First Day of Pre-School

Today is the first of many first days. It’s the first day of Pre-School for my babies big kids! I shouldn’t be calling them babies anymore, they really aren’t. At least once a day they correct me, “I am not a baby! I’m a big girl/boy/kid!” They get older by the day and it shows! The amount of information they know and are learning daily is astounding! I was just telling my mom that I can’t believe how big they’ve gotten. They speak correctly with the correct tenses and forms and can hold complete conversations with topic changes!

The long, Labor Day weekend took it out of them because I had to wake both of them up at 6:30 this morning when typically they have awoken me well before 6am.

When I was getting them ready and off to school, I didn’t even remember today they were starting pre-school.  I dropped them off at Ms. Leslie’s and she mentioned it, so I snapped a quick picture and off Michael and I went. Just like that. I love that they get to continue pre-school with the same friends and Ms. Leslie until kinder.

They were not overly interested in taking a photo, but here it is:
Little [kids] should never be sent to bed, they always wake up a day older.
– Peter Pan


Atlassian Friends & Family Day

Every year Atlassian rents out Austin Park & Pizza for all employees their families and friends. This year we brought the Kyles hoping the four littles would have fun getting their faces painted, talking to the characters and riding all the rides.  Both of mine did, lol!  Caden and Tenley were all but stalking Anna & Elsa, and then Tenley would be shy when we finally found them! Caden really liked Elmo, the 3 girls did NOT! Both kids loved getting their faces painted and just jumped up there and chose their design, the colors they wanted and then thanked the lady!  After pizza and playing and riding a few games we headed home for naps – ours were OUT before leaving the parking lot.


Later that day we went and hung out with Aunt Katie and baby Cole!

First Movie – Zootopia

We took the kids to their first theater movie!  They didn’t start watching movies until about 3, so they hadn’t learned the attention span of sitting through an entire one.  We decided now was a fun time, on a cool rainy day and went to see Zootopia with the Kyles.  They did great!  Tenley climbed into my lap, antsy, with about 20 minutes left of the movie, but Caden sat there and watched the entire thing.  They seemed to enjoy eating french toast sticks for breakfast while watching the movie.  Hopefully next time we’ll have popcorn! 😉



Every year gets more fun with the magic of holiday with Caden & Tenley. Easter is always a good one because they just enjoy hunting for the eggs so much.

We started off easter with a rather chilly morning at our neighborhood easter egg hunt with my parents.  The kids were the youngest in their group so they were all but trampled. Each kid was supposed to leave with 20 eggs (because we each made and brought 20 eggs per kid); I think Tenley left with 3 and Caden had 7.  There was a petting zoo, face painting, inflatable jump house, horse riding (our had zero interest) and an easter bunny that they also wanted nothing to do with. They loved the petting zoo and were all about it since the Kyles’ just had a petting zoo Aubrey & Lily’s birthday party in January. Caden wanted his face painted, but Tenley chose not to. There were a lot of people she was a bit overwhelmed!

We then got to celebrate and have another easter egg hunt at the kids’ preschool, hosted by Ms. Leslie! She never fails to disappoint! The kids stuffed the eggs earlier in the day and the parents hid them in Leslie’s backyard for the hunt. This was much more low-key and the kids really got into the groove of running around and picking up eggs.

The third egg hunt was at Aunt Katie & Uncle Anthony’s house easter morning! They hosted both families for a fun egg hunt and delicious breakfast!  They did a great job hiding them in both the front and back yards! The older boys were so sweet and waited for the younger kids to get eggs!

The fourth and final event was dinner at our house!  While the kids napped Katie, Mom and I baked the rabbit cake and hid all the easter eggs so when the kids awoke from their nap we could decorate our cake and hunt more eggs!

Valentine’s Day.2016

We have quite the set of traditions going for Valentine’s Day.  We have heart shaped bagels at Katie’s house for breakfast from Einstein’s, heart shaped pizza for dinner and then we top it off with cherries in the snow for dessert!  My mom has been making that for as long as I can remember and we always have it on v-day! It was a fun day full of fun, pink and red! IMG_2659

Caden & Tenley’s 3rd Birthday Party

I asked the kids what they wanted to do for their birthday party and for some reason they wanted a “donut party!”  I was trying to think of another theme when I realized I could actually throw them a donut party! Enter – dunkin donuts!  We got orange and pink everything: plates, napkins, balloons and their birthday candles! They loved it!

I didn’t take very many photos and I am so disappointed that we didn’t get a good family picture with the kids. They weren’t in the best of moods when the party started and then were asleep before all the guests had left at the end.



twin moms twinning at a twin party