Saturday we went to Denny's as a family for breakfast. The girls shared a "Junior Slam" (this makes me laugh... I don't know why). While they chomped on their scrambled eggs and pancakes, Matt and I had breakfast too! After this, I used up my last massage certificate (Christmas presents) and had the GREATEST massage at Genesis Massage Studio & Salon. Hooray! While I was getting pampered, Matt installed the 3 new (and used) car seats for our 20+ pound toddlers! Now, they're all 3 facing forward and in a little row. SOOOO much easier to load, and they seem to enjoy the car ride more, now that they can see what's going on. Here's a pic of them in their seats:
On Sunday, we went to church. Ally got to go with me to Wal-Mart after her nap, and we had friends over (Andrew, Courtney & Andi Mae) in the evening... a good day.
Monday, we planned on taking the girls to Tulsa, but Cheryl volunteered to watch the babies while Matt and I went by ourselves.... such a nice treat! We ate at The Cheesecake Factory, saw a movie ("Grown Ups- Really funny), then did some mattress shopping. (We have had it with our mattress!!!) We didn't buy on Monday, and decided to "sleep on it" (No pun intended).
Tuesday, we got up bright and early and trekked our way to Tulsa with the babies to do some more mattress shopping! We ended up with a mattress and a new Entertainment console for under the tv, which we needed too. While in Tulsa, we took the girls out to eat, then drove home just in time for their nap (maybe an hour late, but no biggie). That evening, feeling brave and (apparently) feeling like we hadn't eaten out enough already, we decided to make our way to a local restaurant for more food (I got a salad this time)! Once we were snuggled in at home, it started to storm, with pretty high winds and bad lightning. We heard a loud lightning strike, then the power went out for a few minutes. I thought I saw a flicker of light out the back window for a sec, but dismissed it, until a fire truck pulled up in front of our house!!! The next door neighbor's back yard was on fire!! It's so funny when you live in a small town, because my mom was calling me within 5 minutes to see if everything was ok. I was like, "how did you know?!" The firemen did a great job, and all is well in the hood. Here's a few pics of the event:
Backyard on fire...
The girls were intrigued with the firetruck out the window.... Notice what Abby (in pink) has to stand on to see out. Poor little shorty.
This reminds me of when I was 34 weeks pregnant with the girls, and afraid I was going to go into labor any moment. An ambulance pulled up to our house (the wrong house) and we were so on edge, we actually thought it was for me for a minute! So funny in hind sight!
Here's a few random pics of the girls:
Daddy throwing Izzy in the air (eek... makes me nervous, but she LOVES it)
Abigail has learned to use her hands to say "I don't know"
Izzy making a phone call... kept saying "hi-yee, hi-yee"
Here's a pic of Ally. She is in the process of getting 4 molars sprouting (top and bottom/both sides)... though you'd think this could potentially create a monster, she has been a little sweetie. She was also referred to (by strangers this weekend) as a "heartbreaker" and a "little doll".
Abby STANDING on the car. Being told promptly to sit on her bottom.
Abby and Izzy like to crawl under the side tables...
Izzy being ornery, under the table.
Izzy in a little predicament....
Giggle buddies - tickling each other!
Here are 2 videos of the girls dancing to some music on one of their favorite shows, "Jacks Big Music Show".