These are a couple of videos I took of Charlotte. They are so cute! Charlotte is trying SO hard to talk to us. She is just cooing up a storm, its adorable. I love it! Also, its so funny, she likes to pull up her shirt. haha or her bib or her blanket. Anything she can grab she will pull it up over her head. Anyway, it looks like she's trying to take off her clothes and I tried to get it on video. Not the best one but precious nonetheless!
Friday, November 26, 2010
These are just a couple of random photos I wanted to post and also a couple of Thanksgiving ones. I didn't take many because we had our hands full with babies. But my mom made such a beautiful spread for us. She really pulled through and got into the holiday spirit (or faked it). It was lovely. There was a huge empty spot, however, with my daddy not being here with us. We sure miss him a lot.
Wasn't the table so festive! Thank you mom!
Our beautiful spread of DELICIOUS food! Turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, purple hull peas, brocolli and rice casserole, deviled eggs, rolls, gooey butter cake and pecan pie.... for just the three of us! haha
Charlotte and Mia holding hands.... so sweet!
Poppy and the twins the day before he left for Afghanistan. We love you daddy! And miss you so much!
Posted by Toones at 1:17 PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Mamaw Peg and Papa Skip have been here for 2-3 weeks at a time since August! They drive all the way from Texas to spend this time with the girls and help me take care of them. These are the most wonderful people you will ever meet. These girls are the luckiest little babies in the whole world.
My Papaw Tommy and Nana were in town for a business meeting about a month ago and stopped by for a few minutes to meet our girls. So glad they were able to do that!
Mamaw Peg with her "three angels." If she isn't cooking, she's cleaning. If she's not cleaning, she's working with these girls. Not a single person in the world like her. I love you!
Posted by Toones at 7:29 AM
Monday, November 22, 2010
One of my daughter's peed on me. Yes, that is urine. I guess its my own fault for not changing her diaper BEFORE i feed her a bottle (I usually do it afterward). HA But just thought Id inform everyone Ive been "initiated" haha Thank you Sweet Charlotte!!
Posted by Toones at 12:49 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A lot has gone down in the last couple of days. First of all, my daddy left on Sunday for Afghanistan. He will be gone for 6 months. We were all pretty upset and luckily we had the grandparents here to help with the girls. Please pray for his safe trip and safe return! I will miss you daddy!
Also, the girls had their 4 month checkup yesterday. They are doing just perfect. They weigh 14.5, 14.5 and 14.1, with Mia being the smallest. So they are in the 90th percentile for weight for premie babies and 50th for full term! haha Everything else looked good too and he answered all my questions. We got to start them on cereal last night too. It was so funny. they were super hungry so those tiny bits of cereal just made them mad. They would cry and then I would put some in their mouths and they would sigh in relief and swallow then cry again for more. Sounded like a bag of cats in here! haha They all took the cereal really well. Charlotte wasn't sure about the taste though. She would scrunch her face up like she didn't like it. But she swallowed anyway, guess she was pretty hungry.
The girls slept until 800 the last couple of mornings I am SO happy to report! But since they had their shots yesterday they woke up about 7 this morning. I figured they would though. They had a mild fever last night but they seem to be much better this morning. I dont understand how its possible to love them more and more every single day..... Mom says that you love them more and more everyday until they are about 12 then it goes to less and less! HAHA (She's teasing, but has a point).
We also got Jared's jeep fixed up. Even put in a new clutch. Now we are replacing the windshield and then putting it up for sale (if anyone's interested!). Hopefully it will sell pretty quick and we can cash in on the end of the year car deals.
Its crazy to think this time last year I was pregnant. I didn't know it at the time but its still strange how fast time goes. It's already been a year and three kids later. Thats a pretty big year for me. Lots of new experiences and treasures. All in all, the best year of my life.
Posted by Toones at 7:25 AM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Above is my sweet Mia. She was the first one of her sisters to reach out and play with a toy. I couldn't believe it. Isn't she so gorgeous!
Oh dear. Above is my sweet Abigail, throwing her fits. This girl has so much spirit. She is so funny. In the video she was so tired and we had the lights out which is why the picture isn't great. She was literally fighting sleep. Funny girl!
And here is my sweet Charlotte. I feel bad about "laughing" at her but her hair is something to be seen! Its much better now but back in this video.... hahaha just see for yourself! I love you Charlie!
Posted by Toones at 7:23 PM
Monday, November 8, 2010
The girls are doing so well these days. Im so proud of them. They are getting their pictures taken Thursday and Im so excited. I got them the cutest dresses to wear! They also have their 4 month doctors appointment on the 16th. Mia started actually reaching out and playing with toys last week. I got it on video too! Haha I haven't uploaded it yet though but when I do I will post it. They are talking up a storm too. Its so freakin' cute! They are also blowing bubbles and drooling a lot more these days..... yes teething is just around the corner. I was "alone" with them for the first time on Saturday! I was soo nervous! Jared left for work around 830 that morning and my parents went to Texas for the weekend. But help arrived around 1015 and then left around 1230. Then more help arrived around 2 and stayed until 730 or so. So I wasn't technically alone with them all day. They did so good though! They were just happy sweet girls. I was so relieved. I did realize that I cant feed them and take care of them by myself though. It does actually take one more person. Which is so sad to me. Do you know what it feels like to wake up everyday KNOWING you are not enough to take care of your kids? Its a feeling that can really get you down if you think on it long enough. Im afraid because of that reason I don't have much confidence in myself.
Anyway, Jared's wonderful Jeep's radiator blew this weekend and its leaking fluid. So its gonna cost about 1000 bucks to fix.... nice.... I hate that car. Always have. Anyway I think I will finally be rid of it very soon. We are thinking of selling it or trading it in and getting a Ford Edge. As long as it can fit all three car seats anyway. Which it should. My moms Nissan Murano can and its about the same size. We will look into more this week.
Also, my dad is loading up and heading to Afghanistan for six months. He is supposed to leave on Sunday but hasn't actually gotten his orders yet. I can't believe that he is leaving. We are all pretty stressed about it, especially mom. And since it isn't 100% sure yet we are kinda on this rollercoaster.... should be sad yet.... kind of thing.
Anyway, I have a couple of videos I will post very soon and some pics too. Until then though I will leave you all with the scripture of the day today:
And you shall declare it with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna, blessed be the name of the most high God.
Posted by Toones at 7:43 AM
Sunday, November 7, 2010
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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Every morning while the girls take their morning nap I like to read a random chapter out of the Book of Mormon or Doctrine and Covenants. It helps me set the tone for the day, ya know. And yesterday I thought I would start posting a scripture of the day on here. This way I would be sure not to skip a morning of scripture reading. Kinda holds me accountable so to speak.
I cant believe its already November. This time last year I got pregnant. Seems to have gone by very fast. It still blows my mind that I have three children. They are just such a joy, even with they aren't being.... lets say, joyful. haha
Believe it or not Jared still hasn't been able to get a job with the government or a contractor out here. So looks like Im doomed to be a summer sales wife yet again this coming year. Joy of joys. Not sure how we will be working that out.... Im still praying for a miracle, though my expectations are much lower than they were a year ago.
**Attention all parents of younger children** I apologize in advance. Jared and I have decided NOT to do the Santa Clause bit with our kiddos. Jared doesn't feel right about "lying" to the girls. But I feel like too much of an emphasize is on Santa (this fictional character who is WAY over commercialized) and not enough on Christ- the entire reason for the celebration. I know I just got a ton of gasps from parents all over the world-"I can't believe she's not doing Santa Clause! Those poor kids!" Well hopefully this will rest your weary minds and hearts. We are still doing the presents... Still doing the tree... still doing stockings and candy and songs ect, ect, ect. On Christmas morning there will be presents laid out for my sweet girls. The ONLY difference is it will say "From: Mom and Dad" and not "From: Santa." This way we can focus our attention and energy on stories of Christ and service to other families. And keep our energy away from writing a note to Santa Clause begging and pleading for all of the useless toys they want, explaining how good they've been all year just for a toy. They need to be good because it makes Jesus happy, not Santa.
So anyway, if that explaination doesn't set your hearts and minds at ease then.... tough. HA! They're our kids and this is how we choose to raise them. **Anyway, back to my apology. I will try my very best to explain to the kids that other families play games with their kids about Santa Clause and we mustn't ruin the game for them by telling the secret. I will do EVERYTHING in my power from keeping one of my kids for ruining Christmas for one of yours. HOWEVER, it will inevitably happen and for that, I apologize sincerely in advance.
(*Please don't keep your kids from playing with my kids because your afraid they will let the cat out of the bag*) I mean seriously, I didn't get to believe in Santa very long and I turned out ok. My sis is 4 years older than me so she let me in on the "secret" pretty early on.
Anyway, Im sure MANY of you wonderful moms still disagree with me completely. But again... tough. TeeHeeHee I hope you still love me anyway!
Posted by Toones at 7:00 AM