Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ear piercing at 4 1/2 yrs of age

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The girls have been pestering me, for months, to get their ears pierced. I told them I would get their ears pierced as my Christmas gift to them. Today was the day. No, today's not Christmas. But, today seemed a good day for getting this done. One of my good friends and one of the girls' favorite aunties could go.

Isabella asked whether I was getting my ears pierced. Only if both of them got their ears pierced. I wasn't about to tell them I'm pretty anxious about the pain involved in getting my ears pierced.

I wasn't going through any panic attacks. I had a strange feeling at least one child would cop out of getting her ears pierced. . .

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Each of the older two girls kept offering the other person to go first. I wasn't sure anything was going to happen. However, this was up to them. If they didn't want to get their ears pierced, I was fine with that. I just didn't and don't want to go back every week, until they work up the courage to get their ears pierced.

Victoria volunteered. This was contingent upon sitting upon Auntie Amy's lap.

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I asked the ladies, working at Claire's, to do both of Victoria's ears simultaneously. I could anticipate how things would end if the piercing was done one ear at a time.

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And, I would have been right. Immediately after the piercing, no reaction. But, moments later, Victoria started freaking out. But, one of the employees bribed her, I mean distracted her, with a sucker.

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I think my baby (wait, pardon me, she's not my baby anymore; but, she was my youngest for nearly 3 years), did rather well. She did what I do not have the courage to do.

Even though I have given natural birth to three of my children, without any pain management, whatsoever.

Way to go, Victoria, you and your butterfly earrings.

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Way to go, brave Victoria.

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However, I can see Victoria teasing her big sister mercilessly about how she (Victoria) was able to get her ears pierced, but Isabella wasn't able to and didn't.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

My autumn wreath

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I have had, on my mind, to make some sort of autumn wreath. But, I wasn't willing or able to spend much money on it. Toyed around with the design in my mind. Well, yesterday, I found this wreath. The original price was around $25.00. It was on sale, for 40 or 60% off. I remember thinking that $12 was still a bit steep for what I wanted to spend, but I hung on to the wreath. I was very pleasantly surprised and pleased to find out the wreath was going to cost me $4.99, once I got to the check out.

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For the bargain price of $6, I put this together. I had played around with the idea of fastening fall color leaves onto the wreath, but none struck my fancy. So, I decided to keep it simple.

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Happy autumn! Blessings to you all, even though I have resented the daylight savings time change. My children obviously didn't get the extra sleep memo. In fact, my 13 month old twins woke me up at 3 am this morning, determined (playing dead didn't work) to nurse.

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I shall take me and my tired self to bed. In the meantime, hope you're enjoying your fall season.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

13 months with the twins

I am not sure how a month has flown by, but by the blink of an eye, this pair went from 12 months to 13 months. Christine and Christian turned 13 months old today. And getting photographs of them, without them moving all over the place, was really hard. One or the other kept crawling towards me and laughing.

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Costumes on Halloween

Yesterday was Halloween. Yup. We did so much stuff ; how could I forget? Getting pictures of these munchkins; well, that was a feat.

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Doesn't seem so hard to take photographs?

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How about when someone or other closes her or his eyes?

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How about unhappy faces or people who won't look at the camera?

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Really, will you look at the camera? Or me? Or feign to be happy? Mama, here.

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Very funny, Victoria.
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What? No one will look? No one's interested? Thank you, darling Bella.

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I just want to smooch every one of these precious children. Thank you very much for humoring your mama.

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Okay, I luv ya, bub-bye.

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Don't stay up late, hyped up on sugar, okay?