Sunday, July 27, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
My apologies for the poor videographing at the end, I wasn't about to put the camera down.
At one point it looks like Avery is trying to help Jack over, how sweet!
Unfortunately, I have no video of Avery yet. She rolled twice and both times I didn't have the camera on.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Well, last night she was back in the office printing off boarding passes and fiddling around on the computer. She came out to the family room to ask me a question looking like this.....
I almost died laughing, but I first got out, "Go look in the mirror". It turns out that while she was printing the boarding pass she spotted some Burt's Bees lip shimmer in the drawer and thought it was chapstick. The shade is called "coffee", need I say more? Her response was that it was Burt's Bees and she didn't think they made anything but chapstick. Funny, funny, funny!!
It took me a few minutes to take the picture because I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my face.
Thanks Court, for being such a good sport and for always making me smile!!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I was a dummy and didn't check the camera before packing it away and the battery was dead dead dead so I got zero pictures. Cindi took a lot so I'm "borrowing" from her collection. Thank you, Cindi!
The little ones are getting more and more active. Cindi's boys are about 2 weeks older than Jack and Avery and they are rolling over like champs. The rest of the babies are about 1 month younger than Jack and Avery. I held little Violet who was born on April 5th and she felt so tiny!! It's hard to believe that mine were ever that little...
Cindi got a lot of cute pictures of the little ones. Here are a few.
left to right: Jake, Miles, Ian and Jack
Avery playing with Jack
The group hanging out for a potty break. We always get such interesting comments and questions when we are together. We meet lots of twins, mothers of twins, friends of twins, etc....
Friday, July 18, 2008
but far away
The noise of life begins again...
--Alfred Lord Tennyson
My brother and I at the Basin holding Jack and Avery. The yellow rose garden is in the background.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
They recovered relatively quickly and we got them dressed and headed for home. They both slept all the way home. That's one advantage for living in the boonies, it takes a while to get home so they get a little mini-nap no matter where we go. It's now 4pm and their appts were at 2pm. Jack is playing in his exersaucer and Avery is hanging out on her activity mat. I think they are doing alright.
I got smart this time and gave them Tylenol before we got to the doctor's office, actually we were in the parking lot, but it gave it enough time to kick in.
So here are the stats:
15lbs 6oz - 55th percentile
27 inches - 96th percentile
13lbs 11.5 oz - 50th percentile
24 3/4 inches - 50-75th percentile
They got the thumbs up from the doctor. He suggested we start giving them vitamins for Vitamin D since they don't get formula. He also wrote a prescription for antibiotics for Jack's eye. It's been red the last couple of days, but it comes and goes. It was acting up while we were there which is good so it can be treated.
They got the same sequence of shots they were given at their 2 month appointment and they seemed to do alright at night then. I'm hoping they will sleep okay tonight.
We are going to the zoo tomorrow with our twin group so if they are feeling yucky it might be good to get them out of the house for a change of scenery. They really enjoy being outside.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We went down to my parents' house on Sunday for a visit. It was so toasty warm, we ended up hanging out outside and Mom and Dad took the pak n play and the swing outside so we could hang out. Below is Avery in just her diaper enjoying being naked, or mostly naked!!
Jack is below, playing with Grandpa's hands.
This last picture is from our latest "twins walk". We met up at Gas Works Park and walked around a bit, then spread out our blankets in the shade and enjoyed the warm weather. Look at all the babies..can you find Jack and Avery?? Avery is in the aqua tank top with the little denim capris and Jack is next to her in the white top with the navy Hawaiian shirt. Counterclockwise from Jack are: Violet and Jake, Miles and Ian, and Stella and Fiona.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Anyway, Stef called me today to tell me that Court had something of mine that I might be interested in having...yep, my purse. Court and I had talked about me coming in on Wednesday to visit so that everyone can see Jack and Avery and I can start cleaning up my desk and packing up my stuff since my official last day is August 7th. Well, Court went in there because I had mentioned to her that I had snacks in my cupboards and she must have been hungry and was looking around for something to eat...she found my purse instead. Yipppeee!! Mystery solved, I couldn't be happier. My social security card was in there as were a set of keys that I don't use very often but that would be a major pain in the butt to replace. Not to mention that it was a very very expensive purse that I had received as a Christmas gift from Court.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who helped to search for it and thank you Court for finding it!!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Avery has started sucking her thumb and it's the cutest thing ever. She hasn't figured out how to bend her fingers to keep them out of her face and she looks so cute!! Below is a picture of her doing it.
The other news is that we caved and bought a minivan. We've been talking about it since I was pregnant and I was the one who didn't want one. In the last couple of months it has become evident that a minivan would make our lives so much easier. We broke down and bought one a couple of weeks ago and I LOVE it!! I'm still figuring out how to use all of its buttons and things, but my favorite thing is that I can sit in the front seat and when the babies cry I can just get up and go back to the back seat and check on them. I'm not stuck in the back seat anymore. Below is a picture of the sexy new car!!
We just got back from visiting Court's family in Montana for the 4th of July. Brenda was able to use her connections to locate a bunch of baby gear for us to keep us all sane during our visit. Below is a picture of their poor living room. Not only have we turned our house into a daycare, but we succeeded in turning their house into one as well!! This is only part of it, too. There were two pack 'n play's in the bedroom, too. Thank you Brenda and Lloyd for letting us take over your house. We really appreciate it.And the last item is of Jack in the new jumperoo I got for him and Avery. Avery isn't that interested in it yet, she's more entertained watching Jack enjoy it. We all enjoy watching Jack in his jumperoo. See the video below for a smile...
Court will post about our trip to Montana and some pictures of our visit so stay tuned...