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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Best of This Week

This past week has been nothing short of a rollercoaster.  So here goes…

DSC_0486Last Monday I wrote a picture heavy post about the twins birthday party.  The party was great.  It was a lot of fun and I’m really glad we allowed the twins to have those moments all about them.  Ray and I still struggle with how to make sure they feel special but not spoiled.  The only thing missing in the pictures was Alexander, because he was coming down with the cold that would once again snap me back to reality.

IMG_0294Wednesday’s post was very difficult for me to write.  Someday I want to sit down and tell the story of the twin’s birth.  I would like to record it for them as I did for Alexander.  I felt sure I would write that post for their birthday. … After many deleted paragraphs, I ended up just telling them how much I love them.  I will write their birth story a different day.  Instead, I told them how it feels like I blink and they grow months.  I’m just not quite ready to refer to them as children instead of toddlers.  And… they are still my babies.  But the post has a lot of pictures in it – so check out the twins – from birth to blog.

IMG_1148By the end of the night on Wednesday, I was exhausted.  I usually link up with Shell on Wednesdays, but this day I linked up twice!  Alexander cried for hours.  He never cries.  In my heart I knew something was wrong, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.  As it turned out –the next day we ended up at the doctor’s office and learned just how dangerous winter colds can be. 

DSC_0295On Thursday, I linked up with Mama Kat.  Her writing prompt was to show off Halloween pictures.  Not only did I post our Halloween photos, but I also linked to the Wolf Hirschhorn Site.  Tanner, one of Alexander’s best friends, has donated an IPad 2 for a member of our community to win.  The voting will go live on November 4th or 5th and WE will have a chance to win the IPad.  I’m so excited because of all those “apps” that could help Alexander.  There are things that will help him learn cause and effect.  We can upload pictures with sounds so he can do flash cards.  Of course, we want Alexander to talk, but he could actually “tell” us what he needs by hitting a picture until he is verbal.  The opportunities are endless.  Don’t worry, I plan to shamelessly ask for votes when the time comes, so you will all have a chance to help us win it. 

IMG_0291This past week was spirit week at school.  I wore an outfit that I thought would be “perfect” for the day…. but it turned out to a little too spirited.  On Friday, I outed myself and the ridiculousness of the day in this post.


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We got 11 inches of snow here on Saturday.  Cooped in the house allowed me to be a little reflective on life.  I was also reflective on the split I continue to feel between what I feel compelled to do and what I need to do.  I’m still unsure if everyone feels that way? I hope the post came across as reflective and not unhappy.  Because I am very happy and very fulfilled.  I wish I could hire a “stunt double” to go to do all the “extra’s” sometimes…

One last thing.  This past week I revealed the newest plan for Mondays.  I plan to have a linkup for a lighthearted picture post.  Just a funny picture or a picture that has a funny story.  We have these moments all the time… and I’m sure you do too.  If you want to read more about it – check out HERE

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