6.0 Times Two


I could sit and listen to the two of them talk for hours. They go from idle chatter to fighting to laughing to arguing to happily playing together. There are injuries and hurt feelings every day, but most of all they love each other and would rather be together than apart. These two boys . . . → Read More: 6.0 Times Two

Not Your Typical Love Song


Do you and your significant other have a song? Whether it was the song that played for your first dance on your wedding day or a song that reminds you of the time period when you first met; it’s a song that makes you think of each other.

Scott and I have a song, . . . → Read More: Not Your Typical Love Song



Recently the boys have been more double trouble than double the fun. When they are together, they are loud and wild and get each other more and more wound up until someone gets hurt. Yesterday the boys were playing loudly in their room when Ruslan started to cry. I went upstairs and Ruslan told . . . → Read More: Teamwork

Brothers Stick Together


Ruslan and Wyatt are complete best friends. Given a choice they will spend every waking moment together – playing nicely, chasing each other, fighting over toys, snuggling to watch a movie together. We attended a Build-A-Bear workshop birthday party last week and all of the children were sitting in a circle together. The party coordinator . . . → Read More: Brothers Stick Together

Ruslan and Wyatt 4.0


The boys have had their well visits at the same time since the first appointment when they were 7 days old. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36 months old – 12 well visits together.

Our pediatrician shifted the pre-K appointment to age 4 and it is a double-appointment with . . . → Read More: Ruslan and Wyatt 4.0

Autumn Adventures


The weather was so pretty while we were at the park last weekend and the kids were all happy, so I thought I would take a few quick pictures of the kids together. They agreed to sit in some leaves and this is what I got. Not quite the happy group I was hoping . . . → Read More: Autumn Adventures

Stubborn but Oh So Cute

Wyatt thrives on routine. He is happiest when he knows what to expect next. It has been unseasonably warm in Pittsburgh for the past week, hot in fact. Last Saturday I put a short-sleeve t-shirt on Wyatt and he completely flipped out. He started pulling on the sleeves trying to stretch them down his . . . → Read More: Stubborn but Oh So Cute

Twins – Growing Up with a Constant Companion


The boys spend the majority of the time together. They wake-up in the morning and yell at each other and talk back and forth until I come to get them and at night they try to outdo each other by yelling the loudest and jumping the highest in their cribs (at least that’s what it . . . → Read More: Twins – Growing Up with a Constant Companion

Brotherly Love


Exchanging hugs and nuzzles…Ruslan had lots of hugs for Wyatt and Wyatt started to get nervous that Ruslan was going to hit him in the head since there was a lot of hitting here over the past few days.  The nuzzle picture…love.

. . . → Read More: Brotherly Love

No and Mine Have Arrived and Brought Biting Back


When I returned home last Friday I noticed something different about Ruslan.  No matter what I asked him – Do you want to play? Do you want to sit with Mommy? Do you want a snack? The answer was No.  At first I thought he must be mad at me for being gone, but . . . → Read More: No and Mine Have Arrived and Brought Biting Back