Saturday, May 30, 2009

Play date

Today, we went to our first play date with my Metrocrest Parents of Multiples (MPOM). We had a great time. Our friends Amber and Gerald were there with their adorable twin boy, Trevor and Caleb. The girls had a good time and we did too. We got a great picture of the dads with their babies.

Another thing we learned today is that the girls love Gerber puffs. I bought a generic brand and they didn't seem to like it. But today, they ate some of the boys puffs and they loved it. They crawled all over the blanket to get to them. Now we know how to get them to crawl!



The other exciting thing in our house is that the girls are starting to stand. At first both were climbing up mom and dad. Now, they are climbing on the gate and their little table. Looks like walking is in their near future!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Busy Holiday Weekend

We had a very busy weekend. My sister and family came on Friday and stayed until Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, we went to the park and played in the backyard. The kids also finger painted. Below is a picture of the kids painting. Aunt Laura bought the girls balls for a ball pit and all four kids climbed in! It was very cute. On Sunday, Grandma and Papa came and we did a little shopping.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Random Pictures

As I mentioned in the last post, the girls had a busy week. I thought I would post a couple of pictures. We gave the girls avacados for the second time and they liked it. The first time, they didn't like it because of the texture. This time they loved it. Here is a picture of Lizzie eating.

We have a play yard in the middle of our living room that the girls play in. They seem to be quite happy. They are starting to learn that they can climb up it. Gracie likes to climb and then lick the wall. This is her trying to climb and lick.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Busy Week

This week has been very busy and won't stop until next Monday. On Sunday, we went on a picnic with some friends to the park. We had fun playing on the swings. Then on Monday, Nana Darlene came to visit. She leaves today. She and Wes went to the park Monday, went to the doctor because the girls have ear infections, finger painted yesterday, and are folded laundry today. The girls are having a great time!

The girls have had some firsts this week. They ate ground turkey and chicken that wasn't pureed. They are getting to be big girls. They are both fighting ear infections and been a little cranky. Gracie woke up last night around 3:00 and was very unhappy. We gave them Motrin and feed them. She fell back asleep.

The girls are also getting teeth. Lizzie is up to four and Gracie finally has one!

My sister and her family is coming for a visit. It should be really fun. The girls love Sydney and Sam. Then on Sunday, my parents are coming.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shopping Spree

Wes and I went on a shopping spree today for the girls. It was the kind of shopping I love best, free. We went to our local consignment shop and spent the last of the money we made off of our bassinets. We bought bassinets for the girls (way too expensive) thinking they would be in them for a while. Then we decided to co-bed the girls (put them in the same crib) and didn't need the bassinets anymore so, we sold them. Anyway, we had a good time picking out shorts for the girls. They have long pants but with 90 degree days, they need shorts!

One of our biggest challenges with the girls is getting them in and out of the car. It's a lot easier now that we leave the car seats in the car but it's still exhausting. Wes and I will not go somewhere just because we don't want to get the girls in the car. To make things even more fun, Gracie has decided that she doesn't want to sit still when you are trying to buckle her in. She wiggles and turns so it takes even longer.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

This was my first mother's day with the girls on the outside. Last year, I was about six months pregnant. Wes made it a great day. First, he woke me up with both girls telling me happy mother's day and gave me my card. The night before, he brought me flowers home from the grocery store. We got up and he made me breakfast while I showered. We got ready for church and then went out for lunch. We picked somewhere were we thought nobody would eat and we were right. Then we came home and I took a nap with the girls while he worked in the yard. After I got up, I went and helped him in the yard. Then the ice cream truck came by and Wes bought me ice cream! It was a really great day! Happy Mother's Day! Below are our mother's (and father's) day pictures.


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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Another first

The girls were invited to their first birthday party for their friends Caleb and Trevor who are identical boy twins. The girls had a great time! We were a little worried because the girls took a very short morning nap and had no afternoon nap. They slept off and on today so they were cranky on the way there and cranky on the way home.

Anyway, the girls had their first experience with a ball pit. At first they just played with the balls and then we put them in. They did think it was fun and loved watching the other kids play. Below are action shots of Lizzie and Gracie playing together with the balls.








Our Girls and Dog

The girls think that the dog, Molly, is the funniest thing ever. They love to watch her and the cats to see what they are doing. They love to have Molly lick their face and hands. They stick their hands out for her and their face. If they are cranky and I let Molly in, the instantly start laughing. Here is video of the girls with Molly the other night.


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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cheating....

I kept a journal for part of the time that the girls were in the NICU. I started it on day 17 and kept it up until the day they came home. I also wrote the story of the girls delivery.

http://wesandmelissapotterfamily.blogspot.com/2008/06/our-story.html

I decided to back date the blog for those entries. I will be posting more as I get time but the first couple are there for you to read. The closer we get to the girls first birthday the more sentimental I get.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The girls

Here are some pictures we took tonight of the girls. I don't know why when we take pictures we always seem to get all the junk we have around in the picture. Also, it takes us about 20 shots to get both girls to smile at the same time. I'm glad we have a digital camera!


Wessie with Lizzie and Gracie


Lizzie


Gracie
The girls playing

Trying to get the girls to look at the camera and smile at the same time.

Me with the girls

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Perfume

We learned something today. The girls hate perfume. Since RSV season is over, we have started putting the girls in the nursery at church (before that they were going to Sunday school and church with us). Usually the girls will go to people with no problem, but today Wes tried to hand Gracie over and she screamed. I noticed that the nursery worker smelled strongly of perfume. Once Lizzie got a whiff, she started crying too.

The girls do ok in the nursery except that it's during nap time so they don't get much sleep. When we went to pick them up, they told me that Lizzie had been throwing up. I asked if it was spitting up or throwing up. They said it was more than spit up and slightly discolored. I said that my girls were spitters and they had Cheerios this morning. Lizzie acted fine. I just don't think they know the kind of spit up my girls are capable of and the girls have actualy gotten better!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our little destroyer

Wes and I were in the kitchen making dinner while the girls were playing in the living room. I looked up to see what the girls were doing. Gracie had somehow taken apart the flooring they play on and had put her body through it. Later that evening, she had somehow taken off her pants. I think we will have to keep an eye on her.