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Our Days

2Our days are looking a lot like this.

 

With me watching them from here.

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And doing stuff like this

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When I feel like getting covered in paint and cleaning up an epic mess.

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Just the H’s playing outside in our beautiful, beautiful weather. PS. I took these photos myself and I’m pretty proud of them.

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I did something funky editing this photo and then couldn’t figure out how to undo it.

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Blowing kisses!

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And then we went home and this ridiculousness ensued!

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She fell in accidentally and wasn’t thrilled about it. Once I rescued her…

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Hazel thought it looked like fun!

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She loves her so much!

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Sick Day

We had a sick day on Wednesday. And I use the word “sick” loosely. Hazel threw up at some point the night before. I say “some point” because the girl never woke us up to deal with it. She just went back to sleep and slept in the throw up. Gah-ross. I kept the girls home to monitor her and make sure she didn’t do it again or develop a fever. She was fine all day long. So we played. And they were cute. And I took pictures.

1It’s great fun to play in the drawer underneath Hazel’s crib. They know how to pull it out and climb in and they stand and bounce and pull out the clothes I have stored in there.  This is a good time, if you roll with the one-year-old set.

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We also played underneath Haley’s crib and read our new books. I ordered How Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs; But Not The Hippopotamus; One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five Fish; Moo, Baa, La La La from bookworm.com and we have been doing a lot more reading this week.

And then the girls piled into Hazel’s crib with pretty much every stuffed animal available and the real fun began!

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This scowl is her new thing and I spent the better part of a week trying to figure out where she got it from. She got it from Momma. Because when they are doing something semi-dangerous, or overly messy, or something I’m just not going to like I scowl and shake my head at them. And now she’s doing it back to me. *facemeetpalm*

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I really didn’t expect them to turn into toddlers so fast. But they really have. Their personalities have gotten so much more specific. They have gotten more stubborn, more active, more particular in their likes and dislikes. It’s fascinating to watch and also a little frustrating to parent.

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But then their cute and I’m not so frustrated anymore.

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See? Grade A, capitol CUTE!

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Not too bad for an impromptu Wednesday off. I got to do what I love best of all: play with my girls! And Hazel was fine all day long. 😀

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This was our first full week on winter break and can I just say that it has been glorious to be home every day with the girls? I think it’s so sweet that people are offering to watch them so I can have baby free time, but I don’t want to be away from the girls. I have this block of time where I don’t have to share them with anyone (other than their daddy, of course) and we can do whatever we please and I just want to soak in every single moment! Especially since I only have a few short months left of having babies. They will be toddlers soon and then what will I do?!

We have been kicking it at home most of this week, just playing and goofing around while Christmas-centric stuff plays on Netflix. Did y’all know The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is on Netflix? Well, it is and you should watch it. Especially if you have a toddler. or a baby. Or a grown woman who gets really excited when she’s watching musical numbers and is libel to fake tap dance in her living room when only her 10 month old twins can see her…

ANYHOO, so we’ve watched that and The Grinch (3 times), Rudolph, Frosty (twice), White Christmas (I’ve lost count), Miracle on 34th Street, Babes in Toyland, The Nutcracker. You get the idea. This has been spread out since Thanksgiving, by the way. We haven’t crammed all these in one week. I did that last year when I was a whale. 🙂

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She was looking down the hall and laughing at Hazel. They have started doing that now. They don’t actively play together, but they will look over at each other and if they make eye contact they will giggle. It kills me every time!

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Oh, the face! And those pretty, pretty eyes! Don’t mind the runy nose. We are doing some serious teething and I’ve almost given up on wiping them. I think Hazel’s outside bottom front teeth are coming in and I suspect Haley’s working on a molar.

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My wallet was the fun toy this morning. I took it out to buy a birthday present (!!!!) for the girls and then used it to talk Haley out of chewing on the remote. It’s all about bartering in this house.

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I must admit that I giggle a little bit that Herbie the Dentist is a chew toy in our house. Anybody? Please tell me I’m not alone in my Christmas dorkiness.

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Elvis face.

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I’m trying to get video of Haley walking, but the little stinker refuses to perform at me. I’m hoping maybe when we’re with my family next week I can be sneaky about it. But she’s standing unassisted her and chattering away to herself. Ken and I die when she does this. She’ll whisper to herself and it’s the cutest thing EVER!

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Ignore the ridiculously unflattering shot of Hazel in the background, please focus on the beautiful baby having a conversation with her hand.

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This tug of war ended peaceably. Haley ended up getting the wallet and Hazel played with a receipt.  Just a typical morning for us. I pop in and out of the action. They need me less and less. I’m still there if they want me to play with them, but I’m finding that I’m not always necessary. I’m okay with that, I could watch them play with their sister forever. I’m so happy we had two babies. It can make life challenging, but there are so many joys that I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

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