Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Time in the Murray house!!!

I don't have much to report but I do have some Great pictures for your viewing pleasure!! Enjoy and Merry Christmas from the Murray's!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's Kaylee's Turn!!!

Well just yesterday Kaylee decided that she had had enough of her sister getting all the attention so she let go of daddy and took her first 3 steps!!! We were so proud. Then, as if that wasn't enough five minutes later she was standing at the coffee table and she let go and took like 10 steps...

I just knew she would just one day let go and walk across the living room. I am so proud of my baby girls...

As soon as I can catch it on camera I will post it!

7 more days and I will be in the Big D!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Here is some video of Grace waking and Kaylee playing. Sorry I shot them sideways, I was using my digtal camera and wasn't thinking. Enjoy anyways...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

9 month Appointment!!

Well the girls are growing like weeds and their 9 month appointment confirmed that! Here are their stats!

Grace: Wt. 20 lbs 1 oz, Ht. 28 in.
Kaylee: Wt. 18 lbs 15 oz, Ht. 28 in.

Grace has also mastered the art of walking this weekend. This past Sunday she took 2 steps all on her own and today she is up to 8-10 steps... She is walking now... I think that Kaylee is not to far behind. Man I am in so much trouble... but at the same time it is so exciting b/c walking means more freedom for them and less having me having to carry them around all the time... but I also think that that means the word "NO" is going to be our new vocabulary word!

The girls are also both able to climb the stairs all by themselves, they just fly up and laugh and giggle the whole time. We are also in the process of teaching them to wave bye-bye and hi, but for the most part they just stare at us with a blank expression on their face like we are crazy! But Grace and Kaylee are starting to wave their hands a little.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Granny Gwen & Grandad Kipp Come for a visit!

This past weekend we were blessed with a wonderful visit from Reed's parents (a.k.a. Granny Gwen and Grandad Kipp!). They flew in on Thursday afternoon and stayed till Monday morning. It was such a wonderful visit and I know that the girls really enjoyed being spoiled rotten by them and not having just to play with mommy all weekend.

During the weekend Grace sprouted 2 more teeth (that makes 8 in all now) and showed off her mad walking skills by pushing her lawnmower to help her walk for the first time and Kaylee started that the day after they left...

We had our own Thanksgiving feast (everything Gwen and I whipped up from scratch in 6 hours) and the girls loved their candied yams, mashpotatoes, stuffing, turkey and for desert homemade ice cream! They were in food heaven!!!

We also all made it out to the Manassas battle fields where the Battle of Bull Run was faught. And we made it into D.C. and viewed the space museum. Other than that we just chilled at the house and tried to stay out of the cold and wind. Here are some of the moments we caught! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A week of firsts!

I finally got the girls bathroom done and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out!!!! It was a lot of fun. I finally got on it b/c Reed's parents are coming in for a visit and this is also the guest bathroom.

Also the girls had their first trip to church this past Sunday. Our new friends across the street, Pat & Neil, invited us to thier church. It was nice getting out and having someone else take care of the girls in the nursery for once. The church was nice, relaxed and small but I don't think it will be our church, it was a little evangelical for me and not enough of a message. We are going to be looking for another one to attend.

Otherwise we are all just enjoying the cooler weather and looking forward to our first visit from our family back in Texas and our first Thanksgiving with the girls! I have been letting them practice self-feeding so that they will be ready for Turkey Day!!! Yum Yum!

Reed and I just finished being sick with some sort of bug so I am sure the girls are about to get it any day now... Not looking forward to their first cold but it's gotta come sometime I guess.

I have also finished the girls room. I had a hard time decorating it before they were born b/c I was so big and decorating is not really Reed's forte, so when the girls were born I thought I would get their room done then but we found out we were moving so we stopped any attempt to decorate. But now 18 months later, since we found out we were having twins, their room is done... What do you think? I think all it needs is a rug and it will be 100% done!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Fun!!

Things are cold but beautiful around here. As you can see from the first picture fall is in full bloom! The picture is what I see when I look out my back door... pretty good view huh? I am sure the trees will be bare soon and full of snow hopefully.

We hope to take the girls out one more time to get one last fill of the fun leaves! For now we are busy getting our house really ready for it's first guest come mid November, Reed's mom and dad, and we couldn't be more excited!

The girls are just growing like weeds and popping out teeth like there is no tomorrow. Kaylee is getting her second set of bottom teeth and Grace is getting all 4 of her top front teeth all at once. They are handling it like rock stars and not even complaining about the pain (lucky me, I know). And they love testing them out on our new coffee table... poor thing doesn't stand a chance.

They are both now standing for up to a minute all by them selves and they get really excited when we clap for them! They also love, love love the camera. As you can tell in the pictures we took of them this weekend that they are big hams in the camera. Also they have finally graduated from the baby tub to the inflateable tub to the big tub! I hope to get pictures of that soon.

Other than that enjoy the pictures...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch 2008

Well we did it folks! We got out of the house and met some friends at a local pumpkin patch! It was so much fun seeing an old friend from high school again and getting to meet her 2 year old son! But best of all we got some great pictures of the girls! The costumes they are wearing are ones made by hand by the one and only me! What do you think. I didn't get to finish the wings but I think that they look good anyways. Grace is a ladybug and Kaylee is a bumble bee!

The girls are just so much fun to be around right now! They amaze us everyday with the things they can do. Kaylee just got her 2nd front tooth in this weekend and Grace is starting to let go and stand for 10-15 seconds on her own! I bet they are walking before Thanksgiving... I am in so much trouble.

Here are some more photos... Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

7 1/2 months... from the begining till now

I used to be able to hold them with one arm and they fit on my chest side by side. Together they weighed no more than 13 lbs then now they weigh 40 lbs together. Wow what a difference 7 months make.

The girls are more and more amazing every day. They are eating all sorts of food from meat, yogurt, all veggies, oatmeal, pasta, rice, teething cookies and fruit. They love it all... but I think like most babies they love the fruit the best. When Kaylee eats her fruit or anything that tastes really good to her she goes yumm yummm uhmmm uhhmmm all while eating it... its so funny.

Kaylee has her top front tooth coming in and it doesn't seem to bother her at all, and she loves to rub her tongue across her new tooth all day. Grace just talks and talks all day and never quits making sounds (she is so my daughter). They are both crawling & pulling themselves up on furniture (and have been for some time now). Kaylee is also starting to let go of the furniture and stand/balance on her own... I swear she will be walking before the end of this year.

We are going to a pumpkin patch this weekend with an old friend of mine from high school who lives out here with her husband and son. So hopefully we will have some new pictures to post from there... Maybe I will have there Halloween costumes done and they can wear them there. We shall see!