Thursday, October 18, 2007

Down the shore, I go...

Tomorrow I am off the the Jersey shore to hang with some girlfriends. We are friends from all over, brought together by a common bond, having twins. We've made this an annual trip and this is our fifth year. It's something that I look forward to each October. I'll have lots to report when I get back (as well as some secrets!).

Tonight was hard. As the girls get older, it's actually been harder and harder for me to leave. Not to actually leave. I'm still getting on the plane tomorrow morning, but emotionally hard. I think, because, they are so articulate in telling you how much they'll miss you and love you and crying and on and on and on...

I had to spend about an extra 45 minutes with them tonight at bedtime because they just kept telling me over and over about how much they'll miss me. I think we got it worked out though. They just got tired and fell asleep! No, seriously, lots of talking. I told them they can call me when they want to talk to me and that Dad had all sorts of fun things planned (I hope so!). No, they are going to visit his parents and that's always fun! They don't get to see them that often. I told them that it was okay to miss me and that I'd miss them, but we'd all have fun. I told them that when they were missing me, then they should give their sister a hug and kiss. I told them that I was bringing their pictures with me so that I could look at them when I was missing them. We had LOTS of talking. Now they are sleeping, which is where I should be seeing as I have to get up in four hours.

I'll leave you with a couple pics of my lovely girls from the past couple weeks. Lindsey is so proud of her "apple face" and Sydney was having a great time at the orchard!

Lindsey and her apple "face"

Smiley Syndey, as usual!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

A view cool shots from our summer vacation. Do you all know what bridge this is?

This is cool!

Whoa...there are people up there!

Do you see those people?

Another hint...the view from "Arch Rock".

View from Arch Rock

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Monday, October 08, 2007

They are FIVE! (Wordlessy Wednesday)

Happy, happy birthday to my precious daughters, Lindsey Faith and Sydney Paige! You two girls are the light and joy of my life. I love waking each morning to your smiling faces and "Good Morning Momma!". You are both my 'I Love You', as one of our favorite book's says.

Lindsey FaithMy Lindsey Girl: You are still my girl of extremes! From the first days in the NICU, 'boring' was not the word for you! You were either leaping forward three steps or crashing down. You are still the same, either so mad or frustrated, but then also, my little lovable Lindsey, who just wants to cuddle with her momma or daddy. I love how you draw! What a fine artist you are! I know you love to color and write...oh, and I'm so glad that you enjoy momma's favorite pastime too: READING! I'm amazed at how you've taken to riding your bike this summer! At the beginning of the summer, you didn't even want to get on it and now I can't get you off it! And what a dancer! You make such a beautiful ballerina! You make my heart so happy, Lindsey Lou!

Sydney PaigeMy Sweet Sydney: Easygoing, too, from the early days in the NICU, just plugged along, never alarming us too much, just making consistent strides every day. It's so interesting to me to see your personality develop and have it be so much like how you were at a few days old. You have such a warm and caring way about you, Sydney. Always concerned about your sister, and really everyone. I love how you are so interested in animals. I think you would make a great Dalmatian! Boy, are you a good dribbler! You've been practicing, haven't you? And juggling too? Awesome! I'm glad that you are developing such a love for sports! You just keep on running, kicking the ball, and flipping off the couch. Full of smiles, you make me smile all the time, Sydney Sue!

I know that my words here will never fully express what you mean to me, how I feel so blessed to be your mother, how every day I look at you and think that I can't believe you are even here, alive, and yet you continue to surprise and amaze us with your outcomes and abilities.

I'm so happy and proud that you chose me to be your mom! You two are exactly who I would've chosen to be my daughters if I could have. I look forward to watching you grow from little girls, to young women to adults. I hope that I can be the type of mom that some day you will want to be like.

God Bless you always, my little girls.

I treasured you then...I treasure you now...I treasure you always.

I love snuggling with my sister!

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Kissin' Twins

Peek-A-Boo...Here we are!

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Silly girls

and today...
Happy Birthday Lindsey! Happy Birthday Sydney!

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