Friday, March 25, 2011


My book, My toy, My ball...

Yep, Janie's new favorite word is "Mine" or "My ______". Too funny! 

Sharing--such a hard concept for little ones. Lexie wants EVERYTHING Janie has-whatever it is, doesn't matter, she wants it. Then Janie starts with the "No, Lexie--MMMIIINNNEEE" Yep, and she screams it. 

Sometimes Lexie turns to me and begins to cry--poor thing. Other times, she screams right back and pulls it out of Janie's hand....oh my! Mommy has fun playing toy referee. 

I have some tactics that I am using..but let's face it, they are 1 and 2. They are going to want the same things their entire life. I am having visions of fights over clothes, make-up, jewelry,

I'll try not to think about it right now...instead I'll focus on the upcoming weekend. Love the weekends with my girls! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

So trying to take a decent picture of my 2 little leprechauns is like chasing after that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow....(Silly I know--but I couldn't resist a little shamrock humor today).

So this morning before we left for the day I tried really hard to get a picture of the girls together for thier first St. Patrick's Day together....didn't work out so well. See evidence below!

Looking at each other-not the camera. Sweet picture though...

Janie playing with mommy's make-up (her new obsession)

Lexie showing off her outfit--but Janie ran away right 
before the picture was taken....

No more pictures mommy, I've got phone calls to make!

OK...I'll look sweet for a picture. Oh wait, Lexie isn't in the picture...

This was the best picture I could get this morning....

So, I decided to try again this afternoon after we got home!  Surely we can get at least one good picture of the girls together (ha, ha). They are both moving targets--soooooo full of energy!

Playing and having fun in the living room. Janie running towards me and Lexie chewing on the drum set!

Hey, this is a cute one of Lexie--but no Janie...

Here she is, taking a juice break...

Lexie went back to chewing on those drum sticks!

Now Janie is watching cartoons! Doesn't look like this picture will happen!

Lexie really likes to play those drums!

OK. So they are both on the couch now-but both are reaching to 
grab the camera lens cap!

Got it! Here is the pot of gold! A picture of both girls at the same time!! Well, it's the best I could do. At least they are both sitting still!

We hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day! 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finally, A Tooth!!

Lexie got her first tooth today (finally). She is just over 13 months old and I was beginning to wonder if I was going to have to get her some false teeth! One of her bottom teeth broke thru today! Yippeee!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Girls!

Janie and Lexie are so much alike in so many ways....but they are so different in so many ways! They each have thier own little personality and special traits. Then sometimes it amazes me how they are identical. Each day is a blessing. Each day is an adventure. And each day I fall more in love with each of them! 

My special girls.....

They make me smile. 
They make me cry. 
They make me laugh. 
They make me sigh.
But mostly, they make me a better person. 
I am such a better person now that they are in my life.

For fun, I went back and compared some pictures. I could post many, many, many more like this. Especially since Lexie is wearing many of Janie hand-me-downs and they are playing with the same toys...Sometimes I look at Lexie and it seems like I am having deja vu from a year ago (or however you spell that). 

Janie at 14 months old and Lexie at 13 months old

Janie at 14 months old and Lexie at 12 months old

Both girls enjoying thier 1st Birthday Cake!

Janie at 13 months old and Lexie at 12 months old

Janie at 14 months old and Lexie at 13 months old

Even though they look so much alike, I try really, really, really, really hard not to let people compare them. I do not dress them alike. I do not say Janie looks like Lexie or Lexie looks like Janie. Instead I say that they look alike since they are sisters. I try to encourage them to be individuals. They are both so special in thier own unique way!!