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Thursday, December 13, 2012

so far behind

I have not posted in a very long time, not since July.  Since then a lot has happened.  We went to Yellowstone as a family,  started building a home, Dallin started preschool, had Halloween, Thanksgiving, the twins got teeth, sat up on their own, started arming crawling...and so much more.  In November Joe got the okay from the surgeon to start lifting his kids again and bending.  Since November 13th, Joe has been picking them up, carrying them around and playing with them like he has wanted to for so long.   Also, helping around the house has picked back up again and I couldn't be more happy about that ;)  Joe has always done whatever he could to help, but having him back helping with so much around the house has got me smiling a lot these days.

In a nutshell, I would say the last 5 months have been quite eventful, emotional and amazing.  Watching our twins grow, learn and become aware of the world and each other has been a treat.  Dallin started preschool and is just doing better than I ever imagined.  He is such a smart kid.  He knows his letters and the sounds they make, he is learning to read two letter and three letter words and he is only 3!! I am so proud of him.  Just last weekend he was sounding out the work "kids" while we were driving.  Joe and I both looked at each other in awe, he read his first four letter word on his own!  He is just learning so much and I love love to see him grow.

I have so many pictures I want to post, but I will just post a few goodies.
 Dallin Started pre-shcool August 21st 2012. He has loved it so far.  Here are a few pics of his first day.

The twins just a few weeks ago.

 Daddy playing with his boys
 Such Handsome boys and one good looking daddy :)

 Spiderman is still rocking the costume
 Mommy-Dallin time.. We went to see Ice Age 3 and we got popcorn and candy.  It was a blast spending the day with him.

 For Thanksgiving Joe's parents Rob and Judy came.  We love them so much!!! We went skiiing with them the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Dallin skiied for the first time.  It was so adorable and so much fun to see him in his little ski's and get up.

 Dallin showing me is sweet "opening the back door" wedge position he learned in ski school.

 Hanging out in the condo at Snowbird after skiing.  It was so fun being all together.

 This was when the babies were 7 months old.

 Joe and Dallin eating "marshmallows" on the campfire Dallin made in his room.....can you see his campfire?  So creative this little boy.

 Joe standing in our house as it was framed.  It was pouring that day, but we didn't care, it was finally going up!
 Joe bought all the boys matching pj's and they love to wear them, well....I should say Dallin loves to wear them and demands to wear his matching one if either of the twins wear theirs to bed.

 Dallin's Halloween program....

 a few weeks back the twins were so tired as I drove around running errands for the house.  By the time I got home they were exhausted.  I laid them down, awake, on the floor to make their bottles.  By the time I got back, they were zonked out.  

 Halloween costumes

 Twins at 9 months, Dallin at 3 1/2.

 The first day it snowed Dallin and I went out in the snow and had a ball of a time....snowballs...get it?  haha, it was a blast just messing around with him and acting like a kid. We threw snowballs, made snow angels and Dallin even made his first snowman, shown below.

 Our house as it looked just a week ago December 5th.  It is coming along nicely and we are getting so excited!!!
 The boys and I hang out each day.  The twins are learning to feed themselves.  Most of it ends up on the floor and I wonder how much even made it to their mouths, but they are learning and soon they will be pros.  Dallin is a learning machine.  It seems like each new day brings on a host of new words, ideas and grammar for him.  It amazes me the intelligent and well put together ideas that flow from his mouth.  He is going to make a huge impact on the world someday, I just know it.

The twins are getting so big, in just a few short days they will be 10 months old.   10 MONTHS!! I can hardly believe it, and yet it is almost here.  Neither of them is crawling, which is fine by me.  Both started to army crawl about a day apart just a few days ago.  I will have to post a video of Matthew doing it.  It is hilarious.  

Things with us are wonderful, great and amazing.  We have our trials, our shortcoming to overcome and our heartaches, but life is good nonetheless.  This holiday season I vowed to focus on the best things in life, the good that has happened to me and my family.  I'm going to try harder to write down the things that happen in my life, with my boys and my day to day blessings.  I don't want to forget them in the years to come, for these days I am sure will be days I will look back on and wish to have again.  The best I can do is write as much as I can to remember it by when these boys are grown and having kids of their own.