Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

This week would have marked my sweet little doodlebugs 16th birthday. I miss my precious angel every day and think about her constantly. I know she's in good hands right now and probably having the best birthday party ever filled with her favorite treat, ice cream!!! I love you sweet Holly. Happy Birthday Baby.

and.....cue the tears.

I feel like I haven't done an update on Ivy and Madison in a while. These two little munchkins are doing really good and getting smarter every day. They weigh just a little over 5 pounds now and supposedly they're done growing. Both girls are really starting to learn a lot of words. We still aren't 100% potty trained yet and it's really frustrating to me. I would say we're 96% potty trained. I'm kind of glad that I get to be back home with them because I'm going to spend a lot of time working on it these next few weeks so hopefully we can get it down all the way. I've started giving them treats again when I see them go on the paper. It's only upstairs where they have accidents. If I let them have free reign of the house they potty in the bonus room. If I block them from being able to go upstairs they do perfect. I have a feeling if I'm here a lot with them again they'll get it down fairly quickly. Here's hoping anyway.
We haven't had any chewing incidents recently so I'm hoping that phase is over with. I let them sleep with us at night once or twice a week. Usually on the weekends because we can sleep in longer. I don't mind them sleeping with us but I don't want them to always expect it. They still love each other so much and are the bestest of friends. It makes my heart happy so see them play together! You never see one without the other!!
Another thing that makes my heart happy? The view from my back yard. I love to sit on my porch (which is decorated super cute in Halloween/Fall Decor by the way) with Scott while music plays over the speakers and we indulge in a glass of wine.....or two. I love my house. I love my neighborhood. Life is good!