Friday, November 4, 2011


I've really been meaning to write down Maci and Dane's updates for months now, so finally here they are:
Loves utensils and has to have one everywhere he goes
Loves to laugh and wrestle with Daddy
Is a walker since about 2 weeks ago
Loves to wave to everyone and everything
Gives kisses only to grandma and occassionally mommy:) Open mouth of course:)
Is such a boy and loves to destroy everything
We found out a few weeks ago that he loves motts tots low sugar mixed berry juice
Loves food and snacks and loves loves loves milk, I don't know how I'm going to wean him of his bottle
Hates shopping unless he has an auntie ann's almond crunch pretzel that he can nibble on
He wears a size 5 wide shoe, he'll definitely have to grow into those honkers:)
Loves his sister, they definitely have there own little language and it gets them into trouble sometimes
We found out on Halloween that he loves dumdums
Loves his blanky
Is obsessed with playing on the couch
He weighs about 22 lbs.
He's a big time momma's boy:)
Loves to be outside and go on walks/jogs with mommy
I love my little Dane boy and love watching him grow and learn new things everyday, and love to hear and make him laugh and smile!

Loves her paci and her dolly
Loves toys and figuring out how they all work
Loves strawberries, grapes, chocolate milk, pretzels and cheetos
Is a big walker since a couple of weeks ago, but she still loves to knee walk everywhere:)
She's our little goof ball and does the funniest things sometimes
Loves her bath and wants to take about 6 a day, we have to limit her to one
She has a strong hatred towards the vacuum and my kitchen aid blender, she gets so upset every time I have to use them
Loves "Play with me Sesame" especially elmo and big bird, she squeals whenever she sees them
Also loves "Olivia"
She and Dane love Mcdonald's nuggets, it's my go-to meal whenever we are out
Loves animals especially squirrels, she'll always go to our sliding glass door to try and spot them:)
She loves her brother and gets in moods where she just wants to bug him, silly girl
Loves these little rubber ducks that we got for her bath and sucks on the beaks
She loves to talk and blab, we don't understand her blabbing but she definitely seems to know what she's saying
Whenever she has meltdowns they are always major meltdowns
She knows how to get her way already
Loves to be outside and go to the park
Wears a 3 wide shoe, still has mini feet
Is such a Daddy's girl
Loves to unload all the diapers and wipes from there cases, stinker!
I love my little Maci girl!  She is such a sweetheart and I love her snugly little hugs:)

I can't believe my munchkins are almost 15 months old!  They definitely keep me busy and I love it:)  I love being a mom to my little Dane and Maci, they are such a joy and make me laugh and smile everyday!  It's so fun to watch them grow and learn new things and to see there cute little personalities develope:)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Looonnnnggg overdue!!!

This is a long overdue post since Dane and Maci turned 1 almost 2 months ago!  Mimi and Maggie flew in for there birthday party and to help me get set up in our new townhouse we're renting:)  We had so much fun and got so much accomplished!  First of all our front room was a hideous 2-toned diarrhea color, so that had to go.  I've been obsessed with gray so we went to Lowes and picked out a lovely perfect gray:)  Mimi basically painted our whole front room in a day, while Mag's and I worked on painting my dining room table and chairs.  We also painted our front door b/c it was so dingy!  On Maci and Danes birthday morning I made them some delicious personalized blueberry pancakes:)  Maci was thrilled and Dane wasn't so sure about the bursting blueberries, lol.  We also got Maci a princess balloon and Dane an Elmo balloon which lasted weeks and they loved them:)  On the day of there party it was a mad house to get everything ready, we went all out!  We did a cowboy/cowgirl theme and everything turned out adorable, amazingly!  I made pulled pork sandwiches and potato salad which turned out so good:)  We just had a family party since they really are too young to have friends.  It was so much fun!  I found out that night that Dane is allergic to eggs:(  I was feeding both Maci and Dane just some baby food and decided to give them some potato salad which had eggs.  Dane instantly projectile vomited all over his brand new outfit, and didn't feel good the rest of the night:(  He did still have fun opening and playing with all his new toys!  Maci loved everything except when the candle was blown out on her cupcake, she was so upset:(  We all had such a blast and were so exhausted by the end!  It was all so worth to celebrate our 2 little miracles!  I love them so much and look forward to watching them grow and learn new things:)  They are such a joy make me laugh everyday!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I can't believe my little munchkins are going to be turning 1 in a month!!  Time really has flown by!  I have loved every step of it, although they can definitely drive me crazy sometimes but they have brought Ryan and I the most joy we could ever dream of:)  Dane is the crazy man and is getting so big, I weighed him yesterday and he's a whopping 19.6 lbs,  it's hard to imagine he came out a miniature 4lbs 5ozs!  He loves to be wild and play, play,play:)  He doesn't like to sleep too much but is forced to b/c Maci Mae needs her beauty sleep;)  One of his all time favorite toys is my Lansinoh tube(nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers, lol), but don't worry that stuff is way too thick for anyone to squeeze out!  He's obsessed with anything that has a lid that he can prop open with his bottom 2 teeth:)  The other day Maci and Dane got a hold of there gerber cheetos and Dane opened it with his bottom teeth and dumped the whole container all over the floor!  I looked over to check on them and they were chowing down on those cheetos trying to devour all of them before I stopped them!  Last week when Ryan was "watching them" while I went and ran some errands, they were playing in the kitchen and the next thing Ryan looked over to was oatmeal and grits smeared all over the floor, lol:)  They dumped the entire container of oatmeal out and grits and were having a blast in the huge piles they just made:)  Dane is still murder to change and you really have to use some muscle to hold him down so he doesn't smear his poopy bum all over the floor!  He has really mastered fast crawling and still prefers bear crawling with his rump in the air using his hands and feet to crawl like crazy.  He's also learned that he can use objects like books and dvds to glide across the floor.  He'll push the dvd with his hands and crawl with his legs, he really goes flying!  Dane also loves blankets and pillows, if one is on the floor he wallows all over it, smashing his face in it:)  He's still obsessed with remotes and phones!  Dane loves to eat especially treats or whatever I'm eating.  If I bring something to the couch to eat I better have a treat for him b/c he will beg me the entire time for bites, lol:)  I love my big boy so much, he makes me laugh everyday!  Maci Mae is such a little sweetheart:)  She loves her beauty sleep which she can never catch up on b/c brother wants up!  She loves investigating everything around her and will find the smallest things to put in her mouth, rascal:)  Maci loves her jumperoo especially if you egg her on, she will go nuts and kick her feet like crazy!  She is the biggest flirt and smiles at all strangers when we go out!  If we are at a restaurant she looks around with a huge grin on hoping to melt someone's heart, she never fells and always has an admirer:)  She loves to play with daddy and get in on the boys ruff housing, she always loves to be in the mix of it.  Maci loves loves loves her paci's, and if she sees any on the floor or finds any while playing she'll pop it in her mouth!  If one is already in her mouth and she finds another one she'll switch and pop the other one in her mouth while holding the other one:)  If she wakes up without a paci in her mouth she burst out crying and Ryan and I both know she's lost her paci.  Sometimes she'll find it on her own but most of the time we have to go find it for her.  As soon as she has it in her mouth she calms right down:)  A new thing Maci loves to do is bite and believe me it is painful if she gets a hold of you!  I have a bruise from one of her attacks on my leg!  Last night when I was at an RS activity and Ryan was watching the babes he was feeding them a treat on the couch and Maci leaned over to Dane and bit his arm, he burst out crying!  She's getting him back for all the toy stealing he's done to her.  Ryan told me she bit him one other time and attempted to bite his head!  Crazy girl:)  At church last week they were playing on the floor and Maci had her toy necklace and Dane tried to grab it from her and she bit him!  That will teach him not to steal her toys, lol!  Poor Dane:(  Dane and Maci really are best friends and most of the time play together and tag team when being naughty:)  We love them so much and can't wait to celebrate there first year of life!  I love each new phase they go through and watching them learn and grow everyday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Beach trip!!

This is an embarrassingly late post! About a month ago we took a trip to Rehobeth beach with Eric, Hilary and there 2 girls and our good friends Shawn and Krystal Atkinson with there 2 girls! We did a beach trip with them last year but they each only had one girl and me, Hilary and Krystal were all pregnant! Needless to say we had to get a much bigger place so Eric found us a nice big house about 5 minutes from the beach. It worked out perfect and all the kids loved the house:) It had a nice big family room and a big kitchen with a pool table. We stayed for 3 nights and Maci and Dane did great!! They took there naps like little angels (except 1 of there 6 naps they had on our trip) and slept through the night every night! That was a big worry of mine, but they did great:) We went to the beach one day which didn't last too long for us, Maci and Dane didn't like it too much. They loved shoveling the sand in there mouths but then would get real upset b/c of course nobody likes a mouth full of sand in there mouth! They both liked crawling around the sand for a little but absolutely hated the water! I don't blame them b/c the water was freezing! Maci loved playing in our cooler we brought and actually broke the lid in half, it was a styrofoam one so I guess that was to be expected. They both looked adorable in there little bathing suits:) We barbecued one night, ate crabs one night and had pizza the first night. Our last day there we all went to the pool which neither Dane or Maci liked too much:( Dane basically hated it and played outside the pool and ate puffs the whole time! Maci hated it too but finally got use to it and I put her in the little floaty we got and pushed her around:) She loved it and was splashing the water like crazy:) I'm looking forward to our beach trip next year! It's always a blast!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


My babies are napping once again, thank goodness!!! They just needed to be separated or they will just play through there whole nap:) I borrowed my mother-in-laws pack and play, so I put Maci in it in my room and Dane in his crib and they snooze away:) The funny thing is, at night they sleep fine in there room together. Problem solved...for now, there's always something it seems like when you have kids but it's definitely all worth it! Maci and Dane are both professional little crawlers now and they are pretty fast too. Dane still is loving to bear crawl on his hands and feet all over the place, it's hilarious! Maci might be our first little walker! A couple of nights ago Maci pulled herself up on a pampers box we had laying around and walked it all over the place:) She was having a blast! Last night we were over at grandma and grandpa's and they have one of those walkers and I helped Maci get up on it and she pushed it all around, slowly and somewhat wobbly, but she would catch herself if she thought she might be going down and regroup then off she went again! I can't believe my little 14 lb 12 oz, 24 in. long little girly could be walking soon! I tried to put Dane on it too, but he gets so distracted and just wants to play with all the other toys:) Dane makes the funniest noises and he has from birth basically, lol:) He does a grandpa weeze, tongue flicker, fake coughs, and a somewhat new one is "k" noises over and over again! He's hilarious and when he does his fake coughs it's like 5- 10 in a row, silly boy:) Maci loves to babble, scream and squeal:) She is such a smiley girl even to complete strangers! Dane loves to be thrown around and swung upside down, basically anything crazy he loves and laughs away:) Daddy is his favorite to ruff house with, Maci joins in but you have to be more gentle with her or she doesn't like it. She surprisingly likes to be swung upside down to, but not too wild. Dane loves food especially food Ryan and I eat and puffs of course! He is always down for eating:) Maci is a more picky eater and will spit a lot of things out that I try to give her, but she also loves her puffs:) We go through those things like crazy! They are both obsessed with the fridge and dishwasher, whenever they here the fridge or dishwasher door open they bolt towards it, rascals! Needless to say, it takes double the time to clean the dishes or cook anything. We don't have the biggest kitchen, actually it's quite small so when they are in there crawling around I have to be pretty careful and step over them or move them out of the way. Speaking of small kitchens I can not wait to move out of our crammed little apartment into hopefully a townhouse:) Our contract ends July 11th so Ryan and I have been looking at a few places for rent. Nothing we love yet but we still have a little time. Most townhouses here have basements and most are finished basements which is what we are looking for. We also want a nice deck with a little fenced in yard, atleast 2 good sized bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a decent kitchen, and the basement has to have carpet for the munchkins to play in:) Hopefully we can find something we really like! We are headed to the beach this weekend which I'm really excited about with Ryan's brother Eric his wife Hilary and some of our good friends Shawn and Krystal. We went with them last summer and had a blast, it will be a little different this year though. We are going from 2 kids to six!! Last summer me, Hilary and Krystal were all pregnant and they each had there little girls with them! It should be interesting and hopefully all our kids will behave:)