I survived the beach…..

Yes…I survived taking the babies to the beach.  I don’t like the beach…all the sun, sand and water.  But every year we go to the beach.  We don’t just go to the beach…that would be too easy…we bike to the beach, which seems crazy.  It is a tradition that my brother started, with his children, 15 years ago.  So, we continue the tradition, with him and our children.  But someone has to drive there..so I drive one way and my husband drives the other way.  It is a lot of fun…but I knew this year…it would be a lot of work.  Somehow, it all worked out and we all had a blast.  Thank goodness I insisted on bringing a baby pool because the babies loved it as much as they loved the pool and the sand.  Well, Escher did not like the sand..but Grey loved it!  She didn’t want to leave.  Also, I had a great time biking back from the beach.  It was Tuesday’s second year riding and Quinn’s first….and he did great!  He even rode back.

The Color Run….

I completely forgot to write a post about the Color Run 2012 in Philadelphia.  We had so much fun running it! It was my first 5k.  I wasn’t able to run the entire time..but I did a pretty good job..considering I hadn’t ran in over a year.  The first color station wasn’t impressive…but then we got to the next one and it was incredible!  you could barely see anything.  There were so many runners, but it didn’t feel crowded.  And the atmosphere was so much fun.  I can’t wait to do it next year, and I think I’ll bring my 5 year old along this time!  I highly recommend doing it if it is coming to your city or town.

Afterwards, we walked to Starbucks to get a bite to eat.  It was so much fun walking around the city seeing people in their colors!  People were everywhere covered in color!  We took the high speed line home and walked all the way home..which my children weren’t happy about…but I figured it was a good ending to a 5k.

The toughest part was cleaning up…..trying not to get the color everywhere in the house.  Even after washing and scrubbing…it was still a bit in our hair and on our skin.  There is also some still on the carpet, outside the bathroom!

Embrace the Camera….

Last week River and I made homemade tortillas. They were delicious.  I took lots of photos, but then never posted any of them.  Sometimes having twins takes up ALL of my time!  Things get crazy and each day goes by so quickly.  They are almost ten months old…that is crazy!

Three years ago today….my mother died.  I was looking for a nice photo of she and I…..and I can’t find one..at least one that is recent at all.  Another reason why I love the idea of embracing the camera!  I found one from my wedding….but I really wish I had one from my wedding…that was just she and I!!

Embrace the Camera…

Have I mentioned that I’ve been downloading lots of fun free camera apps???  I think I have mentioned it.  My latest is pudding camera.   I love all the different options it has for camera.   River and I had a lot of fun today fooling around with it!  Everyone around here has a cold….me, River, Grey, Escher and Tuesday…..ugh…  It isn’t fun having two grumpy babies who want constant attention and cuddling!!  Lots of snotty tissues.  But, anyway, enjoy your Thursday and go embrace the camera…..

Embrace the camera….


It always seems like as soon as I try to take a photo with one of the babies..the other one starts to fuss…..always.  Again, with the patience.  Will I ever fully learn patience?  Seems like it is one of those endless lessons in life.  I hope I’m getting better at it..especially when it is around 3:30 and the second shift is coming home.  I never seem to get that perfect shot that I had in my head….it does always seem perfect in my head….I guess, again, that’s just life.  But I figure, any picture with the babies, or any of my children, is a good picture.  Happy Thursday and go embrace the camera….



Embrace the Camera….

Seems like all Escher wants to do is crawl these days.  He isn’t interested in sitting…he has no time to sit!  Grey is trying to figure out the crawling thing, but she hasn’t figured it out yet….rolling works better for her.  Laying on the floor with the babies is so much fun, but risky.  They love pulling hair….usually mine.  Well, go embrace the camera..before they grow up!


Embrace the Camera……

Hi there and Happy Thursday!  It is so hard to find time to play with JUST River…the babies just NEED so much time!  Whenever I’m taking photos of the babies, of course River wants to get in there also.  So, whenever it is nap time, I try to take some time for just River and I….like crazy photos!  So, here we are, being goofy.  Have a great day and go embrace the camera!


Did I mention that I went on a trip last week?  To California!  And did I mention that I left behind the babies and River????  For my birthday, my husband surprised me with a trip to California, to visit my brother.  It was just me, Tuesday and Quinn.  Christopher took the week off and stayed home with River and the babies.  Though, I was sad that they didn’t come….we had a great time.  And I had a great time sleeping through the night!

We had a wonderful time in Long Beach, Palos Verdes, Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs, Hollywood and so many other places!!  The weather and views were incredible!

And the food was delicious!!  Every place my brother took us to was so good.  The weather was incredible……sun, snow, rainbows, rain..you name it..we encountered it.  Also,  we saw tons wild life….skunks, raccoons, parrots, hummingbirds, possum….and that was just in my brother’s backyard!!

I’ve been spending so much time with River and the babies…..it was great having time with Quinn and Tuesday!  My niece flew out with us and stayed for one day!!  We loved having her with us and we were so sad when she had to leave.

It rained in Palm Springs and we saw a rainbow!!  Then we took the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Chino Canyon.  After the 10 minute ride the elevation at the Mountain Station is 8,516 ft…and it was a blizzard!  So fun!!  It was a great trip…but I was so happy to get home to my little ones!  I pumped the whole time I was gone…and it just isn’t the same as nursing!!