Archive for May 2013

T-Ball   Leave a comment

So on the boys 5th birthday, they had their very first t-ball game! And let me just tell you how adorable it was! There are 9 kids on their team, and they all try their hardest every time! Not to mention how cute they all look out there when they are up to bat!

Both of the boys have improved greatly since the first game, makes me sad that they only have 3 games left this season. But I am sure that they will keep us busy with other activities. I know that in August, they will be playing youth soccer, and then when school starts back up in September, they will be running cross country if they want to.

I was not a very athletic person growing up. I was actually in the band in school. My husband played Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, and ran Cross Country too. So it is pretty clear to me where they get their athletic abilities from! I just wish that their Dad was around more to help them out with practicing and stuff. And games. It would be nice to have someone to go with me to some of their games. You see, my step son is 12, and this is his very last year of little league. The twins’ games and my step sons games fall on a lot of the same nights. T-ball is every Tuesday night and Saturday mornings, baseball is every Tuesday & Thursday nights. So my husband tries to go to the boys Saturday games, but lately that hasn’t worked out to good, and he has had to go to work instead! I’m glad that the boys don’t seem to mind he isn’t there, it just makes me a little sad to think that they are old enough to realize now that Daddy isn’t there. I just keep reminding myself that next year will be different!

Posted May 22, 2013 by mytwotornados in Uncategorized

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5th birthday bash!   Leave a comment

So the weekend after the boys turned 5, we had their birthday party! They picked on theme this year, thank goodness, and I made them stick with it. This years theme was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Thanks to Pinterest, I was able to find some really great party ideas!

The one hard thing about TMNT is that you can’t get a lot of party favors just yet, so I had to rely on my creativity to get me thru. Luckily I was feeling pretty creative. I ordered a TMNT sucker mold off eBay and made suckers in each of the 4 turtles colors (red, blue, orange & purple.) The boys and all of their little friends loved them! I should give a shout out to my Nana and my great Aunt for all the inspiration, growing up they were always making us chocolate suckers. So that’s how I new how to do it! It was a lot of fun too! I also made felt eye masks for all the kids. I think I made a total of 25 eye masks. And again, I made them in all of the turtle colors. I also made rice crispy treats and cut them into squares. Then i took some of my left over colored chocolate and drizzled them with the melted chocolate and put sprinkles on them all.

It was a lot of work getting everything ready for their party, but I would do it again. I like going all out for them, especially since we came so close to not having them….Maybe some day when they are older I won’t look at it that way, but for now, its still such a fresh memory that it tends to creep back out around their birthday!

Posted May 22, 2013 by mytwotornados in Uncategorized

Can’t believe my boys are 5!   Leave a comment

So back on the first of May, my babies turned 5…You see the only place I can get away with calling them my babies still is right here on my blog, where they can’t see or hear it! Some people might find this a little strange, but I don’t. You see when you are given a 50% chance on bringing 1 of your children home after childbirth, I think you get the write to call them your babies as long as you want.

It seems like just yesterday that I was on a helicopter being transported to a hospital with a NICU that could assist with the delivery of our boys. I was only 26 weeks 5 days when they decided to make their grand appearance.  And grand it was. By ultra sound the boys were both measuring right around 1 pound each, which for twins at that gestation was accurate. Thankfully, they were 2 pounds and 2 pounds 2 ounces each! Sometimes I wonder if they had been smaller if they would have had such a great chance at survival.

Right before my emergency c-section, the doctor that delivered them, shook my husbands hand and told us both that our odds were not very good. But once he delivered them and discovered that the ultra sound was a little off, he changed his mind and told us that our changes of bringing them both home was a little better, but we def. were not out of the woods. It was a very long road, with many ups and downs along the way. They were in the NICU for 99 long days! Then they moved to pediatrics in the same hospital for another 9 days after that. 108 days if your counting! We only came home when we did because we agreed to bring them both home on oxygen and heart/lung monitors.  When they first gave us that option, to bring them home with the equipment we never thought twice about it. We both asked them when we could come home!

Would now be a good time to mention that we were at a hospital that was about 3.5 hours away from home for us? We were lucky to be at that hospital, not only because its one of the best in the whole state we live in (Maine) but it is in the town next to where my parents live! I was literally at my home away from home when I wasn’t at the hospital with my boys. My husband did a lot of driving back and fourth between home for work and back to the hospital to see the boys.

So my long drawn out post is basically to say that sometimes when you are give a worst case scenario, it isn’t always as bad as it seems. I am not 100% sure on what the boys weight now, but if I had to guess I would say Nathan is about 58 pounds and 48 inches tall (he started out at 2lbs 2oz 15 inches) and Ethan is about 40 pounds and maybe 45 inches tall (he started out at 2lb and 13 3/4 inches.) i will know for sure tomorrow, when we go to the Pediatrician for our 5 year well child visit!

Posted May 22, 2013 by mytwotornados in Uncategorized

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Things my boys say   Leave a comment

So I have been meaning to sit down and write this post for quite some time now. I want to remember all of these little gems so that when they are driving me nuts as teenagers I can look back and remember just how cute they were at one time!

So I think its best if I do this with bullets 🙂

  • Nathan calls the orange road construction cones “pine cones.” We were running errands today and went thru road construction and he said to me “look Mama, they have the pine cones out again.”
  • Ethan and Nathan both refer to our vehicle service center as the “bagrage.”
  • Both of the boys love going to “Malmart” which we would all call Wal-Mart. It may in fact be their favorite place to go.
  • Since we got the boys kittens when school started last fall, they have happily sat and watched me change the “kitty glitter” every morning…They can both say litter, but still they call it “kitty glitter.”
  • My step daughter ran cross-country last fall when school started. The boys both call it “crunch crunchry.”

I guess that’s all I have for right now, but let me mention that as I remember more, or hear them say other cute things, I will be sure to come back and add to it!

Posted May 22, 2013 by mytwotornados in Ethan, Nathan