Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Day!

Today, I got one of those glorious phone calls at 4:57 am. that ALL teachers (and students) anxiously know, the call that school is cancelled! :) While I wasn't so keen on having a snow day this week, I do have to say it was mostly a nice day (except for the short naps). Now, the only rule for the rest of the school year is that out of our 6 days that we have, we can only use 2 more snow days, that way we get out the Thursday before Memorial Day! :) Ha...a girl can dream, can't she!?

Anyways, back to our day! Now that the girls are in toddler beds, it's become their habit to come and wake up Matt and I if we are still in bed, so at 6:30 (I know, super early), a little body snuggled up to me in bed...Miss Sydney and then about 20 minutes later her sister came to join us as well. Typically, one of us will get up and get the girls some milk and cereal to eat in our bed, while we slowly wake up! :) For breakfast, I fixed their typical cheesy eggs  and then made a special treat of cinnamon rolls and gave them a choice of their fruit. shockinly enough, the girls weren't so happy with their cinnamon rolls (probably because they are not as fabulous as those from the Bread Co...oh well, one of these days I'll make them some homemade cinnamon rolls, until then, its the ones out of a tube! :)

We played downstairs until the neighbor kids came over to see if the girls wanted to go 45 minutes later, the girls and I (quite grudgingly I might add....because I HATE HATE HATE cold weather and snow), we were all ready, while the one who LOVES the snow (Matt), headed off to work.  Here are some of the best pictures that I took from yesterday afternoon.....

The girls playing around...all our super cool neighbors came out to see them in the snow, it was so cute! WE all had a great time!

 Miss Sydney..not so fond of having to wear her hat AND her hood, but later on she was happy that she had both her hats on b/c "it's cold out here Mama!"

Hope all is well,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Toddler Beds!

This post, is a little late in coming, but I thought I'd update you about the new adventure in our house...Toddler Beds. After the girls' climbed out of their beds on Christmas Morning and came out to the living room to check out their new toys, we decided that it would be in all of our best interests to move the girls to their toddler beds. This, was/is a bit depressing as we were hoping to keep them in their cribs for MUCH longer. So, we spent  Boxing Day, converting cribs to toddler beds and rearranging their room.

When the girls were first home, we placed their beds in a L shape, so that if one of us were alone and both girls needed to be soothed, we would have less space to travel. Made sense and was a great arrangement, however, it wasn't going to be the best for when they are in toddler beds. So, we moved their beds to the back wall of their room and put them end to end. The only problem with this is that NOW, we need to move their name letters that used to hang over their beds. (and of course by WE, I mean Matt, b/c well, we want them to look nice, right)? Oh well, we're not in too much of a hurry for that.

 Miss Sydney modeling her bed....the girls are still sleeping in sleep sacks, until they are nighttime potty trained. THEN, we'll look at maybe picking new sheets and redecorating their room.

 Miss Olivia....
Toddler Beds have been interesting. Not exactly fun for all of us. After a couple days, the girls (especially Olivia) discovered that they could climb out and we have spent a lot of time combatting this behavior. Sadly, it's made for one really, really tired Olivia. Sydney climbs out too, don't get me wrong, but nothing like Olivia. I miss the old days, I feel like all poor Matt and I do is yell at our daughters to "GET IN YOUR BED!" Poor girls and poor mommy and daddy. Then, we tried taking away the millions of toys (as you can see in their pictures) that they feel the need to sleep with. Kind of effective, but it makes them cry and breaks my heart. So, we've resorted to bribery. Yes, you read right, Bribery. If you stay in your bed, you get 3 M & M's (which we also use for potty training and they LOVE). Somes times it works and sometimes it doesn't. Last night, Sydney had to be rocked to sleep b/c she was just out of control..same thing with Olivia.....poor girls. Poor me. I miss my long 3+ hour naps and babies that slept until 8:30 when we didn't wake them up. Now, we're lucky if they sleep until 7-7:30, and Olivia's naps are now about 1.5 hours long, whereas Sydney will still sleep 3 hours (unless her sister wakes her up). Oh well, just another sign that my babies are growing up, which I am NOT ready for. Now, on to potty training, one is ready and the other could give a hoot. oy. Shoot me now!

Hope all is Well,