Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Eve

We had such a fun time on Christmas Eve. Steve's dad, Jen, and Jake all came over for a "traditional" Christmas Eve dinner. Well, it's traditional in my family. We had ham and cheese on rolls, dill dip with sweet bread, and grandma spaghetti. Throw in some pumpkin cake and brownies, and you have yourself a delicious Christmas Eve feast. Later Jordan, Carly, and Sam came over to visit and open presents. Sam liked the wrapping more than the gifts. Jordan and Carly also brought over the gift Steve was storing at their house for me. It was too big to hide in our house, and they of course helped out. They even wrapped the gift for us! We love you guys! Now for some cute pictures of some cute babies.

Here are the twins opening their gifts from Sam. They needed a little help from Mommy and Daddy.

Super baby onesies! They look so good!

Here is Sam eating his present before he opened it.

Here is Sam eating his present while he opened it.

Here is Sam eating his present after he opened it. Carly, feed that boy! He must be starving!

He did eventually play with it. What is Jordan taking a picture of?

I put this picture in to make Steve and Jordan laugh. It wasn't that boring, was it Jebs?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bibs from Grandma

Grandma Nanette sent the twins these cute bibs as an early Christmas present. Aren't they just darling? I think it was Jen (or maybe Angee; one of the aunts) who said they always give me silent nights. Yeah, they do (except last night, weird), but the bibs are still stinkin' cute!
Here are the boys together showing off their bibs. David is left and Erik is right.

Here is baby David. So cute!

And here is baby Erik smiling for Mommy. A rare treat for the camera.

Then I guess they got sick of taking pictures because Erik spit up.

And then David did too. At least they were wearing bibs!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Erik Rolled Over!

Angee and Robby were over visiting, and I put Erik on the floor to show them how good he is at holding his up when he's on his tummy. Well, I set him down and the next thing we know Erik rolled onto his back. He seemed surprised to find himself rolled over and even more startled at Angee and me freaking out. I'm just so proud of him!

Christmas Card

My Christmas cards are finally finished and ready to take to the post office! I'm very happy with how they turned out, and I am even more delighted that I don't have to think about them for a whole year. We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009!

I always forget to mention who is who. I (Kristi) am holding baby David, and Steve is holding baby Erik.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Little Whos

At Enrichment last month we had hot chocolate, and they gave us candy canes to stir with. I let David hold mine, and it was so cute that I decided I needed some Christmas pictures of the boys with candy canes. Don't they look just like the little whos down in whoville?

David left, Erik right. That's my foot in the corner. :/

Erik eating his candy cane. Don't worry the plastic is still on.

I think he may be disappointed that he didn't get to actually taste it. Next year Erik, I promise.

Here's David happy to be holding something. Too bad he wouldn't smile for Santa.

David refused to let go of his candy cane when picture time was over. It's his new favorite toy!


We took the boys to the mall to see Santa. Okay it was really for me and Steve, but we don't think the boys minded too much. It took forever, and I think I could have taken a better picture than they did, but I'm still glad we did it. You can't redo a first Christmas experience like that, and Steve and I are very sentimental. It was also nice to get out of the house and to get some Christmas shopping done. I'm so close to being done I can taste it.

David is on the left, and Erik is on the right. We thought it was funny that David is the one awake in the picture. So different from those first few weeks when David wouldn't open his eyes.

Friday, December 5, 2008

100 Days of Cutie Babies

Today the boys are 100 days old! They are growing up so fast. They are eating and growing and pooping and sleeping and gooing just like babies should. We just love to listen to them goo; they will tell you about goo all day long! I adjusted their schedule recently, and they are now consistently sleeping 8 - 8 1/2 hours at night. They are such great babies! I was a little sad as I packed away all of their 0-3 month clothes. Now they are big boys who wear 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers! Well, big is a relative term. I'm just glad I finally got them to smile for some pictures. (Too bad they refused to smile at our professional photo shoot). In all of these pictures David is on the left, and Erik is on the right.

Here they are being cute. I just love how they laugh.

I got them both smiling! It's a little blurry, but they both look too cute.

This is just such a classic pose for them. David smirking and Erik staring.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

3 Months Old!

The boys are three months old now, and they are cuter than ever! Jen and I went to weigh them yesterday at a cute little baby store called Baby, Mother, and More. Steve noticed a few days ago that David was looking big, and he was right. David now weighs more than Erik, although not by much. Erik weighed in at 13 lb 0 oz, and David was 13 lb 6 oz. That puts them both in the 50th percentile for weight (unadjusted!), so I guess they are growing just fine. I was nervous about being able to nurse them, but they seem to be just thriving. Now, enough talk. On to the cute pictures!

Here is Erik rocking his white onesie in his bouncy chair. We have more pictures of them in these chairs than anything else.

And here's baby David. His cheeks have really started to fill out, and I think they look more alike now than ever (which I love!)

Remember the chicken legs picture? Well, no more chicken legs here. These are chunky babies! I love Erik sucking on his hand. They have both recently discovered their hands. They won't take a binkie, but they love to suck on their knuckles. Cute!

Here is a big smile from David. I took these pictures on a blanket that the twins' Great-Grandma Manley made for them.

And a smirk from baby Erik. Check out the chins!

We couldn't forget the bears! David really seems to like his teddy now. I think the soft bear fur tickled his bare skin.

Attack of the teddy bears! Erik was just stinking cute busting out of the teddy bear pile.

Sweatin' with the Babies!

My friend Jessica got the twins these totally cute monster truck sweat suits. It was chilly and rainy a few days ago (a rare occurrence here), and so we tried them out. I couldn't help it; I had to pull out my camera.
David is such a cutie baby. He smiles so big all the time now.

And another grin! He looks so much like Steve the older he gets. I love it!

Erik is less cooperative when it comes to picture time. He smiles just as much as David (maybe more) and he has the cutest grins, but when he sees the camera, this is the look I get.

I caught the end of this one. I wish everyone could see his full "Buddha smile" as Steve calls it.

Here they are just chillin' on the floor. It almost looks like they're holding hands.

Erik being camera shy again. Silly baby!

Jen's Graduation

Jen finally graduated from Tony and Guy hair school, and we went to go celebrate with her. Everyone at the school was so excited to see us, well not me, the babies. They had heard so much about the boys from their loving Aunt Jen. We were just happy that she was so happy and that we could share in her happiness.

Here's Jen clocking out for the last time! Hurray!
Here she is so happy with her friends. I just love her smile.
And here's one of her with her twin nephews. So cute! (Yes, I did try to match what they were going to wear that day to what I knew Jen was going to wear that day. I'm silly that way.)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eat at Joe's!

We took the twins out to dinner for the very first time while all our family was in town for their baby blessings. We went to Joe's Real Barbecue of course because it's awesome. My dad didn't believe I could eat the whole potato, but I did. Eating for three has made me so hungry! The boys didn't actually get to eat anything, but I'm still putting this picture in their baby books and calling it their first trip out to dinner. It's funny how their baby books motivate me to take a lot of pictures I normally wouldn't have. It's good though. I like having something to tell me what to do and what to write about. It was especially helpful during those first few weeks when I couldn't really think straight from exhaustion. Here we are in front of the tracker. I'm holding Erik in blue, and Steve has David in brown. We had two different people at the restaurant ask us if David was a girl. I guess they couldn't read that his shirt said "handsome." Also, girls wear pink, not brown. I'll definitely think twice before having him wear that outfit out in public again, though. (Thanks to Angee for the pic!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Magical Day!

Last night the boys both slept through the night (seven hours)!!! I got about 6 1/2 hours, and I feel so fabulous. Today they napped and ate really well, too. Except that David had decided he no longer drinks from bottles. Today was the second time in two days that he wouldn't eat from his bottle. (Jen watched the boys while Steve and I went to vote). I don't know why David refused because he took a bottle of formula just fine on Sunday, and I'm certain that expressed milk tastes better than the smelly formula. I just hope he'll take a bottle of something, or I won't be able to go see Twilight. It is supposed to be the first movie that Steve and I are going to see since the boys have been born, and I'm really looking forward to it. Here's hoping that the twins have another good night tonight and that David stops acting like a baby. =>

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

The boys were really too little to do anything grand for Halloween. But Jordan, Carly, and Sam all came over (with yummy pumpkin cookies), and then we all made ourselves sick on too much sugar. Please enjoy these pictures of our cute little punkins!

Here are David, Sam, and Erik as little jack-o-lanterns.

And here is a full body shot. Sam was the only baby who would look at the camera.

Here is Daddy with his boys. Don't they look cute?

And here is Mommy with her babies. They were so ready for bed, but we needed a picture to put in their baby books under "first holiday."

Friday, October 31, 2008

Two Months Old

The twins are now two months old. (Please pretend that I had been able to post this on Monday, October 27th). They had their two month check up the day they turned two months old exactly. It wasn't a very happy day. They had to get three shots, and they cry real tears now, so it was extra sad for Mommy and Daddy to watch. They were extra fussy the rest of the day, and they both had fevers, but it wasn't too bad. That night David slept through the night for the first time! A whole seven hours of sleeping without crying or eating once!!! I was really looking forward to that night. Too bad Erik cried the entire night, so I actually ended up getting only one or two hours of sleep total. Silly babies! David slept seven hours the next night too, and Erik only woke once. I got to sleep for five hours straight! It was heaven. The night after that Erik slept for 7 hours, but David woke up once. Again I got about 5 hours. Now I'm waiting for the magic day when they both sleep through the night.

Before they went to the doctor, we took some pictures to remember the day. These little outfits were from their Great-Aunt Angela (not to be confused with great Aunt Gigi).

We even caught David smiling a little. They never smile as cute in their pictures as they do in real life. David is on the left, and Erik is on the right. Don't they look like they are holding hands?

I think Angee gave me the idea to take a picture of the boys with an object once a month to see how they grow. I decided the teddy bears Aunt Jen gave them would be perfect. We also went with the diaper only look to get a better idea of how big they really are. (About as big as their bears!) Here is baby David sticking his tongue out for the camera.

And here is baby Erik. It looks like his teddy has his arm around him. Look close and you can see Erik's outie belly button. The pediatrician said that his belly button will eventually go in, but it won't happen until he is three to five years old. I think it is cute, but Steve is glad because he didn't want Erik to feel like he was the only one in our family with an outie.

And here are the twins together. You can really see how different they look when they are side by side like this. (David left, Erik right). Their bellies look pretty similar I guess. And they are both turning into rolly pollies!

Here are the twin bears. They are fraternal too, but it's a little harder to tell them apart. I only wish I had taken the boys pictures at birth and one month, too. Still, it will be so fun to see how they grow.