Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Chirstmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, and in our house full of grins,
Not a creature was stirring, not even the twins;
Side-by-side stockings were hung on the closet door with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas would soon see the pair;
Our double blessings of joy were nestled, each snug in toddler beds,
While visions of remote controlled firetrucks danced in their heads;
Grandma collapsed on the couch, and I fell asleep on the floor,
It had been a long day, and soon the room was full of snore.
Alert to all sounds, there arose such a noise,
We immediately jumped to our feet, could that be the boys?
No! This came from outside and we looked on the lawn,
(ignoring the footprints traced through the lawn).
What should we see there, In front of our still-lit Christmas light display?
An amazing sight! Eight identical reindeer, leading a sleigh.
And guiding the team, pulling the reins with a jolt,
Was a grizzled, white-bearded old man (probably the dad of mults....)
Obviously used to barking out orders to a crew,
He whistled and shouted, calling out to his reindeer, two-by-two;
On to the twins' house, it's time to see,
If they have been good little boys, both Twin A and Twin B!"
And then, in a twin-inkling, we heard a noise up above,
"While on our roof," I shouted. "Do you see the twins lost gloves?"
But just then down the chimney came St. Nick with a leap.
(It was quite loud in the house, would the twins stay asleep?)
He was decked in red and white, adorned all in fur,
And with a full grin, a father of twins to be sure!;
On his back was a bag, it was filled to the brim with toys,
Could those be gifts for our boys?
His eyes -- how they twin-kled! they had such appeal,
And by the looks of his belly, he didn't miss too many meals.
His face was broad with cheeks that reminded us of bubbles,
With wide dimples that were second only to our double troubles;
He silently dodged the strewn toys and went straight to his work,
Filling both boys stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And with a jolly old chuckel, nod and a wink,
He exclaimed, "off to the Stuckeys' home, if I missed them, what would their trips think!"
My twins would be so full of glee,
Despite missing the sight near the tree.
But hopefully they heard St. Nick's farewell as he sailed off in flight,

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Halloween, Thanksgiving....

Hello blogging world! Its been a i'm going to catch up in pictures here...bear with me :-)

First, we had a Halloween Party at GGM. What an interesting party. We had alot of fun learning to dance...and wondering where Katie was... ;-)

My Dad (A factory worker - or a "dying breed") and Myself (Deputy)
Paul and Katie finally showed up. Can you tell who was who? Good thing Paul fits in well with the family....

...or he would have slapped my dad. LOL.The Infamous GAB in her Biker Witch costume and Grandma T and Aunt T (I'm gonna have to get that costume off of you.... ;-) )
Even grandma got in on the fun...

Peyton and his 2nd cousin Aniyah celebrated their birthdays together on the day after Thanksgiving. We'd been sick over Peytons Birthday and weren't able to get the family together so this was prime time!
Aniyah and her mom ready for the cake and presents and below, Peyton and I wait for the "happy birthday song" only for Peyton to scream and want to hide under the table.
Peyton really liked his cupcake. He had an odd way of eating it though.

My cousins baby shower and my finished project of the baby blanket I made for baby Neeli who made her arrival before the baby shower!

Mommy got a new phone....and it has this cute application on it that says the letters of the alphabet whenever the keys are touched on the here's Landon...looks like he's texting.

In the spirit of Christmas coming up, the boys are on a kick that they want "Remote control fire truck choo choo trains". This is what htey've asked for from Santa and it's all they talk about. (Thank God for ebay....) I think we're going to have some future Firemen on our out Adam!!

And...we've finally got rid of the binky...its a little bit rough at bedtime b/c he would normally fall asleep on his now we're back to Bedtimes from Hell but we'll work it out somehow...

So, expect christmas and .....easter pictures next with the way I'm going!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Video 6 months later and the Swine Flu

Just thought i'd share the video I made for the boys 3rd Birthday - and should have had done 6 months ago. If you didnt see it on facebook, it's on here. The only thing is is that I cant get it to upload on here's the link.

Brenden and Landons 3rd Birthday Video

When I get a spare second, i'm going to post pictures from our Halloween Party and Trick or Treat. We also have a Birthday (Peyton) coming up. All this and we have managed to get the Piggy (swine) Flu. We got it last Monday and have had it ever since. It sucks. Really. I havent felt this horrible for a long long time.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Why would you make Marshmallows with the color Blue?

I would just like to state how much it ticks me off when everybody else seems to think that colors dont affect my children. I didnt give them any...our house has no colors in it that these children eat. Their father claims that he didnt give them any this weekend and I beleive him b/c they were fine up until the point of like....2 days ago. Now, they came home from SCHOOL (they know about the color issue and have told us that they would work with us...) discussing the ladder they made at school out of frosting, marshmallows and grahm crackers.... didnt think anything of it...until this morning when at 7:30 they were freakin out running through the house bouncing off the walls. Then I thought - hmmmm frosting - even though it was white (unless it's Duncan Hines) has colors in it. What are the chances of them buying a frosting that IS Duncan Hines for a school snack - it's definatly not the least expensive one. Then...i thought more and mom brought up the point that unless they're generic marshmallows, Kraft Marshmallows have Blue in them. I know! They're White! But they have blue in them. So, once again, for the second week in a row, i'm about to lose my mind yet holding my own and figureing out new ways to work with my kids to calm them down. My kids are on colors. Their father will get them when they're "coming off of colors".

If you get a chance, check these links about the effects of food colors out - they're so true:

Die, Dye! The Effect of Food Dyes on Childrens behavior and thinking

Food Additives

There's more kids are on colors, they're ready to tear the house down....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In the Halloween Spirit...

...I invite you to view the newest of the scary movies out there.

I introduce:
The Shredded Paper Massacre

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I've been nominated!!!

Well, it was brought to my attention yesterday by a close MoM Friend of mine (Thanks Jess!) that I was nominated for a Blog Award over at the Multiples...and More Blog. Apparently the time that I've spend taking these kids to and from school has hindered my blogging and I failed to notice it! We're gonna have to do something about that.... However, I'm totally psyched b/c I had no idea that there were actually people other than my close family reading this blog! Well, i guess I knew there were some but not that many!! Anyways, I was nominated for the Best Layout Award...

So, here's what I need you to do, head on over to Multiples...and More! and check out the categories listed on the right hand side of the page as you scroll down. Anyways, find that little box labeled Best Layout and vote for me!!!! You'll know it's mine b/c it'll say Mommy23Miracles!

Take a few and vote - they voting is open for 4 more days I believe - so I may actually have a chance!!!

Thats all I have for now as I think i've posted so much in the past few days it may take some time for ya'll to get caught up!!!

So thanks in advance guys!!

Soccer MoM's here I uh, Football?

So I thought when I got my Town and Country that my life was set. I have three kids...I drive a mini-van - i'm on my way towards soccer mom status...or where we live - Football Mom Status...or...Band Mom Status? (On a side not, Brenden told us the other night that he wanted to be in the "marching band" but not just any marching band....he said "Wooisvilles Marching Band....and be in da parades and det tandy...." ) However, after I got the most recent letter from the preschool teacher, I know I'm there. At the beginning of school, I signed up to help out in the room for parties and such - ya know, a room mother. Never did I expect:

"Would you like to plan a small Halloween Party - Perhaps 1 game, 1 craft and a snack?"

(and it continued with a list of names that I could contact of others that had signed up to do the same). It's official, I'm a room mother.

Call me crazy but so soon??? LOL. Anyways, for those of you that live around here and would like to support the Leopards, the boys are selling Louisville Leopart shirts which apparently can only be purchased through the schools. Decent prices too so let me know if you are interested!!!! GAB, I wont tell anyone if you want to buy one... ;-)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Playing Catch Up...

Wow, amazing what sitting and looking at the pictures on my page will do - i'm thinking - Gosh it sure has been a long time since I've posted. What's happened in that time...lets see.

My parents (we live with them at the moment until I can get us out and on our feet) went on vacation to Missouri. While they were gone, I dropped the kids off at their dads house, had a great weekend spending time with some friends and family that I hardly get to see.

Amber and I enjoyed a night away from the kids when we went down to the party at the farm. What a night... ::insert eye roll here::
Aunt Becky (GAB) and Uncle TomAunt T and her boyfriend Ed....
Ed, Uncle Tom and Jeffrey

After my "weekend" was over on Sunday morning, I jumped in the shower and enjoyed the last of my quite time before I picked the kiddos up. Then...i turned off the cold water. Turned off the hot water, only to have the hot water knob and pipe come off in my hand, spraying me with scalding hot water. Jumped out of the shower, bruised and burnt my legs and called for help. The first of many calls to my dad - who was in fact in Missouri. After a long conversation with dad and mom trying to explain to them that not just the knob but the whole dang thing came off in my uncle came over to try and fix the problem. Well, all of that resulted in no water for the rest of the week unless I turned it off and on downstairs. Nice... so we got through that and I thought things were under control when I was washing dishes and realized I was standing in a pond. You guessed it, a pipe under the sink had rusted through and apparently decided that it as a great time to have a gaping hole in it allowing all the water to just flow on out. Alright, fine I gave up and took the kids down to grandma's house - which was convenient b/c she was on vacation with my parents so we had the house to ourselves for bath time (it could get a little crazy and it may have drove grandma up the wall).

Brenden, Landon, Cameron, Natalie and Peyton checking out the moo cows....the too little ones could call the cows by going "COW!!!"
Natalie, Peytons girlfriend checking out this farm stuff all the boys are so excited about.Bathtime at Grandma T's, they woudlnt sit in the tub, they kept kneeling b/c the mat in the bottom of her bathtub apparently has a few holes in it and when they would sit, it would suction their butts to the bottom of the tub.
Remember all these toys? Yeap, still under the spare bed...
Anyways, between that and here and there, I stopped in at the lawyers and filled out papers. Peyton flirted with the receptionist and she requested that we stop in everyday for her to flirt back with him. He's such a ham.

The boys are doing great in preschool. Landon has a girlfriend that he talks about constantly. He tells us what toys they both played with and if she was at school or not. She's an adorable little girl too! Both boys have learned the "hello song" and sing it at night while they're pretending to go to bed.

We "dug taters" at the farm finally. The boys waited all summer to dig them. They had grandma up there one day digging them with a shovel but when that didnt work, we got Pap out there with the tractor. We even got Aunt Theresa out there to help!!!

My kids are total dirt balls...all the time. They're definatley going to be country boys. There's going to be a few girls out there that are pretty darn lucky. So...we carted all the "taters" back to the garage...

Taking the tractor down to the garage was a hard thing to do, it took one Pap, one Peyton and one Brenden...Landon oversaw with the help of Grandma and made sure that no "taters" were hurt in the process. Once we made it back down to the garage, the boys counted, dumped, picked up, tossed and who knows what else with the "taters'.

Well, i think that's about it for now. I'm tired of sitting i'm gonna get up and pack the kids stuff for their fathers house and then see how my weekends going to go.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Checking Out the Fair

So, last night was the first night for the county fair. We went last year but there wasnt much that the kids could do at their age. This year, they're a little bit older and more into rides. We started off watching the Marching Band show. Landon thought there were other things that we could be spending our time on. Brenden clapped and marched with the bands and really got into it. We left there for a while and spent some time riding rides.

For some reason, I forsee this in our distant future (think 13 years....) All three boys riding in a car together. This could spell trouble.

After the boys rode on pretty much all of the car rides, we all went on the Ferris Wheel. Peyton wasnt sure about it but once he realized he could see schoolbusses from the top, he was better.
After we rode the Ferris Wheel, we headed for the swings. They were the only kids on the swings (I'm telling you, weekdays at the fair is the best time to go with little kids.)
Then, we headed for the roller coaster, once again. Believe it or not, my two crazies headed for the first car. Brenden told us "Mom, see you have to put your arms up when you go down the hill and scream." So that's exactly what he did. (First picture they're the 3rd car back. Second Picture they're the first car).
After the roller coaster, we headed for the tractors and animals.. Of course. An obvious stop for our family.

After we went to the tractors, we made one last stop at the Carousel. Landon and Peyton were a bit affraid at first but once it started, they raced to see who's horse would win.

Overall, we had a great day at the fair!!!! Infact, they think that they would like to go back today...and tomorrow, and the next day.....