Getting Ready for Christmas

December has been a busy month! We got our tree on the 8th, put lights on it on the 10th, and finally got some ornaments (and living room lights) up on the 21st. Oops. (We also got some larger outdoor strands for the front of our house...those are still in their boxes.) Pictures with Santa... Continue Reading →

First Birthday Party

At first we weren't going to do anything for the twins' first birthday. See, we still don't know that many people here, and their birthday falls near Thanksgiving, when a lot of people leave town, plus I didn't want to plan a "thing" or even have an official "to-do." Plus of course, the babies don't... Continue Reading →

Second Haircuts

After the babies turned eleven months old, they had some seriously shagadelic hair going on. It was getting ridiculous, so I bit the bullet and booked for their second ever haircuts.  After the fiasco last time, I decided to do the haircuts on a day our nanny was here, so that she could go with... Continue Reading →


One of the great things about a very tiny baby is that you have explicit permission to do whatever works. Anything that gets you through the day, anything that gets that baby to sleep or stay calm, DO IT! Guilt-free! Safe in the knowledge that you are helping your baby be happy and healthy! It's... Continue Reading →

One Year

A whole year. Twelve months. 52 weeks. A year. A year of being a mama. I'm terrible with time anyway, but these months have been both fast, slow, easy, hard, and many other cliche opposite extremes. They have flown by at a snail's pace. Sometimes I try to remember last year, the experience of two... Continue Reading →

Milestones: Daycare and Illness

Well, we are now officially a daycare family. Two weeks ago, the babies went to daycare all by themselves. We did half days that first week, Andy doing drop off and me picking up. It all went swimmingly! They ate, they napped, they played, they didn't cry at dropoff. Woo! And then. On Friday, Ewas... Continue Reading →

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