July 28, 2010

Meeting Landon

When I woke up in recovery on August 27th, 2009 I was alone. James came in a few minutes later and showed me pictures of the boys on our camera that he had taken through the nursey window. He said my mom was with them, watching them in the nursey! I waited patiently (well, not so patiently) until I heard a little cart being rolled my way, and in comes a precious baby. I met and held Landon first. He is the older twin, and was "Baby A" before he entered the world. I was told that Grayson was being monitored in the "special care" nursey being he had a heart mumor.  They reassumered me that everything was ok, but they just needed to watch him for a few minutes. Stubborn already! I was able to hold Landon in recovery as soon as I could move my toes for the nurse! It was so frusterating trying to get my legs to wake up! What a strange feeling! My mind was trying to move my legs, but nothing was happening. Finally, after about 20 minutes I got a little toe to move! Finally I was able to hold my new baby boy!

July 27, 2010

Happy 11 Months, Boys!

I can't believe the twins are 11 months old today. Wow, where has the time gone. In honor of the last month, before we officially can say that we made it through the first year, I am going to (try) to post a special memory each day. The first year is so crazy special with a new baby, and doubly so with twins. It is so hard to believe that in one month, the boys will be one.

Boys, I will never forget the moment that I was wheeled into the OR to have you. It was the most emotional moment of my life. I was so scared when they took me back. Your grammy and daddy were in the room with me until it was time to go. Then I had to say goodbye and went all by myself (and the rest of the 17 person team) that would bring you into the world. When I went into the OR, I had nothing as far as meds, not even an IV, so I literally freaked out at my surroundings. They had to give me something for anxiety before anything. The spinal sucked, but once I was all prepped and laying down, your daddy came in and everything was ok. The next few minutes went by so quickly and then at 12:51pm, I heard a precious little cry and Landon Ervin entered the word. Less than a minute later, Grayson Robert greeted us with another cry. They whisked you both away to get all cleaned up for us. Just like when I had Aidan, your daddy wiped my tears of joy as we watched the nurses take you away. Those will forever be the best moments of my life. Nothing will ever compare to seeing your beautiful faces for the first time! Ahhh......

July 26, 2010

If You're Happy And You Know It

If you're happy and you know it....
Shout hooray!
If you're happy and you know it....
Shout hooray!
If you're happy and you know it....
Then you're face will surely show it....
If you're happy and you know it....
Shout hooray!
Hooray!!

July 24, 2010

Pool Days

It has been so hot here in NC. I just read the morning news online, and with the heat index, it was 111 here yesterday! And to think my hubby was outside running on his lunch break. Can you say heat stroke?

We had a great week! Haley and I took all three boys to the pool before family dinner one night. We went around 5pm, and it was perfect! We hall had a great time. Aidan practiced jumping into the pool, and the boys just floated around in their little floats. Since Haley is out of school for the summer, she has been able to help me quite a few times with the boys. It has been great! I have been able to do things like this, that I just can't do with all three by myself. We love you Aunt "Hay-lee"!
We are so excited it is the weekend again! Aidan has soccer this morning, and we might head back to the pool this afternoon! Being at the pool is just about the only way you can be outside for more than 17 seconds. Have a great weekend!

July 23, 2010

A moment like this

In all the craziness of the past year, with 3 under three.....
it's the moments like this...
that make it all worth it!
(and the hugs, and kisses, and diapers, and bottles, and smiles, and laughs, and tears, and late night cuddles, and hours in the rocking chair or pacing upstairs, and crying babies in the car, and airplane rides, and big brother's toys, and mama and dada's bed, and stroller rides, and playgroups with friends, and lullabies.)

I am one lucky mama!

July 22, 2010

A new goal

I feel like life is finally starting to slow down, a little. Landon's surgery is behind us, we are approaching the twins' first birthday, we are smack dab (is that a word) in the middle of summer break, and life is good. Now that I am at a place where I can shower more than once every 3 days, and on most days get dressed and even put on makeup, I thought I needed a new goal. I mean seriously, life would not feel complete without adding one more thing to my plate anyways. So, I am going to start blogging more. Landon is doing wonderful, so I do not think I will be updating his blog very often, other than quick updates of how he is doing. I want to put my focus back into our family blog. I love, love, love having this blog! I blog for me and my family! I don't really do it for anyone else (although I have learned recently that quite a few people that I didn't know are reading, and I think that is so cool). I love being able to go back and look at posts from 2007, and compare the twins to Aidan at this age. The three of them really do look alot alike! I love being able to relive those special times, that are forgotten with the craziness of life.

So, my new goal is to blog more. Not necessarily about anything important, just to blog more about our life, and our day to day routine. So.....let's see what happens!

And, just because I want to include a picture.....

July 20, 2010

Kisses

I LOVE some baby kisses!! Especially the hair pulling, two handed, open mouth kind.

July 12, 2010

Camp

Aidan has camp this week at school! Can you hear the cheering coming from my house? I think I am more excited about camp then he is.
When he is at camp, I get some two on one time with these little guys. We left the house this morning at 9, and didn't get home until 1:30, after we picked big brother up from his first day at camp.
We went to target, the library, and lunch. It is amazing the things I can do when I only have the twins. Seriously, two ten month olds are much easier to run errands with than one three year old. They just chill in their car seats, while I push them in the stroller. I don't want to even think about when they outgrow their infant carriers. What will I do? No more napping on the go. And when they start walking.....Just the thought makes me want to open a bottle of wine. And to think they won't start kindergarten until they are 6.

July 10, 2010

Shout

"AIDAN!!!!"
"Mom, I queenin"

July 9, 2010

Breakfast in bed

So, little Mr Grayson decided he wanted to get up at 4:50am in the morning. He also decided that he wanted everyone else in the house to get up with him.
So, by 5am James and I were on the living room floor with a blanket and a pillow, We turned The Wiggles on tv, threw some toys on the floor for the twins, and tried to go back to sleep.
Yeah, right. After about 48 seconds, one baby was pulling my hair while the other was stuck under the kitchen table. So......
We all started our morning at 5:05.
But....this guy decided he wasn't ready to start HIS day, so at 7:15 while eating his breakfast he went back to sleep..

So.not.fair.

July 8, 2010

Gray

Gray bear
is turning into quite the Mr. personality!

July 7, 2010

July 6, 2010

Preschool Spring Program

These are months old, but I just saw that I forgot to post them.
Aidan's preschool had a spring fling and this is the 2 year old class of little performers.
Mitch, "Hey Aidan, there's your mom!"
"Look, right there."
Looking....
And once he spotted me, he proceeded to leave the line up, and walk to the front and say,
"Hey, mom!".