Tuesday, November 30, 2010


We had a great trip home for Thanksgiving this year.  The babies did so great and got spoiled rotten by their grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles.  The week started with my dad and Grace coming to Logan for the Vandal game.  We got our kids all dressed up in Vandal gear and Justin went to the game with dad while the kids and I stayed home with Aunt Grace.

Sunday we headed home bright and early.  The babies were great little travelers.  They slept most of the way and we got home and the spoiling began.  The babies spent lots of time being held and loved and snuggled and just plain spoiled rotten, but what else are grandmas for?  We decided that the babies were going to need grandma rehab after we left.  Thanksgiving dinner was great as were all of the leftovers.  The boys got all of the lights up on their house and I got to go see lots of movies (it has been a long time since that has been able to happen!)

We had the baby's blessing on Wednesday night Grandma and Grandpa Pennington were able to make it up and brought my Aunt Jera with them as well.  It was so great to have them and all of Justin's family that are up in Moscow.  It was such a special night and my mom did an incredible job with their blessing outfits.  They were just beautiful!

Weston being spoiled by his Aunt Savvy
Addi loving Grandpa Steve
There were always so many helpers for feeding times!
Had some good times with my siblings.... Sure miss all being together!
Family picture for the blessing day!
We were so glad they made it through all the nasty weather to come see the babies!:D  They deserve the "great" in front of their grandparents!:D
Everyone got a lot of grandma love.
The babies are getting so much more responsive and fun to play with
Gotta love those baby smiles!
He looked so handsome in his little blessing outfit!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy 25th!!!

Birthday Boy!

Happy 25th birthday to my wonderful husband!  We had a fun birthday weekend.  Last night we went "out" for dinner (Ordered Wingers and brought it home) and then tonight we had his favorite Sunday dinner, Swiss cheese chicken and mashed potatoes, and then we had a Transformers birthday party.  Our party consisted of skype-ing Justin's family, facetiming my family, and our friend Marty had just stopped by so we made him stay and enjoy some Coldstone cake with us.

The kids picked it out;)
We have been having so much fun with our little kiddos at home.  We are learning more and more about their cute little personalities every day.  Weston is the sweetest little kid.  He lets us know when he's hungry, but other than that he sits pretty contently all day long.  Addi thinks it is the end of the world if she is awake and someone is not talking to her.  We recently got a baby bjorn and it has been my lifesaver with that little girl.  She has so much personality that it just explodes from her.... sometimes even while she sleeps.  :D

This is her new favorite hat from Aunt Laurel.  She was very confused at what her dad was doing....
Weston thinks his sister is very loud.   He has started learning how to cover his ears when she gets to wailing.:)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

4 weeks

Tomorrow our little cuties have been home for a whole 4 weeks.  In that time we have gone through over 4 cases of diapers, boxes of formula, and 4 oxygen tanks.  But I think we're finally starting to get used to having them in the house.  Since they were on formula when they came home, Justin and I get to switch off nighttime feedings.  It is so wonderful to have such a great husband who will get up in the middle of the night to let me get extra sleep.

 Halloween was fun.  We had a good time (well, Justin and I had a good time, the kids not so much) dressing them up.  Grace gave us the costumes and they only got to stay on for about 20 minutes before there was too much crying that we had to take them off.

 We've been having a blast watching football with them every weekend and just being able to snuggle them whenever we want without an hour drive.  We only ever leave the house for pediatrician appointments.  We did have to buy a new car that we all fit in.  Pictures will come of that soon.  It was sad to get rid of my little Carolla, but it just didn't fit our family any more.

Little cuties off of oxygen
Addison came off of her oxygen completely after about two weeks of being home.  Weston has just started coming off of it this last week.  We're hoping they're both going to stay off and that will make our trip home for Thanksgiving so much easier!

We're so grateful for them and the wonderful addition that they are to our lives.  Yes, we're exhausted, yes, sometimes they are naughty (mostly Addison), but we love having them home.  Babies change everything but so far we're pretty happy with the changes!