Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fun Fall Family Weekend

We had a really fun weekend enjoying fall activities as a family. We went to a pumpkin patch on Saturday morning ... it was a bit chilly but Graham had a ball and the twins slept the whole time. Of course we watched lots of college football - what else do you do in the fall? - and were pleased with Alabama's outcome but not Vandy's :( On Sunday afternoon we went to a Halloween function at the zoo, and again, it was a bit chilly but again Graham LOVED it and the babies did what they do best - sleep!! We went with the McFarlands and Madisons, so we had 7 boys ages 2 and under with just our 3 families alone!! Luke and Carter are doing so much more at a young age than Graham ever did. I have found out that when you have an older child, your baby (or babies, in my case) just has to tag along and be adaptable.
At the pumpkin patch

The only shot we could get of the whole family

My little pumpkins - Luke (L) and Carter (R)

Mac the Monkey and Farmer Graham

His little duck and cow were sleeping, but we'll get pics of them on Halloween

Friday, October 23, 2009

Diapers, part 2

First off, I have spent WAY too much of my precious all 3 boys are napping time trying to figure out how to make this first pic horizontal, so you'll just have to turn your head. Secondly, my final diaper count was only 13 in 24 hours a couple of days ago. I was pretty excited ... better for the environment and for our wallet!! Graham is helping out by actually going in the potty a lot lately. I don't truly think he's ready for potty training and I'm not sure I have the energy for it right now, but he is definitely showing some interest. Luke and Carter have skipped their 2ish feeding the last 4 nights, so we're going from 10 to 5ish which is wonderful. They really are such great little baby boys!!!

Carter and Luke are getting SO big

Monday, October 19, 2009


We had a great weekend full of visitors!! Bet Bet arrived on Thursday afternoon to stay the weekend since Kevin went out of town on a golfing trip. Then Pops and Gigi pulled in around 5 on Friday ... they stayed with all of the boys while my mom and I got to go shopping and go to dinner - what a treat!! Sally and Elizabeth Moore stopped by to meet the new additions, as well. Then on Saturday, Matt and Emily Menendez and their new baby, Becker, brought over lunch and stayed to watch the Vandy game. My cousin, Katherine, and her new husband Adrian came over to get their hands on the little guys on Sat. afternoon. And finally, my uncle Spence and aunt Becky popped in for a visit on Sunday a.m. We sure do feel loved over here with so many people wanting to see these precious babies. We LOVE visitors, so everyone feel free to come on over ANY time!!!
Shellye, Luke, Emily, Becker, Carter, and Matt

Katherine holding Carter and Adrian holding Luke

Spence holding Luke and Becky holding Carter

Wednesday, October 14, 2009



Luke - his face is SO much better :)

All my boys chilling in the playroom

Monday, October 12, 2009


I feel like we've been going through a LOT of change lately. To state the obvious ... having twins and adding to our family, Graham starting school, being around the house a lot more, even the weather is changing. So I decided to make a major change myself and cut off all of my hair ... I'm donating it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The cut feels good, but it will definitely take some getting used to. In baby news, Luke and Carter are doing great!! They are sleeping from 10ish to 2:30ish (sometimes even past 3) and then up again around 6. They are really good about going back to sleep pretty quickly, so that is heavenly. Luke is definitely chunking up and even getting a bit of a double chin ... he also has HORRIBLE baby acne and I think excema all over his face. I'm trying really hard not to let it bother me, but he just looks SO pitiful :( Carter is gaining weight, too, just not quite as much as his big brother ... he still has adorable chicken legs!! Graham is still being a great big brother and very helpful ... getting diapers, burp cloths, holding bottles, etc. I feel truly blessed to be the mommy of these precious 3!!!!!


At the zoo

Tummy Time ... Carter (L) and Luke (R)

Friday, October 2, 2009

1 Month Old

Well, we have survived the first month :) Kevin and I just got home from a great dinner out (thanks Pops and Gigi for staying with the kiddos) where we reflected on the past month. Kevin said it's been a bit easier than he expected, and I said that it was pretty much what I expected. I'm extrememly grateful for all of the help ... I'd really being struggling without it, and I'm really happy that I don't feel that Graham's world has been totally rocked. Luke and Carter have been really good babies and I'm loving our nights when Graham is to bed and I just lay on the couch with one or both of them. I'm trying to cherish each moment of their infanthood since they are probably my last babies. Ok, I'm off to feed and put them to bed so I can get some sleep.
Carter and Luke

I LOVE it when they snuggle up to each other :)