Bramell, Party of Five: July 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Six Week Update

Yes, it's been SIX WEEKS already! Time flies fast when you don't get any sleep! Since the last post was all about Becca, this one is going to be about Evan and Carley.

The kiddos are growing! We have moved them out of size newborn diapers and clothes. They are into Size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes.

They are maybe, sorta trying to start sleeping for longer stretches between, if that would stretch during the night, we'd be doing great! We're getting there...slowly.

They are both eating 4 oz. of formula. Much different from where we started, around .5 oz.

Evan and Carley are bunking together in one crib for now. In their own room. They are MUCH too noisy to be in our room; that only lasted for a couple of nights. Forget it!

Becca tells everyone that will listen this, "The babies cry a lot and wake me up." Well, join the club I say.

We have been asked about the products we are using, by our dear friends and family who still want to help out. We prefer Huggies diapers, Size1 now, and Similac brand formula. Carley is taking the regular Similac (blue can) and Evan takes the Sensitive formula (orange can). Just in case you are out shopping and get the urge to buy some formula, you know....wink, wink.

We had some company over the last couple of weeks. Lee's sister Dee came from Boise for a week--BLESSING!! Dee helped so much and let us get some much needed sleep. Then her daughter, Jennifer came for the weekend. We also saw Lee's other brothers Bernie and Rob and their wives for the weekend. It was a big crowd, but we were glad to see them all. It was the first time for them to see Evan and Carley and they all made sure to give them lots of lovin'.

Next to visit was TP. She, too, was a great helper for us. We managed to find time to get out in the garage and finally do some purging and organizing. And--yay--she and I snuck off to see Eclipse at the movies. Thanks, TP!

Sleeping Evan with Becca's boy twin doll.

Sleeping Carley with the girl twin doll.


* Shout out and many thanks to my BFF Lisa for loaning me all her baby boy clothes. We didn't have to buy a thing for Evan! Thank goodness for great friends.

Evan, must be thinking about what's for dinner....


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Little Nemo...

Just some pics of the fish in the family...

This is us with our instructor, April. Becca was shy the first day, but is warming up to her now.

She will be doing the triple lindy before we know it...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Swing Batter, HGH here.

Looks like our Big Girl is gonna be a slugger! We are so excited that she has taken to her tee ball set so well. When she got this for her birthday it was the first time she'd ever swung a bat, so she's really coming along great. This video was made a few weeks ago; she's really slugging it now. We practice in the backyard several times a week.

Thanks to Coach Dad for helping to perfect her "stance" and her smooth swing. LOL! What a hoot!

The sweetest thing you ever saw...

We had professional pictures taken when the kids were 14 days old. Nice story, here. Through my work I have become friends with the editor of Peekaboo magazine....a local publication. She told me right after the twins were born that she works with a professional photographer who wanted to offer us a free portrait sitting in order to work some twins into her portfolio. WOW! What a great opportunity! And we got some AWESOME photos to boot! This is the only one I have to share right now due to copyrights, etc. They are all over Facebook if you want to see more. Now we are going to go bankrupt from ordering pictures.

Thanks to Kimberly Ginn of Sweet Portrayal in Rogers. I highly recommend her to take photos of your kids or family. She was so nice and spent 2 whole hours with us to get the perfect photos of Carley and Evan.

Don't lie, we know you're jealous of us

Here is just one reason why I haven't taken a lot of photos for the blog. Not much material to work with. That, and it's hard to work the camera with a baby and a bottle in both hands.

Lee took Becca out for a walk last night. I was hanging out with the babies. Turn up your sound. The little babes are 3 weeks old!

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