Monday, August 31, 2009

7 Months Old

So we're bluffing here a little bit because we were on vacation when the babies turned seven months old, but here's their picture.

Olivia at 7 Months:
- You are on the move, rolling around to get to where you need to go.
- Sitting up and playing with everything.
- Eating a fruit and veggie/meat everyday. You do turn your nose up at green beans, peaches, and macaroni and cheese.
- Got your first 2 teeth. You've been a little out of sorts about it, but not too terrible.
- You're a talker and love to "preach" at anyone who will listen.

Hulse at 7 Months:
- You are still a pretty lazy boy and not too interested in being mobile. I think you think we're going to carry you everywhere you need to go for the rest of your life!
- Sitting up, reaching, and also playing with everything.
- Eating a fruit and veggie/meat everyday. Like your sister you don't want green beans, peaches, or mac and cheese.
- No toofers yet!
- Talking up a storm! On vacation you talked for at least an hour straight on the car ride.

Vacation 2009

We decided to bite the bullet and take a much needed family vacation to the Gulf. The most common reaction we got when people found out about the trip was "You're taking the babies?", and the answer was yes we decided to take the babies. Not to mention we went with some friends who also have a 7 1/2 month old. It's not much of a family vacation without the family, so we loaded up my parent's Tahoe with what seemed like our entire house and off we went. Turns out our babies are rock star travelers. They did so great the entire drive down. They slept, watched Nemo, Cinderella, and Praise Baby, or entertained themselves. We stayed out in Fort Morgan at the Gulf Shores Plantation and had a room right on the beach.The weather was great all week long and school has started for most kids so we really had the run of the place. The babies really enjoyed the beach. Olivia went right in the ocean and starting playing with Daddy. Hulse didn't like the waves or noise so he was content playing in/eating the sand. They both loved the pools and did well adjusting to the new surroundings. We went out to eat at night and they did great playing in their highchairs and watching people. We even got brave and headed to Foley for some outlet shopping one day and stayed from 9-4 without incident. Trey and I have decided that we are just blessed with some really great babies and we look forward to many more vacations!

Here are some pictures from the trip!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Toofer the Price of One

Yesterday morning we noticed that Olivia was drooling up a storm. She has not slept well at all the night before so we knew something was up. She also kept cramming anything she could get her hands on in her mouth and gnawing. Trey just happened to check in her mouth and our 7 month baby girl has her first tooth. We couldn't believe it. I'm sure she'll start asking for cookies any day now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Water Babies

You've seen the video now for the recap. We decided to take the babies to Scott, Donna, and Tanner's new pool to see how they would do in water bigger than the blow up pool in the backyard, and because mom and dad are always willing to test drive a pool!
Hulse and Livi, you did great! You really seemed to like the water and had no problem getting right in. You floated around in your boats but you also liked getting out and "swimming" around the pool. I've always heard that babies can take to water very naturally and Hulse you did that. Daddy took you out of your boat and you went straight to your belly and started kicking away. We have a future Olympic swimmer on our hands. We swam for over an hour and you both had a great time. I'm glad you liked it because mom and dad both love water. Here are some great pictures from the day.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


We've been in a bath tub.
We've been in a blow-up pool that is smaller than the bath tub.
But now we've finally been in a real pool!