Saturday, July 28, 2012


July highlights: escaping to the cabin for a week (cooler temperatures, having an extra set of hands from my in-laws, and wonderful home-cooked meals), celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary, a visit from my mom and spending a few days with her at her home, and watching the Olympics (Go Team USA)!!!

Lindsay got to meet the twins and spend time with Tyson

4th of July Parade

Fireworks Show

Tyson's favorite thing to do at the cabin

Say Cheese!

My precious little ones

My Mom, Bria, and Caleb

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We're Two Months Old Today!

8+ weeks have already flown by. During weeks 5-8: we took our first family outing to Chick-fil-A for dinner (it was such a treat to get out of the house successfully between feedings), we bought our first “family car” (it fits 3 car seats across), Ilalia and the twins joined Adam and Tyson at church on Sundays at Scottsdale Bible Church, we learned that it takes a great deal of preparation and teamwork to get out the door on time, and we treasured every moment of sleep that we could get. :-)

Caleb and Bria are doing well and keep us busy, especially with their daytime feeding schedule of eating every 2 ½ hours (Ilalia nurses one baby and then the other gets a bottle). At two months old, they enjoy sleeping (still together in one crib), eating, and getting their diaper changed. Lately, Caleb and Bria are able to sleep for a 5-6 hour stretch at night… not bad, and we hope that the stretch of time keeps growing and growing. Just like Tyson, they don’t have much hair at all; Caleb’s hair color looks dark brown and Bria’s hair color looks light brown and maybe even a shade of red.


 Miss Bria

Hanging out

Caleb's first smiles

  She loves to swing

Costco, anyone?

Caleb likes: looking around and watching Tyson. 
Caleb dislikes: his car seat (so Tyson has made up a song called “Caleb, We’re Almost Home” to calm him down).
Tender moments: watching his first smiles at 7 weeks old.

Bria likes: tummy time and her pacifier.
Bria dislikes: our dinner time… she gets fussy and restless the moment we sit down to eat.
Tender moments: watching her first smiles and coos at 7 weeks old.

When we’re out about in public, the twin factor tends to bring lots of attention to our family. As we walked through our church parking lot last Sunday, a man said to us “Man, you have got your hands full!”. Then Tyson replied loudly, “I know! We have the twins now and I am three years old!”. It cracks us up that Tyson answers for us and calls it like it is.