Tuesday, February 20, 2007


I'm walking in the March of Dimes walk this spring, and I'd love your support. Charlotte and Rachel were born at 34 weeks, and received excelled Neonatal care--thanks, in part, to the March of Dimes. Please take a moment to visit my page (also in my "links" section). This is such an important organization.

Wal-Mart...who knew?

So my best friend Jen is an optometrist, and she just so happens to work in an office in a Wal-Mart Vision Center. She always has these cute little do-dads and outfits for Becca, and it seems like whenever I ask where she got them, the answer is almost always "Wal-Mart!"

I hate going to Wal-Mart during regular shopping hours, but I'm starting to go VERY early in the morning to scope out good deals. Well, after reading Stephanie Klein's blog, I found out that some cute clothes can be found there as well! Seriously, who knew?

I picked up this cute top...

AND this cute skirt to go with it...

and not to worry--I got some of this so that my legs aren't the same color as the skirt!

Of course, the girls stocked up on some favorites...

we call these "go-gos"

Plus, we got the cutest bug lanterns, but I couldn't find a picture. I'll take one later. Have a great day!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Coloring is FUN!

We're diggin' the Crayola Mini Twistables and the giant drawing pad from Target. Good stuff.

Two pregnant ladies.

Donavan and Sabrina, showing off the bellies. Aren't they all cute and glowy?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

How cool is she?

Kelli Ferguson has this cool website up now, as she's begun 'staging' homes for the fortunate folks out in Tennessee. We've all seen "Sell This House" and "Take This House and Sell It," and I'm trying hard to stage this place appropriately. With two almost two year-olds, this pretty much equates to living in parallel dimensions. There's the toys thrown hither and yon and half-eaten apples on the floor life that we lead each night, then there's the pristine all-the-toys-are-stacked-Tetris-style in all of the closets home that exists while we're at work. I'm trying so desperately to channel my Inner Kelli! If only she wasn't in Tennessee.

Monday, February 12, 2007

So are we THAT crazy????

...yeah, pretty much.

I'm freaking out, people! Freaking OUT!!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

We are getting so good at this party thing!

One of our "BFFs," Kara Mae, had her 2nd birthday party a while back. The girls had a great time! Does it get much better than strawberry cupcakes with green frosting??? Kara had a Strawberry Shortcake-themed party, so those were a must. She also got a great tricycle, and spent most of the party running around in a helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads. It's just so hard to believe that we're all turning TWO! There's a new guard coming in--Donavan is about to have her little Sweet Pea any day now, Sabrina is right behind her, then Jen! I can't wait!

Friday, February 09, 2007

By Golly, they could be TWINS!

Okay, people always look at me like I'm nuts when I say this--but we honestly don't know if these two bubs are identical or fraternal. "What????" you gasp. Yes. When you have twins, you'll find out that there are only TWO surefire ways to know whether you have ID twins or fraternals. To you folks out there saying, "Well surely boy/girl twins are ALWAYS fraternal!" I say, "Ha!" There are actually instances when there CAN be boy/girl ID twins. It's a whole extra chromosome falling off thing that you don't really want to go into...

Unless you have an amnio (which I didn't), or have their little cheekies swabbed for DNA (which isn't neccessary, so therefore not provided at the hospital), you just don't know for sure. People will say, "Well, were they in two sacs, or..?" That's a gray area, as well. There was a membrane between them that was evident on the sonogram, but they could have been in two separate sacs (chorion), or that may just have been the sacs within the sac (amnion). My doctor didn't say, "Hey, look! Two sacs!" It was more about whisking them through the window to the NICU that counting the sacs. Placentas can fuse, the list goes on....

So, we left it at that. We figured that, if we were in doubt, we'd have them tested later. We could definitely tell them apart in infancy, and even now. But again, they also have the same hair/eye color, same exact skin tone, and look more and more alike each day. ID twins don't always look EXACTLY alike, as some traits are inherited from Mom after the egg has split. While they have the same DNA, one might be taller, or sound different. There are really several factors involved.
However, now that we are starting to take note of how much they DO look alike, our curiousity is getting the better of us. We're considering shelling out the 150 smackers to put the debate to rest, once and for all!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

He's at it again...

...PaPa and his hats.