Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Gobble Gobble

Today was a FUN day. We were in Bryan with the Patranella side of our family. Blake and Jenna had a great time visiting with family (as always). Jenna loved playing with PawPaw as you can see in the pic. She was defintely 'PawPaw's girl" today. She was even enjoying watching football while sitting on PawPaw's lap. She enjoyed sitting at the "grown up's table" with Gammy (grandma Patranella)! Blake was up to his usual curious ways, looking for things to inspect and people to laugh and smile with. He really enjoyed hanging out with his cousin Chris.
We had a great time, yummy food and one of my fav dessert, mom's lemon pie!
We missed you Waller side and hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

1st visit with Santa

Kim has really been looking forward to taking the kids to visit Santa, and we were finally able to make it happen today. Kids were feeling good, no Dr. or therapy appointments, and I was able to scoot out of work for a few minutes.

Kim here........
As Jason mentioned above, we took the kids to see Santa yesterday. It was a very successful first encounter with Jolly Ole Saint Nic! The kids weren't scared or apprehensive, which I wondered a bit about. We went early afternoon in hopes to avoid long lines. Luckily when we got there, Santa was out "feeding his reindeer" so we were the first in line when he returned fifteen minutes later. Mimi and Grandpa N met us there so they helped keep the kids entertained while we waited. When it was our turn, as soon as Jenna caught sight of Santa, she was totally smitten!! Her little face lit up and she gave him her infamous gummy grin. It seems the first thing Blake noticed was his beard. We were able to take pics with our own camera since we planned to purchase some of theirs. Jason chose the "snow baby" theme of attire for the kids. I think it was good choice. Funny thing is as we looked at the series of pics, you can see that Blake was reaching for his beard in the first few and then in the last few he had ahold of it the whole rest of the time. Well, when it was time to leave I guess Blake wanted to take a little part of Santa home as a souvenir because he snatched out a CLUMP of his beard! It was his REAL beard!!!! OUCH! Poor Santa. haha.

EllaBella Photos are in

I can't tell you how much Kim has been looking forward to getting these photo's.

Elle did a great job and captured some precious moments.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Santa, here we come!!

Pictures taken at Zilker this Sunday

Okay, I know it's not even December yet but I am taking the kids to visit Santa tomorrow. I want to beat the usual crowd of coughing, sniffling, sneezing kids that start up immediately following the Thanksgiving holidays. I hear he is making an appearance at Lakeline Mall. I've seen pictures, I am convinved he's the real thing. ;)
November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

LOVING being a mommy of twins!!!!

Every day I am seeing more and more of Blake and Jenna's special "twinness". Many times during the day they can be found watching one another and giving each other a huge gummy grin. They reach out to one another and hold hands while we are out for walks, shopping or running errands.

I took the kids to Target with me this evening and I got a good laugh. Most of the time, Blake wants to be all over his sister. He likes to climb on her, be right on her, gnaw on her fingers and toes, often times breaking the concentration she has on the toy she is holding. He grabs the toys she is playing with and has been known to reach for the paci that is in her mouth. Well, guess who was pestering who this evening?! I took them in the side by side double umbrella stroller and she would not stop grabbing and pulling at his ears. She also grabbed for his hand but the biigest part of the time she was pulling on his ear. After some time I think he got tired of it becuase he turned his head and leaned over the side of the stroller to get some distance-haha! She kept looking up at me to make sure I was there and then gave me a huge grin as she held onto Blake's ear. It was really cute.

Friday, November 13, 2009

November 13th

Here's one of the proofs from a recent photo shoot we had with Elle (Ella Bella Photography). She is fantastic!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

November 2nd

Wow, November already!?!?!

Things are going well over here at the Reid household. The kids are getting more mobile each day. Blake is scooting and pulling and pushing himself around as well as spinning 360 degrees to get about. At times, he gets up on his knee or knees so I just watch in anticipation. I am excited but can definitely wait a bit longer for the days they are crawling. Jenna can give her attention to a toy for quite some time and isn't usually in a hurry to move on to a new toy so she does not have the urgency to get into everything within and outside of her reach. She is using her legs and feet to scoot around and is real good at holding her upper body up. She just hasn't put the two together yet. When they are both on the floor together Blake can almost always be found grabbing Jenna's hands or feet, touching her face or grabbing whatever it is she is playing with. Jenna is a great sport about Blake's "lovey" ways but understandably so, does get frustrated at times. Mostly though, they love hanging out togehter. She watches him and has been seen grabbing her brother's hand and touching his face. Boy, we have to watch lil "Blakers". ANY time I set them on the floor and I put a toy down for him, he plays with it but as soon as I put a toy in front of soon as his eyes hit it, he is on the move towards it and mows down anything in his way in order to get to the toy. He is definitely one that feels the need to get into whatever moves, makes a sound or looks his way. Jenna is amazing us these days with her attentiveness to the little things. She can manipulate the tags on stuffed animals for a good thirty minutes before moving ont o something else.

Oh, twinadoes are calling. I'll continue later.