Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I know this sounds cliche, but time truly has just flown by! I can hardly believe our 3 pounds miracles are now 11 months old and getting bigger and bigger every single day!
They are both such characters! Both Piper and Phoebe love to laugh, play, eat, and make lots and lots of funny noises with their mouths.
|Piper's favorite ball|
This month they have had fun experimenting with new foods. Phoebe is a lot more adventurous than sweet Piper. However, Piper LOVES oranges and Phoebe did not. I was shocked. Also, this month the girls have started to play more with one another. I love listening to them babble back and forth and chase each other through the house. It brings such joy to my heart!
Both girls are standing, Piper can stand on her own for a very short period of time, but neither are walking yet. I think I'm ok with that. I honestly don't know what I am going to do when they both start running/walking in two different directions. Life is going to get CRAZY!
This month James and I decided it was time to break out the "big girl" seats for the stroller. We thought we would try it out and see. Our first trip in the stroller was a walk around the Dana Point Harbor with Grammie and our good friends Charlotte, Simone, and Ethan.
Oh, and I almost forgot swinging. Both girls LOVE to swing! Thanks to our good friend Rebecca (who let me in on the twin mommy secret), I now but the girls in one swing. It is too cute watching them laugh and enjoy the ride together.
Since Phoebe and Piper's first birthday will be here in only a month I have officially started to go into party planning mode. I'm going to need a lot of helpers to get this party pulled off. I know I have James on board, anyone else interested...he, he, he! :-)
|This is what it is really like to take the girls pictures together!|
Posted by Melanie Valencia at 7:08 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Today would have been my Gram's (or Gigi as we called her for Piper and Phoebe) 95th Birthday. To honor her memory my mom, sisters, aunts, cousins, and their babies got together to have some yummy Chinese food (Gram's favorite) and some lemon dessert (Gram's other favorite). It was such a wonderful day filled with lots of love and laughter. I am truly blessed beyond belief to have such a wonderful group of women in my life. Piper and Phoebe had a ball and got so many hugs and kisses all day long! I think they are going to sleep really, really well tonight.
One of the highlights of our day was the fact that Scott (my cousin Melissa's sweet hubby) got all the babies and adults to look at the camera at the same time when he took our picture! I still don't know how he did it. I can't even get two babies to look at the camera at the same time.
Posted by Melanie Valencia at 8:59 PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
The babies first Easter was very, very special. We started our morning bright and early (I don't think Phoebe and Piper appreciate my early wake up call however, they were good sports) to get ready in our easter best. After getting dressed we headed over to Saddleback Rancho Capistrano to see James give the sunrise Easter message. WOW....he did an incredible job. I could not be more proud of my sweetheart!
After church I headed home so Piper and Phoebe could nap and I could start cooking. On a side note...I have come down with the worst sinus infection I have ever had in my life. It causes me to cough all night and I have lost one of the most important things to me...my sense of taste. I love food and it rips the joy of out eating. All that to say is I made yummy food that I couldn't even taste/enjoy...boo hoo for me. Ok the pity party for one is over. :-)
The rest our Easter was spent playing, eating, and me trying to relax. I love that my hubby works his booty off and then comes home and tries his best to take care of me and the babies. I am a very blessed girl!
The girls ended up with two Easter outfits this year. The first outfit was given to us at one of my baby showers. I have been saving them for a long time until they fit.
The second outfits/onesies were made especially for Piper and Phoebe by my sweet friend Erin. Both girls especially LOVED the bows on the onesies. They loved them so much that we had to keep their cute Easter bibs on them most of the day (from Grammie) so they couldn't see the fun bow.
|Thank you Grammie for our cute bibs!|
James and I ended our crazy busy night by watching the final installment of the amazing mini-series The Bible. WOW!!! I think Mark Burnett did a wonderful job with the whole series. I learned so much and I really felt how much God loves me (and all of us) through the visuals that the movie provided. If you haven't seen the mini-series I would highly suggest you watch!
Posted by Melanie Valencia at 10:38 AM