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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween



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Friday, October 29, 2010

Ok first, Thank you so much to Jess over at Taking it One Step at a Time for featuring me this week on her Follow Friday segment! You should check it out!

And now... Let's Dance!



This was Kaylie last night breaking it down for all of us. Unfortunately she has not only inherited her Daddy's bed head hair, but also his signature dance move. At least she's still cute doing it! She cracks me up sometimes!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All in a Day...

Things are still busy over on this end! I mean just look at all we have to do during the day:

Brother/Sister Playtime

Dance parties
Smiling

Practicing good oral hygiene



LAUNDRY!



Not to mention teething, coloring, and SO much more! They are too much these days. Kaylie claps at everything except when she's having a moment and wants nobody but me! Cavan is still teetering on crawling, I think he's holding out to save my sanity! They are slowly starting to eat table foods. They feed themselves Puffs and yesterday tried pulled pork and LOVED it!

Also, in case you were concerned, I'm not trying to jinx myself, (Got it universe?) but the twins seem to be feeling SO much better! I think part of Cav's fussiness was also the fact that his top tooth is breaking through! Those hurt!

Oh and a little news on my end. I'm sure many of you are familiar with The Pioneer Woman , if not, you need to check her out. She is absolutely amazing! Well she has these photo editing contests every so often and I will usually enter just for fun. Well get this, one of my photo edits was chosen as a semi-finalist! I KNOW! Check it out here, mine is the one that says by Lilibaby221. I am beyond excited. Mind you there were over 131,000 entries which she has narrowed down to about 50 semi-finalists. The winners usually get a gift card to a photography store, which would be amazing to win, so keep your fingers crossed for me :) Also, I've really been working hard to get my business going, so please check it out and tell your friends!

That's all for now!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Universe is Against Me...

So it happened. I jinxed myself. That same day I told you all the twins were doing better, the universe decided to throw a wrench into that idea. We took them out to dinner and as soon as we got home and I took Cavan out of his car seat, he started projectile vomiting all over me and the floor. It was lovely. Thankfully it was a one time deal and he seemed ok after.

Now I would love to tell you how they are doing, but I'm afraid if I do it will just be the opposite later on. So for now, it's a mystery!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

I Hate Socks...

So its been a while since I've updated and I couldn't think of a title that fit the full update so I put exactly what I'm thinking at this moment... I hate socks, baby socks that is! They NEVER stay on between them just falling off or my babies pulling them off themselves, they're pretty much rendered useless in this house!

Anywho, I digress and move on to the update!

Well the reason I've been a bit MIA is I've actually started up my own photo editing and custom photo creations business! I'm very excited about it and have been working really hard to get it exactly where I want it. It's a lot of work so between spending every second my babies a re awake with them and working on the business while they sleep, you can imagine how my time has been pretty well filled! If you get the time, please visit my website at http://snipsandsugar.blogspot.com and my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Snips-and-Sugar Thank you!!

Last week was also a crazy week for all of us. We were ALL sick! It was absolutely no fun at all. AND to top it off, they were teething as well. So the chaos was at a level orange last week teetering on red. I'm feeling much better this week and the twins, well they're getting there. It's really only a cold for them, but I think the runny noses are driving them crazy (mainly me sucking the boogs out every chance I get)! So far they seem to be in better spirits, so I'm just hoping I'm not jinxing myself by saying it!

Let's see, what else has been going on? Well in a couple of weeks we will be taking the twins on their second plane ride! We heading off to see their uncle, aunt, and cousin in Ohio! Hopefully we learned some tips from the first flight to know how to be even more organized and in control this time around!

Oh I almost forgot! Not only does Kaylie say "Mama", but she says "Dada" too! AND Cavan says Mama too now, just not for the camera!

So I think that catches you all up on the goings on of this house!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mama....Oooohhh..

So this weekend Kaylie said her first word. Just watch!
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MAMA! This time there is no mistaking it, she said mama! Although I'm wondering if this is how she will say every word, with an Elvis lip curl and a touch of growl. Either way, I still think it's the sweetest thing to hear your child call for you.

Also the twins went to their first parade yesterday! They had so much fun, although they both slept through pretty much the whole thing! Well Cavan did sleep through the whole parade, Kaylie woke up for the last 45 minutes! The weather was perfect and the crowd let us get right up front so the twins could see! Their cousin Ben came with us too and it was his first parade. He's a couple years older so I think he may have enjoyed it a bit more. He stayed awake for it all at least! All in all it was a great time we got to spend as a family!







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Friday, October 8, 2010

A Solution and a Winner!

First off, congratulations to Julie! You won the Little Ette Designs giveaway. I tried to email you, but it wouldn't go through so email me at Lilbumpkinblog@gmail.com to claim your prize. You have 48 hours to claim it or another name will be drawn!

Now onto the topic of the week, food! I think we may have found a happy medium to the 3 meals a day routine now. Thank you to everyone for the input! So this is what seems to be working for us now, in case you all were wondering ;)

6oz bottle at wake up
cereal + Fruit for breakfast & a 4oz bottle
1 stage 2 meal and fruit for lunch + water
4oz bottle before nap
1 meat and 1 fruit or vegetable + water
6oz bottle before bed

There was very minimal spit up yesterday, which was fabulous! So hopefully this will keep up and continue to work out until the next change up... table food!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

7 Months!

7 Months have come and gone so fast. I can't believe every milestone they've reach, every new thing they experience, every new thing they learn each day. Now sitting, almost crawling, with two teeth to gnaw on each others feet with!

They play together most of the day and are each others best friends. They are trying to communicate and I swear I hear a "Mama" (For real this time) come out of their sweet little mouths from time to time.

They're on the move, rolling to wherever they want to get to (almost crawling!) which is the reason I have incorporated baby jail...er, I mean baby fun play space in the pack-n-play. They love to sit in there and play together. Although their ideas of playing are very different. Cavan likes to pick up toys, eat them, and play with them. Kaylie likes to take whatever Cavan has and eat it then drop it on her side and grab whatever he's picked up to replace the toy she previously stole.

I can't wait for all the holidays coming up and watch them go through their first Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years! Although once those are through they will be that much closer to being ONE!! Ok, maybe the holidays can come slowly this year so I can have some time to really soak in each passing day!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Children are Auditioning for Exorcist 2

Ok, no I'm not putting them into an acting career, but I swear based on the amount of spit up going on around here you'd think they were channeling their inner Linda Blair.

Recently I had mentioned that the pediatrician suggested bumping them up to 3 meals a day and since then we've had a hard time finding a happy medium. Majority of the time they eat to much and a screaming until they spit up about half of what they ate. I've read books, searched the interwebs, and asked friends and family how much to give. Most of what I've heard is to feed them until they turn their heads. Well, side note about my almost 20lbs children, their mouths don't typically turn away from food. Well my daughter primarily. So they'll eat until they puke, for lack of a better phrase.

I've tried giving them less formula more solids, less solids and the same amount of formula and no matter what I do, we all end the day drenched. So now I turn to all of you. I need advice on how much solid and formula I should be giving them and maybe any tips on what you did. Also, what is the time frame in between that you feed your children? Anything is very much appreciated!

Oh and did I mention that they will be 7 months tomorrow?!? AHHHH!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Little Ette Designs Giveaway!

Lisa over at Little Ette Designs recently sent Kaylie some ADORABLE bows and a beautiful headband. They are too cute! Look!

Perhaps an unknown fact: Kaylie's nickname is Boo, so this bow is just that much cuter!

Cavan likes the headband too!

He needs something to tell his shrink when he's older!
So as you can see, the pictures speak for themselves, these bows are SO CUTE! She has so many to choose from and they are all just as cute if not more so! You can tell she puts a great deal of thought into each creation she makes as each bow is so unique.

Now for the best part, she is giving away one item of your choice to one of my lucky readers! Pretty sweet deal if you ask me! ALSO, for my readers only, she was generous enough to offer you all a 10% discount off your entire order! All you have to do is email her your oder and say you came from my blog and she will send you an invoice with the 10% off! So here's the lowdown to enter:

Mandatory Entry:
(1 Entry) Visit Little Ette Designs and tell me what item you'll pick if you win
(1 Entry) Must be a follower of my blog

Extra Entries
(1 Entry) Like Little Ette Designs on Facebook here
(3 Entries) Tweet/blog/facebook about this giveaway
(5 Entries) Purchase an item from Little Ette Designs

This contest will run until 12:00am Thursday October 7th and the winner will be announced Friday October 8th! Good Luck to you all!

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Disclaimer: I was sent the bows from Little Ette Designs as a complimentary gift. However, my opinions are my own and I would never endorse a product I didn't like. Therefore you can count on this review as being legit. I truly do love these bows! Thanks!