Snow Day with Twins. And Wine.

It snowed in Kansas City! It always snows here, so I have no idea why I just got so enthusiastic.

Let me start over. We had our first snow day with the babes! Actually, they were born on a snowy day, so never mind.

Let me try again. I never got out of my robe yesterday! Truth be told, I hardly ever get ou – you know what. Let’s just move on.


Even though I’m home TWENTYFOURSEVEN (insert all of the noose emoticons here) with them, it felt different with Aaron home. With the snow falling. With the fire blazin’. With an open bottle of wine at 2pm.

Oh relax, I’m kidding!

We opened the bottle at 1:30.

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I yoinked Aaron’s wool socks for the day. And obviously ignored cleaning the plant shelf. Snow day!

We kept the vibe super cozy all day long. I felt it important to show the twins what true relaxation is. Because it’s not like they sleep for hours and hours on en – oh.

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Check out these rad cloth diapers. Is it awkward that I’m showing you what covers the poop and pee of my children? Better question, is it awkward that I just asked you if it was awkward showing you what covers the poop and pee of my children?

Better better question, why isn’t it called peep? Poop and peep. These are the things I think about, you guys.  (hashtag sadlife)

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Can I just say that my kiddies are now in love with bath time? It took that first horrific experience to get them used to the harsh reality of true life, but now they’re into it! I also stopped putting ice cubes on their bodies, so I think that helped.

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Also, do I HAVE A RED HEAD? This photo reminds me of Conan O’Brien’s promo hair shot right before he started his new show. Well let me tell you what, Mr. Will is the host of his own late night show, too, HA HA HA. Ha.


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Story time! I look like I’m reading Satan’s handbook or something to them.

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Let’s just ignore my hair. I’m going blonde in a week! Just try to talk me out of it.

Don’t tell Natalie I said this, but her celebrity look alike is totally Cecil the Turtle. Sorry, Nat.

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Hashtag bottlesfordays

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Since they can’t talk to me, I have to move their little lips to make them communicate. “Hello, Mommy. Have I mentioned how gorgeous you look in the morning light? I especially love it when you sing opera to me. Even though you’re not technically a trained opera singer, I appreciate the effort. I think the blonde hair is going to look exquisite on you. And you know what, don’t even worry about how your belly looks like an anaconda shed its skin. You have us now. And that makes it aaaaall worth i – mom? . . .m . . . mom?”

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Look how sweet Miss Natalie looks drinking her milk. This was right before the four horsemen of the apocalypse rode out of her diaper.

Then I decided to scare the kitties out of my mom by posting the below photo on Instagram and pretending the babies had been out in the snow for two hours.

She has since removed me from her will.

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Will, “Listen, little sister. I am the oldest, by two entire minutes. Remember that, kid.”

Nat, “I own you.”

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Hashtag timeformommy’sbottle.

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The end.

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46 Responses to Snow Day with Twins. And Wine.

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks February 6, 2014 at 5:27 am #
    I am so impressed your cloth diapering from day 1 ... with twins!!! I didnt start til my daughter was about 6 mos. Those first 6 mos were SUCH a blur, I couldn't even think about doing diaper laundry til then. You are superwoman!!! :) And good job with the wine :)
    • April February 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm #
      I agree!!!! But where oh where did you find those beautiful colors? I luv them!!!!!
  2. ashley - baker by nature February 6, 2014 at 6:09 am #
    Mommy's bottle! Hah. LOVE it. These photos are so amazing, Bev. And so sweet. Stay warm :) xo
  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl February 6, 2014 at 6:22 am #
    Asher keeps saying "baby!" as I look at this post. <3 thank you for the laughs this morning. PS We've had 3 months of snow days in a row. Can I borrow your noose?
  4. Sues February 6, 2014 at 6:30 am #
    Ahhh way too cute!!
  5. Angie February 6, 2014 at 7:24 am #
    They're so cute! I don't know how your keeping up with double cloth diapers! I felt like I was drowning in cloth diapers with just one baby!
  6. DessertForTwo February 6, 2014 at 7:28 am #
    BAHAHAHA! I loved this. I knew I would the minute I saw the title. Keep these posts coming! :) You're a gorgeous mama! You have KIDS now. Isn't that weird to say? Please call them your 'chilren' the way Paula Deen says it, please. Thanks.
  7. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough February 6, 2014 at 8:28 am #
    You're hilarious. Those babes are my favorite. The end.
  8. Laurie {Simply Scratch} February 6, 2014 at 8:53 am #
    This post is the bestest! Cutest babies evah-evah!
  9. Brie @ Entrée the Giant February 6, 2014 at 8:58 am #
    You make this baby business look like a lot of fun. Just keep reminding me of the poop and "peep." PS - when my sister and I were little, we had imaginary arch enemies - who were, in our minds - also sisters. But they were, of course, evil twins. Their names? Poo Poo and Pee Pee Pallotta. I still have the same sense of humor as my six year old self. Holla!
  10. Kay February 6, 2014 at 9:12 am #
    So enjoy your posts. As the grandmother of now 17 year old...take can be done. I think you are raising those twins with grace. Sense of will make it!!
  11. February 6, 2014 at 9:35 am #
    Que FOTOS tan tiernas!!! trabajo por partida doble!!! pero..... QUE FELICIDAD!!! Saludos cariñosos amig@s :))) Conxita
  12. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 6, 2014 at 9:37 am #
    Bev, you crack me up. Seriously, you might be the only person on earth who can make me enjoy reading about kids when I have no desire to have any myself.
  13. Kristen February 6, 2014 at 9:40 am #
    I love them!
  14. Darcy February 6, 2014 at 9:42 am #
    Oh gosh, this made me laugh. Looks like the BEST SNOW DAY ever! :)
  15. Megan {Country Cleaver} February 6, 2014 at 9:56 am #
    This Old House magazine?! I knew I hearted you for a reason. Oh yeah - the kids are cute, too. ;) #babyfeverexplosion
  16. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective February 6, 2014 at 10:26 am #
    "Four horsemen of the apocalypse rode out of her diaper" ... tears are rolling down my cheeks! Love the mommy bottle... should I have one every 2 hours? It has been a few years since I had little ones as young as yours and I forgot how the ratio went again. ;)
  17. Heather @ French Press February 6, 2014 at 10:41 am #
    You. Are. Hilarious! and your babies make me melt
  18. Sini @ my blue&white kitchen February 6, 2014 at 10:47 am #
    I may like these mommy-baby-real-life posts even more than the usual food posts. Did I just say that? Okay, what I really wanted to say is that your mommy posts really make my day :) I'm sitting here with a big grin on my face.
  19. Trisha February 6, 2014 at 10:48 am #
    Those babies are sooo cute!! The snow has all melted here thank god. even looking at photos of it makes me cold!
  20. farmerswife518 February 6, 2014 at 10:56 am #
    Love, love, love your photos and stories! I have 3 boys (10, 6, & 5), and I "volunteered" to work from home on my maternity leave. And I have to say that's one of my biggest regrets. If I have another wee one, I will most definitely make the sacrifice to just have twentyfourseven mom time...and I would take lots of pictures everyday :) Congrats {squared}, Mama!
  21. johanna / max & moses February 6, 2014 at 11:29 am #
    I was reading this and my husband just came from the other room to check what the heck is SO funny :D
  22. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps February 6, 2014 at 11:32 am #
    Please write a book filled with stories like this. I would read it over and over and over and over. You are just so freakin' hilarious. And those babes are TO-DIE-FOR!!
  23. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes February 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm #
    adorable bev!!! so glad I found your blog :)
  24. kelly @ livelovepasta February 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm #
    toooooo cuteeeee
  25. Gina February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm #
    I'm in stitches! Natalie & Cecil the Turtle made me spill tea all over my MacBook, girl. I LOVE your baby posts even more than your foodie posts. I never imagined writing about babies with this sense of humor of yours would be possible. I also love your Instagram pics "Will & Nat", totally hilarious!
  26. Ashley February 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm #
    I need a BOOK of these posts. That is all. [oh wait. i noticed we have a vase in common! the light blue/green michael graves vase...hehe]
  27. Jenny February 6, 2014 at 6:03 pm #
    You are ridiculous and hilarious, and I LOVE that you are already reading to your babies. As a teacher, that warms my heart. #goliteracy!!!
  28. Katie February 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm #
    We totally call it 'peep' over here. And you're the greatest.
  29. Mary Beth February 6, 2014 at 10:48 pm #
    oh my gosh, i lost it with that picture of your "kids" outside in the snow. classic!!!
  30. amelia February 7, 2014 at 8:28 am #
    Oh I love these baby updates! I keep showing my boyfriend pictures of the twins on instagram and he pretty much thinks I'm ready to boil a rabbit. I'll probably carry on though, because your babies are so darn gorgeous!!
  31. dishing up the dirt February 7, 2014 at 10:31 am #
    Loved ever single photo. You guys are totally rocking this whole parenting thing!
  32. Tieghan February 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm #
    The cutest!!! Thanks for brightening up my Friday!
  33. theresa February 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm #
    attempting to contain/silent-cry-laugh while reading this at work. i die. too funny. i'm having twins in august...ish. hope our days are just like this. just trade the snow for sweltering st. louis humidity (delight!). ps, if you ever felt like posting a round up of your baby gear, i wouldn't hate it (and by that i mean id LOVE it. do i need two bouncy seats and swings and and i don't even know.)
  34. Tina February 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm #
    The cute kids! Want to married now! :)
  35. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 7, 2014 at 11:52 pm #
    Oh my gahhhh, the turtle comparison is SPOT.ON.
  36. Rachel Cooks February 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm #
  37. Michelle @ The Fresh Direction February 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm #
    You are hilarious. I honestly look forward to your insta posts and nearly spit out my coffee when I saw the one of the "babies in the snow". You rock, keep it comin'
  38. Maria G. February 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm #
    I looked at this photos and I was amazed by the beauty of these tiny little babies. These pictures reflect all the wonderful moments of everyday life of the family who has babies. They are really very touching.
  39. Sabrina Modelle February 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm #
    Bev, I just found your blog- was drinking some water- and totally snorffled all over my monitor from laughing. Yep, snorffled is a real word. So glad to have found you. Your bebes are adorable and your blog is awesome. Sabrina
  40. Lisa [With Style & Grace] February 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm #
    gosh, I just love you and those babies!! xx
  41. Jennie @themessybakerblog February 19, 2014 at 8:54 am #
    You crack me up. Yay for relaxing on a snow day with the family. Wine on a snow day is a must.
  42. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door February 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm #
    You are hilarious! Seriously, you crack me up. I could read your captions for days. And your babies are beautiful.
  43. Nutmeg Nanny February 23, 2014 at 8:45 am #
    Wow you are a super woman and still as funny as ever. Your photos are beautiful as is your family :)
  44. Natasha of February 24, 2014 at 11:42 am #
    That was hilarious and it made my morning. Thanks lady! ;) Your babies are beautiful :)
  45. jennifurla March 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm #
    You have a great sense of humor.

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