Managing Twins: 9-12 months

Fun at the Pool

I drafted this post long ago after the kids had their first birthday. I kept hold of it knowing there was more I wanted to add. I finally got around to finishing it up, and with the twin’s 1.5 years coming up tomorrow, I thought now was a good time to publish it. – – … Continue reading

2011 in Review: Blog Stats

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. How cool is this? Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out … Continue reading

Top 10 photos of 2011: The Purma Peanuts

Top 10 Photos of 2011

I thought it would be fitting to ring in the new year with the top 10 photos of the Purma peanuts. Since the twins were born in 2010, these are actually the top 10 photos from September 14th, 2010–2011. But honestly, most are from 2011. My criterion was the shot had to be either gorgeous, … Continue reading

Top 10 Mommy-Musts: Necessities for the first year

IKEA high chairs and color-coded bowls with lids

When I was pregnant, I asked my friends who had kids, what items they couldn’t have lived without. Surprisingly, most seemed to forget. Hence my list. With the holiday season upon us, I thought this might be a good time to reveal my Top 10 Mommy-Musts. I hope this helps someone somewhere as I would … Continue reading

Motherhood: The First Year

Motherhood: The First Year

Since today is my birthday (Ah, I’m 35!), I thought I would celebrate it by writing about the lessons I’ve learned within the last year of being a first-time mom. My list is nothing novel–especially to those of you who are already parents–but personal teachings I want to remember. I’m sure there are a ton … Continue reading

A “Peanut” Party: Behind the Scenes

A "Peanut" Party: Behind the Scenes

Since my friends Kristin, Jessica, and I hand-made almost everything for the twins first birthday party, I thought I would share what all we made and a quick how-we-made-it. First of all, I went with a “peanut” theme for obvious reasons. Once I designed the invitation, I based everything else off that. Instead of starting … Continue reading

ACL preview

ACL preview

Last weekend was the Austin City Limits music festival. Will we ever take the twins to ACL? Probably not. And no, we didn’t actually take our babies this year (I can’t believe some parents actually haul their infants to a music festival!). What we did do was take them out in their new Radio Flyer wagon … Continue reading

12 faces for 12 months

12 Photos for 12 Months

This was a project I wanted to do after I saw something similar on A Cup of Jo. It was really easy to set up and fun to shoot. The hardest part was getting the twins to make all their faces. That and getting Ellisa to keep her bow on her head. I simply sat … Continue reading

12 months today!

It’s been a year and I’m happy to say we made it! Actually, it’s been a year and one day, but who’s counting. This has definitely been the best month by far. Since the twins are both more aware of their surroundings, they have been much more fun this last month. It’s like they’re real … Continue reading

The “Peanuts” First Birthday Party Wrap-up

Twins First Birthday!

Okay, I’m gonna make this short as no one wants to read a bunch of babble about the twins first birthday party. What every one really wants is to look at photos. To sum it up: I believe a great time was had by all and it couldn’t have been more of a success in … Continue reading