Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Okay now I'm getting a BIG head...

Look what I got. I am so honored that someone would think of me and want to give me a bloggie award. Loren you are an amazing young woman who is going to make a great mama...thank you for thinking of me.

The qualifications to receive the award are:

A. Display a cheerful attitude.

B. Love one another.

C. Make mistakes.

D. Learn from others.

E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world.

F. Love life.

G. Love kids.

The Rules:

1. Must link it back to the creator

2. Post the rules

3. Choose 5 people to give it to

4. Recipients must fit the characteristics above

5. Create a post to share this

6. You must thank the winner

The only thing I dislike about awards is that I have to decide on a select few to pass them along to. :( It is so difficult! My list of favorite blogs just keeps growing and growing!! ( i copied this from Loren's blog but it is so true!) So here it goes, in no particular order:

1. Jen @

(i know i gave you girls the other award but when i read the first rule of receiving this award I pictured both of your beautiful are always smiling and I love you!)

2. Janeen @

3. Lindsay @ (you are an amazing woman with such a

glowing love for the Lord)

4. Kimberly @ (i am so glad i "met" you!!)

5. Tara @ (i love your blog!)

Thanks again Loren...i love your blog and will read it forever!!!

okay ... i wasn't gonna do it but i have to cheat a little because Candice is so deserving of this award too I can't leave her out!

Suggestions Anyone???

Watch out Disney here we a couple of months! We are planning a trip to Disney this coming Spring and how cool is it that just as we were scheduling our reservation they offered a great deal. Buy 4 nights and get 3 FREE! They are also giving a $200 visa card to spend at the parks however you want...CAN'T. BEAT. THAT! Josh and I took the big girls the summer before I got pregnant with the twins. About 2 1/2 years ago. We knew we would go back and kinda had it in our minds to go back in a couple of years. After the twins were born we decided to wait until they got a little older not that they'll remember any of it but they are still free (until they turn 3). We also didn't want to go back in the summer becuz it's way too hot and very crowded. Spring sounds just right. Anyhow, when we took the big girls we only scheduled one character meal which of course was "Cinderella's Royal Court" well this time we would like to schedule one for everyday or at least 5. I need suggestions...I really have no idea where to start but I do know that I have got to get our reservations scheduled asap... they fill up quick. So if you've been to Disney what was your favorite Character meal?... or even one that may not have been your favorite but that you would definitely do again. Please I would love to know...don't be shy. Oh and any other tips for taking little ones would be great too. Kenna and Chloe were 5 and 8 at the time. Thanks!

Monday, November 17, 2008


i am not ready...i am not ready...i am not ready. so any of my bloggie friends in those oh so toasty states have say 4 extra bedrooms? hmmm? it's way to early for this, i mean after all it's still fall according to my calendar.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pictures x's 2

My Babies
(they look so much alike in this picture)

Riley and Reagan

A couple of weeks ago I took the twins to get their 2 year old pictures taken outside. The weather was so nice and I thought autumn pictures would be so pretty. Just one problem...they are not into getting their pictures taken at all and it gets dark really early now. I hate that part of fall...the time change. Anyhow, Julie did a great job considering there is zero cooperation of Reagan and Riley's part. They did pretty good considering we were at a park and all they really wanted to do was run around and play. We may have to taken them to an indoor studio next time. Here are a couple of cute shots.

This didn't last long Rae kept trying to push Riley's hands off.

they love to give each other kisses (most of the time)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

i'd like to thank the academy

So I've been blogging for quite a while now and guess who just got their first guessed it...ME!
Thanks to my new best bloggy friend Kimberly over at Sugar Mommy.
Aw thanks so much for thinking of me as you can tell it means a lot to me. Seriously who doesn't loved awards!
So, here are the rules to receiving this award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.
On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well.
To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as
To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gadget.
Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

My Five Fabulous Addictions

1. hmmm, of course my family. yep there's five of them...i mean the immediate ones. my girls and my honey. i luv 'em to death!
2. Facebook incase you haven't figured that out yet. I promise I'll get better at posting. :0)

3. Ice Cream. Love it Love it Love it. when i run in the evenings i run right past a dairy queen and i have no problems sending my honey to get me one so i can replenish the calories i just burnt off. ;0)

4. shopping...i luv it. although i will easily choose to buy for my girls before i buy for myself. my honey gets upset about that one. can't help it!

5. Snuggles and Sleep. that was kim's answer and i'm gonna have to agree. i love my cuddle time with my girls and my man and i lovvvve my sleep!

I pass this award to my 5 Fabulous Bloggy Buddies (in no particular order):

Christmas time

it's right around the corner and i'm getting so excited. i have gotten a few things for each of the girls. i get so excited when i order something and get it in the mail. today one of kenna's presents arrived and i was so glad she wasn't home...whew. that coulda been bad! i got the twins their anywhere chairs from pottery barn and will soon be placing my annual order with american girl. i'm really surprised they've never sent me a thank you card i mean really. anyhow, it's great the twins were girls cuz we have lots of girl toys around here. don't get me wrong there is always room for more. we love our baby dolls. today the sitter told me how she was amazed at how the little ones love to carry their baby dolls around. they always have a doll in their arms when we are home. if it's riley she usually has a thousand other things in her arms too. we call her our little horder. she will fill her arms completely full. it's so cute! i've bought each of the girls a big present and a few smaller ones. shopping really gets me in the holiday spirit. i love CHRISTmas. so how many of you have started your shopping???

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

okay here's some pictures

sorry i didn't get any pictures the day i promised. my little turkeys are not in the cooperating stages of picture taking. they have also been at their grandma's house the past 2 days. i missed them so much! i have never been away from them that was way too quiet around here. josh has been working third shift and then going to school during the day. sleep is a treat for him this week and will be the same next. he is going to training so that he can be an instructor for the police academy. something he has wanted to do for a long time. i've had to work so grandma said she'd keep her grandtwins. they love their grandma rita, i don't even think they noticed i was gone. :( since i didn't post pictures when i promised i felt bad. i am not one to break a promise things have just been crazy around here. i don't think i've posted these pictures before and they really aren't that old but since the weather has changed it seems like forever since we've had shorts on. these were taken at my family reunion on sept. 1st.

the whole gang

daddy is holding reagan (i think) mommy has riley (i think) and you know kenna and chloe

*i'll have to look through the pictures again and make sure which is which. i knew i shoulda stuck with my original plan of always having the same baby on the left in all of their childhood pictures! :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

dr. appointments and updates

wow, i know i have been a baaaad blogger lately. it's still facebook i must admit...did u know there are games on there?! okay back to the blog because this is where grandma and papa wallace catch up on their grand babies since they are so far away. yesterday i took the twins for their 2 year check up. they actually turned 2 in september but the doc said to go ahead and wait til the end of october or early november so they could get their flu shot at the same time. i was so worried they'd end up sick and we'd have to cancel their appointment. the Lord was with us and we all stayed healthy. the twins did really good although they knew something was up when they stepped on the scale. they were okay in the room until the nurse wanted them to lay down to be measured. ri was first and started crying immediately. she wanted no part of it. if only that was the worst part. anyhow, we were quite late for our appointment but did call ahead and let the doctors office know. so in between our apt the next patient came. no prob our fault the doc had started examining riley and excused herself to take care of the other patient and came back to us. we love our pedi she is amazing and she really takes her time. she was very impressed with the girls using sentences and talking so much. she said they looked great and seemed to be coming right along. she always asks if we have any concerns or questions and usually we don't after all we've been here done this before. well except for the twin part. i think i may have mentioned before that riley is quiet the chicken. she's afraid of just about everything. the latest thing that she does is she is terrified of shiny floors...yes shiny floors whether it be tile or hardwood EXCEPT for at our house. she's fine and we have both. we noticed it a couple of months back we were at Kohl's and she started acting very strange and walking funny. i thought she just needed her diaper changed or that something was irritating her. i changed her diaper she walked around the bathroom fine, walked out onto the carpet fine but the very minute she stepped foot onto the tile she PANICKED. it was so weird. she was terrified and wouldn't move. we had to carry her. since then she has been that way anywhere we've gone that has "shiny" floors. the girls schools you name it. she will hold onto the wall or grab the closest person whether she knows them or not and she doesn't like strangers so that tells you how bad it is. the doc said she's never heard of that before. maybe ri just has a bad case of anxiety. has anyone out there ever had a child afraid to walk on a shiny surface. i'm not real concerned about it just more curious. oh and by the way she is fine if she doesn't realize it or if she is holding on to something i.e. doll stroller, stroller, hand, etc. and now for the official weights:

reagan 25.12 pounds
riley 24.7 pounds
i don't have their height close by but reagan was about an 1" taller than riley. reagan was in the 25th percentile and ri was around the 23rd.
*i'll post pictures later...i took my camera but the memory card was at home...i hate when that happens. anyhow i'll take a picture of each of them today and post it.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND...oh and kari this one is for you! ;0)