Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmastime Awesomeness

Oh Christmas time.  This year, we spent the holidays with my parents here in good ol' Esco.  Courtney and Josh came here from Dallas with Steve-o and Nate.  It has been some seriously good times.  Steve-o loves him some Hazel.  Its pretty ridiculously cute.  Since it is the twins first christmas, we wanted to make sure to properly commemorate the event.  Seeing that they are only about 7 months old (?!?!?), we figured they would not give a crap about any of it so we TRIED to not to too crazy on the gift giving.  We failed.  Those babies got more toys and clothes than they could ever really need.  They loved all the attention and noisy wrapping paper.  It was awesome.  They both took a mid-present opening nap, since we did get started at 6am.  I blame Josh for the early wake--up. 

The Fam on Christmas Eve

Hazel has the most ridiculous Christmas outfits courtesy of her cousin Ellie

They were trying to tear off the bows and chew on them

Steve and Nate.  My babies love them. 

Courtney's lil fam.  

Opening their gifts from Santa.
Um, yeah, Zeke looks so cute in his cap from Grandma Sunny.
Steve-o was making Hazel crack up.  That kid loves him some baby girls. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm really not ready for this...

As evidenced by the videos below, my babies are crawling.  Zeke is still doing the army crawl while Hazel has an actual crawl, but either way, those two can move.  It's getting to the point where we really can't just leave them on the floor and expect them to be anywhere near where we left them.  The other day, I couldn't find Zeke, panicked a bit, and then found him under the coffee table.  So safe.  I'm a good mom.  Not only is Hazel crawling, but she can sit up all by herself.  It's really quite cute, since she is so tiny.  Zeke is getting there, although we usually have to prop him up.  I do find it sad they are growing so fast.  Is it wrong that I just want something to cuddle?

Here they are.  In all their crawling glory.

Why yes.  This book is delicious!

Really though, nothing is cuter than matching jammies.

zeke crawl

hazel crawl

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I can't believe it...

My babies are 6 months old.  Seriously, that's crazy.  It seems like just yesterday they looked like this:

So cute. So tiny.  They shared that bassinet for a while, then they both got too fat for it.  We went to the doc and had the six months appointment.   Zeke is in the 28th% for weight and height (16.2lbs, 26 in) whereas Hazel is in the 8th% for both (13lbs, 24 in).  She's tiny.  Healthy, but tiny.  Here are some pics to commemorate the cuteness.  They were a little fussy, but I decided they needed the pics done, NOW.  Maybe I could have waited til they were happier...

Thanksgiving at the Cima's 2010 Computer


We had our annual Thanksgiving at the Cima's.  My sister Amy came with her family, so it was extra good times.  There were like 35 people there, it was one full house.   Seeing that I have 2 babies, I really didn't take any pics of said event or of Amy's hilarious/cute kids.  I'm awesome.  Jake took a few pics, so here they are.  Mom and Amy, I'm sorry.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Good times in Phoenix

We made the grueling 5 hour drive to Phoenix last weekend for Kendal's wedding (Jake's niece...his brother Dane's daughter.  Oh,  and I'm not ready for any of the nieces on my side of the family to marry. Ever.)  We stayed with Amanda in Phoenix at her apartment.  She lives in the ghetto, but her place is cute and she has attack cats for protection. Okay it's really not that bad.  It was the usual stuff, lots of giggling, Amanda saying things to make Jake uncomfortable, her threatening to steal a baby, and so on.  We spent time with family, went to a farm, and got to see Angela and Eric's baby,  Landon.  And go to his blessing.  He's pretty cute.    I'd like to say that we went there specifically for the blessing, but I really don't love Angela that much.  Ha.  I'm funny. 
Amanda kissing some chick at the farm

All tuckered out.  It's hard work, pooping and eating.

So, so cute.

Hazel and Zeke with Landon.  He's still so tiny.

New mommy Angela.  She looks so good after 8 weeks.  I hate her a little for that.

So back to Kendals's wedding.   The wedding was some good times with the Powell's.  Kendal spent a lot of time making all the flowers and things for the wedding and Hazel got to reap some of the benefit.  Everything turned out super cute.  Congrats to Kendal and Dan!  They then left on their honeymoon, a cruise to Mexico.  And then got stuck in the Pacific when the engine caught fire.  Yeah they were on THAT cruise.  Poor kids.  I hope they had fun anyway!

The happy couple at the Rehearsal dinner.

At the wedding.   Aren't we a good lookin' family?

Hazel with her cousin Tatum.  Kendall made the bow and the dress for Hazel.  Cute.

Zeke and his cousin Arden.  He and Ian fought over who could hold Zeke next.  Awesome.

She gets the thumb sucking from her daddy. 

He gets his hotness from his mommy.  What?

They played like this for a while.  They love each other.  Its ridiculous.

Kendal with Dane doing the Daddy/Daughter dance.  Very sweet.  Doesn't she look gorgeous?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween, or what you will.

The last few weeks have been some busy ones.  We attended 3, yes 3, trunk-or-treats at various churches/wards for those in the know.  Our old one in PQ, our new one is Esco, and my parents.  Since we either forgot to bring or take pics at the first 2, we didn't really get any good pics of them in their costumes.  We did get this picture with my mom while we were passing out candy.  Zeke is super happy. 

Yes, they are skeletons.  Yes, Hazel has a ridiculous fluff on her head. 
Just in case you were wondering whether or not my babies are super cute, below are some pics to prove that as a fact.
Hazel fell asleep in the jumper.  She's a thumb sucker.  So cute.

And Zeke really likes to be naked.

Look at that dimple!

For those keeping count, the twins are now 5 months!   Here are the pics to commemorate the occasion.  They are not quite at the sit up stage, so we propped them up in Hazel's crib to get some good shots.  Although, it's near impossible to get good ones of both at the same time.  Stinkers.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Good times at Bates Nut Farm

 We decided it was time for the obligitory pumpkin patch photos.  So we headed on up to good ol' Nate's with my mom to take some pictures and get some pumpkins.  Jake had never been there before, so of course we had to spend a ridiculous amount of time in the shops.  I think he may have a bit of a problem...


Grandma Kerrie with the twins

It was just too perfect to pass up...

Precariously propped up with pumpkins.  I'm a good mom.

That's right ladies.

Hazel LOVES being in the sling.

He was trying to suck on the ledge.  EW.

Um, yeah.  She's just ridonkulously cute. 

Hazel cough/laugh and Zeke squeals

Monday, October 11, 2010

Just your average everyday stinkin cute babies.

 I would like to post something awesome or spectacular.  Hmmm....Jake starts his new job soon...I've now been at work for almost a month and miss my babies...speaking of babies, they are so cute.  Zeke caught up to Hazel pretty fast in the rolling over department, but I can't seem to get any pictures of it.  He's fast like that.  So I just decided to post some other pics.  They are still just learning to eat solids (rice cereal every couple days) so that means awesome messy face pics.  Here you go.

This was their first bath together.   They loved being in the big tub.

Zeke is starting to grab at his toes.  And yes he is wearing leg warmers.  Don't you judge me!

This is from our walk in the big baby stroller.  They loved facing forward.

And this is just too cute for words.