Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Guess what the brothers learned this week?!! Riding their bikes with no training wheels! It has been so fun to watch them fully enjoy riding a bike. No offense to Ellie but she doesn't ride her bike a ton and it is not really her "thing". So...with the boys it is a different story! They can't get enough of their bikes! Since the twins were little we did lots outside. It went from stroller rides, to trike rides, to scooter rides, and now bike rides. I took them to the park that has cement wrapped around it so they could get the hang of it. Now, they are in the front yard wanting to show off to all the neighbors! It is funny because they have been riding their bikes with training wheels for about a year now and now that there are no training wheels I guess it is that much better! I love being outside and enjoying the sun and fresh air with these guys! Ellie on the other hand, will have no problem watching Hannah Montana all day wrapped up with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate. I did not have time to watch t.v. at Ellie's age. I asked my mom if I wanted to watch movies and shows at Ellie's age and she said no! I was busy with school and gymnastics. Which Ellie just passed to Level 2 in gymnastics and will be going 2 days a week now. I think it is genetic. Ellie and Jacob could watch movies all day while me and the twins would be out riding bikes all day! Not sayin one way is better than the other just different, you know what I'm sayin? I better stop talking now. Later.
Monday, October 26, 2009
My brother Jason came to town for the weekend! Ellie had her primary program at church and my parents and Jay came over for it! Ellie did awesome! She had 3 sentences to read with big words and read it so well! Her reading has really taken off. As you can see she reads to the brothers all the time. It is nice because then I can just sit back and watch! I am glad she is enjoying reading. We have been busy this month so not much posting. I was sick for a good week with pneumonia!!! Well that's what they say it was but I was out for a week in bed mostly! Not fun! Our neighbors/babysitters had their homecoming game and Rachel got Princess! We went last year and her sister Leah got princess! This is Ellie's highlight of October. She is in her element at these games. We sit next to the band, we are down in front near the cheerleaders and she dances to every song that is played! Fireworks are set off after we score a touchdown and we scored a few so that was fun! I found James pumpin' some iron on Jacob's push up bars. It was so cute! He really had good form and was trying to be like "Dad"! When do your kids stop trying to be like you? Oh how I wish I could freeze the twins age right now. I hope they keep their innocence and love for us forever! Love this time of year and we are off to the pumpkin patch tonight! Loved having my parents and Jay in town. I miss them!! Ellie has been telling her class that she is moving to the beach after Christmas...hmm that would be nice! Someday:) I gave my little brother a pep talk about "giving mom and dad a break" I asked him if he wanted to live at home for the rest of his life and he said, "No way!" He is progressing with something every time I see him. I just wish he could be all better today! So, in our culture patience is truly a virtue because we all want it "now" and for Jason his now is going to come... just not "now".
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Nie Nie on Oprah today! Did you see it?? If you look on my fav sites you can see her blog. Her story is amazing and makes you appreciate your life and your struggles. As my struggles are different than hers I see a lot of me in her. A mother, a wife, a friend to many and one who enjoys her children and loves to write about them! I think of her and her family often.
Friday, October 2, 2009
I can't believe it is October already! The weather is great, the colors are fabulous, I switched to my Orange purse and my fall clothes are slowly creeping into my wardrobe again! I think my house is turning into an "Orangefest" but I love the color! Last night I got to spend some alone time with Cooper while Ellie and James were already in bed. With having twins it is easy to always have the two of them with you at ALL times. Lately, we have been trying to spend one-on-one time with them and it is so fun! I asked Cooper what he wanted to be when he grew up and he said, "Homework"! ha ha! He sees Ellie doing homework and he always wants to do homework like her! Maybe he will be something that entails him being in school for a very long time! So, those of you that have more than one child out there try this "one child" thing it is pretty fun! I love my kids and being a mom! Each day should be enjoyed and not endured! They are only little once, right?!! p.s. Loved the picture of the pumpkins I took last year!