Monday, August 24, 2009

Bath time and bed time...

We have taken a few pictures of bath time and bed/nap time. Hope you enjoy.

We just started doing bubbles. They're getting used to them and no longer try to eat the bubbles.

"I pity the fool...!"

Our little rocker babes!

Which way to the punk rock show?

Stake Conference kind of threw off our schedule. The girls were asleep before we pulled out of the parking lot.

Aislee liked trying on Paul's goggles.

Olivia wasn't too interested in the goggles, but they certainly messed up her hair!

Aislee grabbing for the goggles.

Paul was getting a movie ready and the girls were very anxious and tired! (excuse my rotundness. Only 12 more weeks!)

Birthday Weekend

I'm sorry my last post wasn't very good. I wanted to get something up before our day got too busy and I forgot or didn't get a chance. Hopefully, this one is better. Our birthday weekend for the girls started Friday night. We had a few people over for cupcakes and ice cream. We would have done it Saturday, but we had Stake Conference this weekend. We didn't want to interfere with the adult session Saturday evening. Paul got home from work a little early on Friday to help me get things ready. We went to Wal-Mart and got the girls their "big girl" car seats. Yay! No more lugging around the carriers! We also got a few things for them to open since they've been getting a little bored with their toys. Around 6pm, the party started.

Aislee's last ride in the carrier

Olivia's last ride in the carrier.

Olivia doesn't mind the car seat.

Aislee on the other hand doesn't like the car seat or stroller...anything with a harness. But, she did want one shoe on and was fascinated by the cup holder.

Openning presents

Aislee trying to figure out what all the tissue paper was about.

Olivia liked the wrapping paper.

They got a Mrs. Potato Head. Now we have two to cut down on the fussing.

Getting ready to open presents.

Enjoying their cupcakes.

Our friends, Lauren and Keven Burns and Allison and her daughter Andelyn Bushman.

Sam and Lindsey Parish with their one year old, Elliot.

Paul helping the girls blow out the candles. (FunFetti!)

Being sung to.

Trey Bushman enjoyed our balloon pit.

Olivia giving Elliot a hug.

Elliot hugging Olivia.

We enjoyed visiting with our company and watching the girls interact with other kids. They were fascinated by the Bushman's baby. When I ask, "Where's the baby?" the girls will pat their chests or come and pat my tummy. I don't think they really understand, but it's a nice party trick.We're glad the Bushmans, Burns, Parishes, and Depews were able to come and celebrate with us. We're lucky to have met such nice people so quickly here to Tucson.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday Children Dear...!

Happy Birthday Olivia and Aislee! We're so glad you came into our lives! We've learned so much over the past year watching you grow and develop. It has been a great first year!

Olivia moments after being born

Aislee moments after being born



Aislee and Olivia

One year older and wiser, too...

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New toys, new house, new noises...!

We're finally in our three bedroom apartment! Paul's parents flew out Tuesday evening to help us move in on Wednesday. We had some help from a few of the guys in our ward. The guys moved the big stuff while Paul's mom packed and organized boxes and Alyssa and I kept babies from getting smashed. We have a lot more room! We have two patio areas and lots of windows. After we were a little more settled on Thursday, Paul's parents watched the girls so we could go to Mesa and have a real date. We checked into our hotel, went to Joe's Crab Shack (Paul ordered a hamburger...), and saw the new Harry Potter movie. The next morning, we slept in until 8:30. That's like more than three hours of extra sleep! We were able to attend an 11 o'clock session at the Mesa Temple and then headed home. It was nice to reconnect as a couple and recharge our batteries a little bit. It's been 11 months and three weeks since I've had a night without kids! It's nice to get back home and in the routine again. We really appreciate the opportunity to spend time together though. Thanks Mom and Dad!

Aislee is learning how to get taller by putting her feet on the bars between the chair legs. I know, my life is going to get a little busier when they start climbing...!

Grandma and Grandpa got them a "water table". They loved filling up their cups and then throwing them over the side.

Next time we'll do it in just diapers.

Olivia learned how to move mountains.

Grandma and Grandpa got them maracas. Our house is just a little noisier...!

Their favorite book right now is "Big Little". Grandpa must have read it over a dozen times in one sitting.

Grandma showed them how to blow the bubbles Aunt Jessica got them. These bubbles lasted FOREVER! They loved it!

4:30 am is pretty early! It took three hours, a bottle of milk and a bottle of apple juice for them to realize they were tired. I was tired too!

They sleep in some pretty odd positions.

Why did we get such a big crib?

They like their Cheerios.

Aislee making the "daddy" face. They've inherited Paul's facial expressions!

Making sure the other one is still there while drinking their apple juice.

This is my view for most of the day.

They love green beans! We can't cut them fast enough most nights. Green beans make for very interesting diapers the next day, however.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Movin' and A Groovin'

We finally changed the batteries in a toy we have had for a while. The girls have "rediscovered" it and really enjoy pressing the buttons. It sings song about numbers, colors and has musical medleys. Olivia starts to dance every time she hears it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bigger and Better!

Okay, okay...I'm not talking about the pregnancy, but growth in pregnancy is a good thing as much as I don't like that part. Our little guy is getting bigger and his kicks are sure getting stronger. I think we have a "striker" in the making! I'm fifteen weeks away from the due date and really looking forward to it! I don't hate being pregnant, it's just nice when it's over for a little while. The girls are getting bigger and more mobile. They've taken a few good steps on their own and they grab a hold of anything in order to get from one place to another. They're little personalities are coming out more. Paul and I are really noticing similarities and differences. For a while we had a hard time changing their diapers because they were so wiggly. We've learned that some Cheeriors on their tummies and a few rounds of "itsy, bitsy spider" or "popcorn popping" keeps them still long enough to clean them up and strap a diaper on them. Lately, they've been waking up in the middle of the night just to talk. We can hear them on the monitor just chattin' away at each other. Every night is a sleepover! We'll be moving into a three bedroom apartment in a few weeks! The girls will enjoy the extra space. The kitchen is bigger, which I will enjoy. We don't necessarily need a three bedroom right away, but with the anticipation of visitors in the next few months and Moms coming in November, we decided that it'd be best to do it now, before things get too crazy and I get too big! Paul is enjoying work and has some busy weeks. He likes being busy! We weren't able to go to Lake Powell this year. My doctors said that it may be a little too risky with the heart problems I have been having. If something were to happen on the Lake, it's a bumpy ride back to the Wahweep and flight to Flagstaff. So, we opted to stay here and use our vacation days for our visitors. We plan on being their next year. Paul needs a Lake experience and I haven't skiied in three years! Here are a few pictures.

I just think these are really cute pajamas. (Olivia)

Paul was taking too longer and they were getting angry.

25 weeks!

Paul giving lessons

Taking naps

Every morning after Paul leaves for work, they go to the window and cry for a few minutes. I don't think they do that when I go to the grocery store.

Sunday naps

Sunday Naps.