Friday, March 30, 2012

Did I mention she is growing up?

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On Tuesday, when she was getting ready to go to preschool I mentioned she should probably wear her tennis shoes instead of her boots because it wasn't going to be very cold today.  When I sensed some reluctance, I told her I'd help her tie them, to which she responded, "No! I want to tie them myself."  So (after I shared a few pointers with her) she did.

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I started thinking about all the things she can do by her self now.  She can shower by her self, choose her own clothes and dress herself, brush her teeth, make her bed, clear her dishes, make her own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sweep the floor, clean up the toy room, vacuum and I think I could go on and on.  Seriously.  Wow.  It just hit me that my little girl really is becoming her own little person.  I know that's the goal, but I didn't expect it to happen in such leaps and bounds!  I sure am proud of you Addison!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sorry to Leave You Hanging!

I was right!

She actually went to bed with it still hanging by a thread.  But she wouldn't let me pull it out.  I thought for sure she'd swallow it in the middle of the night.  But about half an hour after I tucked her in, she came down stairs to show me this:

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If you ask her, she'll very happily tell you exactly how she got it out.  In great detail...I promise, she will leave no tooth-pulling-maneuver she employed out.  :)  She was one excited puppy.

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She left a note for the tooth fairy asking if she could keep her tooth because her mom wanted it since it was her first.  Lucky for us, the tooth fairy happily obliged.

And because I have to leave you with more than just photos of her lit by our seed starting lights, here's another one. :)


She informed me today that there are two more that are loose.  I'll keep you posted on any further developments.  ;)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I have a feeling...

That the tooth fairy's going to be coming here tonight.

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Yeah, she's excited.

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When did my little girl get big enough to loose a tooth?


Despite my efforts to stop it, my baby just seems to keep growing.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Bath Time - I Heart Faces Challange - Beautiful B&W

A few days ago I was giving the twins a bath in the sink and Hannah wanted to join in.  I let her sit on the counter and put her feet in, but when I took Maya out she just hopped right into the sink.  After that Addison insisted that she wanted to take a bath in the sink too.  I finally caved in and she joined Hannah.  Hannah said, "Addison, turn around.  I'll wash your back."    Seriously, sweetest moment EVER!  :)

This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge –
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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Anything She Wanted

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Seriously, this kid marches to the beat of her own little drum.  On Saturday Addison went to a princess party.  She had been talking about it for days (ever since she received the invitation).  

Thursday night we went through our closets and chose a princess dress for Addison to wear to the party...along with a bow and shoes (yes, she is very much a girly girl).  Of course she had to try everything on to make sure it was perfect, which meant Hannah also needed a dress to try on.  And for the rest of the week the girls were running around in their princess dresses talking about the party.

This actually made me a little nervous.  Hannah wasn't invited to the party, but she was just as excited as Addison.  I finally decided I would take her out on a little Hannah mommy date after I dropped off Addison.

So, the morning of the party, I dressed the two girls in their princess dresses and explained to Hannah that she hadn't been invited to the party, but we were going to drop Addison off, and then mommy would take her somewhere to get a special treat.  I had a friend watch the twins (Bart was out of town at the NAEA conference) and headed off to the party.  We dropped Addison off and I took Hannah to Macey's.

For those of you not from Utah, Macey's is a local grocery store.  Our Macey's just happens to have a little soft serve ice cream counter, and a bulk candy section.  As we were walking in from the parking lot I told Hannah she could have anything she wanted in the store, ice cream, candy...whatever she wanted, she could get.  I imagined this would be any two-year-old's dream, and her reaction confirmed my thoughts.  Her eyes lit up as she said, "Okay!" and quickened her step.

She walked in the door and right up to one of the giant car shopping know, the ones EVERYONE dreads.  Parents hate them because their kids are always asking for them and they're insanely hard to maneuver.  And everyone else in the store hates them because people using them are either blocking the way or bumping into other people because they're so dang hard to maneuver!

I told Hannah we didn't need a shopping cart.  We were just going to go in and get her a little treat.  She insisted on getting one, and after some arguing, I finally told her she couldn't have a treat if she didn't leave the shopping cart.  (Yeah, I really won't be winning mom of the year any time soon).  She sadly left the cart behind and I led her to the bulk candy isle.

I knelt down so I was eye to eye will my melancholy little two-year-old and explained to her that she could have anything she wanted, any of this candy, or ice cream at the ice cream counter (that we could see from the candy isle)...anything in the whole store.  Her eyes lit up and she asked, "Anything?!?!"  This was more like how I envisioned our little outing.  I smiled and said, "Yes, anything."  She took off running back toward the grocery carts.  I ran after her.  She reached her beloved car cart and said, "I want this."

Seriously, I just laughed.  I picked her up, put her in the driver seat, and pushed her around the store.  And you know what, she was as happy as could be.

My silly little Hannah. Not a day goes by that you don't make me laugh.
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Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Way I View - Sweetness & Love

As I mentioned last month. I've joined 11 other photographers and committed to take a picture each month depicting a theme.  February's theme was "sweetness & love".

Having twins is very a lot of ways really, but lately I've felt concerned about making sure I get enough one on one time with each of them.  Maya actually makes it pretty easy for me to get alone time with her.  She wakes up from naps nearly forty-five minutes before Lilly almost every day.  Most of the time we head downstairs and start getting lunch or dinner ready, but one time this month I decided to just play with her on our bed.

We were interrupted briefly by a phone call, after which Maya demanded the phone.  When my attempts to distract her with something else failed, I finally just gave up and gave her the phone.  Then I just sat back and watched her discover, what to her, was this amazing new thing.  The buttons, the beeping, the lines and dots, the funny noise it made after a while until mom pushed one of the big buttons.  There's something so endearing about watching a baby explore something you take for granted every day. 
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Having little ones can definitely be challenging at times, but I have to admit, I'm going to be very sad when there are no more babies in our house.

Now head on over to Leslie's blog to see her interpretation of the theme.