A Day in Our Life - VLOG

Guys, I'm absolutely terrified to share this. It feels so vulnerable to share on video, even though I've been sharing here on the blog for years through photos and random ramblings of my thoughts. 

I've loved watching vlogs of other families for years and years. I'd always kind of wanted to record the memories of our life too but it never really felt right. One day Kyle came home and told me that we should be sharing the sweetness of our little girls because their sisterhood is sure to make people smile. I basically took his sudden desire to share our life as well as a sign that we need to be filming our life together for us to have as memories, but also to maybe bring sunshine to someone else's day. 

So here it is, our very first family vlog - full of editing mistakes and awkward me, but hopefully you enjoy, and if nothing else, we will have these sweet moments captured forever :) 

Loving The Little Things

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Photography: Meagan Gerylo Photography // Home Decor: Little Love Home

There. I said it. They're toddlers. Insert ugly crying here. 

I can hardly believe that they aren't babies anymore. My mind is blown. They have attitudes. They understand and ask questions in their own little way. They're curious about everything. They want to walk on their own in stores, and to the convenience store down the street, and share so well with each other. Today Sybelle was crying because she wanted to play with the empty Starbucks cup that Annie was playing with. As Sybelle got more and more upset, Annie came over and gave her the cup and it was just the sweetest little gesture. 

I'm writing to remember. And because there is nothing sweeter than hearing about the innocent, pure things that little ones do for each other. Every day I am reminded that these little humans hold more grace and courage and purity than I could have ever imagined before I had my own tiny humans. It is something that I appreciate so much in the daily chaos of motherhood. 

They remind me that life is so exciting. Yesterday on our walk we saw a tractor. The tractor driver honked his horn and waved at us and it was so exciting! Then we saw a little puppy named Yoshi and that was so exciting! If I had been walking alone, I never would have payed a second thought to those things, but with them, it was pure bliss. Which reminds me why I called this blog "Growing A Little Love" in the first place. To remember that these little moments are where love lies. 

I want to remember these things forever. 

Annie & Sybelle: 11 Months!

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We are one month away from their first birthday and it feels so strange! I can't believe that this time last year I was sitting around all alone at home impatiently waiting for them to come! I was off work, super uncomfortable, and imagining what their little faces would look like. Now here we are, a family of 4, with these two sweet little bestie crawling all over the place. They truly are the sweetest little pair and I don't know how we got so lucky!

This month has been so incredibly busy, super super fun, and a little different! I had my first weekend away for a bachelorette weekend, the girls stayed with Kyle and did absolutely amazing! I definitely missed them, but enjoyed my time away so much. It's so sweet to see them with Kyle, and just enjoying their time together. He's been working a lot of long hours this month, so when they get to spend time with him alone, it just makes my heart so happy. 

We spent time at the lake a lot this month, and the girls got braver and braver in the water. At one point, Annie actually started crawling into the lake until she couldn't touch anymore, and wanted to keep going! She's such a little fishy girl. Belle was a little more nervous, but with time she started kicking her little feet more and more. 

Sybelle has been my more clingy baby this month, typically Annie is more of a momma's girl, while Belle usually will sit and play by herself for forever. This month Belle has been really attached, while Annie has been off exploring by herself. They tend to flip flop every couple months, so I guess Belle decided it was her turn for some extra momma love. 

They love to try to climb absolutely everything, love pulling themselves up on the furniture, and are starting to walk along the sides of things. They love their little push walker thing, but they haven't quite got the hang of it yet. They love to eat dog food and get into trouble together, like playing with a tub of vaseline or lotion. It truly is never a dull moment around here!

We were pretty late on their 9 month check up because by the time I booked their appointment, the pediatritian was on vacation for a month. Annie weighed in at 16.5lbs and Sybelle was 16lbs (always .5 pounds apart!) so they've really slimmed out since they started crawling. They're not on the growth chart for weight, but are in the 40th percentile for height, so our doctor isn't concerned about their weight, which was reassuring. They just moved up to size 4 diapers, still fit 6 month sleepers, and can wear anything from 6 month clothes to 12-18 month clothes. They feel so big to me, but whenever we see other kids the same age I realize how tiny they are. They feel super heavy when I'm carrying around both of them! 

They love to wave "hi", clap, tackle each other, laugh at dad, snuggle with mom play with the dogs,  watch the cats, and eat. They eat pretty much everything, their favourite food right now is blueberries, each have 4 top teeth, Annie has 2 bottom, and Belle has 3 bottom. They say "mama," (usually only when they're upset, or need more food...) "dada," and "da" for dog! They babble "babababa" all day long, and we're working on "nana" next. 

This has been such a rambly update but that' just how my brain works now after 11 months of this twin journey! I can't wait to celebrate their first birthday! Always feeling so grateful to have these baby girls in our lives. 

Thanks for reading, lovelies! 

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