Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Memories

What a great Christmas we had this year!! We were blessed to be able to spend the holidays with both sides of our family this year. The babies got a LOT of attention!
Christmas Eve my mom, mother-in-law Diane, Carson, Avery, and I went to the Gaylord Texan resort to walk through the ice exhibit. It was a Grinch theme this year; it's amazing what these artists can do with ice. We bundled the babies up and they went in with us. I was hoping that no one would call CPS on me for taking my babies into a 9 degree freezer. Don't worry, they were plenty warm as you can see from the pictures below.
Here's Carson, ready to go see the Grinch Avery and Mimi
Us with the giant Grinch ice sculpture, we look like snowmen in the jackets they give you to wear.
Christmas Eve night we went to our church candlelight service. The music was beautiful and the sermon was great. I was so glad that we were able to take the babies. They were really good.
Family picture at church.
Then we went over to my parents and spent the rest of the evening with our family and good friends.
Here we are playing our traditional game of left, right, center with the Millers.
Group shot on Christmas Eve at my parents house.
Shane's grandparents flew in from Florida and luckily got here Christmas Eve before all the ice and snow.
Here's Carson and Avery with their great-grandparents
Who would have thought that we'd have a white Chirstmas. It was so fun to wake up to a beautiful blanket of snow Christmas morning.
We went back to my parents house Christmas morning to open presents with my family.
Carson and Avery in their Christmas jammies
It was so fun to watch my niece Kennedy get excited about Christmas. This year she asked Santa for a, "pink sewing machine, a pink pen, and a pink iPhone." So being the awesome aunt and uncle that we are, Shane dug out his old iPhone and I painted the clear case pink and put glitter on it and we gave it to her for Chirstmas. Every 2 year old needs an iPhone right?
After opening gifts and eating breakfast at my parents, we went back to our house to open gifts with Shane's family. We spent the day with Shane's mom, grandparents, uncle Jerry, cousin Catherine, uncle Travis, and aunt JJ.
Here I am with my little Christmas angels in front of our tree.
Carson and Avery made quiet a haul this year. Lots of toys to play with this next year.
Daddy and his sweet smiling girl
Carson and Avery turned 3 months old today. However, this post is long enough so I will write about all their 3 month stuff later this week.
We hope everyone had a blessed Chirstmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Busy month

Wow, I can't believe that it's two days away from Christmas. Where has this month gone? I finally have all the shopping, wrapping, and Christmas preparations complete. Carson and Avery have been troopers with all of our errand running and shopping we've done these past few weeks. It is getting easier to get out and about with them. They are good shoppers!!
I've had fun this year getting into the Christmas spirit with my little babies here! We've been playing Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, and tonight we are going to make some Christmas cookies.
We've been able to go to a couple of Christmas parties, with the help of our awesome baby sitters MiMi and PaPa!! This is a picture of all the girls at our Bible Study Chirstmas party. I'm so blessed to work with so many amazing Chirstian ladies! Love these girls!!
We also celebrated Shane's 28th birthday last week. We went to eat at Texas de Brazil with some of our good friends!! Happy belated birthday to my amazing husband. He is such a great husband, father, and friend. I can't imagine figuring out life with anyone else!!
Carson and Avery are finally able to sit in the Bumbos. Their heads still bob around a little, but they are getting more control.
This is our latest sleep aid, it's called a Woombie. It replaced the swaddle blankets when the babies started busting out multiple times a night. I got tired of swaddling and reswaddling all night long, so we thought we'd give these woombies a try. And the babies seem to really like them. They are really stretchy so they can move their arms around inside of it, but they can't get their arms free. They kinda look like they are in jail, but I really think it helps them sleep better.
Sweet faces! I love these babies so much!!
Hope everyone has a great holiday season, celebrating the birth of our savior!
Merry Chirstmas!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The stockings are hung

We finally have the house decorated for Christmas. What I can usually get done in one Saturday has taken me two weeks. I guess that's to be expected with two babies. We decided to get a real Christmas tree this year. Shane grew up cutting down his own Christmas tree with his family, so he wanted to start that traditon with our kids as well. So we packed up the babies and drove about an hour away to a tree farm to search for the perfect tree. It really is a fun experience, just a little difficult to do with twins.
Carson all ready to go cut down his first tree.
Avery, bundled up and ready to go! It was freezing!
I tried my hardest to put both the babies in the Moby wrap. I probably tried for 30 minutes to get both of them in there..... they just don't fit anymore. So after a lot of frustration, we decided to each carry a baby.
Which resulted in...............
...........Super daddy cutting down a tree with a baby strapped to him!
And the final result!!
One more cute Christmas picture of the babies at our ABF Christmas party!
I love this time of year so much. This Christmas is going to be so much fun. I can't wait to spend it with my new little family! What a blessing!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rolling and Smiling

Carson and Avery turned 2 months old on Sunday. We are so proud of our babies, they had an eventful week this past week. They started smiling.... the staring right at your face, interactive kind of smile. So, so sweet! They are also rolling. They both rolled over from front to back on Friday 11/27. I couldn't believe that they both rolled over on the same day. So competitive.
They both got their first immunizations on Monday, it was really sad. I had never heard Carson scream so loud.
Sweet smiling girl!
Avery weighed 10lbs 14oz (50th%) at her 2 month appointment and was 22.5 in. long (25th%)
She is such a sweet girl, and still very spirited!
She still loves to nap in her swing, but is starting to have more "happy awake" time during the day. She loves to sleep next to mommy at night (I know... bad habit, but sometimes you just gotta do whatever will get her to sleep!)
Happy boy
Carson weighed 11lbs 4oz (50th%) and was 22.5in long (25th%). We were so surprised that he passed his sister in weight.
He is such a happy boy and loves to look at himself in the mirror. He is starting to focus more on what we are saying to him and will just stare and smile at us when we talk to him. He hates the hiccups and has to be held while he has them... so sweet!
2 month picture
Look how much we've grown since 1 month ago!!
They are both wearing 0-3month clothes now. They officially can't fit into newborn clothes anymore. They are also starting to have one 4-5 hour sleeping stretch at night between feeds. Yay!!