Monday, May 18, 2009

11 Months

Can you believe it?!?Hudson and Henry are 11 months old today. Unbelievable.
What a lucky family we are...They are both standing now - but neither one is walking. Henry is getting close. Hudson still army crawls to get around. Henry has the crawling thing down pat. We've had to do some serious babyproofing around here. They also LOVE to eat - not baby food but real food. I just feed them whatever we're eating. Sometimes from a spoon - but they prefer to feed themselves with their hands. I don't mind the mess at all...but I can't say the same for my kitchen floor!Now that Henry and Hudson are moving and cruising the older kids really enjoy spending time hanging out in the babies room playing. They are constantly asking "Mom, are the babies sleeping or playing?" I even catch them hiding the babies in their own rooms to play.This is Hudson. He is hilarious! He recently learned to clap. I say "yay"- he claps. And grins...not just any old grin - it stretches from ear to ear. It makes me smile everytime.
He just learned to pull himself up to standing during the last week so he got lots of "YAYS" and lots of clapping. What a big boy! And Henry. Oh, Henry! Bender. Hender Bender. He is so darn cute with his new top teeth.
Be still my heart...
He does this thing when he's excited to see me he squeezes his eyes shut, shows his teeth, and breathes in and out of his nose really quickly. It works. I pick him up EVERY time.
What a love!
I'm coming out of the fog....the first year is a cloudy one with twins. Lots of joy, but so much work that my mind doesn't register much of reality. The fog is lifting.
We're looking forward to a magnificent summer ahead.
Happy 11 months babies!

14 comments:

Connie said...

Awwwwwww, how adorable they are! I love the one of their sweet little baby feet and also how you did some of the photos in black and white. I'm starting to like b/w photos also since I'm from the b/w era of photos! I do miss you and Tony. I still remember him so crisp in his white shirts like he just stepped out of a magazine. Kiss all the munchkins for me.
xoxo,
Connie

Laura said...

Oh, so very cute!!! I loved having you and all of your cute kids come to our home! You have the most darling children! I also think you are one of the most talented people I know. I love your photography, quilting/sewing (loved the towel you gave to Jayna), crafting...etc...the list goes on! And, how in the world do you find time to do it all!!! You are one AMAZING woman!!!!! Come see us again!!!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Sooo amazingly cute! Absolutely precious...love those little teeth :).

Collin & Elizabeth said...

The boys are getting so big! Love all the pictures! how cute!

twinzmama said...

They are sooo cute! I can't wait to meet them, I love the pics you take, you have great talent!

Stacey said...

Seriously? Eleven months already! WOW!!

They are too darn cute for words and you can see their little personalities already. "Hender Bender" too funny!

First year a fog, I can believe that and I don't have multiples. You're amazing... you know that, right?

~Stacey

Elizabeth Peterson said...

You have the cutest little boys! It is amazing how fast the time can go when you are so busy being a Mom. I love when they start developing their own unique personalities. The excited to see you faces sound so precious!

mom2kylonna said...

I cannot believe that they are almost a year old! Boy does time fly! :) The boys are so handsome and unique in their own ways. All of your children are just precious and we love you guys dearly!

DougandSheilah said...

So very cute. I don't know how you handle twins, but you go girl. We've had to do some rearranging to baby proof here too because Alexis it too mobil.

Emily said...

They are so adorable! Happy 11 months!

Amber H. said...

So first, I love that first b&w picture of the boys together. They are just so dang cute Mandy! I want to pick them up and squeeze and tickle them! I'm glad your older kids want to play with them now, I bet that helps a lot! I also am dying at those two cute little top teeth. Adorable! And I totally understand about the fog thing. It's funny you say that, because whenever people ask me about twins, I always say the first year was just a haze. I guess it's the same for all of us twin mommy's, except you have two sets. Holy smokes, I still don't know how you do it! One set just about does me in Ü

Mama Jenn said...

Oh, your babies are just so cute!!! By the way, you are the winner of my CURLS giveaway. CONGRATS!!!! I sent you an email requesting your mailing info!

amandajean said...

your little ones are adorable! you won the pattern giveaway on my blog. please send me your address and i will mail it out to you soon.

Loralee said...

They are adorable. Simply adorable.