Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Going to see the pumpkins

Amy and I decided to take our kids to see the pumpkins at the Arboretum. We decided to do something new and take 1 car with all 4 kids. So here is the math, 2 adults and 4 toddlers in one mini van. Are we crazy or what? It was quite comical as we put the cars seats in, fit 2 double strollers and all the kids. At one point Gracie threw here sippy out of the car, where it rolled under the car and I had to crawl under to get it.

Finally we get everything in the car (after 2 tries of getting the strollers in) and we are off. We are making good time until we hit traffic that has 635 shut down in both directions. I exit and the GPS keeps trying to get me to go back on the freeway. After being in the car for about an hour, we get to the Arboretum. The girls have a blast and play in the pumpkins. It was fun, we had lunch and then head home (the fruit snacks helped). The girls laugh and talk all the way home except for Reese who fell asleep. All the girls kept saying "Reese wake up". It was so cute!

Once we get back, we have to take all of Amy's stuff out and pray the girls will take a nap. I was lucky and they did.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Children's Museum

On Friday, we went to the Children's Museum with Amy, Reese and Riley. We made the long drive to Dallas and parked our cars. We wandered around for a bit because we didn't know which building it was in in Fair Park. We finally found it and all the girls loved it. The girls loved exploring and see all that the museum had to offer.

After we had enough, we decided it was time for lunch. We decided to go to the Old Mill Inn that is next to the museum. It was great! We were treated like queens. They helped us to our table, cleaned up our messes, gave us complimentary fruit and told us how lovely our girls were. Amy and I wanted to eat there every day!

Here are some pictures of the fun.
Our friends Reese and Riley with Lizzie. Gracie was "driving" the fire truck.

Walking on the balance beam

Walking through spider webs

The fun water table. They all loved this and wanted to go back.

Rocking on horses

After lunch, notice Lizzie still eating? All the other kids were done and she wasn't. I finally just let her take it with here

These moments are hard to come by....

Look no fighting!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sick Day 2

We had big plans for this weekend. We thought about going to the zoo in the morning and then meeting friends for Grapefest in Grapevine. All that was canceled when we started day 2 of Gracie's virus with a temperature of 105. She had another icky day. However, she did feel better today than yesterday. I hope she will be fever free soon.

Lizzie on the other hand has been great but with all the attention Gracie is getting, Lizzie has been acting out a little. She has been talking up a storm. I took her shopping this morning while Daddy took Gracie for a walk in the wagon. The girls missed each other but were good. We called home at one point and Lizzie wanted to talk to Gracie. They were cute. Then this evening, Wes took Lizzie to the grocery store to pick up some stuff for dinner. They had a great time. Lizzie asked what everything was on the shelves.

Lizzie with dinner all over her face. It must have been good because she shoveled it in like crazy.

Poor little Gracie loving on Daddy.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Sick day

I should have known that last night was not going to be good. I went to my MPOM dinner and had to leave the girls with a sitter. Wes was out of town for work. I get home around 11:00 and the sitter tells me that Gracie has a fever. She gave her Motrin and put her in bed. After I heard that, I knew that I was going to be up all night.

Around 11:30 pm, I gave her another dose of Motrin and tried to decide if I was going to sleep in their room. Because Gracie has a history of fibrile seizures and reactive airway disease, we have to keep on top of her fever so it won't spike and cause her to seize. I finally decide to stay with Gracie in her bed. Big mistake. The Motrin starts working and she starts playing. Finally, around 1:30 am, I went to my bed and woke up at 3:30 am for more Motrin. Again, I decide to try and lay down with Gracie to make sure she is fine. Then Lizzie wakes up and tries to crawl in bed with us. Around 4:45, I go back to my bed so the girls will go to sleep and sleep until 7:00.

The girls get up at 7:30 am and Gracie still has a fever. I decide to give her a lukewarm bath and Lizzie decides she wants in too. I give them breakfast and make an appointment to see Dr. Jim. We eat fast and get dressed to make the appointment

We get to the office and Gracie weighs in at 30 lbs. I ask to have Lizzie weighed and she was 30 1/2 lbs. We see the doctor and he checks Gracie's ears. She tells him she wants Lizzie's ears checked too. So because he is a great doctor, he complies with the 2 year old. It was one of the bright spots of the miserable day. We find out she doesn't have the flu and it's just the random virus with fever and a tiny cough. We pack up our stuff, walk out to the car and get in to find out it is dead. Fortunately, I have AAA. We trudge back into the office, call and 15 minutes later (and several scuffles in the waiting room), the tow truck shows up and jumps the van. We all get back in and head home.

At this point, I call Wes and break down crying. I'm better now. Slowly I'm learning that when you have twins, you learn to make it through anything.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Last weekend was my niece Sydney's 9th birthday. We went to Oklahoma to celebrate with the family. Here are just some shots of the fun!



The girls with Sydney

Sydney and Lizzie

Gracie and Sam

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rainy Day

This is how we spend a raining day. Watching Wonder Pets and coloring with our new magna doodles. What could be better?

Lizzie love the Wonder Pets

Gracie watching and coloring
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Friday, September 3, 2010

My newest creations

These are my latest addiction. I saw these on a blog and in my bead magazine. I found some of the glass squares at Michaels and then I decided to also try out some crystals from Dollar Tree. I really like how the crystals worked out. And yes, I have them laid out on a plastic trash bag. It was the first thing I could find. Sorry the pictures aren't better. Some of the stuff is still drying and I didn't want to move them.