HE RAN THROUGH THE SPRINKLERS WITH SUCH GLEE

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Do you remember the first time you ran through the sprinklers? Allowing the cold, harsh water to splash your face while running and jumping about with such glee that you’d think it was Christmas morning.

Quinn had his first opportunity just the other day. And he ate it up, like all kids should. With 95*+ weather for the past three days our sprinklers have been turning on around 6pm to help keep the grass cool. Just at the same time we decided to take a quick dip in the pool to keep ourselves cool.  [Read more...]

THE CORAL AND INDIGO NON-DRESS DRESS

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When is a dress not a dress? When you throw a tunic over it and wear it like a skirt!

I think I rather like this ensemble. I especially love how the Q dude and I match so perfectly. Tell me, other twins moms of this world wide web… do you often, always, or never ‘match’ your twins? If you have boy/girl twins like me do you coordinate their outfits? I almost never do, and when I do it’s usually by accident. But I rather loved it the other day when Avery was wearing her blue polka dots with the yellow flower, and Rhys was wearing his yellow shirt with a blue checkered hat, and am now seriously considering doing it more often. (riving stuff here, I know.) [Read more...]

SOME DAYS ARE JUST BETTER AT THE PARK

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Between all the teething, three year old-ing, and other random bits of drama we’ve been having these days I’m finding a great deal of solace in the parks. The freedom to let them loose and explore the world of textures, colors, tastes and smells around them. The interaction of the varying cultures and languages that the Bay Area brings and the beauty of the outdoors have kept my heart and soul alight. These babies are beautiful. These babies are my world. These babies hold my heart in ways that I didn’t know were possible until becoming a mother.

The phrase ‘quality time, not quantity’ keeps running through my head and I feel those words so deeply lately that the moments of crazy simply slide on by with a shrug and a sigh, while I soak in the moments of silly tickles, pillow fights and giggle fests.
Quality time.
Not quantity.
Those are the moments they will remember, forever.

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FIVE THINGS HE SAYS AND DOES…

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Five things he says and does that make me smile, every time.

1. The way he can make Avery light up, just by looking at her.
2. As we race off to anything he yells….’I win you!’
3. When he looks me in the eye and ask me ‘Mama, you come sit on the sofa and snuggle me?’
4. His thirst for knowledge and life.
5. When he sighs contentedly and says, ‘Mama, I love you’

just love
//kelly

 

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