Growing up too fast....

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Wishes and a fabulous New Year!



Merry X-mas to all and to all a good night. Family and Friends we love you all. Thank you for letting us share our lives with you. See you next year.



We leave for Walla Walla on Thursday and will have plenty of pictures to share when we return. First time for all the 9 cousins to be together on Glenda's side. We cant wait. Walla Walla here we come.

Just a few highlights

Highlights.....
and lowlights
Once I mashed the cake down- they devoured it.

Their birthday has almost felt like an Indian Wedding. It lasted not just one day but days! What a great first birthday. We had a nice evening with family members and my wonderful neighbor who has been such a huge help this past year. Trista and Sadie got so many nice things. Juju got them their first table and chairs. Mimi got them their first suitcase. Lots of adorable outfits(Stacey you are gonna love shopping for your baby girl)Mom came over early to help me get things ready(the meal) while I tackled the cake. Pretty proud of my first cake decorating task but I am already getting nervous because next years will have to top this years and so on and so on for the next how many years?:) Thank you everyone for coming.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Two Special Girls deserved a Special Breakfast

Now you see it

Now you don't!

I made them Whole wheat waffles and they devoured it. In fact they ate two waffles with applesauce. Sure beats the old mundane oatmeal and mashed fruit for breakfast.Obviously today was more of a deal for me than it was them but we did have a good day. Thank you Titi for their $$- we drove by the bank and deposited it into their savings account and their cards occupied them while I made their breakfast this morning. I had made cupcakes and took them to the nursing staff at Hendersonville Hospital and the two leftover I thought they would be interested in but no such luck. By 7:00pm and a full tummy of milk they did not want any cake to go with it....so to bed they went.They were born at 10:52(sadie) and 10:53pm(trista). I'm almost tempted to wake them up just to squeeze them and tell them Happy Birthday & that I love them and how happy they've made our lives!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Breakfast with Santa


Potential boyfriends! Here are 9 month old Colin and Ryan.

Sadie not phased by the "man with the white beard" and Trista desperately would like to recommend he dye his somewhat yellow beard white!
We went to the annual Potato(parents of twins and triplets organization) Breakfast with Santa this morning. The girls were so well behaved and were mesmerized by all the kids that looked alike! There were 25 families(well over 150 people)and boy was it fun to watch. I've been involved with Potato and am so thankful for the wonderful friends I've made. I attend their monthly meeting which is very informative and sometimes just a gathering of talkative moms that are so eager,like myself, for a break and to leave the house.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

We really aren't that vain


You cant tell they are excited about their shirts can you?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh the weather outside is frightful.......


Sadie on Left Trista on right



.....but inside it's so delightful
Two little girls having fun
Turning one, turning one, turning one
I sat down to do some B-day party planning and couldn't help but get teary eyed about the whole thing.This year has had challenges,required tons of patience and given us many rewards- thanks to the support of my family and POTATO- ladies I couldn't do it without your help! Motherhood is the hardest job I've ever done. Harder than any contract written or any 10 hour day at work. Mom- thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for the first few years of my life that I could not say it myself. All the diaper changes,the rocking to sleep, washing out those cloth diapers,my oh my! Thank you for making me crushed ice when I was sick, packing my lunch and picking me up early from school when I had started "womanhood" to go out to eat and have fun.All the sacrifices you both made- I love you mom and dad!
We are so excited about their birthday party. I've planned a small, intimate gathering with family. Chris has worked hours on the zillion's of pictures taken and I must admit that I took it upon myself to write the girls a poem! (pictures to follow after the 20th)
Trista just jabbers away in a language of her own and Sadie is starting to move with her hands and feet instead of crawling but I am hoping that they can hold off till AFTER our Christmas trip to Walla Walla. Their cute pink birthday hats were made by Aunt Erin- I was so wishing they would keep them on but no such luck. Their birthday is Tuesday, the 15th but we wont have the b-day party till the 20th so special family members can be here- Lara and Grandparents Carlson.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving with the Thurmon(d) Gilley Gang







Two people and 65 years later and you have one big crowd. We had 30 people around the Thanksgiving dinner table. The girls ate plenty of stuffing,lima beans and sweet potatos. It would not be Thanksgiving with this gang if there was not aThanksgiving day football game or waldorf salad. Yummy! The girls were carted around by the Krueger cousins and I enjoyed it cause it was like having an army of nannies! Hope you all enjoyed your turkey or tofurky day. Aunt Faye, we love you- so glad you joined us for Thanksgiving. I'm sure you are ready to be home and have a break off your feet.