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The Toddleresque Twos

I've been a little MIA lately, so sorry! 

Life is busy. Somedays we're just trying to make it through the day, others we're conquering the world. That's my life right now.

Having two two year olds has been rather interesting. This twin thing is hard work, awesomely perfect and exciting, but hard. 

By no means do I define this time as the "terrible twos" but rather the "toddlereqsue twos" because as chaotic as this time is, they are so much fun. Their little brains are working so hard and fast, it's amazing! 

Let me just paint you a few pictures of what life with two two year olds looks like....

1.) Bath time... it begins as a fun time but at some point someone is going to pour water over the other ones head, push them, take a toy, try to squirm out of the bath while I'm still washing them or better yet splash water all over me. At that point, the fun has just begun because then I have two cranky toddlers who are flailing around while I attempt to finish bath time.... it's great. THEN, after the bath I have to manage to wrangle them both down to put oil, lotion and diapers on them, get them dressed and brush their hair and teeth so they can run around the house like the little crazies they are.

2.) Meal time... my little loves inherited my morning hunger habits. They want food... the very moment they wake up. They wake up cranky, one tells me to cook while the other cries. I start cooking, they both cry, yell "hold you, hold you" repeatedly and push me the e.n.t.i.r.e. time. Then, once the food is cooked it's hot and by golly that is unacceptable. You mean food doesn't cool the moment you take it off the stove? People can walk on the moon for goodness sakes but a stove can't cool food in .5 seconds?! Something is wrong, so very very wrong with this picture. 

3.) Play time... no big deal, after all twins share! Wait, whose? Mine didn't get that memo. Two of the same exact toy, perfect solution you'd think but no, not even. Toddlers don't share... end.of.story. 

4.) The lulling car ride... ohhh they fall asleep, it's Heavenly. Until you get home and attempt to transfer them to their beds. I've spent many hours sitting in the car in my driveway to let them nap but I'm so over it. They have to sleep in their beds or I'll never get anything done. Well the logistics are a bit harder than that... I have two sleeping toddlers. I can't transfer them both at the same time without waking them, so of course I run one in lay them down and run to get the other. That's well and good until the first one turns into an angry bucking bronco the moment you lay them down. And there goes nap time.... 

5.) Public meltdown... oh the looks I get walking out of a store or restaurant holding two screaming toddlers who almost have enough strength to take me down.

6.) I have one toddler who can open and unlock all the doors, which is a mess itself, but then I have one toddler who can't even open doors. In many ways I'm so grateful they're not both able to do so but let's just say sister gets shut in rooms quite often which is never fun.

7.) They're climbers... one is climbing on the dining room table while the other is climbing in window sills. Which ones more dangerous? That's the real question. There was time not long ago that I was cooking dinner, A was playing on the floor and S climbed onto the dining room table in a split second. As I was running to get him off the table, little did I know miss A had spilled water on the floor and I busted it. At that moment, I had to think quick and decided whether to get him off the table first or clean up the water so someone doesn't bust their head. He was content on the table so onto the mop... There's nothing quite like quick thinking in the middle of multiple dangerous situations.

8.) Potty training.... this weekend, A decided she was done with diapers. Hooray! Except now S wants to join in part time. That's great except most bathrooms only have one toilet and I have two kids yelling "POTTY!". One who very likely really has to go and the other who is ticked because he wants to attempt it too. Regardless both are important but there can only be ONE! Better yet, when S is done or uninterested he runs out (doesn't matter if we're in public and me or sissy are still using the restroom), flushes the toilet a billion times, turns the lights off or sticks his head in the toilet... yes, in the toilet. 

9.) The stroller dilemma... this past week I took A & S to OETA day at the capital. It was over crowded to say the least and we had to walk a very long distance to even get there. As we were inside I overhead a lovely baby wearing mama of ONE suggest that strollers shouldn't be allowed at these sorts of events. I seriously wonder if it has ever crossed her mind that there are a few people in the world who have multiples, multiple children or special needs children? I am all for baby wearing but let me just tell you my little loves sure as heck aren't going to let me wear them these days, they are OVER IT. I would love to take them in places without the stroller so that they can explore things a bit more like her singleton likely can but chances are very high I'm gonna be running around like a chicken with its head cut off in two different directions to keep my kids safe and that's not fun for anyone. 

10.) You get the point...

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Posted on May 5, 2015 and filed under Motherhood, Twins.

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Two years ago today we were faced with the pain of having to leave our sweet babies in the NICU while we went home. Instead of reminiscing about it, I'm going to share birthday party details with you all! 

This past weekend, Andley and Silas turned TWO! I can't even believe it. It has been the most amazing, fun, blessed and chaotic two years. They are simply and uniquely two of a kind and we couldn't be more thankful for them. They are our everything.

I love party planning on a budget and this years theme was Pretty Pretty Tutu, Chugga Chugga Choo Choo, Andley & Silas are turning two! The color scheme was light pink, navy blue and gold and it was perfection. We spent a lot of nights making tutus, painting and cutting out decorations, hence my lack of posting. Enjoy the pictures! 

Let me just tell you now, gold is HARD to photograph when you're not a professional so the pictures really don't do the party much justice. But, it was super cute and so much fun!

Cupcakes by Sweet Treats by Mandy // Cookies by Cupcakes for a Cause by Danika // Water Bottle Labels (FREE printable) // Railroad Crossing Signs (FREE printable) // Navy Chevron Paper (FREE printable)

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Posted on March 13, 2015 and filed under Holidays & Parties, Twins.

Look Who's Moving Up in the World!

If you follow me on Facebook you know that I have some exciting news to announce! No, I'm not pregnant... sorry y'all!

Anyways, as a blogger and a passionate writer I always love a good opportunity and I put all my effort into being chosen for them.  

This seems to be the year of possibilities for me. 

A couple of weeks ago I came across an opportunity staring me in the face... the local City Moms Blog I follow, Oklahoma City Moms Blog, was searching for a couple of new contributors for their blog. I immediately contacted them, followed their application process and crossed my fingers. I hoped I stood a good chance but I'm not one to get prematurely excited about things. In fact, I'm probably the most realistic person you'll meet. I didn't tell anyone other than my husband that I applied for it because there was no need to share no news.

Several days went by and I hadn't heard anything so I sent them an email just to check in. I figured no email by then meant I wasn't chosen. Well, they quickly responded letting me know that they would announce the chosen contributors soon as they had more applicants than expected. They ended up having 3 dozen local women apply! How awesome is that? Except that meant my chances of being chosen were lessened. There are so many talented women out there so I knew the competition was going to be tough.

Well, much to my surprise I received an email last night asking me to be a contributor! This is big time news y'all!

This is a wonderful group of local writers who have a variety of opinions, thoughts, ideas and unending talent. Who could pass up an amazing opportunity to collaborate and network with such lovely ladies and the community of local moms they reach? So of course I said YES! I am so excited and honored to be apart of the group and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all as well. I hope you'll share in this excitement with me and keep an eye out for my posts there as well as here! This means nothing less here, I promise. I'll still be here but I'll be there as well.

You know you can't get enough of my writing, so head on over and 'like' the Facebook page & follow on Twitter and Instagram!

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Posted on February 24, 2015 and filed under Motherhood, Marriage, Twins.