Being married for three years and trying to have a child for the three years, we almost gave up. It was January 7th of 2008 that we found out we were having A baby. Went to my 1st doctor's appointment and they stated that I was already 11 weeks along. I told them there is no way -- I am way too big to only be 11 weeks! She told me to hop up on the table and let's see what is going on. Here comes the camera, and she said, "Well, that could be the reason you are so big: TWINS!" I told her to check the camera, and then the words, "Oh s--t" came out. I was happy and scared at the same time. Here I am 33 years young and my first baby are twins. On top of that, the doctor told me they will be identical because they looked like they are in the same sac. Click to read the rest of this entry
I like to joke with my husband about his tendency to take FOREVER to make decisions. Buying a car, what to order at a restaurant, which peanut butter pretzels to buy ...... proposing........After knowing each other for sooooooo long, he waited almost 15 years after we started dating, to propose. But once he did, it was on! I was in full planning mode, which I completely enjoyed! My wedding theme turned out to be rain. We had a lovely bridal shower in my mom and dad's yard. It rained and rained and we were stuck under a tent the whole time. It was still beautiful and so fun. No one could escape, as I was seated to open presents at the only exit of the tent. I waited 15 years for this, no one was going anywhere! Which I actually announced at the shower. Believe me, everyone at that shower had been waiting just as long as me, so no one was planning to go anywhere! Click to read the rest of this entry
by Samantha Friedman
Jacob and Ross, identical twins, and their mommy went to the local library for storytime about trucks and cars today. But before the library, in the middle of the pouring rain, we stopped for a quick bite to eat and who do we see in the restaurant but a big red happy giant Elmo! Jacob gave him five and Ross waved, "hello!" The surprising part of this is that the restaurant was nearly empty and we were pretty soaked from the rain, but we couldn't help ourselves from smiling and laughing anyway.
by Cheryl Maguire
The graduates were in a single line as they entered the room filled with proud parents and family members. I inched closer, weaving through the crowd, camera in hand. I spotted my boy/girl twins situated next to one another, each gripping a piece of paper.
The ceremony began with the teacher welcoming everyone. She then explained how each child chose a letter from the alphabet and drew a corresponding picture to illustrate the letter. The first child displayed their picture and stated, “A is for airplane.” This pattern continued with each subsequent child. Click to read the rest of this entry
We finally made the move and it's been horrible.
My identical boys, Matthew and Jonathan, are in big-boy beds.
They are 2.5 years old. I was hoping to keep them in cribs until they turned 18, but nothing was working anymore. We'd brought the crib mattresses down as low as they could go and we clothed them in big-kid sleep sacks, but still, they managed.
They managed so well that I found Jonathan perched on the highest wall of his crib the other day at nap time and I watched, unable to reach him on time, as he leaped into Matthew's crib.
It was terrifying.
So I bought beds and had them set up within five hours.
Trouble is that these two feed off each other.
Their similar temperaments mean they are similarly wild.
In their cribs, they jumped up and down simultaneously until they simply couldn't do it anymore and they crashed. In their beds, they do the same thing except now there are no crib rails to confine them. Click to read the rest of this entry
Now that summer season is upon us, one of our favorite free family activities is going to the beach. We always go early to ensure a free parking spot. We also bring plenty of snacks, drinks and, of course, sunscreen. Once we are there, the kids love playing in the sand and ocean, and I love to sit in my beach chair enjoying the serene setting.
Money Saving Tips:
Enjoy Nature Most nature settings are free or low cost and provide a fun and serene entertainment for everyone. Some suggestions are state or town parks, beaches, Audubon centers, waterfalls or lakes, and forests. Click to read the rest of this entry