Sunday, January 10, 2010

Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas

This is going to be a long post considering I haven’t posted anything in forever! I promise I will be better this year!!
Final beach trip - Early October
We took our final trip of the year to the beach in early October, my mother-in-law, sister-in-law & her family went with us and we had a great time. We can't wait for warm weather, we're ready to hit the beach again!


We spent Halloween at home, G was a Lion and L was a Bumblebee, we had tons of trick or treaters so we didn’t end up taking the babies out, we just hung out at home and gave out candy. Here are some pics from that night, as well as some pictures I had made of the kiddos in October, maybe I’m biased, but I think I have 2 of the cutest babes around!!!

November & December
In early December, G Diddy had another eye exam done under anesthesia & the Dr. said everything still looked great, we will continue our regular appointments with the Opthamologist and follow up with the Surgeon in a few months. We are getting better with the Contact, it’s much easier to put in and take out now& he seems to be adjusting to it well. Both kiddos have had a couple of ear infections and sinus infections, but other than that we have been well.

Christmas was crazy/a lot of fun this year, I still don’t think they quite got it, but I’m sure next year will be even better. I think they were overwhelmed with all the presents, they didn’t really know what to play with. I actually took some of the toys up and put them in the closet for their birthday. We enjoyed our time with the Family & celebrating the real reason for Christmas.

L had some blood drawn around Christmas and we found out she has Hyperthyroidism, which accounts for her lack of appetite and no weight gain. We went to an Endocrinologist on Friday and she started her on medication and didn’t seem to be concerned about her size, which made me feel better. We have been stressing over getting her to eat and gain weight and have had some pressure from the Pediatrician (as well as ourselves) so it was nice to hear a Dr. say, “don’t worry about it, she will cath up gradually, just keep feeding her like you have been doing”. I think part of the problem is that she is a full-tim walker now, and she is everywhere. G isn’t far behind her but he still isn’t walking, he just hasn’t gotten his confidence up yet.

So now it’s January and I wouldn’t be happier if I woke up tomorrow and it was 80°outside. January always seems sort of depressing to me b/c there’s nothing going on, after having the holidays starting in October with Halloween thru Christmas, then BAM! January comes and there’s nothing except cold, cold and more cold.

Here are some pictures from over the holidays! How was your Christmas?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labor Day

It's been a fun filled summer since my 4th of July post! I'm sad to see Summer go, but this is the first year that I have been ready for cooler weather!! We welcomed a new baby girl H to the family at the beginning of August, she is precious!

We spent a fun Saturday afternoon at Arrington Vineyards, we took the babes and they were very good, there were lots of kiddos running around!! I was hesitant about taking them but it was very kid friendly and the wine was great!!!

We went back to the beach on Labor Day and as usual had a great time! Since the babes have started crawling and are now trying to walk, it’s almost impossible to get a good picture of them! Everyone tells me this is not unusual for 18-month old babies, so I will just do the best I can.

My best girl.....

My best guy......

We also had our 1-year evaluation with the State Early Intervention Program and it went very well. I can’t believe that it’s been a year that we have been receiving services, I highly recommend that if your children need the services, please take advantage of this program. They have made a huge difference with L & G. We are still patching Gavin’s eye to strengthen the bad and will continue to do so as long as the vision continues to improve in that eye. He is still losing contacts like the stock market is losing money!! We have lost 4 or 5 in the last couple of months, I’m sure insurance is probably getting ready to say, ENOUGH, but what can they expect from an 18 month old?!

All in all, L&G are doing great! G has started to develop an attitude now, L has always had an attitude (some say she is like her mother) and they are starting to throw temper tantrums. I wonder if the terrible twos will hold off until their adjusted age of 2 years old, which would buy me another 10 months, instead of just 6……..Probably not?!?!

We are starting a new sitter in October, they will actually be going to someone’s house on the days that I work. I am very nervous about it, but I know that it will be good for them to be around other kids. Hope everyone is doing well, we have the annual Griswold’s Family Get Together at Todd’s sister’s house this weekend, so I will have more pictures to post next week.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 4th, The Beach, Etc.

Things have been busy here at our house the last few weeks,we have been busy with therapy, getting ready for our trip to the beach, adjusting to life with a contact in a 16 month old baby..... how he can manage to lose a contact 2 times and break a pair of glasses in less than a week is beyond me doesn't surprise me, he is after all a baby! :) We went back to the eye Dr. last week and they changed the power in the contact for G's right eye & said that things are looking great, we are still patching to optimize the vision in that eye, and we will continue to do that as long as the vision continues to improve, which it is! Can I get an Amen?!?! L also had her 9 month recheck and he said her vision is still great and she doesn't go back for 9 more months. That being said, both L & G are on the move, crawling on all 4's and now pulling up as you can see below. Since 2-27-08, and I saw them for the first time, not even weighing 3 pounds total, all I wanted was for them to get bigger, I just wanted the bad times to fly by & now here I sit 16 months later, saying to myself, where did the time go? They are growing up & I don't like it...granted I feel much better about their future & their health than I did the day they were born or even a year ago, but I want them to stay young & innocent forever. We are getting excited b/c L & G will be getting a new baby cousin in the next couple of weeks, we can't wait to meet baby H!!! We love her already!!!

We went to the beach on July 4th & had a blast! I think they decided on the way down that they don't like the car seat, they fussed for a little while so we just took our time, stopping a couple of times to get them out of the car seat. The weather this trip was great, so we were able to spend lots of time outside. They ate sand by the handfuls, had ice cream for the first time, got little tan lines, the whole deal! We saw good friends that we haven't seen since I got pregnant and they fell in love with the babies, just like everyone does.... Now I may be biased (ahem) but I happen to think that I have the cutest babies in the world, but I always don't ever tell them that b/c I wouldn't want them to get conceited at such a young age!! :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This is what my life has come to! :)

Yesterday I was taking a load of laundry to our room & heard a crash, I came into the living room to find my 2 "sweet" children in the middle of this mess....... Which isn't too bad I know, but I'm sure the worst is yet to come.

Monday, June 8, 2009


We took our second trip of the year to the beach Memorial Day weekend and AGAIN the weather wasn't great. It's been kind of the pits both times we have been this year, but we're holding out hope for July 4th, usually the weather in July is great 90 degrees, SOLID sunshine and NO breeze. We have been trying to spend as much time outside as possible since we were isolated all winter, we took the babies to the pool at Todd's mom's over the weekend and they loved it. I need to get a little float for them to sit in so that they can be more free, when we are holding them, they just want to get down, not knowing that they will sink right now!! G got a contact lens for his right eye last week and it is going well. It did not go so well the first time we tried to take it out, but it has gotten better. He also got a new RX for his glasses and seems to be able to see much better. He & L are both crawling all over the place and starting to get into everything. Baby-proofing has officially started in our house!! Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks.

My little beach babe!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Super (rainy) Saturday!!

Daddy's gone to the beach to fix the A/C at the Condo before we go on Memorial Day Weekend, so it was just the babies & I this weekend. It was an ugly, rainy Saturday, so we didn't get to go to the Strawberry Festival.... boo hoo! So we stayed in and played, read, and napped. Sat. afternoon we met my mom at Target & went to eat at Chili's, then it was back home for bath time and bed time!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not fill the bathtub up with water and let play my children play until the water was cold and then refill it again because it had been one of “those” days and I “needed” to check my Facebook, Email, Twitters, etc. a break. All done on my Crackberry of course, I really would NOT leave my 14 month old children unattended in the bath tub.

I did not drop subtle hints at my husband ALL week that there was this really pretty comforter at Target that I wanted, hoping I would get a Target gift card for Mother’s Day…. (I got said gift card!!!)

I did not call the eye Dr.’s office 3 times in one day because they didn’t call me back in a my timely manner.

I did not laugh in the face ear of the lady at the Nanny agency when she told me the registration fee was $800.00!!.........

I did not get up at midnight to read all the Twitters from MckMama, causing my husband to ask me what the heck was my phone doing beeping that many times at night & who could possibly be texting or twittering me that many times. I didn’t explain that I am obsessed with love keeping up with MckMama’s blog……