Monday, August 25, 2008


Aida , originally uploaded by cordeauphotos.

is weighing in at 10lbs and 5 oz. and 21.5 inches long. They are getting SOOO big!!!


Kallison , originally uploaded by cordeauphotos.

We went to the doctor last week. and Kallison weighs 10lbs and 8 oz. and is 22 inches long. Growing well.!!!

Aida & Kallison

Aida & Kallison , originally uploaded by cordeauphotos.

At the time of this picture we were trying to get Kallison to smile and it was just not happening and Aida reached over and pulled Kallison's cheek to make her smile. This really shows their personalities.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's 3 am again

and the only ones in the house awake are Kallison and I, she slept right through her 10p feeding so she woke up hungry, but not crying which is good :). Its funny when the house is completely quiet (except for turbo snoring) how relaxing it is to snuggle with the babies. They don't want anything except the love of their parents which is pretty amazing, especially when they look right into your eyes and give you the biggest smile you can imagine. They don't care about the toys we buy them, how much money we make, or anything else they just want our love which we are happy to give.

As they get older I hope that we are able to instill into them that "things" are not important, what matters is not the size of your bank account, but the size of your heart. I want them to understand that giving is much more rewarding than receiving and this is an uphill battle. We see it everyday in our society where our kids are taught that you have to have XYZ brand of clothes, drive a fancy car, and have the "finer" things in life to be successful and happy. In the end these things will all fade and we are left with only the relationships we have built. The guy from the Mercedes dealership will not be at your funeral, but the people who you mattered to most will be.

Kristi and I made a conscious decision to cut our cable off last Spring and sure we may miss some of our shows (HGTV, and the Cowboys), but we certainly don't miss being bombarded with commercials portraying this false happiness. One day I'm sure we will turn it back on, but for now I am a fan of not having it on. I don't miss it being on in the background all day, and certainly don't miss the $75 bill :). Well I am off to bed we are going to church in the morning and going to see how we can give back to a church that has given so much to us.

Friday, August 15, 2008

the mommysicle

I thought that this was just something funny that Kallison does and I thought i would share.
Kallison recently discovered her tongue and taste buds and has taken a liking to licking everything that her tongue can reach and this includes mommy's shoulders and arms, cheek and chin. Silly kid...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The DreamFeed

This is that two am feeding where you and your spouse are still half asleep and the kids are partially dreaming, but they still want to eat!!!
I have a love/hate relationship with this time of the day. Lets start with why I hate it... well not to point out the obvious but it is two/three am. And I am usually sound asleep when I hear a little tiny whimper of a cry from one of the girls that tells me that loud screams are to come soon if I do not find something good to stop them and soon. So I not so quickly turn to Brian and we negotiate who is going to take the crying one and who gets to take their time to wake up the other. We usually alternate, but for some reason it seems that the baby I get is always the crying one. Funny how all that works. It is a good thing that I can pretty much fall asleep any where any time or else I think I would be very grumpy if my days started at 2 am.
The Love: With the lights dim, no radio, tv, cell phones, dogs barking, or an agenda to tend too, this is the most intimate time we spend with the girls. They are in a very relaxed and calm state where they eat and when they get done they curl up and snuggle on your chest, soon to fall back to sleep. And my most favorite part is watching Brian. His unconditional love shines the most at 2 am. Sitting in the chair with this tiny little person all snuggled up asleep on his bare chest and his eyes closed in the most relaxed state of mind that i have seen either of them in all day. It is a bond that I often dont want to break to tell him that it is time to go back to bed. They are so peaceful and yet this is the shortest amount of time that we spend feeding the girls. From the first whimper to back to bed is an hour and 10 minutes. But to me it is the most intimate, blissful, peaceful, and wonderful time of the day. It is at this time of the day regardless of what happened the prier 24 hours, I remember that I have the most wonderful, loving, compassionate husband and father that any one girl could ask for. I know that with every dream feed, I fall more in love with the man holding these little people and with the little people themselves.
These are the moments that parents look forward too and the moments that get you from one day to the other. It is nice to take a step out of the box to see the whole picture and how special moments like this are.
The DreamFeed

Sunday, August 3, 2008

29 years ago today....

DSC_1345.JPG, originally uploaded by cordeauphotos.

I was born, happy birthday to me :). Kristi and the girls got me some sweet cards and we went to church and target today and the girls did great. Kristi is making me a great dinner tonight and we are going to have a date next week to go see "The Dark Night", which is going to be awesome from what I hear. I couldn't ask for anything more for my birthday an awesome wife, two beautiful daughters and great family and friends.

Yesterday John and Sophia and company came over and we all had a great time grilling burgers, eating Kristis Hot Salsa (I MEAN HOTTTT) and cookies and cream ice cream cake Whooo Hoooo sugar sugar everywhere. I must say that this has been a great birthday weekend!!!