November 29, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Well we had a wonderful holiday with all of the Washington Shirzads and some of the extended family visiting from Texas and France. I'll post some pictures from the festivities in another post, but for now - we are happy to be home. Just so you don't think we always have it all together, a few things to laugh/cry about from the long weekend:

1. A& Z were napping until it started hailing on the drive home from Yakima. Z burst out screaming like she had just lost a limb. I think the noise from the hail scared her. She woke up A who also started screaming. Nothing like sad babies screaming in concert to make mommy want to cry too. Z calmed down and spent the rest of the drive zoned out, but A continued to scream until I started singing. So I sang "The Little Drummer Boy" on repeat for the last 30 minutes of our drive home.

2. The girls slept for 13 hours straight after we got home on Saturday night (They usually go 11.5 - 12). This should have been clue #32 about #3 below.

3. Some dummy (me!) scheduled our family Christmas pictures with the awesome Stephanie Klein for Sunday morning. Note to self: Never schedule pictures the day after a trip away from home. Duh! The girls were still tired and on edge, Marcus was worn out and I was stressed. Yuck. Stephanie was a trooper and hung with us so hopefully we got some decent pics.

4. On the way home from #3 above, we stopped at Subway. I shut my thumb in the door and had to use the other hand to open the door to let my thumb out. Ouch!

5. Today at work I realized I had my sweater on backwards.

I definitely learned a few lessons about how much our little family can handle with holiday/vacation planning!

November 24, 2010


Last Thanksgiving we were delighted to be expecting, but we had no idea that we were having twin girls. We have much to be thankful for this year, indeed. So thankful for all of our family and friends and our two happy, healthy little girls. They have started to show lots of personality.
Lexi is a sweetheart. She loves to smile and it is the sweetest smile. Lexi cuddles into your arms at any opportunity. Her favorite thing to do is jump like a maniac in the Jumperoo. Lexi is our little Rooster who wakes the whole house up with her singing at 6:30 am. Love her!
Zara is full of spunk. We call Zara "ZZ". Marcus started it and it has stuck so far. She loves to watch her sister and will bend her neck backwards just to watch Lexi. Her favorite activity is taking baths. She is known to splash so much that she gets the walls of the bathroom wet! Zara usually tries to sleep in as long as possible in the mornings, preferring to do her choir practice in the evenings.

We love our girls bunches and are so thankful that we get to be their parents!

November 22, 2010


Right after "Are they twins?" the second question that a lot of people ask is "Do you dress them in matching outfits?"

Short Answer: No, they already match (they have the same DNA)

Long Answer: I prefer to coordinate their clothes instead of matching. Coordinating is a lot of work so sometimes they do match and other times they are not coordinating or matching at all!

Now you can carry on with your day without worrying about A & Z's outfits :)