Tuesday, December 22, 2009

an important day

Today was Mat's swearing in for the Sheriff's Office!!! :D

My parents had planned to come up to see it, but my dad had an emergency at work, so they couldn't make it. So, I got up early and had myself and the girls ready and got to the courthouse. Liz Cooper met me there and then Mat showed up and his parents, too.

This was the first time in awhile that they had the swearing in at the Commissioners Office, they were doing it at the Sheriff's office. They decided it would be nice to have it public, so family and friends could watch. It was really nice and I'm glad they changed it, so we could take part in Mat's new career. :D

Here's what his new badge looks like. :)

The Members were all very nice and everyone enjoyed watching the girls, who decided that it would be a great idea to throw tiger on the floor and then go get him. :s It was embarassing to me, but everyone else thought it was cute!! :)

It seems that Mat will be working with some great guys, which makes me feel better. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I feel so special!!

I've been featured on my friend, Nicole's, blog!!! :D

While she's away spending time with family, she asked a few of us to write something for her blog, so she doesn't have to. I felt honored to help her out, so I wrote about a few of my favorite traditions.

So go check it out over at Ramblings by Nicole!! :D

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

poor girl :(

The past couple nights, Natalie has been waking up and crying for about 30 min!!! :(
We're suspicious that she might have GERD, Gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's a more severe form of heartburn/reflux. They had it as babies, but Natalie had a slight case and Kiley's was worse, so it's wierd that Natalie's having trouble.

Tonight Natalie confirmed that it is deffinetely her stomach, she kinda pulled at it while we were reading books, and you could tell she was frustrated about it. :(

So, tomorrow, I'll have to call their ped and pray that he will be able to correctly diagnose what is going on. :S

Tuesday Twin Style

It is so cute to watch the girls helping each other. Every meal, I have been teaching the girls to put their dirty dishes in the sink and put their cup in the fridge. Well, Kiley, hasn't mastered how to open the fridge, yet, but Natalie can.

Well, this morning, Kiley couldn't get the fridge open to put her cup away, so Natalie went over and opened it for her!!! :)

Natalie was also able to open doors before Kiley could, but Kiley was good at closing doors, but couldn't get it back open. Natalie has gotten Kiley out of lots of closed doors. :D

I ran downstairs to switch out the laundry and came back upstairs to them laughing and yelling and babbling to each other, both sitting in a laundry basket!!!! :D I wish I could have gotten a picture of it, it was adorable!!

I imagine that Natalie will always be helping Kiley out when she needs a hand. :)
It's so neat to see the bond that they share and how much fun they have together.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Twin style

Kiley has started saying 'mommy, mommy, mommy' (insert me saying 'what?' after each mommy)when she wants something!!!! I have no idea why she's doing it!! :)

Well, she also gets her daddy going, and this bothers him so much, lol. Kiley will say, 'mommy, mommy, pause, daddy' when she's trying to get Mat's attention!! It's so funny, but he doesn't think so. :D

The girls are getting so independent and I have to admit, I'm lovin it!!! :)

Last night while I was making dinner, the girls were chasing each other round and round the kitchen table and giggling. It was really loud, but they were so cute, that I let them be. ;) Then right when Mat got home from work, they were wrestling on the floor, which they've never done before, and laughing so hard, it was too cute!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

i heart faces ~ sweet dreams

This week's theme at i ♥ faces is Sweet Dreams. This was the day we roomed in with the girls before they got to come home!! :D

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

an observer

This happened a couple weeks ago and wanted to show that how we respond/react to our spouses has not only an impact on our children, but also on other people who are near enough to hear or in my case, observe from a fairly close distance.

We were out and about today doing returns and while I was sitting in the car, waiting for mat, I noticed that there was a couple in the car infront of us and you could tell something was up, just by the way they were talking to each other. I was watching them, but trying not to be nosey or rude. The lady seemed to be saying something sarcastic and smiling and the guy didn't like what she was saying and then he said some stuff she didn't like and it went back and forth for a couple minutes and they were getting more and more agitated and upset at each other.

I also noticed that there was an infant carseat behind the guys seat and while they were fighting, I noticed a little boy, about 4, come up to the carseat and stick his face close to the baby's and jump up and down. I figured he was showing off to make the baby laugh or smile. Well, the lady didn't think that it was funny and got mad at the little boy and mock what he had done and lashed out at him. I also noticed another child, probably around 6, sitting in the far back seat, just watching/listening to the parents argue. They then got out of the car and walked to the store, but you could almost see/feel an air of tension as they left.

As I watched this couple fight, I felt bad for the kids and was thinking to myself, 'the Pearls advise that you never fight or argue over something infront of your children. It's always best to talk about it privately.' I felt pity for the little boy that got yelled at, instead of being corrected, for the action he was doing wrong.

I was convicted while watching this couple. I realized how it looks to others when we fight out in public or infront of friends or family. I decided right then and there to make sure if I am upset or angry about something to not vent infront of our girls, but to talk about it in private with Mat or whoever I'm talking to. We need to be more diligant about our reactions and the way we act infront of our children. They're at an ? age and how they see/hear us is teaching them how to react to situations in the wrong way.

made me realize how important it is for us to be good influenced to our children.