Today was our first taste of rice cereal. Granny fed us both our very first bites while Mommy tried to capture it on film! Hmmm...interesting texture and no taste. We might stick to our bottles, but perhaps we will try the cereal again tomorrow. Nanny came to visit us today because she won't get to see us for the two weeks we are in Pensacola. We went with Mommy, Nanny and Granny for tacos and then we took our first trip to Trader Joe's. There is something there called Two Buck Chuck and Granny needed some before we get on the road! Mommy said this was our first of many trips to TJs for Two Buck Chuck :) This afternoon we got to sit in the hammock with Granny and swing for a minute. We also got to go to a birthday party today (well, sort of). Mommy and Daddy's friends, Bob, Anne Forrest, Will and Bess came to meet us. Tomorrow is Bob's birthday so we all went out for pizza and then came back to the house for cake and ice cream. We also really liked being passed around from person to person! It was such a fun day.....
Thursday, April 29, 2010
We went to our 6 month check-up today and got excellent reports! On all three measurements (length, weight and head) we were actually on the growth chart for 6 month olds and average or above for 3.5 month olds (our corrected age). Today was the first time we were on the chart for our real age. Mommy was much more excited about this than we were though. We did get our shots which wasn't fun but other than that everything went fine. We also get to try rice cereal now so Mommy will start that tomorrow while Granny is here to clean up the mess! This afternoon Mommy had to run an errand so she left us with Granny outside getting some fresh air. We were supposed to be helping her fold clothes but we just hung out while she folded! That's about it from today.....
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
We had such a fun day today....we don't even know where to begin! This morning we took our first trip to the library! Building Blocks is a program that the library offers every week. There are so many libraries near our house that we could go three days a week, but we thought we would start with one today while Granny was here to help. There were toys on the floor for all the kids to play with, then they put lots of books out for Mommy and Granny to read, and then we sang some songs. It was a great time! Then for lunch Emily and her mommy came and had lunch with us and then played for a little while. Later Mommy and Daddy's friend, Jillian, came over with treats for the big people. She had a present for us, too, but she accidentally left it at home! There are lots of pictures from today. It looks like Garet really got worn out! We will see you tomorrow......
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
So today was a very long day but a good one. Kitt had three appointments with the lady who makes eyes. She said for a baby Kitt did so great! She hardly cried at all. The new eye still has a little bit of tweaking (like the color and the pupil size) but it does look good. Granny took very good care of Garet while Mommy and Daddy were busy with Kitt and even took her over to have tea and cake with Miss Phyllis next door. Mommy and Kitt joined them later for some tea and cake, too. Granny took us all out to dinner at Shorty's to celebrate the new eye. It was a lot of fun although we got tired and fell asleep at our celebration!!!! Mommy tried Garet out in the new bath seat. We think she will like it when she gets a little bit bigger. Speaking of baths, we had good weight gain. Kitt weighs 12 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces and Garet weighs 13 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces. We're going on a little excursion tomorrow to a place we have never been so stay tuned....
Monday, April 26, 2010
Today Kitt had an exam under anesthesia which went really well. The doctor was pleased with the way her eye has healed and he said she is good to go for her getting her prosthetic eye tomorrow. We will be with the ocularist most of the day tomorrow for three separate appointments but at the end of the day, Kitt will have her new eye! We had an uninvited visitor today in the front yard. A big black snake was curled up by the driveway. We had a picture but Daddy deleted it before Mommy could download it (and she was not happy about that!) It wasn't poisonous luckily...just in case when we get big we decide to become friends with visitors like that. The pictures of us below are us playing with the Dr. Seuss characters that Great Aunt Bonnie gave us. We were really laughing and smiling at them because Granny was making them talk to us for so long! Tonight Garet got tickled in the tub and just kept laughing. We had never heard her laugh so much! Tonight Garet weighed 13 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and Kitt weighed 12 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces. We will see you tomorrow!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
So this morning when we woke up Granny was here! We were very excited to see her and had a fun day visiting. We also had some other visitors today, too. Daddy's friend from college, Joni, and her son, Christian, came to meet us. Today was our 6 month birthday so we took pictures in our birthday crowns, of course. You can also see that we are ready for the beach with our shades. Remember that Kitt has a procedure tomorrow so remember to pray for her. We have to be there at 6AM and we're not sure how long it will take but as always we will let you know how it goes here on the blog.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
So contrary to Grandpa's opinion, we have been so busy sleeping today!!! We did not wake up today until 10:45 this morning. We took a few naps and just hung out around the house because of the rain. Here are some pictures! We are very excited about Granny coming to see us tomorrow and to help out for when Kitt has her procedures this week. We wonder if we will be able to sleep :)
Friday, April 23, 2010
We had a surprisingly busy day. Mommy and Aunt LeAnn woke us up at 9AM to feed us and then we ate again while Aunt LeAnn was still here. That way, Mommy would have help for the first two feedings of the day. We were sad to tell Aunt LeAnn good-bye, but we will see her again in May and then she moves back to Georgia! We went to the park and walked around for a while and then came home. We were really good girls while Mommy cleaned the house (sort of) for the next visitors coming this weekend! Tonight we went on a family date. Where to you ask? The Taqueria, of course, but this is the first time we have been there together. It was delicious as always. The camera is in another part of the house right now so Mommy said she will put up the pictures from today on tomorrow's post. Hope you don't mind! Our weights tonight are not much different: Garet is 13 pounds, 1 ounce and Kitt is 12 pounds, 7 ounces. See you soon!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
We went to the zoo today! Emily and her mommy invited us to come with them and it was so much fun. We didn't really know all that was going on but it sure seemed like a really long walk. We did see some animals and took some pictures. Emily got to get out of her stroller and walk some. We bet next year that will be us and Mommy will have to be running around to keep up! Mommy woke us up at 9AM to get us fed and then we went right back to sleep. She woke us up again at noon so we would eat and get ready for the zoo. After about two hours of the zoo we came home, ate and then Garet took another nap! Kitt didn't seem very tired so she and Mommy spent some time together on the couch. The video is from Kitt talking and laughing! Tonight Mommy went to have dinner with some other mommies who have twins so Daddy and Aunt LeAnn were in charge! Everything went great, of course! Also in the mail today, we got brand new floats with sun canopies for the swimming pool and we each got our very own pair of baby sunglasses! We can't wait to try them out....maybe in just over a week when we go to Pensacola for a visit.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
So we had some special surprises today! The first was lunch and a cupcake with Adeline and her mommy. Adeline was one of our very first friends in the NICU. She has gotten so much bigger, too, and we are glad she is doing well. Then this afternoon Aunt LeAnn came to see us again! We were excited to see her and look forward to spending some time with her while she is here. Mommy weighed us tonight and our weights might look like they've gone down but let us explain. One night Mommy weighed us right after we ate which made us seem a lot heavier than we really are. All that being said, Garet weighs 13 pounds even and Kitt weighs 12 pounds, 4 ounces. We are going somewhere new and special tomorrow so be sure to check in to see where we went!