Friday, September 25, 2009

A nice suprise from Gina!

Our friend Gina came to visit from Bend not too long ago and it was such a relief to have some helping hands as well as a great friend staying with us! While she was here she was able to see and use the burb cloths that our neighbor made as a gifts for the twins. I was more than surprised when a box arrived in the mail containing burp bloths that Gina had made! New and improved, in addition to our colors (Pink for Aspen and purple for Brooke)! I LOVE them! It is especially helpful when we're wiping noses so we're not switching germs! Thanks Gina!

Here is Hannah demonstrating how we will use them! She is so cute!

After making lunch I came around the corner to find the above! Obviously these burp cloths second as head coverings! Brooke has a right ear infection and has been running a high temp for the past two days so Hannah was pretending the girls were in the hospital. She said that this was what babies had to wear when they are in the hospital!

You'd think we starve the girls since they are always chowing down on their hands! But Brooke weighed in at a healthy 11lbs 9oz today so we know they're eating more than that!

You can tell here that Brooke still doesn't feel good :( She was ready to fall asleep in the chair, head cloth and all!
Thanks Gina! You're the best!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa Daurer come to Idaho!

Grandma and Grandpa Daurer were beyond excited to finally meet Aspen and Brooke! After 3 long days of driving they made it and we are excited!
Hannah patiently awaiting their arrival!

Grandpa with his hands full!

Grandpa with his hands full again! :)

and yet again! Grandpa seems to be pretty popular these days!

Hannah and Brooke.... she is such a great big sister!

Did you really think they could get together without a project? Or two... or three... maybe four, five, or six... my list is long! ;)

Aspen and Brooke having fun! All smiles!
The men on baby duty! They did wonderful! Absolutely no complaints from any of the girls!

and finally.... Hannah and Grandma spent the afternoon at the park! They had so much fun! Will post more pics when we get them! This visit is going by way too fast that's for sure!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Dedication and Cribs

This past Sunday we had the twins dedicated! What a wonderful day it was!

The challenges of raising twins are way beyond anything we thought we could handle! Good thing God knows more about us than we know about ourselves!

Aspen Hope and Brooke Faith...

Pastors Steve and Taunia with Aspen and Brooke

So close here I can almost see them in the room! :)
Look at that! They are in the room!

Now to add everything else so the room is not bare! Aren't they incredible! John is so incredibly talented! Impresses me more and more everytime he builds something! Johns parents will arrive this weekend, John's Dad will help complete the nursery while they work together building the changing table, cutting out letters, cube storage, picture frames.... and the list goes on! I can't wait!

Here's Hannah helping put the cribs together with her babies in the sling! She is such a multitasker!
The girls weren't sure what to think of their new cribs at first, but now they love to lay in them and watch their mobiles! It will be no time before they are sleeping through the night in them, I just know it!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Loving School

Hannah is absolutely loving school and it is absolutely priceless to see her new found confidence grow every time she leaves the classroom. Hannah has been working hard and is doing a great job learning to write her name, especially for a three year old! I am excited to see her progress as the weeks go on! What fun!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

3 months already and the weather is still hot.. hot.. hot!

They say time flies when you're having fun, so that must be the case with a preschooler and infant twins! The girls are 3months old already and it seems like yesterday that I awoke to my water breaking 5 weeks early! They continue to grow in every way possible and it is incredible to watch as they develop into little people! Here they are hanging out in the playpen outside this morning as Hannah and I prepared the pool and backyard for afternoon play. We are going to take advantage of this great weather as long as we can!
The girls frequently hold hands whenever they are next to each other and not bundled. I'm sure it's comforting as well as a habit they began forming while still in my womb!

I am frequently stopped while out by different people asking questions about the twins and life with twins etc... One of the main questions/statements made to me whenever we go out is... "Oh my goodness! I don't know how you do it! How do you survive?" The truth is.... I am able to simply smile and honestly say, "Actually we do better than survive! Life is busy of course, there are 2 babies instead of 1, but my daughter is almost 4 and an incredible helper. I also have a husband who shares middle of the night feeds, morning feeds, daytime feeds, and any other tasks or feeds in between. The girls are great babies and it is so much fun! I love it." They then gain an even more shocked look on their face, which has quickly turned into my favorite part of outings! I always find it odd when people apologize to me for having twins? I don't feel bad about having twins... and even if I did, why would it be their fault and why do they need to apologize for it? Hmmm? My response is... Don't assume someone's life is hard just because you think it should be. God never gives us more than we can handle. At first I was sure He made a mistake because there was no way we could handle twins! And after only 3 short months I realize how wrong I was! We can do more than handle twins... we can have both fun and a great family with them!

The girls favorite tummy time... Staring at Sadie. Who knew a dog could be so useful! ;)

Since we still have phenominal weather Hannah is still able to spend the days outside in the pool! Today I came upon the little daredevil sliding down her slide while sitting on the lid of a bin! When I asked her what she was doing, she responded "I go too fast in my swimsuit... I need to sit down on the rectangle to slow down!" I'm quite positive she was going faster on the bin lid, but whatever floats her boat! She had a blast doing this over and over and all I know is that it was a sure way to guarantee good sleep tonight!
So following are the progression of Hannah sliding down the slide on the bin lid!