Monday, June 25, 2007

Teeth, teeth everywhere

The boys were very busy growing teeth this weekend! This morning Jake had his first little tooth break skin on the bottom left. Ironically the same tooth Anderson had that came through first. So here's the breakdown:

Thursday's tooth check: Nada
Friday's check: Anderson's bottom left tooth appears
Saturday's check: Nothing new
Sunday's check: Anderson's bottom right tooth appears
Monday's check: Jake's bottom left tooth appears

Now let's hope they both have their Daddy's "class A bite" (quote from his dentist) aka perfectly straight teeth without braces or retainers. The good Lord knows Mommy's genes had nothing positive to offer in that department. Just ask Papa and Nanny Guitar what cost more, Tammy's dental/orthodontic work or her college education. At least one of those expenses had a successful outcome. :)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Playing after Bathtime

Anderson sitting up all by himself.

Jake showing off his new 2 second trick.

Jake doing his tummy time after a bath.

Anderson feeling free as a bird.

Anderson now has both of his bottom teeth poking through!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Tootie update

Well I spoke too soon, even though Jake is the drooly one we saw a tooth poking through tonight on the bottom of Anderson's gums. Yay for a first tooth!

Tooties and Helmets

Jake (L) and Anderson (R) in Daddy's Alma Mater

Jake Thomas in his latest helmet sticker....wassup HOTTIE!

Anderson James with his usual smile. I swear as soon as he sees a camera he lights up.

The boys had a one month check up for their helmets today. They are both doing great, their heads have grown about a half an inch in the past month! Those are some big melons, the orthotist was shocked. Anderson has made awesome progress, his flat spot has really started to even out. Jake made progress but the poor little guy has a more stubborn head. His noggin is much more misshapen than his brother's head so it will take a lot more time to see any major changes.

Both boys are teething. Jake is showing all the classic signs....cranky, stuffy nose, drooling like a dog, etc... His gums are looking pretty ridgy so I don't think it will be too much longer before a tooth appears. Anderson seems to be teething as well but not nearly as uncomfortable as his brother.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Happy Father's Day Kevin!

A little boy needs Daddy For many, many things:
Like holding him high off the ground where the sunlight sings!

Like being the deep music that tells him all is right
When he awakens frantic with the terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain that rises in his heart
And shows him how he might get home when all else falls apart.

Like giving him the love that is his sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high he'll always find him there.
I can already see the admiration and love that Anderson and Jake have for you and I am always in awe of your patience and unconditional love for your family. Happy First Father's Day!

More Pics

Daddy and Anderson (mini Kevin) on the People Mover.

Jake stacking rings after the game. I LOVE this pic!

Family Pic

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Anderson and Jake dressed for the game.

Anderson and Daddy.

Jake and Mommy

In front of the carousel at Comerica Park.

Today was the big Tiger's game down at Comerica Park. The boys did great! We had to park a distance away so we took the people mover and the boys enjoyed the ride. They liked looking out the windows and checking out all the people. We strolled around the park for awhile and then went to our seats. Soon after sitting down to watch the game the crowd cheered for a play and poor Jake was startled. We had a hard time settling him down because every time he calmed it would happen again so we decided to take them on the carousel for a ride. We play ride the horsie on our knees at home so they got to do close to the real thing on the ride. They seemed to enjoy that as well. It was a great first family outing and we are looking forward to future visits to the games as the boys grow older.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Growing up and Growing Big

Anderson and Jake jumping around together to their Seasame Street CD.

Anderson trying rice cereal for the first time.

Jake also trying cereal for the first time and loving it.

The boys have graduated onto baby food. They had their first tastes of rice cereal today and they appeared to enjoy it. Jake enjoyed it so much that we actually had to cut him off. Both of them opened their mouth for each spoonful and suprisingly most of it stayed in their mouth.

Their newest hobby is jumping together to the songs of Seasame Street. They love to bounce around in their jumperoos and listen to the music. On Thursday we will be taking them to the Tigers game for Kevin's Father's Day gift. We don't expect to stay long as the boys will probably tire out early on but it should be a great experience with them nonetheless.

Friday, June 08, 2007

First Sippy Cup Experience

Anderson James

Jake Thomas

Playing together and having fun.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Trip to Rochester Park

Anderson enjoying the baby swing.

Jake looking sleepy while swinging.

The boys didn't actually swing like this, they would've been knocking heads.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Jake rolls over!

Jake and Anderson are definitely twins! Jake rolled for the first time the same way/circumstances that Anderson did one week ago. He was even wearing the same onsie that Anderson was wearing when he did it.

I was putting Jake down for his nap and he wasn't very happy about it so he squirmed and screeched till he pushed himself over to his back. He was very surprised by his own actions and immediately stopped crying and began to giggle. Since the morning's big event he has done it two more times! I didn't catch it on camera like I did Anderson so sorry no pics! I will try to get one in the next day or two.