Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Attempt at Holiday Photos

Being a photographer, you are always behind the camera...never in front! So my Mom met up with us in downtown Winter Garden yesterday for some cool family photos. Alan, April and Hayden also met us so mom could get some shots of them as well! They have really revitalized this area and it really shows! It's an old historic district so the buildings are old and aged which I just love! They have an old train and old tractors set up as well! It's a great backdrop for photos!

As expected the boys were not having any part of any kind of group photo with mommy and daddy! They wouldn't sit still for one second...not surprised! They were more interested in running up and down the sidewalk then exploring the Choo-Choo!! Oh well I think we got a few decent ones..I hope!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Quick Update

I just want to pop in and give a quick update because things have been crazy around here lately. I am up to my eyeballs in picture editing thanks to all of the mini sessions I did with the business. I had 6 families come out over two weekends and I have two more shoots this coming weekend as well as a newborn shoot on Wednesday. AAGGGHH!! I wish I could hire an assistant this week to help me!! Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining because busy means money and Lord knows we all need that these days!!

The boys are doing great! I think we are finally shaking the last of this cold/cough. I swear the nurses must be sick of me with as many times as I have called them over the last month now! We have just been doing the normal stuff lately with our playgroup! Daryl and I have taken the boys to a couple of art festivals over the last few weeks as well and that's really about it! I know, nothing spectacular or news worthy that's for sure:)

This week we are gearing up for Turkey Day! I am running my first 5K in over 6 years and I am not too happy about it! hahaha!!! We will be having Thanksgiving at my brother's house this year. That's great for us because the boys have a blast there with all of cousin Hayden's cool toys! They are entertained for hours which translates to mommy and daddy relaxing for hours:)

I know I won't have a chance to get on here anytime before the holiday so I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

18 mth Check up

We had the boys 18mth check up today and Thankfully Daryl was able to come with me! Going to the doctor is now quite a traumatic experience for all of us...including the staff!! The boys now know where they are and from the minute we enter the room it's full on pandemonium!! Screaming, kicking, name it!! This was the first appt. that Daryl had been to since the boys were just teeny tiny babies so it was good for him to see the HELL that I go through every time we go to the doctor!

The boys have both had colds now going on about two weeks. We took them in last week and was told the same old same old routine of humidifier, saline drops and lots of fluids. Well here we are another week later and still in the same boat. So my regular doc gave us some antibiotics to help kick this infection!

They are growing fantastically!! Here are their stats

Height-32.5 inches
Weight- 26.4lbs

Height-33.5 inches

They both grew about 3 inches from their 15mth visit and gained almost 2lbs!

This visit is also a developmental evaluation . We had to fill out this very involved questionnaire basically to see where your child is at with all his communication, gross motor skills and things like that. We were a little behind in a few areas, more Cameron than Carter but none the less we have some things we have to improve on. She did say that it's normal since they are only 16mths adjusted due to their prematurity but as a parent you never want to hear things like that. Honestly I know they are behind on talking but other things I think they are doing fine. We will re-evaluate the situation at 20mths and see how they are doing and to see if speech or some kind of other therapy is necessary.


On Monday I met up with some of my twin mommy friends for story time at Leu Gardens. They do it every first Monday of each month and the best part is that it's free! I knew we were in trouble when I pulled in to the parking lot and they were directing traffic! Once we got in it was total chaos for us! The boys don't handle crowds very well and this day was like no other! It was probably the worst I have ever seen them! I was mortified because everyone was staring at us and I could not get them to calm down. These are the days where having twins becomes very difficult! These are the kinds of things that parents of one child get to enjoy where as parents of twins do not! Days where I actually envy a mom that can do these kinds of activities and not have to try and calm two babies!
After story time we headed out to a local park where I surprisingly ran into my brother and my nephew so we had a little impromptu playdate with them too. We were all exhausted after we got home and I think the boys slept for like 3 hours! Guess we won't be doing that again anytime soon!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

We had a great time on Halloween this year! Not only was it the boys first time trick or treating (we didn't' take them last year) but the Gators beat the snot out of the Georgia Bulldogs and that always makes me happy!!! Once the game was over we got the boys all suited up in their Batman and Robin costumes and that didn't go so well. Carter hated Batmans wings so we had to tape them down. Neither one of the boys would wear their hats or masks but I knew that would happen! Once we got moving outside they loosened up and had a really good time. They were up way past their bedtime but managed to get up right on schedule...7am! I think it was because of the time change though! I hope everyone had a great Halloween! Enjoy the pictures:)