Monday, August 31, 2009

Frisco Fest and Look Ma, No Hands!

This weekend we went to the Frisco Fest. We walked around for about an hour checking out the attractions and vendors. They really cater to children with an assortment of activities and rides. Most of the rides are for kids only and parents can't ride with them. So, Ella is still too young, but next year she will be able to ride most of them. There were a few cute booths set up with tu-tus, hair bows, and kids room decor, but I wish there were more. This year, all of the downtown businesses were open. Which is great to attract customers. There are some really cute shops in the downtown area that have opened in the last year.

This is the Arkansas Wildlife Fish Tank. They have it there every year. Ella really liked to look at the fish. She kept saying "fiss, fiss". Wes loves to fish. I wonder if she will be Daddy's fishing buddy...Barbie fishing pole and all. I remember those days.

They always have some sort of musician or group performing on the stage. Ella LOVES music and was swaying and waving her arms in the air. I tried to catch it. We've been trying to get some video of her doing it, it is the cutest thing.


On a side note, regarding the twins, I purchased something off of Ebay a few weeks ago that has made my life much easier. I call them bottle boppys and I took a few pics of Molly and Ruby using them.

They prop the bottles in the right position for feeding and H-A-L-L-E-L-U-J-A-H!!! is all I can say. For 4 1/2 months I've been sitting between them on the couch, arms extended, with a bottle in each hand to feed them at EVERY FEEDING! I still have to sit between them and supervise and re-arrange occasionally, but for the most part I've found a hands-free method. It's great too, because Wes will even sit between them and supervise while I go on my nightly cleaning frenzy.

Here are a few more pics of Molly and Ruby. They have started noticing each other and it is so precious, especially when they do it at the same time...they smile at each other. It's so sweet.

Tummy Time - they don't get near as much tummy time as Ella did...but we are working on it.

I am busy packing for our trip. You should see it all!!! I will have to take some pics of us all packed - locked and loaded. It's sure to be an adventure....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just Another Manic Thursday

Well, there was nothing special going on in the Sweet household today. Except for minor chaos occasionally throughout the day. I've come to expect it, and accept it. Tuesday and Thursday are particularly rough days in our house. It's 3 to 1 child to parent ratio from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm. So, needless to say I don't get ANYTHING done other than meeting basic needs. I did manage to change out of my pajamas and put a touch of make up on my face, which is a pretty big achievement for such a day. Not a consistent occurrence, just ask Wes.

MDO started this week and the twins are going now in addition to Ella. I feel so guilty saying this, but it is SO wonderful to get out of the house (during daylight hours)! Really, it just renews you. When I do get out for a little bit on my own, I like to stop by a few of my favorite consignment and resale shops. Everyone is having huge Summer sales, 50% off or more, which is really great when the clothes are already $3-$7 as it is. Honestly, a steal. I picked up a few outfits for the twins (I was able to find some matching outfits) and a few books and puzzles for Ella. I also got Ella some sparkly pink shoes seen in the pic below. She loves them. I'm trying to grab a few things here and there for our trip to Texas next week. I find its great to have some new toys for the trip (or at least new to Ella). It makes things go much smoother.

The twins are almost 5 months old and we have been working on learning to eat cereal for most of this month. It was much easier with Ella. She really took to it quite well and then on to solid food rather quickly, which was so much easier. Ruby seems to like it better and is doing really well with the whole tongue thrust issue...Molly is a different story.


I received a lot of really cute bibs for the twins as baby gifts. These bibs were a gift from my cousin Anne-Marie in Houston. My friend Isabel made the spoons for Molly and Ruby. They are actually very handy...I don't have to remember who used which spoon.

Well, it's 7:30 and all the girls are bathed and in's starting to quiet down. Now to the dishes in the sink and the pile of laundry. Calgon, take me away!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And so it begins...

For months now, well close to a year, I've been dropping in to peak at the lives of friends through the amazing world of blogs. At first, it was just a few visits a month...then turned to a few visits a week, and now I must admit a few times a day (if I get a free moment). I am truly fascinated by the blog world and so admire those that share their lives with others.

I've always proclaimed myself to be a "private" person, however when I see how blessed I've been by reading the blogs of my church friends or even those I don't know, I see that it's impossible to help others or receive help when being "private". It's divine intervention really. I truly believe God sparked my interest, and in turn it has helped me through the most challenging time in my life thus far...bringing home twins with a 14 month old already in the mix.



Ella Kate
So, more than anything, this blog will serve as a way for our family (Grandparents, especially) and friends to stay connected with us - seeing that I kinda dropped off the face of the earth for the last year. So, stay tuned....and thanks for dropping in!