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Saturday, September 29, 2007


New sight issues, I really hope to get it staightened out soon. Hang in there, tomorrow is my next free time window for adding people in. It's been a busy weekend so far and should slow down tomorrow.

***Thanks to E. for the help, I've now figured out how to add people into my blog. Emails going out today and tonight. If it reaches supper time tomorrow (tuesday) and you have not heard from me, please email me again at 2moretolove @ gmail dot com
I also want to add that I am humbled at the fact that I'm going to have to pay for this crazy blog seeing as there are way more of you than the free service allows. It isn't much a year though and perhaps it will keep me even more dedicated to journaling.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

news flash for twin mommies

Want to keep them busy for an entire morning?

Simply bring in the car seats to wash the covers. With or without covers, the car seats are just their hight to climb up on and sit down, lots of straps and buckles to inspect. We played with ours for a good hour last night and working on two hours this morning. I've gotten so much done!

New sight is ready, I'll start sending invites out to those that emailes me later tonight and into tomorrow.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

still working

I am working on the new home and have received many requests. I already have some pictures in reserve for posting on there as well other updates. I'll post on here when the new sight is up and going. That way if I managed to miss your request you'll know to request again as I am sure I will manage to exclude someone I do not mean to.

In other news, Twin 1 is walking and twin 2 is trying her hardest to keep up, but just doesn't quite have the balance yet. Twin 1 is now perfecting the middle of the room stand. Very fun. That and a tooth has most deffinately made an appearance, temporary as it has since disappeared but it was there and I have witnesses!


Friday, September 21, 2007

wierd people out there

I hate to say it but in the next day or so this blog is splitting in two. Non-personal info and generalities will be posted here. Photos and anything that might be personal will be located at a different sight. Please email me for access at 2moretolove@gmail.com If I do not immediately recognize who you are, I may ask you questions...no offense.

Thankfully, I was able to transfer my archives. I plan on leaving what I can of our adoption process on here for PAP's to follow (that is, Prospective Adoptive Parents) as I learned so much from others through their blogs. It'll be more work separating it out, but so it goes...safety first.

All past posts that are left on this sight will be modified to use nicknames and will eventually have most if not all photos removed. I know I am can not simply go anonymous overnight, especially if I want to keep all my travel and adoption process information available, but there will be quite a few changes around here with the majority going into place tonight.

Thanks for being understanding on this and please, email if you feel you should be included on my personal sight.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

photos to go with recipe and some

MMMmmmm, yummy cookies with a nice balance of not-too-chocolateyness to them!
Yes, that is Twin A taking a step!

The twins helped me unpack their size 12 month items today, not that they fit (note cute pink skirt that hangs way too far below the knees) These are the infant hat/mitten sets they wore last winter...what can I say but that these two are petite!


Yummy Chocolate Cookie Recipe

I'm still not feeling well. Here's the recipe, photos are going to have to wait. I hope to have some great video with the husband's new Flip-thingy too. (Yes, I am not very up on technology either...your learning all sorts of things about me this week!) This is an abbreviate recipe, in other words not pretty but at least you get it today like I said:

Yummy Cookies from Diane Mott Davidson's Book The Main Corpse

Preheat oven to 350 degree

Combine 2 cups of rolled oats and 12 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips in a large bowl, set aside.
In your mixer cream 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of packed dark brown sugar, and 1/2 white sugar until creamy.
Sift together 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, add to butter mixture and combine thoroughly (you should end up with a stiff dough.)
While mixing, lightly beat two eggs, add 1 Tbs of milk and 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla; add this to the mix
Add chips and oats and stir until well mixed. Drop with a scooper (about 2 Tbsp each) onto parchment paper about 2 inches apart and cook for 9-12 minutes. Let cool on pan 1 minute, then cool completely on rack.
While cooling melt 9 oz of white chocolate and 1 1/2 Tbsp of shortening in a double boiler, dip the top part of the cookie into chocolate, drizzle, do whatever floats your boat. I'll show you a picture of mine tomorrow. Enjoy! (Hint, very good when slightly cool (out of fridge) with a cup of tea of coffee or warm milk)


Saturday, September 01, 2007

where we are at

Here's where the twins are at right now:

No teeth, still. Yes, they are 13 months old. I've given up looking in their mouths and will likely be cutting food into little bitty pieces for years to come out of habit. So it goes.

Almost walking, so close it is amazing. Sometimes they do the "learning forward and feet going fast enough that I don't fall flat on my face walk" other times it's "one step then I'll timber the rest of the way into mom's arms" However, the deliberate, one foot at a time kind of walking has happened, up to 8 steps and with big huge grins on their faces. Truly any day now they will both be taking off, for once they are pretty equal on a developmental skill.

Food, they eat food. They eat any food. At times they shake their adorable little heads "no" to something, but often because they see something else they like better. The other night we had spaghetti squash with a cream and garlic sauce over it that was almost too garlic for my tastes, they will be doing the leftovers for supper tonight, they loved it that much. They even eatthings like saurkraut, Bleu cheese, and salsa! (No, I don't regularly feed them these things, but they have had them on more than one occasion...we usually stick to what we are eating for supper, but mashed and cut as we have no teeth.)

Sleep, it's a fleeting thing. Twin B was going through a really bad spell of not sleeping for long stretches. She slept all night two nights this week. I can't make heads or tails of it, the other night it was Twin A. Who knows?

Talking, they are really starting to imitate sounds and noises. The other day I'm driving down the road with the twins both barking at me. They make kissy sounds, today Twin A "meowed" for me. They are just starting to try to say words that we say at our prompting. I look for language to take off from here.

The older two: are doing great. They are liking school, being a big help to me, and growing more responsible as time goes by. They are finding they have individual likes and dislikes and that it is okay to play alone. This has been a long time coming and will provide a bit of balance to their relationship I think.

The husband and myself: we are surviving, chuckling at our princesses constantly, frustrated at times, tired often, but so blessed and happy. (right now with packing for vacation blessed and happpy are low falling a bit lower on the list...have you ever packed for twins, a five year old, a six year old, two adults, and a dog (she's going to a friends.), it is awful!)

The dog: she is finally being restored to the role of "baby" of the house so all is well in her world.

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