A year ago the thought of having one year olds seemed forever away. Now, it is here and I can hardly believe it. They have grown and changed so much! Check out this Flipagram of how much they have changed over the year!
Their first birthday party is Sunday. I will most definitely post the pictures. We are expecting A LOT of family and friends to come and help us celebrate their first year of life. It should be a lot of fun!
I guess I will do their 12 month update. I guess this is the last monthly update. I am going to have to get better at this structured blogging now since I won't have a specified reason to blog once a month. Ha!
Both twins are becoming quite the grown people! They need to stop!
-One bottle a day...night time bottle. We haven't tried getting rid of it yet since it really helps with the bedtime routine.
-All table foods now
-We started mixing whole milk with their formula and now they are almost all on whole milk. Within a couple days, I expect no more formula!! Woo-hoo!!
-Both wear size 3 diapers and 12 month clothing. Max is almost in shoes size 4, Harper is a size 3.
-Just went through another round of antibiotics for ear infections...same one since April for them. The tube surgery can't come soon enough!
Let's start with the princess of the family, Miss Harper, whom I lovingly call "Harpy" "Harps" or "Booger". I probably should stop because these names might stick.
She was our first walker. She still has to be coerced into doing it and won't just stand up and walk across the room. Her preferred method of travel is crawling but she can walk. Yes, she might resemble a drunken sailor but still walking, nonetheless.
She has 4 teeth still...but this morning has 2 more top ones coming in but haven't broke skin yet.
She is at least 21 pounds but we go for our check up next Thursday for the official.
She sleeps well at night and takes 1 long (1-2 hours) nap in the day.
Harps loves to kiss. She gives big open mouthed kisses and says "Awww" afterwards because that is, of course, what we say when she gives kisses.
Harpy is also a great eater. She eats slow and steady but will clear her plate guaranteed. Her favorite foods are watermelon, any type of bread, vanilla wafers, peas, and bananas.
Harper talks up a storm. Sometimes to her brother, sometimes to herself while she is playing, and other times to us. She really gives us the business...if only we knew what she was saying! Her new words from last month are: "Ball" "Doggie" something that resembles "Max" and more that I must be forgetting.
She is so loving. I know I say that but she really is. Yes, she has bitten Max! But I swear, she normally is very sweet.
Now for our ornery, silly boy, Mr. Max. I can't get enough of this boy!
Max is so stinkin cute that he gets away with a lot from Mama. I need to stop because I am creating a monster. He is into everything. Literally. He has no fear and will crawl on top of anything to get something he is determined to get. He will push anything out of his path. We refer to him as "Max Chaos" sometimes. He is non stop. He doesn't stop moving. He goes and goes until he sleeps and gets up to do it all again.
He is pure boy. He loves throwing things. This started with teaching him to throw balls but has opened his eyes that everything can be thrown. He examines things really closely to see how they work and operate. This especially applies to his cars. He loves cars. He will push them around the house saying "Vroom" for a long time. It is our quiet time because we don't have to look our for the destruction that usually follows him. Ha!
He has 7 teeth and one more getting ready to break through. They all just popped up so quickly this time!
Max is also a big kisser. He will pucker up and kiss. He loves to kiss his sissy but sometimes that turns into biting sissy. He has left some marks. We tell him no firmly and distract him. I have a feeling we are going to have to start taking people's advice and bite him back. I hate to do that though!
He wears around 20 pounds but, again, we will see on Thursday.
He also loves to eat. His favorite is pancakes, bananas, animal crackers, graham crackers, pasta, mandarin oranges, or pretty much anything. He hasn't really met a food he hasn't liked!
Max is quieter when it comes to talking. He will occasionally babble a bit. His new words from last month "Doggie" "Ball" "Throw" and more.
Max still hasn't ventured past the 3-4 step mark on walking. He is so much faster crawling. If he is holding onto one of our hands, he nearly runs across the room but can't stand still long enough to do it himself. He just doesn't have the patience for it. We keep working with him and hopefully he will gain the confidence to do it on his own soon.
We get Max's haircut today!! We will have pictures of that too.
They are just the loves of my life. Here are a few pictures from the last month. And look for birthday pictures soon!
|Not having the before church pic|
|Practicing their cake eating skills|
|This is how you do it when your hands are full of cookies!|
|Happy 4th of July|
|Riding the horsey at Mamaw & Papaw's|
|Riding the horse at our friend's|
|Riding the train|
|There's a really cool mini railroad. The rides are $.50. They loved it!|
|The family on the train|
|In our pool on the deck|
|Loving the water gun|
|More pool time at our friends|
|Still from the train|
|A break from swimming|
|All their friends|
|Trying on gear for his party! Ha!|
|Why he needs a haircut!|
|Last month picture!!|
|It was so hard to keep them still!!|
We went to Portrait Innovations as a last minute decision to get their one year pictures made. It wasn't an awful experience for a cheap walk-in place. Here are a few shots from there: