Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

This was by far my favorite Halloween. We spent lots of time with family and had a great time with our kids. Nana and Papa's ward Halloween party was Friday night followed by pumpkin carving at my sister Lindsey's house with all my family. Saturday night we all got dressed up as the Flinstone's and spent some time with Bailey, Olivia, Marcus and Amy and my parents trick-or-treating. All the kids looked adorable! Later that night Rich's family had a big party with dancing a lots of food. It was a busy weekend, but worth it! Hope everyone had a great Halloween.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pirate Party!

Daddy and his princess

Dani's little pirate booty

Birthday boy and his mommy

Kaimen's first and only tatoo.
Happy Birthday to our cousin Tytan who just turned 1. He had a really fun pirate party and everybody dressed up. There was great food, dancing, and a best dressed conteset. And guess who won...Danica and Kaimen!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy NICU nurse's day!

I just wanted to say thanks to all our friends at the NICU. Thank you for being so wonderful and taking such great care of our babies for the 3 months that we couldn't. YOu are all so great at what you do. You not only helped Danica and Kaimen through those months but us too. I can't belive they are 14 months old now. They look nothing like what they did back then, starting out at a little over 2 pounds. They wouldn't be where they are now without your love and care. We love you all and hope to see you soon!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

We love the pool

The only thing she's missing is her drink.

Kaimen getting his first swim lesson.

It looks like 2's a crowd.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kaimen and his stretchy pants

Okay so you're probably wondering why I would do this to my little boy. There really is a good reason for it. These are Kaimen's new therapy pants. He is still having some developmental issues and needed a little extra help controlling his legs. He tends to spread his legs too far apart and it makes it hard for him to learn to crawl and get up on his knees. They are sewn together in the middle so it keeps his legs together. They look silly, but his Physical therapist recommended he wears them when he is playing on the floor with his toys. They seem like they help, but I can't help but laugh when he is wearing them. Love you my strong boy, keep working hard!

Our much needed vacation

Let me just say I love Cali. Me and Rich spent 3 days there by ourselves and had a nice relaxing time. My in-laws watched the twins while we went to San Diego. I cried when we left at the thought of leaving them. Besides the NICU, this is the first time I've left them. Our friends have a condo in San Diego right across from the San Diego temple that they were nice enought to let us stay in. Thanks guys! It was in the perfect location about 3 miles from the beach and right around lots of restaurants and shopping centers. We relaxed a lot, went to the beach, shopped, and ate more than we should have. I actually slept in past 7, which was a beautiful feeling. It was so great to spend time with just my hubby. This was the first trip we've been on since before I went into the hospital when I was pregnant with the twins. I hope to go back again soon.

Happy 25th Babe!

The birthday boy with his sweet batman cake.
Once again the Cake Titan's came through with an awesome cake.

This cake was gone in about 10 minutes. Yum!

My boys...this kid sure does love his dad.
Rich just celebrated the big 2-5. We spent the day together, did some shopping and got his free birthday meal at Joe's farmgrill. I'm really lucky to have such a great husband. He does so much for me and the kids. Love you babe Happy Birthday.

Twins 1st B-day Bash

They loved their cakes, and all of us got a good laugh.

Danica getting ready to bust open the pinata.

Prince Kaimen's cake.

Danica's princess cake made by auntie Chelsea and uncle Doe Doe a.k.a
The Cake Titan's. Thank you guys we loved the cakes.

Danica and Kaimen are one! July 13th we celebrated by having a big party for them with our family and friends at my mom's house. Kaimen was our prince and Dani our princess. My father-in-law grilled some awesome food, we had pinatas, delicious cake, dancing and music. Thanks to everyone who helped with the food, helped plan, and came just to hang out and have a good time.
I can't believe my babies are one. They are getting so big so fast and are starting to do little "grown-up" things. They've been through so much the first year of their life and I'm so proud of the strong cute little people that they are. I love them so much and feel so blessed to have them with us here. I love you babies, Happy Birthday!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lots of posts to come...

So much has happened and of course I have been a terrible blogger. Me and Rich just got back from Cali today. After the kids go to bed tonight I'll be updating a whole bunch of stuff.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Our Last Month and A Half

I'm way overdue for this update, but this is what we've been up to...

My little Kaimen has had a lot happen in the last few months. At the end of April, he had his endoscopy. The results came back negative and everything seems to be fine. 2 weeks later he had his circumcision. He spent a lot of time in this cute little purple gown. He was such a good boy and handled the anesthesia really well. All the nurses fell in love with him, just like they did when he was in the NICU.

The beginning of May the twins had their first swimming trip. We went with our friends that Chamberlain's. The water was still a little cold, but they still had a great time. Danica just watched her legs kick in the water the whole time and Kiamen laughed. We will be spending a lot of time in the pool this summer.

I took Kaimen to the Nuerologist a few weeks ago. I've been worried about his development. He isn't sitting up yet or progressing like Dani. She said he does need to start therapy to help strenghten the low muscle tone in his back. We have someone coming to the house on Monday to start helping him. Oh man, I love this kid. Oh yeah and he has 6 teeth now!
We took our first little vacation with the twins to my family's cabin. Danica and Kaimen had the best time with their aunts and uncles, cousins, and Gamma and Papa. Bailey and Olivia kept them entertained almost the whole time which was a nice break for me and Rich. The guys did some shooting and the girls did some shopping. My mom and dad were nice enough to let Kaimen sleep in their room so I could sleep. It was awesome!

I love this picture of Livi. She was having the time of her life with her PB&J.

Danica is now sitting up like a big girl, she is so close to crawling. She holds her own bottle, and this last week she has started clapping her hands. Her and Kiamen have both had a rough month. Danica got RSV and was really sick for a few weeks. But she did manage to stay out of the hospital. It was dissapointing because we worked so hard to keep her from getting RSV by keeping her locked up in the house all winter. We thought RSV season was over, but I guess not.
Right when Dani got better Kaimen got pneumonia and was really sick for a few weeks also. Let's just say we spent lots of long nights together and lots of mommy cuddle time. I'm so glad they are feeling better now though and back to their happy selves.

When she was supposed to be sleeping...this is what she was doing instead...naughty little girl!

Well that's about it for the kids. Me and Rich are doing good. I don't see my husband much. He is selling pest control this summer and works really long days.(Let us know if you have bugs and need pest control) I had no idea how much I would miss him. He works really hard and I appreciate him so much. I'll be glad when I get to spend more time with him. I'm working just about 1 day a week and try to find fun free things to do with the kids to keep us entertained the rest of the week. I feel so lucky to be home with my babies, they keep me on my toes and I wouldn't change it for anything!