Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

What a busy week we had ending with a busy Halloween weekend. First Gracie came down with croup and Wes had to leave town. That meant my next call was to Grandma and Papa to come for a visit. They happily came. We had a busy week with Daddy coming home on Friday.

We picked him up from the airport and headed straight to a Halloween Party. Our wonderful friends from our Sunday school class invited tons of kids to eat, decorate cookies and play. Here are the girls decorating cookies.

On Saturday, Wes went to the FC Dallas playoff game and I stayed with the girls. After the game, we met up with friends for dinner. It was a crazy night with 6 kids and 6 adults. It was the second night in a row to be up way past their bed time.

On Sunday (Halloween), we went trick or treating with the Shers, the Halsteads, and the Popes. We first ate dinner and then headed out in search of candy. It was quite a quest. We had to travel a couple of streets over to find anyone giving it out.

Here is a group shot of course no one co-operates.

This is Gracie running down the side walk to the next house. The wised up to us trying to skip a house or two.

This is Lizzie with "hands in pockets". She didn't want to hold my hand because she discovered her pocket. She kept them in there most the night.

The girls and I walking down the street. Wes took the pictures that's why my head is cut off. I'm not even that tall.....

Trying to get the girls to take a good picture with me. It didn't work out as planned.

The girls really loved Halloween this year. They are starting to get it. They loved their costumes and getting candy. Now for the third night in a row they are up really late. I hope this next week goes well for me... The nice thing about staying home with them is I don't have to worry about getting them up early for school.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Twins at the Zoo!

On Friday, Amy invited us to the zoo to meet up with some other twin mommies. It was a crazy time. The girls loved to see the animals. They saw almost all the animals in the book Good Night Gorilla, including the Gorilla! They got a close up view and loved it. They kept saying "good night gorilla". They would wave and say hi to all the other animals. It was so much fun to watch them. It was the first time they understood all the animals.

It was fun to meet all the other women and kids. They were all really sweet.

My sweeties

The whole gang

Playing Dress Up!

The girls love their dress up clothes. They love hats, shoes, socks or anything. They put on my high heels and walk better than me. They put on Wes' cowboy boots stomp around.

Here are some pictures of dress up.

Lizzie with sunglasses and fire helmet


Gracie with her glasses and hat

Gracie and her bracelets.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our First Hair Cut

Getting our hair cut is a family affair. Wes and I have gone together to get our hair cut since we were first married. We go to Cristi Figueroa where she owns Salon Amis. She opened up the salon a couple of years ago and it's beautiful.

The girls don't have much hair but it has been getting a little unruly lately. Lizzie had pieces that were always in her eyes that needed to be cut. Because we have always taken the girls with us, they love Cristi. She is really sweet to them even though they are always trying to break something. She put them in the chair and put a cape on them. They thought that was amazing. They have watched mommy and daddy sitting in the chair with the cape on so they thought they were big girls.

Here is Lizzie sitting sweetly in the chair. She held really still for Cristi.

Gracie wouldn't keep her head still. She kept trying to look around and flipping her hair.

I love Gracie looking up at Cristi to see what she is doing.

They love sitting in the chair that goes up and down. It was really fun for them.
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pumpkins with Twins

Today was the Fall Fest for my multiples group. Amy and I are the co-chairs of children socials. This is one of our "big" events for the year. We both love to plan parties so this was our thing.

We picked a cute pumpkin patch here at the Rejoice Lutheran Church. The church let us use everything free! It was great. We had the pumpkins, a great picnic table and a playground. The kids loved it.

Here are some pictures from today.

We get this same shot every year. We use to all fit in the shot better.

Lizzie holding hands with Reese

Gracie holding Riley's hand. Gracie was a social butterfly. She loved the party and ran around to everyone!
My sweeties and me

The sweeties and Wes

The whole group

Friday, October 15, 2010

What I've been up to....

I've been busy crafting lately making jewelry. See my finished products.

I liked the key necklaces so when I saw this charm for $3, I knew what to do.

I saw on a blog something similar to this necklace and wanted to make my own. It's buttons and a chain

Here are some flowers I made for Halloween.

I made this one for a friend's birthday.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

8 Years

Eight years ago today, Wes and I got married. We married 11 months after we met and haven't slowed down yet. We have been through a lot together; career changes, going back to school, new jobs, infertility, pregnancy complications and twins. Through all this, we still love each other and being together.