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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloweened

I last-minuted Halloween this year.  Actually, I last-minute a lot of things, especially Halloween, all the time…. But, here’s what we ended up with.

I had a couple of costume ideas for the boys, but the one I really wanted needed to be made.  I couldn’t find them to purchase anywhere.  Since we all know I’m not the greatest or most efficient sewer, and I wasn’t willing to make the time to sew, I just bought these little costumes for the boys at Sam’s for less than $10 each.  Hey, they matched!  I’m still not sure if they are crocodiles, dinosaurs, or Godzilla.  I know!  A PAIR OF CROCS! Hahaha! :-)crocs   As for the picture, we take what we can get… *sigh*.Fall 2010 034

We’ve had the pumpkins to carve for over a week, at least.  We carved them this afternoon.  I thought they turned out pretty good.  Honestly, I wasn’t very excited about standing in the kitchen to scoop out and cut up yet another food item.  I feel like I’m in the kitchen cutting food up all the time.  I’m glad we did it, though.   Fall 2010 023Fall 2010 054Fall 2010 053 

We took the boys trick-or-treating.  We just walked the street and visited with a few neighbors.  One neighbor was giving out little bottles of bubbles.  I’m going to put them in my purse for use in case of emergency.  By the way, Rollei went trick-or-treating with us.  He was a pumpkin.  He will always be a pumpkin. :-)Fall 2010 036

Mamaw and Timpa dropped by for a quick visit to see the boys in their little costumes, too. Fall 2010 045

The quantity of trick-or-treaters seemed to be down this year.  We have tons of candy left over.  Todd is going to take the extra to school to give away.  Goodness knows we don’t need it here!

I just want to throw out major kudos to Todd for being Superdad tonight.  You may have not been in costume, but cooking dinner for all of us, feeding the boys, and being all-around great (I was handing out candy) was, and always is, much appreciated.  I love you, husband!

Hope you all had a very fun Halloween!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

This evening, we enjoyed a quick trip to a local church that has a little pumpkin patch.  One kind lady offered to take a family picture for us.  Fall 2010 001

Mr. Camera Man (Todd) took the rest of the pictures.  Logan was all smiles, while Nathan was mesmerized watching other kids run and play.

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We had a really good time, but were in a hurry, as usual.  We lost light pretty quickly, too.  I’m glad we went and look forward to going again next year!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

12 Months Old

I’m sure you will all forgive me, and I will forgive myself, for posting the boys’ 12 months post so late.  I’m just glad to get it posted at all. 

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Logan:

Weight: 25 lb. 8 3/4 oz. – 75-90th percentile

Length: 31 inches – 90th percentile

Head Circumference: 48 cm. – 90th percentile

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Nathan:

Weight: 24 lb. 1 1/4 oz. – 50-75th percentile

Length: 31 inches – 90th percentile

Head Circumference: 47 cm. – 75-90th percentile

 

This month the boys…

  • Eat only table food.  But, I feed them better than I feed us.  They eat fresh veggies and fruits, beans, etc. (Favorite treat is frozen grapes)
  • Drink whole milk and water from sippy cups.  No more bottles!
  • Wear size 4 diapers.
  • Wear size 18 month clothes.  They still wear some 12 month in pants.
  • Wear size 6 shoes.
  • Still don’t walk, but continue to cruise.  They will stand alone, some.  They walk holding just 1 finger (this is new news for Logan).  We’ll get there when we get there.
  • Still sleep all night.
  • Hate taking baths.  They don’t mind the water, but hate being washed.  They stand up and try to climb out of the tub.
  • Love going for rides in their wagon.
  • Enjoyed their first birthday party and liked their first taste of sweets: their cake!
  • Are hearing “no!” more than ever.  They have started yelling/grunting/screaming at me.  I’m trying to get that under control with stern “No!s” and tapping their mouths.  Mean old Mama!
  • Went to Abilene for the 2nd time and participated in some ACU Homecoming activities (parade, chapel).Fall 2010 012 Fall 2010 023 Fall 2010 033
  • Nathan intentionally drops food from his tray to feed Rollei.
  • They are playing with toys with more purpose, rather than just chewing, shaking, or pushing them.  They know where objects go to make the toy work.  They like to put mixing bowls on their heads.DROID 206
  • They are talking with more purposeful sounds rather than just babbling. 
  • Nathan tries to sing along with me sometimes.  He bounces (dances) and claps a lot.
  • They are total Mama’s boys.  They reach for, and cling to me over pretty much anyone else.
  • They usually still get 2 naps a day.
  • Logan had his first allergic reaction, probably to Penicillin.  He had polka dots for several days, but is back to normal now.Fall 2010 010
  • Logan likes to play the “Put my finger in your mouth, but you can’t catch me” game.  (He’ll put his finger real close, then move it away quickly when you pretend to bite.)
  • When they hear “Let’s go change diapers”, they stop what they’re doing and follow me into their bedroom.

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Haircuts

We finally got the boys’ hair cut this past Saturday.  We wanted to wait until they were a year old.  I guess it’s a little sad that the baby curls are gone, but I like their new ‘little boy’ less disheveled look.

We went to the Hair Barn, where I get my hair cut.  The owner, Nikki, is also a mommy of twins.  Hers are 5 year old boy/girl twins. 

Last look at Logan’s long hair.

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He sat perfectly still the whole time.  Such a sweet, cooperative little guy!Fall 2010 012

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He sat still for a long time, but got antsy near the end.  He wasn’t scared, just ready to move.Fall 2010 034

I’ll put up “after” pictures with their 12 month post, which is only a week late.  I’ll get around to it. :-)

They Saved the Day!

I woke up feeling pretty sick this morning. :-(  I knew that the way things were going, I wouldn’t be able to care for the twins.  So, what’s a sick mommy to do?  Call her mommy!  I knew Mom had an appointment this morning and wouldn’t be able to come over for several hours, but she sent Dad over to help.  Dad was great!  He fed the boys their breakfast, changed Logan, and played with them while I went back to bed.  Mom arrived for a shift change before lunch.  By this time, I was feeling much better.  I even got out to run errands while Mom stayed with the boys.

Thanks, Mom & Dad, for your help! 

Also…

I think most everyone knows this by now, but Dad got some very encouraging news from his doctors at M. D. Anderson recently.  The Malignant Meningitis (cancer in his spinal fluid/brain) is no longer being detected on tests.  This is unheard-of!  So, Dad is continuing his IV chemo every-other week, and he still takes Tarceva (chemo pill), but will no longer get chemo in his Ommaya port!  Amazing!  Praise God!  Prayer works!