Monday, November 19, 2012

7 Months-Lots to be Thankful for!

I've tried to take the boy's month picture on the same chair each month so that I can go back at the end of their first year and have a point of reference as to how much they've grown and changed. As you can imagine this month was more difficult to have them sit and stay still for the camera...what a bunch of clowns! They were both all over that chair in one fashion or another. By the end both babies were done with their photo shoot! Both happy babies are still doing great this month!
Here's what Ryan's been up to:
*early crawling (scooting a lot on his tummy, pulling with his arms, and pushing off with his feet).
*LOVES his bottle time!
*new nickname - wiggle worm
*high maintenance baby (HMB). Loves to be held, whines to be picked-up all the time.
*lots of talking but no true words yet.
*wants to move sooooo bad. Always on the go!
*first stomach bug this month, got it from Jacob.
*the picture doesn't do it justice but he has a double chin.
*we will be going to the pediatric dermatologist in December to have his birthmark looked at more closely (right wrist). It's gown since birth (but so has he) so our doctor wants to make sure everything is fine with it. Only 10% of Caucasian babies have Mongolian birthmarks, and luckily most go away by age 5.

Here's what Jacob's been up to:
*happy to sit and play or jump.
*LOVES his bouncer!
*new nicknames - J.J and Jakers
*low maintenance baby (LMB). Loves to sit and chill or bounce for that matter. 
*first spoken word this month...Dada!!
*had his first stomach bug-yuck! It's going to be really hard keeping one twin away from the other when it comes to times of sickness.
*LOVES to smile and giggle at Taylor all the time.
*still has hazel eyes!?!
*LOVES to giggle when kissed on the neck (funny video below).

 Wrestle time and a little bit of hair pulling...

Oh what trouble will the Curtis-Wellings boys get into together!?!
Is it nap time yet?
How do I get off of this thing? I'm ready to go!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Coming Full Circle

One evening when everyone was a little busy, Taylor said that he would go stay with Ryan, who had just woken up from a nap. While I was finishing up the bottles in the kitchen I could hear Taylor talking away at Ryan. When I finally peeked my head into the nursery, Taylor was quietly just reading Ryan a book. I said stay there I want to get my camera! Taylor then proceeded to jump into the crib to continue reading to him. What struck me most as a moment to capture forever was the book Taylor chose to read. It was a book we read to him as a baby. It was an amazing moment for me to watch our first born son reading to his baby brother. We are so proud of him and his reading and happy that he's beginning to share it with his brothers!   

Friday, November 2, 2012

October Randomness...

If I had to sum up my life right now the word randomness quickly comes to mind. It seems as though I'm running a marathon everyday to make it home to spend some time with ALL of these cuties. So here's a picture walk through some of the moments of the last few weeks.
Taylor was Robin Hood for his Kindergarten Nursery Rhyme Parade.
He was so proud of his costume! Thank you GeeGee!
Daddy came too!
Taylor was a Ninja for Halloween.
The twins were along for the ride on Halloween night-
they slept through the first block but were wide awake for round two! 
Brotherly LOVE!
Motherly LOVE x2!!
Nothing like a drooly, wet kiss from Jacob.
When will I get TEETH?