Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Some additions to the girls room are new curtains! Made by Grandma Cheryl. Fabric of course purchased from Pine Needles. Also, got some organization with polka dot bins to hold their clothes. Just got a shelf for above the changing table. Hope to get that up soon. Brett is really sick of this nesting phase.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Weight: 21 lb 12 oz - 25%
Length: 30 inches - 30%
Head: 18 inches - 20%
Weight: 22lb 1 oz - 30%
Length: 30 inches - 30%
Head: 18.5 inches - 50%
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
If the basement floor goes in before the girls are here, we can get all the large furniture in the living room to the basement. This would include the large screen TV in the living room. We need to get the baby swings and bassinet in the living room and we don't have the space right now. We have been doing a lot of stuff around here to get ready. Brett is really sick of me nesting which means he is sick of doing work around here. So we swapped out the kitchen table with our old one in the basement. (Thanks Mike and Mags!) It is shorter and more kid friendly. It also allows us to move around the dining room better. The down side is when the boys play under it and decide to stand up they crash their head into it. We have considered having them wear their bike helmets all the time. We rearranged the living room, yet again. I think it is mostly in the position that it will be once everything is done. I don't have pictures of the basement but will get some. The drywall is hung so that was a huge step! Today the gentleman doing the mudding and taping is starting. Hopefully able to be done by the weekend. Next step after that is painting and then the flooring. We are so close....I can taste it.
A big thank you goes out to my Dad and Rick Sjarpe for helping us out. They have been coming to the cities to work on the basement. We wouldn't be this close if it wasn't for the two of them. This is real love because I will mention that my Dad and Rick are in the middle of remodeling my mom and dad's kitchen. The have taken time out from this project to work on ours. I think that the local restaurants have benefited from my parents lack of kitchen. Thanks! We love you both!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Hopefully mom won't be coming back till June 1st to take care of the boys while we are at the hospital. Cross your fingers!
These are a few old videos and pictures (notice the long hair). Seriously, all the time these boys will be doing some goofy stuff together. I really feel like we have an advantage here with twin boys. They love being by each other and doing the same thing. The newest things they are doing right now...
1. Discovering old toys in a different way. I catch them analyzing their toys a little more and manipulating them more than just experiencing the taste of plastic.
2. They figured out how to put their balls into the dino toy and gumball machine. They even have been trying to put other toys into the same holes. Doesn't really work, however, the square block did jam up the gumball machine.
3. They are walking and then falling and then standing back up and falling and standing up and walking and falling. That is the pattern. They will officially be walkers by the time their sisters are here.
4. They have discovered people. Meaning they are aware when we are in the room and when we are not in the room. If they fall and get hurt you will catch them scanning the room looking for a person to feel sorry for them. For the first time they have shown a preference for people. I would have to say that we have not had issues with separation anxiety or fear of strangers, yet. Probably has something to do with all the friends and family that are part of their lives and assisting with their care.
5. I feel like they have caught onto what is going to happen when we bring them upstairs. As you start crawling the stairs with them they will start to wine. I think it is because they know that their crib is at the end of that rainbow. They have still been sleeping through the night, with exception of a few teething nights. We have tried transitioning to one nap a day. A couple of times successful, but other days we were kicking ourselves for not putting them down for the AM nap. We have gone to doing this day by day watching for sleepy signs. So far, so good.