably the funniest thing in the world because you are so serious, which is complete opposite of your brother.
You are very sensitive and if you don’t get a hug and kiss from daddy before he leaves for work you get really sad.  And at night you always want a hug and kiss before you lay down.
You don’t like to be asked if you need to go potty but are really good about not having accidents lately.
You don’t mind washing your hands or brushing your teeth but like your brother you aren’t a huge fan of the bath anymore.
You truly eat ALL DAY LONG.  I constantly hear you say, “I need something else.”
You like to play with my hair and to be honest, that I don’t mind.
And when you wake from sleeping you always say to me, “I took a good nap!” because whether it’s afternoon or nighttime it was always a nap.

I’m so proud of how sweet and kind you two are…with each other and with your friends and family.  Yes you behave like toddlers at time but your tender souls always shine through.  You both say “thank you” when I hand you something or bring you your food/drink.  You know the word “please.”  You like to hold hands and play with each other.  You take turns.  You share with each other. You laugh together.  You make up games together.  You help each other.  You love each other.
I’m so thankful to have you two.

Mommy & Daddy love you so so so so so so very much!

Until next post…

Your Mamarazzi

January 26, 2013
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Just a few pics…

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…..of my sweet boys!
They got haircuts.  It is way too hot in Oklahoma for any hair on these busy bodies.



Stay cool my friends!
Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

July 12, 2012
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The World of Twins

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Last fall I joined the local Moms of Multiples organization and I have met some great mommies through our monthly meetings.  We also sometimes get our kiddos together for play dates.  There are two other sets of twins who also turned 2 in January and they all came over to play recently.

Hunter & Donna
Love this picture! 🙂

Gracyn & her baby sister Avery

Braden & Hunter mixing some beats
Love that curly hair!

Sutton LOVES Donna!  He would run up to her and she would do this so of course he wouldn’t let her stop!

Hunter’s expression cracks me up!

The boys LOVED baby Avery!
It kind of reassured me they would be okay if we had another.

I love having play dates!  It breaks up the monotony of being home with the boys and gives them more practice sharing and making friends.

Gracyn has a twin brother but he was a busy body and I couldn’t catch any good pictures of him.  They are both in the same preschool class as Fynn and Sutton.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

March 12, 2012
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Flashback Friday – BirthDAY

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I always think birthdays are a BIG deal.  Blame my mom.
When I was younger I would wake up on my birthday to a completely decorated bedroom AND bathroom.
I’d have a birthday toothbrush, banner, balloons, custom favorite breakfast….you name it.  I was SPOILED on my birthday.

Sooo, now having kids of my own I make a BIG deal about it myself.
For their first birthday I took pictures ALL day starting with waking up, then breakfast, then play time, dinner and finally cupcakes.

I included last year’s photos….this was before I learned manual mode and I cringe at my pictures from last year.

Yesterday I managed to capture most of their day.

Of course the morning started with me clicking away.

Fynn 2011

Fynn 2012
Good morning Fynn and your AWESOME hair!

Sutton 2011
Sutton 2012

Good morning Sutton…not sure you are awake yet.

We ate breakfast then headed to school with some donut holes for their party there.

They were at school until 2:30 and then came home with me for a snack and some PLAY TIME!

Snack time!!!

Sutton 2011
Sutton 2012

It was actually pretty nice outside so we went out to play!
They got to use their new sidewalk chalk from their birthday party.
Fynn 2011
Fynn 2012

We also played t-ball and they enjoyed running around chasing each other.

We didn’t stay outside too long…it started getting a little chilly
and Sutton was exhausted from NOT NAPPING at school.

We read some books, wrestled, played diner and did some puzzles.

Our family January 19, 2011

After our afternoon was complete we went to meed Daddy, Papa O and Brenda at
our favorite Mexican restaurant, Ted’s.
The boys LOVE LOVE LOVE their cheese dip, which they bring right when you sit down along with homemade flour tortillas and yummy salsa.

After dinner we played a bit more but went to bed early.
BIG DAY!  Exhausted boys.

And now I have two-year-olds.
Before I can blink they will be 3.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

January 20, 2012
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It’s here….They Are TWO!

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It’s here!  My babies are TWO!

TWO YEARS OLD!

HOW?
I still feel like that woman who is praying and praying to just get pregnant and now I’m the mother of TWO TWO YEAR OLDS!

These two amazing, beautiful baby boys came into our lives at 6:14 p.m. and 6:16 p.m.
I had 35 weeks 6 days to prepare for twins and when they came it was clear I was not prepared.
The first 3-4 months of having multiples is by far the hardest part….in my opinion.
The bottles, the nursing, the pumping, the feeding, the diapers, the lack of sleep….it takes a toll.

We were so lucky to have help.  Kiki stayed our first two weeks at home then Grandma came for another two weeks.
There isn’t enough money in the world to repay them for how valuable they were to us.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, never did I EVER think I’d have twins.
But, I LOVE IT!

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Sure there are pros and cons but I would not trade my LIFE with anyone else.
It’s a constant battle to make sure my time is divided evenly, food evenly, milk evenly, hugs evenly, kisses evenly….EVEN EVEN EVEN!

But at the end of the day I can lay my head down and KNOW my boys KNOW I LOVE THEM beyond words.

I know I am biased but I have to say we are SO LUCKY with our babies.

Sure they cry and may throw a fit here and there but for the most part they are such easy-going kiddos.
90% of the time they play so well together.
They are very polite.  When I give them something, anything they say “Tank ew” over and over until I reply, “you’re welcome.”

They are little lovies….Sutton especially….such a kisser.
At night before we put them in their beds I can say, “come give mama a hug” and they will run to me with open arms.
BEST.FEELING.EVER.

The first year was challenging yes but watching them change so much every day was such a wonderful experience.
Being able to be at home every day with them is such a blessing!
The first year FLEW by but this second year has gone by even faster.

Sutton has always been the talker of the two….since birth.  He used to sit in his nap nanny and mumble on and on and on.  I always wished I knew what he was saying.
Fynn has always had a mischievous side to him but such an adorable grin it’s so hard to stay mad.

They both go through picky eating phases but Fynn will not eat sweets about 99% of the time.
He does not speak as much as his brother and his words aren’t as clear as Sutton’s but I understand what he is saying.
Fynn gets a little delirious and silly when he is SUPER tired and that is usually when he gets in trouble but for the most part he is such a sweet boy!

Fynn loves books and puzzles and trying to figure out how things work.
He loves to dance to the Wiggles and in the car he likes to bob his head to the beat.
He will usually eat more veggies than his brother and he LOVES his milk.

Fynn LOVES sports.  SERIOUSLY.  He loves his basketball goal, his footballs, his golf clubs…anything sports.
Makes me wonder what he will want to play when he gets older.

Sutton is just plain FUNNY!  He dances on demand for me…pure entertainment right there!
He giggles from the belly and repeats everything I say.  He has to describe everything around him, “mama’s purse” “mama’s coat” “fynn bubba” and on and on.
He loves to go in our closet and pick up something and say “dadda’s” or “mama’s” and LOVES to point out parts of the body….”nose” “teeth” “cheeks” and so on.

He is my little emotional, sensitive guy.  He’s a snuggler and KISSER!
At his birthday party he went around kissing everyone.

Yes I’m a typical PROUD mommy but it’s hard not to be proud of these two.
I found out recently they have yet to be in “time out” at school.  They have manners.  They SLEEP GREAT!  Some mornings it’s a struggle to get to school by 9:30 because they sleep so late.
They giggle and smile and play together.
What more could a Mommy want?

My babies are two and I just can’t believe it.
Our second year of parenthood has enriched my life beyond belief and I am so anxious to see what will be for 2012.

I don’t like saying, “please make it slow down!” because the truth is I LOVE each new day.  Yes I miss those tiny babies laying on my chest snuggled up for hours but I always enjoy the conversations we have now and the interaction I get from them.  It seems like once a day or once every couple of days Jason and I look at each other with amazement when the boys do something or say something for the first time.

It’s moments like those that make me so excited to see what tomorrow brings.
What will they become? What will they do with their lives?

It’s amazing how TWINS can be so different yet share such an extraordinary connection.

My prayer is for them to grow, be healthy, be happy and continue to be the awesome little boys I thank God for every day.

Happy 2nd Birthday to my babies….you will always be my babies.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

January 19, 2012
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20 Month Old Boys

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No longer babies really….getting used to that slowly.  Yesterday my BOYS turned 20 months old!  Seriously.

Fynn

The older Fynn gets the more ornery he gets.  He is learning what “time out” is REAL fast.  But he is also so sweet and funny and loving!  He just gets wound up and thinks “no” is funny.  We’ll see how long that lasts.

Fynn is getting GRADUALLY better about food.  He has eaten meatloaf and chicken a few times now and likes oatmeal more often than not.  He will DEVOUR some eggs and toast.  Both boys LOVE fruit and lots of it!  And both boys aren’t fans of veggies.  But today at lunch Fynn didn’t pick out ALL his veggies from his mac’n cheese.  🙂  PROGRESS!  Sunday night we had pizza and he ate some of the chicken, spinach, artichoke pizza, which made me proud.  He loves organic beef hot dogs, chicken dogs and veggies dogs as well as sweet potato fries and veggie chips.  And last night it happened….the inevitable….the boys ate CHOCOLATE!  We got Papa Murphy’s Pizza and I got some chocolate chip cookie dough from there for dessert.  Daddy and I agreed to let them taste.  BOY DID THEY LOVE IT!!!  And I have to admit it was cute seeing the smeared chocolate all over their faces.  Fynn usually doesn’t like sweets.  Recently for Miranda’s birthday we had cake and ice cream and Fynn would have NOTHING to do with it.  And when we went to have cupcakes last month he wouldn’t TOUCH them!  But chocolate he likes!

Fynn is talking more and more since he started preschool.  Not the clearest yet but I can make out what he is trying to say.  He will say mama, dadda, quack quack, dog, baby, bubba, pwease, ball, bear, down, bye bye, book, nana (banana), cheese and a few others I just can’t remember.  He will try to say Wiggles because that is his favorite show.  I have an episode on the DVR I play to keep them entertained while I make them lunch most days.  He does love the word dadda and wants to call EVERYONE that name.

He loves books.  WANTS TO READ THEM ALL DAY.  Wait, I mean he will bring them to you for you to read to him.  Fynn is a wrestler all of a sudden.  He spent 45 minutes wrestling his brother last week and I got video to prove it!  Fynn likes to push the limits with Mommy and Daddy too.  When we are downstairs he likes to try and stand on the couch, which is a big NO NO!  He will also try to stand and run around our bed, also a NO NO.  Hence where “time out” has come into play.  He does understand “time out” and gets the SADDEST face!  But he is so sweet after his time is over and I know he is understanding the concept.

Also, this boy is a DANCER!  He will get really serious, point his fingers and do a little dance in a circle when he hears music he likes.  Fynn is a big kisser as well.  Anytime we are leaving a group of people he will go around and give everyone BIG kisses!  And he will also blow kisses.  When it comes to babies, he LOVES them.

Finally, he is doing so great at preschool!  He doesn’t cry and walks right in.  He eats his lunch and his teachers keep telling me how sweet and adorable the boys are….I’m sure they tell all the parents that.  He is struggling a bit to nap well but he will get the hang of it.  I’ve put their nap mats down here at home and he will go climb into his so I know he doesn’t mind the mat.

 

Sutton

Sutton’s favorite thing to do is dump a storage bin full of toys and then one-by-one place them back in the bin.  But he will take random toys and bring them to me or Daddy and say, “thank you.”  Anytime he hands anything to anyone he says, “thank you.”  It is really sweet.

Sutton has become the PICKY eater all of a sudden.  And he LOVES the word, “no.”  But he says “no” to everything!  I’ll ask him, “Sutton, want to go watch some cartoons?”  His reply, “no” followed by him going in to watch cartoons.  He loves bananas, oatmeal, sweet potato fries, veggie dogs, cinnamon toast, strawberries and veggie chips.  Both boys LOVE LOVE LOVE Odwalla bars and Cliff bars.  Those are “treats.”  The few times we have offered the boys sweets Sutton is the one who devours it!  Loves vanilla ice cream, cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies.  He gets that from his mama! 🙂  Both boys go through phases though of liking something and then not liking it a few days later.  Typical toddler I guess.  I just keep trying to give them things over and over and hoping they eventually just eat what I put in front of them.  We are definitely trying to do the “that’s dinner” concept and it’s hard at times but after a few minutes of fussing they will sometimes just EAT IT!

Sutton is speaking so much clearer since preschool started.  He will really try so hard to repeat everything we say it’s so cute!  He says nana (banana), ball, tank ew, no, uh oh, choo choo, dadda, mama, quack quack, bubba, cheese and his favorite is to say “bye bye” with the hand movement and then blow kisses!  He will do this to everyone….even at Target.  They both will!  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

It’s getting so fun being able to direct them…..”let’s go brush our teeth” and “let’s go eat breakfast” and “let’s go upstairs” etc. are followed by that action.  They are becoming such little BOYS!  I love it and yet I hate it because I miss the days of sweet babies snuggled up with me napping!

Sutton loves to DANCE!  He will spin and spin and flail his arms about.  He is the child that will always stop what he is doing and make sure you see him.  That grin of his is UNDENIABLE!!!  He too loves books and really likes the picture/word books where we point out something and he has to say what it is.  Loves making the animal noises like his brother!

When I take the boys to preschool I have to put them in their wagon because I have to somehow manage to get TWO TODDLERS, two nap mats, two backpacks and two lunch boxes all inside a building FULL of parents and kids.  The first few days of preschool Sutton CRIED AND CRIED when I left but drop-offs are getting easier each week.  Today I let them carry their backpacks into the room so getting them from the wagon to the classroom wasn’t so bad.  Their teachers are SO sweet!

Both boys LOVE sports.  They love basketball and Fynn loves to throw the football and kick the soccer ball.  Makes mama proud!

Some Pictures Of Course….

Fynn loves to come from behind and pull Sutton down.
Sutton doesn’t seem to be too thrilled.

Here is the storage bin with Sutton putting his toys inside right after he DUMPED them ALL out!
Such a cutie!

Playing hoops together!  Love the brotherly playtime and Sutton even has the Michael Jordan tongue action DOWN!

Who wouldn’t love that grin!?

These are the moments I am so glad I have twins!  I’m so thankful they have each other.

My heart hurts with how much I love these guys.  I can’t get enough of them!

My buddies!!!

Until next post..

The Mamarazzi

September 21, 2011
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Flashback Friday

Two years ago this is what we were doing:

We were about 12 weeks along and BOY was I SHOWING!  I was a bit terrified of what was to come but it didn’t get too bad.

Those were the days of PURE EXHAUSTION and non-stop nausea.

It’s weird to say but I miss being pregnant.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 20, 2011
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Embrace the Camera

I’m trying to stay up with the “embracing” the camera but with TWO 18-month-old boys it is so difficult to get them to sit still long enough to get BOTH looking at the camera and not squirming.  I think most twin mommies will agree (or at least I hope they do and I’m not all alone in this) but I feel like I have to take EQUAL amount of pictures of each boy and I have to have BOTH in my pictures with me.  I’m working on getting over this because they are still individuals.  This is the best I could do.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

August 11, 2011
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