Thursday, September 20, 2012
My actual 30th fell on a Friday in which I didn't have to work and Kevin was lucky enough to work from home. I spent a lazy morning with the babes after Kev brought me breakfast in bed. I shooed him away as the babies were still sleeping and so was I! It's not often I can take advantage of that. Next up I spent a little time down at our neighborhood beach with the babies. We hadn't made it down there in weeks. The babies must have known it was my birthday because they were so good. They laid under their umbrella on a quilt and played while enjoying the afternoon with mama. It was a beautiful day with a nice breeze so I'm sure they were in heaven with the water and breeze. Kevin then sent me for a massage that turned out to be one of the best I've ever had. Ahhh what a good hubby. Once I returned it was time to get ready for the party. Little did I know Kevin rented a party bus for some friends and I to head down to downtown Baltimore for a few drinks and dancing. But...before we left there were a couple of surprises. First up my friend Anna couldn't make it from Charlotte so instead...she sent a dancing chicken man who sang some pretty funny songs and read a sweet note from her.I don't think I stopped laughing the whole time Mr. Chicken was at my house. The best part is Kevin had to help him get into his chicken suit when he arrived. If only I could have seen that! A few minutes after the chicken left (ha) I walk into my kitchen to find two of my very best friends from NC . Tiffany and Erin drove all the way from Raleigh to surprise me and our other bestie, Celeste for her birthday. Wow! I was shocked and SO excited. They made my night for sure! A few drinks later and we were off to Baltimore. It was the perfect night!
Saturday we relaxed a bit and spent quality time with the babies. We had a family scare (more on this later) so between Friday night's festivities and that I wasn't really up for much.
Sunday was another day of celebration. Kevin along with Celeste's husband David threw us a little surprise get together at their house to watch football, hang with friends and eat good food. SO many of our friends made it from all over. The best part is that this celebration included the babies. It's kind of surreal to see how quickly we all went from single to couples to a gazillion babies running around. It made me smile!
Boy was I tired come Monday but I enjoyed every moment of ringing in the BIG 3-0! If it's anything like my 20's it's sure to be amazing. After all, I met my future husband, graduated college, got a great job, got a dog, bought a house, got engaged, then married and welcomed two amazing little babies...Whew what a decade!
Thank you to all of my amazing friends and sweet hubby for making me feel so loved this past weekend! You sure made turning 30 fun. Love you all XOXO
The sweet card from my babies (husband)
Beautiful flowers from the hubby that have made my house smell AMAZING this week
A few of the ladies looking good!
My sweet babies ready to cheer on the Skins at our Sunday party
Amy and the beans!
Lil McKenna in her cute Skins jersey
The Fry's. Go Skins!
Some of the gang at the surprise football party
New mamas and our sleeping boys
Love my lil Skins loving family!
My sweet sleeping boy
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Size 1’s for both babies
Still nursing when I'm home. My pumped milk supply is pretty much gone other than what I pump while I'm at work so the babies are getting about 2-3 bottles of formula a day. They are still drinking around 5-6 ounces. We've begun baby food! Their very first food was banana and they LOVED it. So far I have made all of their food in my Baby Breeza food maker. It makes making baby food so simple and fun. So far they have had apple, banana, pear, avocado, green beans, peas, and their absolute favorite sweet potato. They get to have baby food once in the morning and one at dinner time. Avery is pro at eating baby food. She opens her mouth as wide as can be as soon as the spoon starts coming her way. Grayon's on the other hand is a mess. He doesn't really open his mouth but wants the food oh so bad and tried shoveling it in with me unless I hold his hands while trying to feed him. Before we finish he usually has food all over his face, hair, clothes and high chair. It's quite the site to see. I'm just happy I have two very good little eaters on my hands.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Wow, it sure has been busy in the Hatcher household lately. I have gone part time with my current company, which is something I've been hoping to do for weeks now. I have also taken on a part time, from home, night job at a home health agency. I wanted to figure out a way to have more time with my babies while they are still little and this is how it works. Life is crazy but we are so fortunate that everything just keeps working itself out.
The back view out to the pool and golf course
Getting ready to leave for our canoe ride
Happy Birthday Girl!
Fancy Dinner #2
Are you ready for a little Skeet Shooting?!?!
Needless to say we couldn't get home fast enough on Sunday and I squeezed my little beans like crazy when I walked in the door. It melted my heart how excited they were to see us!