Friday, October 30, 2009


And now, the post I know you've all been waiting for...the girls dressed up for Halloween!!! Beggar's Night in Columbus was this Thursday, so the girls put on their costumes. I don't think I've ever seen a cuter little ladybug (Sadie) and busy bumblebee (Macy)! They were a huge hit in their costumes at Shelly's house and greeted the trick 'or treaters! I wish they could wear their costumes every day, because they were the most adorable bugs I've ever seen! Be warned, this post contains a LOT of pictures, because they were too cute to choose...

A Daddy and his Bugs...
Sadie, little ladybug
Macy, busy bumblebee...
What are these, Mom?
Where's Sadie?
My sitting bumblebee and ladybug!
Two, too cute bugs

Can I eat these?
Where did Macy go?
My girls...
A happy Mommy with her two adorable bugs!
Wasn't that the cutest post ever!?!? Can't wait for next Halloween when the girls will be walking and can go Trick 'or Treating themselves! Although I don't know how we will ever find costumes that will top these ones! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's Fall in Ohio!

It's officially fall in Ohio (although it feels like winter!). The leaves are mostly down and the pumpkins are out! We had a few nice days where the girls and I were able to get outside and enjoy the pretty colors and play in the leaves! Here are a few pictures of the girls (and Bogey) with our pumpkins. They really liked to touch them and lick them!
Macy and the pumpkin
Sadie and the pumpkin...
As you can see, we've started to do some sitting up in our household! The girls can sit for a few seconds, unassisted, before toppling over and sit pretty well if they have something to hold on to! They look like such big girls when they do it! I need to go out and get some toys that are more fun for babies who sit up, as we mainly have "little baby" toys around here!
Brian and I were able to get out and enjoy a favorite fall activity and go to the Buckeye's game this Saturday! We really enjoyed spending the day together, despite the rainy and cold weather and the girls got to spend the day playing with Grandma Heidi and Auntie Aubrey!
A rare picture of Mom and Dad, with NO babies! Don't we look happy!?!?
Sadie has started rolling onto her belly in her sleep, which is a bit scary for Mommy, but she seems to like it. I've gone back to getting up several times a night, since I worry about her and get up to check on her often. I know that I'll eventually get used to it, but after being told so often by the pediatrician, parenting books, etc. that babies have to sleep on their backs, this new trick makes me worry! Altough I called the pediatrician and they assured me that once she is rolling onto her tummy herself, that she is fine and there really isn't much I can do. Here is what she looked like in the morning, when we first discovered her new abilies...
We also started cereal this week. Can you believe how many new things are happening all at once?!? I feel like my babies are growing up so quickly! It makes me kind of sad! They don't really like the cereal alone, but with a tiny bit of applesauce, it's a huge hit!
Here's Macy enjoying her breakfast in her big girl highchair!
Sadie saying "mmmmm..."

All in all it's been a great week! Brian and I had a date evening on Friday night and we dropped the girls off with their favorite babysitters, Jon and Megan. Brian and I got to enjoy a drink and some appetizers for a few hours while the girls played! I'm sure they just do it to be nice, but J&M practically beg us to drop the girls off sometimes, so we gladly take the opportunity! They are terrific with the girls and it means a lot to us to have a few hours to ourselves! So, thanks guys!

Halloween is coming up in a few days and I don't know about the girls, but I'm so excited to dress them in their costumes!! Pictures coming soon...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back from CT and 5 months!

Well we're back from CT and we had a great time. We decided to do the driving through the night, which was exhausting (mainly for Brian) but worth it. The girls slept straight through the 10 hour drive and seemed to adjust quite well once we arrived to CT. On the way there, Brian's sister, Sarah, followed us on her way to Boston. It was nice to have the company, but we were sad to see her go, as we will miss having her here in Ohio! The wedding we attended was beautiful and it was wonderful to see old friends. Our friends Rachel and Paul met the girls for the first time and did a great job playing with them! My mom and Chuck seemed to enjoy every second of their time with the girls and they also spent time at my Dad's house and met his dog, Augie. All in all, it was a terrific trip and the girls did much better than I had anticipated. Now, Brian and I just need to catch up on some sleep!

In other news, the girls turned 5 months old today! They are growing and changing so fast! We started rice cereal today, which they don't seem to enjoy quite yet and we're working on trying to sit up. They are wearing 9-12 month clothes already and they are just so much fun right now!

Mommy and Macy sleeping in CT
Grammy getting one last cuddle with a sleeping Macy
Five months old!!
Another 5 month birthday picture in CT!
Spending time with Granddad at his house!
My favorite picture from the trip!
Another adorable picture!
We love to stand! Such big girls!
Grandpa Chuck remembering how to hold twins!
We have a busy few weeks ahead. We can't wait for Halloween and you all will just have to wait for pictures to find out the girls' costumes! I'm a bit concerned as to how to adjust the girls' schedules for daylight savings, so that they still sleep on their normal schedule, but we'll see how it goes! Their baptism is coming up on November 1st and we are looking forward to seeing family and friends!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Challenges and accomplishments...

All of Heidi's sisters have left, except for one and the wedding was supposedly a lot of fun! It was fun to see lots of family and have people loving on our girls all week! Before he left, we got cousin Jack (Brian's cousin from Australia) to hold the girls, which he had been avoiding all week. After giving it a try, he really seemed to enjoy it! His quote of the week was "Wow, they have really small fingernails!" which made us all laugh! Here is a picture of Jack and the girls....

Aubrey's boyfriend Kevin, showing off his baby holding skills! Kevin is a twin too!
Brian has left for his vacation to Florida and the girls miss him terribly! It's been a challenging week in our house, since the day he was leaving I got sick. With the help of Heidi and her sister Melly, I got some medicine and have started to feel a lot better! Caring for the girls all alone, day and night, is a tough thing. After being with them all day, I always look forward to Brian coming home so that I can have a break and some adult conversation. We've been managing well, but it's hard to push back the feelings of jealousy that Brian is relaxing on a beach, going on fishing trips and enjoying meals in the warm weather, while I'm at home dealing with cranky, teething babies! Thankfully, they are the cutest things I've ever seen so it makes it all worth it! All in all, I'm pretty proud of myself for being able to handle two 4.5 month olds for 5 days, so that Brian can get some much needed relaxation and fun! Now if only someone would realize how badly I could use a vacation too, then we'd all be happy! :)

The girls are really changing recently! They can roll both directions now, so we can no longer safely leave them on the bed. Blankets on the floor are now everywhere in our house! They both have mastered hand-eye coordination and will now reach for objects in front of them, which is so much fun! They still love to have conversations with each other and their noises are getting more and more interesting! It's so fun to listen to! Macy still loves the outdoors and loves to look out our front window at the leaves. Sadie's personality is getting even sweeter and she loves to give HUGE open mouth grins! I'm just loving seeing them grow and change!!

Here is Macy checking out the leaves, while Mommy updates the blog!

Here are my two cuties!
Sound asleep after playing with the favorite doll toys! Playing makes us tired!
We're counting down the days until Daddy comes home!