Monday, March 24, 2014


So, Max and Claire are three.  They have been three since Jan. 22.   It's crazy how fast time flies.  I still have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not in a dream.  I have twin toddlers. That are three.

They are my world.  I cannot imagine life before them.  This age, while it's a challenge, is so much fun!  The things they say and do are hilarious.  The other day we were listening to an upbeat "old McDonald", Claire said, "this is my jam!" I died!
Tonight, while putting them to bed, she was acting out big time.  I popped her.  She then proceeded to tell me, "that was not cool, mom"  haha. It was all I could do not to bust out laughing. She's a pistol.  She is a mini me.  There is no denying she is mine!  She loves her dolls and is such a good mommy to them.  I love watching her play pretend.  She is very observant.  Both her and Max like to help in the kitchen.  Playing in the sink is their favorite.  That's where they make "cookies".  Claire is good at giving directions, but awful at following them.  We are really trying to work on this!  I will be helping them clean their playroom and she'll look at me (with hand on hip) and say, "looks like we are almost done!"  ~ when She hasn't lifted a finger.
She is so independent now.  She likes to take a shower by herself, dry her hair with her new pink hair dryer, pick out and get dressed herself, make calls, go to meetings and send lots of texts!  She loves taking my phone and calling people on my favorites list... often calling people before 7 am ;).
Music and dancing are still on top of her favorites list.  Girl has moves!

Max man is still my cuddler.  He can be difficult, but it's usually when his sister is antagonizing him.  If he is by himself, he is so sweet and cuddly.  He likes to hold hands and has the best smile and giggle around.  He has a new addiction to tv.  He is obsessed with Paw Patrol and Bubble Guppies.  I have to set a limit on tv watching bc he would watch it all day if I let him.  I love watching him use his imagination.  He likes to build forts and measure with Justin's big tape measure.  He is also obsessed with his balance bike that he got for Christmas.  He is so fast and loves his bike!  No fear!  He likes to jump.  He is constantly climbing and jumping off things.

ay yi yi.... Sometimes I feel like I have newborns again.  We usually start our day around 6:45.  Sometimes earlier, sometimes later.  Still taking afternoon naps, but there are days that we skip them.  If they nap, it's usually 2 hrs. 1:30-3:30.  Bed time, oh bed time.  I feel like this process takes forever.  I am a sucker and lay down with them every night.  I swore I would never do that, and here I am.  I don't mind it if they go to sleep quickly, but many nights they goof off and it can take up to an hour to get them to sleep... so 9pm! Way too late!  Then my precious Claire wakes up anywhere b/t 1-4am and wants milk or to get in our bed.  #annoying.  I'll give her milk if its after 3.  Max usually sleeps through the night, but is the early riser.

Claire: dolls, jewelry, baby carriages, memory games, reading, dancing, shoes, her bunny and blanket and coloring
Max: his bike, paw patrol, bubble guppies, playing ball, reading, cars/trucks, building forts

Claire: eggs, olives, pastaroni (mac and cheese), cheese, apples, pears, smoothies (spinach with lots of fruit), turkey
Max: peanut butter, pb and honey sandwiches, bananas, yogurt, oatmeal, applesauce, apples, smoothies, any pasta, chicken

35 lbs (82nd %)
38.5 in (76th %)

42 lbs (99%)
41.5 in (99%)

Both happy and healthy :)


  1. I totally agree. So many people scared me for this age and we are LOVING it! Maybe it's cause we have chill, relaxed kids, but it IS so much fun! And I still can't believe how big Max is. :)

  2. That little Claire just cracks me up! Oh I wish I could meet her one day and see the sass for myself. And Max sounds like how I think Drake will be, a sweet cuddler.