Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Picking my battles

Since I have become a parent, I have done countless things that I swore I never would. Most to keep my sanity - some to ensure the nuggets safety - some just for pure enjoyment. 
And here's another to add to the list...

I give up! The nuggets want to look outside all day long - and I can't blame them - it's colder than a witches tit out there so we aren't walking and playing outside as much as we want to so of course they are pissed and want to look out the windows and watch the cars, trucks, dogs, and people walk by. 

For a while I kept the front door open so they could see out the glass door but after a few too many close calls of indecently exposing myself (everyone's gets dressed in their dining rooms, right?) to the neighbors - I allowed my children - who love to climb - to climb. 

We now have snack while sitting on the window sill. We play games while arf'inch at pups walking by. We spend at least an hour a day climbing up and down. Go ahead girls - climb on up. 

Want a view of the side yard? 
Here ya go - perfect view from your slide. Climb on up.  

Granted we still gaze out the front door at times - especially when there is a trash or delivery truc... Doesn't get more exciting than that!

They sure are nosy little nugs - I like
to call them town watch - I wonder who they get that from? ;)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday 1/9/2015 4:55 - 5:08pm....

One of our fav games this month is shopping. I give each babe a bag and we "shop" around the house for anything and everything. Our most common purchases are balls, cars, Tupperware, spoons, baby dolls, and puzzle pieces. Every time at least 1 babe attempts to put Tyson in her bag but he never abides. 

Today we start to play and I give each babe a bag - identical bags, of course, as I am not a complete idiot and I know that if even the writing on the bags is remotely different - war will erupt. 

Identical bags is key.

For some reason within 20 seconds of starting to play, little Peyton gets fixated on Sawyer's bag and erupts into body slamming/tuck and roll moves/screaming to get that bag away from her. Now, before this occurred, Sawyer didn't care about her bag at all, but since Peyton now saw her bag as a coveted item, Sawyer too was now extremely attached to this bag.  Her little hands were turning white from holding onto that bag with such angst. 

I go though my usual, "that is Sawyers. This is Peyton's" "don't push her - you will hurt her" "don't pull that please" "Peyton, let's shop - this is your bag" "PEYTON THIS IS YOUR BAG!!!" (And in my mind a slew of "thebagsarethesamechilltheeffout!!!!" 
All of this paired with countless distraction techniques that usually work but today, no dice. 

Peyton does not give up and is now in full tantrum, screaming mode as she does not have possession of this amazing, fantastic bag as clearly it is much better than her shitty bag.  IDENTICAL BAG!!!!

A few minutes filled with screaming pass and Peyton is still clearly being tortured and is looking at me like I am the most neglectful mommy ever as she has this shitty bag where as Sawyer has a bag that is made out of gold and puppies (puppies are their fav)

Peyton then spots my phone in my hoodie pocket and dives for it/me/kicks me in the face/accidentally gives me a titty twister while digging for the phone and she retrieves my phone and within mere seconds is perfectly content making fake phone calls and pushing the button - go to town, girl. Just stop screaming. 

Sawyer is happily shopping and Peyton is content. No screaming.  Only laughing and good times ... The thought crossed my mind that "ahh - parenting 2 toddlers isn't so tough"

For a solid 34 seconds....

Until Sawyer spots Peyton with my phone .  All of a sudden Sawyers coveted bag becomes as interesting as a plate of cooked carrots (that they detest) 

Sawyer now erupts into full tantrum mode as her life is miserable, desolate, and incomplete unless she has my phone. 

I gave up. 

Threw them both in their high chairs and put a show on the iPad and ran into the kitchen to make them dinner aka start this blog and check Facebook. 

All of that in 13 minutes ... And to think, I used to get annoyed when someone interrupted me during a 48 minute episode of Orange is the New how times have changed (for the better - no matter how stressful it gets ;)

These 2 are pure perfection! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Our day...

Mommy gave us chocolate donut holes with breakfast. She must be insane. 

We loved them and now we expect to get them with breakfast everyday. 

Do I have something in my teeth? 

Then we went to playgroup and had a great time with our friends.  The funniest thing we did was rock in the rocking chair.  We even took turns pushing each other off.  We didn't even cry. Crazy. 
On the car ride home, mommy gave us each a snowball to play with (and because she doesn't want us to sleep in the car anymore? Wtf is that about) It was so fun. We licked and ate them up. 

Then Nana stopped by to drop something off and she pulled us around in a box. How crazy is that??!

And now we are napping.... But not for long because mommy gave us chocolate this morning so we are pretty much wired. We can't wait to wake up and start running in circles around mommy - she wore a nice sweater today so we already got it covered in syrup this morning and this afternoon we have plans to make her set up paints for us so I am sure we will make an even bigger mess on her. 
Happy Thursday friends! 

Oh and a little tbt to when we were only 4 months old because mommy says we are oh so cute! 

Peyton & Sawyer 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

17 months!!

Peyton and Sawyer, 

It has been months, since I have done a true monthly update...This past year, while most of it is a blur, it was quite amazing and I highly doubt that it will ever be topped. Now at 17 months you two are crazy, silly, loving, fun, and the most creative little love bugs I have ever met. You keep me running everyday...You keep me guessing everyday..I go to bed every night thinking of how lucky I am that I have you...and I also go to bed with dried drool on my cheeks and arms from your nonstop kisses that you give all day. I could not be luckier. 


My little pie...You are such a spit-fire. You are super silly and super mischievous. You LOVE exploring and getting into trouble...whether it's climbing on the radiators or attempting to scale the baby gates - you are always smiling. You talk nonstop...fav words are "arf" "mommy" "ma" "ball" and you communicate even more through signing - more, water, please, grapes, milk...You still love your bink esp the bink that has a little puppy on it. 

You sleep pretty well...usually have me up once or twice a night but MOST nights its a quick awake session then back to sleep. You have pulled a few all nighters when you are teething where we are up all night. Last week, I laid down to go to sleep at 1030 and by 1130 you were up yelling and I did not go back to sleep at all that was tough but so worth it to have your warm little bod on me. 
You are so know everything that I say to you, whether or not you choose to listen varies with each situation but you sure are bright. 
You already are a little love pushing your baby in her stroller and giving her a bott. Just today I realized that you usually pick up the stroller and carry it and I realized that you do that after you see me carrying your stroller out the front door every morning...observant little nug that you are!
YOu would stay attached to me all day, everyday if you could and oh how I wish I could let koala onto my bod and I never want you to let go! 
You LOVE playing with rub anyones ears when you are tired. It is super sweet. 

Right now you love watching Curious George and still love Baby Einstein. Your favorite song is the itsy bitsy spider - you do all the hand movements and esp love when I tickle you at the end of the song. 
You have brought more light and love to my life than I ever imagined. I cannot wait to watch you continue to grow and thrive. 


My little love...You are an amazing little person, my Soybean. You are so creative and smart. You love books and blocks. You can build up to 8 blocks high with our soft blocks. Now that we have the big cardboard blocks, I cannot wait to see how high you can build.
You love music and esp love to spin around. A few times you have made yourself dizzy and then fallen over but you laugh it off and do it again. You are a homebody who LOVES just playing with her toys. Some days, you don't even want people over visiting and you let us know by yelling until they leave. and no sooner is that door closed, then you turn back into your sweet, loving little self. You are doing great sleeping at night - 730pm-6amish - some days 430 - some days 7 but I am not complaining as overall you're doing awesome. You also love Curious George (full disclosure - I just put on an episode for you 2 from NetFlix so that I can finish this post) and Baby Einstein. Your fav song is the Itsy Bitsy spider and the ABC's. You are a determined little lovie who knows what she wants when she wants it. You despise not getting your way - I can relate - I hate it too. 

You are tough at times - but such a lovie at the same time. You reach those still chubby little hands up to me countless times a day just to get a quick snuggle in. Those snuggles complete my life!! Anytime before I am putting you into a seat (car seat, booster seat) you snuggle in for a quick 10 second cuddle before being put down. It is amazing. I hope you continue to do this forever. 
When you were super little, you did not love being, somedays you will bring me the ergo and I will wear you around for an hour or so and you love it - but I love it more :)
You have brought more happiness and love into my life than I ever thought possible. I am so lucky to be your Mommy (oh and ps - you call my name in the cutest way ever "mummmeeee...mummmmeeee" You also love saying "arf" "baby" "ball" and while you don't love signing - you do it to get what you want - smart girl ;)

You both are the loves of my life..and I love you so much.



This morning I am dining with triplets. (Peyton insisted this little lady join us) How lucky am I?!

Now, if I seriously ever had triplets I would need: a psychiatrist, a therapist (yes both so I could lie and get double the meds) a cleaning lady, a chauffeur, and a boob job (just because after nursing twins my boobs are even more nonexistent than they were pre-pregnancy - I can't even imagine the lack of bubbies after triplets) 

Peyton is now yelling at me because I am not feeding her babe the oatmeal that I am feeding to her and Sawyer so I must run. At least the cabbage patch kid won't hit and kick me when I wipe her face. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


It's 2015 and I WILL be blogging at least twice a week this year - yay! 

I enjoy blogging so much. At least 3 times everyday I think about blogging - then life happens, and anything outside of taking care of my amazing babes is forgotten. But, this year - as my babes are becoming more self sufficient everyday (insert happy face and also a sad face as my little lovies are growing up) I will blog weekly. 

Currently, we are discussing today's cold temps and snowfall and enjoying some breakfast ... And by breakfast I mean eggs, ham, and a blueberry waffle for the nuggets and a diet coke on the rocks for Mommy .... If only I had some rum.