Friday, May 27, 2011

Can anything run smoothly?

Is it too much to ask for a day or two of peace and smooth-sailing?

The answer is yes, yes it is.

We are headed out to Nags Head, NC tomorrow morning for a family vacay ( I know, I am one brave woman).

Although I know it's not going to be much of a "vacation" with 3 kids 2 and under, I'm hopeful I will at least get to see the beach through the windows in our house :)

Anyways, I've been packing all week (and yes it takes all week to pack for a family of 5).

It's a process.

It would not be so bad if I weren't dealing with the unpredictable moods of teething twins, the "babysitter" for our dogs falling through (it's been worked out now), my incredibly depressing search for a bathing suit (I eventually found one at Macy's), a toddler who decided TODAY was the perfect day to start climbing out of her crib and wandering around the house when she woke up this morning (and when she woke up from her nap), and a husband who had to make an emergency room visit for a possible torn hernia, thanks to a blow from a softball during one of his weekly games (thankfully all turned out to be ok).


But really, really?

What gives?

I'm either getting all the craziness out of the way before our vacation OR it's a preview of the madness that is to come.

I'm hoping it's the first part.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FLYing high

Ever heard of FLY lady??

My aunt swears by her, and honestly, my aunt's house is SPOTLESS.

She also has 3 kids, granted her's are MUCH more spaced out than mine (her oldest is 16 and youngest is 5) but still, her house is SPOTLESS.

Did I mention her house is always SPOTLESS?

So, I've been doing Fly Lady's techniques on and off since the twins were born. Some weeks I was a crazed follower, and other weeks I did nothing at all to contribute to the cleanliness of my house.

Well, I'm just in one of those," I can't stand the clutter any longer" types of moods.

I've been doing a purge.

I've gone through all the girls clothes and figured which ones I want to keep and which ones I can donate, I've done the same with my clothes as well.

All those clothes I've been holding on to because maybe, possibly, some day I'll be able to fit in them...right.

They're gone! I've come to terms with reality, and I've donated them all.

I have to say, I'm not as depressed about it as I thought I would be, it actually feels good to get all the extra un-needed stuff out.

The clothes-purging has inspired a purging of all things clutter in my house!

I went in our office yesterday and took out all the bins of junk that were stored in the office closet. Literally, these bins have been in this closet since we moved in over a year ago! And in over a year, we have never opened one of those bins!

So, obviously there must not be anything too important in them!

Don't worry I looked through them before I tossed them! I found more clothes (shocker) to add to the donate pile, but 90% of that crap was plain old toss in a garbage bag, trash.

It's unbelievable to me that I have had that much crap taking up space in my house for this long!

Now, I'm tackling the storage closets in my bedroom which have inevitably become an easy place to throw stuff when I'm trying to clean up really quick because we have company coming over!

I'm not proud of it, but it's reality.

At least I'm trying to fix it now, points for trying right?
I really like the concept behind fly lady. She recommends setting a timer for 15 mins. and de-clutter. Once the time is up, you stop. It helps you from getting overwhelmed. I also try to set one goal for myself a day. For example, yesterday my goal was the office closet -accomplished :)

Today's goal, is to get the clothes in the twins room organized by what they can wear now, and organize their hand-me-down clothes in their closet.

I think the "slow and steady wins the race" strategy is a good one, and it works for me. I can get my goals done during nap time and at the end of the day I don't feel like such a slacker.


Fly Lady's zones are really great too! Each week there is a zone. This week is the Master Bedroom, so even though you still need to do light pick-up cleaning throughout the other rooms in your house as well (darn) you do all the deep-cleaning stuff in the master bedroom.

It works, because eventually you have a set schedule down for cleaning your house, so you're not running around wondering what needs to be cleaned, or just realizing you've never dusted your baseboards, and company is coming over in 15 min.!

Who hasn't been there?

So, hopefully in a year from now (sarcasm) my house will be totally de-cluttered and self-cleaning!

A girl can dream!

Did I mention, I'm doing all of this while trying to pack for our week-long vacay to the Nags Head, NC.??

What can I say, I'm one of those weird people that like their house to be spotless, when they leave for vacation!

Oh, well, happy cleaning everyone!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Never too young...

So, with the Big Girl's birthday party behind us, it was time to start writing thank you cards for all the fabulous gifts she received.

I wanted to get her personalized stationery, because no one is too young to have their own stationery!

I have always had a love affair with stationery.

I'm not sure what sparked it, but seeing my name on a fabulously pink thank you card just makes me happy!

I also love the fact that you put a thank you note into an envelope and then proceed to put something that most children have never heard of.....a stamp!

I love technology, I'm not one of those people who refuse to write their term papers on a computer instead opting for a typewriter (and yes, those people do exist).

I'm a facebook/twitter junkie, and of course I love blogging. Don't even get me going on my obsessions with google and online shopping....I digress...

Anyways, I do feel something as simple as polite human interaction is lacking.

I'm guilty. There are times when I find myself just wanting to send a text message instead of actually 'talking' to someone on the phone, or days when I actually long for the pre-recorded press this number if you want... phone call rather than dealing with 12 different people on the line to get an answer to one question.

Guilty as charged.

However, being a History major in college, and being the dork that loved going to the archive department to sift through old correspondences or newspaper clipping, I'm here to tell you the written word is dying.

I wonder how hundreds of years from now, people will be able to study us? I guess from our tweets, and our blogs!

Anyways, I love Thank You cards, they are just simple, and for me, I think the art of handwriting one's gratitude is a lost one. So, yes, even my 2 year old gets her own personalized stationery so she..uhh I mean, I can write a thank you card for her. I let her scribble on it as well, it's her 'signature'...cute huh?

Anyways, I stumbled upon Amy Adele..

umm obsessed!

I ordered the Happy Daisy style, and when it arrived, it was so beautiful.

They also have twin style ones :)

They arrived much quicker than the expected 7-10 days, and they were displayed in the cutest white meshy type of tie bag. To top it off, Amy herself, sent guessed it, a thank you card for choosing her products!

Is that good business of what?

If you're looking for great stationery check her out, please, please, please, I know you will love her products as much as I do! And no, I'm not getting paid in any way shape or form for recommending her, or for any of the things I recommend on my blog :)

So, you can be sure when I recommend something it's because I really love it!

and I really love Amy Adele's Stationery!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Ever heard of a hemangioma?

If you have, you're one step ahead of me. I had no clue what one was until I had the twins.

The fast and ready definition...

A Hemangioma is a benign self-involuting tumor (swelling or growth) of endothelial cells, the cells that line blood vessels. It usually appears during the first weeks of life and resolves by age 10. In infancy it is the most common type of benign tumor. (Taken from Wikipedia)

When both the girls were a little under a month old we noticed small strawberry marks on them. Gabby had a flat red circle on her head, which I found when giving her a bath ( she has a lot of hair, so it was covered up pretty well). We noticed a flat red mark on Annabelle's right ear lobe and a pin prick sized red dot on her upper thigh.

We assumed they were just birthmarks (at this time their Pediatrician had not seen the marks). So, when we went to the Pediatrician for their one month check-up we showed the Dr. the marks on the babies.



She told us, they were common in preemies. That for whatever reason, the body made more blood-vessels than it needed in those areas where the red spots were. She said that the areas could continue to get bigger and could swell out. Eventually their bodies would realize the mistake and begin to correct it. She said the red areas would begin to turn gray, as the cells died, and eventually the hemangioma would be gone.

She warned us that depending on the size of the hemangioma, they may need surgery to tack up any saggy skin left behind once the hemangioma started to regress.


Anyways, she told us it would be as big as it was going to get probably around the 2-3 month mark.

All in all, we weren't too worried. Even as the marks on Gabby's head and Annabelle's ear grew and swelled, we weren't too worried, since down the line, it would correct itself.

Honestly, we weren't really shocked by the sizes. Gabby's is pretty well covered up by her hair, and while Annabelle's earlobe got pretty inflated, it just didn't seem too terribly drastic to us. We forgot how odd it looked until strangers would come up to us asking what was wrong?

You can see Annabelle's right ear here. This was take when we brought her home from the hospital. No red marks, no inflated earlobe, just a normal looking ear.

And this is my sweet girl at 6 months old, with her fully grown sized hemangioma on her ear lobe!

Pretty drastic huh?

So, those who read this blog, know Annabelle eventually had to get her hemangioma removed. Gabby still has the one on her head, and it's already starting to turn gray! Yay!

The rest of this post, I want to focus on the complications that arose with Annabelle's Hemangioma....

Here she is a few days home from the hospital, with a normal looking ear.

This picture was taken around the 2 month mark, you can see on her right ear the flat red beginnings of the hemangioma

This was taken at Halloween (Annabelle on the left). She was almost 3 months, this is when her lobe began swelling.

Again, if you look closely you can see the red on her right ear.

This was her, a little over 4 months old, you can get an idea of how inflated the hemangioma has become.

Another view (Annabelle is on the right). It was around 4 months when we noticed that her ear was beginning to scab. At her 4 month checkup her Pediatrician referred us to a Dermatologist, she felt like it was scabbing because when Annabelle would be laying on her back and turn her head, the hemangioma was so large it was rubbing against the floor or her mattress when she slept and getting irritated.

So, off to the Dermatologist.

The Derm. informed us that it was not a scab, but the hemangioma had become ulcerated.

This is not good. When this happens, the hemangioma becomes painful. She also felt like it had become infected as well.

She recommended some topical antibiotics and did a culture of her ear. She also recomended a steroid injection directly in to the hemangioma. She said injection would stimulate the hemangioma to deflate. The inflated portion of her lobe would go back to normal size but the red color would remain until her body 'healed' it. She also said we may need to consult a plastic surgeon because her lobe would have saggy skin.

We felt like the injection was a good idea, it would speed up the healing process, and since the hemangioma had become painful, we wanted it to be gone.

The injection was awful!

Poor Annabelle was in so much pain, and the whole situation was just plain traumatic.

to top it off, it didn't even work.

Before the trip to the dermatologist, we had been having feeding issues with Annabelle. She all of a sudden wouldn't eat. It was getting so frustrating, and the little bit of formula she would take, she'd throw back up. The week of the injection things kept getting worse. Then the Dermatologist called to let us know her ear culture came back positive for staph infection!


She immediately put Annabelle on oral antibiotics, which seemed to make the baby a new kid. She was eating, and doing great, once the infection cleared up. The Dermatologist felt, that since the hemangioma had become ulcerated and since it did not respond to the steroid injection at all, that it would probably continue to get infected and that it needed to be removed.

Off to the plastic surgeon.

Dr. Isaac Wornom performed Annabelle's surgery, and I can't say enough good things about this man.

He explained that in most cases of hemangioma's they don't do anything. They only want to remove them when they interfere with the development of a child. For instance, he had a case where a child had a large hemangioma on their eyelid and it was making it impossible for the child to open their eye!

He said in our situtation he wouldn't even bother removing the hemangioma because of it's location on her body, BUT since the instance of her infection, he felt like it needed to come off.

We were relieved. We wanted this thing out of our lives.

Basically, the way the procedure went, was he would completely cut out the inflated red part of her ear. He would cut it out like a wedge out of a piece of pie. Annabelle would still have the top of her ear and the bottom part of her lobe where the hemangioma was not present. So basically the middle part of her ear would be cut out. He would then attach the two ends.

Her ear would be much smaller than her other ear, but he said it shouldn't be deformed, and it would definitely still look like an ear.

So this was her, the morning of March 7, 2011 (surgery day)

And this was her the next day with her bandages, a happy, smiley girl :)

As I said, there are not enough good things I an say about Dr. Wornom. He did an AMAZING job. Her ear is smaller than her other ear, but honestly if you didn't know that, you wouldn't notice the size difference at all.

Here she is in the front post surgery. Normal looking ear!

I wanted to do this post, because if you are anything like me, when you're faced with google it.

I knew nothing about hemangioma's until I had children who had them, so if you find yourself in my boat, hopefully this post helps. There can be complications involved as with Annabelle, but there can also be absolutely no problems at all, as with Gabby.

You can learn more about Hemangiomas, causes, and treatments here, here, and here. Often times children who have more than two hemangioma's are at risk for having internal hemangioma's as well. The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation has information, here.

For now though, cheers to happy girls :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Good Cause

There are so many amazing charities out there, and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming if you find yourself searching for great organizations to volunteer or donate to.

6 degrees, is this really great site where you can search organizations based on their location and/or cause.

In our household we obviously have a lot of babies! So, we tend to lean towards charities and organizations that have to do with helping kids.

St. Jude is a big one. What an amazing organization, a hospital, a research facility, and more importantly NO child is turned away. We love giving to St. Jude, because we love everything about what they do.

Since having the twins, I've been especially interested in doing things to help out with March of Dimes, and getting involved in our hospital's NICU, even if it's just bringing sweets to the fabulous nurses there!

In my search, I stumbled upon a really great organization right here in Richmond.

With 3 kids in diapers I know how expensive it is to buy diapers. Luckily I don't have to make a choice between feeding my kids or diapering them....but some people do.

Capital Diaper Bank provides Diapers to these types of families.

It's shocking to think that some kids sit in a dirty diaper all day or longer, or that sometime families re-use soiled disposable diapers because they can't afford buying new ones.

Anyways, I loved finding this organization because I have a stock pile of packs of diapers that the twins never even got a chance to get in ( advice, don't buy a bunch of preemie or newborn diapers, because they don't stay in them long)!

They of course take monetary donations as well.

So take some time to do some searching, and do some good out there!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BEST diaper rash medicine

So, if you haven't been following me on Twitter (which you really should be, shame on you) then you probably don't know that Gabby got her first tooth last week!!!

Yup, she woke up Tuesday morning with a pearly white :)

I foolishly said out loud (my first mistake) "This is great! She hasn't even complained, maybe teething will run more smoothly with twins than it did with the Big Girl."

Famous last words.

Anyways, if you have kids, and if they have teeth, then you know all about it.

The fussiness has happened, and what I like to refer to as "teething poop" has hit our house.

Poor baby, her little butt is on fire!

This reminded me though, to share my super secret diaper rash medicine with all of you!

I first discovered this about a month after we had brought Annabelle home from the NICU. She got a really bad diaper rash and nothing I did was helping. So, I took her to the Pediatrician and he prescribed some antibiotic ointment, which did NOTHING.

Frantically, worried my daughter would have a raw butt for the rest of her life, I called the Dr. He said that if the antibiotics didn't clear it up then we should try some lotrimin.

Didn't work.

So, when all else fails I did what I always do...


That's where I stumbled upon a remedy that seemed a little weird to me. After talking to the Pharmacist at our local CVS, he assured me he had heard of this remedy and that it wouldn't hurt my baby if I used it.

So I gave it a try....

The super secret amazing diaper rash remedy is Mylanta (and Maalox works as well).

Like I said, weird, but after 48 hours her rash was gone!

Apparently it literally takes the acid out of the rash which helps it clear up faster. Once it started clearing up, I just kept putting vaseline on it and no problems since.

And now, with Gabby's "teething poop" it's working like a charm again!

Just thought I'd pass the super secret killer of diaper rashes on to all of you!

Friday, May 13, 2011

E-mail collector

So, I've been pretty obsessed with Etsy lately.

I've also been in the major hunt for a reasonably priced triple jogger, so I've been stalking sites like Ebay, Craigslist, and Overstock as well.

Anyways, some of these sites allow you to pay for your purchase with Paypal. I believe I first set up my Paypal account when I was in high school.


All I can say is, Paypal is a really secure site. It's so secure, I couldn't even log in, even though I am obviously myself and not some sketch ball trying to steal my identity. If you live on the planet Mars and have never heard of Paypal, I'll break it down for you...

It's a secure site, where you can pay for materials without worrying about getting ripped off. You access your account with your e-mail and password. Of course, this whole process made me realize how many e-mail accounts I actually have.

I don't know if this is at all normal, but here we go.....

I still have the first e-mail account I ever made. It's an AOL account, and although I haven't checked it, in ohhh probably 10 years, it's still active ( I think, AOL is still around right)?

I also have my college e-mail address, I never check this one either, BUT I do still use this e-mail as a username for many sites.

When I was in college, I also had a yahoo mail account, basically because I wanted to keep personal e-mails and school e-mails separate...don't ask me why, I really don't know.

Now is where it gets good...

THEN, I set up a gmail account, basically for the good ole reason "Everyone else is doing it". All my friends were g-chatting it up, I couldn't be left out.

THEN I opened my own business. You didn't know that about me, did you? Yes, in my pre-baby making, pre baby-birthing and pre baby-raising day, I opened a small business with my then-boyfriend, now-husband. I obviously now stay home, and he's running the show at work...

anyways the point? I have a business e-mail account.

THEN I started blogging! I wanted a way to keep blog e-mails separate from other e-mails, plus most of my e-mail addresses have my full name in it, so I didn't want to advertise that on my blog.....thus, yet ANOTHER e-mail account!

By my count that's 6.


And I may or may not be counting ANOTHER e-mail address from a college I attended my freshman year, or a comcast address because it was free when I moved into my first place and purchased a cable package....

It's a sickness really.

Anywho, the whole point is that after attempting a few possible e-mail addresses as my Paypal account, I got locked out of the whole site for too many attempts.


To top it off, after I waited the appropriate 24 hours, or whatever the time frame is, I couldn't even answer my OWN security questions.

How lame have I become?

Don't worry though, I did, eventually figure it all out (whew).

It got me to thinking though, I really need to get rid of these e-mail accounts!

It's just not normal.

Or is it?

I can't be alone out there in the world of e-mail account hoarding! I wonder if there even is a way to cancel the accounts?

Oh well, let's be honest, I'm never going to find the time to delete those accounts anyways, and on the off chance I do find the time, I'll be too busy accessing my Paypal account so I can buy something super cute off of Etsy!

Side note: All my e-mail accounts have my maiden name in them, I don't have an e-mail address with my married name!

I definitely need a new e-mail address!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I'm sure you can imagine the amount of baby clothes I have in my house right now.

Today, I tackled the daunting task of going through clothes that no longer fit the big girl, or the twins. I ended up with a few clothes to store for a future baby ( don't worry, not in the near future) and a huge stash that I'm donating to a family at our church. This family just had a baby girl in April, so I'm so excited to be able to pass on these clothes to a good home, some of the outfits still had tags on them!

As I was folding the outfits and loading them in bags, so my mom could take them with her to church choir practice tonight, my mom said something that has stayed with me all day....

"This is such a great thing you are doing, you are really helping this family so much, this will mean so much to them, because they are really struggling right now"

Times are hard.
The economy sucks.
It's no secret.

Lots of families are going through tough times, and while I knew it was a good thing I was donating these clothes, it was the way my mom said it, that took me aback.

I am so blessed.

My family is so blessed.

There are so many times I complain because I'm tired, or my house is constantly a wreck, or I haven't shed those last few baby pounds, but what?

There are families out there who don't know how they are going to feed their children, they can't pay their light bill or their rent, they can't afford to do simple things, like throw a birthday party for their kid.

It breaks my heart.

I've always been aware of other's hardships, but since I have become a mother, the reality of a family struggling really hits a different chord. It affects me differently.

I soppose because I am a mom who wants to give my children everything, I can appreciate how utterly devastating it must feel to not be able to provide even the most simple things for your family.

So, all day I've been taking time to stop and thank God for the blessings he has given me and my family.

Three beautiful and HEALTHY children, a husband who loves me and works hard every day so that I can stay home with my girls and so that all of us have everything we need; parents who are my biggest fans, brothers who are my best friends.

I'm not lucky, I'm blessed.

I know it, and I am thankful.

I think we all could benefit from taking a "time-out" from our busy lives and just giving thanks, but more importantly, we also need to give back.

Clothes are one thing, but honestly, there is so much more I can be doing. And I plan to, I have been given so much, and I am ready to give back and help others as much as I can!

So thanks for reading this, and I hope it inspires some of you to give back as well.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday!

As promised! The BIG birthday post!!!!

I've mentioned the Big Girl's obsession with Mickey Mouse before, well, we had a Mickey Mouse themed Birthday Party for our big 2 year old!

This was take before guests arrived, all the gifts were displayed on the fire place. You can get a glimpse of our new furniture as well :)

Goody Bags!!!! We have this divider between our kitchen and den...I hate it! But it worked out nicely for displaying the goody bags!

Aren't they cute? I got the Mickey mouse boxes from Party City, as well as all the favors. Each box had
Mickey Mouse bubbles,
Mickey Mouse stickers,
Mickey Mouse blow outs
and Mickey Mouse bouncy balls!

The Dessert Table! Check out the red polka dot banner on the table. I made that! I made them for the table, the divider and my mantel. Trust me, you can do anything with a glue gun! I bought the fabric at Hobby Lobby, as well as the red bias tape. I cut the triangle pattern out of the fabric and hot glued it to the bias tape...easy peasy!

The cake!

Gasps, are welcome! Isn't it AMAZING! I went back and forth about what I wanted to do for the cake, unfortunately our local grocery stores don't offer a Mickey Mouse sheet cake ( I guess because of copyright) so we went to a local bakery and got a custom cake! I was beyond blown away by their work, and I will definitely be using them again, and again, and again!

The Bakery was Jean Jacques, in Richmond, Va. Check them out if you are in town, I think they may even ship some of their delicious creations as well!

The table looked great! I am REALLY mad I didn't get a picture of the food table. We had it set up outside, and it was a "hot diggity dog" bar! If you have kids, and have ever watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, then you'll get the hot dog reference! We had hot dogs (of course) and all the fixings...chili, cheese, onions, slaw; we had potato salad, fruit and lots of sweets! It was delicious!

You can sort of see the invitation displayed on the dessert table. It's a Mouse silhouette with red and white background...super cute! I ordered it off etsy!

It was so easy, I ordered through this Etsy Shop She put all my information on the design and e-mailed me the proof. I then had it printed through Vistaprint.

We also had Mickey Mouse shaped rice krispy treats! You should have seen me making these the night before! Easy though, all you need are Rice Krispy's, marshmellows, and a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter!

Marshmellow pops! These were a HUGE hit! They were easy and fun to make! I got the sticks, and the candy melts at wal mart. You just melt the candy melts, put the marshmellow on the stick and dip the marshmellow in the melted candy, then put the sprinkles on top! I popped mine in the fridge and they were set in about 10 mins. To display them, I put a them in vases and scattered them around the house!

These things were seriously so good!

The Happy Birthday banner was from Party City as well!

The Birthday Girl!!! Yes, that is a Minnie inspired dress from Etsy! Where else!

I found this dress through Double Love Designs on Etsy! She makes lots of different styles of pillowcase dresses and....

She's a mommy of twins! Yay, she gets a double shout out for that!

Speaking of Twins...

They had lots of fun as well :)

Me and my Big Girl

She loved it when everyone sang "Happy Birthday"!

It was a great party and a great time! I can't believe how big she is now!
The next parties on the calendar....

Twins baptism in July (hopefully)
and Twins birthday in September..

Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the great mama's out there!

We've had a big weekend! The Big Girls 2nd Birthday bash was Saturday ( I'll be posting on this later) and of course Mother's Day, today!

I'm so thankful for my mother, I don't know what I would do without her.

No, seriously....I know lots of people say that, but I really don't know what I would do without her!

Not only did the woman accomplish the amazing task of giving birth to me, but she raised me (and yes, I was a difficult one at times) loved me, clothed me, taught me, guided me, and when I had my own children was 100% there for me.

She spent 2 weeks at my house making dinners, doing my laundry, and cleaning when I brought the (now) Big Girl home from the hospital. With the arrival of the twins, she took a 3 month leave of absence from her job just to help me out! She did night-shifts, and grocery-runs, and if it weren't for her presence in my house, I know beyond any shadow of a doubt, I would have gone insane!

But that's not all folks! She ended up quitting her job, so that she could be available to me, and help me with my 3 kids under the age of 2!!!!

Now, I guess I get to say, 3 kids 2 and under :)

Anyways, she's ahhhhmazing!

I could come up with a million different words to describe her, but "mom" seems to encompass it all.

So, even though Mom's get their special day once a year, we really should be celebrating them everyday of the year, I know I can't celebrate my mom enough!

Today was my first Mother's Day as a mother of three, and although it wasn't much different from every other day- diapers still needed to be changed, babies rocked, temper-tantrums overted, it was still perfect..

and, gasp! Could I possibly have gotten a Mother's Day miracle? A picture with all 3 of my beautiful girls??


I must say, I think it's a keeper!

Friday, May 6, 2011


Well, Wednesday May 4th, was filled with cupcakes, kisses, and a few happy tears, as we celebrated the Big Girl turning 2!

I can't believe how fast the time has flown, and it only makes me think, how much faster the time will fly by with the twins.


Definitely not a baby anymore, and it seems like overnight she has realized that. She's talking in full sentences and really starting to be more independent.

Growing up.


We're having a BIG party tomorrow, and I can't wait to post about it!!!!

So, stay tuned :)