Wednesday, February 23, 2011


"Emmy, is it okay if I rest here for just a minute?"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What do little girls talk about?

Who knows! But I think they look pretty cute when they do!!

Monday, February 21, 2011


In our bathtub it isn't ABC's, it's ABCDE's.

A for Amelia
B for Baby
C for Charlotte
D for Daddy
E for Emma

We didn't want to leave Emma out. One day Mommy and Penne will make the list, but for now I think 5 letters is enough. Can you imagine if we named Emma Victoria like Dad wanted...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Newborn Portraits

Almost 3 months ago we had a very talented photographer, Crista Acosta, come to the house and take pictures of the girls. Here's a link to the slideshow she created with all of the pictures, I can't believe how little they were!

It's set to music, so sit back and enjoy!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The girls have all different kinds of "lovies." Elly, their elephant. Pelly, their pink elephant. But lately, their favorite seems to be snuggling with my scarfs. They are so fashionable :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monster Truck

I had plans to drive up to my parents house for one of the snow storms. They have cable and with all of the storms this year, we wanted to switch it up a little. As I was laying in bed that morning, I looked out the window to see snowflakes already falling.... What?!?! The storm wasn't supposed to start until 3pm. So I flew out of bed and began packing. Before the girls came I could pretty much roll out of bed and throw a few things into a bag and be out the door. Packing has a whole new meaning now. Usually it takes me about an hour to get everything together and a half hour the pack the car.

That morning I somehow removed the snap n' go stroller from the trunk and filled it with everything else we needed for our trip, all in under a half hour. Record time. The only thing left to put in the car was the dogs, girls and myself. As I began to pull out of our garage I drove over some ice patches that made a loud crunch.

oh wait.

Those weren't ice patches. That was the snap n' go stroller that I put behind the car because I was loading everything into the car at super human speeds. Oh no, I just went all monster truck on the stroller. I better get out and check to see the damage. But at that point I was only half way out of the garage and I couldn't open my door... so there was no choice... I had to pull forward. Crunch, crumble, bop, bonk... I got out of the the car and saw what remained. The poor little snap n' go, with a new roughed up look.

Our snap n' go doesn't go so much anymore. And when it does, it's with a lean, three wheels and one that is ready to snap off.

Friday, February 11, 2011

6 month stats

The girls went for their 6 month check up Monday. Their doctor is very pleased with their progress. Here are this months stats:

Amelia Jane
12lbs 11oz
24.5 inches

Emma Jane
13lbs 7oz
24.75 inches

They are getting so big!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hair Extensions

What kind of hair will the girls have? Straight like their Mom?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Amelia and Emma,

Happy 1/2 Birthday my Little Ladies. I can't believe you are 6 months old. When did this happen?!? I feel like I just found out "It's twins!", and I just felt you kick for the first time, and I was just getting one more glimpse of you in the isolette, and I just brought you home for the first time, and you just smiled and laughed for the first time. And yet, here you both are 6 months old, a new milestone. You girls have taught your dad and I so much in the past six months. I think about how nervous we were to meet you both, but you have been the most incredible blessing and we would be lost without you.

Can you believe it? This past month you hit the 12 pound mark, which means you've grown 4 times the size you were when you were born. Everyday you amaze us. You are such a little chatterbox. Always thinking up new sounds to make. With all this practice making noises, you've discovered your tongue. Your new favorite is blowing raspberries. This cracks you up, especially when you are drinking your bottle. A few times you've even blown formula out of your mouth... which makes it even funnier.
Another thing that makes you smile is bath time. You love being in the water, kicking your feet and splashing. I love this time we share together, just you and me. We laugh together and sing rubber ducky. I think it's mostly you laughing at my singing, but hey I will take any laughs I can get :) Amelia you are always finding new ways to amuse yourself and your dad and I are always watching and waiting to see what's next. We love you so much little girl.

Can you believe it? This past month you also hit the 12 pound mark, which means you've also grown 4 times the size you were when you were born. You've grown so much over the last month, and I don't just mean your weight, your hair has had a growth spurt. It is so funny because you wake up in the morning with bedhead. Grandma says that she thinks you will have curly hair just like Grandpa and Auntie Karen. I won't lie, that makes me a little frightened cause I wouldn't know the first thing to do with curly hair!

This month your personality has changed, last month you were the diva, this month you are serious but are easy going. You love laughing. Last night you were cracking yourself up for 15 minutes straight. You are trying to figure out who you want to be in this world; the thinker, the diva, the comedian. Just remember, whoever you decide on, your dad and I will love you no matter what!

Every month with you is more fun and enjoyable than the last, which I find so hard to believe! In some ways I want everything to slow down so that I get more time with you, but as I see how great the next stage is, it makes me excited about what is to come. Your dad and I love the happiness you've brought to our family and friends and feel so blessed to have you in our family, love all the new challenges, love all the laughs and cries, and most of all love waking up every morning to see your smiling little faces looking back at us.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


It's kinda like sledding, except it's a stationary sport.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lil Rock Stars

The girls love their new step 'n play pianos.

One day they might even be able to reach the piano keys!