Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Bridget and Ethan!!!

Yesterday, September 26 was Bridget's and Ethan's 1st Birthday!!!!!!!! More later with more pics!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hey Mom

Hey Mom! Look at me I can stand now too! I love it! I can also walk across all the furniture and I love to try to block Ethan from where ever he is going. Aren't I so cute!

Hey Mom, I'm cute too take my picture!!!!
On another note, this is the new way Bridget has started sleeping. She now cuddles her dolly! That is the cutest little girl thing ever.

Soon It will be their birthday, I can't believe it. A few thing going on here. Bridget and Ethan were very sick with a terrible cold last week, it was very scary for me. With them being Preemies its a little more serious sometimes with breathing issues. But, they are finally feeling better. We also started going to Gymboree this month. (which I'm sure is how they got sick :) ) but other that that, we love it! They are all over the place crawling up ramps and stairs and down slides, dancing to music, and even parachute time. Its really great to see them exploring and interacting with other kids. They are in a 10-16 month class so they are a little behind and look younger than any of the other kids, but the teacher does a great job of really making it relaxed and do everything in your own time. Its great, really a highlight of our week!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Baby Heidi

At the end of July my cousin Tony and his wife Amy welcomed a baby girl to their family, Heidi Chavez. At the end of August they came home to visit for a few days and we are able to go up to my Aunts house in Fontana and celebrate Heidi and also Tony's graduation from BYU! Heidi is adorable, so tiny and cute! We had a lot of fun playing outside in their big backyard. Congratulations Tony and Amy!!!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

11 months

At the end of August, Bridget and Ethan turned 11 months! I can't believe it! Mostly because no one really says 11 months, they usually go with almost a year to explain this age. This has been such a light year time, I can't gt my mind around them being almost one. I think we have had a fun month. a trip to the beach, lots of swimming at Grandparents house, busy with therapy, and really hitting some milestones. Both babies are pulling themselves up to standing, and moving across the couch. They are eating more solids and working on those finger foods. Bridget had her two middle bottom teeth in and is getting the two top canine teeth. She will be chewing in no time at all. Ethan is getting one of his bottom front teeth! He is no longer toothless McGee, which I like to call him. They are both moving all over the house and getting into everything, Its great!!! I can't wait to see what they are going to do next.! They love to go outside our house and play in the little park in the evenings, here are a few pics we were able to take.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Beach

Last month we took another day trip up to Carpenteria Beach. We love it so much and always have a good time.

Ethan loved to play in the sand! And loved to make "mean" faces at me

A boy and his Dad, what could get any better then that.
Bridget likes to look at the sand from a safe distance.
So much fun!
Bridget did get out onto the sand for a little while to play with Dad.

But in the end she was too tired, she snuggled up with her Grandma and passed out. It was such a beautiful and fun day.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Crawling, Standing, and Cruising

Here is a little update on the progress around here. Bridget has been army crawling for about a month and a half now. She loves it! She gets around everywhere. Ethan had not mastered it until recently. He has other ideas of thing to work on. He can not successfully get himself into sitting, this has taken much practice and persistence. The poor boy spends most of the day trying to do it all himself and he does not give up until he masters it. Bridget is still working on it with the help of her physical therapist, Julie. So, up until a few weeks ago I have had only one baby on the move, it was tricky but do able, boy did I not know what was coming. Ethan started army crawling and then about a week later he started full crawling on his hands and knees as fast as he can, with no problems at all. And he was everywhere!!! That day I ran around after him, moving everything that wasn't nailed down to the floor. By the end of the day I was exhausted. That evening I was replaying the day to Joseph, feeding Bridget her bottle on the couch, and up crawls Ethan, puts his hands on the top of the couch and boom standing!!!!! Not only standing but side stepping he way towards me! He is now pulling himself up in everything and loving every minute of it. I am glad to day that this week Bridget is now pulling up to standing as well! I don't have a picture yet but I'm working on it.