Monday, February 24, 2014

Little of this & a little of that...

February is flying by way to fast.  We are anxiously awaiting the warmer weather and feel a bit teased by the kinda warm but not warm enough kinda stuff.  One of my boys "things" lately is standing at the door and looking out, seemingly dreaming about playing out there in that big world.  If I open the door and we don't go out, I'm in trouble.   
Here are a few pics of the last two weeks. 

 The boys got their first Valentine

 As you can see they loved it... 

A picture with their Valentine/Babysitter
They Love their Jenn Jenn

Recently I have been reading about what to pay a babysitter.  There are some really interesting articles out there if you are curious here is a link to what I thought was a spot on opinion.  I'm curious what other mommas think so leave a comment if you have a suggestion?
Thankfully our babysitter asked to bless us with a FREE night out so I wanted to make a fun Single Ladies night in :) Her sweet friend Cassie came over in case my boys did anything but sleep.  
7 PM bed times make for a great date night.  We don't go out often and know we need to but I do miss my babies even if they are sleeping.  I'm working on it...    

I try to keep my camera close for sweet moments like these... I love catching them "reading" or wrestling and laughing hard at each other... This twin business, while a bit busier,  is super fun! 

We also had a little play date... Let me introduce you to my sweet nephew Joshua.  He is about 3 months apart in age from Si and Eli.  I'm sure they will be best buds growing up.
Best dressed kid around!  

My sister in-law Shay and Dennis. 
They love that little guy so much and are super sweet parents. 

Hope you have a terrific Monday. 

Leave a comment if you have a Brilliant solution to paying babysitters or if you just want to say hello.  


  1. Interesting article. I think it is spot on for underage kids babysitting, like 14-16 year olds. And I agree with the "starting low" theory. That is the most important... it is always best to start low because a babysitter will be 1) more encouraged to get more qualifications like CPR, First Aid, a driver`s license, etc. and 2) more proud and willing to work harder for a raise. BUT I think her $5 an hour theory only works for those young teens who have no experience and qualifications. I always start at $8 per hour depending on the number and age of the children, but I have my driver`s license, first aid license, and infant and child/adult CPR license. So I would say it`s fair. Like I said when you do a good job and the family is happy, they will nearly always add a "thank you" bonus, or offer you a raise after months of proved responsibility and quality care.

    Just some random thoughts! Good luck finding the right person for those precious little gifts!

    1. Thanks Les I totally agree!! Hope you are doing well! I love reading your blog!! For some reason I can never comment on your post. :( are you home or VA home?