Two of my good friends have taken on "Project 365" and have inspired me to do the same. Basically, the goal is to take one picture everyday for a year and to post the picture along with a brief description. It's been quite interesting and entertaining to follow these women's adventures and while I don't anticipate my posts to be as exciting as a new college grad or someone studying/traveling in Europe, I thought this would be a unique way to document the first year of the littles' lives. I can just about guarantee that this blog will not be updated daily and perhaps not even weekly, but I'll give it my best effort to post on a regular basis. My hope is that this will be a popular site for the grandparents, godparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends of the littles and that this can be a fun way to watch them grow.

*November, 2011* We made it through the year, and I thought perhaps I'd try to redesign the blog for the future, intermittent updates. But, this twin mom is going to keep it simple and just keep going. Do not expect daily photos; we'll just post highlights from now on. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Twin Connection

October 27, 2010

Our friend Julie (in the hat) spent the day with us (she has twin nephews who are just a few weeks older than the littles) and we met Brynn (she's a fraternal twin) for lunch at Mr. Pickles. Josie decided that all of the activity made the perfect environment for a nap.


October 26, 2010

Josie supervised while Mom sorted the laundry. (Noah was actually asleep.)

SSU Take 2

October 25, 2010

Enjoyed a quiet lunch with our friend Heather (above) before we met with Matthew (my boss). Had the littles in tow when I told him that my new official title for this next chapter in my life is "stay at home mom."

Tummy Time

October 24, 2010

Tummy time became nap time - if only the nap lasted longer than 20 minutes!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


October 23, 2010

When all else fails and the sleep boycott has lasted for almost a week, it's time to call in reinforcement. Thank God for Karina!

Bobbing for Pacifiers

October 22, 2010

Again, not the best photo, but another action shot. When I entered the room to check on Noah, he had rolled onto his side and was almost face down in what looked like an attempt to retrieve his pacifier. Since he was swaddled I was worried he'd end up face down in his crib without the use of his arms to right himself, so Noah officially graduated from the swaddle that night. I talked myself out of believing that he was actually trying to get his pacifier back in his mouth until Ben and I went in to check on him again, remove the bumper from his bed, and take a photo of the big boy in the sleep sack. That's when we saw him roll over, open his mouth, aim his head towards the mattress and come back up with his pacifer in his mouth. He was really bobbing for his pacifier and was successdful!

Boycott Continues

October 21, 2010

No photo for today because I was in survival mode. Day 4 of the sleep boycott.

Who Needs Sleep?

October 20, 2010

There is an official sleep boycott happening and I am not a fan. Had to have caffiene for the first time in over a year. "Awake" just about sums up Josie and Noah.


October 19, 2010

This week, we're receiving dinners from members of the Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples Club and after a particularly rough day with Noah and Josie, I was thrilled to see the dessert was from Sift. Best cupcakes EVER!


October 18, 2010

Noah would NOT sleep today. I knew he was tired and I was desperate to get him some rest, so when Dad got home I convinced him to take a nap with Noah. I really had to twist his arm ;-) !


October 17, 2010

We're so fortunate to not have had to buy anything for the littles...tons of cousins means bins and bins of cloths in the garage. I came across these and realized Josie and Noah won't fit into these next summer. Despite the overcast skies outside, I put them in their swimsuits just for a moment to capture the picture.


October 16, 2010

Auntie Moumoun finally came to meet Josie and Noah. She arrived Friday night, after the littles were asleep and in the morning when she greeted them, Noah didn't quite know what to make of her. He'd look at her and study her face and then look at me and smile. He'd then look back at her and give her a more pensive, reserved smile.


October 15, 2010

Our own pumpkin patch in the backyard. We're really looking forward to planting all sorts of things with the littles as they grow.

Mom's Sick

October 14, 2010

I woke up feeling terrible, so Ben called for a sub and stayed home to take care of the littles while I spent the day in bed.

Another Bath

October 13, 2010

Bath night typically happens every other day around here, but a certain diaper change necessitated more than just wipes. He clearly is amused by the whole thing.

Bath Night

October 12, 2010

This one is self-explanatory.

Mirror, Mirror

October 11, 2010

Jo was checking herself out and keeping an eye on her brother in the activity mat mirror. This kept her occupied and entertained for quite some time.

A New Hat

October 10, 2010 - Happy birthday Godmother!

Our friend's parents gave us new hats for the twins, so I had to try them out. (That's Noah's grip on Josie's shoulder.)

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

October 9, 2010

So not the best photograph, but it's capturing a moment. Up until now, Noah was just rolling to his side, but here, he's rolling over onto his stomach. He got stuck there and needed some assistance, but seemed to be quite proud of himself once he was on his back again.


October 8, 2010

This box arrived on our doorstep today. Yes, it is full of diapers and should last us only a couple of weeks. Once we get the babies into a regular sleeping pattern, we're going with cloth!

Nice to Meet You

October 7, 2010

The day began with a trip to Petaluma High, where Bennett showed off the babes to all of the faculty staff and students. Above, they're meeting the PE faculty. Later that day, Great Auntie Kathie from Alaska came over with Great Grandma for a visit.


October 6, 2010

Josie and Noah's first trip to SSU was when they were one month old. That day they met Jaime and all of the rest of our SSU friends from our days as a student. On this day, we went back for a visit with Jaime and to introduce the littles to all of mom's friends at work.


October 5, 2010

Noah showed off his new trick. Moments earlier he was parrallel with Josie, but with his new found mobility, this kid is all over the place.


October 4, 2010

All of the baby books advise that new parents sleep when their baby sleeps...not possible when you have two babies who don't sleep at the same time. Looks like the tides may be turning!

It IS Getting Easier

October 3, 2010

When the littles were first born, our days and nights ran together and there was no real distinction between 1pm and 1am. Change diapers, feed, rock, put to sleep, repeat...Then, all of a sudden the babies were asleep for the night, we had eaten dinner, the night's bottles were ready and the house was picked up. And all of this was done by 8:35pm. I could hardly believe it!

Mom's Day Out

October 2, 2010

Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie Holley were in town and could help out with the littles, so I decided to take a much needed break. I was long overdue for some time with my friends and we enjoyed the day (and some wine) at the Harvest Fair. We ended the evening with a final, farewell drink and classic jukebox songs at the Black Cat.

3 Months

October 1, 2010

Three months ago today, the littles were born and oh how our lives changed!

The Inspiration

September 30, 2010

This is Katie, the "new college grad" who has inspired this project. She came to visit and meet the littles, and I think after spending the afternoon with us, she'll be sure she's good and ready before she starts having kids. It's always a good time when Katie's around!