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What She Wore Wednesday

It's Wednesday and time for another fashion review compliments of my 4 year old daughter. It was chilly this morning and I don't think it's going to warm up a great deal so I told her she needed to wear pants today. All her pants are getting a little small- tight in the waist and short in the legs. I refuse to buy new pants at this point in time since it is going to be too hot to wear pants soon. This is what she chose this morning~ Pants: Children's Place (I really love the waists that can be taken in or let out in their pants) T-shirt: Target (It's another favorite of hers) Hairbow: Target, same as the headband it's attached to. She fixed her own hair this morning :) Flip Flops: The Easter Bunny courtesy of Nana Karen--she calls them her "high heeled flip flops-- After I took the pictures she changed into THE GOLD SANDALS    and RED SOCKS. Her dad was ready to leave and I didn't get a picture of that. 


So, I may have mentioned that both boys are crawling. Shrek is FAST! Not only is he crawling he has started pulling up and climbing on everything!! He is really keeping me on my toes and not even 8 months old yet! Today we were having our play time and Mr. Big Stuff crawls over to the couch and does this- He was VERY PROUD of himself. Up until this point he had mostly been climbing on small stuff low to the ground. He stood here slapping the couch and shrieking for several minutes. He had to make sure that his brother and I both saw him.


I'm going to tell on myself...I have mentioned in the past that I grew up in a family that did NOT go to doctors. I take the wait and see approach with my kids. However, when Shrek and Donkey had RSV and were so.very.sick. it freaked me out to say the least. Fast forward to this week. Donkey has had a fever this week. It's been ranging from 99.6 to 100.6. He's been really lethargic and was refusing his food and bottles. I freaked a little. I called the nurse and she told me to give Donkey apple juice in a dropper to get some fluids in him. If he was still lethargic and had a fever the next day bring him in to see the doctor. It was a weird fever. He woke up in the morning just fine. Then he would get up from his morning nap with a fever and not himself. It went on for 2 days so I took him to the doctor. Donkey kept sticking his finger in his ear so I was 85% convinced that he had an ear infection. I told the doctor as much. He gave him a good look over and checked his ears.

OnE dAy At A tImE

I get asked a lot of questions. I have my standard automatic responses that I give without thinking. Yes, they are twins. No, they are not identical. Yes, I stay very busy. I even had one woman ask how many minutes apart they were. She didn't know what to say after I said " They are 27 minutes apart."  She looked a little shocked and I didn't want to go into the details and the complications that made them 27 minutes apart. I have often said that I know how easy one baby is. If I had twins first I'm not sure we would have had more. At this point one baby would be a cake walk! On the same hand, lots of people I know who do have twins (or more!) and had the twins first have always said "We don't know any different." I can see that. I recently went to a baby shower for a friend of mine. During the shower she received lots of lovely things. She was having a girl so there was lots of pink and bows! She received some diapers. One box coming from me.

What She Wore....Everyday!

Diva has a favorite dress. She wears it every time I wash it and I can't be positive, but she may even be getting it out of the dirty clothes basket. I took this picture Sunday because she was so creative with her outfit and THAT DRESS. The picture is terrible...sorry for that. However, you get the idea. She's wearing her favorite dress with bright purple heavy knit tights that have multi colored butterflies all over them. She's also been obsessed with side "pony's" lately. She is insistent that she have one nearly everyday. Dress: Children's Place Tights: Target As I write this blog she came down stairs with a wardrobe change....I had to take a picture and she was proud to show me. Brown Leggings: I have no idea Purple Princess Shirt: Target Lace Socks: Target Gold Sandals: Carter's Attitude: Her Father Diva has a friend who shares the same fashion sense that Diva possesses. Her mother shared these pictures with me. Getting ready for sc


I in no means mean this to be a sappy or depressing post. I have thought of a million ways to start it. Cancer is a terrible, horrible, scary disease. 10 years ago I arrogantly felt like I assume many do "it won't happen to me." Unfortunately that's the way cancer works. It wasn't me. It was Walt. I met Mr. Mayer in the spring of 2001. We had dated for about a month when he introduced me to his parents. I fell in love with them instantly. I will never forget that first meeting. Mr. Mayer had me over for lunch. I was a very poor  college student so I would never turn down a free lunch! His mom had made an elaborate spread. I later learn that is just how she does things. She had made a ham. I LOVE HAM! We all sit down at the dining room table. Up until this point Mr. Mayer's dad, Walt, hadn't said much. Mr. Mayer's mom, Lana, brings out the ham...Mr. Mayer says "Mom, I forgot to tell you. Jayna is Jewish." I'm mortified. I'm not Jewi


It's Wednesday...the Diva stayed home with me today. She's having some allergy problems and random fevers. She seems to be feeling just fine today. This is what she wore: Pink Shorts: Target Halter top: Children's Place Hair bow: Homemade Hair clips/rings: birthday gift

Fun Had By All!

It has been a busy few days, but tons of fun!! Saturday was GORGEOUS! Mr. Mayer* and I had tickets to go see Kenny Chesney at the BOK Center Saturday night with a friend. We started our night off at Leon's for pizza and some drinks.  The picture doesn't convey how much LARGER their beers were from mine! Cheers! Mr. Mayer LOVES Guinness, even more when it's on tap. We had a great time at the concert. I should have checked myself a little better before I left the house. Or, at least not worn a bright blue bra under a thin shirt. *Sigh*  Lesson learned for next time.... While we had a wonderful time hanging out with friends and acting like grown ups the highlight of my night was when I came home and saw what Diva had left for me on my pillow...such a sweet girl! Sunday was a pretty lazy day around our house. After church we didn't really do much of anything. We were resting up for MONDAY aka LADY GAGA DAY!!! Mr. Mayer and I have had ou

It's FRIDAY!! Tomorrow is SATURDAY!!!

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know where the time has gone. Wasn't it just Monday?! We've had a busy week around here. Those boys are feeling MUCH better. Thank Goodness! They are much more pleasant to be around when they feel good. And, even better for Mom and Dad is that they have been sleeping all night for the past few nights. I'm convinced it's a trick. My kids don't sleep. They have to be up to something.  I don't know if I had mentioned, but we have a crawler in our house. Yup, Mr. Shrek has been army crawling for almost two weeks now. He thinks he is a VERY. BIG. DEAL. I think I am in VERY. BIG. TROUBLE. He decided he didn't like the toys I had laid out for him and his brother so he crawled over to the toy basket to get some more.  He's also been obsessed  with the play mats lately. I haven't been putting them out for them to play on because Shrek keeps getting himself tangled up in them. See below.... He kept crawling over to them