Saturday, November 28, 2009

Macy, the wino!

Hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving! Brian and I brought mashed potatoes to Shawn and Heidi's this year and we tried a new trick of using a "ricer" to mash our potatoes. It was interesting, but I'm not sure it's something that we'd try again. Here's Brian working away...

While Brian worked on the potatoes, the girls and I got dressed in our Thanksgiving best...

When we arrived, the girls immediately got scooped up by their favorite aunts! Macy is with Auntie Aubrey and Sadie is with Aunt Sarah!

Grampy also got in on the action and played with Sadie!

Here's Kevin with Sadie and Auntie Aubrey with Macy!
During our play time, the adults were enjoying some wine. Macy decided that she wanted some too. We all got a good laugh out of Macy reaching for the wine glass repeatedly! Brian and I are going to have to watch out for this girl as she gets older!
Just before we ate, it was bedtime for the girls. Here's Uncle K.C. helping with Sadie!
Aunt Sarah snuggled up with the girls for a good bedtime book!

Unfortunately, Macy didn't adjust well to not sleeping in her own crib, so after a lot of crying throughout our dinner, Brian and I decided to miss the family board games to take our "high maintence Macy" home to go to sleep in her own crib. All in all, it was a nice Thanksgiving!
I had to post two last pictures! This morning while the girls and I were playing (and letting Daddy sleep in!), I looked over and saw Macy in this position...
She was up on all fours and rocking back and forth!! She is going to be crawling ANY day now...Wow, I don't know if we're ready for mobile babies!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We're so excited for the girls' first Thanksgiving! This time last year, Brian and I were just announcing to the world that we were pregnant with twins and we were just 12 weeks pregnant (although I already had a nice round belly)! This year, we have our wonderful girls here with us and we can't wait to spend the day with friends and family!

We started off the Thanksgiving morning with a little extra sleep, as the girls we nice enough to sleep a half hour later than normal and woke us at 8:00am (7:15pm-8:00am = awesome!!). Brian made french toast for us, while the girls ate their cereal and then we cozied up to watch "Macy's Special Parade!" We're going to have to find something special for Sadie, as I know that the Thanksgiving Day parade will always be known in our house as "a parade just for Macy." The girls really aren't ever allowed to watch any TV, so this was a special treat, although they didn't really seem to pay any attention!

Here's Daddy and the girls watching the parade...
Here they are again!
Instead of watching, Macy decided to go for a roll. Note the shoe behind her...a few minutes later, I turned around to find Macy chewing on this shoe, which had some lovely gum on the bottom of it! It was one of the grossest moments I've had as a mom! I promptly grabbed the shoe and attempted to wash Macy's mouth out with a wet paper towl. YUCK! Note to self, don't leave shoes where the babies can get them!
Sadie playing and wondering when her parade is?
Later in the day we will go to Grandma and Grampy's house and we will get to see Aunt Sarah, who is arriving from Boston! We can't wait to see her!
Last week, the Columbus Zoo put up all of their Christmas lights for a two month long event called "Wild Lights." They literally light up EVERYTHING in the zoo (well except for the animals) and it is so much fun to go walk around, see the animals at night and enjoy hot chocolate and beautiful lights! The girls loved getting bundled up and looking at all of the pretty lights.
Here we are as a family!
In other news, the girls have moved beyond cereal and are now trying purees! Brian and I spent an evening working on making some new things for them to try and so I now have frozen sweet potatoes, bananas and avocado purees in my freezer. We will try each one for three days (to test for allergies) before moving on to other things! The girls LOVED sweet potatoe!
Here is Macy enjoying her new meal..
Sadie loving her new food!
The girls sat in restaurant high chairs for the first time yesterday and did very well! They looked like such big girls! We had lunch with my good friend Andrea, who is expecting twin girls and due in April! We can't wait to have another set of girl twins to play with!
I'll post more Thanksgiving pictures soon! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

6 Months Old Today!

I never thought this moment would come, but it babies are 6 months old today! That's one half of a year that they have been in our lives. Six months ago, I had this...

Sadie Rebekah Savage, born at 1:06 am, 6 lbs 13 oz

Mary Catherine Savage "Macy," born at 1:10 am, 6 lbs 11 oz

My babies, 5/19/09

And now, I have this...


My 6 month olds!
I can honestly say, that these have been the best 6 months of my life. I truly don't remember life before my babies were born. They have brought more love into my life then I could have ever imagined and true joy and happiness to every day. Six months ago, I would have never thought that I would ever reach a point where I would love being a mom to twins. The few weeks after they were born, were perhaps the hardest weeks of my life and at times, I truly thought none of us would survive. However, I can honestly say that I HAVE reached the point where I adore each and every second of having twin girls.

Before they were born, I heard from many twin parents that 6 months was the breaking point, the time where things got easy. I've waited for this day and I cannot believe that it is finally here! Honestly the time has flown! And I can say, that most days, things have become "easy." My girls can now play with each other, talk back and forth, smile and laugh at each other and are truly starting to form a bond that I hope will stay with them for a lifetime. I feel so incredibly lucky to have twins and to top it off, two of the cutest, sweetest girls I've ever seen! HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY SADIE AND MACY, I cannot wait to watch you continue to grow and change throughout the next six months!! Thank you for making me the happiest Mom in the whole world! I love you both!

So, without further ado, the SIX MONTH PICTURES!!

I thought I'd throw in a few extra pictures! This is a picture of the girls in their new hats sent from Aunt LeeAnne and Uncle Harry in MN! They have the girls names on them and they are perhaps one of my favorite gifts that the girls have received! I just love them!
Daddy gave Macy a mohawk at bedtime one night!
Sadie and Bogey
Macy and Bogey

Happy 6 months to our favorite little girls! We love you more than the world...Mommy and Daddy.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lazy weekend...

It's been a lazy weekend in the Savage household. We relaxed at home, watched OSU beat Iowa (to go to the Rose Bowl!) on TV and ate some ice cream, while playing the girls! We visited Autie Aubrey and Kevin's new apartment, Brian cut down some dead trees in the yard and we had dinner with friends...all in all a nice weekend! I posted a few pictures below...

This is one that I left out of the baptism post, accidentally. It's a great group shot from our family dinner the night before the baptism!
The girls are getting more and more mobile and I'm sure they will be crawling very soon. For now, the roll everywhere, scoot and never seem to end up in the same place that I left them... Mommy and Macy getting some sleeping cuddle time in...perhaps one of my favorite moments!
Out for an evening walk!
In other news, we are hoping to move into our new house in January! We close on our beautiful new home in mid-December and hope to do a slow move after Christmas! We can't wait to have more space and enjoy our terrific new neighborhood! We are so excited and here it is...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A tooth!

Okay, so before we get to the BIG news, let me fill you in on the events from the past week. Last weekend we spent Saturday at our good friends, Rob and Judy's house. They have an annual paintball party, where the guys go into their woods and play several games of hardcore paintball, while the ladies, eat, drink, and chat. The weather was great, so we enjoyed a nice bonfire, some good food and watched the OSU game in the barn. There were quite a lot of people there, so we had lots of helpers with the girls and also a large flock of teenage girls who were totally into the girls... Here's a picture of the the action!

Here is Stacy, feeding Macy

Mommy relaxing by the bonfire while feeding Sadie...

Stacy and Judy hanging out with the girls...

Thanks to Rob and Judy for a terrific day! We had a blast!

Okay, so now for the BIG news!! We have a tooth! I had no idea that we were getting close, but this morning, while Macy was whining at me, I saw a white spot on her bottom gum. I immediately stuck my finger in there and sure enough, there was the tip of a tooth just poking through! She was never fussy or anything! Sadie looks like she's not far behind! So, with their 1/2 Birthday quickly approaching, reality is setting in that my babies are getting big VERY quickly! So here's a grumpy picture of my big girl. I tried to get a picture of the tooth, but that did not work out to well, so here she is....

November 12th, Happy 1st Tooth Day Macy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Baptism weekend!

Okay, so I heard some people were actually waiting for this post (people actually follow my blog? Who knew!?!?), so here it is....the baptism weekend! It was perhaps the busiest week/weekend on record and the girls ended the weekend with huge, dark circles under their eyes from all of the excitement! Between Halloween, Daylight Savings Time, all the visitors in town and the baptism, I think that we were all completely worn out. But the weekend was a blast and it was so nice to have so many friends and family around us!

The night before the baptism we went out as a family to House of Japan for dinner. The girls LOVED watching the chef cook our meal and their eyes got so huge when he lit the fire on the cooktop! It was a lot of fun and definitely somewhere that we will continue to take the girls!

Here's Auntie Aubrey and Kevin! These kids are moving out and into their own apartment in a few weeks, since Kevin got a terrific new job here in Columbus!! The girls will have to go visit their new place (i.e. Mom and Dad get a night away)!
Uncle K.C. and Macy!
Grandma, Grampy, Uncle K.C. and Sadie!
And now, the day of the baptism! The girls did so well and didn't make a peep! I think Kelley got a workout holding our "Mexican jumping bean," Sadie all morning! The girls looked adorable in their Christening dresses! Here are their terrific Godparents, Kelley with Sadie and Frank with Macy. We are so happy to have such wonderful people taking part in our daughters' lives...
Mom and Dad with the girls
During the ceremony...
Kelley and Sadie
Spanky and Macy
The desserts and champagne reception at Muirfield Village was great and the cakes that were made for the girls turned out incredible! They were just beautiful! I think we were all on a sugar high, but it all tasted so good! Here's the chocolate fountain and cakes...

After a short rest, we all went to my dad's hotel pool for some real food (pizza!) and a swim. The girls have never been in the pool before, so Brian and I got in with them! Macy really seemed to enjoy it, but Sadie wasn't so sure! They looked ADORABLE in their swim suits!!
Sadie and Daddy taking a dip!
Macy floating with Mommy!

We're having a relaxing week at home and trying hard to get back into our routines and schedule after a busy weekend. The girls have been a little thrown off by daylight savings, but I'm hoping we'll be back on schedule in no time...

We're so sad that we won't be seeing any of the CT grandparents until Christmas and we GREATLY miss them! It's so hard to be away from them, but we can't wait to see them again!