Monday, June 21, 2010

We survived!!

On June 3 Ali and Avery turned six months old! Where did the time go!? Oh wait, it went to making bottles, washing bottles, feeding babies, wiping bums, changing diapers, washing clothes, burping babies, snuggling, kissing, rocking, buying diapers, buying formula, getting little to no sleep, getting sleep and wondering how I ever went without sleep, playing dress up (girls are so fun), taking pictures, and falling in love with my little girls more and more every day. It has been a crazy six months to say the least, but I think that life is finally feeling normal...whatever that really means. We decided that we needed to celebrate the fact that we made it and we are all alive! Most people that have twins say the first year is the hardest. So far I would say the first two months are the hardest. I don't think I really remember much about that time, probably delirious from lack of sleep. It has definitely been challenging but I absolutely love my kids.

Owen had a rough go at first but he is doing so good. The girls absolutely adore him. The other day he thought someone was leaving with one of his sisters and he had a bit of a come apart! I took that as a good sign because I think he might have shipped them back at first. (: During the past six months we also potty trained Owen! Wow, that was so much harder then I thought it would be, but he is a champ now! He has kind of turned back into a momma's boy. He was stuck to his dad's side for awhile but now he is my shadow. I love having him as my buddy. (: It's so fun to see him learning and figuring things out. He will say the funniest things and we just get a kick out him!

Ali and Avery are the sweetest babies ever! They put up with so much mauling and being passed around and kissed and loved on. They love it. Even when they aren't feeling good, there is always a big old smile waiting for ya. The only time they ever cry or fuss is if they are tired or hungry. They love love love their jumpers and never stop. You would think it would burn off a little baby fat but they are still as chubby as ever! We don't know if they are identical or not but they sure do look alike the older they get! They are so good natured and they just make us so happy!

My fam has informed me that they don't really care what I have to say on my blog, they just want to see more pictures! (They only love me for my kids) So here ya go...I don't want to hear any complaints this time because there are a ton! I didn't label many of them so in this first pic its Avery, Owen, and then Ali. If you want to figure out who is who, you'll have to try and base it off this pic! Or by binkis, Avery is pinky Ali is lime ricky.

My sister Em gave them these shirts, they say "My sister is my BFF" I love it!

First ever ice cream cone! He has a milk allergy so this was a big day for us!

I think I could submit this one in a contest or something I think it is so awesome!


  1. Such fun pictures! You can never post too many. My favorite is the headband-over-the-eyes-with-one-sock-off picture. :)I can't believe how big the girls are getting. Congrats on a successfull first 6 months!

  2. your family is so stinkin adorable! i love how you dress your girls alike! :) where does the time go? i can't believe they are 6 months already! way to go owen on the potty training! :)

  3. I can see why your fam wants to see pictures, they are so stinkin cute! The girls aren't just cute they are SO pretty. It looks like you guys have been doing some really fun things. Good job on making a milestone!

  4. I can't get over how cute and chubby the twins are! I loved seeing all the pictures-especially the ones of all three of the kids. Mia was sitting by me looking at them and she would say, "Baby" each time she saw one of them...but I think she started to get confused! We can't believe they are 6 months old. Time goes by so fast. We think you guys are amazing parents! Can't wait to see you all soon...hopefully!

  5. I hear ya on loving you for your kids. =) Although your kids are definitely adorable! Just when I think Ali and Avery can't get any prettier you put up a new post and I just sit and gawk at them! They have GOT to be identical! I can't believe how alike they look. I guess if one's left handed and one's right handed then you'll really know. Congrats on having potty training behind you. Honestly the hardest thing I've done as a parent to date. But I don't have twins. =)

  6. Hey Gretchen! I love your little "big" girls! I'm glad you said that the first two months felt like the longest because that's what I expected. Hopefully it turns out the same. I love how you guys get out and enjoy life even when it's really hard to pack everyone up. You give me a lot of hope, because we like to travel a lot as well.