Thursday, March 29, 2012

A whole lot of nothing

Team Southards has been loving the warm weather and the fact that we have been home the whole month of March. We have kept our calendar pretty clear, enjoying some family time. Steve and I have had date night every Thursday this month (thanks to all the lovely people who watch our children).  

So I haven't posted, because there hasn't been too much to write about. But since Grandparents miss seeing the kids, here are a few pics

Buster has staked his claim on the laundry basket for a few weeks

This boat has also been the center of his attention for a few weeks

The signature pay pay smile, crinkled nose and circle mouth. She did wear that band-aid for 3 days, with absolutely nothing wrong below it.
 We did have a first to tell of. We had our first family dinner with our dear neighbors and friends Zack and Hil. If you remember their STORY their daughters were born 4 days after Buster, but at 26 weeks. They have not been able to be around other children (or many people for that matter) because their immune systems are so vulnerable and if they got sick they would end up back in the NICU. After spending 6 months in the NICU, the family was not anxious to return.  

We have spent some time as adults on the deck after the kids were asleep, but this was our first family dinner. It was a beautiful evening and we sat on their deck (to still keep germs more distant). I am sure this will be the first of many family dinners.

The girls are getting so big. They are 15 months. Miss Reese is moving everywhere and has an adorable smile, I can see her being the mischievous one, she definitely likes attention.

Ava is also doing wonderful. She is off her vent during ALL waking hours! That is a praise in itself. She too is moving around, now that she isn't tied down with cords all day. She has the sweetest smile and is such a happy little girl.

On a total side note, I bought some used Crocs from a girlfriend and I had seen online that you could use a magic eraser to clean Crocs, and boy did it work. The magic eraser made them like new. I cleaned the one of the left. A good way to make Crocs last longer (that is if the kids haven't grown out of them). 

Hope you all are enjoying the amazing weather. I am off to date night with my Mr. Right.


  1. Good to know about cleaning the crocs. I use Mr. Clean Magic eraser to clean the girls' white sandals too and it works like a charm.

  2. These are great pictures of your little ones and the girls 1st dinner party! Thanks!

  3. I love that you all got to have your first of many family dinners together! Thanks for the wonderful pictures of that night!