Saturday, May 30, 2009

Last Soccer Game

Today was Jack's final soccer game, and he insisted on wearing the turquoise bandanna you see below. So he played the entire time with this bandanna on which got all hot & sweaty.......and then notice his forehead in the next picture - permanently blue! Even after a shower it's still blue!!

Jack is building with these fantastic magnetic blocks he received for Christmas from Grandma & Grandpa Lambert. These are by far one of Jack's favorite toys and he has played constantly with them since Christmas! So if you have a preschooler or know one you would like to give a fantastic gift to, consider these blocks because they have been one of our most enduring toys. (Also notice the picture frame in front of Jack's place mat; it's a photo of Jay & Jack at Disneyworld last October. The picture now sits with us at dinner every night so Daddy can still eat with us. Awwww!)

So I have mentioned that the babies are on the move, and they are catching on quickly!! I was attempting to wash bottles yesterday afternoon and as I was standing at the sink I looked down to find TWO babies clinging to my pant legs. on each leg. I had to step back and take their picture as they surrounded me on the kitchen floor. :-)

These next two shots are for our dearest friends the Binkleys who sent these great onesies to us.....I get more comments on them when the babies wear them out and about! Thanks ya'll!!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sitting & Crawling

At nine months old Matthew is still not too big to fall asleep all curled up in the baby swing (he's a little peanut). I'm not sure what I'm going to do when they really do outgrow the swings.....they are a lifesaver when both babies are cranky!!

The babies can finally sit up on their own! I thought it would never happen.... (FYI - Matty is on the left and Nate is on the right, I usually try to do it the other way around)

Now that the twins are on the move but not proficient at it yet, they often get stuck. Such as Matty did here behind Daddy's favorite chair. And while Nathan crawls the traditional way (and IS getting quite speedy), Matty does it more commando style by pulling himself on his belly across the floor with his arms. Not as nice to look at but it definitely works!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Goodbye to Daddy

We said goodbye to Jay today which was difficult (it always is) but made harder by the fact that we had to keep our emotions somewhat in check for Jack's sake. Jack, on the other hand, seems sort of blissfully ignorant as to how long daddy's "long trip" really is and I think this is a good thing!

Jay's ship.

Jack & Daddy snuggling before we said our goodbyes.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Spring in VA

Jack doing his "roar" face.

We spent Mother's Day at this wonderful park (we'd never been there before). Jack had a fantastic time feeding turtles, playing in the river, and as you can see here dragging "big sticks" up "big mountains".

The babies and I watching Jack playing in the river. It was a beautiful day!

Jay and Jack snagged a free paddle boat ride!

Jay & Jack in front of the huge bear carved out of wood (Jack was a little leery at first until he realized it was just a wooden statue!)

Jack wanted to have a tea we turned it into a sweet tea party (I make it with decaf tea and splenda so it's kid friendly - having lived in the south for several years now I have become completely addicted to sweet tea!). Duckie was invited too (that's his seat next to Jack - the stool). And Jack insisted that our cups match our doesn't fall far. :-)

Jack holding Nathan - he did a great job and had so much fun doing it! Jack really loves being a big brother.

The babies playing - one will bounce and then the other bouces back. I must admit it is kind of handy that they can entertain one another....helps me get more done because I don't feel as bad leaving them to play on their own since they've got each other!

Nathan has mastered going backwards...and often gets stuck! The wood floors certainly don't help the crawling effort either.

Our first experience with teething biscuits. Although you wouldn't know it from their expressions, they actually devoured them!

All my boys are captivated by the TV...wonder who they get that from...oh yeah, Dad! :-)



Matthew smiling even after Nathan just stole his binky right out of his mouth (a new favorite pastime of Nate's even though he sucks his thumb).

Our first date night since the twins were born! How exciting to eat at a restaurant with cloth napkins and NO kids' menu!!!

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