Thursday, August 28, 2008


I just went to Sam's to pick up some groceries, and obviously, things I'm craving. Sam's might have the best Hummus and Salsa ever, I love it!! I thought I'd share just in case it sounded good to anyone else!
Oh, and thank you Sam's Club for being in business not only for the Small Business, but for the Large Family as well. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Coming Soon....

Twin Baby Belly Pics starting at 26 weeks :)

Chaos And Cupcakes

Well, we did it. We gave the "Back To Preschool" cupcakes a try, and they didn't turn out to bad! The girls had a lot of fun, especially Ella, she loves this kind of stuff. The biggest lesson of the day?

Never trust a 2yr old (especially 2yr old twins) with a tube of icing. When the tube is squeezed to hard, the other end explodes. That's no lie.

But all in all it was good for the girls. They loved putting the icing on the "chalkboards." And they also loved eating all the ingredients along the way. I also may or may not of had 2 cupcakes during this whole process.

Definitely a little chaotic, but fun. Can't wait to bake for the holidays!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back To School Baking

I have been thinking about doing some "Back to Preschool" cupcake baking with the girls, to just add to Ella's excitement. I know, baking cupcakes with two 2yr olds? I'm fearless that way. I found these darling cupcakes here, and we are going to give it a shot. The recipe doesn't look to daring, I'll have to keep in mind that ours might not look exactly like the picture :). Here's the recipe:

Yellow, green, and white frosting
Red Skittles or M&M's
Small plastic bag
Rubber band or twist tie
Chocolate-covered graham crackers
White Good & Plenty candies

1. Cover the cupcakes with yellow frosting and allow them to sit for an hour before decorating. Dab each red Skittle or M&M with a bit of green frosting for the apple's leaf, then set them aside.

2. Put a tablespoon or two of white frosting into a small plastic bag for piping. Cut a very small hole in a corner of the bag, twist the top of the bag closed, and secure it with a rubber band or twist tie. Piping the frosting gently out of the hole, write messages on the chocolate-covered graham crackers. Leave space at the bottom of the cookie, where it'll be stuck into the cupcake.

3. Cut a groove in the cupcake's frosting with a knife, then fit a blackboard into the groove. Add one Skittle or M&M apple and a piece of Good & Plenty chalk, as shown.

I'll be sure to post the outcome of ours, I think we will do it tomorrow or Thursday. Happy Baking!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Reese Olivia

I had to post these pics of Reese. I just love the one of her picking up the rocks, she was having a blast throwing them into the pond. And my favorite, this is what Reese does when you tell her to "smile!" for a picture. I think it is the cutest thing I've seen her do in a while. She has changed & grown so much over the past 3 months. She has the funniest & sweetest personality......what a little cutie. (not that I'm partial!)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Walk In The Park w/ Some Random Thoughts

We went to Cox the other day and the girls had a blast. It's definitely a place we need to get to more often. Lately I keep looking at them and thinking, "holy cow, there will be 5 soon!" I wonder how Ella, Reese & Charlotte will react, how it will make them feel, how they will deal with the change, how 2 more will change us as a family, and the questions go on and on....who will the new twins look like, what will their personalities be like, and will we ever have a bathroom big enough for 5 girls to get ready for school in the morning!? :) I know God has all those little questions worked out, and that this was the plan all along. I am so thankful and feel extremely blessed that He would give us 2 more....oh I can't wait to hold these new little babies! It will be so fun to see the older girls act like little mommies to the new babies, especially Ella, she is going to love being a helper. Anyway, just some random thoughts running through my tend to have these crazy ramblings when you go from 1 to 3 to 5 !!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pregnancy and The Fitting Room

It's like I didn't know I had been growing until I walked into that little room and started trying on clothes. While pregnancy is an absolute miracle and is beautiful in so many ways, I kept asking myself, "what happened here!?" Oh the funny little moments of pregnancy....:) Can't wait to meet these new little ones!

Friday, August 22, 2008


This is how I found Reese & Charlotte the other day during nap time. They never get in each others bed, so I was surprised to find them like this. It was too cute, I had to get some pics of it. I love that they love being together, definitely a strong bond between these girls. I still can't figure out why there is a croc in there!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Too Cute

Restoration Hardware has a new baby line. Seriously, it is sooo stinkin cute. Go here.

Summer Fun

We have definitely had a full summer. There have been lots of parks, tons of time at the pool, and a trip to the lake. The girls have had a lot of fun, and it has been a great few months with them. I am however looking forward to the trees changing color :). Here are a few pics.
Have you ever been this tired? This is Charlotte after an afternoon on the boat, she seriously just passed out, this is what we call "sleeping hard!"

Ella in her life jacket, she thought it was the biggest deal ever!

Reese & Daddy

Reese and Charlotte at the park

Ella getting some energy out in the fountains

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Here We Go

I'm going to give blogging a shot! I have always said that I won't have time, and I won't update, but it's time to give it a try :). So here we are, as of right now. In 3 months we are expecting our second set of twin girls, which will bring us to 5 savvy little women :)! I really want to blog to not only stay connected to people & keep others updated, but so I can save the moments in this crazy season we are in. It is so easy to forget to take pictures, or not write down funny things they say, and I have so many moments with my girls that I want to remember. So here we go! Enjoy!