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"Growing Up"

Is it totally weird that my heart sank a little when my daughter grabbed my spoon out of the yogurt the other day and used it like a grown up? I feel like this is moving way to fast and it is just a spoon! Anyway, instead of making any fuss about the mess we just dove right in. At least she used a baby spoon ;) Here are some highlights…

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Activities With The Family

I am always on a mission to find things that the whole family can do together. It’s been a challenge with everyones interest and the babes rock solid nap schedules. This wonderful Sunday we chose golfing. We had such a blast and the babies with their little version of golf clubs couldn’t stop smiling. 

Needed:

Flexibility in your time

Lots of snacks and water

Endurance

Love

A Smile A Day

The days seem to race by us with these little ones running around now. I wanted to make sure I stop and take in their happiness everyday. They are both so full of love and light and are giggling all the time. So I wanted to start a smile a day photo journal for me and the hubs. Don’t worry, I wont post every single day the smiles. But today was simply perfect I just had to share. 

Homemade Paint Day!

We had a great day today! I decided the weather so wonderful we needed a little project outside. I grabbed 4 vanilla yogurts and food coloring and mixed them together to make edible paint! They enjoyed a little snack while painting (not on purpose but their little babes so they put everything in their mouths!) and the clean up was nothing! 

The babes are obsessed with books. I think I have read these ones over and over a million times. I wanted to share with you our current favorites. I have my own that I can’t wait to share with them when they are a little older. For now, they just love simple books and things that rhyme. 

1. Any book by Sandra Boynton

2. What Am I? *This one is my favorite

3. Dwell Studios has a great selection of “Touch and Feel”

4. Thats Not My Dinosaur

5. Poke A Dot: We have a couple. This is hours of entertainment!

6. Peek-a Who? *This one is my sons favorite

7. If I were a monkey…Or any of these series is great!

8. Llama llama nighty night.*We read this every night. 

9. I Kissed the baby! 

10. Dear Zoo *This I have memorized. All time great one. A must! 

Pinterest Board For Your Babes

Hi guys!

I just wanted to update you and let you know I have a pinterest board entirely set up for the mommas to be and their new babes needs. I will add often so you can “follow” and get the updates when I post. I will try to keep it up as the babes needs are ever changing. These are just the things that worked for me and our babes. 

Grandmas Flan!

        1 cup white sugar

         5 eggs

         1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

         1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

         1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt sugar until liquefied and golden in color. Carefully pour hot syrup into a 9 inch round glass baking dish.

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Beat in condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour egg mixture into baking dish. Make sure you do this very slowly. I use a wooden spoon and poor over the wooden spoon into the dish carefully. Cover with aluminum foil.

Place the dish into a few inches of water and place in the oven. (*See Photo) Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes. Make sure you check that the flan is firm. Let cool completely.

To serve, carefully place a flat dish on top of the round baking sihand flip over. I like to use a dish with a little lip to it so the sugar syrup doesn’t slip off. Add a little berries for show! 

*Grandma’s recipe was borrowed and then modified. Thank you allrecipes.com 

Laguna Days

Oh how we love Laguna. Laguna is a second home to my hubs and I. It’s the perfect place to get away and spend long weekends with our family. I especially loved this day. The babes got to really spend time at the sea and I can tell our little ones will be here every summer for the rest of their days…

One Year Old: Twinsies

Oh how perfectly wonderful this day was. We are so blessed to have the most amazing friends and family. Today was a celebration of not only surviving the first year of twins, but loving every minute of it (give or take a few all nighters).

I didn’t think I was going to have a party but I decided that it wasn’t just for the babes. It was for the hubs and I to thank all of our friends for their enormous support. Here is a peak into our day. 

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Erin from Hello Pinecone Photography 

Reuben Truck

United Scoops Of America Ice Cream

Music Stars & Masters Entertainment

Happy Birthday My Sweets

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One Today! 

My loves, you are one today 

And learning so very much, 

There is nothing in this house, 

That you don’t want to touch! 

Your fingerprints are evident, 

In every single place, 

Along with the mischievous smile, 

On your little face! 

You have made our lives complete, 

In each and every way 

You alone brighten up 

Every single day. 

You are our special little girl & boy, 

We’ll watch your life unfold, 

Have a Happy Birthday. 

Now you are one year old! 

I can’t believe it’s been one year. I thank everyday for the two of you. You have been the best blessings and the sweetest loves of my life. I can’t wait for the years to come…