Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

The girls are now 10 months old. We can't believe how fast the time has gone. Lila has 2 teeth now and Zella has one. They can each stand on their own for a brief moment, Zella stands just a little bit longer.
Over the last few weeks, since the family reunion, the girls got sick for the second time with a cold. Daddy went on a business trip to California and came home sick too. Finally, everybody is well and getting better sleep.

Today we took the girls to the Dallas Zoo. They seemed to really like the flamingos, probably because they were "pretty in pink." They also liked the kangaroos or anything that moved or was big. We are looking forward to taking them many times again as they grow.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Where'd the Time Go?

Wow. Somehow it's been over a month since we posted last. Where does the time go?

So, obviously, a lot has happened in the last month - is there ever an uneventful week when you have twins ;-)

They had their 9 month checkup, and Lila is 15lbs and Zella is 17lbs! They are growing so fast!

The girls are getting around great crawling, and they are pulling up every chance they get, practicing their standing. Every now and then one of them will let go thinking that they will be able to balance on their own (usually whenever Mommy and Daddy are out of arm's reach), only to fall flat on their face or back when they can't. As much as we hate to see them fall and get hurt, I guess the school of hard knocks is still one of the best teachers.

Last week, Lila got her first tooth! And her second is already showing below the gums. She's constantly feeling at her tooth with her finger, like she doesn't quite know what to think of it. We don't see any teeth showing under Zella's gums yet, but I'm sure they'll probably surprise us and pop out anytime too!

Just a couple of days ago, the girls started chasing each other around the room, laughing and giggling all the while. It was the cutest thing we've ever seen. Now they love (!) this game, and especially love it when Mommy gets on her hands and knees and chases them too! Tonight, on the way to bed, they raced up the stairs with Mommy chasing them (yes, Daddy was there too, making sure no one fell backwards). That's the second time that they made it ALL the way up the stairs (quite a long way for little arms and legs!). Now they just need to figure out how to go down (the slow way; I'm sure they could figure out the quick way ;-) but that one would hurt a little...).

Last night, we posted some new pictures, so feel free to go check them out.

Today we went to Oklahoma for their first (annual) Family Reunion at Lake Murray. Obviously everyone was oohing and ahhing over them :-) They had a great time too, studying all of their relatives and trying to figure out who looked most like Daddy ;-) We enjoyed it too, but wish that we could have visited with everyone more (we were a little too busy with babies).

On the way home, we stopped at Whataburger, and Zella decided she wanted to try a bite of Daddy's chicken strip, so she did! Lila decided she wanted in on the action too, but then decided that chicken was to bland for her Princess taste buds ;-) She'd rather stick to her fruit and sweet potatoes.

Well, we're EXHAUSTED! So we're going to bed now.

Hopefully it won't be another month before we post again!