Sunday, June 21, 2009

Life in a Box

Okay, we don't really feel like we live in a box even though we don't get out much these days. But, we have been playing in the toy box quite a bit lately. We don't have anything too exciting to report this week. We got a double jogging stroller this weekend and can't wait to use it! However, it doesn't quite fit in the car all put together. Our next big purchase will be a minivan! Yea! We have been trying to get the girls to sleep longer in the mornings. They have been waking up around 4:30 or 5, which was making my day really long. We found that if we let them "cry-it-out" for a few minutes, they usually fall back to sleep until 6:30 or 7. On Saturday morning we went in to get them up so we could play some tennis and run a little. This is what we found. Paul has gone in a few times in the middle of the night to check on them and says that they're usually sleeping right next to each when he checks. Maybe we could win a picture contest or something... Here are a few pictures of our week. We hope you enjoy.

Olivia fell asleep after drinking a bottle and she wouldn't let go.

Aislee in the box

Olivia in the box

Taking a nap in the afternoon. They always have to be touching.

Aislee fell asleep at dinner.

Happy Fathers Day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Just pictures and video

Here are a few pictures of our latest endeavors. The girls are getting better at standing and climbing. They love dinner time. We took a trolley up Sabino Canyon this past Saturday and hiked down. It's a pretty nice hike and we're told during the wet-season there are some nice waterfalls. We're trying to go to the pool more often to get the girls used to the water before Lake Powell at the end of July. They really like "rolling" balls with Daddy. Maybe they'll be goalies...

Ready for Church (they're getting awfully drooly)

Olivia hiking Sabino Canyon

Aislee in the pouch up Sabino Canyon

Aislee loves spaghetti

Olivia heading to the tub after dinner

New swimsuits

Laying with Daddy

Aislee's "hat"

Ballers in the making!

Monday, June 8, 2009

More Updates

I have been a really big slacker when it comes to blogging, but I have an excuse. We forgot our camera in Oklahoma! We are glad Paul's mom sent it to us as soon as she realized we had forgotten it. I'll give just a bit of an update on everybody. Aislee and Olivia are crawling everywhere, pulling themselves up and "cruising" (walking while holding on to things) all over the apartment. They're beginning to realize that when I'm holding one, I am not holding the other. They like to crawl all over me, and cry if I leave the room to go to the bathroom. They both got their top two teeth about a week ago. It was rough week with sores mouths, fevers, and sleepless nights. Paul has been such a good Daddy/Husband by going in to get them when they're fussy and letting me get a little more rest. Paul has been working hard and learning more about his department at Raytheon. They're going to be moving him to another building soon so he can be closer to "his team". Paul has checked out some new books at the library for when he rides the bus so I can have the car. I don't really use it, but it's here just in case I feel like loading everyone up and getting out. As for me, this pregnancy hasn't been quite as bad. I'm still suffering from morning sickness, which should be called ALL DAY LONG sickness. I finally have a doctor who will take me, and he's very nice. I have felt the baby move and so has Paul. We're pretty excited to find out what we're having on the 25th of this month. So far, everything is going well. With Paul's encouragement that I need some time to myself, I have agreed to take a half-hour to an hour a day to exercise when he gets home from work. The doctor said I can exercise as long as I can keep two meals a day and water down. I'm going to start this week! Hopefully it'll help with the morning sickenss. I'm looking forward to getting out a little bit, maybe I'll work on a tan...!

Aislee fell asleep after Church

We're starting 'em young...

Paul said, "She picked 'em out all by herself!"

Getting ready for dinner on Sunday (they're "naked" eaters)

17 Weeks and counting...

Airzona to Oklahoma to Arizona

For Memorial Day weekend, we flew to Oklahoma to spend some time with Paul's family. His younger sister, Jenny was graduating from high school and his older brother, John was had come into town. We figured it would be one of our only opportunities to fly with two lap babies, and we found pretty cheap tickets. The plane ride wasn't so bad on the way out. The girls slept for an hour of it. However, with a two hour trip to the Phoenix airport, an hour wait for our flight, and a two and a half hour flight, we were glad to see the lights of Tulsa! We arrived Wednesday evening and spent Thursday sleeping in (since 5am in Tucson is 7am in Oklahoma) and crawling all over Grandma's house. Paul and I were able to go on a date to the new Wolverine movie while Grandma and Grandpa gave the girls baths and put them to bed. Friday, we took pictures at Jenny's graduation and played with our cousins; Benson, Grace and Sabrina. On Saturday, Aunt Emily had a babyshower and Daddy took the girls with Grandpa, the cousins, and the Uncles to the park and McDonald's while I got to spend adult time with the ladies. The shower was wonderful. I kinda hope we're having a boy after seeing all the cute little boy outfits. Sam will be a very well-dressed baby! Later that afternoon, we all went to The Night At The Museum 2. The girls aren't really into movies just yet, and we had two very messy diapers! But, the movie was cute and it's always nice to get out of the house. I think the girls have inherited my "people watching" habit. We attended Paul's parents' ward on Sunday and got to see a lot of familiar faces and visit with old friends. Monday we played with Aunt Jenny and Aunt Sarah and Grandpa. Tuesday afternoon we flew back to Tucson. The return flight wasn't as good as our first, but we had a long week and we're glad to be back home. The weekend was a lot of fun. The girls got to try all sorts of new foods. Grandpa fed them oranges, pancakes, bananas, and anything else we would eat. We got tossed in the air by Daddy and John, and got to crawl all over Benson, Grace and Sabrina. We hope they come and visit soon!

Aislee giving Sabrina a kiss

Aunt Sarah and Olivia

Olivia eating fruit

Olivia in "the bucket"

Crawling in the dining room

Emily's Shower