Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Social butterflies

Tyler & Harper try out their new pod seats. 
Not quite ready to hold up their own heads yet to sit up...
 but they are getting close!

The girls made their "Raleigh debut" this weekend with a trip to Leigh and Oliver's.  Our friends were kind enough to welcome the entire White family into their home.  We spent Friday night catching up with everyone and introducing the girls.   They are quite the social butterflies these days.  It is so much fun to share our experiences of them growing up with our friends and family. Everyone is genuinely interested in how much they have grown and how they are doing.  We are already such proud parents.  I can't wait to look back on these pictures with Harper and Tyler years from now and point out who everyone is.

Saturday marked the next stop on the girls' social calendar heading to Larry's house for lunch. We had a nice visit with Grumpa and Lib and of course the girls attracted the attention of the neighbors who stopped by to visit.  We hated to leave, but timing is everything when traveling with 12 week old twins.

Finally we landed at my parents house for Saturday night.  Pop and Honey were excited to see their granddaughters and arranged for other family members to join us for dinner.  We got to see Mama, Jane, Mary Louise, Ann and Steve and enjoy several hours together and a delicious Chinese takeout dinner.  Elizabeth's fortune cookie read, "No need to worry!  You will always have everything you need."  I think this weekend proved her fortune already to be our reality. Elizabeth and I already have everything we need... great friends, a loving family, and two precious little daughters.  It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day that I sometimes forget what is most important.  This weekend reminded me of that.  I am grateful for all we have and look forward to all the memories ahead.

Here are some pictures from the weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Day In The Life of Tyler & Harper

a little playing...

a little smiling...

some hanging out...

... and a little napping!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

All Hands on Deck

Lauren & Hill Kelso (13months)
with mom & the girls (11 weeks)

This weekend we had some of our wonderful friends come visit and stay with us. Staying with the Whites used to mean late night drinking followed by relaxing on the couch all day the next day recovering. Well, not so much anymore... the minute we have an extra set of hands enter the house, the guests are put to work and it is all about the babies. The girls loved having so many visitors and loved all of the attention. Tyler & Harper had a weekend of being held non-stop and even managed to squeeze in another happy hour with other babies.

Katherine & Royer Culp catch a nap with dad and the babies

Our poor guests left exhausted this weekend, while we felt much more rested than normal because there were so many extra helpers around! Thanks for all hands on deck this weekend. We really appreciated it!

Here are some pictures from the weekend of visitors.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Baby Girls

Tyler & Harper are now almost 11 weeks and are really coming into their own personalities! We are having lots of visitors this weekend & cannot wait for everyone to meet the girls.

Here are some pictures of Tyler & Harper over the past week or so...

Love Is In The Air!

Happy Valentines Day! 
Two little cupids showed up at dad's work today for a surprise visit. 
As you can see Tyler & Harper did not find dad's job that interesting...
 and slept through most of the visit.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

It's the weekend and dad has baby duty

(started on Saturday night and finished Monday night - sorry Elizabeth corrected me - Tuesday night)

While most people look forward to 5 o'clock on Friday afternoon as the sign of the end of their work week and the beginning of their weekend, "one man three ladies and a chihuahua" starts his second job - weekend baby duty. We have come up with a schedule where Elizabeth does the night feeding during the week and I do them on the weekends to give her a break. That said, by the time Sunday night rolls around I am looking pretty rough. I don't know how Elizabeth does it..selling bonds is much easier. But with all the work that caring for twins requires, does come great reward. While the girls are only ~ 10 weeks old they definitely know when they parents are around. Sometimes I am not sure if they smile when they hear me or if they are smiling because they just did a #2, but either way I convince myself those smiles are just for their dad. They are so proud when they hold their little heads up all by can just tell they want to say "Mom and Dad - look at me!" Tyler and Harper have come into their own personalities already. Their little smiles make changing diapers, mixing formula, changing outfits, cleaning up, burping them - "weekend baby duty" well worth every minute.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Dedicated Dad

So, 2 major sporting events have happened this week: The Superbowl & The UNC vs. Duke game. Ian, the dedicated dad, was looking forward to both events for weeks. Unfortunately for Ian he missed the endings of both games... While most dads were watching the last 10 seconds of the Superbowl, Ian was helping to clean baby spit up off of mom, Tyler, & the whole nursery- therefore missing (what I heard was) an unbelievable ending. And so goes to say... the UNC vs Duke game had a similar ending. Being the sweet dad that he is - Ian offered to do the nightly bath duty and last feeding by himself and Tivo the game so mom could go to bed. So, as soon as the babies were fast asleep Ian ran down to watch the game. Well, our Tivo stopped recording at 11 and the game didn't end until about 11:15- so he had to find out what happened this morning. A dedicated dad if I have ever seen one!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

2 Months Old

Tyler & Harper are 2 months old now and have doubled in size since they were born. We will know the official new weight tomorrow after their 2 month check-up. The girls are such happy little babies and we are so lucky to be their parents!

Check out some pictures of the girls over the past few weeks. I will hopefully have time to post again later this week- for now its time to give the girls a bath!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Just Hanging Out

Here are a few pictures of the girls at 2 months old. They are already learning to smile for the camera! We will get some albums up this weekend with a lot more pictures...

Tyler takes a snooze in her toy bin...
too much playing makes her tired.
Harper strikes a pose and flashes those baby blues for the camera.

Tyler (L) & Harper (R)