Sunday, August 5, 2007

Our time in California is winding down...

Well, I have given notice at work, so I can officially announce it here...We are leaving California and moving to Vermont. We found a great house to rent and we can't wait to move in. The house is more than double the size we have now, and the rent is the same! Unreal! We are most excited about hardwood floors, a huge deck, lots of closets, 7 acres of land, enough bedrooms to make one of them a craft room, lots of kitchen counter space, and a DISHWASHER! Amen for a dishwasher! So, when are you all coming to visit us for fall foliage?

The babies are doing great and are really thriving. They are 12 weeks old now! WOW! At their last doctor's appointment, Jordan weighed in at 13 lbs, 4 oz. He is in the 75th percentile for weight and for height. Taylor weighed in at 10 lbs, 14 oz. She is in the 50th percentile for weight and in the 75th percentile for height.

Both babies are sleeping well and most nights they are each only getting up one time to eat. This makes for very happy and (relatively) well-rested mamas. Taylor sometimes still gets up a second time, which causes the mamas to rock-paper-scissor in the middle of the night to see who "wins" the opportunity to get up another time. (Just kidding!)

My (Chris') mom was visiting recently for two weeks and it was lots of fun. The kids loved being held so much and the mommies loved getting to go out for Penny's birthday to see Harry Potter and have lunch. Thanks for all your help mom, both the baby wrangling and the packing. It was all a HUGE help! Above is a picture of mom and Taylor.
Check out Jordan and his flirty smile. Oh, he just melts us with his smiles and coo-ing!

Here's another picture of Taylor. Perhaps she will be a nudist when she grows up. These babies love to be naked in the afternoon! Nice and cool!
In the mornings when my mom was here, tbe babies had some together time on the futon. We caught them holding hands one day! We love to watch them interact with one another. It is so sweet. But, we wonder how much they are really aware of each other.
We went to see Auntie Sarah Heath rock out in her Half-Ironman Triathalon. She was amazing and the babies wore the outfits that Sarah and Sarah gave them in tribute to their favorite athlete of the day! The onesies say: "I love apricots, the sun, and giraffes." Very random, no? The kids loved laying on the blanket under a tree in the grass. It was so cool and there was lots of nice blue sky and trees to gaze upon.
Here's Taylor hanging out in her swing. Check out the chubby cheeks! She is one cute chica, if we do say so ourselves!
The California good-byes have begun! Auntie Kelly has left for Costa Rica for a month of work and then some R&R. When she comes back, we will be gone. It was a hard good-bye, but we talked about a Vermont reunion in October sometime, for some leaf-peeping and baby squeezing. As you can see from the pictures above, Kelly and Sylvia love them some twin babies! We will be sad to lose them as next-door neighbors for sure. And the babies will miss all the cuddling. We can't wait for October, ladies, can you?

And then it was time for Mimi to leave, too. Everyone was sad. Please note in the picture of my mom with Jordan: We are not afraid to let out son wear pink! The blue sleep sack was in the laundry and Taylor was not using her pink sleep sack, so into the pink one went Jordan! We think he looks rather dashing in pink!

So, that's about it for now. Not sure when the next post will be, as this is our final week in California and the moving truck comes next weekend. Penny and her brother are driving cross-country with the pets. And I am flying with the babies and a friend from college. I will stay with my friend in Boston until Penny makes it to VT, and then I will join her. We move into our new house on August 20th. For those of you who know us in real life, we will send out an email once we are settled with our new snail mail address.

Wish us luck on this crazy big undertaking and please send us "safe cross-country moving" vibes. We can't wait to reconnect with our East Coast friends and family.


Kathryn said...

I love to read your blog and I love hearing about your twins! My wife and I live in Boston and take care of other people's twins, so if you need any Boston with Twins advice, please feel free to ask! Also, we've flown cross-country with many munchkins, so if you have questions there we can help too! (we've both been nannies for 10 years now!)
Good luck with the move, you must be so excited!

A said...

Best of luck with all the moving - I hope we can meet once you are settled in VT! (A., parter of E.)

e. said...

the babies are so adorable! they are hgrowing up so fast.

good luck with the move...what a huge undertaking that will. i am glad to hear you have help flying!

can't wait to meet you, penny, and the babes once you're settled!

Anonymous said...

I am just reading up on the babies and saw that you are moving SOON. I am not going to be able to say good bye since I won't back in CA until early Sept. I hope you all have safe travels and a successful move. Please keep in touch!
The babies are so adorable - I love reading up on their progress.

Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with the traveling! Looking forward to reconnecting in Vermont!!! The babies are growing so fast.... they are so cute!!!

Nikki (in NH)

Anonymous said...

safe travels chris, penny, jordan and taylor. i cant wait to see you again chris and meet penny and the twins!!! we will need to make it work somehow once you are all settled. i love reading your blog!!!
love, susan (bristol)

Anonymous said...

well i am really sad that i won't get to see the babies when you move east but the blog is so wonderful and i love pictures. we will be flying back for christmas and can't wait to squeeze those little cuz's of mine so glasd everything is well and i can't wait to see you allmiss and love you all so much jes and chase