Sunday, September 25, 2011


Who says guys have trouble multi-tasking? :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Joshua is wearing.... by Wet n' Wild.

After our stay at the hospital, we painted his big toenails just to ease our minds about a mix-up. Sometimes our twins look so alike and at other times so different. This also helped Justin and J.R. know who was who and was handy for half asleep nighttime feedings/diaper changes. Hopefully Joshua will forgive us. :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The problem with a shared sock drawer....

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Two Months

July 6th, our twin binnies were 2 months old. Johnny was the source of this nickname. So random, but it is amazing what names stick around (like Judson being called pickles). These little guys have been such a joy so far. They are smiling more and more with occasional cooing. It just melts my heart.

I was pretty nervous about having twins, especially after hearing/reading how hard it is from mommies of multiples. And most of the stories I read were from families with only the twins or with one older sibling. I thought I would really be in for it. Although adding new life to our crew has had its challenges, God has been so gracious. We are making it...and maybe as well as when adding only a singleton. I just do everything twice. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Family Day

A few Thursdays ago we enjoyed an outing to Red Robin and the A.C. Gilbert house. BJ did memorial services three weekends in a row so we needed a little treat for the family. :)

Our year membership to the A.C. Gilbert house has been awesome. Especially considering one time admission to OMSI (included in the Gilbert membership) would cost our family $65. The year long pass is $70....they probably love families like ours. :) After the museum we walked along the waterfront. BJ and I still regret not exploring Olympia more in the eight years we lived near there. Lets just say I am determined to get my boys to the Oregon State Capital. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Champoeg Park

These two have the same birthday! We had a great time celebrating their birthdays at Champoeg Park a few weeks ago. Don't Brady and Reaghan look like they are having a killer time too? :)

As always, the food was delicious. We used to go on picnics with BJ's family a lot. I miss those times.

J.R.'s new hat was a big hit. He wanted to wear it the next day but soon realized it was a little too hot. We suggested he save it for the cooler months. :)

Lauren sure is a sweet girl. I just love watching her walk around and interacting with Judson. She handles his wild and rough interactions gracefully.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Good ol' friends and Southern Gospel

Aunt Amy told us Ernie Haas and Signature Sound were performing at the Lewis County Fair and we were excited! The boys, thanks to their daddy, love southern gospel....especially this group. Another bonus about this fair was seeing old friends and family. Boy do we miss them.

Brother-in-laws. Aren't they cute?

Aunt Linda holding J?.

A few of my favorite people.

My very pregnant sister. Poor Amy....I kept thinking how glad I was to have my babies out already. :)

Ethan has such a cute smile. :)

So glad to see the Freemans.

I loved to watch Jesse playing with Noah. It reminded me of the older children that invested in and played with him when he was that age. I am so glad to see him willing to invest in other littles.

Aunt Jessica and Josiah

The boys really wanted their picture taken with the group. BJ, of course, after seeing the picture was bummed the boys weren't standing in front of the guy singing their part. I think it is safe to say that my boys are destined to sing a few quartet pieces in their lifetime. :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Great Grandma and Grandpa Kuykendall

It was nice to have a visit from Grandpa and Grandma Kuykendall...even if it was only a short one. We are so thankful that they are still healthy at age 91 and 90.
Looks like there is a good chance the Kuykendall name will live on a while longer. :)