Baby Updates

We are just amazed at the milestones that the babies are reaching.  They change and grow daily.  I haven’t captured it yet but I am pretty sure that they grow during their nap!  We went to the doctor at the end of last week for their check up (oops, little late for the one year). Amelia weighed 30 1/2 lbs and Annabeth weighed 23 lbs.  So one on each hip means that we get to carry around over 50 pounds of sweetness!

DSC00568Amelia makes the cutest little turtle face when we ask her if something is good.  She makes an “mmmmm” sound and stretches her neck up as far as she possibly can.  If she doesn’t like it, into the floor it goes!  She tried to say her name today after the hundredth time that I asked and “a-nun-nuh” came out.  It was cute.




I realized this week that Annabeth points to flowers and says “fre-eee” almost with a break between so as to make two words.  It is obvious to us that she is trying to say pretty flower. I guess we should have just called them flowers.  She also loves to wear flower hair clips in her hair.  She will place them on top of her head over and over until you hook them in.  So cute.

Annabeth is walking everywhere, still with her arms up in the air like a little monkey.  It is precious.  She carries shoes (anyone’s shoes, no preferences) around and rubs them on her feet until you put shoes on her. Amelia has taken a few steps and her little eyes just light up when you coax her to come to you.  She is so sweet-natured.  She LOVES to play with the toys and would really rather play alone, just figuring out how each thing works.  Annabeth is still the swiper so Amelia’s fun is usually interrupted. 🙁

Such sweet blessings.  Such treasured moments.  Thank you God for all of our miracles.

Bath time is one of our favorite times of the day.  I love this picture of Annabeth concentrating so hard on filling up the watering pail through the spout.  Notice the “tongue out” – a true sign of Overton concentration.

That kind of day..

It’s that kind of day.  What kind of day you ask?  Well, it is the kind that makes you ready for the next one with hopefulness in your heart.




It is the kind of day that:

at 10:50 (5 minutes after church starts) your two year old is sitting in the time out chair with nothing more than a pull up on

you feel “properly dressed” for church because you made it through the door without snot on your shoulder

upon reentering your house, your deadbolt lock shatters

you enter the bedroom to the smell of blueberry poop and you are the only one concerned that it is all over the bed

while fussing about the popsicle juice that is spilled on the stairs, you spill your entire glass of sweet (southern sweet) tea

your child is choking on a chip that she swiped from the table at lunch and she has locked her feet around the highchair – you can’t remove her for love nor money and the lady at the next table glares at you for the rest of your meal (while texting child welfare under the table….just kidding!)

Well….it has been busy around here. I hope that you are having a blessed Sunday.

This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it! 🙂

There she goes…

Baby A took her first steps about two weeks ago and has gotten really confident in the past few days.  I was actually, and still am I suppose, very anxious for the twins to walk.  They watch LG and kick their feet in their wagon as they see her run freely through the back yard.  It seems very appealing to them and I have felt that they were being left out of some of the fun activities.  But as this milestone is reached, it is bittersweet. I had a professor in college who once said “Mothers have the hardest jobs because they have to let their hearts walk around in the world.”  I don’t know if she was quoting someone else or if she spoke from her own mama heart but that just stuck with me.  I was a very new mother at the time but I still got it.  Not quite like I get it now, but I understood.  Right now, we lure Baby A by excitedly saying “come to mama, come to mama” and she does.  She comes with the sweetness and innocence of all that she was created to be….bringing it all to mama.  I know that this entire life is likened to a vapor…so these brief moments pass so quickly that I can’t even comprehend it.  My prayer for my girls, and all of my kids, is that their steps will be lit by His word. I pray that the paths that they take lead them to the foot of the cross.  Four of my five hearts are now walking around in this very big world.




Oh be careful little feet where you go…….