Growing up too fast....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Frosty the Snowwomen TURN TWO






Cant believe you are two! Where has time gone?! You sported your snowman hat well.....for the few seconds they were on. You know it's bad when you plan your kids birthday party theme around a bag full of $2.00 holiday plates and accessories that I purchased from a garage sale in JULY!(they were all in their original plastic in case some of you were wondering if they were opened:)Lara sewed the buttons on their white onesie and I put together their hats. Thanks to good ole Duncan Hines boxed cake mix and Google for finding the easiest SNOWMAN cake recipe. I think I spent more time on covering the cardboard box for the cake to lay on! We had family and our good friends over for the girls second birthday celebration. Thanks to all who came to share this two year mile marker in their lives. Sadie and Trista you are both loved so unconditionally.
Trista- I LOVE.....
how you give us big smiles showing your precious dimples
how you are usually first awake talking in the morning
how independent you are
to watch you give kisses to your sister
how you say "daddy" when Chris comes thru the front door
how you say the word balloon-"ba-luddleluddle"
how you take Rocky his bowl and want him eat
how you'll bring me a book and crawl up in my lap
it when you give me kisses
your little double chin when you sleep in your car seat
ALL 25 lbs of you. Love, mom and dad
SADIE- I LOVE......
how you are so quick to give mommy and daddy kisses
the smile you get on your face when you see me or daddy first thing in the morning
your sneaky smile when you know you shouldn't be doing something
how you pat your sisters back if she's crying
how you rubbed my back the to other day when I asked
how you are such a thinker and observer
how you would help me when Trista was potty training:)
ALL 25.5 lbs of you! Love, mom and dad

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just killin' time

Trista on LEFT SADIE on RIGHT
Just when you thought there was not one more possible thing these girlies needed-----well, GLOVES!
To buy or not to buy? They enjoyed the snow until they got a running start down the hill which ended in a face plant and snow all over their hands and face. NOT COOL, MOM! Would it really be necessary to buy gloves for the 2 times it will snow in Tenn. See, their little coats they have on are actually 18months size- I'm squeezing them into them since buying new ones for this season would just be silly. Although, all I would have to do is mention the word to Mimi or JuJu and POOF- they would have em! Mom, I think you did ask if they needed coats and they are fine but didn't realize they wouldn't like the snow on their hands. We desperately needed some fresh air time today. Chris sold the auction car last week which left us home bound for 5 days practically. It wasn't so bad since we were in the middle of potty training. Then on Monday we got a Blizzard, by TN terms, and Chris felt it would be safer to take the cruiser. Okay hun, I know you want any excuse to drive in the snow/ice. We did have a car here but then thought ahead and pictured myself cramming two car seats into a tiny Mits.Eclipse sports car......NOT!
Aren't they just the cutest little snuggle bunnies. Poor Trista, any more snot running down that nose and she would boot Rudolph right out of his spot. The only part dreaded of winter-----runny noses and the cold.......and being stuck inside most of the time.

SADIE
TRISTA
SADIE
The only problem with playing outside in the snow and potty training is the double decker layers you have to peel when they say those sweet little words, "Pe Pe"! Once they've gone on the potty then it turns to a resounding, "PEE PEE" followed by "COOKIE"
Did I mention yet that we are potty training?;) Trista decided to jump back on board yesterday and this will be day two of no diaper except for naps and nighttime. She surrendered her duties of clapping and emptying Sadie's pee pee to tooting her own horn- we'll see how long it lasts. They are comfortable sitting on the big potty and go several times a day but we do have a little problem.......#2 is still SCARY to them. We are working on that. Thanks to me and my quick hands I have swooped in and caught several in mid air with the little potty- whew..... but enough about their bowel movements. Moms, this is challenging stuff! With two I am running constantly back and forth to the bathroom. And yesterday Trista needed to go, Sadie didn't like that Trista needed to go and ran to the potty and sat down...with her pants on(she didn't even need to go). Mommy was trying to stir the veggies so they wouldn't burn and Trista couldn't reach the big potty so she pee'd down her leg. I felt so bad and definitely scolded Sadie for dominating the little throan!
After coming in from the snow and stripping down to the bare minimum Trista decided that bare bun's and warm vent would do just the trick. What can I say, my kids would love to be naked rather than clothed. Sorry Trista for exposing your "chandelier" as my aunt would call it-HA!Never heard it refered to as that before.Until next time just wanted you to know whats been happen to kill time.
TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY- SADIE AND TRISTA TURN TWO!
Doing a special dinner with just the family. Hmmmm I wonder where we'll go.

THATS ONE WAY TO THAW THOSE BUNS, HUN!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

For the birds!


SHE(TRISTA) WEARS THEM PROUDLY-Until Tinkerbell gets wet!
SADIE
This potty training is frankly for the birds. This would be much easier in the summer where they can just streak all over the backyard. Its 20degrees outside and they dont want to put their clothes back on sometimes after going potty. Clothes are overrated anyway!
We should have invested in M&M stock. Actually they were eating so many in a day that I went and got the mini one's. Seems to be perfect motivation for Sadie.
Sadie figured that if she just dribbles a little every five minutes she gets more candy-smarty pants. She will come tell me that she has to go, pull her pants down herself, pee, empty in the big potty and the grand finale of waving and saying "bu-bye to it as it goes down the toilet. I told Chris our water bill is going to be crazy with all the flushes. Trista is on strike! Our strong willed child did good for a couple days and then decided she didn't want to go potty anymore. She just says "Na" She thought that if she just sat on the potty and didn't do anything that she'd still get an M&M, gummie fruit(the ones you left mom) or a sticker. Multiple rewards tends to help them stay focused- Trista anyway. I must say they've both gone on the big potty which will eliminate the potty chair all together.
Thanks to my other mom's of muliples that can relate- your advice has been so helpful- this is an exhausting task! Maybe its better that its one at at time- for my sanity.
So proud of them both. Trista we'll try again in a week or when she seems ready.

Titi and Uncle Bill come to visit



Titi and Uncle Bill
It was so good to see you. The trip was so quick. Thank you for coming all that way.
Thank you for their birthday money-they have quite a stash in savings!
Titi the girls loved sitting on your lap as you read to them and counting all the coins you brought for their piggy banks. I wish you could be around them more.
Love you both. Miss you.