Sunday, February 27, 2011

my weekend

The babies have been sick again and Ezra had a really bad fever the last couple of days.  So, my weekend was spent cuddling this sick little boy...
 Chasing around this crazy (and sick) little girl...
And of course hanging out with this favorite guy... (he was thinking i was crazy for taking his picture just now...) and he is also feeling sick btw

Ezzy got so bad we even took him to the doctor this morning...but of course they said just let it run it's course.  no ear infection or anything else they can do anything about.  poor thing was so miserable yesterday and this morning - he just sat on my lap and didn't play or eat or anything. luckily i actually think he's starting to feel better now.  i can hear him banging pots and pans in the kitchen as i type.

it is just sad to watch them suffer and not be able to do anything about it.  being a mom is hard! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

a sweet movie

Today we watched Ramona and Beezus and it was such a cute movie.  Probably one of the best movies I've seen in a really long time.  No swearing (other than "GUTS"), no sexual innuendos, no violence.  Just a really cute and funny movie with a real family with two parents in the home and good family values.  I usually end up getting up and doing stuff around the house while a movie is on just because I don't care to watch most movies anymore.  This one was enjoyable (and refreshing) to watch.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"the" twins

 I love having twins.  I love seeing how unique they each are (and knowing it is their personalities because they are being raised the same).  It is so fun to have a boy and girl and see how they interact with each other and with everyone around them.  I think one of the very best things about having twins is that they always have a playmate.  If one of them is sleeping while the other is awake they simply don't know what to do with themselves.  They usually end up wandering around whining and bored.  I'm just so thankful that they have each other and I hope they're always close.

Interestingly I don't find myself calling them "the twins" much, if at all. I usually call them "the babies" or by their names. I don't mind AT ALL when other people refer to them that way. I think being a twin will always be a big part of their identity and should be because it's really special. I guess I just don't want them to feel like their "twinhood" is their only identity and I want to make sure I recognized them for their own individuality.

Anyway, their differences fascinate me. Take something as simple as eating for instance. Here are some pictures of them in their high chairs a couple of days ago. I don't know if you can tell, but Ezra's tray is so neat and tidy and he was picking up each piece of food with his two fingers one at a time.  Eden's, on the other hand, is so messy and crazy.  She thought the peas were fun to squish all over her hands and tray and hair.  Her facial expression in this picture explains it all.

They are so funny.  These next pictures I just had to post because, well, they're adorable :)


we found the cutest park a couple of blocks from us (on Almond if any of you are near us and want to check it out). we took the kids there on friday after josh got home from work. it was so much fun to watch E & E explore. while we were there a couple came with their set of twin boys who are about a month  than our kids so that was fun too. 

this was taken right after miss independent ran off and bonked her head on the cement :(
look ma, i'm swinging (not too sure about it)

hehehe she did NOT like the swings.  love her hair though.

she loves the freedom

he found the moon!

blueberry pie

 Last year we were surprised to discover that our funny bushes out back were blueberry bushes. They produced a ton of fruit and we're still using the berries that we froze. I actually like them a lot more now that we grow them (before I wasn't a big fan). This weekend I decided to try to make my very first blueberry pie. It turned out pretty darn well, especially with vanilla ice cream!