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Here are a bunch of pictures from the past 2 months or so.  There are a million (really, truly, literally, I may have actually taken a million pictures of them) since these, but since I never share pictures on facebook figured I would post some random ones here!

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Simon says

Just a quick video of the girls!  I know I keep saying this, but every single day they change and learn something new.  These clips are actually about a week old, so by the time you see this they will know even more!

Summer

 

I can’t believe summer is ending!  Like always we have been busy, but having the girls so much more active makes each day better than the one before.  These two love the water and have absolutely no fear!  We’ve spent a lot of nights in the pool swimming once Jay gets home from work.

Anyway, here are a bunch of pictures from the past couple months with these silly coconuts.  They are forever dancing, hitting each other with books, and climbing on everything…love them!

 

 

Girls first birthday party

It’s still hard to believe that the girls are already 1! They have grown so much, especially in the past few months, and are so much fun to be around.  The most amazing part is how different they are from one another.  Each with their own likes and dislikes, even what they laugh at and how they laugh at it is different.  They are my favorite people to be around, and I don’t think that will ever change.

We had a pretty big birthday party for them at the house, which was a lot of fun, but something I don’t think we need to do again until they are 16!  A few days before the party the weather report said it was going to hail (yea, in July!), so needless to say, I was a maniac.  But it all ended up working out.  A big thank you to everyone who came and has given us so much love and support this past year.  We definitely needed the extra hands and we love you all!  Here are some pictures from the big day…

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Carousel

A little while back we spent a week visiting my parents in NJ, and man, the girls had fun.  We went to the aquarium, the beach, saw friends, and by far their favorite part was going to the carousel.  They loved it so much they both cried the second it stopped!  I’m a sucker and my Mom is an even bigger one, so of course, we went around again.

The last 3 pictures are my favorites!  The evolution of Ev deciding she loved it.  She was so unsure at first, and then after a minute she realized she kinda liked it, and by the end she was dancing on the seat and we had to hold her in place!

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(yea this is great)

❤ J

 

Traveling with the girls

Well, we did it!  We traveled with the girls! We were both nervous about different aspects of the traveling, but we made it through and they were rock stars.  Our way home was initially delayed an hour, then after boarding we sat on the plane for another 2+ hours.  All I have to say is, thank goodness I was nutty about over-packing because we ending up using everything I packed in our carry on (thank you Vanessa for pooping 3x in an hour).

There were a few moments of fussing but (thankfully) nothing that couldn’t be solved by a toy/cracker/rest.  They slept through takeoff on the way there, Vanessa thought the turbulence was funny, and they seemed to handle the delays and ear popping better than both Jay and I.

I thought I would share our lifesavers on the flight for anyone interested.  We were really lucky they went with the flow and napped, but for those upset moments here are the things that saved us (times 2)…

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  1. Before we had the girls I thought Sophie was pretty ridiculous.  It’s kind of an expensive toy, and it doesn’t do anything but squeak…it looks like something I would buy Rondo for $3.  Well, I was past wrong.  Sophie is the greatest toy ever and whenever someone starts to whine it’s Soph to the rescue.  We have a set in the house and one for on the go…not kidding.  Same goes for their Wubanubs.
  2. These Little Yums wafers are their favorite.  They have a bunch of different flavors (blueberry, kale, banana) and the girls love them all.  They can eat them independently without me having to watch them like a maniac (like when I give them puffs), they get to use their hands which keeps them busy, and they help soothe their gums.  We must have gone through 3 packs each flight.
  3. Jay got me this Kate Spade bag for Christmas.  It has a pocket for everything, comes with a changing mat, and doesn’t look like a diaper bag (I don’t think I could handle walking around with a traditional diaper bag with some horrible pattern on it).
  4. These silly keychains were the star of the show.  My aunt got them for the girls and they hadn’t really played with them until the flight, but man, they were snatching the pink one out of each others hands and chewing it like crazy.  I guess the lesson here is, bring things they haven’t played with before because new is good, and who knows what they are going to love that day!
  5. All hail HBO go with Sesame Street.  There’s nothing more to say on that.
  6. We got these Snap N Go strollers for the airport so we could each handle one baby instead of having the huge double stroller that puts all the work on one person.  They couldn’t have worked out better.  They are super light, fold up so simple, don’t have a million unnecessary bells and whistles, and could easily be checked at the gate with our car seats.  A great purchase.

God speed to everyone traveling with a baby, it’s no joke!

xo -J

Florida

We were lucky enough to spend this past week in Florida with Jay’s family!  We went to the ocean, swam in the pool, went on walks and bike rides, were able to go out to dinner (a few times without the girls!), we got to go to the movies, and most importantly spend time with everyone all together.

Here are some pictures from the trip, more on traveling with the tiny monsters next week…

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DSC_1000(what twin life is really like…trying to make one happy while the other one eats my hair)

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DSC_0967(the high chairs we rented were HUGE, made E look super tiny)

xo-j