Monday, May 23, 2011

Goin' to the Country...

...Baby dont you want to go?!!

More to come!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yesterday...and this kid

Paxton looks so sweet and cute, he totally thinks he is a supermodel.  As my MIL says, "I can just see the halo around his head"!  And for much of the time I see his halo as well. 
BUT yesterday was a different story!! From the time he woke up he was a pistol. Screaming, crying about anything, and being overly aggressive with his brother...hitting, punching, and pulling hair. Twin moms, do you see this behavior between your twins? They are fighting over everything, doesnt matter whether it is a toy, my lap, a particular cup, name it. It is truly exhausting to break up these fights everyday, almost all day. Please tell me someone else is in my boat! And what do you do?  Today has been much better but there definitely was a tear or two shed at our playground yesterday...and they were mine ;-)

Our Last Zoo Class

Last week marked the end of our Zoo-Twos class until September. This really has been P&K's favorite activity. So I am now on the hunt for new classes and activites to keep our days filled and fun!! Any suggestions?!?!
Coloring on the table before class begins
Playing horsey before class begins...Pax's favorite is still the giraffe.

Sitting on their carpet squares while the teacher talks to them about trees...the importance of trees and all the animals that live in trees.

P&K looking at the feathers of a Macaw, pretty blue bird. 
P&K with their craft project, a stain glass window with leaves!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Look Back

At the end of August 2010 I sent these two little guys to their first day of Mother's Day Out. 

 And in the middle of May 2011 these are the fellas I picked up.

 This was Pax yesterday when I told him this was his last day with Miss Martha.  The kid cried the rest of the day, until we got to swim :-)
 Kellen and Miss Martha
 An upset Pax and me
 The four of us, I am so sad we will not have Miss Martha every year!
 Miss Martha's first love is being a MDO teacher, but she also works with children with developmental delays (which we didnt know when we registered.)  She helped us so much with Paxton, when he started MDO I hadnt heard ma-ma more than a few times and there were no others words.  Aaron and I said many prayers that he was okay and would catch up soon.  God led us to Miss Martha, she worked with Paxton and was so reassuring to Aaron and I that everything would be okay.  He has completely caught up, full of  'tank-u and plezzz and luv ewww'.   This mom couldnt ask for anything more, we luv eww Miss Martha!  

What's For Dinner? Italian Chicken and Couscous

This recipe was YUMMY!! I will definitely do it again. 

1T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (14.5oz) stewed tomoatoes, drained and 1/2 cup liquid reserved
1lb boneless, skinless chiken breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and seperated into rings
1/2t dried oregano leaves
1/8t pepper
1.5cups chiken broth
1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 package (10 oz) of couscous

1. Heat oil in 10 inch skillet ove rmedium heat.  Cook garlic in oil 1 minute, stirring frequently.
2 Stir in reserved tomato liquid, chicken, onion, oregano, and pepper.  Heat to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionaly, until chicken is no longer pink in center. 
3. Stir in broth; heat to boiling.  Stir in zucchini, couscous and tomatoes, breaking up tomatoes with a fork; remove from heat. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed. 

This recipe is super easy and so good, even the boys like it!!!

Please share any of your favorite recipes!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posts, if anyone is reading!! I have been in a picture taking and blogging funk...but I am back! We have been busy...I had a lovely Mother's Day, another 30-something birthday, the boys started ISR swim lessons, and today is the last day of MDO.  So I guess with MDO ending for the year, life just got busier!!!
I do not have one picture to document Mother's Day or my birthday :-(
But I do have these precious shots I received in the mail yesterday from MckMama.
We paid for 30 pictures, and got 67...thanks so much for the extras!!  I love a good deal!
Did I mention I got breakfast in bed and cards from my boys on Mother's sweet.
ISR swim lessons are going really well, yesterday the boys didnt cry. If you havent heard of ISR (Infant Swim Resource), you should google it. It is life saving...expensive, time consuming...but life saving.
I had a great birthday, 32. I feel like I turned 30 yesterday. Life with children speeds up time.
I have lots of recipes to post. I have been a cooking machine and the photos are just adding up in my pictures file.
As I mentioned, today is the last day of MDO until August. I am a little anxious about not having any breaks, but we will be super busy and on the go. And potty training is coming very shortly. I have been waiting for MDO to end.
I am equally anxious about potty training, and transitioning to 'big boy' beds. But it will happen, and I will survive. Hey, I thought removing binky would be the end of the world, but neither P or K asked for binky after day I have hope for our next two events!!
So that's about it. We are enjoying the weather, playing on the playground, learning new things everyday, and just enjoying this precious sweet time.
I promise to be back sooner rather than later!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” — Herman Hesse


Aaron left at 5:45a.m. on Saturday morning, the boys and I left at 7:30a.m. to head downtown.  Gosh, I love this city!! Why were up and at 'em so early??  Aaron ran his first half marathon!
Kellen waiting for daddy to cross the finish line!
Paxton killing time with Aunt Sha-Sha!
Aaron ran 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 4 minutes!!! Good job, daddy!!!!