Friday, September 6, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Back to School!

--1--

Sometimes I see all the back to school pictures moms of school-aged children are posting and I think I should start taking pictures of what I wore every first day of school.  And then I remember that that would be weird, because I'm a teacher and not a student...  Although it would actually have been pretty awesome the past 5 years:
First year:

Didn't start working until January, 14ish weeks pregnant?
Second year:

6 weeks post partum, probably pretty similar (or rather larger...) to the first year picture!
Third year:

20ish weeks pregnant with Cecilia.
Fourth year:

7 months post partum and actually fairly normal-looking...
Fifth year:  

26ish weeks pregnant with twins, large and in charge.

Sixth year:

9ish months post partum and fairly normal-looking.   

--2--

Am I really in my 6th year of teaching?  Granted, the first year I only worked half the year, and the third year was the same...  But still, time has flown!
--3--

In the race for teeth, Elizabeth has pulled WAY ahead, cutting her two top teeth this past week.  Mary Claire STILL only has one on the bottom right!

--4--

 Speaking of babies, they're pretty hilarious these days - they tend to follow each other everywhere and want to play with the same toys all the time...

 
"Oh hey sister, that looks like a good toy!"
 
 
"Here, move out of the way so I can have a turn!"
 
 
"Yeah, that's good.  You sit on the floor and I'll play."
 
 
"No, YOU sit on the floor, and I'll play!"
 
 
"Oh hey, the window!"
 
 
"Oh yeah, I forgot about that window!!!"
 
 
"Mom, did you need something?"
 
--5--
 
 
Of course, the allure of toys isn't exclusive to baby toys...  After all, train tracks are pretty awesome too!
 
--6--
 
Mary Claire is clapping.  Cutest. Milestone. Ever.
 
 
In motion!

 
"Cool.  Got it."
 
--7--
 
This happened between breakfast and morning nap yesterday:
 
 
Independent play...

 
Independent catalog reading...

 
Independent puzzling...
 
So I got to eat my cereal and drink my coffee in peace!  It DOES get easier, moms of twins!!!
 
Right now they're even playing with their music cube together while I blog and make dinner!
 
Check out more quick takes at Jen's!
 


5 comments :

  1. Your 1st day of teaching progression is AWESOME!

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  2. Love all the pictures of those precious babies!

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  3. Such cuteness and the chance to finish your coffee in peace ~ Wow!

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  4. I love the play by play with the twins!

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  5. I like seeing where you were with your pregnancies/post-partum as you went back to school. That's cool.

    independent play/activities by the kiddos is always a plus! No one's fighting, everyone's occupied, and momma gets some coffee, LOL

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