Monday, December 24, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The boys got a tunnel and they LOVE it!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Happy Twins at the Children's Museum
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The rest of the weekend was just as much fun! On Saturday, we all went to Chuck E. Cheese to play. The boys watched the show for a few minutes, but spent most of the time running and crawling all over the place. Thank goodness everyone helped me chase the boys or I am sure I would have lost one of them! I wasn't able to get any pictures, but thankfully Uncle Marc and Aunt Lys got a coouple of good ones!
All three boys watching the show...
Ross about to go down the slide
Some of you have asked about how the boys are doing with their DAFO's (leg braces). Riley has been doing beautifully with his since the first day that he got them. He spent a few hours a little unsure of how to move with them on, but he quickly got used to them and is now doing all of the same things he was doing before. He is still not able to keep his ankles straight when he stands, but he is getting better and better. As soon as I pick them up to put them on him in the mornings, he very cooperatively holds out each foot and lays totally still until they are strapped on and his shoes are on and tied. He's so cute about it!
Ross had a much tougher adjustment and was fairly miserable for a couple of days. He seemed to feel like he couldn't move while wearing them, and he just sat completely still and cried. It was heartbreaking. Then, he finally learned how to move in them, and just as quickly, he learned how to pull them off...shoes and alll! So, we had to go back to the orthotist to have extra gripping pads put into the heels to help keep them on him. We had them adjusted Friday, and he immediately starting crawling, cruising, and playing perfectly well in them! On Saturday, at Chuck E. Cheese, he wore them and crawled and climbed all over the place. He has also taken quite a few steps holding onto my hands, or Grammy's hands, which is very exciting.
Here's a picture of both boys standing in their DAFO's. You can see how they really help Ross to stand nice and straight, and that Riley is getting straighter.
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Saturday, November 17, 2007
So, please stop by and check on the boys whenever you'd like! I will post as often as I can, and share as many pics as possible. If you don't want me to send the notifcation emails to you, just reply and let me know and I will be happy to take you off the list.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Hi, everyone! The boys have been doing so many new and exciting things! I have been meaning to post for a few days, but we've been so busy that I just haven't had time. I just posted several new pics from the past couple of weeks, including some Halloween pictures. The boys dressed as "Thing One" and "Thing Two" from "The Cat in the Hat." My most adorable nephew was a Dragonfly, and I had to include a pic of him because he looked so gorgeous!
The most exciting announcement of the week is that Riley has started to take some steps holding onto a walker! He has been working very hard in physical therapy and it is paying off! Here is a very short video (37 seconds) of his first attempt!
Both boys will be getting their DAFO's (leg braces) on November 12th and I am sure they will really take off with the added stability. I have a hunch we may have some independent walkers very soon!
Thanks for checking in with us! I hope you all had a great Halloween!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Monday, July 30, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Happy (early) Birthday, Ross and Riley! The twins will be one tomorrow! Can you believe a year has gone by already? I wanted to post this tomorrow, but I am sure it will be a hectic day, so I decided to post it now. There are no words to express how much I love these little boys. Ross and Riley are my miracles, and I am in awe of them each and every day.
Their first year has been so amazing, and I made a photo montage to celebrate this milestone. If you would like to see it, I would be honored. Just click on the link below. If you do want to watch it, just be sure to turn your volume up!
Thank you for loving my boys and for sharing their first year!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I will get some cute video of Riley next time! He was more interested in playing quietly today, which is adorable, but doesn't make for exciting videos! I hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for checking in with the boys!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Thanks again for checking in with us!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Hi, everyone! I just wanted to post a quick update to let you all know that the boys are doing great! Unfortunately, my digital camera is broken, so I can't post any new pics. You'll just have to trust me that they are still totally adorable! Riley faked me out last weekend when he started to cut his first tooth, but so far, it hasn't really come through his gum. He was pretty miserable for a couple of days with typically teething stuff, but thankfully, he is not uncomfortable anymore. No tooth, but no more cranky Riley! He's back to his usually smiling, gorgeous self! He has also developed the cutest new skill....he loves to grab my cheeks, pull my face toward his, and give me "kisses". With his mouth wide open, he basically drools all over my face and then laughs. I looooove it! Ross is also doing very well! He has been conducting experiments to see which baby foods he can spit the farthest. So far, he has managed to get apricots all over my glasses, and squash all over the wall behind his high chair. That one took some maneuvering, but he was determined. He is also sitting up unsupported for close to 5 minutes at a time, which is so wonderful!
As some of you already know, Ross has torticollis and plagiocephaly. Torticollis basically means that one of the muscles in his neck is shorter and tighter than it should be, which causes his head to tilt to one side. He has been getting PT for a few months now and is slowly stretching that muscle and straightening out. As a result of the torticollis, he has been a little slower to roll over, sit up, etc., which has meant that he has spent more time laying on his back. The tilt in his neck, and the extra time laying on his back, have created a fairly significant flat and slanted shape to his head, which is called plagiocephaly. So, he is going to be wearing a Starband, or helmet, for several months to help his head grow into a more round shape. He started wearing the helmet this week and after a rough first few days, seems to be adjusting well. I just wanted to let you know so that when you see his pics, you'll know what he is wearing. We all went out to brunch today to celebrate Aunt Lys' birthday and all three babies were wonderful! Reid and Ross had a little talk but I guess their conversation was private, because none of us know what they said! Friday will be the boys' 9 month check-up. I cannot believe that they are that old already! Thanks for checking in with us!
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Hi, everyone! Ross and Riley and I had a wonderful weekend! Yesterday, we went to the park for the very first time! We went with Aunt Lys, Uncle Marc, and Reid. The boys went down the slide and rode on the swings. I will post some very cute pics of them on the swings. Later on, our friends Mike and Barbara came over to visit and play. Then, we went on a quick Starbucks run for Mommy! Then, today we went out to lunch with our whole family and grocery shopping. We bought tons and tons of baby food! Then, we came home and spent tons of time playing and rolling around. Ross is really getting better and better with rolling over! Riley has learned how to play peek-a-boo and is so adorable! He laughs every time he reappears! Turn your volume up a little to hear him laughing. Here is a link to a short video of him playing if you are interested: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1743319661260737313
I also took a video of Ross rolling over and trying hard to figure out how to crawl. At the beginning, he is giggling every time I say "hi" but you'll have to have your volume turned up a little to hear his laugh. He also makes rasberries while he's moving. Here's the link if you want to check it out:
I just posted one cute pic of the boys in new rain coats that Grandma bought them. They look adorable, and they are both smiling! Have a great week!
Monday, March 26, 2007
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Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
The boys have also learned something new together. Right now, it's pretty funny, but I am sure that it will stop being cute soon. They love to spit their food at each other and at me! For the record, Riley started it, but Ross quickly joined in! Thanks for checking in with us!
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The boys playing. This is long but funny towards the end:
Just a short clip of the boys playing:
Thanks for checking in with us!
Friday, February 2, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Ross getting kisses: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3553503573510951403
Ross Talking: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3972422231842415256