Friday, March 23, 2012

Andrew & Emmett - 7 Months

Emmett at 7 months

Andrew at 7 months


Raising twins is a truly wonderful experience.  At times, I blink my eyes and weeks have passed.  It's a constant rhythm of feeding, rocking, loving, and changing.  Add to that loving and caring for their big brother Michael and it's no wonder that I am the busiest I've ever been in my life!

I had grand intentions of updating the blog regularly, but it just hasn't been possible.  That's okay though; I just have to roll with it these days!

The twins are seven months old now! I just can't believe it!  Emmett is just a beautiful boy.  He has these amazing long eye lashes and a charming smile.  He's a mover and shaker and I expect he'll be crawling any time now!  He was 16 pounds at his last checkup, so he is definitely starting to fill out a bit.  He still likes Mommy to rock him to sleep in what we call "the position".  He wants to be held in roughly the position he was in during  the pregnancy.  It always soothes him right to sleep.

Andrew is 19 pounds (almost 20).  He smiles with his entire face.  He is a very focused baby and will play with one toy for quite some time before wanting another.  He is not all that interested in mobility.  He is a champ at sitting up and is quite content to stay there (Emmett rolls around all the time).  Andrew is a sensitive fellow.  We have to ease him into new situations.  Both babies are developing sense of who IS NOT the mama and they'll let you know it.

Big brother Michael is doing well.  He amazes me each day with the things he comes up with.  He is a bright boy and is absorbing everything I teach him like a little sponge.  Right now he's working on memorizing the months of the year and the planets.  He loves to memorize Scripture, too.  He loves his little brothers.  Unfortunately, he gets in trouble a lot for loving on them too roughly.  I know he's going to love it when they are less fragile and he can wrestle and run around with them!

Jason and I are amazed whenever we have a moment to stop and look around us.  Three wonderful boys have filled our hearts will so much love.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Eve - Andrew and the Rattle

Andrew and his rattle!  It's so hard to believe how fast my little guys are growing up!  He's so excited to get that thing!

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was very special for Michael this year.
Of course, we had Michael's favorite meal of chocolate chip pancakes (with whip cream!)

Dad made himself an extra-huge pancake!
Michael was very excited about this candy cane - he'd been talking about eating it since we put the candy canes on the tree!

Andrew is showing off his new skill - 
he can grip and shake a rattle!  
He has quite an arm!
Mommy and Emmett - he can do 
the rattle, too!

The boys watching Charlie Brown Christmas.

Emmett is quite the tv watcher already!  

Emmett - looking a little worn out from all the excitement!

Michael is so excited!!!
Michael was thrilled to put out milk and cookies for Santa!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our family wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Jason, Missy, Michael, Andrew, and Emmett (and Oscar the cat)

A New Year, A New Blog

Welcome, 2012! It's a new year, so it's time for a new blog! I still love our old blog, but I haven't posted to it in over a year. It is still up and full of Michael's first few years of photos and videos ( I felt like a fresh start would inspire me to share more, so we will see how it goes!