Monday, July 30, 2012

6 Months in....

I just realized I haven't posted anything this month! 6 months is supposed to be big milestones in the life of babies but nothing too terribly exciting has really been going on. G and EC are growing more everyday and doing lots more things. Graham has become a pro at rolling over and holding his head up and of course smiling at all the ladies. EC is working on sitting up. She can sit if she is supported so I am thinking it won't be too long before she is sitting on her own. I so look forward to the day they are both sitting up and can play and interact with each other more.

We started solid food. Squash was up first on the list....You can see it was a big hit! And more went onto their face then in their mouth!

They actually really like food now. We have tried squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, pears, apples, peaches, prunes and bananas. So far the favorites are sweet potatoes, peaches and pears I believe! Graham LOVES food. I am pretty sure he would eat a fish stick right now if I gave him one! As soon as I sit him in his high chair he opens his mouth and gets excited. 

Graham found his feet and spends most of his time now trying to get them in his mouth. He has been pretty successful.....

They are also enjoying this little jumper. I put it in the doorway of the office so I can work on my photography and have them close by.

Evie Claire is working on sitting up. And putting EVERYTHING in her mouth!

Graham finally rolling over and pushing up. 

Evie Claire and I went to a baby shower for my friend, Leah who had twin boys last month!!! 

So, all in all maybe it has been a pretty exciting and busy month! 

And some chunkiness has invaded their little bodies! Makes me so happy to see them "healthy" and big!

At our 6 month check up out doctor was extremely happy about their weight. They are still small for their age which is hard to fathom because they look so big to me! But they are growing so much every day!! Graham is up to 16 lbs 2 oz and EC is at 14 lbs 8.5 oz!! So hard to believe that half of a year has flown by!! I am looking forward to the next half of a year and all the fun that fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas will bring!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Happy 6 Months!

The last 6 months of my life have been the fastest 6 months ever!! Time is really flying by! Happy 1/2 Birthday Graham and Evie Claire! You make me and daddy smile and laugh more everyday!! You are truly such a blessing!!!

You are rolling over (back to stomach) and we find you like that a lot of mornings.
You are pushing up on your stomach and lifting your head
You are blowing bubbles with your mouth
You are making noises with your mouth
You are starting to find your voice
You started rice cereal and hated the spoon at first but now you love the cereal, so much that you keep your mouth open while I am feeding EC
You will not take a pacifier..unless you are going to sleep

Evie Claire:
You are constantly rolling over onto your stomach and kicking your legs....daddy says you are swimming
You have found your feet and grab them constantly
You have found your voice and are squealing VERY loudly. Graham stares at you when you do this.
You are a great sleeper and will fall asleep anywhere.
You started rice cereal and are not a big fan of it. 
You went swimming for the first time and LOVED it

 Evie Claire, the last 6 months you have been a pure joy to be around. You are so content and just go with the flow. Your little personality has shown through on so many occasions. You don't give your smiles or laughs to just anyone but when you do they melt my heart. You might be tiny, but you are definitely going to be feisty. I can't wait to see what the next 6 months have in store!

Graham, for the last 6 months you have been the happiest baby! You smile at everyone and have never met a stranger. You have all the women in your life wrapped around your finger! You are such a sweet boy and love to cuddle. I am so excited to watch you grow and look forward to all the smiles you will bring in the next 6 months! 

Pool Time.

It finally happened. We went to Grand mommy's on Sunday evening to let the babies "swim." Successful for EC, not successful for Graham. As soon as Eric put him in his raft he started crying.....He apparently decided he was sleepy and pool time was not for him! He quickly fell asleep on Grand mommy's chest. EC on the other hand LOVED the water. She kicked and splashed and layed back on her float like the queen she is!!

Every pool diva needs a hat and a pair of sunglasses to match her bathing suit....

Graham might not have enjoyed the water but at least he looked the part! Thank you Nolan for letting us borrow your bathing suit!! 

Every woman needs to kick back on a float and relax a little in the summer....

Maybe next time Graham will join in the fun! 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Our plan was to put the babies in the pool for the first time on July 4th but it rained.....and then Graham decided he didn't want to nap....and then it was too late and they needed to go to bed....and so on and so forth. Maybe another day! So, we instead took some pictures...shocker!