Monday, August 30, 2010

Walking, Walking, and more Walking

Sometime in the last month, Christian and I have done a lot more walking at night. I think it has something to do with the fact that the boys have stopped taking their last nap before bed time. They are taking 4 naps a day so I'm still pretty happy about that. Because they stopped taking that last nap they really get cranky and we found that the stroller is wonderful. If they are really tired and NEED a nap than the stroller is there and they can sleep for a few minutes or so.

So we loaded them up in the stroller (w/o the car seats). As we were about 1/2 way, Maddie (thrilled to be out on a sniff, poop, and pee adventure such as this) stops and looks up at us. Then she is laying down and playing in the grass but not budging one inch. Now it's very clear, either we carry her or see if she'll ride in the bottom of the stroller. We decided to put her in the bottom of the stroller and she absolutely loves it! Typically she just sits there and pants and by the time we walk in the door, she's sound asleep and snoring. Ah the long hard life of a pug!!

I love that the walking gives Christian and I time to unwind from both of our days. Him at work and me with the babies all day. Plus it's exercise... have I mentioned that due to the walking and not going out to eat so much Christian has lost 20 lbs? He's pumped and I am too! I love it when he feels good about himself.

Patrick zonked after one of our walks.

Christian and Payden having a bit of cuddle-time after one of our walks

Maddie - below the stroller as she was too tired to continue.

Family picture - getting home from a walk

Another piece of good news, as we walk more Maddie starting to walk further and further. We'll get this lazy pug in shape yet!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Solid Food (Part II)

Boys are still loving their food every day. It's fun to choose something to introduce to them and see how they like it. I still worry if they are getting enough but then again they aren't screaming so that must mean something good. So far when I'm feeding them by myself (breakfast and lunch) I feed them from the same bowl; one spoon to one baby and then to the other baby. If Christian is home then we each will feed one.

We need to be better about putting them in their high chairs though. Usually they sit in their high chairs while we eat dinner and we give them a Baby mum mum. They love those! It's just so much easier to use the bouncy seat and we can sit on the floor after a long day.

Here's the list of the foods that the boys have tried.

*sweet potatoes
green beans

*These are the fruits/vegetables that I have made on my own. Typically the process is the same: boil fruit for 10 minutes, peel, chop and puree in blender. Some are easier than others. Christian got some white nectarines from a friend at work and we tried those this morning. They were the worst to take the pit out of but they sure tasted good.

Last Thursday we bought some sippy cups and they love them. So far I've only put water in them because I don't know how much they will get out of it. So far they are pros about bringing it to their mouths. Below is a picture of Payden with his, I couldn't ever get Patrick because when I bring out the camera, he wants to play with the camera instead.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back up and Running!

After a couple weeks without our beloved computer, we have it back!!

During quite a horrendous thunderstorm the power went out for only a couple seconds. It was kind of funny because Christian and I were playing with the babies and all of a sudden it is pitch dark. Then the lights came back. During the blackout, the computer experienced a surge and would never come back on. Thanks to the computer guys at UNI Computer here in Lawrence, we have it back. Apparently (just like my brother said) it was the power supply. Plus they gave us tons of new memory and the computer works SO MUCH FASTER... I LOVE IT!!!

I have a bunch of blog posts ready to come today and the next couple of days...

- Solid Foods Part 2 (how to also)
- 7 month old post
- Tiny K and Payden
- Constipation drama with Payden
- Family Nightly walks
- Woes of Twins Teething