Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Angels and Demons

I've decided lately that two year olds are very interesting creatures. Some of the time I am head over heels for Graham and absolutely love all of the joy and laughter he brings. But other times I can't stand to be around him and despise all of the sorrow and tears he brings. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to teach him to be gentle (any suggestions, bring 'em on) and his endless energy wears me out ... I have so little left to give after taking care of 3 little ones AND a husband, too. I asked him the other day to PLEASE give me some of his energy. I also get frustrated when he won't do what I ask him to do (I'm sure God says the same thing about me!) ... that's probably the biggest reason I think the twins are so easy right now - they do exactly what I want them to do. I am very fearful of having 2 two-year olds, but I can't let my mind go there right now. BUT (and that is a very big but), the kid totally cracks me up and brings a smile to my face multiple times a day. A few days ago I told him it was time to clean up the playroom before we ate lunch, and he said, "I'm just going watch you Mommy" as he lounged on the bean bag - where does he come up with this stuff? Also, he is totally obsessed (and I mean OBSESSED) with golf these days, and watching his excitement for it is infectious ... he asks me almost daily to read Golf Digest to him. We got him 2 more clubs and a golf bag and he LOVES going to Richland with Kevin (he even got a blister from hitting so much). I love how happy he sounds when he says, "Luke/Carter smiled at me" and he's always asking where they are and wanting to be with them. I do feel confident that the 3 of them are going to be really tight!! And one night last week, it totally warmed my heart to find him asleep in his bed with his Bible book open across his chest. Thankfully, there are more positives than negatives and the love is so rich!! We're off to Sea Island tomorrow for a week with my parents and brothers ... hopefully I'll be bringing Angel Graham instead of Demon Graham :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Kevin left town for work AGAIN this morning ... why do these things always seem to happen when I'm flying solo?!?! After breakfast, Graham was helping me unload the dishwasher (which now that I'm thinking about it didn't get finished ... I better get on that) and I heard some rattling and crunching. I look around the fridge to find that Luke and Carter had pulled out some cereal from the pantry and were going to town. Hurry home, Kev!!

Of course, Graham had to join in

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

8 Months Old

Better late than never ... Luke and Carter turned 8 months old on May 1. I am their mommy, so I'm allowed to say it but these two boys are the cutest things in the whole wide world ... I just want to eat them up!!!! They are both crawling EVERYWHERE, pulling up on EVERYTHING, and even starting to cruise. They have cut back to just 2 naps a day and have 3 feedings and 3 meals ... they are eating mostly table foods these days. Carter has 6 teeth and has cut 2 more and Luke just has 2 teeth but finally cut a top tooth this week. They really are interacting with each other a lot more ... Carter does not like it when Luke takes his toy :) I know it's so cliche to say it, but with twins it truly is double the love and joy!! It's definitely A LOT of work, but I LOVE being a mommy of twins.
p.s. sorry for all of the details, but if I don't write it down I'll never remember all of these milestones

Friday, May 7, 2010

Best Buddies

I'm not exactly sure why but during my pregnancy I didn't really think about my twins being best friends very much ... maybe it was because we didn't know their sexes. But from the moment they were born, and I knew we had twin boys (and another boy not even 2 years older) I have been praying so fervently that they will be best friends. Now that they are crawling everywhere and beginning to play more, it has been SO fun watching them interact. I also love listening to them laughing at each other over the monitor. Twins by nature seem to have a special bond, and again, I hope and pray that my sweet Luke and Carter continue to stay close throughout their life. Enjoy the video ... sorry about the annoying music :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Visit to Clanton and Birmingham

I drove down to Alabama yesterday to visit my grandfather and college roommate, Robin. Luke and Carter were great travelers and I really enjoyed my little excursion. PaPa was really excited to see us and I loved that he was able to meet my twins, esp. since he is a twin himself. And of course my time with Robin was also wonderful ... she was such a gracious hostess and her little Anna is too precious (she must have said "baby" 50 times!!). Kevin and Graham stayed here and had a fun Daddy/son weekend with all of the rain/floods here (we've got some water in our crawl space but no other damage, thankfully).
A twin holding twins :)

Carter, Anna, and Luke

2 cuties!!!

I love Anna's face in this one :)