Showing posts from January, 2015

YouTube STARS!

Haha the title is a little bit of an exaggeration, but I wanted to post some videos of Conor and Caden now that they are playing together and dancing and laughing and having fun! my blog website doesn't work well for videos, so I started uploading a few on YouTube so you can watch Conor and Caden interact. Here's the YouTube site: And here are a few pics of how we are spending our days lately...Caden loves crawling and standing using everything in sight (sometimes even using Conor for assistance). Conor is crawling all over too - but not standing yet. They are both so interactive and adventurous...they're into everything! We even love using the rocking chair...haha. I took this pic one night while we were waiting for Jim to get home from work. They were a little fussy and nothing was helping - so I placed them in this chair one at a time and then together. It worked! Conor and Caden spending some time

A day in the life of a TWIN!

A few friends suggested I blog about our day to day. In other words, this post is about "a day in the life of Conor and Caden".  Of course our schedule changes every few months or so - for example, I wrote a bit about their schedule when the boys were  four months  (and suffering a bit from what I thought was a sleep regression). But h ere is Conor and Caden's current schedule at almost 9 months old: 6AM: Both wake and have 8oz bottle, then play upstairs in nursery with Mommy 8AM: Oatmeal w/ pureed bananas, then play downstairs in living room 10AM: 4-6oz bottles and both nap. I tend to separate them for naps during the day. Caden usually sleeps downstairs in a pack n play and Conor in nursery. Caden is standing and climbing in the crib, so keeping him in the pack n play sort of eliminates that distraction. ;)  --- At this point, while the boys nap, I typically start writing a blog post. Conor is on the left and Caden (asleep) on the right

"I think I'll take a moment, celebrate my age...."

"I think I'll take a moment, celebrate my age The ending of an era and the turning of a page Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here Lord, have mercy on my next thirty years" - Tim McGraw If you had asked me ten years ago where I would be at 30, I never would have guessed I would have two amazing little boys and living back in Washington D.C. I would, however, have said that I would be happily married to Jimbo, celebrating this bday with Chrissy and [hopefully] working for the Bureau. I guess I am more blessed than I ever knew. :) Chrissy and Lindsey came down over the weekend to celebrate my big 3-0 and much to my surprise, a limo rolled up to our house Saturday morning around 10:30. We had reservations for a bottomless mimosa brunch in D.C and a few other hot spots in the District. Here are a couple of favs from the weekend.  Thanks to Jim, Chrissy and Linds for setting up the limo and the stops we made throughout th

Movers & Shakers!

I have two crawling baby boys, ladies and gentlemen. When did that happen? Caden started crawling a little bit before Christmas and has really mastered it. Now he is pulling himself up to a standing position on almost anything....his jumper/exersaucer, the couch, a case of bottle water, an ottoman. You name it, he uses it to stand. See? Conor is so cute when he is crawling. He is timid and ADORABLE. Caden is all fast fast fast...and kind of sloppy and plummets himself to the floor. And Conor is so sweet and cautious. He will probably start following Caden around (well, they will follow each other) but for now, they are both on the move and Mommy is on the lookout. We were both wearing our Christmas onesies (a few weeks too late), so we needed a photo op. Happy boys! The flash was clearly a little intense at 7AM.... Aunties Chrissy and Lindsey are on their way to visit these two happy little baby boys this weekend for the long weekend. We are all excit