Saturday, September 11, 2010

Visitors & Random photos

So I've been trying to do a better job of taking pictures of the boys with all of their loved ones and adoring fans, but I do forget now and then!

In the hospital family and friends came by to see Baylor and Hunter and spread the love!

Uncle John Paul & Aunt Jackie

Grandma Ann

Grandpa Ken

Grandma Barb

Great Aunt Nancy

Great Grandma Georgia

Uncle Zach

Grandpa Johnny

Mike Doyle, Jon Lindvig, & David Frank
(gave the boys their first UGA football)

"Aunt" Aubree

Mandy & Todd

*Thank you to my mom and sister for all of the above pictures!*

Once we were home we had SEVERAL visitors! I was such a zombie and always forgot to take pictures of everyone with the boys. My mom and Ken came into town to watch the boys one night for us so we could attend a friends wedding ~ I forgot a picture. David's mom and her boyfriend ~ I forgot! Friends... yep! Forgot again... I did finally remember when my Aunt Lisa and Uncle Joe came in from Anderson, SC with their girls.

Samantha, Aunt Lisa, Sydney & Uncle Joe

This past weekend David's dad and his wife, Karen, came in all the way from Doylestown, PA. We were so happy to have them here to finally meet Baylor and Hunter. They got lots of love from the boys and were witness to the new and improved play time. Baylor and Hunter love play time now! They kick and coo constantly! It's so stinking cute!

Grandma Karen & Grandpa Gary

And by the way, we're doing an amazing job during tummy time!

More Photos of Baylor & Hunter

My First Toy

My First Bath

Baylor has loved his baths from the very beginning

Hunter, not so much. But now he loves it ~ thank goodness!

Catching up on some zzzz....

With Uncle JP after his first football game as a starter on the Varsity team ~ and a Freshman!

I'll definitely continue to post more photos and keep everyone updated on Baylor and Hunter's new adventures and progress! Two month check up this coming up week...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

So far, life as a mom has been great! I am finding that little things here and there are making me happier and happier... It's nice. But don't get me wrong, I still have my moments when I want to run and hide in a dark room just to get some sleep and forget that I have to pump (constantly!). Hunter, Baylor and David, though, are just so amazing and make me so ridiculously, incredibly happy everyday!

Excuse Me, Did You Know We Have Twins?
Can you say matching outfits!? Yes, I know... this will only last as long as I'm in control of what they wear. Therefore, I plan to take FULL advantage of dressing Baylor and Hunter in the exact same outfit and/or color any chance I get. These two are pretty much naked 100% of their lives so far anyway!!

Here they are a little less than a month old. Look at how tiny!

Family time in the Botanical Gardens, celebrating their 2 month birthday, and stopping to laugh at their silly dad!

And speaking of birthdays...

Happy TWO month birthday!!!

Don't you just adore these stickers (months 1 through 12)! I think they are just darling. They are called Sticky Bellies. A friend on Facebook sent me the owners email address and said that I should email her my photo because it was just too cute not to! So I emailed Carly and she posted it on her company's Facebook page and website! I cannot believe Baylor and Hunter's photo is up for the world to see!! Here is the link for her FB fan page and the link for Sticky Bellies.

You Can Call Me Betty... Betty Crocker That Is.
I don't know what has gotten in to me, but my sweet tooth is more like a mouth full of "sweet teeth" combined. I have never liked desserts or candy this much before in my life! It came on during my third trimester and has not hit the road yet! And now I can't pass by the candy isle without bringing home M&Ms or fresh baked cookies from Fresh Market. I'm also finding new recipes that are out of my norm and baking pretty often these days, when I can find the time of course.
I have a new love on Food Network and her name is Aarti. I was obsessed with "The Next Food Network Star" and she was definitely my favorite. Well, Aarti won, has her own show and I'm loving it! I'm also loving her Huggy Buggy Bread Pudding. So delicious! Instead of figs I used apricots. And it was so good that David said he liked this more than my super, yummy-delicious peach cobbler! Say what?! I guess it's a good thing though because this bread pudding was SO easy to make!

Another delicious treat is Aarti's BLC (bacon, lettuce and cucumber). I know it sounds crazy, right? But, it is so good! The spread is a nice mint/garlic/Indian spicy mayo that works really well with the crisp cucumber. Add this to a nice, freshly baked slice of bread and you've got yourself a sandwich! I can't wait to try more of Aarti's Indian and American-Indian infused recipes.

The other night I made Giada's Peach and Strawberry Crumble... so yummy! Not sure about all of the juice, but it doesn't bother my taste buds!

Summer Time... And the Livin' Is Easy
It's the simple, little things in life that fill my heart ~ Over the past couple of weeks the weather has been so nice and inviting that I find myself just sitting outside with a drink, be it coffee in the morning or a glass of wine/beer at night, and hanging out with my hunny. I also love to take the boys out to feed or just sit and rock them. The lake is beautiful out behind our place and the temperature has been awesome! It feels great to be outside and the boys love it...

Night time feeding with dad

Just Sayin'...

My all time favorite.