Archive for the ‘Twins’ Category

Lies, Damned Lies and 18 Month Checkups

Just the facts, ma’am:

Weight: 28lbs 6oz (75th percentile)
Length: 34″ (90th percentile)
Noggin: 50cm (95th percentile)

Weight: 27lbs (50th percentile)
Length: 33 1/4″ (75-90th percentile)
Noggin: 48cm (75th percentile)

Combined drool amount: moderate to massive

What An EggStravaganza!

Cheesy title I know, and yes, the blog has been lacking in updates of the boys as of late. But, you guys (said in my whiniest voice), this twin thing is hard. I can barely put a sentence together, let alone compose a thoughtfully written post about the Amazing Wonder Twins.

So Easter was a busy weekend, and we have proof in the form of a 5 minute long video in which Will takes out a 3 year old at the Easter egg hunt, we visit the children’s museum and Andy goes positively psycho at Red Robin. Really—look at his eyes in the last clip, spooky! Also, please check out the mom snagging things for her kid at the egg hunt, a kid that was way older than Will and Andy. I pretty much promise you, if your kid can’t pick it up, they do not need it.

Anyway, it’s long and you have to listen to my voice way more than you should, but here ya go.

Hey Andrew, What Did You Think of Tonight’s Sharks Game?

Andrew Is Displeased

Photos from the Park

And now we’re caught up with the photos. (= We’ve had a beautiful week of sun, so clearly a trip to the park was in the cards. Here are 25 shots of the boys from Saturday.

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Photo Backlog 2 — January

Here are 25 photos from January 2010, mostly of the dreaded first haircut (which went exceedingly smoothly, primarily due to the tub of cars and toys they were given to occupy themselves with, along with the fun airplane chair).

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Photo Backlog 1 — Christmastime

I’m giving up not posting to this blog for Lent, or something. 😉 We have some new photos but obviously some backlog too, so I’ll get these out first. This batch of 44 photos is from December 19-25, 2009.

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Awesome, Not Awesome

(Title is a tribute to one of my favorite radio shows, which was sadly canceled.)

The boys are officially 13 months old today, and here’s a little rundown of what is awesome….and not awesome.

Awesome: Walking, running, walking and eating, walking and drinking…these are some mobile kids.
Not Awesome: Still so unstable, they cannot be trusted anywhere. I joked with a friend that I will be shocked if we manage to get a picture without some sort of facial injury. Their little heads are magnets for corners and edges.

Awesome: The understand so much. I ask if they want dinner, and they come a running. If I ask if they want to go upstairs, they beeline for the door.
Not Awesome: It comes in waves, and I have to remind myself they won’t compute every little thing I ask.

Awesome: They’re figuring out how to play. We have this ball popper thing that shoots little balls up using a puff of air, and they now know to put the ball back in the tube. Or hammering little wooden balls into the box. Or even being able to play peek-a-boo back with you.
Not Awesome: The toy stealing is out of control. There’s a reason I never wanted to referee water polo games, it’s the least fun job. It’s lame to have to ref all day long, especially when the boys really don’t get it yet.

Awesome: There’s actual communication going on. Lots of pointing and babbling. They will both point at the dog and say “daw.” Will just started saying car and making a sign when he wants more of something. It’s so cool.
Not Awesome: At this point, it’s still pretty unhelpful They don’t really say mama or dada in the right context and they’re certainly not asking for what they really want, so there’s still a lot of frustration.

Here’s a video from the last month. Somewhere in the middle, they show off their most adorable move–the head rubbing to show affection. And make sure your sound is up, because the last 15 seconds are so fun.

Halloween Photo Bonanza

29 new Halloween photos are up in the usual spot! We got a bunch more shots of the boys in their costumes, and also a visit from the Stevensons.

First Birthday Photos!

31 birthday photos have been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. In addition to the cake ravaging seen in the previously posted video, there’s also some shots of the boys in their Halloween costumes.

Disneyworld Photo Wrapup

67 new photos have been posted from our Disneyworld trip earlier this month. Lots of family made the trip: Grandma Kathy, Aunt Jessie, Grandma Deb, Grandpa Steve, Great-Grandma Joan and Great-Grandpa Jack. The boys rode their first rides, took their first dips in a pool and encountered their first furries. And maybe had a beer that weighed more than they did.

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