I have had mixed feelings about Lily & Lauren turning two. I LOVE their little personalities developing, but I am missing those little baby days so badly. I had some GREAT things planned for this week...none of them we have been able to get to. Let me just give a re-cap of yesterday just for laughs:
6:00 - run, eat, read and get ready
7:30 - Brooke wakes up, eats and gets dressed
8:30 - Twins wake up, eat and get dressed
9:00 - we all load up in the car and head to wal-mart to look for a sound machine for the girls' naps. While we were there, I didn't even look for one because I forgot. he he.
9:20 - we all load up in the car
9:30 - we tour a school we are hoping Brooke will get into
10:00 - get home and unload
***play, scream, cry***
10:55 - Load up into the car
11:00 - Meet a friend for lunch at Chick-Fil-A....I long for adult fellowship! :O)
12:00 - get home and lay everyone down for naps
This is where it got crazy - LOTS of screaming. I tried to separate the girls, but they just kept screaming each other's names across the house. Funny now - not so much yesterday. I had plans of cleaning the house and preparing dinner. Lauren has had a pretty bad cough (which is keeping her up)....so she had an appointment at 2:30.
2:30 - load up into the car
2:45 - we are late. I hate being late. Thankfully they are pretty understanding. :O)
3:00 - Head home with a prescription for steroids and an antibiotic. Thankfully nothing contagious, she just has some serious allergy problems. Poor baby girl. I had an appointment scheduled for 4:15 so I called Landon and begged him to come home to watch the girls so I wouldn't have to take them. :O)
***Play, scream, cry***
4:15 - Who knew going to the dr. could be so relaxing?!? I'm exhausted from just the loading and unloading!
5:00 - get home and hustle to get dinner & dessert ready! I also got a phone conversation with a sweet friend who was encouraging me in God's word. I am so thankful for the friends that God has placed in my life!
6:00 - we enjoy some great fellowship with friends after a crazy day.
Whew. It as a crazy day and I didn't get anything done that I had planned. Several times throughout the day this verse came to mind:
"From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2
I am already missing those sweet newborn days. I know in another year I am going to wish I could go back in time to "enjoy" another one of these crazy days. I need to look to God for strength and patience, but I also need to ENJOY every day as a gift from Him.
Since I didn't have time to make the dessert I planned, I made this churro chex mix that I spotted on Pinterest instead. It was a hit! Have a great week!
Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix
1 box of Rice Chex cereal
1 cup cinnamon chip (Hershey's is the brand I found at wal-mart!)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Microwave the chips and butter in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour over the cereal and stir until coated. Throw the sugars and cinnamon into a large plastic bag if you have one (if not, pour on top of the coated cereal and toss) and toss the cereal in it. Shake until coated! Throw in a bowl and enjoy. Just a warning: this is highly addictive!