With the Texas summer ablaze and the babies down with another cold, we are left indoors to find new things to get into. This has put us in a bit of a rut and are trying to break out of it.
Causing some of the stress is Noah's weight gain issues. He gains weight just very s-l-o-w-l-y. So, now Mari is measuring all his food and charting his daily caloric intake; his goal is 1000 calories per day! So, every time he doesn't make his goal, we feel defeated. Thankfully, he is tolerating everything we throw at him.
The boys really like to take out Sophia's hair clips so I figured they just wanted one. Funny thing, once they had one in their hair they didn't mess with hers. Not a good solution, but something to brighten the spirits if only for a few minutes.
We received a special package yesterday - the babies' 1st birthday present! We plan to transition to a convertible car seat so they can face forward soon. We searched high and low for a car seat that would fit in the Suburban and not take up the entire 3rd row. Finally, we found the Sunshine Kids Radian car seats which are the narrowest on the market. A wonderful company in Massachusetts, Magic Beans, was so awesome during the ordering process. They have such cool toys and gifts for new babies. They extended us a special multiples offer and since they are out of state we didn't have to pay any state tax...great savings all the way around. Thanks for your help with this, Sarah!
Also, it has been 11 months in the making but Mari got the gift she has been waiting for - "Mama-mama!" What a sweet sound it is to hear that little word come out of that little mouth - it has never meant so much to hear that word.
P.S. Drew, Sav, Ben & Ethan: Happy 1st birthday!!! And congrats to momma Suz and dada Joe on reaching the one-year mark so gracefully!