Tuesday, July 21, 2015

3 1/2

The twins turned 3 1/2 on Sunday and we celebrated all weekend long and then some on Monday.

Friday night, David and I took them to see the Minions. We didn't tell them the plan and I surprised them with matching Minion shirts and told them that we were leaving to go see the movie right then! They were so excited.

We spent the rest of the weekend mostly in our jammies playing around the house and in the back yard swimming.

We took Cooper to school on Monday morning but the rest of us played hooky and went to Big Splash for the day!
We had so much fun and I loved spending that extra special time with them.

My big, handsome, independent boy.
He is sweet, sensitive, caring and my best snuggler.
He is the typical oldest child. He is the responsible, rule follower that loves to help me and takes care of his sister and brother. He is the leader and Chloe is usually the follower.
He loves doing everything himself. He dresses himself every morning which is fantastic for me! He even helps Chloe if she needs it.
He is all boy and loves superheroes, Ninja Turtles, trucks, sports, and fixing things.
He loves watching Paw Patrol, Avengers, Thomas, Blaze, and Ninja Turtles.
He is loving all things summer and swimming is by far his favorite thing to do.
He's a very picky eater and will tell me that his belly will hurt if he eats too much.
He tells me that he only likes my spaghetti and not the spaghetti at school.
He won't go to bed until I sing our special night night song to him and he always gives me 2 hugs and 2 kisses when we say bye in the mornings.

My crazy, crazy Chloe.
She is carefree and goes at her own pace which drives me crazy but I love it about her at the same time.
She gives us (and when I say us, I mean mainly David) unexpected hugs and kisses all the time.
She says "but I'm trying to say something" at least 50 times a day.
Where Connor is more independent, she has to be pushed a little more (and then she will tell me that it's "not nice to push momma").
She's a girly girl that loves all things pink, princesses, playing dress up, and dolls. But also loves playing Spiderman, cars, and blocks with Connor. She is also more likely to get dirtier than Connor will.
She loves to swim and is fearless. She loves showing us everything she learns.
She still loves watching Frozen along with Paw Patrol, Blaze, My Lil Ponies, and now Strawberry Shortcake.
She hates her curly hair and asks for Elsa or Anna braids everyday (which I'm terrible at!).
She loves books and has been telling us that she wants to learn her letters so she can learn to read. But in the meantime, she reads us her own version of the stories.

They really are each other's sidekick. They fight and play and laugh and argue over and over again. Lately, when they disagree about something, they have started telling the other one that they won't be best friends with them at school anymore. I have no idea where this came from but it's like a threat to the other one that they better straighten up or else. But almost every day when I pick them up, they are usually playing with each other.
When they're unsure about something new or scared for whatever reason, I see them latch on to each other. Like at Big Splash yesterday...they were both a little intimidated by the wave pool and Connor would not go in without Chloe and when they both finally went in, he grabbed her hand and held on tight until he felt secure enough and started having fun. And I was right there, but he doesn't reach for my hand, he reaches for her. I love that about their relationship and I hope they always reach for each other.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cooper's 1st Haircut

I took Cooper for his first haircut last night.  He did so great!  He sat on my lap and never changed his facial expression or made a peep.  He watched bubba getting his hair cut at the same time and he does whatever Connor does so I think this helped. 
It's so weird for me to have a kid with straight, blonde hair! I was looking at him while she was cutting his hair and I just don't know where he came from!

I love his hair and I love that he has so much of it (Connor didn't have his first haircut until he was 2), but it was getting really out of control. It's shaggy and he just looks like a dirty little boy all the time. So it was time for a trim. I think it's a little shorter than I wanted but it's not a big deal. I'm sure it will grow fast.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Random Things Lately

I love hearing Connor and Chloe's little conversations.  Every time I hear them talking I just get so happy that they have each other.  They have someone on their same level to communicate with and they get to figure life out together. 
I also don't want to forget the little funny things they talk about all the time so I'm going to try harder to document them.  This is a normal conversation that takes place in our house a lot...
Saturday, we went to the lake with GiGi and Papaw.
Playing games together in Mommy and Daddy's bed before bedtime...
We played around the house and swam all day on Sunday.
 While I made dinner, the kids made a pallet on the floor and watched Nemo.
Tickles with my baby before bed...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4th of July Weekend

We started our holiday weekend a few days early with a trip to the firework stand on Wednesday night.
And of course we had to do a few smoke bombs when we got home.
Thursday was Red, White, and Blue day at school.
The twins graduated from swim lessons on Thursday night and moved up a level.
I took the kids to the splash pad on Friday.
Afterwards, we stopped for our first ever sonic drinks. Chloe got a strawberry limeade slush and Connor got an ocean water slush.
That night, we shot fireworks with friends.
I was worried about how Cooper would react to the fireworks but he loved it. He would point and clap every time.
Saturday, we played around the house.
And then went to Grandma and Papaw's house to shoot more fireworks.
Sunday, we did nothing but play outside all day.