Saturday, June 28, 2008

Babies First Swim


Tristin was not happy about getting his feet wet so he just sat on the side and chewed on a floaty while Gavin was playing in the water.


Eventually Tristin let me put him in the pool! But only so he didn't touch the water!

We went swimming yesterday at a big pool with a friend. Tristin was so tired by the time we got there he just cried and fell asleep in my friends arms(so CUTE!) But Gavin sat in a floaty toy and watched to older kids and laughed, it was fun. So we tried today to get them to LOVE swimming but it was about the same results. The bottom pic is of Gavin rolled on top on Tristin, They loved it for about 1min. then it was enough... get me off. The other pictures where cute but they where blurry so I didn't want to show you. But they were smiling and laughing at each other.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Tristin and Gavin's hair sticks up in weird places so in stead of giving in to a hair cut, today we are playing around with it. So Gavin got a hawk and Tristin has his sticking up in the back and smoothed down in the front(kind of Emo) Soon I'm sure I will have to cut it but I just can't do it yet!

bumbo


These are our new chairs. I'm not sure how much they actually like them... but I love them! And who knows how handy they might be latter on. I'm sure they will get lots of use.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We're so glad when Grandpa comes home!





So Dad went on a motorcycle ride for about 10 days. It was really different around the house without him here. Plus Mom was really sad he wasn't here. But I never realized just how much the boy love Grandpa till he came home on Sunday. Even with a dirty beard they where so into Grandpa. Their little eyes followed him into the room and out of the room. We even caught Tristin starring at him while he took a nap on the couch. It was really sweet to see then realize their grandpa that way and realize that they probably missed having him around! I know we all missed him and we're glad he made it home safely.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Me, mE, ME!!! (dad took the camera so there are no pictures)

I really have a hard time writing anything on my blog anymore, I feel like there are only so many poses the boys can make and everything they do is "almost" this or that. So I am writing this post to let every one know what going on with ME! It will hopefully be informational instead of egotistical. So I am not going to go to school this semester because I didn't get the financial aid in time. So I am getting everything worked out for fall semester. I have enough prereq's that I will be in school full time fall, winter, spring and possible next summer. Then if I get into the Nursing program, Which is what I am working for, I will start hopefully then next fall for 2 years.
I am going to try getting a job until school starts in September. Which means putting the boys in daycare:( Things have really spiraled out of control between me and the kids father, since he decided he doesn't want to give money for the kids and me I am forced to do things on my own. This means that he gives up his right to see the kids. So today I have started looking into custody papers and the things that requires. Which is more than I realized but I feel is necessary. The time has come to stop feeling so alone and get things together so that I can find someone, you know someone who cares, love and wants to help out. I really feel the Lord helps me on a daily basis. I feel stronger and happier. I have more self confidence, anyways my life has been out of control for the last 6 months but I feel better, not tip top but I am getting there.

I knew that having kids would be hard and everyone said it, but I believed that Aron was going to be there for us not just financially but emotionally and physically. It turns out that People can be a lot stronger then they realize when you least expect it but I also believe that can only last so long before things demand a change. Although people look at me and see that I did things all wrong I am positive that in the end it will work out. I seem to be in it for the long haul!!! Besides I can say I got the best part of Aron and it's the 2 handsome, happy Babies that I get to be with everyday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MoRniNgs


The boys are starting to out grow this but in the mornings they will wake up anywhere between 5:30 and 8:00(more recently). I, after a sleepless night, am really tired and after they eat I would usually put them right back to bed and they would sleep another 2-2 1/2 hours more before they needed to be feed again. But recently they need to stay awake longer after they eat other wise they will wake up after 1-1 1/2 hrs. So after they eat in the morning I will put them back in their crib together so that they can play and I either read or sleep on the couch in their room till they get fussy and its time to go back to sleep. Are you following me here it is a little complicated I know but trust me it works!? These morning hours when they are awake and so happy are some of the best time I have ever had. I am not a morning person but to see them interact with each other is so precious!!! So earlier this week I put them in their crib together so they could play and I laid down and read my book. They were talking a little and Gavin of course was being a little fussy. Then I realize that they are quiet. For those of you who have kids you know that when things get quiet it means somethings bad more than likely. Well because I know that my kids can barely roll around they probably aren't doing anything that is bad. But this quiet moment peaked my interest enough to get me to get up and see what was going on. It was so adorable. Gavin had rolled over enough that he was snuggling with Tristin and had falling asleep. I am pretty sure Tristin was also asleep but I knew I had to get a picture so when I opened the door I think it woke up Tristin. Although he also could have been awake and had just given up and was laying down either way I love that he was looking at me with a big smile like it was totally normal to have his brother on top of him. I also have a video of the boys interacting a little it is also a morning shot which is fun but we will see if it works I have been having some trouble with the videos.

video

Monday, June 2, 2008

bOtTleS and WreStLinG


Since we are starting to eat formula I am working on Tristin to be able to hold his own bottle. Once that works I will move on to Gavin then I hopefully won't have to hold their bottle which will be great!!!

I just liked Gavin giving the "Ah mom!" look!!!

Gavin trying to wrestle Tristin. Obviously being successful because Tristin doesn't look happy. This seems to happen frequently because I lay the boys next to each other on the ground and Gavin rolls over, so if Tristin is too close then he rolls on to him.

But in the end Gavin gives Tristin kisses to know that he is sorry he just doesn't have good control over his rolling skills "don't be mad bro, you will roll over on me someday and probably crush me!"
Tristin is over a pound heavier than Gavin!
Tristin: 15 lbs 3 oz.
Gavin: 14 lbs