Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The little guys have done really well. The hardest part has been the exposure to all the new germs. But aside from that they are happy little campers. They take their naps on little cots and eat their lunch at a little table with chairs... it's all so stinkin cute :) They do fun art projects and have made little friends and love their teacher. They are definitely happy to see Ray or me at the end of the day though. They both run up and give hugs, get their bag, say bye bye, and wait at the door.
For me the biggest adjustment is just finding the time for everything. I am so happy to be back in the classroom! Regardless of the craziness I know that this was the right decision for me. I love my boys more than life but I wasn't cut out to be a stay at home mom.... seriously kuddos to the moms that stay at home! I am always anxious to see them at the end of the day but every morning I'm excited to get to work. I am extremely grateful for the time I had at home with them and feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to do that. This has all been a big adjustment for Ray as well. When I was home he really didn't have to worry about anything as far as they boys went. But now he takes them to daycare in the morning so he is getting them up and dressed and out the door. On his off days he picks them up early and handles their dinner and bath time. With his school and work he is extremely busy too!
Here are a few fun videos that were shot a couple of weeks ago... enjoy :)
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I feel like all I say these days is “NO SIR!” Rocco and Taegan seem to be at the stage where they are testing the boundaries…. Needless to say this keeps me very busy. My mom put it perfectly the other day… it’s like herding cats J I’m just glad I can keep my sense of humor about it all and laugh at the end of the day…. and a lot of times in the moment. I’m going to have to work on keeping a straight face during some of their antics. Don’t get me wrong though after about the 20th climb on top of the couch or fire place it seizes to be cute! Here is a story that had me smiling….
I typically bathe them by myself with Ray’s work and school schedule which I don’t mind they enjoy bath time so it’s pretty easy. They aren’t allowed to touch the drain…. And we have been over it enough that they know this. So I have Taegan all soaped up on one side and Rocco looks over his shoulder as he is reaching for the drain, I say “No Sir” and he pulls his hand back. I get back to Taegan and hear the drain go up. I say “No Sir” again and he pulls his hand back and tucks them between his legs. He then turns toward Taegan with this sly grin and they both just crack up and all I can think is Man I am in for it!!
Another fun thing that has been going on is the differences that are finally taking shape. I get asked so many times which one is more dominant, and truthfully there isn’t a more dominant one. They go back and forth. But Taegan is showing to be more affectionate and Rocco a clown. Taegan loves to give kisses and sit on my lap. And if Rocco has an audience you can almost guarantee that he will put on a show.
Okay now for a few pics and videos!
Taegan and Rocco eating their lentil soup all by themselves!
Just a cute video I like
This is a video walking down the front steps.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Here are some recent pictures:
They love to hang out in their little wagons... They pull and push each other in them and just hang out in them.
Friday, July 30, 2010
My little guys are ONE!!! Approaching their first birthday I’ve really taken some time to reflect back on this year…. They say nothing can prepare you for motherhood and that couldn’t be truer :) I think back to that indescribable moment when we found out we were having twins… I still get butterflies and goose bumps! Then the day the boys were born and those first days in the hospital, trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I was going to bring home TWO tiny babies that are completely dependent on us. Those first few months are a little of blur… I’m pretty sure I was just in survival mode trying to establish routines and schedules. And I think back to all of our firsts this year… smiles, laughs, crawling, standing, walking, teeth, food… so many fun milestones! As I look back I remember moments thinking “Why me???” as they are refusing to nap, or both crying, refusing to eat, sick, fighting over a toy, going after everything the shouldn’t.. whatever it may be. Or those moments when I think “Does life get any better than this?” As they are chasing each other laughing, running to me for hugs and kisses, cuddling, and playing together nicely :) All in all it has been a hectic, challenging, surreal, memorable, amazing year…. And I wouldn’t change a minute of it!
So for their actually birthday we went to the aquarium and then this weekend we will have a party. They LOVED the aquarium and we are all exhausted at the end of the day! Here are some pics from Rocco and Taegan’s 1st Birthday!!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
- Rocco has 7 teeth
- Taegan has 6 teeth (more are coming for both based on drool and chewing on everything
- Walking~ this has been going on for awhile now... we even takes walks in the morning to burn some energy.
- "Talking" still the dada papa baba but with more purpose and meaning... they rarely say mama :(
- Eating all table foods... no more jars for us :)
- Some tricks they have been doing: waving, clapping, blowing kisses, peek-a-boo
- Curly hair... since our move and the humidity the boys now have curls instead of straight hair
Since our move we have been keeping busy with classes for the boys. They are in a Gymboree class and they just finished swim lessons. It was more of just a splash and sing class with an occasional dunking not really teaching them to swim. But they loved it... they are definitely water babies. They really enjoy the Gymboree class because they get to run free and climb on things... and not get in trouble :)
Here are a few pics from some of our adventures :) In just a few short weeks Rocco and Taegan will be 1!!!! I can't believe it has been a year... I'm just happy I survived ;)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
After their morning nap we went to the pool... the boys LOVED the kids play area! It is all the fountains that spray and rain water.
But wait... what's this... Mom relaxing and smiling :)
Because this is what the boys were doing... so mom was enjoying her beverage poolside :)
Here is Taegan trying to climb the walker! They will push their toys to the gate, couch, entertainment center and use it to climb onto things... they are getting way to clever for my taste!
Another shot from the pool party... this picture just makes me smile :)
May so far has been a blast... we still have so much packing to do for our move to Dallas. We are really trying to de-clutter and get rid of as much stuff as we can. It is crazy how many things I have felt the need to hang on to through the years??! We leave Arizona on the 28th... that is only 15 days... holy cow! SO MUCH TO DO!!
Friday, April 30, 2010
- Turbo charge crawling
- Standing for long periods of time
- "Walking" both Rocco and Taegan are taking steps usually about 6 before they fall
- "Talking" mamam dadad bababa
- Biting... yes you read that right! We had our first biting incident. they wanted the same toy and Taegan bit Rocco... let the good times begin!
- Waving~ only Taegan does this though
Another big change for us is our upcoming move back to Dallas! Ray is officially resigned from his job and we couldn't be happier! All the travel that his job entailed was not for us... so now it is time to focus on our family :) We have soooooo much to do and figure out but together we can make anything happen!!! We will miss our AZ "family" but thanks to things like facebook it will be easier to stay in touch :)
And here are some recent pics of the boys....This is what we face every time we change their diaper or get them dressed. They wiggle, turn, anything to get away!
This is Rocco's wrist after the bite. It is hard to see in the picture but you can see the teeth marks.
Notice how one of Rocco's legs is bigger than the other??? That would be because his diaper is in his pj pant! when I got him up in the morning this was the situation we had...not sure how it happened?
Taegan is taking Rocco for a ride during one of their twin playdates :)
Yes Taegan you were caught playing with a girl toy :)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
And here is a short video of Rocco. This was shot today so he was a little fussy from being sick... but I think we are on the verge of walking... a little nervous!