Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

This is just a sneak peak from our super fun Halloween Weekend because I am wore out and need to go to bed, but Fred and Barney wanted to wish everyone a happy Halloween!


And Kyle says "Don't mess with the Huskers! Go Big Red!"


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

I told Jason about a week ago that I wanted to take the boys to a Pumpkin Patch. He asked me what you do there. I told him that you prop your kids up next to pumpkins and take pictures of them! He was a bit skeptical!

The rain kept us away for a few days, but we were able to make it to the Pumpkin Patch the Wednesday before Halloween. I think we are both glad that we went. We ended up with some cute pictures of the boys!

Kyle didn't like his bare feet touching the grass so we eventually got a blanket to put him on.

Kase didn't mind... he was crawling from patch to patch!











Dinner at the Park

Back on Monday, Oct. 19th, my parents and I took the boys to the park by our house for dinner. We picked up Chick-Fil-A (shocker!) and brought the boys' dinner with us. They ate in the stroller and then we got to play on the playground a little bit.










We Are Family

We went to Fredericksburg for Jason's Family Reunion October 16-18. Jason's Mom rented a great bed and breakfast for us all to stay in. We drove down with the boys Friday afternoon and went to dinner with some family members Friday night. We brought the play yard along and set it up in the living room.



Saturday morning I took the boys for a walk up and down main street before the reunion. They both ended up falling asleep on the walk and I figured that was going to be their only morning nap so we went for a pretty long walk. It was getting late and I needed to take a shower and get ready so I walked back to our house and got Jason to switch with me. I got ready, and he kept walking with them until they woke up. I bet they got close to an hour nap in that way. Which was good because they didn't sleep great that night in a new place, and I didn't want them to be crabby for the family reunion.

The reunion was at one of the building in the LBJ State Park. We had a great view of the river and the weather was beautiful. It was really pretty out there. Kyle and Kase had baby food, but everyone else ate Mexican Stack Up. They did get to snack on some cheese...

and of course cheerios...

And most of it ended up on the floor! Here is proof that Jason knows how to use a broom!

Becca got some kisses from Kase.



There was also an old farm and old houses at the State Park. Kase fell asleep, but Kyle got to see what life was like back in the day!





We had a great time and we were glad that so many family members got to meet the boys and spend time with them.

A Trip to the Park

I feel like the boys are getting very bored with our house so I'm trying to get them out and about as much as possible. I took them to the Mayborn Museum for the first time Sunday afternoon. I think they enjoyed it, but they didn't want to leave my side to crawl around and explore things. We had just gotten back from our weekend in Fredriksburg so they were pretty clingy. I know they will love it, and we will be back often.

Tuesday night Jason meets some buddies for pizza, and I didn't feel like hanging around the house until bedtime. So I loaded the boys up as soon as I got home from work and took them to the park... after a quick stop at Chick Fil A for my dinner.

Here are the boys in their big boy car seats as we were waiting in the drive through line. We are doing a little law breaking because they are technically not supposed to face forward until they are 20 pounds AND a year old. They meet the weight requirement, but the age requirement is still more than a couple months away. I know, we are such rebels!



I parked as close as I could to the actual park and left the boys in the car for a minute while I spread out a blanket and sat down my dinner and their snacks. Then I grabbed them both and let them go wild. Thanks to a tip from a friend (Thanks, Mandi!) I knew that Poage Park had an area of play ground equipment with rubber pads on the ground instead of mulch. Mulch would end up in their mouths, and I would rather them snack on goldfish and cheerios!

They both liked climbing up on this thing, but I didn't get any pictures of them up on it. I needed both hands to keep them from falling off. While at the park, we met a Dad with twin girls. They were 2 1/2 years old. We talked about how different our kids were and how much fun it is to have twins.
This is the first time I let the boys get a little dirty. And let me tell you, it was tough! I'm going to have to get used to dirt with two boys. Baby steps!

Kase really liked the swing, but Kyle wanted out as soon as I put him in it. See, so different!
We all had a fun time at the park before heading home to feed the boys dinner and put them to bed. I love experiencing new things with them!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two Years and Two Babies

Today is our two year anniversary. What a awesome, crazy, adventurous two years it has been!

Jason and I are going to go grab a bite to eat after work while my parents watch the boys. And then this weekend we are headed to Fredricksburg for the Food and Wine Festival. This will be the longest I've been away from the boys, but I'm still looking forward to it. I can't wait to get tipsy from too much wine and not have to worry about feeding the boys spiked milk! And two full nights of sleep will be very welcomed!

Thanks for the two best years of my life, Jason... well, except for maybe a couple of those college years... kidding! Love you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lemonade Out of Lemons

For some reason the boys were both up for the day around 5:30 this morning. And by 7 am they were CRAB. BY. So before they even got breakfast I put them back to bed. They slept for almost an hour and woke up in much better moods. But our schedule was off. I usually either take the boys for a jog or take them to the gym after breakfast and then shower and get ready during their morning nap. I knew I was going to have to forfeit my work out and take my shower early today. After the boys woke up they got their breakfast and I changed their diapers and clothes.

So by 9:30 we were all dressed up with no where to go. I called Jen and Harper and asked them to a double (triple?) date to the zoo. The weather was awesome. I love this time of year in Texas. The rain has finally stopped... the air was cool... the sun was warm... perfect!

We had a great trip to the zoo and finally got to meet the orangutans. Although, they seemed less than thrilled to meet us. We didn't even get a head nod. But, we got a good look at the tigers. Kase growled at them as they walked by.






The lion was laying right up next to the window. So close that we didn't even see him as we walked up. The boys started talking and the lion lifted his head up to see what all the ruckus was about. It was cool to see him up so close.


We also got a pretty good look at the giraffes.


After the zoo Jen and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Schmalt's, while the little ones got stuck with cheerios and gold fish. I did let Kyle and Kase have a few tastes of my cheese soup.... mmmmm, so good! They loved it.

And when we got home I gave Kyle his first sample of whole milk. He drank it right up. Kase was sleeping so I'll let him try it later tonight.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Finally...

I finally finished the 9 month post. Scroll down a couple of entries.

"Double Trouble"

That is one of the many comments I get from strangers when we are out and about. What do you say to that? I usually just smile and nod.



















Just pictures...

...because I need to go to bed!







Caged Animals

This gate closes off the living room from the rest of the house. It is my life saver. It creates what I like to call the "safe zone!"

Once the boys figure out that I'm not in the "safe zone" with them they make their way over to the gate to figure out where I am. After a few minutes they will get distracted and go back to playing. It's cute to see their little heads peer over the top.