Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas and 10 months!

Well our Christmas was GREAT!! The boys had a blast with all the new toys and clothes. They weren't quite crazy about opening the presents, but the tissue paper was another story. They were fascinated with tissue paper. We spent the morning with just mommy, daddy, Jakie and Jonah alone to see what Santa brought. Then, Grandma (GG), Grampa and Aunt Lo joined us. We had a wonderful breakfast after the boys went down for a nap. Then, we got up and continued to open all the presents.

Later that night, we noticed that Jake felt hot and he was not feeling good for the rest of the day. He ran a fever through the night. I figured it was because he was still getting his two top teeth. We gave him some tylenol and he felt less hot the next morning. However, Jonah had the same issue the following night. I know fevers are a normal way of the body fighting off something...but they scare mommy! We were supposed to go over to GG's house the next day but with Jonah running a fever over 100, we put it off until the following night. The reason we did 2 christmases was b/c our Aunt Lissa is a police officer and had to work on Christmas.

SO, Saturday, which was our 10 month birthday was spent at GG and Grampa's house. It was great. Aunt Lissa got us a cool new toy. And GG and Grampa got us a wagon!!! We put the boys in it and just drug them around the house a few time and they both giggled. It was super cute.

Both boys are back to normal by now. Jake is still working on getting those two top teeth out. They are slow movers. Other than that, we are looking forward to 2009. Happy New Year!

The monkeys LOVED their rocking dogs...Jonah especially!

These shirts were in our stockings. They say, "My brother is the naughty one". I couldn't resist!
Daddy is reading a card from Grampa George

We loved our present from Aunt Lissa.

Best wagon ever!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Well the cutie patooties are doing well. They are masters of walking now. They baaarely crawl anymore and if they do it's only for a few strides. They started picking toys up and carrying them places lately. So now they're multi-tasking walkers!!
We had another case of the sniffles lately that seemed to last a little longer than I would have hoped. Jake is popping in his upper teeth so now he'll have more than just his bottom 2. Jonah still stands firm at 4 on top and 3 on the bottom. Jake has started this new thing where he will purse his lips together and out like he's going in for a kiss, while shutting his eyes and doing what I like to call a "fake whimper". It's really cute and kind of pathetic all at the same time...already finding out how to be dramatic! Jonah on the other hand has still got this ridiculously high pitched squeel that has yet to stop. He will be the center of attention!
Both boys are getting better at their pincher grasp. They are picking up food and self feeding some at meal times...and then there is the picking up of everything else they can find that is even hard to see with the naked eye. It is amazing to watch them eyeball a TINY piece of fuzz and watch their thought process motion them forward to pick it up.
Their verbal skills are picking up too. I'm starting to wonder if "maa" means mom. And I've heard a few "daa"s in there too. They seem to say "maa" a lot when I get home. Some of my favorites times of the day are when I get them up from sleeping or when I get home and see their faces light up as I'm coming towards them. Those times make me forget about all the bad that is going on in the world and focus on those two amazing faces who just want to be in your arms. It's just precious!!
I took a few pics of the boys next to their Grandmother's christmas tree. I would love to tell you they're actually helping to put the ornaments on the tree but actually it's just the opposite. Oh least the photos are precious. :)

Our two monkeys!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

9 months!

It's crazy what a difference about a week makes. My boys have gone from taking a few steps and falling over to walking from a room into another room, bending over to pick something up then standing back up and continue walking and then changing directions before losing their balance. We headed back over to grandma's house tonight and she was AMAZED at the progress they've made since she saw them last week.

We had our 9 month appt. the other day. Both boys are VERY healty!!! Jake weighs 21lbs and Jonah is at 19lbs. They are both the same height now and Jake's head is just a hair (get it) bigger than Jonah's. We're getting over the sniffles again this week. I hate when they get sick...b/c we all get sick...and I really hate it when my babies feel like the poo!!!

This video was taken right after Thanksgiving.

And these were taken last night.

Our Thanksgiving was great! The boys had fun playing in grandma's kitchen, or should I say destroying it! Unfortunately they slept through the main dinner but we discovered they like cranberrys and mashed potatoes. We have MUCH to be thankful for. I still can't believe we have TWO beautiful, healthy baby boys. They are the highlight of my every moment. I can't wait to see what they'll do next. I still can't believe it sometimes. Even tonight my mother said, "Shannon, your CHILDREN are walking! YOUR did that happen that you have kids?!" I said, "I know...I have to remind myself sometimes too that this happened and there's two at the same time...and it's the most amazing thing I could have ever happened to me!" I thank God for these babies and pray everyday for their continued health and progress. Even our doctor said they're way ahead of the curve as far as physical accomplishments. He said that even if they weren't twins it would be big but especially as a multiple. My kids are awesome!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. It's been busy lately. So, since I've last written, Jake took his first steps two weeks ago and Jonah took his first steps last week. Oh my!!! Jake is getting a lot more courageous lately with his standing without holding anything and trying to take a few steps before falling over and resorting to walking. I was amazed that he was the first one to branch out since Jonah was pulling himself up to a stand for at least a week before Jake. Jonah is still a little more timid about cruising from one piece of furniture to the next without crawling over to it...even if it's just a step in between but I see him getting a little less scared every day. I can't believe my babies took their first steps before they reached 9 months old!!!

We had our first playdate a little over a week ago with our friend Paisley. We had a great time and can't wait to see you again soon Paisley. And we're looking forward to getting together with more friends as soon as we can!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


They just started to eat some protein, just chicken and turkey as of right now. They definately liked it! Their favorites are sweet potatoes, bananas, apple sauce, peas, carrots and a few others they've tried. I dont think they are too wild about green beans or spinach but we'll work on that. They definately let me know when something is not good. Jonah looks at me like "WHY would you give this to me" and Jake makes the funniest gagging sound. He's not actually gagging, it's just a noise to protest my choice of veggie.

I do make my own baby foods as well as give them some store bought. BUT, everything is organic...even their juice. That's important to me to try to reduce the amount of chemicals/artificials that go into their mouths right now. I'm sure they'll have plenty of time to load up on unhealthy things when they are adults but I want to start them out on the right foot.

Monday, November 3, 2008


No we didn't go trick or treating. But we did get dressed up for a short time. These costumes were a bit too thick for the Texas heat so we didn't stay in them for too long. That may be why we look a little p.o.'d.

So here are Mommy's little monsters!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Having Fun on a Saturday Afternoon

I just wanted to capture my cuties at play. This is what our typical day consists of: pulling up on the couch and cruising up and down it, banging on the door to make the dog bark, playing with our favorite toy, banging on the tv until we get in trouble, pulling up on the couch, making faces, etc.

Put the camera down mom!

Friday, October 24, 2008

8 Months old on Monday!

We'll be 8 months old on Monday...hard to believe! We are working on many things and every day presents something new to explore. For example, we're starting to try some new foods that require a little bit of gumming like mango and apple. Jake thought the sound the apple made was HILLARIOUS! (see below...the camera ran out of memory or we would have gone longer) Every time he took a bite he laughed. The boys are SO active. They are pulling up to a stand almost all day long. They love their activity table that Aunt Lissa got us because it's easy to pull up to and it has lots to do. Of course we already know all the songs it plays by heart!
We're already growing out of some of our 6-9 month clothes. The hoodie outfits above fit nicely and are for 9 month olds. Neal and I ordered our toddler car seats so we'll be graduating from our infant seats soon. They love to follow the dog and have therefore discovered how to get to the kitchen...which presents a whole new world of wonders. They have just figured out how to open times await on that front.
Let's see what else. Oh we're getting better at sippy cups. Jake is almost better at drinking out of it without the top than with it. We had our first flu shots last saturday and while we were there we decided to get a weight check. Jake was over 20lbs and Jonah was over 18lbs. Sheesh! What happened to my little babies!?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thing 1 and Thing 2

I love love love these outfits and I wanted to share. And thanks to Anna for introducing them to me.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pumpkin Patch SO Much Fun!

So today is my birthday and I decided that we NEED to go out. One week ago today we all got the sniffles and this past week has been so hard. We were all three sick and boy did we feel like the poo. And since we all felt better, it was time to venture out to the PUMPKIN PATCH!!! And boy did we have some fun. We were even some people's attraction within an attraction. We had a couple of people ask if they could take pictures of the boys. It was cute...but then again so were they! It was a good start to the day. :)