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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Photo Post 6 months old!

We had our 6 month pictures taken last week by our friend Kristina who also did the twins newborn pics!

 We started out all giggles and smiles


 Then we started to get a little tired
 Then Landon fell asleep
 While Landon napped we got some cute pics of Ava's rufflebutt...Have I mentioned I love Etsy!!
 And slept
 O well if brother is going to sleep, I guess I'll be the star


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prematurity Awareness Day

November 17th is Prematurity Awareness Day!! This is a cause that is now close to our family's heart since the twins were born at 32 weeks.  We are so lucky to be in the age of medical science and the ability to care for babies that are born before they are truly ready to face the world.  Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go to make sure that every baby has a fighting chance to make it home to their own crib and stay in their mother's arms forever!

Once you have been a parent of a NICU baby and have spent time in a NICU, you will learn what little fighters these tiny little babies are.  We were so blessed that the twins never had any major setbacks and for the most part everything just went forward without the steps back.  The NICU is such a sad and happy place, happy for those who get to bring their little babies home and sad for those who aren't as lucky. 

During our stay in the NICU it was difficult and there were times where you were aware that things were not going positive for certain babies in the NICU, machines constantly going off, nurses and doctors running around, all you could do was pray for those babies who were just trying their hardest to make it home. 
Please consider supporting March of Dimes in their fight for preemie babies!

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

A lot of the blogs that I follow on a regular basis have been blogging about Shutterfly's awesome promotion for bloggers!! Lets face it as a mommy of two new babies and the fact that Christmas is just my absolute favorite time of year, Christmas cards are on the top of my list! I have just been waiting for the day to send out a Christmas card with pictures of our children on them!

I have used Shutterfly for their awesome photobooks, I plan on doing these every 6 months so that the babies can have cute books to look back on when they get older, I love these because they are organized! The last thing I want is to end up with thousands of pictures stuffed into boxes never to be seen again, and creating these books online is so much easier then trying to set aside time to scrapbook, add that to the fact that I am creatively stunted and Shutterfly photobooks are my new best friend!

Here are a few of my favorites, I am going to have such a hard time deciding!





We just had our family pictures taken for Christmas and now I just can't wait to see those pictures on one of these Christmas cards!
Shutterfly also has:
Calendars
Greeting cards
Wall art

If you are a blogger and would like to learn more about this amazing deal from Shutterfly please visit them at http://bit.ly/sfly2010 

I hope you have as much fun as I've had browsing all of their wonderful items for Christmas time and also the rest of the year!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Time flies when you're having fun!

Boy last month flew by and now we are so close to Thanksgiving and Christmas! The twins will be 6 months old on Saturday and since I skipped a 5 month post I will for sure be posting their stats from their 6 month appointment which is next Tuesday! This week is a fun one, Grant's and my anniversary is on Thursday and I can not believe we were married 5 years ago! My how time flies! The babies are growing like weeds, they are rolling around and "talking" all the time, they are sucking on their fingers and realizing that there is another baby there, they are so cute when they play together!! They seem to spend a lot of time just reaching out for the others face right now, its so darn adorable! Hopefully next weekend I will have time to update everyone on:
Halloween (which kind of was a bust since the babes had colds)
The babies 1st colds
My 24th Birthday~!
Our anniversary!
and a big 6 month stats (I am anxious to know how much they are weighing in at now)

OK well I'm home from work and have to finish cleaning my house since my wonderful mother in law already cooked dinner!!