Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sites I like

Hey...we all cruz around and find sites that are of interest to us and of course we add them to the ever growing list of favourites..well here are a few more to check out and add to your list....

http://www.3greeksisters.com/ (hopefully I will get their recipe book for mother's day or my birthday....hint daddy!)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Keepin in Touch - 11 Months

Many remarkable events happen in my daily life , although as an "on maternity leave" mom, some of the routine of being at home can get stale...so staying in touch with family and friends is my welcome relief to the "mummumumum" and "ahhhh" that tend to fill my day. oh..lets not forget the crying!

Below is a recent e-mail update I sent to family and friends.

wow...we are almost at 1 year. It is hard to believe that I have been off work for 13+ months and all that has happened......so now the count down for me to go back to work is on....June 1. Mixed emotions for me and I'm sure a lot of tears..but we have a whole month+ to party before that happens....

Our house is SOLD...a bit of drama at the end but the deal is done. Now comes the packing....I guess I can handle that knowing the prize at the end! If anyone has boxes they can give us we would greatly appreciate it......please let us know or drop them by...

The girls are stellar...and doing more each day. Emily is getting herself up to a sitting position and pulling herself up on stuff...and Sophia is trying to pull herself up but only gets to her knees and then moves on to something else....short attention span I think..... Both girls are chatters..if I have not mentioned that before, a true Rellinger (or Van Merlo) trait according to Darcy and Uncle Dave. Sophia has 2 more top teeth (which makes 6)..while Emily only has her bottom 2 teeth with 2 top ones just peeking through but that does not stop them from eating just about anything you give them....including sweaters and hood strings! you think that Sophia is leaning in to give you a kiss, but she swoops down and bites your shirt..then looks at you (with shirt in mouth) and laughs...

Both girls like to touch, pull hair, steal toys, socks and laugh at each other...every time I go and get the video camera to capture these precious moments...it has passed. But I did capture one just recently....Sophia is becoming famous for pushing herself backwards and getting under furniture....and well this time she backed herself around the couch and wedged in beside the wall and coffee table...it was the cutest thing to watch. Emily kept looking around the corner in disbelief, wondering how she got there but more importantly..why??

The girls have also been going to daycare once a week for the past few weeks......a welcome relief for me and I am making the most of my free time!...thanks Michelle for fitting us in...

take care everyone, drop us a line or just drop by.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Are they twins?

The Twins are now at an age where they will touch, laugh and swipe toys from each other. Sophia will steel Emily's socks and they both will belly laugh about it. Emily will hold out a toy for Sophia to steel, which she does and they both will laugh about it. Seeing them do this back and forth is fascinating and comforting to know that they love each other...

As my husband and I sit and have our morning coffee, (after the feeding frenzy most call breakfast) he starts to talk about how our little princesses might be...grow up....will little pookie who is very hands on and very verbal, using 1 finger to spin things around, all the while singing the brummm, brummm song; be a creative or into music, a girls who knows what she wants girl (cause she certainly know what she doesn't want now)? AND will munchie, who will sit and stare at something, turn it over or around and in our minds is wondering how it works, be the quite, visual observer who gets it right the first time? Time will tell...

We have had several friends point out the fact that they are very different, besides their looks, and they themselves have predicted similar behaviours... It is funny how different they are, cause they are twins and it will be amazing to watch their little personalities grow. I hope I’ll always remember the way they interacted before they could speak words.

R- xo

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It is SOLD

IT IS SOLD - those are 3 words, where about 3 weeks ago, I thought would never appear. Selling our place with 2 little ones is a chore. The de-cluttering and constant cleaning was enough to drive me crazy...but it is "all worth it in the end"...some how that cliche could hold true for just about anything.....like when little pookie decided to scream every night this week before naps and bed, and munchie munch's continued crabbiness all day long as her teeth pop through the top..but tonight as they go to bed they both reached up to touch my face and try and give me a big wet kiss - more like a lick on the cheek...with a great big smile as they cuddle into their blankets and plush toys to drift off to sleep....it is all worth it in the end.

sweet dreams
Rebecca xo

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Decision to Blog

Well.....I am so excited to start blogging. I have contributed to others blogs and have thought of taking on this adventure, but I was unable to find the time nor the inspiration, until spending time at home being a mom..being away from my working life.

My inspiration comes in 3 forms, my "little pookie", "munchie munch" and my husband.

Looking back on the past 3 years of marriage, and the long awaited pregnancy/motherhood.....has driven me to share my journey and hope that these life experience will make a difference to someone else in a similar situations. This is my version of pay-it-forward, sharing in this incredible journey and as most of my friends know...I like to share whatever thoughts, ideas or trying moments happen in my life.

Give me some time as I am just getting this up and running, but do remember to check back often.

Rebecca xo - below is the latest e-mail update to family and friends.....

The house deal on our new place has finalized and we are moving in June! I feel like I have been on an episode of ``Sell this House`` ( I keep lookin for the hidden cameras) cause it has been a whirlwind around here trying to get the house ready, having viewings (constant cleaning), negotiating an offer and having it fall through...and back on the market again...urgh I think I need to invest in a crystal ball or rub something lucky! When this is all said and done..mama is going to need some retail therapy!

Girls are growing and we finally have a roller! Sophia is rollin around just the same as Emily which is good cause now she can get to the toys after she throws them (instead of just screaming and kickin like a turtle on its back.) Sophia has her 2 top teeth peeking through and Emily had nothing more but the bottom ones..yet.

Emily likes to stand and is almost pulling her self up on stuff. This morning I went to get them from their morning nap and Emily was sitting up..I put her back down and watched how she pulled herself up on the side of the crib...time to lower the crib I guess....

There is not a waking moment when the two are not talking (or crying) that's for sure...and they are starting to play, or steal toys, from one another and laugh about it..for now. I`m sure there will be lots of battles to come!

We also went on our first wagon ride. It was a bit squishy as our cousin Mary Grace was with us, but we all loved it. Mary kept on pointing to the girls and blabbing..she just loves the girls and she cannot wait until they are all in daycare together.

For months I have been trying to get the girls to hold a bottle or sippy cup to drink from...then daddy had them for one feeding and voila! two little girls holding their own bottles..I guess they think that daddy means business or something...hopefully this hold true to potty training!

Thanks to everyone who helped with the girls and to my parents who helped us get the house ready..what a chore