Monday, February 23, 2009

A Million Things

Well, there are a million things that I should be doing, not to mention posting about. My little lucky charms are almost one! That's right...they hit the 11 month mark on February 17th. I know...I don't even have their 10 month pictures posted yet. That leads me to the other million things I should be doing like finding a job, selling our house, laundry, cleaning, focusing on basketball. I could go on and on.

Most of my down time I focus on being so thankful for my healthy little guys. There are growing up so fast. I just can't get over it. I look at them each day and they're doing something that amazes me. ALso have to report that they are FINALLY sleeping through the night. They have been consistently for a few weeks now. Thank the Lord! Although I thought I would have so much more energy when this happened, I don't. Also, they can both hold their own bottles. Just a few weeks away from getting rid of them, but oh well. It still saves us time here and there.

Aidan - Just started pulling himself up on things yesterday (2/22/09). The poor little guy was standing by the ottoman for like 10 minutes before he began shaking, I don't think he knew how to get down. He is such a good little eater, even though he only has two teeth still. He cleans his tray (and Brody's) almost every time. I think he's getting bored of what he's eating though, he was really eying up my "hangover hamburger" yesterday. He can say "ma-ma" and "da-da", has been able to for months actually, but now he is finally starting to associate it with us, so I can count it now. He is a great napper and has the most precious smile. He loves the camera, always posing for pictures. He learned how to clap, after his brother taught him about two weeks ago.

Brody - He is a speed walker when using the furniture now. He's been pulling up for a month and a half or so. His teeth count is still at 8, but it looks like #9 is on it's way shortly. He loves to bite things...including mom, dad or brother. It's terrible. He is also into this head butting mode and head butts Atlas quite often. Speaking of Atlas, Brody LOVES to feed him food off his tray. It is so funny. One for Atlas, one for Brody. Too cute. He's starting to becomre more attached to mom and dad. He will cry when we put him down or if he sees us in the room. He's our little snuggler and loves to just sit with us and cuddle. He is also learning to hug...adorable! He also say "ma-ma" and "da-da" although I think his first real word is going to be Atlas...his buddy. He HATES getting his clothes or diaper changed right now. Definitely part of the day that I don't look forward to as he usually screams and cries the entire time. Hopefully that will pass. He is a great clapper and even seems to clap at appropriate times, like when the Pointers score a basket. He almost has waving down too.

Now a few pictures of my cuties!

A photo from our 10-month shoot...Definitely captures their personalitiesHmmm...What's in the fridge??Bath laughs...They LOVE bathtime!!!
Now for some 11-month pictures...It's hard to get them to sit still for a picture these days...A close up of Aidan...Curly-haired Brody...Best Buds...Showing off one of their new tricks...clapping...Brody is anyways...JACKPOT! They dumped the box of Cheerios out EVERYWHERE on Saturday morning. Aidan was shoveling them in his mouth!

Some Very Sad News

You may remember that a while back I posted about two sweet little girls Sydney and Carynne who were diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffman disease. Our Multiples board received sad news from Brook that sweet little Carynne passed away peacefully yesterday. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to donate to their family, you can do so by clicking the button on the right side of the blog. You can share your condolences here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Close Shave!

Well, we did it! The Pointers, the Stevens Point Community, our coaching staff, and all of our supporters rallied together to raise over $2500. I am so proud of everyone and all that they did to contribute to this cause. Just like promised, I allowed my team and the other coaches to first cut my hair and then shave it off at half court in Berg Gym following our win over Superior. The best thing about the new haircut is it takes me all of 10 minutes to get ready and the boys still love me very much and know who their mommy is (that was my number one concern). I know most of you are waiting for pictures, so here are some before, during and afters! Enjoy!!!

The Family Pre-ShaveMommy and Her BoysLet's get started...a gradual progressionMy awesome team!
Mommy & Her Boys...I think their's is longer and they're definitely cuter!