Thursday, July 26, 2007

Best swim yet and - of course - baby stuff

Well, I had my BEST SWIM yet today. I swam almost all the way across the lake and back.. NO breast stroke!!! Only freestyle and just a few breaks! :) I am pretty proud of myself I must say! It's time to step it up and get ready for this race.. no more pussy footing around this swimming thing. I need to get it done! :) I now LOVE my wet suit too... we had a rough start together, but now I think I can finally get it on all the way and we are doing well together! YEAH!

We have our first Swim/Bike brick on Sat... I'll let you know how it goes!

Lily is starting to show interest in dropping her a.m. nap while Jason is powering through and taking a longer one than normal...ah he joys of twins. So now I might have to get creative. :) Today Lily decided she flat out was NOT taking an a.m. nap so she and I went to the zoo while Gma stayed and waited for Jason to get up from his power nap. I realized yesterday - when Lily got up EARLY from her a.m. nap - that she can do things that I didn't know she could do. I felt REALLY guilty. Jason is such a mama's boy and Lily is so comfortable playing by herself that I feel like she gets that shaft... so we went out by ourself today. Wow, (no offense meant to the mom's of one) having ONE kid - after doing two for a year - is SUPER easy... especially when the one kid is Lily. It rained while we were at the zoo and all Lily wanted to do was play in it. She's so curious about things. She still isn't really saying many words - though she babbles a lot - but I discovered that she DOES know what things are. I suspect - as w/ most thing w/ her - she is storing up her vocabulary and getting ready to just start spouting out sentences!

Here are some cute pics of the kiddos. Sorry I'm behind on our photo album.. I'm one busy mama these days... even w/ gma here!
Jason points to Lily's nose:
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Mommy gets a kiss from Mr. Man. (such a sweety!)
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Lily sporting my head band and eating a banana like a big girl (they are no longer interested in slices of banana):
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I was fixing their lunch and they wanted the big stem of the broccoli. Actually and effective teether! (no plastic.. ha ha)
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That's all for now.. have to go clean the kitchen AGAIN before they wake up and need to eat AGAIN!

10 comments:

  1. Laura, I LOVE the hair!!!! Who woulda thought... you as a blonde :)

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  2. It's not actually blonde.. just 'striped' as my mom calls it (meaning she's not a fan) and I'm not real sure how I feel about it. Fun for the summer... :) We'll see what happens. :) ThaNks!

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  3. Katie4:01 PM

    That is great you got some time with just Lily. Mommy and daughter time : ) I agree with you (now, when I just had one it was hard). Just having one to walk around with is such a joy and a huge break compared to two all the time (and I don't even have 2 the same age!). How perspective changes so quickly. I love the pictures and congrats on the great swim!

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  4. I agree - getting to take just ONE is so much easier! And these days it's Liam since he is so much more self sufficient. It's important to have time alone with each child and be able to appreciate them as individuals.

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  5. Kelly9:01 PM

    yeah, so are you all, like, trying to convince me not to have child #2?!!?!
    Ha! Though, Laura, I'd imagine it's much easier to run in one direction after a crazy kid than going two at once!

    You look great by the way!

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  6. So I guess I need to do a post about how great they are.. b/c they really ARE great! :) And different ages is different.. I think???

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  7. Different ages are definitely different!! And Kelly, I don't know you but I will add my 2 cents - don't be afraid to have another child! They are super wonderful and you will love the relationship that siblings share - it's priceless. And yes, it does make up for all the hard work that you do on a daily basis.

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  8. I like the highlights, I love going lighter in the summer, I might try to do it myself with lemon juice... I treasure any alone time I get with one of the boys, it SOO different, and definitely easier - but the way they are with each other IS great (and I never doubted that you thought they were great, hee hee)

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  9. Hi Laura-
    This is Andrea Clibborn-Anderson, Tom's friend from high school. I heard Tom moved and that you guys had adorable twins so I went searching on Google to find this! What darling pictures and cute, cute kids!!! (Karen and Andy too!!) We just had a baby ourselves in April (I was totally hoping for twins so I am a little jealous,lol). At any rate I'd love to catch up with Tom....can you send me either email or phone number to andrea@crestlinefarm.com or tell him to give me a shout at 206-949-6661.

    Cheers!

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  10. That's great that you set aside alone time like that, just one on one. It would be really hard with two, especially when you have one that can entertain herself!

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