Thursday, March 31, 2011

First 'Real' Bruise

Accident occurred on 3/29/2011!



My poor little guy has quite the issue with bumps and bruises but this is what I would call him first real bruise. My Dad has Finley outside on Tuesday and wasn't paying attention when he walked back inside and Landry feel straight out the door. Luckily, its not a long fall and this seems to be the only bruise he sustained somehow. I guess there will be many more of these in the future!

Look at these two faces! Aren't they just adorable, I could eat then up! Can't believe we're about a month away from one year olds!!







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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What to Feed 'Em

So I've been doing somewhat poorly blogging and keeping up with blogs lately. I don't really have an excuse other than lots of other stuff to keep me busy. So Friday I read Amy's blog at Will Work for IVF and she is doing a post every Friday about recipes and such to feed your kids. I instantly thought what an amazing idea because I often struggle with what to feed the kiddos. However, Friday's are Dalyn's day off from work and I often don't even open the computer until close to bed time if at all. So instead I thought I would just casually participate. And I'm even going to steal my post for this time. LoL! I recently picked up the March edition of Baby Talk at my BRU and found a great article in it and it's really helped me get ideas for the babes. So I thought I would pass them along to you all.

1. cubed banana rolled in puffed rice cereal
2. spears of oven-baked sweet potato (my variation is the new sweet potato fries found in my groceries freezer section. probably not as healthy but quick and easy)
3. ripe, cup-up mango
4. cereal bars, broken into small pieces (has become a quick fav in our house)
5. pieces of string cheese
6. cooked corn kernels
7. small squares of tofu
8. diced kiwi
9. diced pieces of well cooked carrots
10. tiny bits of meatballs
11. ripe avocado
12. canned black olives (cut and depitted)
13. oyster crackers
14. small gelatin cubes
15. graham crackers pieces with cream cheese and fruit spread
16. grilled cheese sandwich, torn into pieces
17. small pieces of well-cooked string beans
18. cubes of seedless watermelon
19. bran muffin bits
20. slivered strawberries
21. cooked black beans, chickpeas and soybeans mashed
22. bite-size bits of mini bagel pizzas
23. cut-up whole wheat pita and hummus
24. flakes of cooked, boneless wil salmon
25. bites of fish sticks
26. shredded chesse
27. grapefruit, cut into small pieces
28. whole-wheat toaster pancakes or waffles with yogurt, jam or baby food
29. small bits of veggie burgers (I've also been doing chicken nuggets and breakfast meats)
30. bits of cheese quesadilla with sour cream
31. slivered cherries with cream cheese
32. cheese omelet
33. meat or cheese ravioli or tortellini

Hope this gives you some good ideas!!

I have also made the recipe linked here. It seems to be a favorite with the babies right now. They even really like the mushrooms it in. And the good thing about it is that it heats up really well for lunch the follow days.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Finley Stands

This was Friday night. Since this she has now starting taking a step or two. Such a big girl she's becoming!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

finley & landry {ten months}

HAPPY 10 MONTHS BABIES!!







FINLEY MARIE







at ten months:
{weight} -  17lbs
{height}
{diapers} - size 3
{clothes} - anywhere from 9-12 months
{teeth} - 3 on top, 3 on bottom
{sleep) - you sleep about 12 hrs at night (9pm-9am) and nap twice a day
{formula} - we are now doing 1/2 formula, 1/2 whole milk. you drink about 6-8 oz now 4 times daily
{juice} - we've backed off juice some to get you use to drinking milk with your meals. 
{solids} -  you are pretty much on table food only. I can't get you to eat Gerber anymore but you will eat Ella's Kitchen 
{favorite foods} - grilled cheese, cereal bars and cheerios. you also LOVE strawberries but they give you a bad diaper rash
{bottle/sippie} -  still size 3 nipples and right now you are using straw sippies. we are trying to take away one feeding with a bottle but so far you've been resistant
{crawling} - I swear you get faster everyday if that's possible
{walking} - you are so close and will now let go of stuff and stand for a minute or so. you will also attempt to take a step towards us if we hold out for you to come. 
{talking} - you are sooo chatty. somedays i'd love to know what you babble about all day
{tricks} - you new trick is that you can wave. and boy do you think you are the stuff doing it! this weekend you would wave at everyone coming and going. 
{favorites} - still you're lovie. we also have a small fish teething toy you can hunt out of the bottom of the toy box. 


LANDRY KNOX






this pic captures my boy perfectly, sweet snuggler who loves his thumb and blanket












at ten months:
{weight} - 16 lbs 7 oz
{height} - 
{diapers} - size 3
{clothes} - anywhere from 9-12 months
{teeth} - 2 on top, 2 on bottom
{sleep} - you sleep about 12 hrs at night (9pm-9am) and nap twice a day
{formula} - we are now doing 1/2 formula, 1/2 whole milk. you drink about 6-8 oz, 4 times daily
{juice} - we've backed off juice some to get you use to drinking milk with your meals
{solids} - you are pretty much on table food only. although if i offer you baby food your happy to eat it too
{favorite foods} - bananas, cheerios, cereal bars. you are still a pretty picky eater
{bottle/sippie} - still size 3 nipples and right now you are using straw sippies. we are trying to take away one feeling with a bottle but so far you've been resistant
{crawling} - I swear you get faster everyday. I think you are the cutest crawler. 
{walking} - you are close but not quite as close as sissy. I think you're content to get where you need to go on all fours.
{talking} - you are selective about when you are chatty but when you start you are non-stop. you can also now say 'hello' and 'doggie'
{tricks} - you can also wave although not as impressed as sissy
{favorites} - i think your favorites change everyday. you don't constantly go back to one toy everyday. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pictures

It's been a while since I dumped the pictures and stuff off my iPhone but I found some cute ones I had to share.































































Happy Hump Day!!


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Busy Week

So this week Dalyn and I are traveling to AL for a follow-up interview. I think I've never had quite so many feelings at the same time. As the weeks tick on at work, nothing gets better and Dalyn continues to hear more disheartening stories about past doctors and dentist. So I pray that God will lead us where we need to be. And in some strange way I feel like he is. We declined a job in NC last week and you would think with all the uncertainty I would be anxious but I wasn't, I was very much at peace with the decision.

So, that leads me to my question. Do you all get anxious when you travel with your kiddos? This is the first time we will be staying in a hotel since the babies started crawling and since they started bathing in a 'normal' bath tub. And I am FREAKED out about the germs!! I've packed a supply of clorox wipes for the bath tub but I can't sanitize the whole room. Suggestions?

The babies turned 10 months on Saturday and with everything going on I haven't even gotten to take 10 month pictures yet. Hopefully, soon! I just cannot believe how fast 10 months has gone by!

I also have a ton of pictures and videos I've been trying to post from my phone! But in the meantime here are two pics of my loves









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Monday, March 14, 2011

Welcome to the World!

Our friends, Josh & Stefanie, welcomed their little boy Davis into the world on Friday. He is absolutely adorable!! Such a handsome little man. He was very stubborn and resisted entering the world even up until the last minutes when she was rushed to have an emergency c-section. But thankfully they are both doing great and recovering well. They are headed home today, I think! What an amazing miracle and blessing! I just love a newborn baby. He's so sweet and cuddly. And I couldn't resist sharing a picture. (sorry it's a little blurry, I'll get a better one off my camera later.)

7lb 11oz, 20.5 in
Born March 11 @ 4:27 pm
Welcome to the World Davis

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Making It

Well, here I am a week out from my last post again. I've been drawing such a big blank lately when it comes to blogging. Dalyn will probably laugh when he reads this, because the thought of me lacking something to say just never happens. We are still in the midst of Dalyn's work drama. We are going to AL  next Friday for a follow-up interview to a webcam interview Dalyn had Friday. It went really well and sounds like if we like the area and agree to terms the job is ours. It's in Anniston, AL, have any of you ever heard of it? Give me a heads up if so. From what I understand it's only like an hour from ATL which I'm loving!!! We also had an interview in Fayetteville, NC but we're not as sure about it. We're waiting with our fingers crossed to also hear back from a site in Chattanooga, TN. That's the one we'd really like but at this point we'll settle for a stable position. Please continue to pray for us as we try to follow the direction that is best for our family.

The babies have been down and out with their first 'real' colds =-( It started last Thursday and hasn't really gotten any better or worse so hopefully in a few days it will get out of this house. Landry has the worst cough ever. It just breaks my heart. In other news with them, you can see all four of their top teeth poking through and the two laterals on the bottom. So in the next month or so they are going to have 8 visible teeth!!! That's insane to me. That hasn't really helped out with the colds much. They are both getting better and better at walking. We have a push behind thingy and they push it all over the living room. They are surfing the furniture and around toys and will even now transfer from toy to toy. We've gotten them both to take a few independent steps but not what I would quite label as their 'first steps' just yet. They are also starting to play really well independently. Up until now they refuse to play in the floor by themselves. If we get up and walk out of the room they are quickly following. Or if we sit in the chair they want to be help but we've noticed more and more they continue to play and pay no attention to what we're doing. They have so many little 'tricks' right now that its hard to keep up! Finley has started to lean in to Boston (our yorkie) for kisses, of course he loves it and so does she. Mommy, not so sure about it. I want her to lean in to me. And occasionally she will. She loves to play pic-a-boo and will even use her shirt if necessary. Landry loves to clap and thinks that gets him anything. He also has a kissy face that will melt your heart. But I won't get to much into anything as I'll be doing their 10 month post come Saturday.

I've also been very busy with our local Mothers of Multiples group. We are in the process of trying to do a fundraiser cookbook. Once we are ready to order I will post on here if any of you are interested in purchasing it. It has some awesome recipes so far. And we're hoping this cost will be right at $10. I was also nominated the group secretary. If you all don't belong to a MoM group, you really should. I LOVE it. And while I love my mommy friends outside the group their is just sometimes nothing like talking with other twins mommies. It's been an amazing support for me. If we move it's definitely one of the things I'll miss the most.

Also, I'm busy planning the babies first birthday. I don't want to give away to many details but we're planing on doing an owl theme. The babies nicknames are 'hoot' and screech,' and we thought it was prefect for their first birthday. Not to mention their are tons of owl stuff out there right now. I don't want to leak to many details before the party but I have found some amazing stuff on etsy I can't wait to share after it's over. (in case your wondering where the nicknames come from you can click here) I'm hoping to get invitations ordered within the next couple of weeks and then all I'll need to finalize it food and their outfits.

Welp, I gotta run my sweet boy had coughed himself awake and it not a happy camper. Hope you all have a great week!