Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 2011

Twins are 5 months!

We tried oatmeal!  They loved it!  Can't you tell?

We got our family pictures done!

The babies got their first introduction to Santa, and they did a pretty good job. No crying, screaming, trying to wriggle away etc.  They weren't thrilled, but hey, they'll figure it out soon enough.  For now, it's just another person mom and dad are trying to pawn them off on.  :)

Brax has learned to blow strawberries!  He and Daddy were swapping spit - that is, taking turns blowing strawberries at each other.  So cute!

 As I was creating the Christmas card, Elias told me he did not want me on the Christmas card.  Say what?!

We all went to an IU game with Grandpa Jim!  I think Elias likes the concession stand as much as the actual game. We played Notre Dame (and won!) on December 17, 2011. 

 So, months after the actual song came out, we found an IU song, "This is Indiana," and have now become obsessed with it.  Elias knows the words and sings it randomly all the time. This is Ollie and Elias singing the song on New Year's Eve.  This is also the same night that IU beat Ohio State.  Yes that's right, IU beat Kentucky, a number one seed, and then Ohio State, a number two seed, in the same season.  We're back!

New Year's Eve!  Ben and family came over to watch the IU game with us but left before the new year.  Surprisingly, Elias and Brax were both awake, but I didn't have the heart to wake Brant up.  This year has been so great.  We have a beautiful new house, added to our family, spent lots of time with friends and family, work at good jobs...I'm not sure it can get any better, but I'm so excited to start the new year and see what adventures we can find ourselves in!  Happy new year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Five Months Old

The babies had their first Thanksgiving.  We enjoyed lunch with the Pugh side with 80 others and went to Mimi and Papaw's for dinner on Thanksgiving.  The next day, we ate lunch at Mamaw and Grandpa Jim's.  We also went downtown to see Uncle Jeremy's new apartment and watch the lighting of the Christmas tree.  Elias got to spend the night with Mimi and Papaw and all the cousins.  Saturday night, Mom and Dad went a Mystery Dinner where Mom solved the mystery! 

Brax is now also getting some occupational therapy through First Steps.  They are most concerned about his reflux and the possibility that he is aspirating.  We are taking him to get a swallow study and a pulmonologist for his lingering cough.

The babies have discovered each other!  They have also discovered how fun fighting can be!  Usually Brax (the smaller one) picks on Brant.  :)

Brant's cute little cry has turned into a terrible screechy cry.  He has also learned that if he skips the fussing and goes straight to all out screaming, we move a lot quicker.  Luckily, he hasn't taught his brother that yet.  Smart, really. 

I wake Elias up every morning singing the Raffi song, "Rise and shine!  The day is calling. It's time to rise and shine..."  This morning when I went in there singing, he told me to stop singing that song.  He also said, "Didn't you see the sign outside that said 'No singing!'"  I must've walked right past that.

No matter how upset Brant is, he will always cheer up and laugh as soon as you say "Boo!"

Tuesday, December 13, 2011