Saturday, October 22, 2011

Random thoughts for the week

My mom got here Wednesday afternoon, and I couldn't have been more excited about her coming.

She always, always does my laundry and gets it under control which is something I desperately need.

She lets me sleep in and do whatever I want during the day.

She loves taking care of my children, and she even claims to love cleaning my house and doing my laundry. (I'm not sure I believe that last part, but I'm not going to argue with her.)

She left this afternoon, and my house is looking better than it has in a while. All of our clothes are washed and hung up or folded. All of the kids' clothes are washed and hung up. The laundry area is organized. And my children are appropriately spoiled. (My mom lets them play with her iPad and look at the pictures on her camera.)

The kids have been up to some funny things lately. The twins went nuts when William's seat was in the playroom. They had a ball playing with it.

They were giggling uncontrollably at this point.

Ellen has been playing with the box from Aunt Sara's iPhone.

Ellen and Cole had their 15-month check-up Wednesday. Ellen weighs 20 pounds 6.5 ounces and is 31 inches long. Cole weighs 19 pounds 15.5 ounces and is 29.75 inches long. The doctor said that it sounds like they're meeting all their milestones appropriately and that everything looked great.

William's 4-month check-up is on Monday. I'm totally expecting him to weigh close to 20 pounds. Ok, maybe not. But I wouldn't exactly be surprised.

Waiting for the doctor to come in.

I've noticed lately that I haven't been working on my photography as much as I want to lately. Yes, I'm busy and have probably the most difficult subjects in the world to practice on, but still. I want to get better. I want to take time, at least once a week, to try to take a really good picture.

Cole and I were looking back at some of my older posts, and we stumbled onto this one. The pictures are so good and so much better than the ones I'm taking now. Part of that is because the twins weren't mobile then. I could just position them where I wanted them, and they had to comply. But still. I need to make it more of a priority. I want to take the intermediate photography class in the spring, so I need to get crackin'.

(This one was turned the right way, but somehow it flipped back around.)

That's about all that's going on around here lately. Hope y'all have had a great week!


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I'd really love to take a photography class too. Maybe I'll aim for doing that over one summer when I'm not working so much. I love your photos and I'm so glad to read that things are going well for you and your family! Twins + 1 is the best! :)