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Won't you be my neighbor?

23 April 2015

We have the cutest neighbor! Her name is Jo, and she lives and takes care of her 90 year old mother :O. She is so sweet, and loves on our kids. She plays with them, takes them on walks, and even buys them gifts! She's like a grandma to them!

Who doesn't love tiny baby feet? I could stare at them all day. Their feet look identical.

So Ryan is 13lbs. When I was pregnant with the twins, I had over 14lbs  of baby in my belly (they weighed 7lbs and 7lbs 5oz)... I just realized this week that that is MORE than what each of them weigh right now, and I can't believe it! They seem so huge to me! 
Can you imagine skin covering this giant baby plus more...and 2 babies worth of fluid/placenta etc? Yikes. My skin hurts just thinking about it.

My sister inlaw, Cathi, just had her baby (named her Wendi) just over a month early! She is so tiny and adorable! She is still on oxygen and needs a feeding tube, but she is doing great, and we can't wait to meet her!

Matching brothers at church!

...not matching, but he wanted a picture with Lyla too hah:

This cracks me up!

So proud of Jared for making good grades and getting inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma this week!

While grocery shopping today, and employee approached me and said "We should have a daycare so you can do your shopping.".... he's right! Seriously. If a grocery store chain offered child watch while you shop... they'd make millions.
...but then again, we wouldn't get all of the looks and comments we do from fellow shoppers, and then shopping wouldn't be quite so entertaining...I need to get a GoPro for a day to share what it's like having twins. Or, I could just tell you it would be full of hundreds of comments like:  "Look, twins!" "Wow, you have your hands full, don't you?" "Awww they are so cute! Are they twins?" "Is one a boy and one a girl?" "Do twins run in your family?" ...etc

Twins. Four Months.

13 April 2015

I absolutely love these four month old twins. They are smiley and giggly and chubby and scrumptious!

Her first time touching our dog in her life -hah- and only because we just bathed him and he was soft and fluffy :)

Lyla is 13 lbs 12oz (50%) and Ryan is 13 lbs 7oz (25%) They giggled a lot for their doc!

Height Lyla is 50% and Ryan is 25% and head circumference Lyla's is 50% and Ryan's is 5%.

They started holding hands this week almost every time I put them down next to each other... it's too cute!


I'm just going to do a massive iPhone picture dump now. I feel like there is never enough time, so I'll make this brief and just caption a few of the pictures for memories sake.

Kyler's preschool crafts
We've been letting them sleep in the same bed occasionally lately

moving is exhausting! (also our blue carpet is pretty rad haha)
pizza on the floor, classic moving dinner.

my everyday

Easter is not complete without peeps

Twins' first General Conference
Everyday view of the car

Kyler loves putting lotion on the twins

Found a whole oreo in his cookies and cream ice-cream!

Pinterest toy organization idea...didn't realize until I got home that I got christmas colors. oops
"All About That Bass" was the #1 song the day the twins were born...and Lyla is all about it! hah.
Jared put a swing up in the playroom and now Kyler basically lives in there.

The Twins' Blessings

01 April 2015

Taking a break from packing right now, and thought I'd update the blog one last time before our internet gets switched over to the new house tomorrow. We're just taking small loads over the next couple of days, and will move the big stuff on Saturday.

Anyways, last Sunday, Jared blessed the twins at church! They were sick on their original blessing date, so they ended up being blessed about a month later than we had planned, but it's all good! They were just a little heavier than most when they were being held in the circle. Jared said his arm started cramping up haha. This picture was taken a month ago when I first tried their blessing outfits on them:

...and this one was taken this week (a friend made those outfits...she is amazing!)

So tuckered out after being blessed :)

We forgot to take a family picture outside the church :( So I forced the family into it when we got home:

Delicious cookie cake some friends of ours brought over after the blessing :)

Jared works from home on Fridays, and his lunch break got turned into airplane rides around the kitchen the other day hah

We started doing yard work Friday evening, and then it got dark, but we kept going...until it was 9pm. Kyler should have been in bed, but he was being so good, and was so cute trying to help! Our neighbors probably thought we were nuts, but it was actually fun! It was the perfect temperature, and there weren't any wasps out to sting Jared (he's allergic-like needs an EpiPen allergic).

My biggest fear is snakes, and I almost accidentally raked one in half!
...but Jared came to the rescue and promptly put it in the neighbor's yard hah.

I walked into the bathroom after bathing the twins one day to find Kyler bathing his balloon LOL. I wonder when he will outgrow liking balloons so much.

If you can fit your fist in your mouth then you are a genius... 

We call this "The Wall of Wonder" a friend lent it to me (I think her sister made it? I forget) anyways, the twins LOVE it, and will just be perfectly content staring at it. I also have a couple infant brain patterns hanging above their changing tables... they just stare at them and smile- pretty neat :)

We're Moving!

23 March 2015

It happened fast, but we found a great rental deal so we snagged it, and are moving next week! This is just another temporary move for us. Jared graduates (Wake Forest MBA) later this year, and who knows where job opportunities will take us after that; so we just wanted to move somewhere nearby so we wouldn't have to make too many new changes. By "close by" I wasn't thinking down the street...but hey it worked out and I'm glad we get to stay in the same neighborhood we are in now. What a blessing!

Kyler started a little preschool program 2 mornings a week down the street, and I use those mornings as my "errand" days. I feel like I'm starting to get this twin thing down! For example, when I'm out and about and the babies are hungry and need diaper changes, I discovered that if I sit backwards in between the seats on the console... I can nurse one baby and play with other baby simultaneously, and Kyler's carseat makes an excellent changing station! hah.

 They are getting so big!

Spring has arrived here in Charlotte, and we've been spending many afternoons at the park!

The twins love these little baby carriers, and are so content being carried around while I do chores.

This is a typical "Ryan look". Always looks like he is concentrating :)

Kyler is pretty good at getting the babies to giggle! I love watching their sibling relationships grow.

Jared knows that if he gets something delicious at the grocery store (cookies/candy) he has to hide it from me and Kyler...otherwise it will be gone by the time he gets home from work! Sometimes I accidentally stumble upon it...other times we look for it on purpose :D

Freshly bathed babes in snug fitting jammies ahhh I could munch on them all day!

A good friend gave us this baby bathtub. I set both the twins in for fun, and started to laugh... then they both laughed back at me! I wasn't expecting them to realize it was funny. Anyway, this pic was after the fact, but I wanted to remember that moment :)

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