Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We survived the first year of raising twins!!!

That in itself calls for a celebration! Was it crazy? Yes! Was it tiring? Yes! Was it the best year of my life? Absolutely!!!

I want to take a second to say how much I love and appreciate daddy d. There is no way I could have done this without him. He is my rock. He is an amazing dad and the boys and I are so lucky to have him!

Now for some picture fun! I want to show the boys over the past year...1 picture for every month! Here we go!!

June 2009

July 2009

August 2009

September 2009

October 2009

November 2009

December 2009

January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

April 2010

May 2010

June 2010

You have come a long way boys!

At this EXACT time...right down to the minute...1 year ago today...

Dylan was born!!! 

At exactly 3:17pm he came into the world. Weighing 5lbs even!!! 



At this EXACT time...right down to the minute...1 year ago today...

Kennedy was born!!! 

At exactly 3:16pm he came into the world. Weighing 4lbs 14oz!!! 



Kennedy and Dylan's 1 year old professional pics!

Here are the pics we had taken of the boys for their big birthday! The plan was to send them out to everyone with a thank you card but the boys got a hold of them and crumpled most of them up. We are still going to figure out a way to send them out. Another thing on our never ending list! We had Britty and Jak here so we just had to get a pic with them too!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day 2010!!!

For fathers day this year, daddy d wanted a case for his new archery hobby ( I say "archery" instead of "bow hunting" because he is not going to go hunt animals...this is Dallas remember...he can't even kill a spider!). So, the boys and I went and bought him the perfect one! It was kinda huge but we still wrapped it up! Here are pics and a video of the boys helping daddy unwrap his new case!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dylan and Kennedy's First Birthday Party!!

We had such a great time at the boys first birthday party! I have tons of pics documenting the day. We decorated the house with tons of fun decorations for the boys. We hung things outside to decorate the deck and we had tons of balloons in the house. Here is a pic of the boys high chairs!

Because the boys are identical, I wanted them to wear something to identify who was who. That way people knew which baby they were hanging out with even if Dallas and I were not there. I was going to get birthday shirts made with their names on them but instead we bought "Birthday Boy" ribbons and I added the first letter of their names on them. I pinned them on the boys backs so they wouldn't be tempted to play with them. I though after a while they would notice it on the back of their brother but they didn't! They worked like a charm! Here is a pic of the ribbons and a pic of the ribbons in action!

The cake...*sigh*.  The only positive thing I can say about the cake is that it tasted good and the boys liked it. The idea of what the cake was supposed to look like was cute, but it turned out nothing like the picture. It looked like they rushed through the icing leaving it a sloppy mess. Also, they forgot the "&" in between Kennedy & Dylan. So it read "Happy 1st Birthday Kennedy Dylan"...as if "Kennedy Dylan" was 1 person.  We spent more money on this cake then we wanted to because it was the boys first birthday so I was super disappointed. Next year I will be making their cake! Anyways...that is enough of my birthday cake rant!!! Here is a pic of the cake and a video of the boys eating it up! I gave them HUGE pieces because I honestly thought they would play with it and throw it on the floor...I should have guessed they would eat it all! They are growing boys after all :)

**Also..at this time Dylan had enough birthday. Both babies had reactions to the sunscreen that I used on them. They both got rashes covering their right eyes. Kennedy got it a bit earlier so his was almost cleared up at cake time. Poor Dylan would eat a handful of cake then cry :(

After cake time the boys had a much needed bath..then it was time for presents! They did really good with unwrapping them. Of course they got distracted but it was tons of fun! Here are the present pics!

I will leave you with the link to my Facebook album that has tons more pics of the boys special day!  Click here to see it! Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this day so memorable. Also a big huge thank you to our family back home who sent the boys birthday gifts filled with love!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Our Cloth Diapering Adventure Part 3!!!!

It has been quite a while since I updated about our cloth diapering experience! Things are still going good. We still use our prefolds and covers. Because it is so hot out, I have stopped using the fleece liners that I made. I actually started to use biodegradable flushable liners! It has totally saved me! Because the boys are getting older and eating more real food their dirty diapers are such a mess! The fact that I am 17 weeks pregnant doesn't help either.  So, now I use these liners and they catch most of the "mess". After  I change them, I just flush the liners away! For the liners that only get "wet", I rewash them and I can use them again! The brand I chose was Imse Vimse flushable liners. I'm not gonna lie...at first I wasn't a fan of them. They seemed way too soft to be able to  wash and reuse..but I tried it and it worked! Now I am sold!

Another issue that has come up is the fact that the boys LOVE to remove their covers. With summer here, I can't be bothered to dress the boys in shorts when we are at home. I was going to get the aplix (kinda like velcro) switched to snaps on them but that would mean I would have to send them away. A friend of mine had a picture of her son with his cloth diapers on and with undies over them! Again...I was sold!!! If it stops the boys from taking their diapers off, I will try anything! So, the first chance we got, we went out and bought them the cutest little undies to go over their diaper covers! The boys don't bother trying to take them off anymore and they are super cute. Here are some pics!

To read about Our Cloth Diapering Adventure Part 1 Click here
To read about Our Cloth Diapering Adventure Part 2 Click here