Spring has Sprung!

Grayson, Hallie and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect spring day to enjoy the park.  This wasn't the first trip to the park, but it was the first time we've been since they could sit up and therefore, enjoy the swing!  Big Daddy and Grammy met us.  I am not sure who had more fun!

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your blessings?  Today was one of those days.  I talked with an old friend from History Maker today who raised three children of his own. I liked the advice he had for me, enjoy each and every stage regardless of its challenges, and yes, there ARE challenges with EACH stage.  So today instead of focusing on our lack of sleep, as Hallie has been having some sleep regression issues, we chose to make the most of this day!


8 Months!

Could two babies be any cute or more fun?!  Our days are spent playing and laughing with minimal crying.  This past month we have battled some tummy issues for Hallie which left her uncharacteristically fussy, but now that we have figured that out we have our happy, playful girl back in full force.  We are two weeks into the helmets and are tolerating them very well.  We have to be very cautious not to get over heated and have to wash them frequently
 We see the therapists about once a week to make adjustments as their little heads are growing. Today we were told they are making great progress and rounding nicely. We expect to be in them another 6-8 weeks. I can't wait to kiss hair instead of helmet! Grandpa Doug and Grandma Rita came in town to meet the babies.  We had a fun weekend of shopping, playing and even went to the zoo for the first time with H&G.  We had a great time and miss them already!

Here are what H&G are up to this month.

21 Pounds
Sits up unassisted and plays with his toys.  BIG BOY!
Loves to interact with Hallie. 
Enjoys sweet potatoes, chicken and isn't so sure about pears, but loves to eat anytime of day.
Held his bottle for an entire feeding today!
Laughs and babbles constantly.  Has big joyful smiles.
Has TWO teeth!  So far, he hasn't fussed much at all with his incoming teeth. 
Sleeps well, but getting to bed without a fight is hit or miss. 
Naps about twice a day, usually at 10:00 and 2:00.
Starting to get up earlier and earlier... What happened to 8:00am,  G?
Rolls over from stomach to back.
Likes to snuggle and cuddle.

Sits up unassisted for a few minutes at a time.  She is really getting the hang of it.
Pivots on her tummy in full circles and moves her legs like she wants to start crawling.
Loves to talk and interact with Grayson and reach for him.
Enjoys sweet potatoes, chicken, but isn't so sure about pears. She is more interested in grabbing the spoon and shoving it into her mouth than eating.
No teeth just yet.
Laughs, smiles and SQUEELS often.
Talks and talks... and talks and talks!  It's just precious.
Lifts her arms up when we walk by, as if to say, 'Pick me up, please!'
Sleeps well but has been waking in the middle of the night.  I think she is wanting to roll over, but can't in her suit.  Waking up earlier, again, what happened to 8am?
Naps about twice a day, usually at 10:00 and 2:00.
She loves her toys and inspects them meticulously.
Starting to pay attention to the dogs and wants to touch and pet them.
Loves sitting in the baby carrier and taking everything around her in.

What a joy these two are.  We are overwhelmed by the love they bring to our lives and they are so blessed to be loved by so many. 


First Easter

He is Risen!

Easter was a perfect day spent with our favorite people!  We took the babies to church for the very first time.  They were perfectly behaved and dressed in their Easter's best.  We sat in the back row with Nana, Big Daddy, Grammy, Alison and Jase.  We spent the evening at Grandpa and Grandma Thomas'.  Nana and the Clark's joined us.  Here are some of our favorite pictures of the day.

Another special first in the books!