Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Back to Luke Bear - that child cracks me up. He is adorable, determined, charming, athletic and loves Thomas the Train. His name means "light" and my prayer for him is that others are drawn to the light that shines bright inside him. That they are attracted to him not just because he is cute (and man is he cute) or because he has a great sense of humor, but because he has a love for our Lord that draws others to him. I pray that his love for his Savior & his relationship with his God is strong and deep. That he is able to articulate that love and share it passionately with others. I want him to be clothed with compassion, kindness, gentleness and strength. And I pray that he always has a strong connection with his family and always loves his big brother as much as he does now.
Those are some big prayers for such a little boy. Good thing they are reaching the ears of a mighty God! And I pray that our mighty God will guide this momma and continue changing her so that she would be an example of all the qualities I pray for in my babies. Change me Lord, change me.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
My sister left for college this year and they are officially "Empty Nester's"! I can't even imagine what that would be like!?!
I read somewhere that they should be starting to try and mimic facial expressions about now...my girls are right on track.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Lily Kate asking her sister to, "please be quiet. It's my turn to coo."
I love how they have their limbs on top of each other.
This is the day that Lily found her hand. She still hasn't figured out how to control it yet!
They tend to make these big eyes...I can't imagine why living in this household!
Here are our little girls looking super sweet and sleeping peacefully. They still sleep in the same crib and even though I often put them on opposite sides of the crib, when I go to get them in the morning, they have usually scooted close to each other in the night.
They still sleep swaddled and these blankets were made for us by a good friends mom. They are huge and wonderful!
The Girlfriends are sleeping great at night. We usually put them down sometime between 7:30-8 pm, "dream feed" them at 10 pm and they usually stay asleep until sometime between 7-8 am. They take 3 2hr. naps during the day and 1 cat nap during the dinner hour.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Can you tell who is who???
Lily Kate on top and Ella is the bottom picture.
Did you get it right?
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Ella on the left and Lily Kate on the right. They are getting much easier to tell apart these days. For me anyway. Joseph is still often confused by which is which!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Caleb really is turning out to be one awesome big brother to his baby sisters! I really rely on his help - getting diapers/wipes, checking to see if they are crying, holding the pacifier in their mouths when they are fussy, holding one while I am taking care of the other one, and helping me with Luke. When the boys wake up in the morning one of the first things they do is find the girls to kiss them and say good morning. It is quite a sweet moment. That moment is usually interrupted by them arguing over which one is their baby.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I love how the girls make eye contact while they are feeding. And I'm glad that Joseph gets to experience it occasionally.
Caleb wanted to get in on the feeding action as well. He thought it was so cool to feed the girls and even commented, "Now you don't have to feed the girls anymore." Actually Buddy, I do. I asked a fellow mother-of-twins today how much they spend in formula for the twins monthly...yeah, it was more than we can spend! So for now we will continue nursing!!
Here is Mr. Big Shot feeding both girls at the same time...and who says men can't multi-task! (I do!!)
Saturday, August 11, 2007
- "I need that car, Caleb." The one specific one that Caleb happens to be holding and Luke wants.
- "I need some M&M's."
- "I need some soda. Not water, I need soda."
- "I need Mc Donalds."
My reply is either "Need is an interesting word Luke" or "That is an interesting way to use the word 'need' Luke". So today I hear Luke say, "Caleb I need the shot gun" to which I hear Caleb say, "Need is an interesting word Luke". I guess they do listen to me sometimes!