One thing that I have struggled with since this crazy journey of being a twin mom started is being something other than just a mom of twins. I love being mother of twins it is both the most amazing and difficult thing I have ever done in my life, but I am more than just a mom of twins. I am a wife to the best husband a person could ever dream of having, I am a mother of a fantastic son that is almost 11, I am a person who loves to get outdoors and do anything, fish, camp, take pictures, or just get out and mess around. Nothing drives me more crazy than being stuck in the house!!! It has been hard to be the person I use to be, I have been stuck in the house, well I could have got out, but leaving the house comes with so many sorts of craziness only a mother of twins could begin to understand, and by the time I have the twins ready and loaded in the car seats I sit there in the driver's seat and take a deep breathe and am exhausted and just think to myself... why do I do this to myself it would be so much easier to stay home. If I do stay home I feel guilty that I am not getting all my boys out in the world to experience things and have fun, I feel like a person that is not allowing my kids to get out because it may be a little, well maybe more like VERY, difficult for me. I do not work outside the house, but damn I work hard inside this home to keep this family happy. I want all my children to have great memories of things that their mom and dad took them to do, I want then to learn from it and do the same with their families. One thing that keeps coming to mind though is I use to... there is so many things that follow that, and I think that is my main struggle. I used to... load up and go where ever, when ever with ease, go fishing with my hubby, at the last minute decide lets load up and go camping, sit and watch each of Ethan's games without interruptions or feeling guilty that dad couldn't come because he stayed home with the twins so I wouldn't miss out, coach his soccer team without worry of who was going to watch the twins for me, go hang out at the lake and just sit and relax with no worries, be lazy on days when I didn't feel the best, sit and watch and entire movie with the family without interruptions, have time to myself to sew, scrapbook, or just think, and so many more. So here I am no longer able to do so many of those things with the ease I use to, but I have more. I have two more sons to love, and make a huge impression on who they will become. So I need to get over the past and all the things I gave up or lost, stop worrying about the future and how and if I will get them back, and focus on the more important, the here and now of it all. The fact is I am here, and so lucky to have my three sons and my husband, and that is where I need to put my energy. I need to strive to be the best, not mother of twins, but mother and wife that I can be. So yes I am a mother of twins, I am a mother of three sons, I am a wife, and I am a person who loves so much and I USE TO DO so much, but now I WILL DO so much more!!!
Amazing that we have lived just a few miles from this spot for years now and never stopped to check it out. Why??? My guess would be we thought we were to busy, or would do it another day. Well now the boys and me are always up for an adventure. What more do we have to do??? This place was so beautiful, these pictures don't even begin to show it, I had a baby in my arms for most of the walk so I didn't get near as many pictures as I wanted, but we WILL go back for more. So previously I had school work, or something to keep me busy all day, now I have the twins and Ethan, and the twins get very bored just sitting around the house, as does mama, so we get out as much as we can. We go for walks, to the park, and now good ole google is showing us some history is in the area so...LETS GO EXPLORE!!! This place is part of the Mormon Trail, it is a gorgeous park with a pond, well several if they fill the rest of them, big pretty trees, flowers, and clay sculptures. There was wide open spaces to run and play so the boys were off, all four of them, Ethan brought a friend, and then of course the twins, and ya know they all went in separate directions, ugh this mama was sore the next day from carrying these lunkers all over. It is so hard to take the twins places, but I will continue to do it, for them as well as for me!!! We need to get out, and there is so much for us to see, and it is worth all the trouble just to see them smile and run and have fun where ever we go. And for me, well it gives me great things to take pictures of, and then play around with later. Oh if I only had more time I would do way more edits on my pictures, but dang I sit down and sort through my pics and before I know it it is 11:00 pm, and the boys get up around 6:00 am so much later than that and I would be hurting the next day. I keep taking them and editing a few here and there, one day I will take some time and do something really grand with them!!! Something about having twins and turning 29 that gets you back into 'a much loved hobby, call it a mid-life semi crisis. Not so much a full crisis, but you realize what time you wasted, and how much more I really could have accomplished before the twins. Now I am pretty tied down with them, and I wish I would have done more for myself when I had the chance. Ethan was in school all day, I had my school work, but I had extra time as well, I could have been out taking all sorts of pictures, I could have been at the gym each day, I could have done so much!!! But I didn't so here I am balancing the twins and doing things for myself, and am crazy busy trying to balance it all. But what I have found is in the beginning I took not time for myself, it was all about the boys 24/7 and I was a wreck of a mama, and now I take time a few mornings a week to hit the gym, and I get out with the boys to walk, go to the park, or take some snapshots, and a hour or so each night to sort through my pictures, learn more about them, and play around with a bit of editing here and there. And you know I am a much better mama for it, and I would say wife too, I was getting a bit grumpy...poor hubby!!!
I have been waiting for a sunny day to go to the park and get some good pictures of the boys, finally it came. We didn't have much time to play and explore, but we the boys had fun, and mama got tons of pictures. We went to the rose garden in the park, to bad the roses weren't all bloomed yet, but it was still so pretty and there were lots of things for the boys to see and they even got a sniff of a rose, and Dylan got to feel the rose bush. I had daddy line them up under a trellis walkway to have them walk towards me so I could get a really sweet shot of them, well Mr. Dylan tripped and grabbed a hold of a rose bush, YIKES. It wasn't as bad as it could have been, and he didn't fuss to much, but the poor thing got a couple of scrapes. The picture that I am sharing with you is of them walking along, and thinking of climbing, a fountain. The reason I chose this spot is not only because it is a really beautiful place, but when Ethan was little we took him here for a day of picture taking. I have some cute pictures of him sitting on top of this very fountain, and playing in this area. It is to bad I don't have them on digital to share them as well, they are so similar.
I loved watching the boys run and play here, I hate our yard and the park where we live is far from pretty. So it was really great to just let them run and play and get awesome pics from every angle, with no ugliness in the background.
I planned and planned for months this great big party with tons of guest and lots of fun. Now the party has come and gone, and as the night goes on Dylan and Ashton's Birthday is coming to an end as well. It was a great party with great decorations, cake, family and friends, and lots of presents, but most important two babies that have grown into little boys in this short time. Why such a big celebration??? Well there are many reasons, one is that it is a big deal to turn 1, another it was a great reason to get the family together and meet the twins and share this day of celebration with them *the more the merrier*, and really in a way it was just to celebrate that we made it and how far we have come. The sleepless nights of being up with two crying babies, not knowing what they wanted or needed, and now I have to little boys who play and "talk", and walk and run, and show so much love and it has all been worth it!!! It has been hard, it has been wonderful, it has been stressful, and it has been amazing to watch these two learn and grow in leaps and bounds. It is so qleche, but it seems like only yesterday they were propped up in their Boppy's drinking bottles every two hours, and now they are walking all over and sitting at the table having meals with the family. I swore I would not miss the baby stages, and I am not sure I would like to revisit those crazy first few months but I do wish that they weren't such a blur *exhaustion*, but I did find myself having a hard time with the thought of today ending, as if tomorrow will be any different, but it's just one more milestone that has come and gone. Silly really but it is as if they were babies yesterday but now they are 1 and are little boys. So as I kissed my boys goodnight I told them night night my birthday boys and tucked them in, knowing that there will be no more birthday planning, no more singing and cake, and now more birthday kisses for an entire year, I am sure it will be here before I know it. But we had a great day, it was lots of fun, and the party turned out great, and the year is over, we made it!! It is hard for people who don't have twins to understand just how it is (twin moms refer to the first year as survival year), and how everything instantly becomes so much more complicated, how hard it is to care for both of them AT THE SAME TIME, and how at times it felt like I couldn't give them both the amount of attention they deserve so for me a big party was in order. My boys are growing and though still things are very complicated at times I don't feel stretched so thin, they aren't as needy so I can just sit and play or read a book with them and give them each a little one on one time, which is something I struggled with in the early months. It seemed impossible one of them wanted something all the time, and at the same time, it seemed like there was no time to just sit and play, read, or sit and snuggle. So here is to the next year being even better, more fun times, more family fun times!!! I love all my boys and am really looking forward to this next year, and this summer, and being able to do more and get out more and take Ethan more places again.
Lots of cake, presents, and fun made these little boys very tired. As we sat and opened presents they sat on mommy and daddy's lap and watched, they played in the paper and with the toys even though they were ready for a nap. They even put their cool new shades on show off how cute they were!!!
Tomorrow is the big day for the twins...1st Birthday!!! It is 10:00 pm, and exactly one year ago we were on the way to the hospital. I have been thinking all day about what we were doing a year ago, and how we went along the entire day with no idea what events would follow that night. I can't remember what we did that day, but I can remember that night very well. We were doing what we did most nights when Jeff was home, laying in bed watching TV, that is about all I could do at that point, and even that was uncomfortable. I could not stay awake for anything so I was dozing off and then I jumped a bit, Jeff asked me why I did that. I told him one of the babies kicked me really funny and it woke me up, well come to find out it wasn't a kick. Ready or not they were on their way!!! Jeff got Ethan out of bed and carried him to the Suburban and we off, off so fast we forgot to grab Ethan shoes*oops*. Ethan stayed at grandma's while we were waiting for his new brothers to arrive. We got to the hospital and I was a bit nervous to say the least, I had no idea what was going to happen, when, or how long it was going to take. I got in a room and got settled in and from there it just seemed like no time at all and next thing I new there we were it was time to finally meet our 2 little monkeys. I was hoping and kind of expecting things to go smoothly and there was no way anybody was sticking a needle into my spine, yeah that was a bad idea. Dylan came to meet the us at 3:31 am he oh what a cutie he was and what a relief it was to see him, but then we got the news that Ashton had flipped and they were going to have to put me under for an emergency Cesarean. I was petrified of having a Cesarean but at this point I was so tired, and the anesthesiologist kept telling me they were going to put me out, I remember at one point telling her I was ready. I was tired, in major pain, and ready to be knocked out. Ashton came at 3:46 am, but the poor boy wasn't met by his mama or his daddy who got kicked out of the operating room for the procedure *sad*. I am not sure what time it was when I finally woke up to meet them, but I remember being half awake and having Jeff put them next to me I couldn't even hold them but it was wonderful just to see them. So that is what this family was up to a year ago tonight!
Every time I blog I look for some shots of Ethan, but have a hard time finding them due to him being off with the guys most the time. Today I got a good one!!! We went to the Camp Pawnee to check out the place again before the twins' birthday party to see what all we need to decorate, and while we were there we took some time to play around and shoot some pictures. I had my nieces with me as well, so they were running around and hiding behind the trees, I knew if I shot enough I would catch an AWESOME shot of Ethan, and I did, and some of my nieces as well. A little background on me and my picture taking is in order I think. Well I take tons of pictures at ever event, or place we go. We go on a walk and I grab my camera, we go in the backyard to play, yup the camera goes too. I have so many pictures I take literally hundreds, some times thousands in a month, depending on what we do in a month. Oh and if we go camping or fishing there may be a hundred in one day. Anyways I have always loved taking pictures, if I could pick a dream job... photography would be it. Now I have tons and tons of pictures on my computer and what to do with them??? I started this blog to share pictures and stories of things that we do as a family, and plan to print it into a hardbound book each year, which this year has been more about surviving with the twins, but I just started photo editing. So far I am loving playing around with my pictures to make them more original and be a little more exciting.
We have now learned that food is also fun!!! First came learning to slurp, oh yeah that was funny to watch brother and laugh, then it was even funnier to slurp it and then spit it out and re-slurp it. And wow do they think each other is so funny. They giggle and giggle it is the cutest thing. But now meals have taken on an entire new dynamic...PLAYTIME!!!
Ethan does not have many pictures on here so I will throw this one in. Why you ask, well he is 10 and has way more important things to do than hang around letting mom get cute pics of him. He is usually off playing football or baseball with his friends while the babies are posing for pics in the park. One day they will play with each other more, I can't wait. He is a great big brother to his little brothers. I am so proud of the way he is with them and the sweet things he says. The best thing ever he has said was a conversation we had about when they all get older and the relationship that they will have. I told him that I hope that they would be the best of friends and do lots of things together, even after they all have families ( I know so many years away), he looked at me and said "oh we will mom", like duh mom how else would it be. I can only hope that is how it all works out for my three wonderful boys.
We have made many trips to that park. We walk in the park, we go down the slide at the park, we play in the grass at the park... but the best part it always the same, SWINGS!!! When pushed they laugh, when you stop they just look around at each other and all that is around them, and they smile and "talk" to each other. It really is one of the sweetest things you could ever see.
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Pine Cone Painting
Dylan and Ashton
Buzz and Woody
Well when you have twins, you don't have to choose!
18 Month Celebration!
Our last "half' birthday bash.
Frosting on the puppy too
Dylan and Ashton
Celebrating 18 months!
Dylan's new dino
Both boys have found a new interest in dinosuars, but Dylan is especially into them. He sees them on TV and says Di....blabble.....saur ROAR, Ashton tries to say it too, it is adorable!
Time for winter decor!
Fall has been mellow and unusually warm, but I am ready to jump into winter!!! I bought my first new winter decor for the season (if I wasn't so lazy I would load the picture I have of it and post it) and it got me all in the mood for snowflakes and sledding!!! Now on my to do list is to put all my other winter stuff out this weekend and wait for the snow to fly. Last year I couldn't wait for it to snow, so the boys could see and play in it for the first time, I am more eager this year. They will be able to run and jump and be so darn cute playing in the white fluff. I am looking forward to a snowman build by my three boys standing in my yard. And this year we will go sledding for real, not just daddy pulling them around in the yard. We are talking packing the hot chocolate and finding some hillls to zoom down.
Why I love photography...
Because I love to capture lifes littlest precious moments. A picture is worth a 1000 words, but to me my photographs are priceless recordings of my memories to be past down to my boys!
So I have been trying to do a little photography here and there...okay more like every chance I get! I have been trying to remember my camera most everywhere I go, just in case I see "that great shot", well so far I have captured lightening, a dragonfly, flowers, sand, and so many other great shots in which I am proud of. Not sure why, but it just give me that great feeling of accomplishment, maybe because that is the one constant in my life, the love of photography and the dream of actually being a photographer. So it is merely a hobby but still I can dream right?? *shrug* Here are just a few of my lates favorites!!!
Goal: Make mama run her butt off chasing us out of things we ARE NOT supposed to be in to.
The twins have now began to push their limits and see just what they can get away with. They look and smile when you tell them no, they run around just looking for things to get in to.
I am so far behind...
I take so many photographs, then have no time to sort through them, edit, and post them. Here is my quick attempt to catch up. There are so many I would love to share but here are a few of my favorites.
Summer fun with puppy at grandma and grandpa's.
What a cutie.
First slushy. We went and had a fun family day at Pizza Machine, and got lots of treats!
First slushy. Pizza Machine fun day!
First haircut. He was NOT happy. Poor Dylan ended up with a bad haircut too.
First haircut. He was not enjoying this one bit!
I can't believe I timed it so perfect.
All my boys...
Another great moment caught by mama's camera.
Back at the beach...
Lots and lots of sand fun this weekend.
Goofy big brother.
A day at the rose garden...
I can't wait to go back when daddy is there to help me chase my babies so they don't grab a thorn.
Loven' the buppy (puppy)
Awesome big brother moment...
Ethan is such a good big brother.
My favorite place with my favorite boys...
They are always making me laugh.
Dylan and Ashton
Now this is just to cute. Gotta love the huggies shots.
Ready to take on the big slide.
All My Handsome Boys...
My whole world here in one photograph.
Every time we are out he has to have a hold of Kong's leash.
The first time the twins were at the lake and could actually play!!! They were just itty bitty babies last time we took them.
No matter if it is dirt or sand...Mr. Dylan is trying to eat it. What a silly boy.
Oh Mr. Ashton Cole always has some silly lil' face to make.
All three boys...
Climbing and copying big brother!
Daddy walking his babies...
Toys are ignored, there is dirt to be dug in!
Take the time...
I notice the beauty around me where ever I am, and I hope my boys do as well. Even in the ugliest surroundings there is something to be found worth taking a second look, or snaping a picture of. Just what I need to do...take more pictures. I have so many pictures that I can't even begin to remeber taking half of them, here it is the 19th of May, and I am on 718 pictures in my May folder. Crazy I know, but I just can't help myself, I love taking pictures of the boys, and I have started to take pictures of simple things around me. As soon as I get all my pictures sorted I am going to start to get a little deeper in editing photographs so I figure the more photos to play with the better *laugh*. No really I want a variety to choose from, and I have no idea as of yet what I want to do so will all the photos I am taking I should be able to get some inspiration. And wether my boys take a picture or just take the time to take a second look and put some thought into their surroundings makes no matter to me, as long as they take the time to do it. I want them to grow and appriciate the little things that surround them, and see the beauty in simple things.
Took the time to stop and smell the roses, and pick one. He reached right out and grabed it and the petals fell apart in his fingers. He just studied the one petal that didn't fall to the ground with such attention.
Without even seeing his face, he is still a excellent little model. I can imagine his little face and how he looked at everything with such wonder in this new place, surrounded but nothing but nature.
I Have It All...
This morning I got up early and got all my boys ready to head off to soccer, twins go to grandma's and then Ethan and I are on our way. It gives us about a hour or more in the car just him and I, and a great time to catch up on the week or just chit chat. We talk about many things from soccer, school, to his friends. Today we talked about when he gets older and things he will do that will drive me crazy with worry; oh man I dred the day he gets to drive, or heads off on a date or to a party. We just talked about the usual, say no to drugs, never drink and drive, and ALWAYS call home for help if you need it. I know he is only 10, well almost 11, but still time flies and I can't imagine my little boy, a teenager who thinks he is invisable to all danger out in this world that is full of craziness. I see just how fast time goes, and I just try to stress to him to talk to me, and come to me for help without being scared of getting into trouble or being embarrised, I am so hopeful he gets how much I love him and that I will always be there, and daddy too!! I am so proud of him, he is a great boy, so polite and respectful, and he is always telling me "mom, you are the best mom in the entire world". Awww melts my heart, he tells me this almost every single day (and today on our way to soccer), and I am so glad he feels this way, and at times I feel like I don't deserve those great comments. There are times I am grumpy, stressed, and have a hundred things to get done at once, and am short with him and I push him so hard to get excellent grades and put his all into everything he does. I just love him so much and want his future to be bright, and I want him to have endless opportunities to be whatever he wants. Awww if kids only understood how trivial the friends that they have now are, and how in the big picture it is about good grades and going to college...then life starts! I think I am doing a good job and I think he does get it, I hope it just sticks with him in his teen years when he needs it the most. We are down to one more soccer game, and I am going to miss our road trips to the practices and games together, we will have to find a new reason to hang out just him and me. I am so lucky to have my three wonderful sons, and the best husband to go along with it. I really do have it all!!!
Happy Birthday Boys...
Today was the day, the big 1st Birthday. I ordered this banner months ago, I thought it was so neat. Well here it is hanging in the dining room behind the boys because I forgot to hang it at the party and wanted to see it hung somewhere. So I had daddy hang in and they have sat and ate in front of it for the last 2 days!!!
10 More Days...
Only 10 more days until the big day... the twins turn 1. Wow is that hard to believe, crazy how time flies when you are sleep deprived and running you butt off after 2 lil' monsters, and keeping Ethan going in all his stuff as well. The big day falls on a Tuesday, oh bummer dad has to work that day, so we are doing the party on the Saturday before. I have been planning the party for nearly 6 months now, oh and I am still not done. I wanted to do something big and fun, for the entire family. I think it is sad that families don't get together enough so why not use this day to celebrate the big day as well as get everybody together to catch up and have a day of fun. I am hoping after all the work and planning I have done that the day is fun for everbody especially my boys... all three of them!!! We have came so far this last year and now it is time to say bye-bye babies....hello toddlers. YIKES the terrible 2s times 2! ugh what a ride this will be. :)
As a mom of 3 boys...
For 9 years it was just Ethan and everything was so simple, we could pick up and go camping, fishing, or to Ethan's practices and games with such ease. No I get all frazzled just thinking of how I am going to accomplish getting Ethan to practices, games, and coach his soccer team all while taking care of the twins as well!!! As it so happens most of these events happen while daddy is at work so here I am just me, myself, and I to get it all figured out. It has been such a change for Ethan having 2 little brothers, I am trying my hardest to keep things "normal", and trying to not have him miss out on things just becuase it is more difficult for me to take him places and to events. So I sit here and think wow I am crazy busy now, what happens in 4 years when the twins start baseball, soccer, football.....ugh no this could get even crazier before it gets easier. I am so lucky to be able to be home all day with the boys and not miss a thing, or not to miss any of Ethan's things but contrary to somes beliefs I do not sit and watch soaps all day it is a full time job, I just don't get breaks, or vacation time, but I guess you could say the pay is GREAT if you consider hugs, kisses, and lots of love pay *smile* So when I am out at the store or somewhere I get stopped lots, and they say all sorts of things, ask many questions, and make some funny comments about the twins, and I have heard so many times from people that have no clue who I even am... man you have your hands full, and I must say with 3 boys, YES I DO, and I LOVE it!!!
Soccer has officially started!!! This is Ethan's 7th year playing soccer, and he is my lil' soccer star. Dad got him started and I was a bit reluctant all that rain and cold weather in the spring *YUK*. But now I am hooked, and am even coaching his team. I was so bummed I didn't think I was going to be able to help this year, I had nowhere for the twins to go. But they signed me up to help without calling and checking with me so I had to make it work. I am glad it is a great way for me and Ethan to have some time alone without little brothers and do something fun just him and I, he needs that and so do I. Last year I was worried I wasn't going to be able to help either but I did, I am sure I was one hell of a site being preggers with the twins and all *laugh* but I made it and only missed the last week because I was in the hospital, or I would have been there!!! So I am looking forward to our season and will be positng some AWSOME soccer pictures soon.
The twins loved the swings, they would giggle at each other as they saw each other swing past them.
Twins are learning to climb, and show it off at park with daddy.
We have teeth!!!
2 bottom teeth each for the twins, and they are starting to use them and feed themselves some yummy real food.
recently discovered books and really likes them ALOT!
At the zoo...
Dylan (brown) Ashton (gray). Mommy got a new camara that takes sweet close ups. Thanks daddy!!!
Ethan's new drum...
He is Ethan playing his new drum. He is really good, we thought we would stick to just the snare for now. If he sticks with it a entire drum set is on his birthday list. shhhh don't tell!!!
You stack em' up I will knock em' down.
Oh how fun
Big brother sharing his old Thomas track.
Let me get that for ya...
Dylan picking on Ashton in the tub. It is always one of them after the other.
Kong wanders around the boys all day and there are times he gets captured *laugh*. Dylan got him good here, good boy Kong just sit there and take it.
Look what we found...
We went to Grandma and Grandpa Bells for Thanksgiving and after some digging we found some of Ethan's old toys. These blocks were among them and the twins LOVE them.
Since learning to sit this is where we spend most of our day sitting on the floor playing with toys. And at times Mr. Dylan makes a go for the Christmas tree; he always goes for the same big snowflake.
Let me get a closer look at ya...
Ashton chasing his rubber ducky around the bath. He finally caught him and no way he was giving him up.
Dylan just relaxing in the tub with his ducky.
Ashton going after Dylan.
Well Ashton is a bit more mobile so now he is getting Dylan back for stealing all his toys for the last few months.
Ashton and his first Christmas ornament
Dylan and his first Christmas ornament
All my boys
All 3 of my boys!!!
Little Ashton being a goof as usual, Dylan blinded by the flash as usual, and Ethan holding them wishing mom would stop taking pictures.
Not such a happy camper!!!
I Love my Tiger
Look at that smile
And this is how it ends.....
Ashton has it crashed down on top of him, and Dylan has flipped around!!
This is how the twins start out in their Merry Monkey Gyms...
Dylan & Ashton in their Birthday Boy hats
Dylan blinded by the flash, and Ashton with his big ole grin!!!
Dylan & Ashton
Get this off!!!
Dylan is keeping a close eye on his tigers!
"We mean business"
Wow such serious looks.
Where's the babies?????
All camoed out and no where to go!
I'm rocking on my big brothers drums!!!
Counting down the days.....
Only 5 more days until the twins are 6 months old. I can't believe it time has went so fast for us. But I must say it has been a rough 6 months for this family. It was a big adjustment for us all, but we are managing. Ethan having to adjust to not being the only child, and not getting to do as much with mom and dad because we are often busy with babies. Poor Ethan, he has been really good about it though. He loves his little brothers but is looking forward to them getting a bit older so he can play with them more. And mom and dad...... well we have had to adjust back to baby mode, and doing it with little to no sleep most of the times. I am hoping that the last 6 months of their first year is a bit easier, and I HOPE THEY START TO SLEEP at some point this year!!!
Rolly Polly Olies
Dylan and Ashton have been scooting all over the floor lately, and Ashton has even got up in the crawling positions a few times. But yesturday Ashton rolled over!!! He was moving all about on the floor chasing toys and over he went. I think that he suprised himself because he was not happy about it at all. Then today Dylan rolled over. Dylan was happier about it and stayed on his tummy and played. The twins have also been try to sit up. They can sit but still need just a little help, but it won't be long and they will be sitting on their own. Dylan tries to sit from the laying postion it is just so funny, he tries SO hard. It is so hard to believe that they are days away from being 6 months old, they are getting so big so fast. Ethan is doing great on the drums he is really seeming to like it. He has decided he want to play the snare drum. Today he was practicing and Kong hates it, he tried to bite the drum sticks. He is a dorky dog! Dylan liked it he even got a hold of a drumstick and drummed a bit too, Ashton was sleeping and missed out on drum practice for the night. Guess we will be buying drums for all for Christmas!!!
Ashton and his first Snickers. He sucked the choclate off!!
Dylan's first Milky Way. He smashed that thing and slurpped it up!!!!
I am speachless on this one. *laugh*
Yeah I am rocking this wig!!!
What in the......????
No I am not being a clown!
What to be for Halloween?!?!?!?
Dylan eating a cracker.
Dylan & Ashton
Dylan is more serious and is a toy hog. Ashton gives up all the toys, but he is a sassy and goofy little thing. Ashton also rarely is quiet he jabbers and squaks, while Dylan just sits and looks at him like "what you talking about silly," Funny how different they both can be.
Dylan always takes all the toys from poor little Ashon Cole.
All my boys
Ashton, Dylan, & mom
Ashton(front) and Dylan with their pumpkins.
On the trail at the pumpkin patch.
Ethan and mom in the treehouse at the pumpkin patch.
Nobody told mom that there was a slide at the end to get down. Nice.
Ethan going down the slide at the pumpkin patch.
Dylan & Ashton
All my boys
Can't belive it has been almost 6 months.
Holy cow Asthon got up and I thought he was going to crawl today!! Bring out the baby leashes and gates!!! Won't be long and I will be needing two of these. *laugh*
Ashton & Dylan with mama
How very precious
Look at those beautiful blue eyes!
Dylan & Ashton
Twin totem pole
Ethan my little drummer boy
New today is that Ethan has decided to start playing the drums in band. This will start next week, oh no EARPLUGS. *laugh* He is really excited and can't wait until band class next Friday.