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Sunday, October 17, 2010

8 Months Old and the State Fair

Our picnic spot at the fair

Brooklyn and SueSue

Tayden and Daddy

Mommy's fried butter - YUMMY!

Brooklyn was asleep and then not three minutes later....

She was awake and Tayden was asleep.  The fair wore them out!!!

With Big Tex

Daddy and SueSue's Funnel Cake

Brooklyn and the cow

The longhorn

Tayden's first nap in his crib

Brooklyn's first nap in her crib

It is so hard to believe, but tomorrow the twins will be 8 months old!  Time has flown by!  As of this evening, Brooklyn is weighing in at 19.2 pounds and Tayden is weighing in at 18 pounds.  Brooklyn is enjoying solids more, but the trick is not to put her in the high chair.  She will eat as long as she is in her bouncy seat.  She is eating from 1/2 - 1 whole jar a day.  Tayden will eat his solids anywhere and is wiping out 2 jars a day.  We have moved bedtime up a little to between 9-10.  The babies will then sleep about 12 hours until 9 or 10 the next morning.  This routine is working very well for us!  At night we have a few hours after the babies are asleep to straighten up or catch up on tv. 
The twins successfully survived their first trip to the fair.  They didn't want to miss a thing!  We visited the barns, Big Tex, the auto shows, and most importantly got to sample all of the newest fried masterpieces.  Between Tim, SueSue, and I we had fried Frito Chili Pie, a hamburger and fries, fried butter, and a funnel cake.  It was delicious!!!  The twins were great and rode along in their stroller without making a peep.  We took them out in the barns so they could get up close and personal with the animals.  Tayden didn't even seem to notice them, but Brooklyn studied them very closely.
We are still waiting on our insurance company to precertify the twins for the synagis shot.  We also found out about a foundation that offers grants to cover the 20% of the shot that insurance doesn't.  We applied and should hear back in a week or so to see if we were selected. 
Tayden is now sitting up on his own!  He gets a little too excited at times and will topple over, but for the most part he remains upright.  Brooklyn is now moving from sitting to being on her tummy.  She is able to push up on all fours but gets pretty frustrated when she can't move any further.  It is hilarious to put them side-by-side on the floor.  Tayden will pick up a toy and Brooklyn will take it away, so Tayden will picks up another toy and Brooklyn will grab it as well.  She will even pull his paci out of his mouth if he gets close enough.
We are so happy to be celebrating the 8 month milestone and want to thank everyone that has supported us on our journey.  The twins, as well as Tim and I, are so fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing group of people that love us so very much!  We can't thank you enough for the emails, texts, phone calls, and visits.  We love you!