Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Twins 2 Months Old

Jackson and Teddy are 2 months old! They have gotten so big. They are both in the 10lb range, which means they have almost doubled there birth weight. They have both started being really alert and smiling when you talk to them. I love seeing them smile.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gates and his first Jeep



Chris got a Power Wheel for Gates when the twins got here but he hadn't figured it out till this past weekend. Before, he would sit in it but he would get out if it started to move. This past weekend he finally pushed the peddle and rode all around in his Jeep. He hasn't figured out how to steer yet or how to reverse, but I am sure he will have it figured out in no time.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Making a house our home



Here are some pictures of some of the other projects I have been able to check off my to-do list.


I got new matching lamps for next to the bed, the sunburst mirror over the bed and my favorite part of our bedroom is the collection of pictures from our wedding and our wedding invite framed. The rest of the room is pretty sad for now and is still on the to-do list.



This was an awkward spot in our family room that i think looks really cute now with the new mirror and console.



My mom got this awesome wall decal for the play room. There are little arrows and bubbles pointing to special places.







This is our herb and vegetable garden on the deck.




These are just some of the things we have done around the house that is helping to make our new house feel like home. We still have a LOT on the to-do list but we aren't going any where any time soon so I guess there is no hurry.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Board and Batten nursery

The past couple of weeks I have really gotten my energy back and have gotten the hang of taking care of twins. After months of not getting anything done because of lack of physical mobility I have started getting things done around the house. I have a whole list of projects I wanted to complete with out the help of Chris. I didn't want Chris' help mostly because he has been so busy with work and for the simple gratification of being able to say I did it all by my self.



The big project on my list was getting the nursery for the twins done and I really wanted to do board and batten in it. Last week I got the bug in me to get it done and I did! I did this all by myself! The only help was from my mom with watching the babies. I painted the walls, did all the measurements, cut all the wood and caulked. It took me a week to get this done working a couple hours a day. It turned out soooo nice, now I am working on some art to go above the cribs and then it will be pretty much done.










Now, you might be thinking how did I know how to do this with out help. Well, back in the day pre-babies and marriage, my first job out of college was working for Black and Decker selling power tools. Yep, I was the tool girl. To sell power tools, you had to know how to use them so, I am pretty good at a miter saw and nailer.

side note: Black and Decker owns DeWalt. Most people don't know that. Also, that was the best job right out of college! I had a lot of fun, made good money, got to do some fun things, drove a big yellow truck and it really helped me in getting my more glamorous job I have now.



Sunday, May 8, 2011

profesional photos of the twins

Click here www.candacecarroll.com to see some of the professional pictures of the twins. They turned out so cute. I can't wait to see the rest.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"buh bye"

Gates' favorite thing to say right now is "buh bye". He says it all the time and to everyone. It is so cute.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Disclaimer

Jack

It has been over a year and 140 post since I started blogging and time for a reminder to my friends and family why I blog. I blog to share what is going on in our life with the people dear to us that we don't get to see nearly as much as we would like and most of all share pictures of our family growing. I am terrible at writing and really hate putting thoughts into words. I am terrible at grammar, spelling and most of all proof reading. I am embarrassed to say that I rarely proof read any of my blogs, as you can probably tell. I am sure you have noticed also that I have a comma phobia. I am really not sure why. But, even after all the blogs with no commas, misspelled words and run on sentences, I am still going to blog, because we are all here for the pictures!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Brotherly love

Gates loves his brothers! It is so sweet. He loves to bring them their bottles or pacifiers and especially loves to hold them. The problem with him holding them, along with some others, is that he doesn't want to just hold one of them, he wants to hold both of them at the same time. I can't even hold both of them at the same time. Here are some pictures of Gates trying to love both of them at the same time. As you can see, Jack and Teddy were not enjoying the love as much Gates was enjoying giving it.







Monday, May 2, 2011

1 Month Old!

Jack and Teddy are 1 month old. They are so precious and sweet. I still can't believe there are two of them. Teddy is on the left and Jack is on the right.






Jack