Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dropcam

Dropcam

We bought a dropcam so that we can watch the boys using wifi.  It’s pretty neat.  You can download an app for your smartphone and get alerts when there is movement.  It uses up a lot of our internet bandwidth but it’s pretty fun.  I can share the feed so if you want to see the boys let me know and I’ll share the feed!

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My mom said her and my dad went to watch the boys on it one day and she compared it to going to a zoo and being really excited to see one of the animals but it wasn’t in it’s cage.  I’ll have to get another one for their play area.

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It even has night-vision.

12 hours

12 hours

Last night we put the boys down at 7 pm.  Then we fed them at 10 pm before we went to sleep.  They slept until 7 am. When I was feeding Nathan I gave him a hard time “Why can’t you guys sleep for 13 hours straight?!?”.  Then Steve and I laughed.  The boys are doing AWESOME sleeping through the night.  Our lives are so much happier now.  …if only we had made them cry it out sooner.

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

We’ve taken the boys out to lunch a few times now and they’ve been really good.  When we go to Toss, a pizza place down the road, we usually leave them in the stroller next to the table.  Anthony does really well in the high chair though, just looking around.  I had to share these pictures from last week.  Sorry future Anthony for the video…image

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Babyproofing

Babyproofing

Last weekend Steve finished the final touch for baby-proofing of our living room.  We have the two gates up in the two entry doorways, we’ve replaced all of the outlet covers with baby-proofed versions, and removed all of the cords and sharp edges.  What was the final touch?  Steve put a piece of wood inside the fireplace and painted it black.  That way the boys can’t go inside or hit their heads on the brick edges.  It turned out really good.  Steve is quite the carpenter!  We’ll probably paint it with some metallic paint so we can put some magnets on it once the babies get a little bigger.

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Anthony Planks

Anthony Planks

On June 8th I showed some pictures and a video of Nathan planking and Anthony has just started doing it about a week or so ago. Here’s a video of him holding himself up on his tip toes.

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It seems so much harder for Anthony because he’s got thunder thighs! He is so determined to figure out how to crawl like his brother.  Look at this determined face:

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Four Generations

Four Generations

My Aunt Dot is competing in golf in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland this week and it just so happened that the flight from Orlando to Cleveland had a layover in Baltimore.  So my Aunt Dot, Aunt Laurie, and Grandmother broke all the rules and left the airport in Baltimore so that we could all spend a few more days together before the three of them and my mom drove to Cleveland for the competition.

RichardsonLadiesWe had such a good time seeing everyone and are cheering on Aunt Dot!  We’re hoping she adds another Gold Medal to her collection. You guys definitely remembered Aunt Laurie.  She came out to help out when you were only 5 weeks old.  I think it brought back some memories for Nathan and he let her know how much he missed her.

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We were able to get a few pictures.  Here’s one of the four generations on my side: My grandmother (mom’s mom), My mom, me, and you boys:

4genThis was the first time you got to meet your great grandmother.  She is an expert when it comes to babies since she’s been watching her other great grandchildren.  I wish we had more family that lived closer.  But it sounds like Aunt Dot and Uncle Bob will be moving out to Virginia shortly.