Sunday, August 31, 2008

Big Boys

It's so amazing how much they've grown...they're momma's big boys now. Oh my, so much has happened since I last blogged, and I only remember about half of it. Let's see...the boys had their 9 month checkup, and everything went well. Adam weighs 18 lbs. 4 ozs. and is 28" tall. Jacob weighs in at a whopping 18 lbs. 9 ozs. and is 27 1/2" tall. And Ben weighs 15 lbs. 13 ozs. and is 27 1/2" tall. They are all pulling themselves up to a standing position, sitting up, crawling all over the place, transferring from item to item and eating solid food ('s really chopped up teeny tiny food). Their favorite foods are bananas, pasta, cheese, sweet potatos, yogurt and gerber puffs. This is such an exciting time for us, especially with their development. They seem to be "on track", and they're all doing the same things now. Before long they'll be walking. AHHHHH!

They also like to make big messes! Adam is our "neatest" eater. I know, he doesn't look clean, but you should see his brothers. Ben is usually the messiest. Although Jacob could tie Ben for the messiest award!

We've been keeping pretty busy this summer going to the zoo, shopping with Aunt Jen and our cousin Logan, hanging with our friends, going to JP, lunch with Grandma B., and teasing the dogs. I think they like their crates more than being out with these crazy guys.

Silly boys! Jacob grins and closes his eyes EVERY time I take a picture. Ben, aka Houdini, seems to always find a way to get out of things. Adam shows us his big boy teeth. Adam's also figured out how to take down their playhouse tent.

The Dupont NICU had a reunion a few weeks ago. Everyone dressed in cowboy gear. I wish I would've gotten a picture, but we didn't last long. It was so hot, and we were sweating bullets. The boys wore cute cowboy ts, bib bandannas and cowboy hats that Grandma B. made. Daddy wore a cowboy hat too! Mommy thought he looked like Tim McGraw. What a hottie! They had a petting zoo, and Jacob (our little animal lover) was crazy over it. He got to pet a llama, goat, horse and a lamb. We also celebrated our Great-Gramps 72nd birthday. We had a blast! All our cousins and aunts and uncles were there. Jacob even tried homemade ice cream. Shhh...don't tell daddy!
(Jacob & Ben hanging with Ky & Cassie)

I can't believe they're going to be a year old in two months!!! It goes by so fast. They'll be walking before we know it. But for now, they're still my babies (even though they think they're BIG BOYS).

On another note, our little man, Ben, is getting 2 teeth. Adam still has 4, and Jacob is getting 2 more. He's up to 4! Daddy's so proud! We also found out that Ben has eczema. We just went to Dr. Dillon last week and got some meds for him. My poor little booger. Luckily it doesn't bother him too much. The spots on his head are infected, probably from scratching it. They seem to be going away now.