Breastfeeding twins - Celebrating 2 years!

Breastfeeding twins - Celebrating 2 years!

By Lauren - Gold Coast Mum

When my twins were born, I was determined to breastfeed.

Both girls had tongue ties and were feeding CONSTANTLY.
I persevered through shredded nipples, latch issues, supply concerns (that I actually shouldn’t have worried about at all as the girls were piling on the weight), mastitis, suspected silent reflux, colic and more.

I was amazed, pleased, and proud to have reached each little milestone I set along the way.

So here we are, 2 years later, and guess what?! They’re kind of still boobin!

I never set out to be an ‘extended breastfeeder’ or a ‘natural term breastfeeder’. It just kind of happened.

My first two children weaned at around 15/16 months as, both times, I was around 3 months pregnant (with #2 and then with #3&4). So I didn’t have to tackle the whole weaning issue.
I have shared various details about my breastfeeding experiences here and elsewhere within the blog.

In the past few months I have been ready to wean.
The girls have been on one feed a day (at night, before bed) for many months.

So around the time of the girls’ 2nd birthday, I met with a lovely Gold Coast mum I came to know via Instagram DH Photography and she captured some beautiful breastfeeding photos to celebrate the journey I have experienced with my twin girls.


Gold Coast Mum blogger breastfeeding twins
Around the time these photos were taken, the girls were having one feed before we’d put them to bed. 

After their 2nd birthday hubby and I started changing up the routine a bit, so the girls would ‘forget’ about their feed.
It worked. 

For a couple of days, the girls forgot/ were distracted and didn’t miss having their tandem feed before bed time. And, to be honest, I enjoyed having my body back as I was getting to the stage where I was kind of ‘over’ them having that one feed most days.

There have been a handful of times since where the girls have both been wanting a feed but I’ve distracted them and they’ve happily forgotten.
They went a week without a boob feed and then both demanded a feed at the same time where I caved in and let them for a minute before saying ‘ok, all finished’.

The girls are now 2 years and 1 month.
They lasted a week without a feed until last night when Victoria awoke – super unusually – after midnight and it was the only thing that would calm her down.

I’m super proud to have reached all of my breastfeeding goals – first it was 1 week, 6 weeks, 12 weeks. Then 6 months, 10 months, 12 months, 18 months.


And then as we approached their 2nd birthday I thought, oh, what the heck. So I started following a ‘don’t offer, don’t refuse’ rule of thumb. 

Which worked well.


I feel very lucky that the girls have been able to wean gently, and happily, at their own pace.


The gradual drop in feeds has meant I’ve had no discomfort at all and everything’s just phasing out in a natural way.

I am proud that I was able to provide comfort and nourishment for so long and the many benefits breastmilk provides (just like broccoli, breastmilk doesn’t suddenly lose its nutrition once a baby reaches a certain age).








I am now ready for this chapter to come to an end and am so glad that I had photos taken to capture the beauty of our breastfeeding journey (coz, let’s face it, while the photos of me sitting around in a maternity bra and singlet, wearing yoga pants are a natural and accurate reflection of how I spent a lot of my time, it’s nice to have the moments captured in a special way as well).


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Cute Christmas pregnancy announcement!

Cute Christmas pregnancy announcement!

By Lauren - Gold Coast Mum

How's this for a super cute pregnancy announcement?!

Gold Coast mum Samara enlisted the help of Santa - at a Gold Coast shopping centre - to help her and her family share their exciting news!




Samara shared the news that her baby daughter is set to become a big sister with the message:
"Guess what Santa's bringing me for Christmas? Mummy's due with Baby no.2  May 2016".

Samara had the poster designed by a professional via the Etsy website.

"She emailed the file, I printed it off at Big W and stuck it on cardboard," Samara told Gold Coast Mum editor Lauren.

Soooo cute!
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3 Kids’ Room Makeovers

3 Kids’ Room Makeovers

Gold Coast Mum presents this article in partnership with Fort Knox

Just like life, children are constantly changing. It’s fascinating to watch them reach major developmental milestones and to witness their personalities emerge.

While this is one of the wonders of parenthood, it can also present a number of challenges.

There’s the revolving closet of bigger clothes, shoes and accessories – as well as new, more age-appropriate toys and books.

As our children age, so do their tastes in colours, toys, characters and styles.
So how do you keep up with your child’s ever-expanding closet, toy chest and interests?

Here are three kids’ room makeover ideas that could help you tackle this challenge.

1. New Life Stage, New Theme
When you were expecting your baby, you probably prepared a nursery, complete with cute pictures of baby animals or other infant themes.

While you can get by with these designs for two to three years, by the time your child is about four or five, they’re no longer appropriate.

By the time your bub embarks on the next major phase of their life: starting kindergarten and school, they’ll need somewhere to do their drawing, practise writing and eventually complete homework.

They’ll also need a place to store their school bag and they probably won’t need as much room for toys and floor-based activities. 


You don’t need to go crazy and you will most likely get by with a simple junior desk, sturdy bookcase, some new décor and bedding, and possibly a fresh coat of paint. One of the cheapest and fastest ways to create a whole new look in your child’s room is by using vinyl wall decals.

These are removable stickers and you can virtually create any theme you want with them.



We have cute butterflies in our twincesses' room, and these Paris-themed stickers in Miss 5's room.
Hubby and I can’t wait to let Mr 3 choose what he would like when we set up his new room when we move house soon.




2. Upsize Your Storage
Babies and toddlers accrue a staggering amount of clothes and toys.
Friends, family and even neighbours may offer you second-hand clothes and toys and – before you know it – you’ve got a mountain of stuff and nowhere to put it.

Because little ones grow so quickly, it SERIOUSLY may seem like you are constantly sorting, rotating and storing different sized clothes. (Story of my life anyway ;-)

You’ve probably also managed to accumulate the contents of a small toy store, most of which ends up being scattered throughout your entire home.
To keep on top of these things, you’re going to need some purpose-built storage furniture as well as somewhere in your home to position them.

If space is the key challenge, consider outsourcing the problem.
Renting space at a self-storage facility such as Fort Knox might be the perfect solution; click here for an example of the different sized spaces you can hire. This extra room will help you sort and organise clothes, toys, books and other items. Simply swap boxes over when necessary. 


3. Upgrade and Rearrange Furniture
When your children are babies, it doesn’t really matter how you store their clothes and items (as longs as furniture is safely secured and any small/dangerous items are out of reach).

Once they’re fully mobile, it’s the perfect time to encourage little ones to become a little more independent. This means setting up their room with small furniture so they can reach their clothes, toys and books.

You will also need to upgrade their bed from a cot to either a toddler/junior bed or a single or king single bed. Once your bubba is out of nappies, you won’t need a change table anymore either. (Hooray – after 5 years of nappies across 4 children!)
So, undoubtedly, a complete furniture and room reshuffle is in order.

 This can be one of the most effective ways to makeover a room, giving it a completely different look and feel as well as changing the way it functions and fits your child.

If your child has outgrown their bedroom and it’s time for a change, there areso many ways you can transform and tailor their private space to better suit their age, desires and needs.
I've also become a Pinterest addict and Instagram stalker to find inspiration for my little ones' bedrooms.

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What helps my twins sleep through the night?

What helps my twins sleep through the night?

By Lauren – Gold Coast Mum
If you’re a new mum or a mum-to-be, you’re going to want to read this!

Getting your precious bub to sleep, and helping them to stay asleep, can be a challenge.

(I’m a big fan of breastfeeding to sleep/responding to baby’s needs and am anti-cry-it-out.


Baby 1
My first daughter didn’t sleep long periods until closer til 12 months as her ‘sleep association’ (ie. The ONLY way she knew how to get to sleep) was being breastfed to sleep.  And let’s face it, I would spring into action every time she made the tiniest squawk.

Baby 2
My son was a great sleeper from just a few weeks old (hubby and I changed our technique a little since our first born and our baby boy would happily drift off in my arms each night at 8.58pm after an evening of cluster breastfeeding. And by around 6 months, after his last feed for the evening, we could wave, blow kisses and say good night and he’d go to sleep happily in his cot).

Babies 3 & 4
And THANKFULLY (hallelujah, praise the lord, thank you universe…) my twin girls started sleeping 11 hours each night from around 5 months as they had learnt to happily self-settle (I could put them down for a nap after breastfeeding them and recognising their tired signs and they would drift off to sleep happily – or be rocked/ patted/ cuddled/ boobed, depending on the day).
They had also discovered that sucking their finger or thumb to sleep was soothing too – so they would roll over in the middle of the night and suck a thumb or finger to go back to sleep.
Suits us now, but yes apparently it may be a habit we’ll need to deal with down the track. But hey, whatever works).



All 4 of my bubs enjoyed being comfortably swaddled as newborns, and eventually enjoyed being able to get their hands and/or legs out by themselves.


If your bubs are anything like mine, they liked to kick their swaddles/blankets off during the night and then may wake up cold.

So when I discovered Grobags – gorgeous, cosy sleeping bags for babies/toddlers/kids – it was celebrations all around as it allowed my little ones to stay snug as a bug all night long!





Even with summer just around the corner, don’t let this put you off. Grobags come in a variety of “tog” ratings and can be used in warmer and cooler months.

According to Grobag, the tog measurement is a European warmth rating: the higher the tog, the warmer the product.
“A number of factors determine the tog rating of the baby sleep bag that should be used. These include the number of clothes your baby is wearing, the temperature of their bedroom and your baby's health.”
For my little ones, a 2.5 tog was perfect during winter over a wonder suit/ onesie or PJs and a 1.0 tog or 0.5 tog is perfect during summer (if the room is around 24 degrees) with just a t-shirt and shorts or sleeveless bodysuit underneath.
My twin girls have had the pleasure of trying out Grobags and I have been super impressed by the quality and design of Grobag’s offerings.
Twincess Victoria ready for bed wearing her Grobag.



Features such as the comfort – and all round snuggle-factor, design - 100% woven cotton outer with appliqué and embroidery details - and the soft piped edges have been well thought out.

My favourite thing about the Baby Bird Travel Grobags that my twin girls wear - is the safety covers that protect the zipper - and the child’s neck. 

This also helps to prevent mischievous little toddlers from removing their own sleeping bags and potentially taking their own nappies off!
My girls also get excited each night when it's time to put on their Grobags - as they know it's story time.

My twincesses love wearing their Grobags.

It's hard to keep them still long enough for a photo these days ;-)


Travel Grobags can also be easily fitted with a 5 point harness in a pram or car seat.

They’re machine washable and can be tumble dried on low heat and, most importantly, Australian Safety Standard Approved AS/NZS 1249:2003.

The safety patch covering the zipper.



According to Grobag:
An ideal time to start using a Grobag baby sleep bag is when your baby weighs more than 8.8 lbs (0-6 mths size). Your child's head should not be able to pass through the neck hole when the Grobag is fastened; otherwise the Grobag is too big. Remember to check the weight of your child.
Please remember that these are recommendations only as all babies are different.

Disclaimer: Gold Coast Mum received Grobag products for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.


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What are you tips for helping your bub to sleep?


We’re moving!

We’re moving!

By Lauren - Gold Coast Mum

It’s been a busy few months.

We’ve been juggling our young family, work, wedding preparations and a beautiful wedding.
(My fab sister recently married her partner of 15 years who also happens to be my hubby’s best friend since kindy. Hubby was Best Man, I was Matron of Honour, Miss 5 was flower girl and Mr 3 was page boy).

Hubby and I have also been in the process of selling the NSW apartment that we bought, and lived in, when we were first home buyers aged in our early twenties.

As well as liaising with agents, Strata, tenants and conveyancers to get the property ready for sale, we’ve also been searching for a family home here on the Gold Coast.

The process has been an interesting one. 

I’ve been monitoring the market – and could probably tell you when/where/how much many of the houses in various areas have sold for as well as what I liked/didn’t like about each as I have been attending open homes to get a feel for what we may get for our dollar.

At the start of our house search, we were rushed into signing a contract for a property we really liked, even though we weren’t entirely ready, (with the agent even returning to our home at 11pm to counter-sign the contract after the vendors made some amendments to the contract).

The agent also rejected our suggestion that our solicitors should look over the contract first before we signed, saying we could easily get out of the contract need be. (Rookie error on our part).

Unfortunately for that overenthusiastic agent, that sale didn’t pan out, and we’ve since seen a couple of other gems. 





Another property we were keen on sold at auction for $25,000 less than we were willing to pay prior to auction and another went under contract suddenly even though we had been assured by the agent that we’d be kept in the loop after he forgot to turn up to an appointment to show us through a house for a second look, when he knew we were keen to make our offer.

There have been so many factors to take into account such as school catchment zones, facilities, transport links and the mortgage side of things, for example whether to stay with our current bank or shop around to suss out other home loan options.

Having only purchased one property before, in a straight-forward sale, this whole process of building and pest inspections has also been an eye-opener, especially if you’re going for properties that are selling by auction. 

Because, by now, we would have forked out around $2000 on building and pest inspections for 4 properties that we may not have even ‘won’ during the auction process!

Two things are certain; we want a pool and a second bathroom!
And, most of all… a DISHWASHER!

We spend far too much time at the kitchen sink playing catch up with our mountains of dishes - to be expected with a family of 6.

We can’t wait to move into our first ‘family home’ in the very near future.
It will seriously be life changing! 
(Though it would be lovely if there was a moving fairy who could take care of all the actual packing/moving/unpacking side of things. And, in an effort to declutter, I’d be open to taking just our clothes and valuables and starting again from scratch ;-)

Hubby and I have also decided to make sure we’re covered with income protection (one of the many areas that the lawyers at Firths specialise in) and we’re also getting our Wills updated.

This article sponsored by Firths but all opinions are my own.

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Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?

By Lauren – Gold Coast Mum

“Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?”
I grew up singing this catchy tune, and repeating the phrase over and over again whilst trying to sound like the famous Great Dane; the companion of amateur detective Shaggy.

And now, two and a bit decades later, my 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son also adore Scooby and the gang, and love checking them out during designated iPad or phone time.

Perhaps my prior ‘detective’ work and interest in investigative journalism could be linked to my passion for all things Daphne, Thelma, Shaggy and Fred during my childhood? 
I always did love getting to the bottom of a town’s secrets ;-).





My 3yo has Scooby-Doo t-shirts which he proudly wears to kindy to show off to his friends.

And hubby introduced Miss 5 to the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster roller coaster located at Warner Bros. Movie World (here in our home town of the Gold Coast, Australia
) a few months ago.
(The ride scared the life out of her, so we may have to wait another year or two before she’s ready to try it again).

There are few cartoons that stand the test of time. Scooby-Doo! really is one of those classics that our kids can enjoy just as we did.

While one of our favourite cartoons has stuck around, the way our kids watch cartoons is certainly not the same. Now, they can watch any episode they want, at any time.

The WBKids YouTube channel makes it easy for kids to watch their favourite mystery squad, on-demand, and from any device.

The extended online experience at ScoobyDoo.com where kids can play games, download free, printable activities and more is also a hit with my little ones.

Scooby-Doo! is giving away $100 for Amazon, which makes it a great time to check it all out.

Watch the video below and enter for your chance today!






This blog post is written in partnership with Warner Bros. All opinions are my own.
Competition is run by Warner Bros and is not connected to Gold Coast Mum.

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How to Spend $50k in a day!

How to Spend $50k in a day!

By Lauren  - Gold Coast Mum
As a child, I used to dream about running around the aisles of a department store loading my trolley with any toy I wanted (as well as toys for my siblings and friends and to donate, coz I’m thoughtful like that ;-)

As an adult, I still find myself dreaming about winning one of the prize homes or the lotto. 
But you’ve got to be in it to win it right?!

So, my goal has always been to work hard so that I can purchase nice things (usually of the sparkly or sequin or bling-tastic variety – eg shirts, frocks, handbags, bracelets and shoes).

But since becoming a parent of 4, my desire for ‘nice things’ or luxury items has been replaced with a major WANT for essential products and services that benefit my family and I.

Y’know, like a Nanny, Chef, Maid, Personal Trainer, Cleaner. I’m not asking for much am I?

Mortgage Choice is currently running a major competition with the prize of $50,000 cash up for grabs. 

Oh how nice it would be to splash $50,000 in one day!

This is how I would spend $50,000 in one day:

Cleaner
Perhaps an obvious choice for a mum of 4, but seriously, how much mess can a 2yo (or two), 3yo and 5yo make!?
While I'm trying to make lunches/ change nappies, chaos is being unleashed in another room. Cleaning is one essential chore I struggle to stay on top of.
So a cleaner would be an amazing, and welcome addition, to our household.


That time the kids found the water bomb kit and threw the balloons around like confetti.

That time Mr 3 helped himself to the flour in the pantry.

That time Mr 3 (then aged 1) decided to empty the craft boxes all over the floor whilst I was busy nursing his baby twin sisters.

Oh, look who it is ;-)... Mr 3 emptying the books all over the floor.


Maid
I often pray to the laundry gods that I will one day see the bottom of the clean washing pile. But alas, it is only a very rare sight.
The rest of the time, visions such as this can be enjoyed at my house:



And this is where a maid would come in handy. He or she could wash, hang, fold and PUT AWAY the never-ending laundry piles!


NANNY
Another pair of hands would certainly be welcome in our household where, if you turn your back for two minutes while dealing with one of our four children, you can be guaranteed that one of them has decided to paint their own face (or each other's).






A BALANCE-BEAM
Clearly, my hubby's back must get a work out - with 4 children to entertain and transport regularly.
So we'd invest in a balance beam and some outdoor children's equipment to give hubby's back a break ;-)



GETAWAY
While I'm at it, I'd also splurge on flights and accommodation (and a babysitter to travel with us and mind the kids at the hotel) so hubby and I could have a well deserved getaway in Sydney to enjoy some adult time, and catch up with our dear friends and family who we don't get to catch up with very often.

Hubby and I in Sydney BC (before children).
Or a nice cruise would be a fantastic splurge too. (All-you-can-eat buffets here we come!)





NEW CAR/ CAR REPAIRS
Depending how much cash is leftover, I'd buy a new car for us, or at the very least, have the scratch along the side of the car professionally repaired.



(When we found out we were expecting twins, we had to sell our SUV to get a 7-seater to accommodate our growing family. 
Not long after purchasing our car second-hand, some redneck scratched the car while it was parked in a parking station. The scratch makes me cranky whenever I look at it.)


LIVE-IN HAIRDRESSER
Lately, I am guilty of wearing the 'mum-bun' most days.
So it would be lovely to have my previously-luscious-locks attended to each and every day!
My thick mane can take a while to tame so the more hands on deck, the better.





CONCERTS
So I know you're probably thinking, ooh Taylor Swift/ One Direction/ Ed Sheeran?

Well yes, I'd absolutely love to go to their concerts (& the Spice Girls if they ever reform)!

But in addition, I'd actually love to put on my own concert. Say what?
I used to be a keen singer back in the day (performed on TV in the UK aged 15).

Sooo, I'd arrange a venue, food and drinks for all attendees (and maybe a cash incentive to clap and cheer and look like you're having a great time) while you are entertained by yours truly.
Britney, here I come!
15-year-old moi!



SAVINGS
I know I know. Boring. ;-)
I would put some of my cash away so that my family and I can continue to live happily.
With a roof over our head, food in our bellies and lots of love and hugs, we can conquer the world!

My everything!
How would you spend $50,000 in one day?

Anyone who settles a loan worth at least $150,000 with Mortgage Choice by 31 January 2016 will have the chance to win $50,000 cash. http://www.mortgagechoice.com.au/50kgiveaway


This article is my entry into a blogging competition being run by Mortgage Choice for my own chance to win some cash. All opinions and images are my own.


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Uh oh, who has bad breath?

Uh oh, who has bad breath?

By Lauren – Gold Coast Mum 

Have you met Hally Tosis?





The lovable pooch featured in this popular children’s book Dog Breath – The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis also happens to scare people away due to his foul-smelling breath.
“When the children took Hally Tosis for a walk, everyone else walked on the other side of the street. Even the skunks avoided Hally Tosis.”

Poor pooch. 






Can you imagine having that impact on people? Or maybe you do and you don’t realise/ people don’t want to hurt your feelings/ or you’re well aware but don’t know what to do about it?


Halitosis, colloquially called bad breath, or fetor oris, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant odour is present on the exhaled breath.

What’s worse than smelling bad breath?
Being the person with bad breath.

According to Brisbane dentist, Robert Duhig, if you’re concerned about bad breath for yourself or your partner, there’s no need to put up with it as there’s a quick, simple way to diagnose and then target treat the problem.

“It’s not just about feeling more confident, it’s about diagnosing chemical issues in your mouth and throat.  Breath issues can be a sign of bigger dental problems, don’t go on worrying, do something about it.”

* Bad breath is an oral imbalance
* Persistent bad breath is bacteria
* Breath testing is a fast way to tell if the problem is bacteria
* Solution a simple lozenge treatment

Mr Duhig says the first, and often the hardest, step for many people in getting treatment for bad breath is actually just booking the appointment.

Robert Duhig Dental in Sandgate uses a state of the art, scientifically developed bad breath analyser to diagnose and develop treatments for bad breath.
  
“The Breath Test is very simple and easy to do. We put a syringe (there is no needle attached) into your mouth while you breathe normally through your nose. It stays in your mouth for a minute then we suck up the Breath sample which is then injected into the Oral Chroma Breath Testing Machine. It takes about 5 minutes to analyse the sample after which we can show you the results and even print them out for you to take home,” he said.


"The Oral Chroma (also known as a Halicheck) is 100 times more sensitive than the human nose.  It breaks down your breath sample isolating three gasses that contribute to bad breath.  Treatment for bad breath used to be difficult as it can originate form the tongue, gums and teeth or throat.  The Oral Chroma breath analyser identifies the source for highly targeted and more effective treatment."
- Robert Duhig Dental’s website http://www.robertduhigdental.com.au/bad-breath-analyser



 
Robert Duhig Dentist is one of Brisbane’s few providers of cutting edge breath analysis using the Oral Chroma machine. This state of the art machine measures chemical trace in your mouth to detect and target-treat bad breath problems.

If you dread visiting the dentist, relax knowing the dentists at Robert Duhig Dental will provide a gentler, friendlier dental experience for the whole family.


Disclaimer: This article is brought to you in partnership with Robert Duhig Dental.

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Happy 2nd Birthday to our Twincesses!

Happy 2nd Birthday to our Twincesses!

Happy 2nd Birthday to our beautiful twincesses Natalia and Victoria! <3
The girls (who joined us 2 years ago today at 37+1, 13 mins apart, when Jordan was 22 months & Jacinta was 3), are so chilled and adorable, love giving us cuddles and smooches!
 
The night before I was induced to give birth to my twincesses (37+1, 13 mins apart, 6lb6 and 6lb3). 


Family of six! Mr then-22-months and Miss then-3 meeting their baby sisters only a couple of hours after they were born. 


They still happily sleep 11 hours in their cots and when they wake in the morning, babble to each other across the room.
 
When they’re tired, Natalia sucks her fingers/Victoria sucks her thumb.
They’re learning to say more words each day (Victoria even melted my heart a few weeks ago repeating “love you” back to me at the back door).
 
 
 
 
Miss 5 and Mr 3 love to join them IN their cots and load their cots with as many toys as possible, so when I enter the room, it’s a ‘find the baby’ scenario.
Natalia is smiley, super chilled, is thoughtful and cuddly. If someone’s hurt/crying, she’ll rush over to help pat them or give a hug, and will rush to deliver someone’s water bottle etc.
(Though she’s also the only one out of the 4 kids to do ever do a nug in the bath, lol. TMI? Whatevs) ;-)
Victoria is a smiley, cheeky monkey, loves playing peek-a-boo, and loves to follow her big bro around and, lately, enjoys tackling Natalia to the ground and pretend she’s a pony ;-)
They give amazing cuddles, are both patient and gentle.
 

 
They love ‘Row your Boat’ and ‘Twinkle Little Star’ as well as rocking out with all of us to One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” and Bieber’s “What Do You Mean”, and in the car during RnB Friday. ;-D
They love getting into their big bro & sister’s naughty treats that they probably shouldn’t have and enjoy pulling out every DVD/CD in the DVD tower cabinet thing.
As hard as some days can be with 4 so young/close in age, not a day goes by where I’m not amazed by and appreciative for my 4 precious babies! My heart could explode! <3
 

 
A house filled with noise/fun/happiness/craziness & love! 

Happy Birthday beautiful girls, we love you very much! 
A big thank you to the wonderful friends and family who joined us over the weekend to celebrate their birthday, and others for your well wishes :-D

Can't wait to share more details about my fun-filled 2x cake-making & decorating extravaganza and the party!



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