Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Foods

We have been experimenting with different foods for the girls. Tonight was the first time they tried meat. We made spaghetti with meat sauce for us and took some of the meat before we added sauce and pureed it. We fed the girls meat, pasta, and pears. It was a big meal for them. Gracie loved it and ate a ton. Lizzie has texture issues and wasn't too sure about putting things in her mouth. She slowly ate. But, when I added Cheerios on top of it she ate it fast! The girls love their Cheerios. It's like candy to them!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Party and Hair Bows

Today we went to a new mom brunch with my moms of multiples group. It was the first play date outing the girls have done. I was nervous because it was the first time by myself with the girls in this type of situation. It was a little rocky because it was during nap time and a feeding. They started getting a little cranky because they didn't have their nap and got hungry. I ended up having to excuse myself and ask the hostess for some place private where I could feed them. To my surprise it was easier than I thought.

Us before the party

As I have mentioned before, people have given us their baby stuff. One of the things I found in the boxes have been hair bows. I am usually not very good about putting bows on the girls because they take them off and I forget to put it on them in the first place. However, I thought it would be funny to see what they would look like in them. Surprisingly, they let me put several of them on and let their daddy take a picture.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens

Today was the girls appointment with the therapist, so we usually make a day of it. We went to their appointment and the girls are doing great! They tested to be at or above their adjusted age and even at their chronological age! That means they have caught up! We were so excited.

The next thing we did was take the girls to visit the nurses in the NICU. We saw several nurses and they all told us how cute the girls are.

Then, we decided to go to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. We had a great time walking around and seeing the pretty flowers and plants. Gracie likes the plants a little too much and every time we put her down she wanted to eat them. Below are some pictures of our day.


Butterfly chair

Lizzie in the grass

Gracie trying to eat the grass

The girls sitting in the grass

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Play time

The girls were playing together and I had to get a picture. They looked so cute.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fun

Nana bought the girls these cute hats that match some cute outfits. The girls got a lot of new clothes from their aunt, grandma, and nana. We were so excited. Between family buying clothes and people giving us their baby clothes, Wes and I haven't really had to buy anything. It is hard to get the girls both looking up and smiling at the same time. It usually requires both of us and a lot of silly noises and faces.



Here the girls are in their Joe's shirts. No child with family from Oklahoma should be without their Joe's shirt. This is a special one for my uncle Tony who loves the Joe's shirt for its diversity. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bluebonnets


Well, we went and took pictures of the girls in the bluebonnets. We always said that we wouldn't and made fun of the people we saw along side the road. But, there was a small stretch of them near the house and it looked like a safe place to park and put the girls down. They really liked the flowers and tried to pick them and eat them. Wes and I joked that they were going to get arrested.
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter

Not only was this weekend Easter, but it was also the girls 10 month birthday. For their 10 month birthday, they got to try Cheerios and sippy cups. Both were very fascinating and fun. They loved to eat the Cheerios. They even got a few in their mouths on their own.


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Easter was fun too. Grandma bought the grand kids bunny ears and they all put them on for pictures! They looked so cute.



Right now, whenever we go in somewhere Wes and I always discuss whether or not we are taking the car seats and/or stroller. Things we have to factor in the discussion are if the girls will fall asleep or stay wake, how much contact with other people we want them to have (if they are in the car seats people are less likely to touch), the location (will the car seats be too bulky for the location) and how long the walk is (the girls are getting heavy).

It was a cold wet Easter this year. Because church is a car seat location, Wes and I had to park far way from the door and walk carrying the heavy car seats. It was pouring rain when church got out. Wes was sick so I was elected to go get the car after church. I ran to the car and was totally soaked by the time I got there. Then I had to drive to the car port to pick them up. It took forever and put me in a very foul mood. Once we got back to the house, I dried my hair so we could take a family picture.



The girls in their Easter dresses and bunny ears.



Friday, April 10, 2009

First Easter

We are on our way to Grandma and Papa's for Easter. It should be really fun. I'm sure the girls will love watching Sydney and Sam collect eggs.

Wes and I always snack in the car which is very bad. We have already stopped for beef jerky and now we are getting fried pies.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Daddy is so funny

Wes and I were getting dinner ready for us and making baby food for the girls. When we cook, we pull the girls in to the kitchen because they like to watch us. I had stepped out of the kitchen and heard the girls laughing. I turned around and there was Wes jumping up and down and the girls thought this was the funniest thing. Both girls were laughing so hard. I grabbed the camera and made Wes jump up and down again. He was exhausted when we were done!


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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fun Saturday!

Today, we went to the girls first Easter egg hunt at church. They mostly just sat in the stroller while the other kids hunted the eggs. There were a lot of kids there and the girls love watching kids! We did get to take this cute picture while we were there. This nice lady asked if we wanted to get the whole family which is great because we don't have that many pictures of all four of us!

We met a nice lady who had a 10 month old that was born 12 days before the girls. He was 1 lb when he was born and spent 10 weeks in the NICU. Now he is 15 lbs and healthy! What a wonderful story! We love talking to people about their baby experiences.

The other thing we did today was take the girls to the park. They really like the swings and watching the other kids. We put the girls in the grass for the first time. Gracie liked grabbing it and then throwing it. Lizzie took a little longer grabbing it and just wanted to examine the grass. She wasn't too sure what to do.


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Gracie playing in the grass


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Lizzie playing in the grass.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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We took the girls to the park to play on the swings. It was a nice spring day. This is the girls' second time to be in the baby swings and they really like it. Gracie loved swinging and watching all the other kids. Lizzie acted all shy and bashful but had a great time too.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bath Time


We decided to try and bath the girls together in the tub. We have been bathing them one at a time in a baby tub. It takes a lot of time and the girls don't get to be together. This is actually the second attempt in a bath together. For the first try, we just sat them in the tub. They don't quite have the muscle strength to stay seated that long and Gracie fell over. We decided that wasn't such a good idea.

Then, I saw a friend of mine's pictures of her twins in the tub in their bumpo chairs. We haven't used the chairs much and were excited we could use them. We filled the tub and put the girls in their chairs and gave them toys. They loved it!
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