Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Up until Monday of this week, we had plans to go to Oklahoma and celebrate Halloween with my family. The girls were going to go trick-or-treating with their cousins Sydney and Sam. Those plans changed when the girls came down with the flu. They both ran high fevers and felt pretty crummy for a couple of days. By Thursday, they were back to normal; however, the doctor recommended that we not go out of town so the girls could rest. So, we'll go to OK next weekend.

We were very disappointed and so were Sydney and Sam. We did end up having a great Halloween though. Last night, we went to a great kid party and the girls had a blast! Then tonight, we went trick-or-treating with some friends of ours from church. The girls really liked it and I like all the candy we got. The girls were both kitty cats. Lizzie loved carrying the treat buckets and Gracie loved wearing the ears. We even came home and had some kids trick-or-treat at our door.

Lizzie trying to pull the ears off

Gracie loved wearing the ears

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fun with Friends

Since I'm finally feeling better after having bronchitis for the first time in my life, we decided to meet our friends at a pumpkin patch in Flower Mound. It was crazy busy and there were bees every where. The girls had fun running around and looking at the pumpkins. Wes saw the Hello Kitty cut outs so of course we had to get our picture with her.

Here are some pictures from our day.

Caleb, Trevor, Lizzie and Gracie

Me, Lizzie, Gracie, Caleb, Trevor and Amber

Gracie, Lizzie, Trevor and Caleb

Gracie and Lizzie with Hello Kitty!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We took the girls to the pumpkin patch today. With all the rain, we haven't gotten a chance to go.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin Party!

Today, we went to our first Halloween party of the year with our twin group! We had a great time.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Big day!

What a day we had today. I took the day off of work because today is Wes and mine seventh anniversary! We celebrated today by taking the girls to the state fair. We had a great time and the girls loved the petting zoo.

When we came home from the fair, my parents were here because they are flying out tomorrow to go to New England for the fall foliage. Anyway, they took us out to dinner and then babysat while Wes and I went to a movie. It was a great night!

What topped off the night was that the girls started walking tonight! Right before we left for the movie, the girls were playing. Gracie all of a sudden decided to walk from Grandma to me and back. Then Lizzie decided she couldn't let Gracie have all the fun and attention, so she started walking too. Below is video that Wes took. That was the best anniversary present that the girls could have given us!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

NICU Reunion

Today, we went to the first annual Baylor Grapevine NICU reunion. We had a really good time. We saw a lot of the nurses and doctors that the girls had take care of them during their time there. Another exciting thing is that we saw the other set of twins that were in the Step Down with the girls. They were boy twins and they were about two or three weeks ahead of the girls. It was nice, because their parents had already gone through everything so they could share their experience with us. We visited together and even rode the little train. The girls loved it! Gracie laughed the whole time. Lizzie wasn't so sure at first, but she did like it. Below are pictures of us before our ride.

We are very grateful to Baylor Grapevine and all the nurses and doctors that took care of all of us while we were there (God was really watching out for us during my pregnancy and the girls birth). Without the nurses, doctors, and medical technology, the girls and I would not be here today. We have been to many hospitals and it by far is the best.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What a week!

This week has been crazy. Last Friday Wes had a minor surgery that was suppose to take a couple hours and we ended up staying 12! It was awful. Anyway, we had to take the girls to the hospital with us until my parents could pick them up and take them home. So we woke the girls up at 5:30 am and headed out. The girls did pretty good until about 7:30 am and started getting cranky. I took them to the cafeteria and fed them pancakes. We then went to the waiting room to wait. Once I got to the waiting room, I realized that they needed a diaper change. So, the receptionist showed us where the bathroom was with a changing table.

I changed the diapers, loaded the girls and stuff back on the stroller and headed back. Once there, I unloaded all the toys and the girls. Not but 15 minutes later, I smelled something. It was Gracie. So, I loaded all the toys and the girls back into the stroller and we headed down the hall again. We finally get back to the waiting room and unload the toys and play for a while until grandma and papa show up. I was so exhausted by the time they came. The receptionist asked if I missed them and felt naked. From my expression, she must have seen my relief. Then she asks if I stay at home with them. I told her no and that currently Wes was home with them. She gave me the "what kind of mother doesn't stay home with her kids and works" look.

Finally, we made it home (after I had to be assertive and say that Wes needed to be discharged). My parents stayed until Wednesday and Wes is recovering well. He should be as good as new in another week or so.

Everything is an adventure with these two girls. Oh, they are progressing on their walking. They have taken more steps and now like to hold hands with people and walk. It was so cute the other night, we went for ice cream and Wes and papa were holding the girls hands and walking them up and down the side walk!