Monday, December 7, 2009

The latest.

We've been busy here at the Lawrence household. Here's the latest:

Popsicles away!
(don't worry, they are sugar-free and miniature size but VERY messy)
The boys are 9 1/2 months:


We finally got a fence and brought Vos to her new home! This was her first time meeting the boys too. Not sure how she feels about their walkers, which occasionally make contact with her ankles...but other than that, she keeps them entertained.


How can you say "no" to that face?
Oh wait....it's easy when it's covered in slobber.

Pretty sure this is what we are getting the boys for Christmas.
Don't judge us...

And finally, hopping on the band-wagon, our Christmas decor. (Thanks madre!)

One lonely night, I decided to give into my mom's craft obsession and make her happy. It turned out quite classy if I do say so myself.



Happy Holidays!

On a side note, for those of you who don't know, we are excited to announce the arrival of baby #3 next summer. I am just entering my 2nd trimester and everything is golden (if you are trying to do the math, they will be 16 months apart :-). We will find out the gender later this month. Honestly, we aren't hoping for any particular gender, we are just excited to have one.
(and yes, we are positive it's only one!)

Here we go again!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ocho.


The boys turned 8 months yesterday. I can't believe they are 4 months away from 1 year. They are both getting more and more unique each day. Here are some fun facts about the boys this month.


Cashus.
This little man is mommy's helper. He's relaxed and easy going. Hence, the reason for my helper! He is really detail-oriented. He can play with the same toy for 10 minutes, while his brother will be bored within seconds. I will watch him touch every last detail on his toys. He loves Baby Einstein and will watch one from beginning to end. Cash also loves to hold his own bottle. He takes twice as long to finish it, but he smiles every time he brings it to and from his mouth. He also makes the funniest faces out of no where. He has really good balance, whether it's standing or sitting. Two things that he ALWAYS does that drives mom and dad crazy? First, while feeding him dinner, he manages to get food all over his face and hair. Never fails. Secondly, he finds it hilarious to splash everywhere during his bath. He's our messy baby, for sure.


London.
I knew from the time he was in my tummy that this boy would be active and he has not disappointed me yet! He's always grabbing, rolling, pulling and eating everything in sight. He loves running in the walker. I'm talking, full on sprint in every direction. He learned how to clap in two days. We showed him how to do it the first day and the second day, we said "clap" and he knew just what we wanted. He loves the bath, especially when we turn on the faucet. He can make a 180 degree turn within seconds to put his hands into that water. He can get into crawling position but has yet to learn how to move his hands and legs together to get him going. I'm scared of that day. He already keeps me on my toes. His energy level is through the roof. I'm pretty sure he gets that from Te.


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London clapping. (I get kind of annoying and loud, my apologies)

Together.
Both boys love the baby monitor lights in our bedroom. Since they were super tiny, they were drawn to the "red" lights. Every time Te caught them looking in that direction, he would say "RED LIGHTS!" And now, they think it's a game. Plus, they learned early that by being loud, those lights will jump up. So, we are constantly saying "shhhh, your brother is still sleeping!" It's a fun game we play as a family. They also love bedtime stories and giggle each time the page turns.

They both are saying Mama and Dada but have yet to distinguish who is what. When one baby cries too loudly, the other will follow suit. They love playing in their walkers together. One will run down the hall, stop, wait for his brother to follow, then keep going. They're already best friends and we look forward to seeing them become inseparable.

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Cash playing with the monitor lights. This is quiet compared to when both boys get going.

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London listening to his bedtime story.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

taking a stroll.

The boys love their daily walks and I love to bundle them up.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall? Yes, please.

I have finally decided on which "fall/winter" coat I want. Low and behold the beauty of this:
oh....and these boots would be nice too...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Great Deal!

Hey Peeps.
My sister is having an amazing deal going on at her Luxy Bows Shop. Read below to learn about it. I am honored to help her out because her bows are darling and I wear them daily, no joke. (you can find her link to the right)

Free Bows and Headbands!!

Okay so I am doing this advertising to get my bows/headbands out into the world and I need everyones help! So heres what I wanna do....

If you link up my Luxy Bows etsy shop to your blog then I will send you a free bow for your little one or a free headband/bow for you! Just leave a comment on my blog saying you have linked it and then email me (luxybows@gmail.com) your address and I will send you a free one. You can tell me what color, size and type you want and we can go from there! The link is www.luxybows.etsy.com

Also remember I am doing 10% off all bows and headbands for this month only!!

Thanks again everyone for your support!

Kristi Judd

Monday, September 21, 2009

2 Years and 2 Babies Later.

Te and I went to San Diego for 5 days this past weekend for our 2 year anniversary. We got married on September 20th 2007 and had our babies on February 20th 2009. Therefore, this month, on our anniversary, our boys also turned 7 months. They spent the long weekend with Auntie Kristi and Grandma Cindy. They sent us pictures over the weekend and made us miss our boys that much more. We had a blast in San Diego and pretty much did everything we could in San Diego.

Here's some photos from the trip and other random photos of the boys over the weekend:


On the beach. We took a ferry across and hung out for a
couple hours shopping and laying out.

Aiden and Cash playing in the play room.
Te wearing his socialism tee that he got at the swap meet.
Aiden and Cash in the tub.
We walked pretty much everywhere we went.
I am reading on the tram here though.

The night life in San Diego is awesome. We found
this little gem underground. Inside, the whole
place looks like Wonderland. Totally trippy.

Watched Shamu dance.
Te standing in front of a clydesdale called "drummer".
I'm sure you all know why :-)
At seaworld, the manatee tank. Gorgeous creatures.
I had no idea I had a butt-chin until I saw this picture.
Both our boys have them and I always blamed Te. Now, he will forever
have proof they get it from me. *tear*
While shopping, Te tried sharing his ice cream with this lovely lady.
Cashus - 7 months
London: 7 months

I have openly admitted and accepted that I can not survive without my three boys. They are my life and always will be.

To my husband: Te, I love you with all my heart. You are the best father and husband I could ever ask for. Thank you for loving me like you do. Happy 2nd!

To my baby boys: I feel like a part of me is missing when I am away from you both. I can't wait to watch you grow and continue to learn. Happy 7th!

Love you.
Love me.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Two things:

First, I just updated my blog. Go check it out! sleepymomdesigns.blogspot.com (link to the right)

Secondly, I can't wait for Halloween. I bought the boy's costumes today. YES YES YES! I can't wait to see them in these cute little outfits.






Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HOLY>>>>>>SHIZ


First airplane ride. Need I say more than the title of this post?

We went to Oregon this weekend to spend the holiday with the Marriott's. The plane ride there went.....not so good. One baby screamed the first half, the second baby screamed the second half. Oh the joys of twins. We got to Oregon and had a blast! Thanks Molly and Dustin. On my birthday, Monday, Molly and I took Cash to the BEST fabric store I've ever been to. Plus, no tax....let's just say I was in heaven. The husbands took London to the coast. The day was awesome.....up until, DUN DUN DUN.... the flight home. HOLY SHIZ.

Let me give a little insight into how horrible Cash was (he was my passenger for the flight) At one point, Te heard two different comments. (he was 5 rows behind me, we couldn't sit together because not enough masks drop down)

First comment came from the lady next to Te:
Unknown Lady Passenger: "Wow, your child is an angel compared to that one."
Te: "actually, that one is mine too. They are twins."
Unknown Lady Passenger: "Well, I'm glad you got this one because I don't know what I would do if I was next to that one."

Second comment came from someone behind Te:
Another unknown Passenger: "That kid is screaming like a poltergeist."



Twins are great. But man, I understand now why people don't travel with kids. We will be driving from now on...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nervous.


So I am officially terrified out of my mind. Why? Let me explain...

I have agreed to sing, in front of an audience, on Friday. This is my first time singing in front of people other than my family and close friends (mostly cassie :-)

We have been practicing a lot but I still have intense butterflies that I can't shake. BLLLAAAAHHHH. Why do I do these things to myself??

I guess, what I'm asking is, wish me luck. Because, trust me, I will need it. I'm pretty sure I will barf on stage...


Friday, August 28, 2009

Baby Boutique is here!

Baby Boutique '09
Date: Aug. 29th (Saturday) 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Greene's Residence
1184 W. Millbridge Lane
West Bountiful, Ut 84087

Directions: Take the 500 south exit, head west until you reach 1100 west. Turn right. Watch for the subdivision Millcreek Meadows, it will be on your left. We are the second house of the right. There will be parking in the lot on the east side of the house. Follow the signs and you can't go wrong!

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Vendors showcased:

Karlee Dutson - Little Shea's - (hair accessories)
Jen Herem - Jen Herem Photography - (children's photography) The Paper Chandelier - (media materials)
Kristi Judd - Luxy Bow Creations - (hair accessories)
Pascaline Mickens - Craze Designs - (jewelry)
Amity Smales - Scentsy - ( wickless candles)
Nicole Lawrence - Sleepy Mom Designs - (nursery decor and baby clothing)
Mandy Martin - My Simplicity Boutique - (hats & hair accessories)
Diana Andrews - Dlightfully Unique - (hair accessories)
Lindsey Walker - Franco & Leks - (onesies and toddler shirts)
Jan Marriott - Gold Canyon Candles - (candles)
Emily Een - Jems - (jewelry), MADE - (rag quilts, and nursing covers)
Margo Wagstaff - MD Treasures - (personalized engravings on pots and aprons)
Michelle Cude - (cards and memory blocks)
Jessica Naegle - (baby wipe covered cases)
Heidi Weed - (carseat covers & cards)
Cheryl Giles - Midnight Moon Shoppe (scented soaps and lotions)
Colleen Edleman - Children murals and paintings

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We will have refreshments and opportunities to win free gifts!
******Forms of payment accepted: cash and check*******

Stop by, shop and dress your children in the newest fashions that your local artists have to offer! We look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks,
Nicole Lawrence - nicolel@me.com
Kristi Judd - iloveaiden00@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

6 Month Stats.

Stats:

Cashus-
Weight. 17lbs. 14 oz. (54%)
Height. 27 in. (60%)
Head Cir. 47.3 (100%)

London-
Weight. 17lbs. (38%)
Height. 26 in. (40%)
Head Cir. 46.4 (97%)

Conclusion: Both my boys have big heads.
(I can only buy shirts that have shoulder snaps)
The rest of their bodies are proportionate though.


And if you look closely, you can see the band-aids
from their shots. I hate that part of the appointment.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Per Molly's request.


video video
London playing with a mexican wiggle ball.

Friday, August 14, 2009

UPDATED Vendor List for BB '09 (as of 8.14.09)

Below are the vendors who are involved in selling at our BB '09:
(the vendors with * by their names are those who have paid...thank you!!)

Karlee Dutson - Little Shea's - (hair accessories)
*Jen Herem - Jen Herem Photography and The Paper Chandelier - (media materials)
*Kristi Judd - Luxy Bow Creations - (hair accessories)
*Pascaline Mickens - Craze Designs - (jewelery)
*Amity Smales - Scentsy - ( wickless candles)
*Nicole Lawrence - Sleepy Mom Designs - (nursery decor and baby clothing)
Mandy Martin - My Simplicity Boutique - (hats & hair accessories)
Diana Andrews - Dlightfully Unique - (hair accessories)
*Lindsey Walker - Franco & Leks - (onesies and toddler shirts)
Jan Marriott - Gold Canyon Candles - (candles)
Emily Een - Mary Kay - (make-up)
Roxanne Greene & Michelle Cude - (cards and memory blocks)
Jessica Naegle - (baby wipe covered cases)
Heidi Weed - (carseat covers & cards)

Maybes: Jordan Jensen and Cheryl Giles


I have emailed some of you with my physical address. If you do not know it, email me @ nicolel@me.com and I will reply with it.

Vendor entry fees ($15) are due the 15th of August. We set an early deadline so that Jen Herem can make enough invitations for the vendors to hand out to their family and friends.

Thanks again ladies. I look forward to meeting all the new faces and hanging out with the old!

Nicole

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Baby Boutique Vendor List.

Below are the vendors who have shown interest in selling at our BB '09:
(the vendors with * by their names are those who have paid)

Karlee Dutson - Little Shea's - (hair accessories)
*Jen Herem - Jen Herem Photography and The Paper Chandelier - (media materials)
*Kristi Judd - Luxy Bow Creations - (hair accessories)
*Pascaline Mickens - Craze Designs - (jewelery)
*Amity Smales - Scentsy - ( wickless candles)
*Nicole Lawrence - Sleepy Mom Designs - (nursery decor and baby clothing)
Mandy Martin - My Simplicity Boutique - (hats & hair accessories)
Diana Andrews - Dlightfully Unique - (hair accessories)
*Lindsey Walker - Franco & Leks - (onesies and toddler shirts)


I was also told that Jordan Jensen might be interested in coming...if you are, will you let me know? I also know of two girls who will be out of town but want their merchandise to be set up and sold.

I have emailed some of you with my physical address. If you do not know it, email me @ nicolel@me.com and I will reply with it.

Vendor entry fees ($15) are due the 15th of August. We set an early deadline so that Jen Herem can make enough invitations for the vendors to hand out to their family and friends.

Thanks again ladies. I look forward to meeting all the new faces and hanging out with the old!

Nicole



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Baby Boutique.

Baby Boutique '09

My sister and I have decided that since so many of our friends make cute crafts for babies, we'd like to get together and set up a baby boutique. Here are the details:

Date: August 29th (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 (that time is negotiable)
Place: Greene's Residence - 1184 W. Millbridge Lane, West Bountiful UT.

You will have the option to set up your booth inside the pool house or outside under a canopy by the pool. (there is a pool that will be opened. I highly recommend that vendors do not bring their kids. That being said, there are always exceptions. I will write on the invites about the pool and hope that customers who bring their kids, will watch them carefully) If there are any concerns about this, please feel free to email me.

We will set up booths, have refreshments, and sell some products!! Who's in!?!?

Details for Vendors:

  • All vendors will pay $15 to sell their products at this boutique. The $15 will pay for food along with advertising for this event.
  • If you want to sell your product, you need to get your $15 to Nicole Lawrence (that's me) or Kristi Judd no later than the 15th of August.
  • Once the $15 is received, your name and a description of your products will be on all advertising materials; we will provide you with invitations that you can send to friends and family to inform them about the event.
  • Vendors will be responsible for bringing their own tables/products/advertising pamphlets (for themselves) at the event.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Nicole or Kristi through email:
Nicolel@me.com
Iloveaiden00@gmail.com

Not everything will be centered around baby products; if you are a photographer, or would like to offer any other service, you are welcome to join! Email Nicole with a description of what you are going to be offering. Nicole will be emailing you her address which you can mail or drop off your deposit.

If interested, please leave a comment with your name (also your business name, if you have one), your email address, and the product you will be selling. Thanks!

Nicole Lawrence
Kristi Judd - Luxybows.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Contest.

Like what you see?

The photographer, Jen Herem, who took this darling photo of my boys, is having a contest to promote her new website! She's giving $50 off a session if you win! Go to her blog to read more about the details of the contest and also to see more of her work. She's amazing.

Follow the link in my right-side panel to participate.

Thanks!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

my new best friend.

I bought these little glow seahorses on a whim. The boys have loved them since day one. The music is soft and soothing. And the tummies glow a light yellow. So cute. The minute the music starts, they know it's time to sleep. By the time the music has stopped, they are asleep. Great purchase!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cinco.


The boys turned 5 months this week. Each one is developing differently than the other. Everyone says that all babies grow at their own pace, having twins makes it that much easier to understand just how different babies can be.

London is better at his larger motor skills: rolling over, standing, sitting. Cash is better at his smaller motor skills: talking, grabbing things, and eating solids with a spoon.

They are growing so fast and becoming tons of fun.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Off to Az.


Te and I are going to AZ this weekend. We need this vacation like we need air. We don't even have anything planned but reading, writing, and basking in the sun. Supposedly, it's over 110 degrees. So maybe less basking and more burning...

Boys are getting babysat and I am going to miss them. AZ....here we come.


Friday, July 17, 2009

We're back.

I realized that if I don't have a blog to update, I rarely look up anyone else's blog. And let's face it, I like being in the know. So let's skip the "welcome backs" and pretend like I never left! Sounds good.