Wednesday, July 30, 2014

They Suck your Pretty...

Sorry about the title of this blog, but its true.. I remember a few years ago listening to a female radio personality say "Man, sometimes I wish I had had a baby boy, because baby girls suck away all your pretty".. and I can tell you that I now TRULY feel like this.. Times TWO. #Nofair.

(This is what my hair "USED" to be like) 
Before the babies were born I was pretty confident about 3 Features.. My Eyelashes, My Hair, and My Boobs.. Well I can tell you this.. My eyelashes are still hanging in, but everything else... She gone! What the hell has happened to my hair? I don't know.. but its depressing and sad.. For those of you who have not lived through the magic of pregnancy and child birth.. here's how it goes.. When you are pregnant you have hormones flowing out the wazoo.. so your hair grows and grows.. Well guess what? When the baby comes out.. so does all your hair.. Not all at once.. but slowly as you brush it, you will see more and more and more just fall out.. And at that time you are thinking, "No big woop, I grew so much more when I was preggie, surely it will all even out".. No. Not for me anyway. My hair looks like a big pile of lifeless blargh. Its quite disappointing.. Especially since I RARELY have time to fix my hair, when I do, I would like my hair to reward me with a little vavoom! A little Sasa! A Little Chabow!.. No.. It just lays like a dead carcass.. #fail

The other beauty of pregnancy is stretch marks and the fact that your body rebels on going back to 'normal' after you have the baby.. You will find that there is more junk in different trunks than you had before.. You are like "What? That was never there before".. or suddenly your face is shaped differently.. What? No clue on this. Thankfully I didn't gain weight in my face when I was pregnant.. but I am shocked by the fact at how your body rebels on going back to normal.. Even with diet and exercise I hear my former pregnant friends say "I'm running every day and My hips are still so wide!".. It doesn't make any sense to me..

Then there's the fact that you always 'feel' like you look tired.. Now some of us have people around us that will just say "Wow. Have you not slept for awhile?".. Well thats rude.. At this point I'm sleeping all night, because the girls are sleeping all night, and have been for awhile.. but here is the problem.. Your body hasn't forgiven you for NOT sleeping the previous year.. so it still makes your face look tired and sad. Dang. I think thats the biggest thing..Your body never forgives you for carrying twins.. or at least mine hasn't.. Maybe if I was in my 20's it would have.. Because my mom had me when she was 21, and she's still pretty.. and stayed Pretty.. but now for me, its like "Sorry Boucha.. you should have thought about that when you wanted to have babies"..

I guess its a pretty good payoff when you think about it though.. I mean seriously, I built two people.. and even though I'm pretty partial to them, I do think they are pretty beautiful children.. People are constantly telling me this.. and No, I don't think people would usually come up and say "Hey, your baby is sure ugly".. but people go out of their way to tell me they are cute.. so they must be. But.. I just feel like someone should tell you these things in case you were oblivious to it.. The Payoff is worth it.. My girls are hilarious and awesome..But you should know. Your body is probably not ever going to look the same.. and even if it does, you will probably still pee on yourself because your bladder has expanded.. So just keep these juicy nuggets of knowledge in mind.. The Good news is.. when I look at them smile, I know its all worth it, and I won't really care about the small things anymore.. because compared to them having a great life, being full of joy, smiling and laughing.. its all small things.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Farming Fun

We  have had a great couple of weeks.. We went back west to have the girls 1yr pictures taken.. They aren't ready yet, but I'll post what they look like when we get them back. The girls were being kinda crabby, but I think we still got some pretty cute shots. We put them in their angel wings, which is what they also took their Newborn pics in.. My how things have changed in a year! Its still so bizarre to me to think that I made two little people! And thats what they are like right now.. Little people.. So much fun to watch them. Crosslee is into everything. I looked over yesterday and she had taken her diaper box and was STANDING on top of it with her arms above her head like she had just climbed a mountain!! She is a handful..

We also took them to the outlook mall last weekend which was fun.. they love going places.. Until I let Cross get out of the stroller.. then she just wanted to walk up to every person, in every store and say "HI".. she did NOT want to get back in that stroller..she had too many things to do and see! She's very friendly and loves to go up to people and say "Hi" or "Hey" to them.. of course most people think this is cute and say Hi, or Hey back to her.. So it works.. Londyn Lucille is still doing her 'charming' face.. She does this when you say "Londyn are you charming?" she tilts her head to the side.. Its super sweet. She's also started speaking a weird language in which she makes clicking sounds and speaking in what sounds like German.. Its pretty awesome.. She's crawling everywhere.. and cruising on everything.. but not walking just yet. She's taken a few steps, and if you will walk WITH her, she's all about it.. but not walking on her own just yet. But she gets around just fine, she's just not in a hurry..

 Cross has also become crazily attached to her Creepy Owl we call "J.O" (Judgement Owl) because he has beady eyes and looks like he is judging people.. Well he is a Scentsy Owl and we noticed she was becoming pretty attached to him.. like she did not want to go to Bed without JO, and now she wants to bring him out of her bed.. and Carry him around. We have told her he is Nocturnal and that he doesn't want to do that.. but she doesn't care. She still cries to bring him outside her bed and fly him around.. I can't be mad at her for this.. Because I still have to have my blanket (Softy) to go to bed.. #sosueme. So we will see.. I would like to transition her onto a blanket or something because what if something happens to that Owl? Well.. We have a backup.. We have another owl just like him that we got in case that happened.. However, then the owl got discontinued and now we can't get any more.. so there you go. So maybe if I could talk her into a least that would last a little longer.. not sure what we will do about this situation.

 We had a great 4th of July..We went to my Dad's house in Sentinel for the Parade.. (which is about 10 minutes long and consists of a lot of people throwing Candy) So it was fun. Crosslee liked watching it.. LL was out. They blew a loud horn at the beginning of it, and she did NOT like that.. So she just sat with Grammy and watched.. After the Parade we all went to the Park for the festivities.. They do a "Mr. Muscle" and "Miss Tiny Tot" for 3yr olds and above.. It was really cute.. Then they have food and music. The girls had an amazing time because they treated everyone there like a buffet line.. they ate.. and ate.. and ate.. and snacked.. lol.. It was hilarious. Whatever anyone was eating, they were eating.. they were little vultures. But they had a great time. We didn't do any fireworks.. for 1) the dogs would have flipped out.. and 2) the Girls would not have liked the noise.. Plus they still go to bed around 7:00.. so it was still light outside anyway.. 

They did go swimming and had fun doing that.. and ate fresh Nectarines off Gigi's tree. They loved them.. and ate like 15.. They are really good eaters. I hope they stay this way, because I hear other people talking about how their kids won't eat meat, or won't eat veggies.. Both my girls love both of those things! I sauteed spinach for them the other night and they loved it! They had fried squash at the farm and loved it.. they love baked squash! I mean they are really great, so I hope it stays like that.. I swear it was Baby Led Weaning.. Because that got them excited about food, and textures and new things, and now they are willing to try new things all the time.

So A woman came up to the girls and I in Sams the other day and told us that if you wrap your bananas in a plastic bag it will keep them from going bad as quickly.. I'm going to try it.. but I have realized that people will use whatever means necessary to talk to the girls, lol.. It gets bizarre, but I appreciate the kindness, and the fact that everyone wants to talk to them.. They are finally getting some hair.. LL's is blonde curls, and Cross's is a little bit darker, its super cute.

On a sad note.. All my knockout roses are diseased with Witches Broom.. (Read about it HERE) and as a result I'm going to have to dig them up, bag them, and burn them.. because apparently the only way you can get rid of the disease is by doing that.. otherwise it will spread all over the world and kill all the other knockout rose bushes.. Yes, this sounds a bit dramatic, but read for yourself.. Its sad.. and so far, no one has found anything that cures or stops it.. So I guess I'll be doing that soon. Blargh.

We are going to a cookout this weekend at MJ's dad's house. The girls will be excited to see them, and eat of course.. We love watching people love our girls.. the relationship they have with their grandparents makes me so happy. MJ had a very special relationship with his grandpa, and my Grandma Leona was my hero.. Every time I say "Londyn Lucille" it makes me think about how happy she is in Heaven looking down and seeing our sweet girls. For those of you who don't know, Cross's middle name is Shelton after MJ's grandpa, and Londyn is named after my grandma, Leona Lucille.. We both talk about how much they would love seeing them right now and it brings a smile to our face. So watching them form their own relationships with their grandparents warms
our hearts. There's seriously nothing better than watching people love your kids.. (oh, and love your dogs too)..

Speaking of Dogs.. Banks is doing awesome at our house. I have given up on trying to get the dogs to stop feeding the dogs food.. Cross will carry a piece for her, than a piece for Payslee and they share it.. (sigh)... They LOVE their dogs. Banks is so sweet and gentle with them. They fall on her, squeeze her, etc.. And Payslee loves being a good nanny to the girls.. following them around, licking their faces and resting by them.. Sawyer is indifferent, lol But he still cries when they cry which is BEYOND annoying.. please let him, or them grow out of this soon!! Crosslee is also obsessed with Papa's cows.. Thankfully for her, so is Banks.. so they like to go out and visit them together..

Can I just say how much I do not want to ever diet, and or exercise.. I really wish they made a food, or a pill called 'Make me wanna eat healthy and exercise'.. because I am just NOT into it.. I mean really. I'm sitting here now thinking about having to walk up two flights of stairs and wanting to spit. I mean thats how bad I dread it. I'm going to have to get on board though because chasing around Cross every day is TIRING and I have to be able to keep up with her!

As always, super Thankful to My God who is good to me every single day, MJ & I's families, our friends, and our Church. We are surrounded by people who always look out for us, pray for us, and help us. #soblessed #trulygreatful #drinkingfrommysaucer