Wow--another month has gone by and no time for blogging! As always things here have been so hectic. It seems like we are always hurrying somewhere. Some of that has to do with having so much to do and some of it is just because it takes so much longer for us all to get in the car. :) Brian didn't finish school until June 18th and Derek is frantically trying to get his thesis done. He spends every second working on it and it's still only half done. Ugh! Can't wait until it's finished! Anyway, we'll start with the most recent and go back from there.
5 Months Old:
The twins turned 5 months old on June 26th. They had a Well Child Check on Thursday and here are their stats:
17.2 pounds, 75th %tile
26 inches long, 60th %tile
12.2 pounds, 3rd %tile
24 inches long, 10 %tile
As you can see they are doing very well. They are very smiley, happy babies. They smile at anyone that will look at them. They can roll over, although they don't do it very often, they can almost sit up, and they are really enjoying playing with the baby toys we have. They are beginning to eye our food and grab for it when we are eating. They can hardly wait until it's rice cereal time. One more month!
Here are some pictures that were taken on the day they turned 5 months old:
I LOVE this picture. We find them holding hands all the time.
Here are some random photos of the babies:
We thought this one was funny because they are laying exactly the same way.
We took this one to show off the hands.
Derek thought it was so funny to see his daughter just "racked out" on his bed so he had to take these ones.
The 4th of July:
Being so near to Washington D.C. we wanted to see the national capital's fireworks but we didn't want to fight the traffic and the mob of people. Being military we have access to military bases so we went to Bolling Air Force Base. It's right across the Potomac River from the National Mall. We had awesome seats with a great view and didn't have to fight the traffic or the mobs. The fireworks were very good. They were non-stop and like a constant finale from our home town. The actual finale had so many fireworks going off that it created a large plume of smoke. As the plume grew the fireworks slowly faded away behind it. The last few we only heard because the smoke was so thick. It was amazing! I got one picture and it's not so good. Sorry! But I wanted to watch the fireworks not take pictures. :)
While we were waiting for the fireworks they had activities going on around the base. The boys played one round of miniature golf. They all had fun and it was cute to watch them. Here is a slide show of some pictures I got:
Here are some photos we took while waiting for the fireworks to start:
My sisters have been visiting! My younger sister and her husband came out for a week to see the area, and of course us. My brother-in-law served his mission near here so he was excited to show the area off to his wife. This is my sister who also has twins (the kids all stayed home though) so she was excited to see mine. My youngest sister has also come to visit. She came to be Derek's "research assistant" to help him work on his thesis. She helps me with the kids too. :) We had lots of fun together and of course had a traditional midnight shopping trip to Wal-Mart. Of course we got matching shirts!
I have one other sister who was not with us. We missed her! Don't worry, Suzie, we got you a matching shirt too!!!
Timothy turned 3 at the end of June. Because we have been so busy we didn't get to celebrate it until about a week after the real date. Good thing he's only 3 and didn't realize it. But he had a fun birthday anyway. Here's a slideshow of of the event:
The boys have been taking swimming lessons. A sister in our ward teaches them at the home of another family in our ward that has a swimming pool. They have really been having fun and they are doing quite well. Brian is swimming he just needs to get the correct form down. Andrew and Timothy aren't far behind. Here is a slideshow of some pictures from the first day.
Timothy is getting quite the tan from being outside at the pool so much. With is blond hair he looks like a real little "beach bum."
More Critters in the Backyard:
The boys caught a frog in the backyard. They played with it all afternoon. We kept it in a jar over the weekend so Brian could take it to school for show-and tell. Then they took it back to the backyard and let it go.
Brian with his frog:
Letting the frog go. Can you see it?:
We see bunnies in our yard almost everyday. Here is one from a distance:
We have a lizard that lives somewhere near our back step. We see it often but haven't managed to get a picture yet. But it has a cool looking blue stripe on it's side.
As always it just wouldn't be a true mega-post without some Timothy shots. :)
Derek found him like this one day. I'm guessing he was looking for some clothes.
Oh we love our Timothy!! Actually, we love them all!!