Sunday, December 9, 2012

HRH is ONE!!!!

I know we have been horrible bloggers.  I am hoping that when we get moved and settled that will change.  What I feel the worst about is not blogging more about the twins.  Its just hard with a TODDLER and packing.  Also, even though I LOVE them so much and FEEL them in my heart, I am being a little cautious about it because its an adoption and I don't want to try and tell their birth mom's story on her since its not my story to tell.  I will say this, they are healthy and moving and doing great.  I can't wait for that moment when I have them in my arms. 

So Zoey is ONE... which is AMAZING and also a little sad.  Our pediatrician called her a TODDLER and for just a second I wanted to argue with her.  I'm posting some pics from her princess party.  It was absolutely perfect!

 What an amazing day. 
 Zoey's princess dress!  You can't really tell, but the skirt is all glitter and sparkles
 Grandma;s girl

Wait lemme get this straight... Your letting me have SUGAR???
 HOLY MOLY!  Are all those presents FOR ME?!?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Autumn is my FAVORITE time of the year!  This year its even better because we have all of Zoey's first holidays coming up!!!  I have been dreaming of the day when I could take my child trick or treating, it seems like a simple thing to most, but this is one of the moments I thought were lost to Tony and I.  One of the 100 moments a day where I silently say a prayer of thanks for Megan and what she has given us.  And now, miraculously, we get to do it all again next year!!!

I'm a little nervous about bringing home our two newest babies this winter.  We have been trying to prepare Zoey for the new babies by loving on some of her stuffed animals etc and to show her "gentle".  Normally Zoey is not easily distracted when she is playing with a toy, but man oh man let Tony or I pick up one of her "babies", hug it, and say "love the baby" and she crawls over at the speed of light, rips the offending item out of our arms, throws it, and then goes back to what she is doing.  DOH! 

We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend with Megan and her beautiful daughter!  I have never been and Zoey LOVED it!  To my absolute HORROR Zoey was most interested in the dirty goats!!  Megan, who was holding her at the time, smirks at me and says "Well  are you going to let her touch the goat?"  What the hell?  Its a special occasion!!!!  (secretly I scrubbed her little hands down with hand sanitizer the second I had her alone JK JK).  Here are some pictures of the trip.

 Mama Megan and her daughter

 The infamous goat

 Zoey's first pumpkin!!!
I think she had a good time!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I just don't get it...

I would literally give one of Tony's kidneys for someone to notice me yawn or rub my eyes, look at the clock, carry me up to bed, lay me down, and hand me a stuffed tigger and let me nap.  This baby can be fussy as hell, yawn every 5 seconds, and constantly rub her eyes and will fight nap time with everything she has!!!  LOL  NOT FAIR I TELL YOU!!!  NOT....FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

10 months....

Our litttle princess is TEN MONTHS old!!!!  Man oh man we are so incredibly blessed to be this baby's parents.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

So its a....

OMG!!!  Another princess and a SON!!!  We are so over the moon!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dear Babies...

Dear Babies,

Hi!  I’m your daddy and I am so happy that you are coming.  I have thought about and wished for you for so long.  Right now you have no idea what is going on around you, but your Papa and I are frantically trying to get ready for your arrival.  Your Papa… you both are going to love him so much.  He is so incredible and judging by how happy your sister Zoey is when she is pulling on his chest hair he is a great jungle gym.  I strongly encourage you both to grab a fistful of his fur and yank often.  As for me I am just going to love you both every day of my life with all that I am.  We get to see you on the ultrasound tomorrow and even though it will be months before I see your faces, kiss your cheeks, and count your toes I cannot wait to see your little images on that screen.  Until then my babies sleep well.


I love you,



I have been thinking about this blog post for days and days.  I cannot believe the journey we have been on.   I cannot believe that we are on the precipice of becoming fathers again.  Even though I am as thrilled about these babies as I was Zoey there has also been hesitation about being all in considering the circumstances.  Our joy is all because there is a woman who is in an impossible situation and has to make an impossible choice.  As elated as we are that Zoey is going to have siblings and that we will have 2 more babies to love, Tony and I are also incredibly sad for the choice she has to make.  I’m not going to blog about her or her situation, that’s not my story.  But I will say that from the very second I met her I liked her.  She has a strength that I envy.  You see that pretty much as soon as you meet her. 

I know that anything can happen on this journey, and I could get caught up in being cautious... OR I can revel in our joy and shout my gratitude to the universe.  I have chosen the latter.  One of the greatest blessing about keeping a blog of Zoey’s pregnancy and after is that we have something to show her later.  These babies are already a part of our family and our hearts and we love them fiercely.  So tomorrow we find out the gender(s) and I am like a kid the night before Christmas, my brain is vibrating and I can’t sit he reality is it doesn’t matter.  I just can’t wait to see them.  To know that they are alright.  And I am nervous.  I am nervous for the woman who is carrying her babies and trying her hardest to be strong.  I pray God shows me how to support her.