Wednesday, July 22, 2009

6 months old

Best Friends and Sisters!

Allison Ann

Brooke Elizabeth

Yes, my friends, we made! Half a year that is! The twins are officially 6 months old as of Monday. Lots of people have told us if we could just get to the 6 months mark, things start to get easier. I have to say things are starting to ease up a bit. Brooke seems to have turned a corner and doesn't spit up as much or cry as often. Thank you Lord! Allison is still very sweet, but not quiet. She has discovered her voice and LOVES it! Brooke is getting up on all fours and rocking back and forth. I must say it is pretty cute. Allison hasn't done this yet, but I am sure it is right around the corner. Anothere cute thing we do is sing. Brooke LOVES the "jump up and down" song. It is a song Claire sang at school this year and now it is our house theme song. We go through everyone's name and then everyone laughs! So cute!

We now only have 4- 8oz bottles per day (less washing of bottles, AMEN) and baby food once a day as well. They eat a veggie and fruit each at dinner time. Now if we can just get to the point of not having to buy formula, that will be WONDERFUL (6 MORE months)!

We had our 6 month check up yesterday with Dr. Stokes and all went very well, although both girls had to get a shot in each leg. Both girls are healthy and strong. here are up to date stats on each girl so you can get a sense of how big they are now:

Allison: 15.4 lbs 25.5 inches
Brooke: 14.8 lbs. 25.25 inches

They are both very similar in size but Allison head is bigger which makes her look bigger!

Happy half birthday sweet girls! We made half a year! YEA!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Last week we decided, very last minute, to take the girls to visit Aunt Jenn, Aunt Gregg, Audrey and Marshall in Amarillo! (Claire has always called Gregg "Aunt Gregg" instead of Uncle Gregg, so we let her!) It is a 6 hour trip one way. Junior and I were hesitant about being in the car that long with all three girls, but they did GREAT! We only stopped one time on the way there and twice on the way home (one long stop at Mamaw and Pop's house, much needed and very nice!)

We visited the Amarillo zoo, which is the coolest FREE zoo I have ever been to. We love going there to see the monkeys, tigers, lions, and many other creatures. We also went to the Discovery Center. This museum is so cool too! It is very hands on for all ages of kids! Junior and Gregg got to squeeze in a round of golf too.

We had a great time! THANKS AUNT JENN AND AUNT GREGG!! We love you all very much!