Friday, November 27, 2009

helmet, check. when do the braces start?



Peyton (she gets to be first since she came first) and Lucas turned 9 months old this week! We had a checkup today and everything looks great. Now I can officially say "they grow up so fast!" Check out one of our first photos when we got home...



Peyton was 15 lb 12.2 oz (5th percentile) and 2' 3.7" tall (55th percentile) today. Tall and skinny! I think it's all the aerobic activity. She is crawling around pretty well, ok, a little too well. We took this a couple weeks ago. She's improved...



It also looks like she is done wearing her helmet. Last night Erika was cleaning the helmet and noticed some metal from the strap rivet had started to wear through the padding. Peyton's head grew so much they had to carve out the foam to the bare metal! But up until now the helmet worked great. We're both happy with the results so far. Though, if they can fix it so she can wear it a few more weeks we'll probably do that. Gotta get our money's worth!



Lucas still hasn't quite got the crawling thing down, but he looks good trying. He usually travels in reverse and ends up backed into a corner somewhere wondering (quietly, of course) how he got there. He's not as skinny as his sister and weighed in at 18lb 3.8oz (14th percentile). He was 2' 4.5" tall. Oh, slightly off topic, he loves Spicy Thai Kettle chips! Mmmmm, yummy.



So Lucas now has .75 inches and 2.5 pounds on his sister. But she can still take him in a no holds barred brawl. She just has to aim for the pacifier. Grab it and he taps (screams) out every time.



Ron (Papi) and Kathy (Mimi) have been here twice since our last post. I think they must like my cooking or something.



Ok, maybe not.



I think Papi comes for our soft grass in the park and padded play mat. Auntie Amanda came to visit too. She likes to play dress-up.



My parents (Grandpa John and Grandma Wanda) were here this week too but somehow escaped without being caught on film, errr, memory card. Hmmm, how convenient!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Professional Photos!

Mimi & Papi came into town for a quick visit this weekend because they were having grandbaby withdrawls! Mimi insisted on taking the kiddos to the mall today to have a professional photo session done. Here are a few of the pictures:











Wednesday, September 23, 2009

7 months old!

Wow its been a while since I've posted a blog...I do apologize but I am at least better at posting photos & updates on Facebook so you should add me as a friend on there :) Here are some highlights of our lives lately.

The kids and I went to Ohio with my parents to visit my dad's family at the beginning of this month. Peyton & Lucas had fun hanging out with their 2nd cousin Jack who is 3 weeks younger (but quite a bit bigger!).




They also got to watch the 1st Ohio State game of the season and were pretty excited about that!


Peyton even learned how to drive while we were there. Some think it was inspired by her racing helmet :)
The kiddos have learned to play well together and can entertain each other for quite a while. Sometimes they will start laughing for no apparent reason and go back and forth forever. I'll have to catch it on video one of these days :)
They aren't crawling quite yet but they roll around like crazy and can scoot themselves around. They also love to pretend they are flying! lol
Lucas is sitting up all by himself now, Peyton is a little floppy so we like to put a protective barrier around her. Especially when she isn't wearing her helmet :)

They are eating solid foods 2-3 times a day and are always quite excited about it! They haven't met a food they didn't like so far. They have both been sleeping 11-12 hours most nights for the past few months so mommy is very happy.
According to my scale this morning, Lucas weighs 16 lbs. 7 oz. and Peyton weighs 14 lbs. 4 oz.. Lucas cut his first tooth a couple days ago and I'm sure Peyton isn't far behind because she is also chewing on everything she can get her hands on! Here is a picture of the cutie pies today on their 7 month bday :)



Saturday, August 8, 2009

busy busy busy :)

Well the first week of solid foods went pretty well. We started with oatmeal and then tried some avocado. Peyton & Lucas both gained a 1/2 pound in a week! I guess the avocado fattened them up a bit...lol This week we tried some butternut squash and that was a hit as well but it seems to have "stopped them up" a bit...hopefully their system will get used to it and recover soon!

On a not so happy note, it seems that Lucas is a little under the weather :( He started getting a stuffy nose a few days ago and now he has a pretty bad cough. He has a little bit of a fever but the nurse said as long as he doesn't get any worse I shouldn't worry about it too much. At least he doesn't seem bothered by it other than maybe being a little more sleepy than normal.

Last week Gma Wanda & Allie came to visit for a few days. Then my mom, sister & her boyfriend were here for a night. Then last weekend we had an eventful trip to Sacramento. 1st our good friends Chris & Kristi had their baby boy. He was born on Thursday morning at a whopping 10 3/4 lbs!! He was almost as big as Peyton & Lucas combined when they were born. He is quite the cutie too :) I picked up their doggy Ace and he stayed with us at my parents house for the weekend while they were in the hospital. Then on Friday I met up with some other mom's and kiddos at the park. Alyssa came along to help me out which worked out great for me but I think we may have scared her into not having babies for a while...lol Then on Saturday, my good friend Crystal's son had his 1st birthday party! My aunt & uncle were in town from Bakersfield for the weekend so we got to spend some time with them as well.

Now we are back home and JD's cousin Tyler from Oregon has been visiting the past few days along with his roommate Rachel. Today Rick & Rhonda & their kiddos are coming for lunch and then Ab & Vron will be staying with us to help out for a week again :) I will put them on picture duty so hopefully I can post another blog soon...but I will stop boring you now with my blabbering and give you some pictures from the past couple weeks!


Gma Wanda & Cousin Allie feeding P&L some oatmeal.

Bradyn Maverick Smith (or Smump)

Bradyn & his future MIL

My friend Cami's son Talon

Cami & sleeping Lucas

Ace & Peyton


Alyssa & Peyton...Cami posing in the background with Talon

Lucas & Peyton thought it was the 4th of July again

She had to wear the outfit at least once since she didn't wear it on the 4th

Lucas likes the 4th of July

mmm squash!

mmm avocado

Tyler with Lucas & Peyton

Sunday, July 26, 2009

First Solid Food

We decided to start the kiddos on some solids today :) Here is a short clip of their first attempt at eating from a spoon.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

(almost) five month update

Almost five months have passed since that fateful day when the twins were born. They've gone from tiny blobs of inactivity to smiling semi-interactive little things.

Last week we had our four month checkups and, except for the three shots that caused a bout of screaming, things went great. The kids are growing steadily and the doctor was happy. Peyton was tall and skinny, weighing in at 12 lbs 0.4 oz (7th percentile) and 24.4" tall (36th percentile). Lucas had a bit more chunk on him and was 13 lbs 11.7 oz (13th percentile) and 24.8" tall (26th percentile).

Here's another round of pictures for all you baby-crazed maniacs, from father's day to present.