Just some photos of the cutest (almost) three year olds I know.
L- Cate, R-Lucy Cutest hoodies ever (those mittens are the pockets!) from Kiabi.
L-Cate, R-Lucy (if you want to know what they are reading you can read about them here.)
They are SO funny. They make faces all day long (see 2nd photo). They also make me laugh all day long. They sing a LOT.
Love books,baths, hoodies,snacks, Barney. They are practicing their right to say (yell?!?!) "NO!".
Cate likes to point at me, furrow her brow, yell "NO!" and then immediately say "I SY MOMMY!".
I love them so much it makes my heart hurt.
Happy Wednesday,sweet friends.
Back tomorrow with a Project Life post and giveaway.
at almost 2 1/2 years old..
They never make me laugh.
Okay, who am I kidding. I might be biased...but they are the cutest things on God's green earth.
In my house...things like this really happen on a regular basis. Randomly.
And this is why i never. Never ever ever ever x100 want people to say "they feel sorry for me".
It's one of those random things people say when they see us out. Four girls? And TWINS? Oh. I feel sorry for you.
It's AWESOME to have them in my life.
Exhausting...but thoroughly awesome.
it's been a while since i've shared photos of the babies/twinners (bahaha) and talked about what they are up to.
these photos are from a while back at the corn maze. i never shared them and i wanted to today.
so...i know everyone thinks they have the cutest baby in the world. but honest to blog I DO. i have the cutest babies in the entire universe. and that is a fact.
i mean...just look at them!
they are HILARIOUS. and wild. they are into everything. they climb and throw and destroy. they are baby godzillas.
they can destroy our home in 10 seconds flat. and they do so on a daily (hourly?) basis.
they love snacks.
and bath time.
and elmo. they love each other so much.
unless they are beating each other up. yes. they are like the 2 stooges. face slapping,tackling,hair pulling, licking. it is out of control.
they have insane amounts of hair. crazy hair.
their favorite words are NO and CWY(color). they like to point and yell no at us in surround sound. it's pretty awesome. not.
they are picky and stubborn. they don't talk much so i usually can't figure out what they are mad about. but they get MAD.
they say "sheshe" and "cake" for lucy and cate.
they freak out if we separate them. i once tried to take ONE baby to the grocery store and an epic meltdown ensued. i took both. if cate wakes up from nap first, i take her downstairs and she spends the entire time walking around with a furrowed brow,tilted head,and puzzled facial expression saying "sheshe? sheshe?".
they think that they can do everything themselves. and they do not like you telling them otherwise.
they like to clean up clean up (deedup deedup) with a baby wipe. they will go full "cinderelley" and wipe the floor all day. they also like to throw random things in the trash. which is helpful. :)
they love music and dancing.
and their big sisters.
they like to kiss you on the lips while holding your face in their little hands.
they can throw themselves to the floor, limbs flailing,angrily screaming,limp noodling...like nothing i've ever seen before.
and in one week from tomorrow they will be two.
how did that happen? y'all i can't even tell you how much i love them. they are so precious. our lives have been so changed by them. they are exhausting and beautiful.
i love you cate and lucy.
Note:Make sure to check the crop winners I posted this morning, y'all!
This weekend,as I mentioned,it was just me and the babies.It was seriously weird. And quiet. But really fun. We blew LOTS of bubbles. And danced,and snuggled,and sang The Itsy Bitsy Spider 23428340283 times. And blew more bubbles.
I don't think they knew what to do with themselves. I'm not sure if they wondered where the big girls were, or if they just LOVED having me all to themselves!
I decided it was time to get out my "real camera" and document how cute they are right now. Their facial expressions slay me.I mean really...the eyebrows. The mouths...I die.
Here are some of my favorite shots from the weekend. Lucy is in the left in all of the table shots,and Cate is on the right.
In the outside shots,Lucy is in the yellow and Cate is in the pink.
18 months old is the best age in the WORLD. Hands down. I forget every time and I fall in love with this age all over again.
Chubby legs running, slobbery kisses,snugggles,chattering,laughing.The BEST.
On another note,yes I'm around and okay. I've been out of town 2 weekends in a row...finding a house in RI (having bad luck there),finishing the school year,preparing for a visit from BB,etc etc.
I am just fine but I've started having ocular migraines again. This tells me I'm pushing myself...and I know that. I'm taking the necessary measures to make sure I take care of my girls and me, and that means not blogging as much. I simply can't do it ALL and I have to accept that. So I hope you will excuse my intermittent presence here.
Thanks for those of you who have checked on me. I swear I have the most compassionate blog readers and friends in the world.
it's a joy to be able to witness 2 almost 18 months old feel the sand under their toes for the first time.
it's a treat to watch the sand move under their legs as the tide comes in and to see the complete and utter confusion on their little faces.
there is nothing...and i mean NOTHING cuter than chubby baby legs and swimsuits.
watching a baby accidentally eat sand for the very first time is hilarious.
cate found it hilarious too.
and i have to tell you...there is major satisfaction to be found in the simple act of taking your four children to the beach without your husband's help.
it was a major i CAN do it moment! yes...the bigs were there, but i didn't get any photos because they were frolicking in the ocean and i couldn't leave the babies for a second. :)
hope your monday is beautiful,blessed,and productive.
How in the world are they almost a year and a half old?
Y'all...I know I am biased but they are so so precious. They giggle and kiss and dance all day long. I am just absolutely in love with them. Their favorite thing to do right now is kiss.
They start about a foot away from me and say "nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnUH!" and on the UH they give me a big smackeroo on the mouth. They smooch and hug each other all day long.
Also they pull hair and slap each other all day long. That's not so nice. We are working on "BEING SOFT".
They make a mess everywhere. Anything they can reach they WILL pick up and move. I just found a box of quinoa in the bathtub.
The other day i found one of my flats in my shower. They hide in one of the kitchen cabinets and think it is hilarous.
Baby proofing? Has taken on a WHOLE new meaning with these two.
They also love bath time. The splashing and giggling is out of control during baths. I swear I'm going to have to start wearing a raincoat. HA!
She loves making exaggerated facial expressions. Her favorite is her "OH!" face (see above). She makes it any time she is excited, or any time she does something wrong. It makes me laugh every single time.
She doesn't take a binkie but she does this thing we call "monkey mouth". She sucks on her tongue when she's tired or doesn't feel well.
She loves bananas,crackers,and sweet potatoes. She runs really fast with one arm swinging and she dances by not moving her body,but holding her arms up in the air and making her "oh" face.
She gets DOWN when she dances. Literally. Girlfriend bounces so deep her diaper hits the floor.
She says "UH OH" in the most perfect way when she makes a mess or does something naughty.
If i don't put her hair in a top pony she can't see a thing through her mop top and will run into walls.
She talks a LOT. She is the verbal one. Her favorite words right now are: UH OH, Sadie, cracker,cheese,cookie,ni night,mama,dada,harper,car,bye bye bath
She still loves her binkie.
The other thing that they are way into right now is saying "cheeeeeeese!". Here's a video of them right now.Y'all I love them so much I can't take it. Twins are just so much fun.
Happy Tuesday friends. Hope it's beautiful and blessed.
on saturday afternoon, both of my baby girls took their first steps.
cate first...she let go of my fingers with a grin firmly in place. and she took two wobbly steps before collapsing in my arms with a giggle.
lucy girl was next. she took two lunging steps, interrupting jimmy right as he was saying "who knows when she'll walk with those thunder thi....".
i remember harper's first steps (to jimmy, in her bedroom at 12 months old) and sadie's first steps (to my mother-jimmy was deployed-at 10 months old). i remember them like they were yesterday. but they weren't.
and as the girls walked to me, i tried to hide my teary eyes with loud laughter and whoops of joy. but a tear or two escaped as it hit me-
"these are the last first steps i will witness".
and i think i am okay with that, but it breaks my heart a little bit.
i know there will be so many more firsts. so many more. but for a moment i wanted to treasure THESE first steps. savor them, revel in them, imprint them in my memory.
the day both of my babies walked.my last babies.
now? on to something new. :) BABY CAGES. just kidding. sort of. leashes?