A Day in the Life with Barbie #BarbieProject

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On a day last weekend I shared a series of photos on my Instagram Page, chronicling our usual chaotic life. I'd love to say that a typical Saturday for us is laying around in PJs and watching cartoons, yet I don't even remember the last weekend when we didn't have something on the schedule. The photos were A Day in the Life with Barbie, capturing events and play throughout the day, tagged with … [Read more...]

It Wasn’t Me

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Lately I've been finding letters, words and pictures written with PEN on walls and furniture. PEN! I'm super frustrated but adding to that chaos is the response that I get from all girls at once, 'It wasn't me!'. Sometimes you have to resort to trickery to find out who the culprit is. Yet usually ... So, Katelyn, you didn't do this then? Yeah .... right.  . … [Read more...]

We’re Learning

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At the first signs of Spring, I watched the girls bring out their bikes and speed down the street. They still had training wheels on, and I realized that they weren't even trying to balance - they kind of coasted on one side, leaned over and completely supported by the wheel.  "I need to take those off or they'll never learn", I said to my husband.  Despite my husbands hesitation, we took off the training … [Read more...]

My Twins are Six!

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This past weekend we did some celebrating - my twins turned Six! Six is a pretty big number, it's like overnight they turn into school-age children. Taller, stronger, more independent and mature ... Hold me! I'll post more about their birthday soon, yet truth is, I haven't even had time to even go through their photos yet. *someone* {me} decided it would be a good week to do an impromptu bedroom renovation. … [Read more...]

Memorable Birthdays

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My birthday is December 31, and it's always been both a blessing and a curse. As a child, I often felt disappointed that some of my gifts were for both Christmas and birthday, in one. When you are a kid this is a pretty big deal! Then as I got older, I felt that my special day was blurred into the bigger festivity that is New Year’s Eve. Even though my birthday always ended with fireworks, it was always an addition to … [Read more...]

Twin Jealousy is Causing Her Teeth to Fall Out. Maybe.

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It was our last day in Turks and Caicos when my little twinlin Sophia came running up to me, "Mom! My tooth is loose, my tooth is loose!" Ahhh, what a milestone! A first twin tooth, loose, in Turks and Caicos. There's one for the baby book ... er, if I ever work on them, that is. I'm a total failure in that department, but that's another story. Of course with the wiggling of Sophias tooth, twin competition had to … [Read more...]

Bittersweet

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For the first time ever, I walked into the twins bedroom to find this ... They used to share a crib when they were first born, yet since have always slept in their own beds {there's two in the room that they share}. So, this event truly warmed my heart. This is love, true sisterly love. I will cherish this photo always. .... but That very same night the twins asked to have separate baths. Again, another … [Read more...]

Random Signs of Spring

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This week truly felt like the first days of Spring, it's been a beautiful 15 °C! We haven't seen a nice day like this since late September, so it's been a long Winter to say the least. So, what does one do when it's finally nice enough to ditch that Winter coat? Enjoy it, of course! Yet, this nice weather also means a lot of melting. Water everywhere! So obviously, since I'm one of those last minute 'planners', … [Read more...]

The Messes Twins Make

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  There's two to wash, There's two to dry; There's two who argue, There's two who cry. One's in the mud, Having a ball; The other holds a crayon... Another marked wall. Some days seem endless, My patience grows thin. Why did God choose me To be a mother of twins? The answer comes clear- At the end of the day, As I tuck them in bed And to myself I say... There's two to kiss, There's two to … [Read more...]

Get Outside and Play!

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  Finally! Finally we have a break from the freezing weather and I can say those words I love to speak ... "Get outside and play!".     In no way do I believe that Spring it on it's way, yet this break in weather sure makes a person think it is. Back and forth, back and forth - like taking off a bandaid slowly. Just get on with it already, rip it off and bring on the next season! … [Read more...]

Flashback

2011

  The other day I took the twins to a brief doctors appt and snapped a photo with my phone. I then realized that I took a similar photo in 2011, only they were wearing gowns. Flashback!     Let's take a minute to celebrate the technological advancements in phone cameras, the general look of our doctors offices and the improvement in my own shutter skills {what up 2011?!}. The twins? … [Read more...]