My New Years resolution this year was to create a play group. So far it’s going great. I pick a place and time each week, text all my friends, and then we all show up and hang out. The last play group was at the Stow library. Ruby and Cora loved pulling books off the shelves, something they don’t get to do at home because our bookshelves have cabinet doors on them.

Winter has finally set in. It’s snowy and cold, but this year it’s been so mild and has even had sunny days! I can deal with a cold but sunny winter. 
I’m reading the Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, so far so good. I am currently watching all the old X Men movies. I never saw all of them, and I really like them. I also just watched a documentary called In Defence of Food. Loved it, recommend it. I really enjoy health science. Clayton and I joined our local gym. We used to be members, but once the girls were born we stopped going. Now we’re going again. Swimming laps helpswith  the winter blues.  Clayton is studying hard for his CFP…

9 months

I’m a little late on the post, but the girls are 9 months old. I am loving every single minute with them. Have you ever seen such a fun, adorable set of red headed twins in your whole life? I don’t think so!

Cora and Ruby weigh about 17 lbs now. I’ll have more specific measurements next month at our doctors appointment. We signed up for new insurance, so I had to find a new pediatrician. It’s too bad, I really liked Dr. Marshall. I’m sure this new Dr. will be just as friendly and reassuring. 
 The girls have lots of fun tricks, like waving, fake crying, and pulling each other’s hair. They love looking at each other and just smiling and talking. They really love FaceTiming. If they hear the FaceTime call ring tone from another room they race over with big grins, ready to greet whoever we’re talking to.
Cora is crawling like a champ. Ruby can crawl, but if it’s for long distances she prefers to army crawl. They pull themselves up on everything, and I think couch cruising is not too far off…

Table for 4

I bought a couple of high chairs from IKEA and now we are eating table food like mad men! Ruby and Cora sit at the table for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They get mostly whatever we’re eating. Today was eggs and toast for breakfast, chicken and tomatoes for lunch, and black beans, grapes, German pancakes for dinner. 

The girls received many fun books as Christmas gifts. Their favorite right now is one that makes animal noises. 

Silent-ish Night

We went to Dayton for Christmas. There was a lot of family in town. We packed a lot of fun into the 4 days we were down there, including reindeer games, church, white elephant gift exchange, shopping, movies, cooking, eating, and lots of desserts.

The girls didn’t sleep well, as usual. They woke up extra early every morning, so Clayton and I got to spend a lot of time sleeping on the floor while watching them play.  The girls are crawling on their knees, pulling themselves up on anything they can find, and babbling up a storm. They get cuter every day.

We had a wonderful time. Sadly even though everyone is still in town for a couple more days we had to drive back to Akron for Clayton’s work. It’s been ok though. They girls have been catching up on sleep, and I’m slowly cleaning and undecorating the house. 

Tonight I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Ruby loved it, she ate way more than I had expected, and Cora gave everything a try. Ruby is turning out to be quite the adventurous e…

Birthday and Caroling

For my birthday this year we went to Chick Fil E for dinner and Marshall’s for shopping. The girls gave me the best present by taking a long nap during the day, and the weather cleared up so that we could go outside. So all in all it was pretty fabulous. 

One of our Christmas traditions is to host a caroling party. We have a bunch of friends come over, we eat dinner, carol to our neighbors, and then come back for hot coco and desserts. It’s always so fun. This year I made chocolate dipped pretzels with crushes candy canes on top as a treat for the neighbors we sang to. It was raining and a lot of people didn’t answer three doors, but we still had a good time.

There were so many babies crawling around on the floor. Ruby and Cora love watching other kids run around and scream. A fun time was had by all.


This picture is a perfect representation of Cora and Ruby lately. (Cora’s on the left, Ruby on the right) Ruby is having an awful time teething, poor thing. Everywhere we go she has been very moody and clingy, and she won’t let anyone hold her or comfort her except for me. Secretly, I don’t mind one bit. I’m soaking in all the extra love I’m getting from her. Cora, on the other hand, is becoming very social. She let’s just about anyone hold her, and she always always wants to play.  However, when it comes to sleeping during naps Cora is having the awful time. She’ll barely nap for 30 minutes at a time. I don’t know what to do. Both girls are still sleeping at night though, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.  Cora and Ruby are becoming very speedy army crawlers. The other day we were sitting in the living room when both girls zipped away in opposite directions. Ruby went for the Christmas tree plug, which she’s been pulling on lately, so I raced over to stop her and redirect he…

8 months

Cora and Ruby are 8 months old now. Yeesh, it’s starting to go fast. Every week they learn something new.

Ruby has two little sharp bottom teeth poking through. Cora doesn’t have any teeth yet, but I suspect they’ll pop up soon based on her extreme fussiness and clingy ness lately. Both girls are getting really good at sitting in their own, army crawling all over the house, and eating purple rice cereal crackers. Ruby gets up on her hands and knees and rocks, Cora gets up but doesn’t rock.  Both girls sleep through the night!! They go to bed at 7, dream feed at 10, and then wake up between 7 and 8 the next morning. It’s glorious. Although apparently sleeping better at night means that they no longer take decent naps. You win some, you lose some. Both girls say dada, not that they know what it means yet, and I’ve gotten a few unintentional mamas.