Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Cayden

Our nephew Cayden had his first birthday this past week. He turned one on Thursday. Mike, the kids and I all came to Jacksonville on Friday to celebrate his birthday. Mike actually took off work so we left after breakfast and was able to make it to to J-ville by 3:30pm. We had so much fun playing and celebrating! Happy Birthday Cayden!!!

Saturday Mike and I got out twice. The first time we left to go to J-ville Commons to get our running in. We have officially completed week 5 of the couch potato to 5K today. Only 3 more left and we will be running 3 miles. Woohoo!! After we came back to shower and get ready we headed back out for a lunch date. Thank you Grammy and Great Aunt Sue for watching the kids while we got out!!

We actually head home tomorrow, but have had a great weekend. Pictures to come!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How 'bout that?

Look who climbed out of her bed somehow and joined brother during naptime. Cute? You bet!

By the way...Zack is doing so much better. He isn't quite 100%, but I think a couple more breathing treatments will do the trick.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sick Zack

Zack is sick. Poor guy! He is just miserable. He started coughing Monday, but I didn't think much of it. (I know better too...which is why I'm mad at myself about that!) Monday night he didn't sleep well and he woke up several times screaming. He coughed all night. So yesterday we headed into the Pediatricians office to find out what was going on. The doctor looked into his ears and she said "the right ear might be infected." (Yes, I think "might?" Wouldn't you KNOW?) Turns out that the tube in that ear is angled really weird she said.

We have been given medicine for his ear and I am having to give him breathing treatments every few hours. Due to his RAD, reactive airway disease, he is having a hard time breathing. We are hoping he is better in 2 days because we are suppose to be heading to J-ville for Cayden's first birthday party. I did notice today that he has gunk coming out of his right ear. So I have placed a call into the Ears, Nose & Throat doc. However, he is out on vacation this week. The earliest I could get Zack in is next Friday.

So say a little prayer for him. Poor guy can't seem to sleep longer than a an hour or two at a time due to his breathing. He is just exhausted. I'm going to try and get the ear drops for him this afternoon and see if that will help as well.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday

The Easter Bunny made a special visit to our house Sunday morning. The kids got a TON of goodies. Mostly Sesame street books, socks, and a coloring book. They also got a Yo Gabba Gabba book each, as well as a bunny.

After breakfast we all got dressed and headed to church. We tried out the same church but this time we went to Sunday School. We really enjoyed the Sunday School class. Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Play Date

Yesterday after the MOPS meeting we hung around, had a picnic and then played on the playground with the other kids and moms. Zack is getting so brave. He is starting to climb up about everything and didn't want me near him. He is all boy!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday/Easter Egg Hunt

Mamaw came up Friday night so Mike and I could go to a couple of functions. We were supposed to have had an Easter Egg hunt yesterday, but due to the weather it was postponed until today. So instead we stayed in our pajamas and hunted eggs inside. (I didn't take pictures because we were all in pajamas.) After lunch Mamaw and I went out to Khols to do a little shopping. I actually spend money on myself, which is an extreme rarity these days.

Today we got all dressed up for Palm Sunday. It was the hardest thing to get them to sit still so I could get pictures of them. My camera is still broke (flash doesn't work, so if they move inside it is blurry), so the pictures are a little blurry.

After church service we went out for lunch and then back to the church for the Easter Egg hunt. They first had little crafts set up for the kids. Here is Zack getting a temporary tattoo of an Easter Egg.

Poor Maddie fell asleep on our way to the church after lunch. We got her a tattoo as well.

Shortly after, Maddie woke up and we were on to the next station.
After craft time, they had story time where they read the Easter story. Out of a good 40-50 kids of all ages, my two were the only ones who were running around and being disruptive. It was quite embarrassing. We tried to get them to sit still which made them scream and act up worse. So this is something we will be working on. After story time we had the Easter Egg hunt. The kids did much better since the one at the MOPS. I think our practice in the house really helped!

After the hunt they also had bubbles and food. You know how much the twins LOVE bubbles!!

I think the kids really enjoyed themselves. All in all it was a great day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sandbox Park

We were invited to try out the Sandbox Park in Davidson today. We are only about 20 minutes away. The kids had so much fun that we missed nap time completely and refused to eat lunch because we would rather just play with these cars that they have. They have SEVERAL little cars throughout the park and the place was completely fenced in. There is also a sandbox that already has all the toys you would need. It was really nice.


If you don't think kids are always watching you, than you are dead wrong! I have heard and watched both of the kids do or say exactly the same thing I do. I have 3 stories to share.

The first happened about a week ago. Zack was trying to get off out little toddler teeter totter and he fell (it didn't hurt him). Maddie looked at him and said "You okay?". It melted my heart.

Two days ago I was in the kitchen waiting on toast in the toaster oven. I had one arm on the island and leaning over with my legs crossed one in front of the other. Then Zack came over and put the arm on the island and tried his little best to stand just like mommy. So sweet!

Today's story happened this morning. Maddie came up to Zack and she handed him his milk. When she handed it over she looked at him and said "Say thank you!". All I could do was chuckle.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Maddie's Dr. Appointments

Maddie's appointment with the Endocrinologist went well! The endocrinologist thinks that Maddie has Benign Transient Hyperphosphatasemia. This just means that she has high phosphatase levels, but should go down on their own within a few months. She took some blood to make sure her she doesn't have vitamin D deficiency. She thinks that Maddie is small because it is just in her genes and is just petite and wasn't concerned. She thinks Maddie has plenty of muscle and is extremely active (as Maddie showed her during the appointment). The blood work should come back in about a week and we will know for sure.

During the appointment I had a time with both of them. They wanted to run around and get up and down from chairs that were in the room. When it came time to do the physical I put Zack in the double stroller and immediately he started screaming bloody murder. I have never seen/heard Zack scream this badly. A nurse came in and offered to take Zack out of the room and play with him while she checked Maddie out. 5 minutes later I could still hear Zack screaming down the hall. It was quite embarrassing.

After this appointment we went back into the waiting room to eat lunch and wait for the appointment with the nutritionist. There is a funny/disgusting story that I will share at the end of the blog so those with weak stomachs don't have to read it. The nutritionist went over what we feed Maddie and we decided to change a few things around as far as when they drink their milks. We also are to cut out all juice and only give them water, milk, or pediasure. Actually she gave me prescription for a type of pediasure that has even more calories. I was told that Maddie should have 950 calories a day to gain weight and catch up to where she should be based on her height.

Now on to the story about what happened during our wait. I had packed a lunch because I knew it was going to be a long day at the doctor's office. The office was located at the Children's hospital so their waiting room was designed for kids. I sat them at a little kids table in front of the TV which was playing Disney Jr. (Mickey Mouse at the time). For lunch I had packed grilled cheese sandwiches, apple slices, orange slices, and carrots. I was enjoying spending time with the kids. Since all the doctors break for lunch their was no one in the waiting room except us three. I was watching the tv with the kids and I looked up and I noticed Zack trying to stuff almost the entire apple in his mouth, when of course he got choked and started throwing up. I had to pick him up and my thought was "oh no, I'm going to have to clean this up...Oh no!" So I immediately decided to try and get Zack to throw up in our cooler. This was a holding Zack upside down and him vomiting into my cooler. Luckily he didn't get the mess anywhere except the cooler which had my lunch still in it. (I told you it was disgusting.) As soon as he was done he looked at me and asked for what else?!? More apple. I think this is now one of the top three disgusting moments of my motherhood. It comes in right after #2) poop up the nose and #1) disgusting story of all time...letting Maddie nap in just a diaper fiasco.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MOPS Easter Celebration

This morning was the MOPS Easter Celebration. We had such a great time. First they had set up crafting in our normal meeting area so that the mom and kids could do a little Easter craft. So Maddie and Zack both enjoyed coloring an Easter Bunny and a Cross.

After craft time the committee hid eggs for all the kids. This was quite funny. Maddie and Zack cared nothing about finding eggs. They had rather played on all the fun playground stuff. I did get them each to pick up one egg.

After all the eggs were picked up the Easter Bunny made a special visit. The Bunny passed out coloring books for all the kids. The one egg Zack picked up had a special sticker in it that won us a book. That is two weeks in a row that we have won books.

I'm starting to meet some great moms in MOPS. There were two today that also had multiples. It is comforting to have others around you. I really enjoy this group and I look forward to more events with them.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Our little ballerina

Maddie has had this ballerina pajama set in her closet for a while and now she is finally able to wear it.
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