Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Pictures Take 2

Yesterday, I decided to take Trey and Ty to have their pictures made again.  Much better results!

Christmas Pictures Take 1

Last week we took the boys to have Christmas pictures made with their cousins.  They were not in the best mood so we were lucky to get at least one half way decent picture of all 4 boys. 


I feel so guilty.  I had Ty on the changing table this morning when I realized there were no diapers in the drawer.  I strapped him in and turned around to get more diapers.  Houdini wiggled himself out of the strap and fell backwards off the table!  I saw it as it was happening, let out a scream and ran to catch him.  I didn't make it.  The poor guy cried for a couple minutes but luckily no damage was done.  I think he was scared more than anything.  I know accidents happen but I feel responsible.  I know better than to walk away.  Big parental fail! 

Thursday, November 4, 2010


David called to check on our "totsicles" today.  The annual storage fee is assessed in November so we wanted to make sure everything was still in order.  Those 2 little embryos have been in storage for 2 years now and it is so hard to believe.  I decided to take a walk down memory lane and read this blog from the beginning.  Sure there are several gaps in the posts but I had tears in my eyes as I recalled my journey from the despondent woman I once was to the happy mother that I am now.  Tomorrow marks the 2 year anniversary of my first embryo transfer.  It did not result in a pregnancy but thankfully we had 5 embryos that we were able to cryopreserve for future use.  It amazes me to think that, once upon a time, Trey and Ty were 2 of those little frozen embryos!  I thank God for them every day and I pray that someday our two remaining totsicles will result in a sibling(s) for my precious baby boys!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Baby Cereal Pancakes

I have SO much baby cereal in my cabinet and I hardly ever feed it to the boys.  I was so happy when I came across a recipe for baby cereal pancakes on wholesomebabyfood.com!  I frequent the site a lot but I somehow missed the recipe until now.  The recipe is as follows:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup baby barley cereal (or other commercial baby cereal)

1 cup formula (or another liquid such as milk)

1/2 cup mashed banana (or fruit of your choice)

1 tbsp melted margarine or butter (unsalted type)

3 egg yolks

1/2 cup baby oatmeal ( commercial baby cereal)

apple juice (about 1/2 cup) or use water if you prefer

Add cinnamon, nutmeg, dash of vanilla or other flavorings if you wish.

Mix all ingredients together and add enough juice to make pancake consistency. Cook on cook top in frying pan as with "regular" pancakes.

I can't wait to try the recipe.  The only problem is that I'm not very good at making pancakes.  I guess this will give me a lot of practice!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I just took a few pictures of the boys in their Halloween costumes to submit for a photo contest. They look mighty cute if I do say so myself! What do you think?

Puppy Dog Trey

Ty the Turtle

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime.....thanks to Shutterfly

I have always liked to send out Christmas cards.  Mainly because I know how it makes me feel to open my mail box and see those little tidings of good cheer.  In years past I have gotten your basic store bought greeting cards but since Trey and Ty made their appearance I like to show them off in photo cards.  It is never too early to think about your Christmas cards so I have been perusing the internet looking for the perfect card and I found it!  While on the Shutterfly website I came across a card titled With Love and I just adore it.  Not only do I love the song "What a Wonderful World" but those words just describe how I feel this year!  It is definitely the sentiment that I want to get across this Christmas.  The card has a classic and simple design that is very eye catching and I cannot wait to see what it will look like with pictures of my little family.  The best part is that Shutterfly has such great deals!  Right now Shutterfly is offering 20% off all holiday cards!  You need to check them out....not just for your Christmas cards but other unique offerings like gift tags and address labels.  You will be glad you did!

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Me Again!

I can't believe I haven't posted since June. I keep promising to stay up to date and I keep failing. Sorry everyone. Can you believe that Trey and Ty turned 1 last week??!! It is so amazing how far they have come since their NICU days. They are both so close to walking. I can't decide if I am ready for those steps yet. We had a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party last week and it was so nice. We had a great turnout and the boys got some wonderful gifts. We are so blessed to have such amazing people in our lives! As always here are a few pictures....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Car Troubles

Two weeks ago, the battery completely died in my car so we had to buy a new one then we had more trouble on Saturday. David and I were driving to Walmart for some groceries and all of a sudden the a/c stopped working. David looked at the dashboard and noticed the battery and check engine lights were on. We were in the left turn lane and the arrow turned green so he executed the turn but with difficulty because the power steering was out! At this point we were trying to make it to a place where we could stop but all of a sudden what appears to be smoke is coming from the hood. We pull into the parking lot at Sam's and get out. Luckily, it was just steam. The serpentine belt had broken and knocked the coolant reservoir off. David, his dad and our brother-in-law worked on the car Sunday while I was at home getting myself, Trey and Ty ready to go to Holiday World. We had been invited by our neighbors and were really looking forward to a fun trip. We never made it. After many set backs the car was finally fixed...at 2:58 pm. It took nearly 5 hours and a trip to Boonville! I'm very sad that we didn't get to go to Holiday World but I'm happy to have a running vehicle! Hopefully we won't have another incident two weeks from now! At any rate, here are some pictures from the weekend.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The last few weeks....

I'm being such a slacker! I really need to keep blogging but I've been too busy playing Family Feud on Facebook (it's like an obsession)

So...let's catch up on the last few weeks. Trey and Ty are now 7 months old. Trey rolls all over the place and I can't keep him in one space for long. Mr. Ty has rolled from his stomach to his back a couple times but he hasn't done it since. Although he doesn't roll over he can sit up! Both boys have a tooth popping out on the bottom. They've been a little fussy but not too bad.

Mamaw and Papaw bought both boys a jumperoo and the love, love, LOVE them! Ty has fallen asleep in his and wakes up jumping. It's quite funny.


Last Friday, we were visited by my cousin Melissa, her husband Jason and their son Jackson. Trey and Ty were very excited to meet their second cousin. I somehow managed to let them leave without getting a picture :( Trey, Ty and Jackson are only 5 weeks apart, how fun! Yesterday, we went to the eye doctor for exams. They like to do this with preemies, especially if they were on oxygen. Thankfully, neither of the boys have any issues. I can't wait until their next check up to see how much they weigh. Trey has really taken to baby food and eats quite a bit. Ty is a little slow going but he's getting there.

I think that is all that has happened lately. I will post again soon. Until then...


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Glee, musicals, The Tony Awards and other things

I have loved musicals as long as I can remember.  My grandmother started me on movie musicals at a very young age which resulted in a huge crush on Gene Kelly!  To this day, Singin' In The Rain is my favorite movie.  When I started high school, I really wanted to try out for the musical (which was Oliver that year) but I was too scared so I settled for playing in the pit orchestra instead.  It was still amazing to see something live on stage for the first time. Living in southern Indiana doesn't offer many opportunities to see great Broadway musicals although some really good tours do come to The Centre.  My problem is getting someone to go with me since David doesn't like musicals at all!  I basically rely on the internet to watch video clips and I faithfully watch The Tony Awards each June to catch the performances of the nominated musicals.  There are two shows that I have been dying to see for years.  The first is Jersey Boys.  I discovered Jersey Boys while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade back in 2005.  I have watched every YouTube clip I can find from this show.  I listen to the soundtrack like crazy and I adore John Lloyd Young who originated the role of Frankie Valli.  The Jersey Boys tour is coming to Indy and Louisville this summer and (fingers crossed) I will finally get to see it! 

Trey and Ty showing their Jersey Boys love!

The second show is Spring Awakening.  It is no longer on tour so I most likely won't get to see it but I still enjoy the soundtrack!  This is where I segway into Glee.  I saw the Spring Awakening cast perform during the 2007 Tonys and I discovered Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff.  Any Glee fan knows Lea as Rachel Berry and Jonathan Groff is now starring as Jesse St. James.  I began to follow their careers and discovered in early 2009 that Lea was starting work on a pilot which was eventually titled Glee.  I was so excited about this project because it would be like watching a little movie musical each week, not to mention that John Lloyd Young would be making a guest appearance (you might remember him as Henri St. Pierre the thumbless shop teacher in the Acafellas episode).  I began to tell everyone about this show and tried to convince them to watch it when the pilot premiered after the May 2009 finale of American Idol.  To my surprise, they watched it AND they loved it!  Thank goodness America feels the same because I would be lost without Glee!  I know there are other avid musical lovers out there, they just aren't in my circle of friends so to be able to share a little bit of that love with my friends through Glee is amazing! 

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Big Day for Trey

Yesterday was a big day for Trey!  He FINALLY rolled from his stomach to his back.  Twenty five days ago he rolled from his back to his stomach and it as taken him all this time to figure out how to roll back over.  Better late than never!  He can't do it consistently yet but he is getting there.  His other discovery was how to blow spit bubbles.  Cute but gross :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm Back!

Well, I have decided to resurrect my blog. I deleted it a while back for several reasons, the main reason being that I am too lazy to write! I see other people's blogs and the talent they have for words and I just don't feel up to par. But...I have family members (I'm talking to you Aunt Peggy!) who have asked me what happened to the blog because they don't have Facebook pages and can't see the pictures I post of Trey and Ty. I will post pictures on this blog for those people. I don't really know how to do much other than a simple post so I guess I will have to do a little research. So, hello again everyone and I hope you enjoy the pictures of the boys (once I get around to posting them lol!)