Sunday, May 31, 2009

Play Ball....

You know its summer at the first crack of the bat...

Friday, May 29, 2009

First Food...

Now that the boys are 6 months we decided it was time to start them on food.
On May 14th after JP's crossover ceremony for cub scouts everyone gathered round the table to feed the babies rice cereal. It was quite the event with mommy, daddy, JP, AJ, grammie, and grandpa. Of course there were cameras flashing and video taping as well.

JP and AJ did the honors. AJ is feeding Big Guy and JP is feeding Little Guy.

Big Guy loving it! They both grabbed onto the spoons and shoved the food in.

mommy feeding Little Guy who was extremely excited to be eating!

This is how they felt about empty bowls! Needless to say, they were so ready to eat big boy food!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Month 6...

Six months...
as in Happy Half Birthday...
Of course it has taken me so long to be 'ok' with the thought that half of their first year is over, this post should really be a 6 1/2 month post!

Big Guy on the left and Little Guy on the right.

Little Guy

I love how you chew on exactly 1 finger or 1 thumb just like in this picture. You are a wild man. You crawl everywhere. This month you have been nursing more and taking less supplements. You have been tripoding wonderfully. Your strength for such a little guy is amazing. Because of your strength you have been banned from the swing and the bumbo. You stood up in the swing and you climbed out of the bumbo and crawled ontop of your brother. You love to eat your feet, or just hold them. Sleep has been great this month. You go to bed very easily about 9:30pm and then wake 1-2 times a night. You have had more 'sleep through the night' nights than your brother. You spent the month of April tagging along to many soccer games for your big brother and sister. You didn't seem to mind all the cheering by mommy. You are still wearing 0-3 clothes, although your warm weather choices are limiting in 0-3 so you are wearing some 3-6 on hot days and they 'hang' on you. You still wear a size 1 diaper!
11lbs 14oz
24 1/8"
16 1/2" head

AJ and Little Guy

Little Guy
personality plus

Big Guy you are a sweetie. You found your voice this month, just as I started to worry. You really started cooing, but you are still quite quiet. This month you really started to move. You are a rolling machine! You really study your toys, as opposed to batting at them. You feel them over and over. You love your hands and most often have an entire fist stuffed into your mouth. You drool A LOT, especially when around a crowd of people. You are Daddy's boy at bedtime. Only Daddy can put you to sleep. Sleep is better for you, but you still wake at least 2 times a night. When you are mad you pull your fists down on your head by your ears. You also say so much with your eyes and a pout cry. April has been a whirl wind of stroller rides at soccer games. You are still wearing size 0-3 clothes, although on HOT days you don a 3-6 month outfit. Those outfits are roomy to say the least. You do not like to be hot. You still comfortably wear a size 1 diaper.
11lbs 7ozs
16 1/2" head

Big Guy and JP

Those eyes!
Big Guy
Just to put things into perspective as far as size, I dug out the stats for JP and AJ at 6 months. Now JP was a 'normal' size baby as far as always wearing the size that is his age. AJ was a petite baby.
Little Guy 11lbs 14 oz 24 1/8" 16 1/2" head
Big Guy 11lbs 7oz 24" 16 1/2" head
AJ 15lbs 11oz 25"
JP 18lbs 4 oz 28 1/4" 17 3/4" head
I was shocked when I saw how much LARGER JP was! Unbelievable.

Friday, May 1, 2009