I think the best updates that I can put together are pictures of the kids. So, here they are...
Easter Egg Hunt and family Easter at Mom and Dad's house...
Showing off what the Easter Bunny brought them...
Harper and Jack went to their first baby shower honoring one of my co-workers. Harper was upset that she wasn't able to see the baby, but otherwise they both did great.
My dad was able to come home and is doing well at home and getting stronger everyday. I think he enjoys having the kids come and visit, and we always enjoy when Nana and Pop come and visit us.
Jack and Harper also got some basketball pointers from Grandad when he visited from Oklahoma.
Jack also traded in his toddler bed for a twin sized bed which caused a little furniture shifting throughout the room, but nothing we couldn't figure out. The kids were determined to keep their roommate status, so we let Harper get some new sheets for her day bed, and Jack got to pick out sheets for the trundle- Star Wars, of course.
We participated went out to Relay for Life with our gym this spring and got to walk some laps in honor of our family members and friends impacted by cancer. Harper also got her face painted- she was the only kiddo in our group who wasn't scared to do it, and she hopped right up in the chair and said, "I want a butterfly!" So proud of this little one :)
This is the same event where Jack saw someone dressed up like the Chic-Fil-A cow and yelled, "there's the chicken nugget cow!!" Hahaha!
The kids are still doing gymnastics and enjoy their class and teachers. Here are some action shots- Jack is still not too sure about anything that requires him to go upside down.
We've gotten a few haircuts since my last blog, but I thought these pictures really showed how much Harper and Jack have grown; they look like kids now- no babies at our house.
Granny also helped us at our haircuts and I snagged this cute picture...
They've spent time playing outside (including getting into all sorts of mud- thankfully I was at work for that one, sorry Ms. Durinda!)
Harper and Jack went to their first baseball game this spring as well. We went to the local AAA game as a gym outing, and our group rented a party deck. This turned out to be great because the kids had some room to move around, and we didn't have to traipse all over the ballpark for food. Harper watched more of the game than Jack did (she actually clapped when we would get a hit or make an out). Jack couldn't sit still quite as long as Harper, but he did get a ball that the left fielder tossed into the stands (thanks for the snag, Dad).
Mostly, the last few months were filled with family and friends and fun times together. Everything hasn't been perfect- we have had our ups and downs, but the good far outweighs the bad and these two keeps up laughing and thankful despite it all.
I'll close out tonight with a shout out to my big 3 1/2 year olds. It's amazing to me how much they have grown and changed since last summer. Here are some stats on the miracle twins.
Jack is now 34 lbs, and is a string bean. This boy is tall and skinny and is always on the go pretending to be a super hero, a Ninja Turtle, or some Star Wars character. Jack only seems to sit still to read books (which he does quite often), or to watch anything on TV. He is getting into the iPad now, too, and will watch all sorts of super hero videos.
Harper is now weighing in at 27lbs. This girl can still fit into an 18 month tutu, but wears a 3T shirt. I think she's going to be buying separates her whole life. Harper is big into Little People, playing with her dolls, helping out anyway she can (she loves to be praised as a "big helper") and dancing and playing with her brother. Harper has a great imagination and I love to sit and watch her play pretend; it's fun to see what stories she comes up with.
Happy 1/2 birthday, Harper and Jack! We love you!!