Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We Gotta Be Clean....

So all three of the girls were born "water babies". They have all always enjoyed taking baths and the pool. But this summer something strange happened. Mollie asked me oneday if she could take a shower the next morning. I told her that would be fine but she would still be required to take a bath that night with her sisters. She did and the next morning she woke up at 7 am ready to shower. I asked why all of a sudden she wanted to start taking showers and she informed me that she was no longer a baby and she wanted to be treated like a big girl and take showers. So I told her that was fine but I wanted to watch her in the shower to make sure she did infact, clean herself and not just sit down and let the water stream on to her. So everything went as I hoped and then she was allowed to sit in the shower and play! She also would only take showers in the morning. She said it was "weird" to shower at night. So I guess kids really do watch "every" little move we make as parents. Well now all of a sudden the twins have developed this love of the shower. They love to get in with me and Clint (he always puts on swim trunks since they are just the right height) and the shower away. Since we brush our teeth while in the shower, the twins now do the same (with a little help from me or Clint of course). Guess it just goes to show the fact that before my very eyes my baby girls are GROWING UP!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hey Stranger

So life has been so hectic lately that I never knew when I would get a moment to sit down and blog. Summer flew by and we are now going into Fall. The twins are amazing and growing more and more everyday. You know kids are certainly like sponges that are super dry. It is like the world around them is a liquid and more like a sticky liquid and they just absorb everything they see and hear. Our girls certainly know what a dog is and what a dog says. They know who I am, who Clint is and who Mollie is. But the best thing they know already is what "FOOTBALL" is! Who would have guessed that growing up in a house with two football loving parents would make you know what football is and even knowing that baseball is not the same. Now if I could just get them to like the Redskins and not the stupid Cowboys, we would be cooking! I feel like since it has been so long, I have so much to say but I doubt you even want to read all the boring stuff. I will say that I really have made some great friends in this past year of being down here in the country. They are all from the "Twins Club" but hey that makes them cool because they have survived this chaos that I am now living. I just know that God looks at me daily and has a good laugh. He probably says "Danielle, this is just a small payback for all the troubles you gave your parents!" Speaking of the "Man Above", Clint and I have found a fabulous church here. The people are friendly and our kids always get rave reviews after church from the nursery girls. Maybe they are just making us think our kids are good, but who can lie in church? Well since I am playing Fantasy Football and my last two players for this week are playing tonight, I better go and watch! I will be keeping up with this thing again and I will be posting pictures soon!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Being A Total Copy Cat.....

So Manda has this in her blog and I thought this would be really cool. Noone even reads this right?!?!? So follow these steps!!!!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don’t want to play on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I’ll leave my memory of you in my comments.

So that is that!!! Just DO IT!!!!

Well that is all I am typing as we are in Sherevport Louisiana with Clint on his business trip so I am going to enjoy the rest of the evening....Stay tuned for pictures of the trip!!! The ones from the family outing to the Bass Pro Shop is ecspecially funny!!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

We Have Jugs....

Ha ha ha....Bet you were thinking "WHAT"? Well I opened the refrigerator today and realized we have ALOT of jugs. We have 8 gallons of milk, two jugs of apple juice, a jug of Hawaiian Punch, a pitcher of tea, 3 two liters of soda and a jug of homemade wine. I can't believe we have so many JUGS in there.

Anyways, it has been ages since I took the time to sit down and blog. With Mollie here there is just so much going on and I love it. We have had Bible School, Play dates, trips to the amusement park and so much more. We got a trampoline with the net goes around it and Mollie loves to jump while we spray her with the water hose. Crazy kid. We have also spent alot of time utilizing the in-laws in ground pool that doesn't see much use unless our kids are over! They live close enough that sometimes Mollie and I cut out mid day and pack a lunch and head over. No one bothers us and we have a grand old time.

The twins are growing everyday. The both are expert walkers and they also have discovered that they LOVE the pool. They love to "jump" off the side and blow bubbles by putting their face in the water. They can say MaMa, DaDa, Baby, Sissie, Sasha (one of our dogs), Bye Bye, Ba Ba and NO. It is amazing how much they are changing right before our very eyes. They certainly keep us busy but everyday is a new adventure.

I have become very active in our twins club here and I am spearheading the Consignment Sale this year. Our first sale is in September and we are finally going with an electronic bar code system. Very exciting for the club and very nerve racking for me! Wish me luck, I am off to do more updating to the seller agreements!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

So Proud...

Haven't had much time to post but check this out...I am a proud sister!!! My baby brother is doing a great thing!!!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Packed and Ready.....

Well in 24 hours hopefully I will be at my hotel in Nashville gearing up for the last leg of the trip. I am going to try and leave a little earlier than I planned and that way I will get to the hotel before mid-night and if the girls and I get there in enough time, we are going to grab dinner and maybe take advantage of the hotel pool!!!! Who knew that the girls would require 3 full size suitcases and 2 duffel bags just for their stuff?!?!?! Clint said there is no way they needed all the stuff I packed but my thinking is that I can never be sure!!! I have no idea what to expect as far a weather so we are bringing a little bit of everything. I just need to remember the small stuff like my sunglasses and cell phone charger!!!

Mollie is doing a "Flat Stanley" project so I have been working hard to get that completed in time to bring back with me....I did get an autographed picture of the Governor for her class. I actually witnessed him signing it so I know it is "authentic". Her class is studying all the different states and facts from where their "Flat Stanley's" went. So I figured no other kid's Flat Stanley would have an autographed picture of the Governor!! I asked Mollie if she knew what a Governor was and she said "Yes, It is like the president of your state!!!" So I guess that satisfies my wondering if that would be something neat for her class.

Well it is off to finish the last load of laundry for two weeks and make sure my hubby can survive with all this piece and quiet and then beddy bye for me!!! See all my Virginia readers in a few days!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thankful......(Kind of sad post-Warning)

I haven't had the energy or the time to blog lately and there have been some things that I have wanted to get off my chest. I met a girl named Keisha a few months back. Her mom is one of the twins favorite daycare providers and I must say she is a "grandmother" to them while at daycare. Well Keisha and I met because she had found out she was having twin girls. She was nervous and scared and we would just talk about everything. She was buying up alot of my twin stuff and invited me to her baby shower a few weeks ago. I went and had a great time. Keisha and I talked several times a week. She was having a wonderful pregnancy and she had just gotten the "official" date of June 4th for her C-Section. Her girls were tagged as being identical and I must say I was super excited that we had become such close friends. Well Keisha went to the doctor on Wednesday the 21st for her "routine" appointment and they could only detect one heart beat. They immediately rushed her to the hospital which was next door and her C-Section was done. One of her babies did not make it. A cord mishap is what they said. The "surviving" twin is in NICU but doing very well. Anyway Keisha has been on my heart and mind alot in the last couple of days. She even called me Friday morning to talk. I was kind of at a loss for words. What was the "right" thing to say? Do I offer Congratulations or Sympathy or both? We talked for over an hour and we cried, we laughed, we prayed. I told her I wasn't sure what I wanted to say to her. I told her she was always going to be a mom of twins and noone could take that away from her. And now I worried. I am worried about being around her with my girls. I don't want it to be sad but I understand if it is.

So my post is titled "Thankful" and this is why.....
I am thankful for so much in my life when I think that the world is crumbling down around me. I am thankful for a husband who loves me and has a wonderful job and works everyday somedays on little sleep for his family. He is a wonderful cook and housekeeper on days when I lack in those departments. He is a great father and wonderful supporter. He is the best when it comes to "saving" me from the bugs and snakes that we get out here in the country!!!
I am thankful for the three wonderful healthy girls that God has blessed me with. I am doubly blessed with the twins and that their entrance into this world was so uneventful when it could have been something totally different. The girls bring us so much joy and happiness. I can even be thankful right now as the sistuation with Mollie is not what I would want or think it should be.
I am thankful for my family who even though we are now miles apart, is supportive and love us and never let us down. There is not enough I can say about my family.
Friends, Military Members, and last but not least GOD. I am thankful and love you all.