Sunday, April 26, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday!

Flower Power!
Here's another shot from when we lived in Salida and had awesome flowers. Starting to get some more this year. The boyos have always loved stopping and smelling the flowers. Even when we are at a craft store with the fake flowers we have to wait sometimes so that they can sniff.
Check out more flowery fotos by frolicking over to Who Says Eight is Enough

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Two for Two-sday!

Ethan, Hunter, Brooke, & Mikayla age 3
I know this picture looks like it has 4 kids in it but really it is 2 sets of twins. Since I havent gotten the chance to post any pictures from Easter I thought I would at least share this one of the boys and their cousins. What a difference from last year when I had to be happy with having them all in the boat to get a picture of all of them. Now if only I could have gotten them all looking when I lined them up to show the difference in height. And I got a chance at feeling like many people feel about the boys about how do you tell them apart (but I did learn after noticing one had curls in her hair and the other didnt that their head size is one way to tell them apart)
check out here for the picture of their first Easter (on the same couch) and the one from last year.
For more double the fun head on over to Eight is Great and see who else is playing along

Stellan is in our Prayers

He is out of surgery ao now we pary that he recovers quickly and is back home with his McSiblings soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday!

Here Comes the Sun!

Here's a shot from when the boys were about 20 months old. we were on a picnic at the park and decided to see what they thought about walking in the water. It really grew on them and in the end they didnt want to get out.

Check out more sunny pictures by going over to Who Says Eight is Enough

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Keep Praying!

Prayers for Stellan

Stellan's on the move right now on his way to Boston. Surgery is scheduled for next week once they get him weaned off the medicines. So please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pure and Simple

What a great weekend we had. The boys loved the Easter Egg Hunt we went to on Saturday. Though Hunter was ready from the get go to put some eggs in his backet. Haha I tried typing hunt in and started writing Hunter (and did it the second time too). He did great waiting in the lines, actually that was all he really wanted to do. He makes me smile so mcuh. He is getting to be so much more sociable and starting to tell people hi, even without being told to. He was at ot today and another little boy came in and his OT asked him what do you say and he told the boy hi which is like a first for him to talk to a stranger like that and not have to be told to say hi, well anymore then what she said. The girl twin cousins came over for a ltitle bit yesterday and he kept trying to get them to go downstaris with him and play but I'm not sure how mcuh of it was they didn't understand him adn how much was they seem really shy. Ethan had a great time at the hunt too. He rode on the pony cart (which I didn't get a pciture of becuase Hutner had enough of that line and was ready to try out another line). He did the bouncy slide thing. They ran an obstacle course. I have pictures from this weekend but have not yet got them uploaded yet because I had a test today and am worn out from the weekend. Hunter must have been too because my mom told me this evening that he went upstairs after lunch on his own with his blankets and laid down. So I'm off to bed and will hopefully get pictures uploaded in the morning. Got some almost great shots of all the twins yesterday. I think there might even be one of all of them looking.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is Risen!

Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God
Who takes away our sin
He came the sinless
Son of GodTo cleanse our hearts within
He hung upon the blood-stained cross
Thinking of you and me
Dying like some hardened criminal
His body in agony
His blood flowed down from the cross
His body tormented with pain
He cried out to His Heavenly Father
But it seemed no answer came
People stood and jeered at Him
Mocking to the end
Who Jesus was and why He came
They couldn’t comprehend
Their hearts were indifferent to the Lord
Their consciences grew ever cold
His mother watched on - unable to bear it
As the sword pierced through her soul
As you try to grasp this picture
The pain that Christ went through
Remember that day you were on His mind
He endured it all for you
Just so you could know His love
And forgiveness for your sins
To know His resurrection power
And to have His life within
He cares that much about your life
He endured the cross for you
Like those who jeered, or those who loved
With Jesus – what will you do?
© By M.S.Lowndes ~2006

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday - Easter

here's like the only shot I have from Easter 2007 when the boys were 18 months old. They had these really cute outfits but it ended up being too cold to wear them on Easter. Wierd since the year before they were able to wear the same type of outfits. But these were from our photo shoot right before Easter that year.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Way Back When-esday!

March 2007
18 months
Ethan is checking out the daffodils back when we lived in Salida. I love daffodils and was actually missing these flowers recently. We have a few here that have come up last month but nothing like those in Salida that would come up in February and last for a couple of months. So pretty they were and the boys loved smelling the flowers.
Check out osme more pictures from memory lane by heading on over to Twinfatuation

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby Picture Sunday!

So this week's theme is Creative Moments and even though I'm on a new computer with no old pictures on it I had a bunch I made over on my MySpace account to choose from. It was hard just choosing a few so I ended up with four this week. I use Paint Shop Pro XI to do my pictures.

If you couldn't tell from these ones and some other pictures I have on here I really like the b/w or sepia with color.
Head on Over and see Debi at Who Says 8 is Enough to see some more creative moments

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So Excited

So I called this week to get Ethan an OT eval because Hunter's OT thought it wouldn't hurt because she noticed some hesitancy when he came and worked out with Hunter a couple of times. Still waiting to hear back from them. Thats the one of the few complaints I have about Children's is that sometimes it takes a few times to get ahold of someone. Of course it seems like anytime I try and make appointments I end up playing phone tag with them.
I got a copy of the papers Hunter's SLP sent to the company for his talker which means they have the order and it should only take about 6 weeks to get it approved from Medicaid so he should have it soon.
Only 6 weeks left till graduation. Super exciting. Got my dress and shoes. I'll have to take some pictures later because they are awesome.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Magpie Designz in the Spotlight at Mulitples...and More

So I have found the place I will probably be getting my new necklace for graduation thanks to the awesome ladies at Multiples...and More.

Today they are spotlighting Magpie Designz. Great unique one of a kind jewelry can be found there. For more info check out their spotlight at Multiples...and More and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for this (which I'm hoping to win)

and if not I have the tough desicion of which one to buy including this one

or maybe this one

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Great Happenings in Blog Land

First off a great new blog to connect those of us blessed with Multiples

The ladies here are offering great info, interviews, reviews and give aways. Check them out this week for daily giveaways in celebration of opening up.
So far they have interviewed Cheryl Lage, author of Twinspiration (the one book I didnt find out about till the boys were past those stages but wish I would have) and fellow blogger over at Twinfatuation and she also owns Twinsights, site where she answers questions about parenting twins and shares exerpts from her book and pictures of her readers cuties. Today is review day featuring the DVD series Signing Time as well as a giving away the first volume to one lucky reader.
Coming up in May will be a fundraiser Blog Party in honor of Tuesday.
Learn more at Who Says Eight is Enough Gives Back

Way Back When-esday!

Ethan on the left and Hunter on the right

Oct 20005

1 month old

Okay I'm guessing on the dates here but it was sometime during their first month and a half. Maybe it was still September. I don't think we actually went anywhere but just enjoyed some warm weather for a few minutes while trying out our second hand double stroller. So tiny they were and funny that they both were trying to cover their faces. This is still in the period where it was harder to tell them apart. Thank goodness they wore different clothes because the one time they wore identical outfits my mom mixed them up and made me look twice at them.

check out more pictures from days of yester year by heading on over to Twinfatuation.