Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Run Mama!

Tonight after work I meet four of my mama friends and their babies down at the river for a run.  We have decided to run a 5k in February so we need to move.  We ran/walked three miles and I think I ran a little over a mile all together.  Not feeling to bad about that and it's a good starting off point.  Now if I can just keep it up.  The hard part is picking up the babes, driving somewhere and putting them straight into the stroller.  They don't seem too happy about it either, but hopefully they will get used to it and it's nice for us to get out and be active together.  I want exercise to always be a part of their lives and this is a great way to introduce them to it.

Must mention that Owie has been a picky eater lately.  He has gotten to where things that must be chewed  get pushed out with his tounge.  Tonight however, he shoveled in the sweet potatoes like he has never eaten.  He looked like a little chipmunk hoarding nuts in his cheeks..  Paige has been doing great at eating and pretty much eats anything we put in front of her..  She is just like her mama..

Monday, November 28, 2011


Thanksgiving has come and gone.  It was a week full of family, fun, food, and sickness..  Yep, I started off the break with vomiting and now I have a cold.  I thought the yacking was because I ate my weight in nutella but now Cameron and Nana may have fallen victim to whatever it was as well.  I hope everyone's recovery is speedy like mine and they don't catch a cold a few days after. 

Some highlights of the week.  Kickball, a little windy but fun!  Nana's sweet potatoes, so delicious I've ate them everyday since.  Eating at El Sombero with Jon and the boys, Nana, Jenni, Sharon B.,her niece and daughter, Sharon P., Todd and Conner, and of course my babies and Dan!  Two trips to High Desert for beers with good friends and family.

Paige and Owen highlights included Owen signing "more".. Paige doing a little jig while listening to country music with the family...  Paige running interception anytime Owen headed toward someone.  She had to make sure she got there first.   

Now to get ready for Christmas..  Oh man.. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A little Stroll..

After our little walk on the nice trail we found.

As you can see, these two little ones didn't make it too far before they crashed out. To be fair, they are still adjusting to the one nap a day. So cute.. I could just eat them up!

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Little Raccoons..

To say these two are now into everything is a understatement. Here they are at the lazy suzanne shopping. I have moved out anything glass and have put in several empty boxes. It gets messy but it provides a nice distraction when we are in the kitchen.

The fridge is like a magical place for them. When they see it open they rush over and frantically try to grab anything they can. On this day I left it open a little longer and let them explore. Free entertainment right at my finger tips...
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Dan came home sick yesterday and when we got home I think the babies knew he was hiding away getting some rest. Here they are at the bedroom door trying to get him to come out and play..
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Silly Sissy!

This little girl cracks us up. It's amazing how they develop their own little things. One of Paige's favorite things is to put on sunglasses and walk around the house. She purses her little lips and holds her head up to try and keep them on as long as she possibly can. It's a hoot!

She also likes to crawl around on mommy and daddy and find a cozy place to sit. Somtimes she tries to sit on our heads if we are laying on the floor with them. She has also discovered how to sit on pooh plane and tries to scoot on it.

Favorite word is DA-DA... Gonna have to work on this..
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Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Friday!

The week went by fast and I'm ready for a nice weekend home with my little family.  I'm happy to report that we got out for a walk everyday!  One day we even made it over to Tere's for a nice walk with her, William and Carol.  Needless to say we got a fair bit of attention with our two double strollers and irresistibly cute boy/girl twins.  Walking in that neighborhood had me wishin we could put our house up for sale but I've since calmed down and realized that I can always just drive over to enjoy a walk there.  Another exciting first,  Owen pooped in the tub!  I've heard parents joking about it and got to experience first hand.  Luckily Nana was there to help fish out the little turds before they got any poop on them:) hehe....  Tonight I'm headed to a stroller workout at Veteran's park, then Nana is coming over so I can head out for a much needed mama's night out! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our wonderful daddy and my fabulous hubby!  We started off the day with a nice walk on a very cool path that we discovered for the first time.  Then a little shopping at Kohls followed by a very healthy arbys lunch..  Babies have been sleeping for over 2 hours now which gave Dan enough time to play his new game.  Now we are expecting Aunt Traci and Uncle Alex.  Late tonight a little bday surprise:) Can't wait!

Friday, November 11, 2011


What was I doing on this crazy date?  Only spending the day with the two most fantastic little people I know.  We went to the doc for the big 1 year appointment and they are doing great.  Doc said they are a little under weight for his liking but he is not worried and neither are we.  Paige is 18 lbs. and Owen is 19.2.  A little odd since it is miss paige who eats seconds most often at daycare.  Rest of the day is gonna be spent making sure these babies don't poke each others eyes out.

Also thankful today for our veterans especially my daddy..  Happy Veterans day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quick weekend trip..

Saturday the babies and I headed to Carlsbad to see Dick in Bill who were in town briefly to visit.  They were chasing a train and were close by so they made a visit out of it.  Was nice to see them and great that they got to meet the babies.  Bill is in poor health and it was hard to see him so thin and weak.  I think it is so great that even when he is not feeling well he is getting out and doing something he loves.  A good lesson for all of us. 

Owen continued to reject his Aunt Julie which did not make her happy.  He did however snuggle up to his Granny and even chose her over his mama one time..  No-wee!  The time change made for a very early morning waking up in Carlsbad and the ride home was rough one but we made it. 

In baby walking news..  Both Paige and Owen are walking, Paige a little more confident than O. 

Friday, November 4, 2011


                                                Our little family...My whole world!
                                                       Paige and Owen 1year...
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Two little Monkeys turning 1!

Saturday was your birthday and we partied it up! Monkeys were every where and people and kids were too. Momma started at 7 am baking cupcakes and didn't stop getting ready until the party started at 2.

Here is the Monkey cake that was a near flop until Granny came along and saved the day by thinkening up the frosting. We also made some really cute monkey cupcakes for the guests..

Little Owie playing in his tent and tunnel during the party..

Paige taking a moment to reflect on the last year.

Cousin Jalie would take you home if she could.

Here we are getting ready to open presents. I have got to say you babies raked it in. A little piece of me wants to pull a mommy dearest and give some of it to charity but I will refrain and just hope that we can teach you it's not the amount of toys or things your recieve that is important but the people and love you share.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Big babies!

Today was Paige and Owen's first day in the 1 year old room.  From the sound of it Paige made the transition a little easier than Owen.  That doesn't really surprise me since it was Owie that struggled at the beginning of the school year when they started back.  Some surprises for mommy was that they didn't use their binky to nap, used their sippy cup (no bottles), sat in little chairs to eat, and napped on a mat (not in a crib).  What is happening?

In other cute news.  Paige got a little plush baby doll for her birthday from my friend and co-worker Cosette.  She holds the baby close to her chest, pats it and says awwww..  Couldn't be any sweeter.