Marteney Love
Our life as a family of 5!

Friday, May 21, 2010

One Year Stats & Photo Progression

This is kind of a lengthy post mostly for me to update their baby books later on. A year progression of pictures is at the bottom.

One week ago the boys turned one. Holy cow how did that happen? This year has gone so fast and was really a blur. The first 3 months especially. I look back at how tiny they were and am taken back to the days of nursing around the clock, pumping, changing 20 diapers a day, no sleep, a messy house (ok maybe some things haven't gotten much better), and snuggling 2 tiny little crying bundles at the same time. As rough as some days were I wouldn't trade them for anything. It was a once in a life time opportunity to have 2 tiny little babies. One I never expected to be blessed with. The boys have grown so much and are such fun. They have bright smiley personalities and contagious laughs. There is nothing better than 2 babies laughing together. My other favorite thing is watching all 3 of my kids play. Such a special relationship I hope will continue to grow.

Micah finally started hands and knees crawling the week of their birthday. He had the army crawl down and at a a very fast pace. I think he just didn't feel the need to. One day he just popped up and crawled across the room. When he really wants to get to something fast he will still drop to his belly. He has 7 teeth and his hair has grown like crazy this last month. He is walking around furniture and even stood when I let go the other day for 5 seconds or so. He isn't talking yet but jabbers all day long. He is trying to say Uh- Oh this week. He is the social smiley one of the two. Smiles for almost anyone who will talk to him. He has this cheesy toothy grin that cracks me up. He has his snuggle moments too but mostly is just on the go looking for fun to get into.

Mason has been hands and knees crawling for a bit longer and has it pretty mastered. He has 8 teeth and is working on some molars. He is also walking around furniture and will try to climb things if possible. Up the front of toys, across the arms of their new chairs, etc. He is talking and adding new words and sounds all the time. He says: Hi, Bye, Mama, Dada, Doggy, Sissy, Aa-Da(all done), Uh-Uh-Oh. Nana is working on her name next. He loves Sadie the dog and Milo our cat and is surprisingly gentle. He is much more tentative in new situations and of a mommy's boy. He will snuggle any time of the day. He is also very giggly and fun especially with Madison.

They are great eaters. They both love bananas and have an addiction to Ritz crackers. They seriously freak out if they see the package. Micah loves melon and Mason loves strawberries. Although they will both eat any fruit. They like their sister are not fan of veggies. I am still doing purees a few times a week to get them in.
Several people have asked, yes we are still nursing. I am amazed that I made it this far with twins. I don't have a great supply so whatever they got I was happy with. They are both still happy nursing so we will continue for a while longer. They have a milk allergy so we can't do cheese or yogurt and they are on Soy milk.

I am so excited to see what this next year brings. It will be so much fun to watch them learn to walk and explore the world around them this summer. I am excited to get to be outside with them and for our upcoming camping trips. I have a feeling it will be a very dirty summer with 2 boys into everything. haha!!!

And as promised here is a quick progression of the last year.
If anyone knows how to upload a power point presentation Matt made one for their party we didn't get to use. I wold love to share it with you. There are some great photos.

Micah left, Mason right
2/3 days old

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

Micah top, Mason bottom
9 months

10 months

11 months

1 year old!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Boys just know what to do.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

3 Little Monkeys at the Zoo

Last Wednesday was Matt's birthday. He took the day off so we decided to take the kids to the zoo and enjoy the sunshine. The boys got some Paul Frank t shirts from my sister and another set from the Johns. We decided to put them all in them for a picture.

Then we headed out with 2 babies and no morning nap unsure what the day would be like. We started with the lions since we had missed them at our last trip. We got to see 1 female up close and the other at a distance. The male was nowhere to be seen though. Bummer.
The new predator exhibit was really neat with lots of stuff to see and do.

Next we headed to Africa. Madison's favorite.

After some lunch we saw the elephants, got an elephant ear, and headed out. 

The boys crashed along the way. Good to know for future no nap trips. {grin}

So we took our time on the way out to see the farm animals and a few others.
 It was a fun day with blizzards on the way home and dinner with friends later that nigh.
Thanks babe for taking off your birthday to hang out with us.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Anywhere Chair

We got the kids Pottery Barn Anywhere chairs for the boys birthday. Of course we had to get big sister one as well. They have had lots of fun climbing all over them and making a little fort to play in with piles of toys.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Micah & Mason's 1st Birthday!

We celebrated the twins first birthday last Saturday with an m&m party. 75 of our friends and family joined in the fun. The boys looked cute in their m&m t shirts and dug right into their cakes. We were blessed with an overwhelming amount of gifts. I am still sorting through them.
I will be posting more of the party decor pictures over on my crafting blog .

Happy Birthday Micah & Mason! I cannot believe you are already ONE!

Check out my other blog later in the week for more pictures of the cupcakes and wall, photo, and high chair banners. And go to my facebook page for lots more of everything else. I got lots of fun pics of our guests.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

One Year Ago...

...I got to experience an amazing moment viewing the sweet faces of my twin little boys for the first time.

These two little boys have changed my world forever. They are such a joy and blessing to our family. While I had my moments of exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed I have had 10 times more moments of pure love, joy, and awe. I am so happy that God chose me to be the mommy to Micah & Mason. I could never have guessed that raising twins could be so fun. I cannot wait to see what this next year brings.
Happy Birthday Micah & Mason. I love you more than you will ever know.
Hugs and Kisses

Party pictures and One Year stats coming soon. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us today!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Spa Day!

 A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking my two best friends and my mom to lunch and a spa day as a thank you. They were all a huge help over the last year. Dara organized all of my bed rest meals and help, while coming herself for the first 6 months and folding laundry or doing whatever I needed. Nicole was here many evenings to hang out with us at bedtime and lets just say she could probably have my kids dressed and in bed faster than I can. She is always willing to help wherever needed. My mom, well that should be enough said, but she took Madison several days a week while I was on bed rest and has been incredibly supportive and generous. I am so blessed and thankful to have such amazing support.

This day was my opportunity to say thank you! We got to enjoy Massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. It was such a fun and relaxing day. Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of us all in our comfy white robes, but here are a few from nails.

Thank you again to Dara, Nicole, and my Mom for being such a huge part of this last year. I couldn't have done it without you.

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