Monday, October 24, 2011

If you build it they will come!

September 7, 20011
I LOVE farmhouse tables! There is just something beautiful in the simple rustic look. There is only one problem....They are expensive! Not that they aren't worth it I just don't have $3,000 for a table! So My handy Husband and Dad built one for us and they did a FANTASTIC job!
Getting started
working hard



Back in the U.S.!!!!!!

At the end of August my family moved back from Australia. They are currently staying with us until they get settled.
Welcome Home!!!


August 11, 2011
You heard me right WE MOVED!!!!!
We LOVE the area of town we moved to and feel so blessed to have a new home!
We had some "trouble" getting it rented out but we have since rented it out and are VERY thankful!!!!!

Ezra thought the big truck was pretty awesome!

This cracked me up!
Man moving is hard with kids!!!! Now if only I could get everything unpacked!

Photo helper

Ezra know how important to me photos are so he does his best to help me obtain good photos
Here are his methods.....
The lay on top of you till you scream and cry method....
The step on you method and the squeeze you method....
The wiggle when the babies are sitting nice for a picture method....
And the help your brother feel happy by showing him the car then SMACK HIM IN THE FACE WITH IT method.
I need a new helper!

Birthday Babies

Happy Birthday to my sweet babies!

It's so hard to believe that my babies are ONE!!!

They pull each others hair, knock each other down, take each others food but on their birthday morning I was tandem nursing them and they held hands. It was so sweet! I hope they will have a wonderful bond not only to each other but with all of their siblings.

Levi- Knows how to walk but won't. If he is holding one of your hands he will walk all around and has even taken some steps on his own. He signs milk, more and please. He LOVES Mommy, I think he would nurse all day if I let him. He loves to eat!!! He likes to play cars and with whatever other toy big brother will let him play with. He is such a sweet boy but knows how to through a fit! He is a go with the flow no need to be in the spotlight kind of a guy. He wakes up first, almost everyday.

My Dearest Levi,You are so sweet and happy. I love to hear you trying to talk, ssss, dada, dog....I love when we get to have one on one time. I love our snuggle times and wish I had more time to just hold you. I am thankful that I have you as a son! I LOVE you more than you will ever know!!!
Happy Birthday Levi Boy!

Lucy-"Hun?" Yes, this is what she says all the time! It's really funny.."Hee, hun, ha, (laugh and clap her hands...she thinks she's cool) he, ha, hun." She is ALWAYS saying something....typical girl. She walks all of the time, very, very rarely she will crawl. When I feed her and Levi she will always dump the food out. She signs more, please and milk....Sometime when I'm feeding L&L and ask them to sign more please one will sign please and the other will sign more.....Having a twin can be handy! She LOVES Daddy! When Daddy comes home from work if he doesn't pick her up right aways she has a total melt-down!

My Dearest Lucy,
What a ham you are! You love attention and people love to give it to you! I love our alone moments when you rest your little head on my shoulder and pat my back as I pat yours and say ahhhh, Daddy loves it too. You are such a funny little girl. I love being your Mom!

Happy Birthday Lula!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Family Reuion

I was so glad we were able to go to the Waldron family reunion! We haven't been able to go in a few years so it was so good to see everyone and catch up a bit!!! It just so happened to be Levi and Lucy's birthday that day....I think they had a great day getting tons of attention from everyone. This is my Dad's extended side of the family so we are a big group even if we were missing over half the group! My Dad's Aunt Audrey did a great job and everyone had fun!
The birthday babies
Our family color was yellow and I didn't have anything for Lucy to wear so I made her a skirt out of a old 80s shirt.
The Birthday boy
My cousin Carleen's little guy Eli
He was the one blessed the same day as L&L....If any of you keep tabs on the blog.
The Birthday girl
Ezra playing with the pirate money
Mommy and her babies
Having fun!
We went to the reunion as a day trip so we were all tired when we got home! Here are a few pictures of our sweet little ones right before bed.
Daddy and Lucy
Levi and Mommy
They love each other ;)

One Year.....

August 7, 2011
This past year has been the most wonderful, awful, fun, crazy, sleepless, amazing year of my life!!! I MADE IT!!! On those nights where there was NO sleep and I thought I might die and those days where all I did was nurse babies ALL DAY/NIGHT LONG, I would say to myself...If I can just make it to the year mark, things will be easier....Thankfully it is easier, still challenging but in a different way. I get more sleep...anything is better than NONE!!! I don't nurse all day, although Levi would if I let him. The thing that makes me saddest is that I was so busy all the time taking care of someone or something that I didn't get to enjoy my sweet babies as much as I wish I would have! Anyone who is having multiples here is my advice to you....CHILL OUT! Let your house be a little messy. Don't feel like you are neglecting one baby if you are holding the other(I ALWAYS feel guilty trying to make everything even). Enjoy your time!!! I spent so much of my time feeling bad...I'm holding Lucy, but oh, I should hold Levi...or poor Ezra he's watching T.V. again, I should read him a book or play a game with him. I am only one person and I've done the best that I know how. Many times I feel like the worst mother in the world. I'm not....I hope not...I'm not, there are some really bad ones on the news. I love my kids and I love my husband!!! This is really good because we've spent A LOT of time together in our little house. In the past year really the only place I go by myself with the kids is to church. This is not an exaggeration....I just think how could I protect all three of them if someone were to come up to me with a gun? It's also not fun to take three tiny kids places by myself. Ezra has been amazing! of course he gets jealous at times but all and all he has been so patient! He will ask me for something and I will ask him to hold on while I feed one baby or change another and most of the time he just says "Ok mom." This morning I was SO tired and he was saying "Mom, Mom, get up!" I said, Ezra Mommy needs a minute to get up." And he sweetly ran along to play with Lucy and Levi. SWEETHEART!!! Don't get me wrong he can throw the biggest fits but all in all he is SO sweet natured. WE MADE IT ONE WHOLE YEAR!!!! Yay for us!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What do you do on a bad day?

July 26, 2011
I was having a bad was not fun to me at all! As I sat there feeling down, I looked over at my babies enjoying life and eating their kidney beans. I decided to stop feeling down and enjoy the beauty in my little messy babies.......

So what do you do on a bad day?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Levi's first hair cut

July 22, 2011
The "Mad Scientist"

Mommy and her handsome boy

"Take a picture of me Daddy!"