Archive for June 2009

Beach Boys

June 28th, 2009 — 4:20pm

We visited Matthew’s Beach park again this weekend. The weather was lovely and the water had warmed up enough to allow for the boys to…. TOUCH THE WATER! Enjoy the images of their first real encounter with the beach.

They got utterly soaked and covered in sand. It was the world’s best water table! Good thing we have tiny bathing suits handed down to us from Gavin.

Other notable things this week:

- Milo knows where his toes are. And your toes. We discovered this when I asked Milo if he wanted toast and he laughed and pointed to his feet.

- The boys really like spicy food. They rebelled against bland potatoes and toast and I, frustrated, put spicy black beans and SoyRizo on their trays. And they loved it!

- I have discovered a deep and lasting love for baking muffins. We’ve had several batches lately, but the best is this Morning Glory recipe. I swapped the white flour for whole wheat, and cut the sugar in half. Next time I’ll add some shredded zucchini and some chopped dates.

- No more bottles! We finally made the switch to sippy cups. Yay!

- The boys have been watching Michael Jackson videos all weekend with us. Milo’s favorite is Billie Jean from Mowtown 25 and Levi likes Workin Day and Night (there are so many endings to this performance even Michael gets confused!).

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A Trip to Magnussen Park

June 23rd, 2009 — 12:48am

We all had a little coffee before we headed off to Magnussen Park.

Levi says “HAAAIIIIGH!!!”. The way the iPhone camera warps close-ups makes this photo even sillier.

Pileup on the slide. Traffic was rerouted for hours.

Boy in a bubble.

Contemplative Milo.

Mommy and Milo having a walk.
There was a Humane Society adopt-a-thon going on at the park… we very nearly came home with a five year old Beagle named Beau.

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On The Move

June 17th, 2009 — 2:33am

Here is a list, in no particular order, of the boys’ favorite things this month: Stairs, lights (any kind of light at all), aiplanes, stairs, Mommy, swinging, pulling hair, reading books, stairs, and Daddy.

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15 Month Old Check Up

June 3rd, 2009 — 11:17pm
We took the boys to their 15 month checkup today. Ok, we were a little late late on this one. Shut up! You try raising twins! Ahem… anyhow.

All anyone wants are the details and photos, so I’ll quit the editorializing and get down to biznatch.

Weight: 25 lbs (50th percentile)
Length: 313/4 inches (50- 75th percentile)
Head circumference: 47.8 cm (50 – 75th percentile)

Weight: 23.15 lbs (25- 50th percentile)
Length: 31 inches (25- 50th percentile)
Head circumference: 47 cm (25- 50th percentile)

They were champs even though they got two shots today! They got chicken pox and the DTAP vaccines.

The doc said they were growing really well. He watched them walk and said they were walking just right. Milo’s bow legs will probably straighten out over a few years. And there is even a pretty good chance that their outie belly buttons (caused by small umbilical hernias) will turn into innies.
Other things we might see soon…
- Removes articles of clothing
- Has four to ten words
- Points at objects and names body parts
- Shakes head “no”
- Kicks and throws a ball
- Draws “pictures”
- May sort shapes and colors
- Shy with strangers
- Uses “no” and “mine” to asset independence.
- Hits / bites if excited, frustrated, or having difficulty communicating
In other news… Want to know what an angel looks like when he sleeps?

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