Sunday, August 26, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Brooke really isn't into this whole baby 3 food. Look and see for yourself...
Allie being her usual goofy self. She did not crawl into the bucket, however. Dad thought it was funny to get her in there with some toys...as thought...hilarity ensued!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Can you believe the girls will be one in a few weeks? That absolutely blows my mind to think about! It is amazing how much they have grown in one year. Brooke is about 18 pounds now and Allie is about 19.5 pounds. That's quite a bit bigger than the 2 pounds where they started. We are beyond blessed at their progress over the last year. We knew that there would be delays, but our girls are healthy and happy and bring us SO much joy! God's mercy and grace is MORE than abundant!
We had so much fun last week with some new twin friends, Kaelyn and Shae, and their mommy, Ashley. We all met for lunch and then had fun playing at the mall play area. We all had so much fun! Here are some pics from the last week:
Brooke taking in the big play area between Kaelyn and Shae.
Both girls sitting on the sidelines away from the all the madness
Brooke and either Kaelyn or Shae. Definitely can't tell them apart without seeing their faces :) I bet their mommy can though!
We finally found a good use for the Boppy! Some how, some way Mom was supposed to use that blue monster wrap around pillow thing to feed the girls at the same time...never happened. So many easier options...
Now that is one way to make sure Allie stays sitting up! The kids really enjoy our "Dining room." Mom N' Dad sacrifice each night eating on TV trays in order for the girls to have a play area that is all their own!
Both girls are trying to feed themselves. And what I mean by trying, I mean sticking the bottle in their mouths for about .4 seconds and then slamming the bottles down making a real fun noise that could make the hardest soldier have flashbacks of a mortar attack!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Anyhoo, sorry about the novella about poo. Not much else happened this weekend b/c we had to stay home and change diapers. Luckily, by this morning, they were all back to normal. So, they got all dressed up in their Sunday best and hung out in the church nursery. There were about 20 other babies in the room with them, so let’s just hope that we don’t catch another round of colds :)
Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy:
Brooke taking a jumping break to pose!
Allie looking pretty excited to jump!
Same for Allie! They are identical after all :)
She's not looking too confident of her new-found trick!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Playing with all those toys can take a toll. Nothing a good nap can't fix!
Brooke not exactly understanding the concept of a sippy cup.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Allie started physical therapy this last week. A PT comes to the house and basically shows me (mom) some different exercises and techniques that dad and I can work on with Allie. Her legs and muscles are so stiff, so we are working on getting her loosened up so she can hopefully begin crawling soon. She is getting really good at sitting up by herself for minutes at a time. That’s pretty exciting stuff to us!
Both girls now have two teeth each. One is really visible, and the other one is just starting to poke through. Maybe that’s the reason they have been waking up each night around midnight ready to play! Fun times!
We are officially in the midst of stroller Hades. Buying a stroller is a big deal to me. It’s right up there with buying a car or house (okay, maybe not quite up there, but still…). The girls and I get out and about a lot during the week, so the stroller that I put them in has to be functional, small (HA), and lightweight (double HA). I’m not even asking for a trendy, cool looking stroller. Who cares at this point? With twins, nothing is about looks anymore. It’s all about function. If you go into Babies R’ Us, you will see TONS of strollers. Then this one little section of double strollers. None of them have everything we want in a stroller. Dad is convinced that he can design the perfect stroller and market it to all the twins’ parents out there. And ya know, I bet he could. He’s rather crafty like that.
Dad can tell you the official countdown until the Aggies play their first game. Seriously, down to the days, hours, minutes and probably seconds. We all gotta have something to live for, right? Aggie games around here are serious business. You hear that girls? No talking, crying, or otherwise during the games! That’s the time for naps.
Well, I guess pictures will tell the rest of the adventures of the last week, so enjoy:
Allie making more funny faces...
Brooke looks a little guilty of something, doesn't she?
The milk mustache goes on the top of your lips, not the bottom, Allie
Showing off that six pack, Brooke?
Allie and Brooke got to meet another set of twin girls, Shae and Kaelyn. You can see them here in the picture dressed in pink. SO CUTE!!!!
Allie waiting patiently in her new highchair