Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
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.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
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
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.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
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
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
Saturday, April 4, 2009
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.
Gracie playing in the grass
Lizzie playing in the grass.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
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
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!