Friday, May 29, 2009

Not much to report!

Well not much is going on in the Tarrant household this week. I have been trying to think about what to blog about and I was not having much luck coming up with anything. We did go to Austin last weekend but I took pictures with my camera and can't find my cord. I hardly use it(until the twins were born) but now I am in the market for a new camera. Any suggestions???

So after the trip I have had a normal week for the most part. I did get a morning off from the kiddos and got to scrapbook with one of my best friends. Thanks Chris!! I have not scrapbooked since way before I was pregnant. So now I have officially started on the twins scrapbook. I have two whole pages done!!!

Anyways, I could not think of anything to blog about so I thought it would be funny to show you some outtakes from our 3 month/mother's day photo taking. I think we got some really good shots but for those 5 or 6 good ones I think we got 100 not so good. I do however like to keep some of the not perfect ones because it shows what it is really like.

The girls were not crazy about laying on their stomachs and looking at the camera.
OOPS!
Madelyn, not loving the bucket!

Not one of these turned out good and only lasted about 3 seconds

Kinley showing her dislike with the photo shoot!
There are lots of others that look about like these!!! Hope you enjoyed. We have a few things going on this weekend so I should have something to blog about. Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hanging out with the teens!

One of the perks of Chris being a youth minister is all the fun things we get to do. On Sunday Chris took the teens ice skating at the mall. The Girls and I decided to tag along for the ride. We didn't skate but we enjoyed getting out of the house and of course watching the teens skate...and fall down.
Some of our sweet, sweet girls!
Jesika, Jeorja, and Lauren

Some of them did so much better at ice skating than I would have!
Jera and Jesika

Little Kinley trying to sneak some of Cheyanne's ICEE. HA
Chase and Cheyanne

Madelyn and MeOverall we had a pretty good time hanging out with all the teenagers. The girls slept most of the time we were there. Got to love Car seats that you just pop in and out of the stroller and the car.

On Sunday night we decided to get out the bumbo seats and see how they liked them. I have heard that babies usually hate them at first. Let me tell you my girls LOVED them...for about 5 minutes. They looked like such big girls sitting up in the bumbos.

Madelyn
Kinley
They were pretty tired after just a few minutes.

This week the girls caught their first bug. It started Sunday night with Madelyn and then Kinley followed her sister Monday morning. Stomach bugs are no fun!! After a few days of laying around and wanting mommy to hold them all day, we are all better now. This weekend we are going to Austin to visit Chris' brother...Uncle Clint.
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My First Mother's Day!

My First Mother's Day was great! The girls slept from 10 to 6 that night! Chris got up and helped me feed both of the girls without me having to nag him several times to get up. Trust me that was a present in itself. I got to take a shower while the girls napped again. It was the first day that getting ready for church was not hectic. I opened presents from Chris and the girls before we left. I got the coolest Back Pack Diaper bag. Trust me it makes my life so much easier, I have both of my hands free to carry babies! One of the things I wanted for Mother's day was to have a relaxing day! It's hard with two newborns but thanks to Chris he made it happen.

After Church we went out to eat with my family and Chris's mom and brother. We gave MiMi (my mom) and Grandma (Chris's mom) their presents. We forgot to take the camera in so we don't have any pictures. I made sure to get some pictures of the girls and I at home!

Kinley, she was a little tired of the hat because she had worn it all day!

Madelyn, who can be quite the mommy's girl
Us girls! Kinley on the left, Maddie on the right.

First day the girls wore shoes. Little Mary Janes.

We have been working on our yard. Since we moved into this house we have not done much of anything to the outside. Our yard leaves MUCH to be desired! After lunch My parents went with me to pick out flowers and stuff for our flower beds. They are a lot better than me at knowing what grows where. My Dad helped me plant some of the things I bought. It was such a pretty afternoon I brought the girls out in their bouncy seats! They LOVE listening to Poppy (my dad) talk to them. They have started smiling a lot in the last two weeks especially to him!

Kinley listening to her Poppy!



Madelyn having a turn!

She got distracted by her Daddy who was taking pictures!
Overall I could not have asked for a better Mother's Day!



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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Im so sorry I have been neglecting the blog. We have had a lot going on this week and to top it all off...our internet was down for a few days!!!

The girls are doing great and have actually been sleeping through the night for about a week!!!! It is amazing. I am however still having to wake up and pump. Really trying to keep pumping so the girls can get breastmilk but it's getting harder and harder.

I have been so busy this week I have not even had time to upload our pictures from this week, including my first Mother's day.

Over the last few weeks I have been sending out birth announcements. I know the girls are three months...I thought I would show it to you all since I don't know how to send to all our internet friends.

For those of you know me I love to scrapbook and do things like that. However since the twins have entered my life I have not had time at all. I searched and searched all over the internet for the perfect annoucment. I could not find exactly what I wanted. Not a whole lot out there for twins. Alot of the same thing. I decided to check etsy...I found Sara(her blog) from Less Ordinary Designs (etsy shop) She did a custom design for me and I fell in love with it. I hope you guys enjoy it too.



Love,
The Tarrants

I promise I will get better about posting!!!



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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Busy week but LOTS of fun!!!

This week the girls turned 3 months old. Can you believe it? I CAN'T! In order of the girls month birthday we took some pictures...Shocking I know. I really thought they turned out cute so we decided that they could go for mother's day presents for the grandmother's!!
Madelyn(left)Kinley(right)

Maddie

Kinley


The girls and I have really enjoyed getting out more this week. As most of you know that read Suz's blog know that we went to the park on Suz's b-day and had so much fun. Ok, I know my girls didn't really get to play at the park, but they seem to enjoy being outside. They really seem to light up when the quads talk to them.
So much fun to be had with the Steece Quads!!!
Savannah is super cute with them and is so sweet. At the park she was trying to share with the twins some of the wood chips on the play ground. It was very sweet but of course the twins didn't grab for them yet so I thought she gave up...NO I was wrong, when I was taking the girls out of the car seats I found two wood chips in the bottom of the carrier!! I thought it was so sweet! Don't worry Sav, we will want to play really soon!!!!

So excited about my first Mother's Day!!! Happy Mother's Day to everyone!


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Friday, May 1, 2009

Party and Pics!

Wow, so many posts this week!! I just have a lot to catch up on. Don't worry this one is not long mostly pictures.
Last weekend was my Aunt and brother's birthday. My brother turned 19(another post for next time) My aunt had her 60th birthday party on Saturday. We had a great time visiting with family.
My Aunt
The girls spent time with their cousin Meghan(right) and her friend! They loved getting carried around all day! I am pretty sure the older girls didn't mind either...until Madelyn had a dirty diaper!!!
They wore their Easter dresses again.
Hey I have to get more than one wear out of them!!! I love them.

Kinley
Madelyn


My Aunt's son, my cousin is a Chaplin in the Army and lives in Seattle with his family. He is being deployed this summer. They flew him in and surprised my Aunt for her birthday. How cool is that. It had been a while since any of us had seem him. We missed the rest of his family though.
This week we have been using their swings more. I was cooking dinner and looked over and saw this. Both of the girls love to sleep in a little ball. We have since moved the swing where it lays back more!


We have been working on tummy time alot lately. They like it for a little while but soon get tired.
Kinley working really hard to lift her little head.
After she cried and won, I turned her back over
Madelyn not working as hard.
Sweet Sisters!
I have been thinking a lot this week about how big they are getting! My big 8 pound little girls. Hey, that is huge seeing as they were three and four pounds. It's bitter sweet I guess. We are enjoying them more and more everyday.