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Our Twins are ONE!

17 December 2015

I re-read the twins birth story last week, and bawled my eyes out. That first year flew by. 

While I was taking the twin's one year pictures, Jared and my Brother inlaw and nieces and nephews, tried out the hot spring! They said it was awesome and so warm...guess I'll have to get in next time :p

Kyler was in HEAVEN with all of the balloons we had around on their birthday week.

We got our first snow this week!

Kyler has had a stomach bug the last few days, but is finally starting to feel better.

He has been asking to drink out of a baby bottle lately. Too funny, this kid!

Ryan and Lyla occasionally nap in the same bed when we aren't at home...I found her laying on his legs :) perhaps it's time to invest in a second packNplay!

I change out their sheets and blankets every few days. That blue fuzzy blanket sat in the laundry basket for a several days before I finally got around to washing it. After I pulled it out of the dryer and Ryan saw it, he immediately giggled and rubbed his face in it. I hadn't realized he was so attached to it! I'll have to be sure to wash and return immediately from now on ;) I love when babies get attached to things. 
Speaking of attached...he can't get enough of that sparkly binky! 

Our cloth diaper stash is still growing! I love all these colors :)

The twins were newborns last Christmas, so it's like their first Christmas all over again...they love the lights!

We went to temple was cold...but fun! The different nativities they had displayed from all around the world were cool!

I love this season!

Aug-Nov memories video and Jared and Kyler Bdays

02 December 2015

I love making these little memory videos from random clips on my phone :) and Kyler loves watching them on repeat. This was the end of August to the beginning of November. 

Kyler had his birthday on Nov 16th! He's 5 now! His favorite part of his birthday were the balloons...
It was so cold and windy that day... :(

He wanted a Chickfila Lunch with daddy for his bday.

One of my old friends from GA came to visit us that week too, and just happened to be here for his bday too.

Kyler wanted his two best friends at his little celebration. His cousins, Nathan and Josh.

His 5 year check-up went great! He is 38 pounds ( 30%) and 41.5 inches tall (22%)
Animated, fun, friendly, bouncy, light-hearted... all words that describe this boy!

Earlier in November was Jared's bday...#32!
After he blew out the candles, Kyler goes "Daddy, You just turned 32!"
Jared: "Is that old?"
Kyler: "No, it's new!"

We also went out on a movie date to celebrate... I forgot what we saw. Oh yeah, some space movie. It was pretty good. I just mostly loved the alone time with this boy! Love him!

We did a little exploring last week and found a natural hot spring! Next time, we need to bring our swim suits!

The twins turned 11 months old---getting so close to a year!

Lady Lyla at 11 months~

And Mr. Ryan Cole at 11 months~

Here is his post bath "ducky" hair:

I got to attend a session at the temple with my friend, while Jared babysat, and then he went the next night, while I stayed with the kids. I love that we live so close to several temples, and can go whenever we want!

We've been spending a lot of time over at grandma and grandpa's house lately:

I moved the twins' cribs next to each other for the first time! 

They LOVE passing toys/blankets/binkys to each other and playing together, but they still have their own space to sleep, so it's nice!

They have also been living up to the "double trouble" status that comes with being a twin:

Still missing NC, but also still thinking these UT mountains are beautiful!

Halloween and Schrammparents visit

08 November 2015

Fall in Utah has been a lot warmer than I expected! My parents came to visit, and we spent a lot of time outside. The gardens at Thanksgiving Point are gorgeous!

My dad is under there somewhere:

I got to meet up with one of my old college buddies and her twins when they were in town- so fun! Our babies are only about 10 days apart. I wish they lived closer!

We spent Halloween with both sides of our family. Kyler was a clown, and the twins were elephants!

 Kyler only went down one street and then said "Okay, I'm done. I have enough candy." We were fine with that!

We've been going down to Thanksgiving Point at least once every week (sometimes more!)

The twin's 9 month check-up went great! I gave them toothbrushes to hold still for the picture- they were seriously so crazy hyper at the docs office! Neither have teeth yet, but I guess the bristles feel good on their gums, because these are currently their fav toys!

Lyla Stats:
Height: 29 inches--- 66%
Weight: 18.9 lbs--- 30%
Head: 19.1 inches--- 85%

Ryan Stats:
Height: 28 inches--- 13%
Weight:18.1 lbs--- 4%
Head: 16.9 inches--- 1%

Lyla's hip x-rays came back normal, so we never have to do them again- Yay!

Kyler had his very first sleepover (away from us) at his cousin's house this weekend. He did so good- these three really are best buds. Kyler is right in-between them age wise so it works out perfect, and he is friends with both!

One of my favorite times of the week is at church when the babies fall asleep in our arms :)

This is their last picture with their cribs on the infant level. We lowered them to the toddler level today because I was scared they would fall out! So sad they are growing up :(