Monday, February 14, 2011

Heart Shaped Balloons

Happy Valentines Day to you and all your little loves!
We are on vacation this week, so stay tuned for some 'interesting' posts for next week.  (Like how we made it through TSA and a 3 hour flight with two busy toddlers and our Day 1 of vacation trip to the ER.)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday's Cookie Mishap

On Tuesday, I decided to bake some cut-out cookies for the boys.
Heart cookies, perfect for Valentine's Day.
The boys decided to "help" by pulling out my pans and dancing on them.

I was out of butter, so figured I'd pick some up later in the day, make the frosting and then have a decorating party.  I was a bit nervous about the boys and candy sprinkles, but was willing to take the risk for a good photo op.

Turns out, I never had to get butter. The boys decided that the few samples I gave them were so tasty that they didn't need frosting on their cookies.  They pulled the entire rack onto the floor.

Then they decided it was necessary to taste every dog-hair covered cookie to make
sure they were all the same.

Yep, this one tastes just like the last one.

If only Wesley's hands were bigger...

After most of the cookies had little tiny teeth marks in them, I picked up all the pieces
and then called in the cleaning crew.
God, I love having dogs.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Reading with Daddy

How cute are these photos?
I don't really need to write anything.
You get the drift. 
Just some quiet time before beddie, reading with Daddy.

{Product Endorsement} Petunia Pickle Bottom Bags for Mom's of Multiples!

I usually don't so this sort of thing, but I was more than thrilled when I received an email advertising Petunia Pickle Bottom's new line of Boxy Backpack diaper bags specifically designed for moms of multiples! Finally!  It is called the Abundance Boxy Backpack, and it's full of spaces to make things a bit easier when going out on the town with your little bundles of joy.  I scored  a PPB Boxy Backpack a few years ago at their semi-annual Outlet Sale (well before I was ever even pregnant, cuz, well, they are just GORGEOUS), and then several more purchases followed.  Shortly after having twins, however, I soon realized that my sassy, stylish Cross Town Clutch that I just had to have may have well have been a change purse. There was no way I could stuff everything I'd need for two babies in there!  Cute, but sooo not practical for this momma of multiples.

Then along comes this new bag.  Perfect, roomy and like always, stunning.    Yes, a diaper bag can be stunning. Don't believe me?  Check out their website.  I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on my bag.  Weird, but true.  And it's totally worth the money, you'll get more than your money's worth out of this product. They take a beating, and when you're covered in 2 times the poop and spit-up, you'll still feel confident that you *appear* to have it all together! So if you know anyone expecting 2 or more, send this idea their way (or better yet, it'd make a great shower gift!) Or, just go ahead and treat yourself to one.  We deserve it, right? Anything to make life with twins a little easier.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What a mess...

Can someone please tell me how and when your little ones started using silverware?

Is there a trick I'm missing here? A certain food that's easy to start out with?

Almost, but not quite.

My poor table!

I really think he's trying, here.

When all else fails, use your fingers.

Just look at this face.  Are you kidding me?

Hey! He's got it!

Look at those hands!  Yuck!

Pretty proud of himself, even though he got more on him than in him.

As you can imagine, the twins went right in the tub after this event.
(and the silverware went back in the drawer for a few more months.)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Nothing Like Grandpa's Goulash

Day four of the hunger strike.
This kid wouldn't ingest anything other than milk.

We tried, oh how we tried.
Maple yogurt, gourmet grilled bologna and cheese, panko chicken fingers with homemade honey mustard sauce.
Boy, was Wesley stubborn.
...that is, until Grandpa's goulash came along.

Four servings later, this is what he looked like!
Wesley with a goulash goatee.
What do you mean Wesley ate my seconds?