Monday, July 23, 2012

Watch This!

The girls have started doing a new “thing”:  Kayla will look at me and say, “mommy, watch this,” and then do something.  She’ll jump on the couch, she’ll put a hat on her head, or she’ll take 2 steps in the opposite direction of where she was headed.  Literally, anything she does now starts with, “Watch this!”  And of course since Kayla started doing that, Zoey has joined in as well.  It is hysterical!  This game can literally go on for 15 minutes with each of my girls telling me to watch them do things that span from the most amazing new tricks to the most mundane tasks.  But, I’m loving it!  It’s probably my favorite “thing” they’ve come up with in the past few months.  And it’s gotten even better lately because now instead of just asking me to, “watch this,” they ask each other!

This weekend Dave and I were in bed and we heard the girls wake up.  Instead of crying for Mommy and Daddy, Kayla started with, “ZZ, watch this,” and proceeded to jump in her crib.  Zoey then said, “Kayla, watch this,” and jumped in her crib too.  Dave and I were hysterically laughing watching them through the monitor.  This went on for about 10 minutes and fully reminded me how much I love having twins.  I needed that to happen because there are some days where I absolutely forget!!

I have a few shout outs I would like to give:

1.        Congratulations to Kelly, Sean and big brother Brett on the birth of Zack Cooper Levine!!  I met him yesterday and he is delicious!  I could stare at him all day, especially since when he started crying, I got to give him back to Kelly and head out!  Seriously, congratulations guys!

2.       This weekend Dave and I went into Brooklyn to visit my oldest and dearest friend, Danielle, who has a baby a few weeks younger than the girls (We couldn’t have planned it better if we tried!).  Anyway, we had such a fabulous time with Danielle, David and Chloe and it just reminded me about how special it is to have a friend that has known you forever.  While all my new friendships are great, there’s nothing like spending time with someone who knows what I’m thinking without me having to say it, or can call me out on my nonsense, make fun of me for it, but still love and accept me!  Danielle, you are such a wonderful friend and I am so lucky to be so close to you!  Thank Gd we have gotten to go through our first children together and I can’t wait to meet your new addition in November!

OK, I think that’s it for now!  Stay tuned for more blogs…….   

Monday, July 9, 2012

More Firsts

During the first year of my girls’ lives, there were so many firsts: the first smile, first laugh, first spit-up, first night of sleep, first step, etc.  But, even after almost 2 years, “firsts” still get me excited!  And this weekend we had some big firsts:

It started on Saturday with Zoey’s first haircut.  Finally!  My poor Zoey has had a mullet for a while now and Dave refused to let me cut it, I’m still not sure why!  Slowly, over the last few weeks, the mullet started forming into more of a rat’s tail.  And after everyone we hung with asked us when we would cut it, Dave finally agreed it was time!  So, on Saturday we took both girls to Zippity Do’s in Huntington and prayed for the best (see first picture below)!  I have to say, it was better than I thought!  The chairs are cars so Zoey was super excited to sit in the car.  She was calm and happy as we put on an Elmo DVD.  But, once the hair dresser came over with the scissors, things got a little ugly!  She cried, didn’t scream, but definitely cried throughout the 10 minute haircut.  But she remained still enough for the cut to happen pretty easily and she obviously looks adorable!!  And, as soon as she got her pretzel for being a good girl, she was happy as could be and actually didn’t want to get out of the car!  Kayla was of course wonderful because she goes to sit in a car, get the pretzel and not go through the trauma of the haircut!  She’ll be lucky if she gets a cut by the time she’s 3!

The next day we had the girls’ first swim lesson at Saf T Swim in Commack (second picture below).  Both my girls love the pool so I wasn’t super worried about that.  And, they’ve really been doing amazingly well at camp without me.  But, I didn’t know how they would react to going into the pool with a stranger.  We handed the girls to their instructors and Dave and I went into a room with a one way mirror so they couldn’t see us.  Both girls cried for about 10 seconds and then Kayla was great, kicking her legs, playing with the water toys, etc.  Zoey whined, not really cried, but whined on and off for about 10 minutes, but then seemed happy and playing.  So, overall, this was again, better than I expected!

These two events may not seem so huge, but it was to me!  And it’s just another reminder that my girls are really growing up!  They are so not babies anymore and I love it more and more!  I guess I miss some of the good baby stuff like the snuggling with the “No Mommy, no!”  But, the older they get, the more fun they are becoming!  Wish me luck with the next first which is happening tomorrow…Mommy and Me at Crestwood Day Camp in Melville!