Friday, December 31, 2010

A loss in the blog world...

I just wanted to post a quick note about a blogger loss. Blogs were/are so very important to me while I was going through infertility and even now reading parenting/twin blogs. One of the most amazingly funny and down to earth bloggers Jenn suffered a terrible loss. Please stop over and give her some support. Jenn i'm so sorry for the loss of Evelyn and I will continue to pray that Ainsley stays strong!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

12 Months...

Well I'm a week late at getting this post done, we were just so busy with Xmas and Birthdays! Its so hard to believe that a year has past already. This by far has been the most challenging, life changing year of our lives. I wouldn't trade all of the hard times this year for anything, these two have make our lives complete and happy. I was taught a great lesson in patience not only in getting pregnant but staying pregnant and making it through the 1st year with twins, they have made me a better person!

Colin James aka Booders

  • You are soooo all boy, you won't sit still for 1 second and get into everything.
  • You love opening and closing doors of any kind.
  • You are master crawler but are still working on standing without holding on, you cruise around holding onto anything you can
  • You love shoes and can even say shooozzz
  • You love to look at books, if Mommy says go get a book you crawl over to the shelf and pick one out
  • You are much more verbal then your sister, Mama, Dada and plenty of other sounds.
  • You love your Aunt Cassie's dog Melvin and he love you
  • You are a great eater and still love mandarin oranges, we are still working on that sippy cup
  • You wear size 12-18month clothing and size 3 diaper but about to be size 4 as soon as we run out of 3's
  • You have 7 teeth
  • You are a Mama's boy and I love it

Lauren Avery aka Baby Girl

  • DRAMA, that's what you are!
  • When you get mad you let us know it, you actually yell at us in your own really cute way and its hard not to laugh
  • You are the 1st to walk out of the 3 of you(cousin Harlow included) you started walking at 11months, its still not your main mode of transportation but each day you walk more and more and are getting more confident.
  • You love your shoes, in fact you have to be holding a certain pair of your soft brown shoes while you drink you bottle.
  • You love our kitty snax and shriek with excitement when she walks into the room and you are so gentle with her.
  • You eat great, you are what we call a shoveler you act like someone may steal your food and your right Colin would if he could reach it! Mandarin oranges are you favorite also.
  • You love to show us where are noses are and you have a lovely new habit of picking yours but you pick it so hard it makes you cry!
  • 2 days before your 1st Bday you got your 2 bottom front teeth(finally!)
  • You wear size 9-12months clothing and size 3 diapers, soon to be 4's.
  • You have turned into a Mama's girl lately and I love it!

Getting ready for your bday dinner, mmm pizza!

Booders cheezin for the Camera

He was an expert cake eater, it was demolished in 1minute!

Eeeh not so much into the stickiness(just like her Aunt Heather)

Nobody liked the Bday hats :-(

Daddy and Booders

My sister and I with the 3 cousins

Grandma got us a wagon for our Birthday and we had to test it out!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Colin and Lauren's 1st Year

Well this is to hold you over till the 1yr post, because i'm an awesome mom I forgot to check my camara battery and it died after the 1st picture during their party :-( If anyone out there has a spare 10mins here is the video we played at the party!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Xmas Card...

To all those that didnt receive a real copy...Merry Christmas!!

So my babies are 1 today, holy crap time moves to fast...1year post and bday party pictures to come sometime this weekend!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Visit with Santa...

Yes its a little early but we met some friends at Bass Pro and had to give it a crying just looks of shock, i'll take it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

11 Months...

So its getting increasingly more difficult to get these pictures, they refuse to sit still. Lauren looks somewhat happy to be 11 months and Colin is just shocked I think or maybe its because he is teething and miserable!

Example of how most of the pictures turned out!

Updates on the kiddos...both are crawling, Lauren still only army crawls but that girl can move! Both are pulling up on everything, especially Lauren. I'm pretty sure she will be the 1st to walk, she is already standing for a few seconds unsupported. Colin has 7 teeth with more on the way, Lauren still has none! They both still love any food we have given them, we just dropped down to 3 bottles a day an no complaints so far. Lauren still only says Dada but I'm pretty sure I've heard her say uh-oh and maybe hi. Colin says Mama, Dada, Hi and shoes(yes he's obsessed with them). Both learned to wave hi/bye and do "so big"! I can hardly believe we have 1 month to go till 1, it seemed like so far away at one point but has snuck up on us sooo fast!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Daily Life...

Nothing to exciting going on over here lately, life is kinda boring right now if you can even say life with twins is boring!!

Lauren rocking her mohawk! No we didn't use gel, that's just held up with leftover dinner!
When i saw this picture it made me realize just how much he has turned into a "big boy"

We went to watch cousin Harlow's school Halloween parade!

Lauren wishing she could be in the parade!

My Booders!

Last weekend we dealt with an ear infections accompanied by projectile vomiting, I feel so helpless as a mom with sick babies! Poor Lauren passed out on Daddy's chest.

She later broke out in a rash all over from her antibiotic :-( but thankfully she was better and all cleared up for our pictures yesterday!
In other news Colin is finally officially crawling and getting into everything, Baby Girl still follows behind with her army crawl!

This is as good as Halloween got at our house, both were sick the entire Halloween weekend and i'm not going to lie, these pictures we taken yesterday!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10 Months Old...

  • I'm afraid your going to think your name is Booders and not Colin, thankfully so far you respond to both.
  • He has 4 teeth in and his 2 upper front teeth are just breaking through.
  • He still prefers to butt scoot around rather then crawl but he is up on all 4 rocking.
  • He wants to be able to pull himself up but can't seem to figure it out yet.
  • He loves to eat and thankfully isn't picky and eats everything we give him, he is completely off baby food and eats whatever we eat!
  • He is doing great now with his sippy when its on his tray and not thrown of the floor.
  • He is easily frustrated and wants to be able to do more then he can
  • Seriously doesn't he have the best smile ever!
  • She is an army crawler and a butt scooter, for some reason my kids just won't do the typical crawl but they get were the need to go!
  • She loves to pull herself up wherever she can and loves to hold your hands and walk around!
  • No teeth for her yet but that doesn't stop her from eating whatever she wants
  • She is a great eater as well and will eat anything we give her, no baby food for her either anymore
  • She is a sippy cup master and loves to drink water just like her mom she much prefers water over milk(formula)
  • She hates when Colin touches her even when he is being nice and not pulling her hair!
  • She lets out the biggest screams of excitement when either Daddy or Mommy come home from work, its the best welcome home anyone could ask for!
Loves crawling through her diaper box fort!

She so wants to play with the big girls!

mmm ravioli's are good!

mmm ravioli's are REALLY good!

On our way to the pumpkin patch!

Grandma came along with us, she just had cataract surgery(just explaining those glasses)

Picking out our pumpkins!
Aaah 2 more months to go till the big day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

9 month stats @ 9.5months...

Colin weighs 19lbs11oz (30%)
His length is 29inches(68%)
Only noted problem was his iron was just under normal at 30, normal is 32 but Dr D says not to worry and he will recheck at 12months!

Lauren weighs 17lbs6oz (19%)
Her length is 26 1/4 inches (8%)
Her iron levels check out fine!
We are off to pick out our pumpkins tomorrow, hopefully we will get some good pumpkin patch pictures!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

9 Months old...

Its incredibly hard now to get them to sit still of these pictures, this was the best i could get it!
Booders at 9 Months
  • Has 4 teeth, the bottom front is fully in and the one beside is peaking through now and he has 2 top teeth but not the front teeth the ones beside those, weird huh??
  • Still no actual crawling, he prefers to butt scoot, we have also seen him army crawl
  • Says dada and lala and I think I have heard mama once we work on that one daily:-)
  • Favorite food, mandarin oranges, they are his crack, both babies are almost completely on finger foods now and are doing great!
  • He can clap his hands to play patty cake and he has waved bye once!

They love brushing their teeth!

Lauren at 9 Months
  • No crawling, she is starting to butt scoot as well but she does pull up on everything she can, especially on me. She got herself pulled up on her crib once as well, thank god we lowered the crib the night before.
  • No teeth for her yet, i don't even seeing any coming
  • Favorite food, mandarin oranges as well with black beans a close 2nd!
  • Loves to make and "O" face and blow air
  • Screams with delight when Snax the cat comes into the room!
  • She has pretty much mastered the sippy cup!

I just love her face in this pic, she was mad, we were making fun of her bedhead!

Colin can actually ride this thing more backwards then forward though!

We almost daily go to play in these swings, Colin's feet almost hit the ground, they are growing so so fast.

We had a play date with our friend Maizza!
Every month is just keeps getting more and more fun, its hard to believe we have 3 months until their 1st birthday, that's just absolutely crazy! Where has this past year gone, last year at this time I was going into the hospital on bed rest, it seems like just yesterday!