Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lake Tahoe/Lagoon

Tomorrow we are off!! We are headed to Lake Tahoe! Tom's mom's side of the family is actually having a family reunion there this year and i've really been wanting to go there since Tom and his family used to go all the time. It will also be my FIRST time in California - even though we're going to the Nevada part we will be driving through california and we may be going to the california side of the lake at some point? not sure. We are staying at a resort with mom and dad and Julie and her family thursday through sunday.

(of course i had to pull off a picture from the internet. sure looks beautiful!)

then sunday we are headed to SLC, Utah (or Layton to be exact) and we are going to go to:

we are very excited. last year we took the boys at 3 weeks old and D loved it! She wanted to go back so bad and kept asking. She was a roller coaster rock star.... just like her daddy. Im more excited to see her excitement this year then anything.

The boys will be able to get a train ride! haha

anyways we're going to go to the park monday and tuesday and then head back home wednesday.

a whole week of an actual vacation! we've been saving up coachign money this past year for this trip and its finally going to be here - tomorrow!

so look forward to a HUGE post (or multiple posts)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cake and Gifts

Here are the pictures of the gifts they got (thank you all for sending gifts to these boys - they LOVE them!! although i think big sis D likes them more! haha)

i made a collage of the cakes.

in 5 days we will be leaving for Lake Tahoe (my first time!!) with Tom's family. His mom's side of the family is having a reunion so thats perfect. ive been wanting to go anyways. Then we are heading to Lagoon in Utah (tom and Dulanys favorite place!!) we are sooooo excited.

so now its time to clean clean clean and pack pack pack!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Offically 1

how fitting. as i type this its 4:20 pm... these boys were born at 425 and 428... so i was about to be sliced open!

(awful awful picture but i was in the middle of freakin hard labor and of course tom wanted to try to get a picture)

and as i continue this post they will OFFICIALLY be 1! 

anyways.. today we went to the dr's for shots. we're switching drs this week. thats my goal. Thats another story.

The boys were weighed/measured 

Mr. K was 22.2 lbs and 29 3/4 inches

He's such a husky chunk of a little man. 
He is crawling everywhere
He gets stuck everywhere and squeeeels so loud that i think he really hurt himself.
He loves sto steal his brothers bottles.. or anything his brother has.
he is ready to cut his 4th tooth.
He has lots more (and thicker) hair.
he loves to talk and his screams are high pitched.
and when he's really tired/hungry - he can pitch a fit. whew. 
he can say mama and dada
he loves anything little - he loves little buttons, zippers...etc.
he loves to rock his body and shake his head "no"

ps its 425. when Kemp was born! Happy Birthday on the minute little man!!

he is sleeping through the night and takes 2 good naps
He doesnt like finger foods that much
he would rather be fed with a spoon.
Still doesnt like a sippy cup.
Drinking milk now!

Mr. C was 20.6 lbs and 28 1/2 inches. 

he is solid muscle.
Cruising on furniture and can stand on his own for a long time.
Hates to take steps that stinker.
this kiddo crawls so fast i can't keep up.
he LOVES food. if you sees you with a plate or anything.. he will race to you and stand up at your legs and beg for food like a little dog. 
he will devour his food on his high chair plate like no tomorrow. we like to call him our garbage disposal
he can say mama and dada and this kidloves to babble!
he LOVES his blanket. if he sees his blanket on the flor he will race to it and face plant himself into it andlay there for a few moments. its kinda cute!

ps its 4:28 - the minute Colton was born! HAppy Birthday to you little man!

He is also sleeping through the night but goodness that boy likes to wake up early
He takes 2 good naps (for the most part.. he always ends up pooping right during a nap and wakes himself up!)
he is a momma's boy

here are pictures from the little photoshoot we did and yesterday we celebrated their birthday since today we had to take them to get shots and then daddy had to go to YM's camp till friday! I still need to upload thos pictures of the smash cake and their presents.

this is going to be a MAJOR photobomb!

here is a sneak peak of the cake smashing.


At 4:25 and 4:28 these boys will "officially" be 1!

can't believe its been a year.

(although a year ago i wasnt sure when these boys were going to come)

The boys (and D) will have a Dr's appointments for shots in a few hours so when i get their stats ill write a long post about how much theyve grown and what all they can do these days! So stay tuned.

ps arent they just so stinkin adorable!?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Little Boys Best Friend..

 I took pictures of the boys for their "first year" pictures. I found these few pics of Colton with Arly (kaylees dog who stays at grandma's). I wasn't sure how the boys would react to him but i thought these were freakin cute. 

mom - i found the dog. is that ok?

puppy dog kisses!

Oh thats ok!

Then Kemp found Arly

he was more gentle and soft with Arly - it was too darn cute.

then here are some pics i got from Tom's phone

here are the boys at 3 weeks old .. a week after they were out of the nicu. i know... i dont know what i was thinking.. but we drove all the way to utah and we camped at Lagoon! We are heading back (but going to tahoe first for a few days then over to utah to lagoon). i can't believe they will have been to lagoon twice in one year! Im way excited for D - she loves lagoon. As she says "HANDS up everyone!"

free fishing day with daddy!

we went and surprised daddy at work on his birthday. D said we HAD to get a balloon (this is when i miss having a $tree beside us.) - note: D's face.

taking a ride (ok so it wasnt moving..) at the mall waiting for grandma to take her for a few days.

this is hilarious. i never saw this picture. Apparently Tom found a Beavers helmet and put it on Colt. 

this is the weekend we got our van! Yes. we upgraded to a Honda Odessey! it is awesome and i love it. We drove all the way to LaGrande to go to Paysen's first birthday party and we surprised Julie. She had no idea we were coming.

D insisted Grandma ride in the back with her. of course. (the back reclines and so nobody complained sitting back there!)

Tom had his "thesis" (i dont know what on earth its called for his masters in teaching) published and made into a book... LOTS of hours went into it. we stopped by the WOU library so he could go see it.
its pretty neat to see his name printed on an actual book

this was at the parade on the 4th - the only pic i had!

this is from the golf course in our town - pretty good view huh!?

on our way home from dropping off D with grandma.. um since when did my boys get so big?! (and K is a chunk... mr husky is what we like to call him)