Saturday, January 28, 2012

Parker's First Tooth.. or should we say Teeth!!

Parker's first TWO teeth came in on the same day! So strange to see our little baby with teeth!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday, Bop!

I'm probably way behind the curve, but I've discovered Wolf Camera's wonderful 1 hour photo cards! They are so adorable and way more cost effective! AND who doesn't love a personalized card, especially with the cutest twin boys ever!?

Here are pictures I took yesterday for Bop's Birthday Card!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sophie's Travel

Sophie is one of our sweet little teething toys.  She is a blessing to our family! 
Over Christmas she was left to Grandma Jenny and Grandpa James' house... this is the story of her return as documented by Papa.

 Sophie stopped for breakfast on her way home because her travels had made her hungry.
 She was also tired and weary from her long journey so she ordered an orange juice and a little cup of coffee.
 Maybe a little too much coffee...
 She called via video chat to tell Parker that she would be home right after her nap. And Parker was soooo happy!
 (Sophie napping)
Finally, Parker and Sophie were reunited and they lived happily ever after!

First Snow

First Snow: January 12, 2012

Daddy had a "snow day" and stayed home with us

6 Months

6 Months
Parker:  Weight 16 lbs 14 oz       49%                          
             Height  26 1/4 inches     34%   

Hayes: Weight  14 lbs 11 oz       16%
            Height    25 1/2 inches     9%

Foods they've tried (and loved):  Bananas, Apples, Avocados, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Peaches, Pears, Carrots, Oatmeal, Rice, Blueberry Yogurt

P trying a Strawberry for the first time at the Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Sleep: 9:30pm to 8:30am

Motor Skills: Beginning to sit alone, rolls from front-to-back and back-to-front, passes objects from one hand to another

Sweet things: Aware and love the doggies to play around them when they are in the swing or exersaucers. Coo and babble to us and to each other. Take each others toys, we will continue to work on sharing...
Smile frequently, laughs out loud,  loves to listen to dad play guitar and sing to them, calm when I sing "you are my sunshine" (my "singing" is scary.. but they seem to like it....or they quiet so I'll stop singing!)
 (*Side note.. they love that song so much that it has now become wall art in our play room)

Not so fun thing... Teething.... lots of drool and hands in the mouth and seeming frustrated with painful gums. No teeth have erupted as of today, but shouldn't be too long! Thank goodness for Sophie!! She is a lifesaver!
(Sophie has her own blog entry)

Our sweet family at one of Daddy's high school wrestling matches.
January 10, 2012


Happy New Year

Parker and Hayes

Thank you ,2011, for being the best year ever! You brought me two wonderful angels, who I love oh-so-much!
Welcome 2012! 

Christmas 2011

Our First Christmas as a Family of Four

Our precious little guys (Photo by Daddy)

Jay's parents, MawMaw and PawPaw, came to town a couple of days before Christmas and stayed until Christmas Eve, to see the boys (and us). 
Opening presents from MawMaw and PawPaw 

My parents and sisters came in town the week before Christmas and were here until after New Years. I think that we did something with family everyday! It's exhausting with two little ones, but well worth it!

On Christmas Eve morning, we go to my parents for the tradition of Pancake Breakfast. Then to church that night for Candle Light Service and to listen to Bop sing. On Christmas morning we open presents at my parents, eat breakfast and hang out and play with our "toys"... 

Christmas Eve
 Our Sweet Family
 My Family
All the Handsome Guys

Christmas Morning
Parker in front of the tree at Beama and Papa's
This is how most pictures turn out... One or both of the boys end up with a hand full of my hair! 
Beama, Parker and Papa 
Parker and Mommy 
P-man with Uncle Olly 
Aunt Ashley and Uncle Olly with P & H in the new hats from Olly's parents.
Thank you Lyn and Mike for the adorable hats all the way from England!! We LOVE them!!
 Aunt Allison with Hayes (and monkey)
 Parker and Daddy playing with a new toy from Santa
Papa and Hayes on his new plane that rocks and plays music! 
Proud moment for his Papa the pilot!

Merry Christmas from Hayes and Parker!!

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
 2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
 3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
 4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
 5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
 6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
 7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
 8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2: 1-11

Friday, January 6, 2012

Swinging at the Park

We took advantage of the wonderful 70 degree weather in January and walked to the park.

January 6, 2012