Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blog's first video

It's been a slow process, but we now have the computer and the time needed to edit some of our camcorder videos. Here's one from 5/18 of Hulse rolling over. This was after a bath. He had rolled over three times earlier, and then we finally thought about getting the camera. And just so you know, all of the others weren't the result of a burp like this one appears to be.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Long Weekend

There's not much new to report from the Hankins household. I'm very excited about a long weekend with no real plans. It will be nice to just hang out and do nothing if we want to.

I've started a workout boot camp to try and get back into some sort of shape after the babies took over my body. It's been hard and I've had a couple of aches and pains, but it's fun.

Olivia and Hulse have been great, growing like weeds. They've been doing all kinds of fun stuff, smiling, laughing, picking up toys, and Hulse has been rolling over. They are both pushing up when you lay them on their tummies and sitting in their Bumbo's well. In a recent development, they LOVE their Baby Einstein video. I put it in a couple of weeks ago to see what they would do and they've been mesmerized ever since. Last weekend Finding Nemo was on TV and they both loved watching it also. They will be 4 months old Tuesday and we go to the doctor for their check up/shots next Friday. I'm thinking we will get to start eating some cereal. They are both eating between 6-7 oz at a time and I think they are ready for something else to eat. We've had a few sleep set-backs due to sickness. Olivia had some type of bacterial infection and was running a fever and not sleeping very well, but she's feeling better and back to self.

Here are some new pictures.

Here's Livi finding a toy and of course putting it in her mouth.

So stinkin cute!

Happy baby boy.

Daddy gave us these outfits for Christmas last year.

Here we are watching Baby Einstein.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I was thinking yesterday about the mother daughter relationship and how interesting it is. I know with my mom it evolved from provider, to enemy (those fun teenage years), to friend and I'm sure that is the case for many mother daughter relationships. But through all of those changes the lessons remain. I still learned things that shape me today that I will try and instill in my daughter.

Mom, I can be a better mom (on this, my first mother's day) because you taught me:
  • Everyone needs a friend, you never want to be the mean girl.
  • It's so much better to have many friends than only one at a time.
  • Lying is much more hurtful than disobedience.
  • Only marry a man that you can't spend one day without.
  • Reading is one of life's greatest joys.
  • Beware of men who drive trucks, the back of them are called beds.
  • You don't have to know the correct lyrics to a song to enjoy it.
  • A thigh master is not an appropriate Christmas gift.
  • It's okay to expect big things, you don't have to settle.
  • Choose your battles.
  • Hold your shoulders back. (Still working on this one)
  • It is never appropriate to throw a fit in public.
  • Southern women are a cut above.
  • High school is not the end all be all in life.
  • You can never get in trouble for doing your best, even if it's not an A.
  • You can never go wrong with good table manners.
  • Life isn't always fair, but God is always good.
Thanks for all of these lessons and more. They all mean so much more now that I'm charged with teaching them to these doodles!

* Note my mother's day present, a new chair!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hungry (Pink) Eyes

It's been an exciting week or so in the Hankins household with the emergence of pink eye. Last Tuesday daycare called to say that Hulse's eye was pretty matted. About an hour later the director called to say that it was swollen shut and oozing (Gross, right?). By the time we got there it was pretty bad. A quick trip to the triage clinic and some antibiotic drops cleared it up pretty quickly. However, both babies now have stuffy noses and Hulse has a cough. Bless his heart, you can tell he wants to clear his throat he just can't figure out how. Again, you can't really give babies anything for colds so we've been rocking the humidifier and hoping for the best. Mom, dad, and babies hadn't been getting much sleep.Finally last night they both slept through the night again, so I think we might have turned a corner. I can't wait until they are big enough to NyQuil up!

In other exciting news, there is another couple at church who found out they are having twins. That makes 2 news sets in addition to ours. That is so fun!