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Ava is Thirsty

Ava is Thirsty

Our girls love water as much as otters do. Here’s a clip of the girls watching their dad clean the windows. Ava decides she’d like to have a taste. Cheers.

WubbaNubs, Must Have For Babies

WubbaNubs, Must Have For Babies

WubbaNubs are little stuffed animals with a pacifier attached to it.  Perfect for tiny fingers grasping in the middle of the night for her beloved pacie.  Get one, get two. Our girls love their WubbaNubs. They come in all sorts of animals and colors – bears, tigers, monkeys, giraffes, kittens. Pros: Easy for baby to find … Continue reading

The Frugal Parent, No Cable = No Football

The Frugal Parent, No Cable = No Football

Conundrum: How do we watch football when we cut cable to save cash as new parents? Our Answer: We’ll just stick to the games on public TV. Our Reality: Saturday, Chris and I sat on the couch to watch the publicly broadcasted Kentucky-Florida game.  I’d rather be watching Ole Miss, and Chris would rather be … Continue reading

There’s Nothing Worse Than Twins with Acid Reflux, Part 1

There’s Nothing Worse Than Twins with Acid Reflux, Part 1

“There’s nothing worse than having twins with GERD.”  That’s what our gastroenterologist said to me at our first visit.  Thanks for the encouragement doc. Kaitlyn and Ava were diagnosed with  GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) in January. Here’s the tale of our journey of colicky nights, incessant crying, plus tips to survive.  Six months later our … Continue reading

Friday Family Photos: The Kaitlyn Crawl

Friday Family Photos: The Kaitlyn Crawl

Kaitlyn’s on the move this week perfecting her crawl.  She started out rocking back and forth on all fours, and she now varies between a breaststroke movement to using her feet to push her forward motion. Here are Kaitlyn and Ava lounging in the backyard. Ava in our backyard looking up at the trees. Many … Continue reading

Road Trip Update

Road Trip Update

We’re on the road this week in Texas visiting family. Here are the girls, Ava and Kaitlyn. Ava at Starbucks in Ruston, LA. Kaitlyn at Papa Sito’s in Fort Worth, TX.

Friday Family Photos

Friday Family Photos

Kaitlyn’s first teeth came in this week, her bottom two. Unfortunately, it’ll be  difficult to capture them on camera until they are more than little buds. The girls spent the day swimming at Pop and Gram’s house.  Here they are drying off before going down for their afternoon nap. Ava, left, and Kaitlyn.

Our First Road Trip: Packing for Four

Our First Road Trip: Packing for Four

We’re taking our girls’ first road trip today. Packing for 2 has morphed to packing for 4. Most of the time I like Kaitlyn and Ava to “coordinate”, not “match”. To simplify mornings,  I sorted each girls’ outfits, along with matching bows, stored them in a ziploc bag, and labeled each bag by day.  This … Continue reading