Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sugar and Spice

Having a little girl is a wonderful thing, but I never imagined myself a mom to a daughter. When I found out I was pregnant with twins I was sure that I was going to have boys. Growing up I always imagined having boys. I always thought it would be wonderful to have boys and girls but I didn't think it would happen. I've never been a girly girl. I never really played with dolls, more stuffed animals. I never wore make-up until I went to college. (Even now I'm good if I manage to put on mascara before I leave the house.) Sometimes I'm more comfortable in a group of men rather than women.

And have you noticed all the things that can be done with a little girls hair?

This makes my heart beat faster and my palms get sweaty. I've NEVER been able to braid. I really tried when I was younger but pretty much gave up. How am I ever going to be able to do a cute little hair do on my little girl? I guess I need to start practicing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weekend Morning Breakfast

Growing up my mom would make us cottage cheese pancakes. I know, gross right? Well, no, they are actually really good and good for you. I guess we were typical kid eaters and she was always looking for a way to get us to eat more protein. Now that my kids are at that age we have been looking for ways to give them more protein too.
I tell ya, these things are LOVED at my house. S and E ate a combined 8, last Sunday. Yes, my 14 month old twins ate 8 pancakes. Granted these aren't as big as normal pancakes and are lighter too but still, you can't cut them up fast enough. They are light and creamy and great with applesauce or with bananas mixed in.
I recently inherited the recipe book that they came from complete with magazine clippings from my mom. The book is called Feed Me I'm Yours and I guess it is still in print.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Rocks!

It feels like spring in my neck of the woods. I know we can expect a huge snow storm at any time, but for now I'm sure enjoying the 70 degree weather. S and E are enjoying it too.
After an at least 3 month long hiatus from the outdoor world they are rediscovering nature. S now cries if you try to go outside without him. He will try to crawl out the sliding glass door when I let the dog out. He is an deck loving almost 14 month old. E on the other hand likes to go outside but isn't as adamant as her brother.
They have also discovered rocks. I should have known that toddlers love rocks, being an elementary school teacher and even 5th graders love rocks. Last week we sat next to the driveway and played with the rocks for at least 15 minutes. S rolled them down the driveway, banged them together, and tasted them. E, being the little girl that she is, just picked them up and put them down.
I foresee many warms days sitting in the rocks. As long as they don't hit each other with them or throw them at each other I will be happy to sit there.
(We've also dusted off our wonderful jogging stroller for some walks!)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wow... long break

I just recently refound this missing blog. I couldn't remember my URL and definetely couldn't remember the password. I have been feeling like I'm censoring what I'm writing on my "family" blog and I felt like I needed a place to write freely. All of this happens to be why I started this blog in the first place.

Here is a quick update of the last almost 2 years:
I got pregnant... with twins.
A boy and a girl
They were born 6.5 weeks early (E's water broke, I then went on hospital bedrest for about a week and then I developed pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.)
Little girl, E, was in the NICU for about 3 weeks.
Little boy, S, was in for almost 8.
They are now almost 14 months old and doing wonderfully.

I LOVE LOVE being a mom. I still have to work, full time, but I'm so happy when I come home and I have two of the best distractions. They are silly, silly people at this age. Babbling and SCREAMING, but oh so fun.