Thursday, December 31, 2009

Claire's First Steps!

Claire took her first steps on New Years Eve! She walked from the couch over to me (about 4 steps)! She had a huge smile on her face the whole time! Don, Jill & Heidi came over for dinner and then we went to Brian & Susie’s house to hang out and play some board games. We thought we could stay until midnight but Claire had other plans. Matthew went to sleep in his pack and play but Claire wanted no part of going to bed. We had to pack it in a little early because she needed to go to sleep, she was so tired!

I thought it was funny that Claire has the same scared look on her face in the second one that Matthew did in his photo!

Monday, December 28, 2009

1 Year Check-up

We took Matthew & Claire for their 1 year check-up on 12/28. They did great with the nurse and Dr. Navai. Unfortunately, they both had earaches which I felt bad about. The Dr said they probably had just started since they were both getting over a cold and neither were pulling on their ears or being fussy. He gave them some antibiotics and we had to reschedule their 1 year shots until after they were feeling better. Matthew weighed 22 lbs and is in the 25~50th percentile for weight; his height was 30” and he’s in the 50~75th percentile for height. Claire weighs 19 lbs and is in the 10~20th percentile for weight; her height was just under 30” and she is in the 75th percentile for height.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We started off after breakfast opening gifts from Santa. The babies got a playhouse and some books. They love the new playhouse, the look through the window at each other and laugh! Jeremy’s family came over for an early dinner. The babies enjoyed trying some of the Christmas food, note the placement of sweet potatoes in their hair in the photos below. After dinner we played a board game while the babies took a nap. In the evening, we headed to my parents’ house to see my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins & Grandparents. It was nice to see everyone and the babies were real troopers throughout the day!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Matthew's First Steps!

Matthew took his first steps all by himself, 1 day after he turned 1!!! He was so proud of himself when he walked from me to Jeremy!

He looks a little scared in this first one!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

1 Year Old!

The babies are 1 year old! How did we survive this whole first year with twins? 1 word – teamwork. Matthew & Claire are doing so much more now than they did at 9 months. They’re both trying to take steps on their own, feeding themselves more, talking a lot more and playing games like peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake on their own.

Matthew is really becoming more of a ham; he knows when he gets a reaction out of someone and laughs hysterically if you repeat what he’s doing. We’re trying to get into eating more “adult food”, Matthew is very cautious about trying new things but he does have a few favorites. He loves cut up pieces of cheese, yogurt, tomatoes and grapes. He now has 4 bottom teeth, 4 top teeth and 4 molars. He did pretty well with cutting his molars, I think they only really bothered him for a day or so.

Claire loves to play peek-a-boo, anytime you say “peek” she immediately covers her hands with her eyes or her favorite blanket. She really laughs when you play back with her and the other day we found her trying to play “peek” with the dog. I’m sure he loved that… Claire will try pretty much any foods and seems to like almost anything we give her. She is trying really hard to use a sippy cup and getting pretty good at it. She now has 4 bottom teeth and 4 top teeth.

We’ll have to wait until their 1 year check-up at the end of the month to see how tall they are and what they weigh.

We're a little sleepy in this photos, we just had a bath and are ready for bed!

Matthew made himself a little outfit by unrolling the toilet paper and wrapping himself in it.  I walked away to do a load of laundry and came back to find him like this!

Claire loves her stuffed animal bee from Aunt Cheryl & Uncle Tom!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santa at Fire Station 5

Sunday was the day Santa visited the fire station. He rode in on Ladder 5 and said hi to all the kids. The older kids sat on Santa’s lap and received a gift. Matthew & Claire took a turn sitting on his lap, they did pretty well, although Claire was a little unsure.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

1st Birthday Party

We had a 1st Birthday Party at the house for Matthew & Claire on 12/12. We had lots of family and friends over. The babies enjoyed playing with everyone and trying a piece of cake!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ciara's Birthday & Santa Barn

On December 5th we attended the Santa Barn fundraiser put on by our friend Jenny’s family in Hartland. The babies slept through the entire thing! I did still manage to take some photos of them with the reindeer and in front of the decorations. We didn’t get to sit on Santa’s lap so we’ll save that for the Fire Station Santa in a few weeks. Here are a few photos:

December 5th was also Ciara’s first birthday party. We all had a great time visiting with our friends and watching the babies play together. Ciara had fun eating her cake and opening her gifts. Matthew, Claire, Heidi & Gavin had a great time playing with all of Ciara’s toys.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas at Bordine's

I took the babies to visit Aunt Cathy at Bordine’s and take some photos with the holiday decorations. I could easily spend a fortune in that store! The themed trees were beautiful and they had so many great ornaments. Susie was nice enough to let me “test drive” her digital SLR camera, I’ve been wanting to purchase one and this way I was able to check it out before buying one. The camera was awesome and I was able to take some really great photos.  Matthew & Claire loved the ornaments and wanted to play with everything!