Marteney Love
Our life as a family of 5!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A spring day at the park

Last week (when we thought we were on the mend from our colds the first time) we got out with my friend Tricia and her boys to the park. The boys got their first experience in the swings. They LOVED them. Mason was pretty laid back at first but they were both giggling in no time. Mason thought it was particularly funny when Madison pushed him. Madison had lots of fun running all over with Kaeden and Koleson as well. Fun was had by all!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Baby Chicks

Last weekend Papa John and Grandma Dolly came up for a visit. Last year at this time while I was on bed rest they came and took Matt and Madison to Coastal Farms to see the baby chicks. They decided we should all go again this year. They boys were quite drawn to the moving little yellow fluff balls. Madison when asked to pet a baby duck got very shy. She eventually did but she was much more interested in seeing them in their pens.

Friday, March 19, 2010


This last week we got to have my parents dog Sadie stay with us for 5 nights. She is such a great dog and was so mellow and easy. The kids all loved having her here. Especially Madison. The first words out of her mouth each morning and after nap was, "Can I go get Sadie?". Even the morning after she left she asked forgetting she was gone. We are thinking we may have to work out a joint custody agreement with my parents. :) I am not ready for a dog but I would take Sadie any day.

This is what Sadie was watching. We had kept our cat outside while Sadie was here, but during a nice day we let Sadie play outside for a while and the cat in. Once she spotted the cat she didn't move from the screen door. The babies were entertained.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

10 months and lots of new skills

 The boys turned 10 months old on the 8th. They are both 19 1/2 lbs. Micah is 28in and Mason is 29 1/2 in. I had noticed he seemed to be sitting taller in the high chair recently. His pants fit fine though so it must be core height. They are both starting to jabber alot more in the last week. They both make Ba, Da, sounds, sometimes Ma, and Mason has started Yaya. No real words yet though. My mom asked Micah where Mama was the other day and he turned around to me reached his had out and smiled. I was totally shocked that he knew. It made Mommy's day.

Micah is still rocking back and forth on hands and knees. He will every once in while pick up a hand and start to move it forward but he figured out the army crawl so he just takes of that way. He does push his core totally off the ground balancing on fingers and toes. It is so funny. He has also started doing the pincher finger grab when picking up cheerios. I think he is more skilled in fine motor where Mason is large motor.

Mason started hands and knees crawling a few weeks ago. He will do hands and knees for a minute and then also sets off army crawling to get to his desired location. He is much faster at it still. He has also mastered pulling up. It started by climbing up either me or toys onto his knees and slowly he figured out how to pull onto his feet after many falls. He stands at the couch many times a day. He hasn't figured out how to step along it yet though. This usually lands him back on his rear end or a full body plop. He has also figured out how to go from belly/hands & knees to sitting up on his own. This is very nice. His newest challenge though is standing up in the crib and getting stuck. Once I lowered the crib I think he decided it is just to far of a drop to let go. It is making for some interesting nap times.
Here are some pics from the last few weeks.

On the move.
Triangle stand
1st time pulling up.
Sharing? Maybe
No personal space needed as a twin.
Proud boy standing.
His new look. His tongue is always out.
Loving the new sippies all by themselves. Thanks Nana!

Mason- It took forever to get him to sit still. Forget a smile.
& Giggles.
Getting harder and harder to keep them both sitting long enough to snap a pic. Not to bad.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Night at the Oscars

Last weekend we hosted our annual Oscar party. It was lots of fun. Good friends and good food. The kids had a great time playing. I wish I had taken a picture of the aftermath. We had a ballot contest that Kristin won for the second year.
Thanks to everyone who joined us.
You can click on the images to make them larger. Check out our Marteney Oscar Party sign.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Random February Photos

 I have been taking lots of photos since getting my new camera. These are all from the last week or so.

Micah eating Biter Biscuits. Such a mess.
A little cleaner
Sleeping boys
Mason is becoming a Mommy's boy
What it looks like to be a mommy to 3.
Mason with Saralyn
Micah & Sara sharing toys
Cheesy grin Micah
Mason's new favorite toy. He has figured out how to
crawl while carrying it.
Silly faces
Bath babies

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