Wednesday, November 19, 2008

six month check-up

The kids did great at their 6 month check up. They have both grown more than 10 inches in the past 6 months as well as gained over 10lbs. They have almost quadrupled their birth weight. Lonnie had a meeting planned so I took them myself to the doctor's appointment. Thankfully they didn't even cry much when they got their shots and they eve feel asleep waiting for the appointment.

The kids are growing like weeds. Max now has two teeth and the doctor said she thought that his top teeth wouldn't be far behind. Maya has one bottom tooth that is just starting to poke out and the second one is almost there too. Max out weighted Mays for the first time. We were also all quite surprised to find out that somehow Maya is also in the 90th percentile for height. The doctor even did a second measurement just to make sure.

height: 26 3/4 inches 90th percentile
weight: 15 lbs 1 oz 25-50th percentile
head: 17 inches 75-90th percentile

height: 26 1/4 inches 25-50th percentile
weight:15 lbs 41/2 oz 10-25th percentile
head: 17 1/4 inches 50-75th percentile

(the percentiles are different for boys and girls)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Half Birthday

The twins just had their first half birthday last Friday. It seems like they've grown so fast, and yet it seems that the last six months have comprised a huge chunk of our lives. Funny how life is that way. Anyway, we put together a short video of the twins to mark the occasion. Enjoy.

Or you can click on this link to youtube and watch the video in higher resolution, if you select the option below the video.

Monday, November 17, 2008

the list

Emily had this on her blog and I thought it was a fun and interesting quick post.
The things that I have done are green.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the changing of the guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Visited the Grand Canyon
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

clarification...#3 I didn't play in a band but I sang in a blues band, once. They didn't ask me to sing again. I got a lot more nervous than I thought I would.

71 out of 99...not bad, but I am still glad that I have a lot of life left. If I were making my own list I think it would add a couple of other things like visiting a country where I don't speak the language, falling in love, been in a parade, climbed the tallest mountain in your state or country, run for public office, etc...but that would be another post. What about you guys, what have you done? What would you like to do? Leave me a comment about your list.