Today Talia and Jordan are 591 days old. New words are coming faster than I can count. They are learning patience by having to wait for food, drink or just for their turn, they are learning that some things are non-negotiable, like a clean diaper or bed time. Brushing before bed is an activity to look forward to and the warm days are perfect for backyard splash parks, which so far, and hopefully never gets old.
Happy Memorial Day everyone. While we are celebrating by spending time with our families and friends please remember the meaning of this holiday and give thanks to all the men and women who have and do serve to protect our country.
The queen of highchair naps. She won’t close her eyes if she thinks she’ll miss something interesting. On our walk that morning of Mother’s day she stayed wide eyed the entire time, Talia on the other hand slept at least half the way. Jordan made up for the missed sleep at dinner.
You know those beautiful picture people have of their kids. The big ones, in the fancy frame where the small child is standing in a perfect three quarter pose with socks perfectly folded and smiling just enough to look happy without it being forced. Yeah, I don’t have that picture of the girls. I have thought about taking them to a studio to get one, but the thought of spending hundreds of dollars to give up a fun Saturday or Sunday outside just doesn’t seem worth it. Sure, they are beautiful and I am sure I will regret not having taken that photo one day but hopefully one of the 10,000 pictures I do have will fill the void. What I do have are thousands of pictures of moments we have spent together.
Most are blurry moments of two little toddlers whizzing by in every direction.
Obviously I love pictures. I love pictures of my girls. I don’t think I take enough pictures, I should be taking 100 everyday.
I don’t think I am a very good photographer, I try to pay attention to what photographers, like Bonnie, do to make their images so appealing, and I still only love about 1 in one-hundred photos that I take, which is why I need to take one hundred pictures every day. And on top of that I feel like I have missed my chance for certain photo ops of the girls. Such as the cute baby wrapped in a towel after bath time or any photo that requires baby to stay in one place for more than half a second.
After many attempt I was able to get a few cute ones if Miss Talia, but Miss Jordan had more important places to be.
My first mothers day was a great one. We ate brunch with my parents and sister and all of our extended family on her side. Then took a family trip to Walmart and picked up these mesh bags for food for babies to chew on. Then I got to take a long nap since I was a little tired from having gone out to a bachelorette party the night before and last my thoughtful caring husband arranged for our nanny to babysit while we went out to a fantastic dinner.
I decided I like mothers day. Who wouldn’t, flowers, gifts, a dinner date and it happens to fall about six months from my birthday! Good timing. The best thing about this mothers day is that I realized that our babies know that their little smilies and laughs make us so happy. Even when they are tired and just want to sleep they give us one more ear to ear grin because they know we melt when they do. Mothers day is a great reason to celebrate, but the best part about it is that mom just gets to enjoy the kids that day and not have to worry about cooking or the laundry.
Talia and Jordan at seven months old (white couch pics coming soon) have really started to entertain each other. It’s so cute to see them pass a toy back and forth or babble to each other, or my personal favorite chew on each other hands and feet. Luckily they still have no teeth so there have not been any biting incidents yet. We have the occasional eye gouging attempt, but so far no successes.
I Am still totally obsessed with instagram. I just love the super inspiring images I find there. For example there is this group of people who live in LA and all colaborate on various creative projects, their usernames are the littlest, designlovefest, Jenn gotch, the flash dance and bonnietsang. Yeah, I’m a total instagram stalker. All these people also have amazing blogs where they display thier work, but I prefer instagram because it’s where they record and share what inspires them. Then I have the twin moms I follow. Some have babies older than mine and some younger, it fun to see what other moms are doing with their double tots. And last I follow a few very stylish moms whom I get baby outfitting and baby photography ideas from. So, there, I let you in on a bit of my craziness. But look at the fun pictures I get from this craziness.
No, not that kind!
We have a great nanny, she is so good with the girls, manages both of them all day long so I come home to the happiest babies! They smile at her and love when she sings to them. She goes above and beyond to make sure that the girls are happy and that I feel comfortable leaving them with her. And to top it off she send me pictures of the girls during the day. Some of them I’ve shared with you in the past, here are a few she sent more recently.
We had such a fun weekend and did so much it’s hard for me to find time to blog about it all. Sunday was especially fun. We invited two couples over with their babes to have brunch and play!
There were plenty of toys.
As a mom I never feel like I have enough pictures of myself with the girls or with the family as a whole, because I’m almost always the one taking the pictures, so I made sure that each family got a family picture. I love how they tuned out.
I really hate my hands, I can’t figure out if moving them or keeping them resting feels better, because they just hurt so much. There’s not much I can do these days, even typing this is painful, but at the same time it takes my mind off the pain for a bit.
My friend at work and I took another instagram break on Friday, it was 1000 degrees out but I liked the outfit I had on for instagram.
In other news the house us still a work in progress but I love it already. And we went to our labor and delivery class for multiples today, 6 hours of how, what and why of childbirth of twins, at first it seems like there are so many choices to be made but at the same time the dr is going to do what is best for mom and babies and it my job as the mom to be ok with it and go with the flow.
Enjoy the pics!