weekending

Pre-Christmas Weekending With Twins

After 5 weeks with the girls and barely making it out of the house, I’m very excited to actually have some weekending activities to actually talk about! While it definitely wasn’t as busy as some other weekends in the past, it was a very busy weekend with two little ones that are on a feeding schedule! So of course, I’m linking up with the always amazing Biana for some weekending!

The Wandering Weekenders- Pre-Christmas Weekending With TwinsFriday

It was a very exciting Friday for the entire city of Houston because after going to bed on Thursday with actual snow flurries, we woke up to a winter wonderland! Chris and I were up bright and early Friday morning for a 4AM feed and we were so excited to see our front and back yards blanketed in snow! It was so beautiful!

The Wandering Weekenders- Pre-Christmas Weekending With TwinsWhen we woke up after the 7AM feed we were so happy that the snow was still on the ground, so I took some pictures outside. The girls don’t have a ton of clothes for cold weather so we didn’t take them outside to experience their first snow, but we did take a picture in front of the window. Needless to say their December has been pretty exciting, but they don’t even know it yet!

The Wandering Weekenders- Pre-Christmas Weekending With TwinsThe Wandering Weekenders- Pre-Christmas Weekending With TwinsThe rest of Friday was spent doing all of the baby things, changing diapers and feeding them and getting all of the baby cuddles. Chris had a lot more exciting of a Friday afternoon and evening than me. He not only installed an EcoBee in our house with the help of a neighbor, but he also finished breaking down the deer he shot last weekend and grilled sausage for our party on Saturday night.

Saturday

We were up bright and early Saturday morning right after the girls’ 7AM feed because we had a lot that we needed to get ready for the day! I actually had time to shower and put on makeup while Chris watched the girls and then we packed ourselves up for our first night away from home with the girls!

We made lists of everything that we needed for our first night away, and after Chris got the car fully loaded up, we quickly realized that our lives are never going to be the same with two little ones involved. I got a brand new Honda Pilot earlier in the week, and even with the third row folded down, we had stuff piled up high in the back. Needless to say, it’s going to be an event to go anywhere over night again!

We fed the girls really quick and then headed over to my sister’s house to drop our stuff off before heading out to our first activity of the day! Our friends were having a Sip & See for their son who spent a couple of months in the NICU, and that’s where we headed with the girls in tow! It was so nice to get out and spend some time with old friends, and the icing on the cake was the fact that the girls were really good the entire time that we were out! They were good just being held by us and only got fussy when it was time for a feeding and needed a diaper change. It was awesome!

After a great visit, we packed the girls up and headed back to my sister’s house for the rest of the night! We were having our annual Christmas party with my sister and brother in law and our good friends, and this year was my sister’s year to host! We ran a quick errand to pick up some cheese, and before we knew it our friends had arrived with their daughter and the party had officially started!

The reason that we get together every year at Christmas is because our parents all lived next door to each other when we were growing up for a few years and they always hosted an annual Christmas party. 32 years later and they still host the Christmas party every year and funnily enough their party was only a mile down the road from my sister’s house. So all the adults came over for a little bit to see us, but primarily to see the babies! It was a lot of fun, and great to see everybody!

Before we knew it, it was time for our friends to get their little one to bed and they headed out for the night. We were spending the night at my sister’s house, so we were going to try and stay up until the girls’ last feeding. We started watching Elf, but I barely made it to Buddy arriving in NYC before I passed out. Needless to say those late night feedings are getting to me!

Sunday

Luckily enough for us though, the girls only woke up at 4AM (which is quickly becoming our new normal) and then 7AM, so we were able to get some sleep that night. We hung out at my sister’s house for a few hours before packing up all the stuff for the girls and heading back home. We got home right in time for the girls’ feeding, and after they were done eating, we decided to take them on a walk to get the mail and then made a quick trip to the grocery store. I’m so incredibly thankful that once they get in their car seats and start moving they’re perfectly happy babies!

The rest of the night was spent relaxing on the couch with the girls watching our normal Sunday night TV and our first viewing of Home Alone for the season! It was the perfect end to a very full and fun weekend!

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The winter wonderland in Houston made for a perfect pre-Christmas weekend with our twin girls. We finally got out of the house and it was awesome!

Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving Weekend

I don’t know what’s harder to believe that the girls are already almost a month old or that they got to celebrate their first holiday that they weren’t even supposed to experience just yet! I’m linking up with Biana for a little Thanksgiving weekending!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendThursday

I swear all of the days seem to run together lately and I almost forget what day it is. Thankfully my parents came in town Wednesday afternoon so I knew exactly what day was going to be Thanksgiving. Life with twins is pretty chaotic and some days I don’t even have time to take a shower, but on Thanksgiving since we’d have the extra help with my parents I was for sure going to actually take a shower, do my hair and put on makeup. This has only happened a grand total of two times since the girls have gotten here, and I wanted to make sure that we got a good family picture of all four of us, so the makeup needed to happen.

The Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendAfter I’d finished getting ready, we spent the rest of the morning just relaxing in between feedings for the girls. We watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the dog show, both of which are kind of novelties to me because we were always traveling Thanksgiving morning growing up so we always missed it. Chris and I always still root for the whippet during the dog show, and even though she won her category, unfortunately she lost out in the best of show category.

The Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendEverybody else spent the rest of the day getting Thanksgiving dinner ready, while I was pretty much in charge of the girls. We kept the food pretty low key because there were only 4 adults, but we did have fried turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce, all of which was delicious! This year the fried turkey was a little bit of an experiment because Chris tried out his oil-less fryer, and of course it turned out delicious! We’re still enjoying the leftovers!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendThe Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendThe Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendThe rest of the day was spent watching some football and just relaxing with family and hanging out with the girls. They definitely weren’t too interested in anything Thanksgiving related, but that didn’t stop me from getting them a cute Thanksgiving day outfit!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendFriday

At the girls’ two week checkup our pediatrician said that the girls weren’t gaining the amount of weight that she’d like so she said that she’d like us to start making sure that we feed them every 4 hours. Basically with babies born as early as the girls, they just get tired and forget that they’re hungry so they don’t wake up. It’s nice for us as parents, but not so good for the girls obviously.

So Chris and I have been waking the girls up, and while they still sleep through the night until their feedings, they don’t seem like they really get fed that well at their 6AM feeding and start fussing like an hour later. It was really starting to frustrate me, especially since we didn’t know if the girls were actually gaining weight at all. So my mom called our pediatrician and we visited a nurse to just get their weight. Thankfully both girls are now above 5 pounds which means that they’re above their birth weight! I’m so incredibly thankful for that, and it makes the whole waking up thing totally worth it! I also think that maybe the reason they’re eating so much after each feeding is that they’re going through a growth spurt and going to chunk up soon!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendFor obvious reasons, I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping in the stores because the girls are still too little to go out, but I did do some shopping online. I feel kind of bad because I didn’t do much Christmas shopping for anybody else, but I did manage to snag a few things for myself. Oops! Chris and my dad do go shopping for a little bit, but they didn’t find anything that they couldn’t live without either. We spent the rest of the day just relaxing with my parents before they headed home, and then Chris and I spent the rest of the night relaxing with the girls before heading to bed.

Saturday

Our goal was to try and get some Christmas decorating done, but the girls were wanting to be held pretty much all day Saturday, so we spent the day watching college football instead with my friend Kayla. Unfortunately for us, the Aggies got their butts kicked by LSU yet again, and I have a feeling that all of the controversy surrounding Coach Sumlin might have had something to do with that. Anyways, even though the Aggie game wasn’t that exciting, there were a lot of other games on Saturday, including the Iron Bowl which was a really good game! It’ll be very interesting to see how the college rankings shake out with the Alabama upset!

Sunday

We finally managed to break out some of the Christmas decorations Sunday morning! Chris got all of the trees out and put up, and I think that he’ll get some of the other decorations out so that I can slowly start decorating later on this week. Putting up the ornaments on the tree is always one of my favorite parts about Christmas, and I know that putting up the ornaments for the girls is going to be one of my favorite parts this year!

The Wandering Weekenders- Our First Family of Four Thanksgiving WeekendOther than that, Chris and I just relaxed for the day and watched a ton of Jersey Shore that was playing on MTV. I remember when it came out originally my last year in college, and oh my goodness, it’s still as addicting now as it was back then. Please don’t judge me too much!

So while this definitely wasn’t a super exciting Thanksgiving weekend like we’ve had in the past, it was still really nice to just have a nice, chill weekend at home with the girls. It’ll be interesting to see if things are any different at Christmas!

Pin It!Our first Thanksgiving weekend as a family of four. Just three weeks after the arrival of our twin girls, and it was a perfect weekend!

Another Busy Third Trimester Weekend

I seriously can’t believe that another week has come and gone, and we’re nearing the last few weeks of this pregnancy! And the closer that it gets to our due date I feel like the busier we get with the more activities that we’re doing not around the house. I’m getting more and more thankful for getting those things done in the early part of this pregnancy because I don’t feel too stressed about the things that we have to get done before the babies get here! But besides that, let’s get into another busy weekending with Biana!

The Wandering Weekenders- Another Busy Third Trimester Weekend

Friday

Friday was a surreal day for me because it was the last day for me to work in the office until after the girls get here. I’ll go into more details on my next bumpdate, but my doctor asked that if I could work from home that I should when we went in for our last appointment on Tuesday. Thankfully my work had already set me up with some monitors and a docking station at the house, but I’m still going to be super sad to not go in and see everybody at the office on a daily basis.

Everybody was super sweet at the office, which of course makes me miss them even more! A couple of the girls gave me a new sparkly wine glass that says “I’ve Waited 9 Months For This” and you’d better believe that I’ll be drinking out of that wine glass as soon as the girls make their entrance into this world. We also had a little send off with some cookies with my group and that was so sweet as well, plus I got to take some of the extras home! I’m going to miss my coworkers so much, but I’m very thankful that we live in the day and age where it’s possible to work remotely!

We didn’t have plans for Friday night, so Chris and I just enjoyed a nice, quiet evening at home. It was just what I needed before a very busy weekend!

Saturday

My friend Sarah came over with her daughter early Saturday morning and we had a lot of fun just hanging out around the house and talking again before heading up to the Fall Festival that my neighborhood was hosting. Unfortunately most of the activities were for kids that were a little older than her daughter, and it was hotter than all get out, so we walked around for a little bit before heading out to grab lunch. We did like seeing all of the animals that were in the petting zoo, but I felt so bad for them because you could tell that they were so hot!

The Wandering Weekenders- Another Busy Third Trimester Weekend

After lunch we came back to the house and watched RHOC together because let’s face it, watching Real Housewives is so much more fun when you can talk to somebody about what’s going on in the show. We’re both so over Vicky and Peggy, and we just laughed about all that was going on.

Once the show was done Sarah and her daughter headed out, and Chris and I headed downtown to watch the Astros in the second game of the ALCS series. My office has season tickets and my boss offered some of the tickets to me, and of course I accepted! It’s not everyday that you get to see a playoff game in person, let alone a playoff game against the Yankees, let alone a playoff game that your team actually beats the Yankees in, and if you watched my snaps, you can definitely tell how exciting the game was! I’m so happy that Chris and I had the opportunity to go, and we had such a blast getting to hopefully watch history happen!

The Wandering Weekenders- Another Busy Third Trimester Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- Another Busy Third Trimester Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- Another Busy Third Trimester Weekend

After the game, we were stuck in some pretty terrible traffic, but we headed to return a few things to Pottery Barn Kids before trying out a new restaurant that was in the area. Hopdoddy is a burger restaurant that was started in Austin that is known for serving local and fresh ingredients on their burgers. The location that we went to was very busy, but it was cool that they served small little margaritas and shakes to everybody while we were waiting in line. Once we had ordered we sat down and watched a little bit of the Aggie game on TV. Unfortunately for us, we seem to be a team that plays to the level of the team that we’re playing and we were playing so terribly against Florida.

The Wandering Weekenders- Another Busy Third Trimester Weekend

We finished dinner and drove home and were able to catch the end of the Aggie game, and even though we didn’t think that we could do it, the Aggies actually pulled out a win, and by only scoring one touchdown! I seriously don’t understand how it was the same team that hung close with Alabama, but I guess that a win in the swamp is still a win! Needless to say, Chris and I were both exhausted after that so we headed to bed a little early.

Sunday

We both woke up Sunday morning without an alarm, and again it was glorious! We didn’t have much on the agenda besides our maternity pictures that afternoon, so we took our time relaxing around the house before heading out to lunch and running a few errands. I decided that for the maternity pictures that I’d get a little pampered so I headed to DryBar for a little blowout before the pictures.

The same photographer that took our pictures with Dart back in March was our photographer for our maternity pictures, and seriously can’t wait to see how they turn out! We had a few poses that we wanted to incorporate into the pictures, but Lindsey also had a few ideas for poses that we didn’t even think of! I’m still just so excited, and can’t wait to see them!

Chris and I grabbed a quick dinner after our pictures before heading home to have a nice and quiet night! Needless to say it was a very busy and very fun weekend, but I’m very much looking forward to some quieter weekends at the house!

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It seemed like we saved everything for the third trimester! Another busy third trimester weekend with an ALCS game and maternity pictures!

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