It was quite the fun time this year to pick out costumes for Kate and Connor. I decided that Connor would be a Knight (that slays dragons) and Kate would be a Princess.
Turns out that Connor loved his Knight costume (even the hat). We also decided on a sound effect for the dragons that he would slay (Bahhhh!) On the other hand - Kate ALSO wanted to be the Knight and didn't have any interest in being the Princess (with or without a tiara). After several tries during the week to coax her in to trying on the Princess costume - I decided we'd just wait to a few minutes before the party to put on the dress. While she fought me at first, as soon as she saw herself in the mirror - she loved the dress too. Amen!
Once we got to the clubhouse, the twins had a blast. They said their first "trick or treat" and received a Reese's cup, Rice Crispies Treat and a juice box. It was great fun to watch the kids figure out how to use a straw (a first) and drink from the juice box (also a first). After we got good and sugared up - the kids had a lot of fun racing around and running back and forth to a bush. We played with neighborhood friends Jack, Hunter and Laci. Nice evening!
And little Kylie? She was her very own "pun'kin" who stayed at home with Nanna and Poppa.
We celebrated the twins second birthday today with a Winnie the Pooh themed party. At this age, the fun was mostly tearing tissue paper and eating cake and "cream" as Kate calls ice-cream. pretty decadent considering we were eating cake before Noon. Oh well - just trying to work around our nap schedules/
We had Nanna and Poppa and the Davis family over, as well as Kelly and little Kaci, and David, Hays, Hunter and Laci. Just enough folks to make it fun - not so many folks as to make the twins get over-whelmed.
And finally - we sang Happy Birthday.... a very sweet day!
With the best of intentions, we were going to try to go up to Burt's Farm or the Berry Patch - both fabulous pumpkin patches with lot's of kid's activities. Did it happen this year? No. I decided to take it easy on me and just go up to the local church pumpkin patch and pick pumpkins there.
After our afternoon nap, we piled the kids in to our new family minivan (yes - a minivan!) and drove all of 10 minutes away. I guess I'm grateful we just went 10 minutes, since it was enough to trigger Connor's motion sickness in the car (at least it was on the way home AFTER the pictures).
We had fun with the kids trying to pick up some BIG pumpkins. They also got to pick out their very own gourds to take home too. All in all - a fun time (and a great photo opp).
After waiting forever for Kylie's cord to fall off, we can finally give her a tubby bath. While she didn't love it - she didn't scream too much either. Thanks to Nanna for reminding me how to handle a tiny baby all over again.
It's our first full day at home, and all is well. Kate finds Kylie very interesting and wants to hug and kiss her. Connor, so far, has refused to acknowledge her existence. He'll come around. Meanwhile, though, Kate and Connor continue to enjoy having everyone around to play with. Kate continues with her shoe fetish. ALL shoes have to be tried on - even Poppas! Connor enjoy's Dad reading books to him. Life is good.
We left the hospital today after 5 days. I got this first picture while waiting for our chariot to leave Northside Hospital. The next pic was in the driveway. Hard to beleive they are letting us take this precious bundle of joy home without any tests or proof that we know what we're doing.
Well, Kylie has decided to come early. Our due date was Oct 15th, and our scheduled C-Section date was Oct 8th, but Kylie has decided to be born on Sunday October 3rd. I woke up at 4am to my water breaking. Aunt Shirley was sweet to agree to come in the middle of the night - and we sure needed her.
We got to the hospital by 5:30am, and get settled in to a room by 8:30am. The next hour was spent trying to get the epidural to work (I considered that crucial!). Finally, it was time to go to the O/R. Dr. Keisha Dennard-Hall delivered little Kylie at 10:08am.
Little Kylie was 20 inches long and 8lbs 11 oz. Isn't she perfect?
I'm a new mid-life Momma who is very proud of her babies. On this blog, I'm trying to keep up with all of the activities and goings on - both major and minor.
As the youngest of five children, there weren't many pictures of me growing up (then again, there wasn't digital photography either). So - I'm over-compensating and over-documenting! Hope Connor, Kate and Kylie enjoy reading this blog about their early years (once they learn to read)!