Thursday, July 26, 2012

Twin fact from snapple cap!

My sister sent me a picture of her snapple bottle cap that had an interesting twin fact!  Here it is:

Funny thing is:  This is true!  Both the girls are left handed!  Interesting what you can learn from a bottle cap! Will start paying more attention to these things!

Just thought this would be fun to share!  Thanks Titi!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thank you Jessica, Thank you Jennifer!

I started my own Revolution a couple months ago.  I didn't do it for anyone, I did it for myself, I wanted to feel better about me.  Now, I am going to get a ton of comments from my family and Ian, so let me make it clear--- I am not trying to lose weight guys!  I am under my pre-pregnancy weight.  I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight when the girls were 6 weeks old (I credit nursing twins).  Once the girls turned a year old, I was under my pre-pregnancy weight.

But... I carried the girls to almost full-term.  I only gained about 50 lbs, but when you are carrying twins, your skin stretches.  I was all belly, so it took a beating.  I have met a couple of other twin mommies and are jealous of them because they don't have the extra skin.  They don't have it though because they delivered their twins too early and had to deal with them being in the NICU.  I would rather have extra skin then have my kids in the NICU, so I sympathize with them.  With all this being said, I just want my abs back, the abs I have had for almost 10 years.  I also don't want to be that mom yet.  I am not ready for mom jeans, or a mini van (even though I know this vehicle is in my future), I am only in my mid/late 20's, I want to wear a bikini again.  Then this photo changed everything.

Thank you Jennifer Garner!  Here is the Link.  Thank you for being the celebrity who is not worrying about getting back into shape after having a baby 4 months ago.  Thank you for showing people that you can wear a one piece and still look cute!  I guess I was so worried about society these days, you get judged just by walking in a store.  It is not that I can't wear a bikini, I could and no one would really know about my belly, but I am so self- conscious about my body.  Why?  I don't know, maybe because my sister just had a baby and is already back in a bikini, but I have to remind myself that she only carried one child.  I have always been fit, and then it changed when I had kids.  Don't get me wrong, I would rather have my two blessings then my body!  I hope all of you mommies out there can feel that way too.  I also would rather spend every moment with my children, then at the gym, ( have I ever told you how much I hate the gym!)  At some point I will start going back to my workout classes, but for now I will remember that I don't need to wear a bikini to fit in with society.  I need to remember that my husband loves me for me, and that i will be chasing two, two year olds on the beach so I will stick with what is comfortable: a one piece, or tankini!

One more thing:  The Honest company.  I receive the parenting magazines, and a couple months ago there was an article about Jessica Alba.  She started her own all natural baby and home products and its all made in America.  I signed up for it, but they weren't selling things individually, you had to buy in bulk.  At that time they were only selling diapers.  I use cloth so I didn't buy anything.  Well just recently the shop opened.  I knew someone who tried her stuff and raved about it.  So I decided to order some things.  Mostly household cleaners, detergent, and sunscreen.  I am very excited to try it.  I have not gotten the stuff yet, but when I do, I will share with you!  If you would like to check it out go to and sign up (its free to sign up!)

My promise:  I promise to never talk about weight, or body image in front of my girls.  Everyone's focus is on this.  We as a society look at celebrities and wish we could be like them.  The media jumps on them if they gained 5 lbs.  I don't want my children to feel like they need to look a certain way to be accepted in this society.  This also needs to change, because too many little girls are comparing themselves to celebrities at a very young age.  Reality T.V. shows aren't helping this either.  I want my children to feel beautiful in their skin, whatever body type they are.  I want them to be happy and comfortable.  I will have to teach them that there are not so nice people in this world who will try to bring other people down, but that they need to stay true to who they are and want to be.  I promise to teach them to never judge somebody else, that everyone has their own situations and we don't know what it is.  True beauty comes from the inside.  It doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, as long as you are happy inside...that your heart is full of love!
My goal! (this was taken a month before we got engaged!)

 I got two gorgeous girls!

Our two blessings!
I will keep you all up to date on what I have been doing.  Maybe something I am doing will help you too!

Monday, July 9, 2012

fun, fireworks, friends, Dee Dee, LIFE!

We had our first 4th of July in our new house!  This is the third 4th of July the girls were apart of.

1st- they were only about 6 weeks old, we were all in bed by 7!

2nd- they were 13 months old.  We were all in bed by 8!

This year fireworks were on July 3rd, we were debating on letting the girls stay up for the fireworks.  That morning, we decided to put them to bed at their normal time....

well that changed...

We moved into a large development.  Every house was having a party except us (family and friends, next year!)  We were invited to our next door neighbors party.  We went over there for a little bit after dinner. The girls were having so much fun playing with the other kids, we decided to just play it by ear with bedtime. 


Everyone and their mother decided to shoot off fireworks right in front of our house, and the girls flipped.  then it started pouring down rain out of nowhere, and we took cover under a patio umbrella.  Oh yea and I left my iphone outside at our house...

Best part about the fireworks is you can see them from our backyard.  they shoot them off the bridge on the river.  They were far enough away that it was not loud.  They both started falling alseep in our arms around 10 and we were about to walk home (there was a delay from the rain), but they finally started and the girls woke up.  they loved every minute of it!  We said goodbye to all our new friends and the girls went to bed without a fuss and slept in! 

4th of July day, Grandma DeeDee came to visit for a couple days!  Here are some pictures from the past couple days:
Our first juice box

so happy about it

Harly and me watching fireworks
Zoey hanging out with the neighbors and daddy
Watching the fireworks!

4th of July- Harly


getting ready to blow bubbles with grandma Dee Dee

farm animals at imagination station, checking out the chicks

Loved the nursery and hospital section!

taking very good care of her baby!

They will be great big sisters one day!

turning on the lights and sirens

Zoey got the ball on the air tube

playing the piano

ended the morning back at the farm animals section

just hanging out the rest of the weekend

having so much fun!

 We ended the day Sunday at the neighbors house, playing with all the kids!  Have I said how much I love our house and development!! The girls already have so many friends, it is awesome!  So happy with our decision!!

 Advice regarding noise:  I really don't have any, the girls are afraid of everything!  We have a train that is about two streets away, (sometimes I don't even hear it but they do and come running and crying).  They are afraid of the train, fireworks, if you raise your voice, little noises.
                    * I try to make the noises interesting, such as
Train: Train is not going to get you, its just tooting its horn for you to hear!
fireworks: They are loud, but they won't get you, they show you all the pretty colors you know in the sky!
Thunder:  It is just grandpa Benny and Jesus bowling in heaven!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

swimming lessons!

The girls had their first swimming lession.  It was for one week, every night.  They loved it!

It was really fun, and to see them enjoying it and having a good time was pretty awesome.  their favorite part was jumping off the edge.  They started getting lazy toward the end of the week, they just wanted to float.  I think it was just too much in one week.  We will be doing more swimming lessons, but only one night a week.

I didn't get pictures, because those of you with twins know that you have to have a person for each child, so yes Ian and I were both in the pool.  One of the tasks by the end of the week was putting your child under water.  I had a big issue with that.  All week they kept saying, "parents, you don't want them to be afraid of going under,  it is better to put them under and show them that it is ok."  I am not a fan of pushing children to go under water.  By Friday, Ian and I decided to just put them under once since it was the last day.  they did better than we thought, and I think what made it easier is we both went under with them. 

We will not pressure them with going under water, we will not force them to go under either.  It will be up to them.  They started blowing bubbles in our development's pool so that was great to see!

I would take the girls to the pool in the development and they would listen and play only on the steps.  Well after swimming lessons, they now try to jump in the pool not even waiting for us to get ready to catch them.  Needless to say, I have not taken them alone since the lessons, but will be braving it again with this heat wave we are having! 

Ok, now I am going to vent a little:  To the parents of a singleton.  Can you please schedule your classes during the week with your child.  Please leave saturdays to those families who do have twins and have to have two people in the water.  This was a big issue for me.  There were stay at home moms there who were signing up for the saturday classes because they didn't want to go in the water.  Don't you want that experience with your child?  Suck it up and get in the water.  Also if you don't want to get in the water and your spouse gets home early enough, then the least you could do is sign up for the evening classes during the week.  Unfortunately, Ian doesn't get home til late, and I can't take the girls alone, so we need those saturday classes. 
Thank you very much,
from a mommy of twins who would like her children to have the same opportunities as a single child has!

Here are two picture of them playing at their new house, in the backyard! (more on the new house to come and moving with toddlers!)


Zoey! Mommy interrupted her working on filling up her bucket!