Thursday, April 18, 2013

Good to be home!!!

We are back in Canada!!!  How great it is to be home, although the girls have their first colds.

So here are the photos from their photoshoot in Chile before we left!!!  We were very surprised they were able to snap 2 where neither of them were crying!!!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Canadian Citizenship!!!!

Yahoo, the girls received their Canadian Citizenship certificates!!!  That was faster than we anticipated, we received them the day the girls turned 7 months!!  So to celebrate, we brought the girls for photos - Chile style :)  I will post those pictures as soon as we receive them!

Poor princess Rylan has a bunch of teeth coming in all at the last 3 weeks she has had 3 teeth appear with 3 more looking close...but she is still our happy little girl!!  Princess Makenna is ALWAYS happy!  She loves talking........even in the middle of the night, she never cries but we can always hear her happily talking very loud.  The twins are still in the same room (they have their own cribs though) and we are seriously considering separating them as it is always a rush to get in to the room so the one awake doesn't wake the other one.....which does happen if you aren't quick!!

So we are on the move....AGAIN!  New employer, new country!!  Our girls should have frequent flyer reward cards with the amount of travelling they have done in 7 months!!

FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY.....the girlies have enough hair for a barrette.....just don't touch it or it will fall out :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

7 months old!

Our little princesses are 7 months old today!  Rylan has 4 teeth now & Makenna has 2 !!!  They love trying new fruits & vegetables......although the first few tries didn't go over well :)

Their baptism was a few weeks ago and everything went extremely well!!!


Monday, January 28, 2013

5 months old!

Our girls are 5 months, how time flies!  Makenna got her 1rst tooth 2 weeks early but thankfully as we hadn't left the house in nearly a month as she would scream when she was put in her carseat or stoller.......tooth appeared & she was back to her happy little self.  Rylan's two bottom teeth are going to show up soon too!

The girls are busy, busy, busy.....they love their jolly jumpers, walkers & bumbo chairs....anything where they are sitting or standing!

We still read all the blogs and are so happy for the couples that are expecting and saddened by the negative results.  We are also saddened to hear about the changes being made in India regarding single & gay couples and hope that this changes.....very unfair :(


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thank you SCI & Merry Christmas to all!

Is this real?  I still feel I need to pinch myself every once in a while to make sure this isn't a dream!  How are we so lucky?  It feels weird to say "we" and "lucky" in the same sentence because for years & years that wasn't us.  Now we have 2 beautiful daughters and the process just seemed so simple.....OK the waiting was hard and we held our breath a lot along the way.....But, it is real, they are here!  I am thankful we stumbled across SCI & thankful we decided to give it a shot....what did we have to lose....absolutely nothing.....but look what we gained!!!

Thank you SCI for the best gift in the world!

 Merry Christmas to all!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

BBQ's & Summer fun!

Oh the summer is hot!  We are enjoying the nice weather and venturing out for walks or going grocery shopping - early in the morning or later in the afternoon.  Yesterday we met Daddy near his office for lunch!

The girls are doing great.....they are such morning babies.  When they wake up & feed they are full of, what a fantastic way to start the day!  Nothing makes me happier than talking to my little girls and seeing them respond with the biggest smile :)

Although, our pediatrician in Canada had suggested switching both girls off lactose formula for 3 weeks to try & settle some of the issues they were having.......well, the 3 weeks are up and we have put them back on Nan Pro 1......with not so pretty results.  Poor girls have really sore tummies and horrible poops......I am trying to give them a week to settle on this formula and if not - back to the doctor we go!!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Back in Chile 2 weeks now.......and a car accident!

We are home safe & sound.....daddy is very happy all his girls are home!  They have settled very nicely.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while....trying to get the girls into a routine.......and then 2 weeks after we arrive home myself, my mother & my 2 baby girls were driving to a baby store near home and were in a car accident.  A guy hit the gravel on the side of the road and lost control of his car, hitting us head-on!  Very scary to go through with your babies in the car.  The girls are fine...Thank God!  My biggest fear through it all was them.......I didn't care about wrecking my husband's work vehicle, the cuts & burns on me (just from the seatbelt & airbag), nor trying to deal with police, emergency response attendants in a foreign country in a language I can't speak very was just about my girls.  My husband was called at work with the dreaded call (not from me as he had my cellphone) and raced in fear to us.  After a long day of dealing with police, sitting in emerg and filing accident reports.......we were all cleared to go home and happily put our girls to bed!

Thank God for good baby car seats......which are not used here by most people.  I can't even imagine not using them and it makes me very sad seeing people drive around here holding their infants or letting their 2 year old children STAND on the back seat while they are driving.....Maybe they think they aren't going far so it doesn't matter.......well I hope they never experience what I that was the scariest day of my life!

Anyways, enough about our horrible day and on to life as a family again!!  We are having a blast, every day I wake up so excited to see their little faces.  Daddy dreads leaving to go to work and races home after work to see our evenings go by so quickly!  By the time Daddy is home from work and holds them for a little bit.....we sometimes try to eat dinner (usually in shifts) and then it's bath, bottle, bed........well for some!!!  Our little Rylan takes a while to get to sleep but when she does, she usually only wakes up once during the night for a feeding......Makenna still really enjoys a few snacks during the night!!

On to the photos!!

Some afternoon fun!

 Happy Halloween!! 
Let's have a nap instead of going out........OK my dear, stay home it is!!!!
 I'm tired too!!

Our early morning walk, still in our PJ's!!! 
We have to walk early before it gets too hot outside!

Their hats are too big......they look like hard hats on them!!
But they look so cute in them:)
Well......that has been the good and the not-so-good going on in our lives!!