Sunday, May 11, 2008

First, I want to wish everyone a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I have had a great day-Aaron made me butterscotch bundt for breakfast, steak and crab legs for lunch, and I am supposed to be taking a nap right now. I wanted to update the blog first, though. Aaron's mom came down for lunch and I am taking advantage of the extra time I have while she entertains the kiddies! The boys had a pretty good week. No doctor's appointment this week. They will be having a weight check this coming Friday, though. I am hoping that they are still gaining as well as they have been.

A great thing happened this week: The pediatrician's office called and said that their Similac rep had been by the office and he dropped off six sample bottles of NeoSure formula. (This is the formula that the boys are supposed to have two bottles of every day until they are nine months old.) They told me I could come get all six bottles, and that if he came back by before their two month appointment, they would give us the formula that he leaves then. It is about $8 a bottle, so that just saved me $50! Have I mentioned how much I love our pediatrician and her staff? I love these pictures of the boys. Aaron put them in the boppy together after one of their feedings. They were kind of sitting on top of each other, but I think they liked it. They haven't slept this well in a little while now! (William is on the left, Jonathan is on the right.) I thought that William looked so cute in this picture. He looks like he is deep in thought! Aaron got out the swing that was Emma's when she was a baby. It plays little songs while it swings. We put it in the basement when we aren't using it. Today Aaron came up from the basement and said, "You have to go down and see Emma." So I went down stairs, and half way down the stairs I could hear the music playing. I got further down the stairs and there she sat, pretending to be asleep and rocking in the swing. This is a picture of our new patio set that we got last weekend. I love the wrought iron patio furniture like this. It makes me think of my Nannie and sitting on the front porch at the farm house. So, I insisted on getting this kind (not to mention it was cheaper than some of the other sets, and of course, I was on a budget.) Anyway, we put it out on the back patio, and we have really enjoyed having it out there. Aaron ate his breakfast out there every morning the past week, and we have had dinner out there a few nights this week as well. We love our yard and all the pretty trees out there. We also have tons of squirrels and birds that Emma tries to "sneak" (that is what she says when she wants to sneak up on someone or something).

We are getting pretty settled in around here. We sure do love having these boys here, and we always love all the cute things that Emma comes up with. Oh, I do have to put one Emma story on here: My brother Russell is living with us (don't know if I have mentioned that before or not) and he and Emma fight over who gets to watch the tv. Lately when Emma wants to watch a show and Russ won't let her, she will come to me and say (in a slightly crying voice), "You need to say abra cadabra to Russell." Apparently she thinks that this will magically make him let her have her way. So, she has been on the "abra cadabra" kick lately. The other day I was standing at the counter and she was playing with the picture of Jesus with the children that she got from church last Sunday. I had my back to her, and heard,"Abra Cadabra, Jesus disappear!" as she covered Jesus' face with a toy. I have thought about this several times over the last week and I crack up every time I think of that!

That is all for today. Have a great week!

15 comments:

Piglet 26 said...

Happy Mother's day Haley! That is so sweet of Aaron...and dang he is a good cook! Those boys are looking so sweet, I love how you cuddle them up together.

Kristi said...

I love the pictures of your boys. They are so adorable!

Jenny said...

My girls were on NeoSure for 3 feedings a day as well, along with these little packets from the pharmacy I added to my milk. Anyway, the first time Matthew went out to buy a can of NeoSure he came back and said that is so expensive. A week later I told him he needed to pick another can at wal-mart. He turned around and said, "we can't need another one already! You must be measuring that wrong and giving them too much!!!" I had to laugh! With twins you go through everything FAST!!! I am glad your Doctor was thinking of you! Cute Pictures!!

Rachel said...

Happy Mothers Day!

I love the picture of William in deep thought!

Jillian said...

That is a really cute picture of William deep in thought. Emma says the cutest things! I miss that girl! Grace is starting to talk more and more. Today she learned "cheese" and was saying it over and over and over again while we were grocery shopping. I like your patio furniture, and that was really nice of your pediatrician to think of you. I'm glad you got pampered on Mother's Day too ... good job Aaron!

We didn't go to the Tulip Festival this year; it was either cold on the weekends or we had something else planned, and Ammon no longer gets off work at 3 PM so it's harder to do anything on weekdays. I'm guessing we could probably still go, but Ammon has a trip planned for Goblin Valley this weekend, and then we're off to Yellowstone next weekend. I think Grace would like all of the flowers, but we'll see if it happens.

Kim said...

I love how the boys snuggle up together and sleep--so sweet!

Heather said...

Your boys are so cute. I love the pictures of them in the Boppy. For some reason it makes me think of them as little best friends, how sweet!

Carterista said...

Maybe if you laid the little guys on top of each other for naps, they'd sleep longer. heehee. What a great yard and patio! Can I move in with you? I wonder if Emma often thinks about being a baby again. Today Logan asked me that if he died as a kid, would he come back as a baby. He often wishes he was a baby again and he doesn't even have a younger sibling! Anyway...what a great family you have!

Tammy said...

Hayley--Have I told you yet that I think your boys are adorable? (I do realize that this is about the eighth time....) Coming from the mom of a baby who turned three months old when I had my back turned, hold those boys as much as you can! Happy late Mother's Day!!

Michelle said...

Those pictures are so sweet!! As for Emma being in the swing, we have one just like that except the print is different. Braden and Logan still get in it to swing!! It's a good thing Abby never liked it!!

THE REBER FAMILY said...

They already look soooo big. NOW TAKE A NAP

Jordan & Laura said...

I still can't believe how big Emma is getting. The pictures of the boys are so cute. They look like Aaron!

Peggy said...

Your boys are so dang cute!! It sounds like you had a great mother's day.

And I LOVE your backyard! No wonder Aaron wants to eat out there so much-- I don't think I would ever want to come in!

Scott and Rach said...

your babies are so cute! we really miss you guys. Scott felt the effects of school without aaron last semester. take care!
love,
rach and scott

Lindsey said...

hey! i need a new update! i can hardly wait a week in between, let alone 2 :)