Thursday, October 30, 2008


So Rob and I were trying to pose the babies for a picture we want to use for our Christmas card this year. Here are the ones we didn't use because it looks ike they are trying to punch each other! LOL
They were just yawning and stretching.

Here is a good puch to Bella's jaw.
She returns the favor with a punch to his nose and he punches her in the gut.

Here I am trying to "Break it up". They look so small when you compare them to my hands.
We did get a good picture of them, but you will have to wait and see when you get my Christmas card. :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I-SCREAM Sundae Kit

Here is a fun halloween gift idea. The I-scream sundae kit, inspired by Papertrey Ink and Lauren Meader who is amazing at designing templates! You HAVE to check out her new Timeless templates line. This is one that she demonstrated on her blog.

I improvised and designed it to hold Ice cream toppings.

The toppings I used are Halloween sprinkles, crushed oreos, and Reeses Pieces. I found these cute little inexpensive vials online.

Here is the Hot fudge all decorated.

The bottom says, "Best if eaten before october 31st"
I used PTI's Spooky sweets II and Faux Ribbon.
I just LOVE that witch! I made a circle template and sponged on the moon.
I gave these treats to my piano students for my Halloween Recital, which was postponed for a week because I had the babies earlier than I thought. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008


Only Rob
Ahhhhh. So sweet!

Everyone taking a turn.

HOME with the BABIES!

This is just to let you know that I had the babies on Friday at 2:08AM and 2:09AM. They were 5'13oz -19.25" (Isabella Rose Tolman) and 5'15oz.-18" (Ty Alexander Tolman). I had a doctor's appt. scheduled for Friday morning at 9AM that I thought I might make it to. During Jay Leno I decided that the pain was too much and I had better go to the ER. I was a little nervous about waking Rob up because he had only gotten three hours of sleep the night before and I thought I was being paranoid. But the pain won out. We got there at midnight. They checked me and I was dialated to a 5. An emergency came in where someone had their baby right after walking into the hospital and couldn't stop bleeding so they had to take care of her first so I labored a little more, all while cursing the lady who took precedence over me, I mean how dare she come in and steal my Thunder? :) They could see how much pain I was in so they called an emergency back up team and away we went! The babies were big considering they thought I was only 34 weeks along. Their lungs were perfectly developed and there were no complications. I did find out while they were stitching me up that Isi's placenta had detached from the wall and there was a lot of blood in her sack, which might explain why she hadn't been moving very much a few days before. I KNOW God was watching out for us. The c-section was the weirdest experience ever. The funny thing is I hurt WORSE from all the labor than from the incision! My muscles and hip bone are very badly bruised . We are so HAPPY to be home and we feel VERY BLESSED that all went well and we are all healthy. I just have to say Thank YOU! to everyone who has been praying for me. I have felt your prayers strengthen me. I know that is the only way I made it through these last couple of weeks. God is Good!

Meet the Tolman Basketball team!
Ty Alexander

Isabella Rose

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I didn't mention that I have been in labor for about two weeks now. The doctor gave me some medicine to stop the contractions, but the side affects sounded dangerous to me so I haven't taken it. Both babies are breach which means that I will need a c-section. The doctor won't do the c-section unless I am dialated to a 4. I am already at a 2. I don't know how quickly things can progress if the baby isn't head down. So at my appt. this Friday I am hoping that he will just schedule me for the c-section on Monday! My mom is coming this weekend which will be nice since my kids are on their Fall break. :)


Thursday, October 9, 2008


Here I am at 34 weeks pregnant with the twins. Everyone keeps telling me how small I am! HA! The babies are measuring about 6 lb. each. That is a lot of baby plus all the other stuff that goes with it. I can't wait to be done.....

Cute, huh?