Camping Weekend at Port Severn

August 24, 2007

We had a lovely time as a family taking our pop-up trailer for the first time with the six of us. Cousin Laura joined us for the trip, adding some welcome helping hands!

erin and lauraliam soccer ballcaiti pb sandwichmeg and gwen in trailerreadingAngelic familyLittle angels

The twins enjoyed their first time in the water . . .

meg feetgwen feettwins in water

The kids enjoyed the sun and swimming . . .

liam lounge chairCaiti sunbathingSunbathing

And everyone conked out afterward!

conked out in carSleeping beauties

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Big Baby Girls

August 24, 2007

The twins have been developing by leaps and bounds this summer, and since it’s been such a long time since I’ve updated this blog, you will see a huge difference in the twins.

Now they spend lots of time sitting up and taking notice in their bumbo seats . . .

Meg bumboMeg & Gwen in bumbos 2

Meg and Gwen in bumbos

Meg BumboGwen Bumbo

Trying to crawl . . .

Making friends . . .

Liam and MegCaiti & GwenMeg chewing on Gwen’s arm

Having their first tastes of baby cereal . . .

Meg cerealGwen cereal

And generally having fun!Gwen teddy bear suitMeg glassesGwen glassesMeg and Gwen cudding 2Meg and Gwen cuddling

Visit to Toronto

July 8, 2007

We had a nice weekend in Toronto last week, visiting Great Grandma Sherman, Auntie Gail, and Uncle Gary. It made for some good photo ops . . .

3 girls

Caiti’s snowsuit

And we also made a little trip to Pickering and Ajax where we took some pictures of Erin’s old house on Banner Crescent, and Erin’s old school Lakeside P.S.

31 Banner Cres

Lakeside

Lakeside Park

Caiti’s Birthday

July 7, 2007

Caiti enjoyed a Princess party last Friday, June 29th, and since it was her third birthday, we had her first party with friends. The girls (and Liam) had fun playing dress up in the backyard.

Caiti’s party 3

Caiti’s Party 2

Caiti’s party

Auntie Boo (Kevin’s sister Dianna) made a fantastic castle cake, and of course it had to be purple.

Castle cake

Later that evening we had another “party” for Caiti when we went down to Great Grandma Sherman’s house, where she showed us, painstakingly, exactly how old she is now.

I’m three

chocolate cake

Busy weeks

June 27, 2007

Things are getting busier as summer approaches. Soon Caiti will be 3 and Liam will be home from school every day.

The twins continue to grow rapidly. At last weight, Meg was 10 lbs 6 oz, and Gwen was 11 lbs 3 oz. They can now hold up their heads well, smile and coo, which is a delightful stage for all of us.

Mommy and twins

Twins in dresses

Gwen in hat

Meg Smiling

Gwen eyes

Meg thumb

Two are better than one

Liam and Caiti remain busy as always, keeping us on our toes.

Kids in Tshirts 2

Kids in Tshirts

Kevin had a nice Father’s Day, though even that is busy with four kids! The children all showed him their appreciation in their own way.

Father’s Day

Sunday at the Park

June 12, 2007

We had a lovely time yesterday at the Barrie waterfront. The babies hung out in the stroller . . .

twins in stroller

Gwen stroller

Meg stroller

While Liam and Caiti played at the park — Caiti was very brave climbing the REALLY high slide . . .

High slide

Running around the sprinkler park cooling off . . .

Caiti sprinkler

Liam sprinkler

Liam and Caiti sprinkler

And after all of it, they dried off in the sun!

Sunbathers 2

Sunbathers

Saturday afternoon

June 9, 2007

Some family cuddles . . .

meg

gwen

kisses

And the big kids cozy up in Caiti’s new dollhouse that Kevin found at a garage sale.

dollhouse

Precious Moments

June 4, 2007

We’ve had a few moments where we just had to capture our little ones just being cute.

If you look closely at this picture, you’ll notice that Gwen has pulled Meg’s strap off her shoulder. OH, MY!

Gwen undressing Meg

Kevin also took these pictures of Gwen after a late evening feeding — so precious!Gwen sleeping

Gwen feet

Meg and Gwen’s Dedication

June 4, 2007

Yesterday we dedicated the twins to Christ. It’s been a tradition in our family, but more than that. It’s a public declaration of our intention to raise our children in the Lord.

The babies behaved beautifully — slept through the whole thing!Gwen dedication

Meg Dedication

2 Months Since the Twins Came Home

June 1, 2007

Wow, it’s been a crazy 2 months! It seems we’ve hardly had a moment to breathe this spring. But I guess that’s what you’d expect having twins. After a month of trying to nurse the babies and backtracking farther and farther, we decided to give up. Thankfully, we have a freezer full of pumped milk and a free supply of formula from our doctor. Without that, we’d be up a creek!

Meg and Gwen on backs

Lovey dovey

The twins are now 8 weeks corrected age, and 4 1/2 months actual age. At last weight, Meg was almost 9 lbs, and Gwen was 9 1/2. They are growing like crazy, so we expect to hit the 10 lb mark very soon.

Meg bobblehead

Gwen bobblehead

They are getting strong — strong necks and strong lungs! Imagine a fussy baby times two and you have a recipe for pulling out of the hair. But we try to enjoy the good times, and take a little time with the other little darlings!

Caiti and Liam headlock

Liam and Caiti sprinkler