Monday, July 25, 2011

Fashion Choices

Dear Fashion Police,

Please do not arrest our mother for allowing us to make the following fashion choices.


Anna & Brown

Monday, July 18, 2011

The New "Bump Bed"

B got a new "bump bed" this weekend.

Clay had a LOT of help when putting it together.

Brown is SOOO very proud of his new bed. He keeps repeating with tons of confidence, "I'm a big boy now."

Last night when saying prayers he prayed, "Tank you Jesus for my new bump bed. Tank you mista mailman for bwinging it to my house (although Clay went & picked it up). Tank you Dada for puddin togethew my bump bed."

Melts my heart!

He went right to sleep last night. No playing around. No sliding. No climbing.

He even slept in until 9:00 A.M. this morning!

When he got up the first thing out of his mouth was, "I LOVE my new bed. It is SOOOOO COZY!"

Daddy's little helpers

Trying out the slide

The new bump bed

***Ignore all of the wall decor, I still need to rearrange everything. Hopefully I will post pics of his finished room in a few days! ;)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

She Tells It Like It is...

While we were at H-E-B yesterday the kids and I were having a discussion about making healthy food choices. As I was bagging some bananas, Brown pointed to them and said, "Bananas awe healfy to eat. Dey make us gwow big and stwong like Daddy."

I replied, "That's right, Brown. Bananas are a healthy food choice."

Later on during our shopping trip, Anna pointed to a bag of Oreos and shouted, "Those cookies are NOT healthy to eat. They will go straight to you hips, right Mama?!!!!"

An over sized woman near us let out a chuckle and exclaimed, "That's right little lady, I've enjoyed one too many Oreos in my days!"

Then when we were checking out, I noticed that our checker had a mohawk. Well, so did Anna. She immediately pointed to him and screamed, "I LOVE your dinosaur haircut!"

He proudly responded, "Thanks! Well, that's one I haven't heard before."

***I thought it was a perfect description! ;)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Life Is Never Dull...

...driving around town with my pirate & Cinderella in the back!
Happy Friday!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Recent Pics

One of my besties from Waco, Abbie Rusek, and former teaching partner loves to take pictures. She does it as a hobby. While we were in Waco a few weeks ago, Anna, Brown and I met "Miss Abbie Cadabby" at the Arboretum for an early morning play date! Anna & Brown had lots of fun running and exploring nature. Didn't Abbie get some wonderful shots?!!

These are a few of my faves...

Thank you "Miss Abbie Cadabby," we sure did have a wonderful time!

Sending you lots of hugs and kisses.

We miss you already!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Please Don't Grow Up!

Brown looks so old in this picture.

He looks like a little kid here.

Where did my baby boy go?!!!?

How has the time passed by so quickly?It feels like just yesterday that you were learning to roll over... and beginning to sit up...and trying to crawl...

and then learning to walk...

I wish I could freeze time.
Baby boy, please don't grow up!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I gave in...

A & B have been trying to give up the nap for a couple of months now. I'll admit, nap time has been pretty much unsuccessful for the past several months...B would come out of his room 172,989 times before he would finally give in and take one, or as soon as he would fall asleep the yard man next door would arrive to blow the leaves around or mow the yard which would make b come charging out of his room screaming, "I hear someping! I hear someping!"

A would fight the nap too, excuse after excuse. Then when she did actually nap, Miss Priss would stay up until all hours of the night. Imagine 11 P.M. and a three year old still up and playing in her room no matter what time we started bedtime.

So, I gave in. I can officially say we have given up the nap.

Now that we have no more nap time, I still think quiet time is a must. I know that I definitely need a little quiet time. It certainly makes me a much better Mama after my short little break of quietness.

So I started brainstorming ideas for quiet time. I wanted activities that would entertain and engage Anna and Brown for a period of time. Activities that they could use independently. The teacher in me loved this part! That was always my favorite part about teaching...the planning!

I decided that I would make centers, like the ones that I used in my classroom. So I've been gathering materials- art supplies, books, blocks, toys, puzzles, manipulates, etc. I placed them in plastic tubs and store them in our toy closet. They are "special" toys that we only get to use during quiet time. I rotate them out, which I do with all of their toys, and then they seem like new and exciting activities each time we use them.

During quiet time, I pick the activities and set the tubs up around their rooms. Next I set a timer for 45 minutes and close their doors. Then they each have to stay in their room and quietly play until the timer beeps.

And Viola, there you have it...quiet time.


Today I set up stickers and construction paper as one of the centers in each of their rooms. When quiet time was over, both of them came out of their rooms looking like this...

Ha! Ha! Ha!

I guess twins really do think alike!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Day in the Life of Potty Training

B: I don't want to be a big boy. I don't want to weh unduhweh. I want my diapuh on, NOW!!!! Me: If you teetee in the potty like a big boy, you can earn a prize!
B: Ohhhh, dats a good idid! I AM gonna be a BIG BOY NOW!!!!

B: Yay!!!!!!!! I did it! I used the potty like a big boy!

You be so pwowd of me Mama?

Me: See, you can do it! I am very proud of you, Brown.

B: I want dat one!

B: Look Mama, it's Lightening AhQueen!

B: ZOOOOooooooom!

B: Look at all my cahs I got today!!

B: Dis is hawd wowk! I need to welax a little bit! ;)

Me: Day 1, was a success. Now on to day 2...

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Brown "nugglin" with all his toys!

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Little Belly Dancer

Strike A Pose

Mister Brown showin' off for the camera

"Hey Mom, take a pitcha of me!" I know you have seen my kiddos in this exact pose a million times. Just about as soon as I take out the camera, Anna runs and over and starts hugging her "brudder."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

3 Years Old

3 years old is so much fun!

I am just loving this age.

They really do say the cutest things.

Whenever Brown is told that the answer is NO he replies, "But I'm a weal (real) boy!!!"

This morning while batting her eyelashes Anna announced, "Mommy, when I grow up I want to marry my Daddy!"

When we are out running errands Anna frequently asks the cashier, "Are you a boy or a girl?"

Trying to get an answer from Brown is still very difficult, for example:

Me: Brown, why did you bite your sister?

Brown: I bite Eenah (Anna) because I bite Eenah.

Me: Brown, why are you crying?

Brown: I cwying because I cwying.

Anna always tells the truth, for example:

Me: Anna, why did you color on the wall?

Anna: I wanted to make it pretty.

Me: Anna, why did you push your brother?

Anna: Because he was in duh way.

At bedtime Anna always tells us to, "Cover me bigger!"

Every morning Brown asks, "What we doin' today? We goin' to Tahgit (Target)?"...his favorite store. Mine too!! ;)

I ran into the edge of the coffee table the other day and Brown said, "Hold on Mom, let me go get somping." He then ran into the other room and came back with his doctor's kit.

Brown frequently says, "Hmmm, let me tink about it," while pressing his index finger on the tip of his chin.

Almost every morning Anna asks, "Can we go get in the car today and drive and drive and drive and drive to go see Gaga in Waco?"...that girl loves her grandmother!

Whenever Anna gets scolded she begs, "I sorry, will follow rections (directions) now! I will be a good girl."
At H-E-B today Anna told the checker boy with long hair, "You need a haircut."...she was right, he did.

And our dog is not named Woody, it is Woody Dog.