Monday, March 30, 2009

All better and off to a party...

This was a busy and interesting week. We started the week with a trip to the doctor's office. Both the boys had a terrible cough and lots of congestion. So off to the doctor's we went. We were given anti-bs for Grant's ear, again, and nothing but advice for Reed. I'm happy to report that they are doing much better now. I'm hoping that the reason we got kick out of the kids club at the gym was due to this illness so keep your fingers crossed. Grant had trouble biting others and pulling hair. So lets hope it was just because he wasn't feeling well. :)

Anyway, since we were inside a lot last week, the boys got really into "cooking" with me. Every time I was cooking they wanted a bowl and measuring spoon to "cook" also. (Reed)

On Saturday after we were almost back to normal, we went to a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese's. Our friends, the Carricks, had a party for their little boy who turned 8. He also happens to be the little guy that I tutor twice a week.
We got to ride some of the rides and play some of the games. I think Jeff and I got more into ticket collecting than the boys did.

Here's Grant with our friend Rodney playing ski ball.

He didn't really get it so he would just throw the ball down on the ramp. But at least he would give it a try. :)

Grant even rode on some of the bigger rides. This is our friend Mason.

My big boys sat at the table with the rest of the party goers. They enjoyed pizza and root beer from a cup!! What's next, driving??!?!?!?!?

So the story behind this video is a little strange. The boys have started repeating a lot. And their favorite thing to repeat is "Yuck". So what happened was Jeff and I told Grant to stop touching the trash can because it was Yuck. Well Reed was licking the floor at the same time and thought we were talking to him. So now he licks the floor to hear us say Yuck and says it himself. This is apparently very very funny. (FYI, Grant's "yuck" sounds like "guck")

Monday, March 23, 2009

Grandpa and Grangie Come to Visit

We were so happy to have Grandpa and Grangie Beck come to see us. They were here for 5 whole days and we had such a great time. We went to the museum, the park, out to lunch, and of course we went on the merry-go-round at the market.

Even looking at these pictures I'm laughing. You have to picture all four of us standing around this little tiny merry-go-round while the boys ride on it. Jeff's mom wanted to hold onto the boys while we thought it best to each stand equally spaced to help if something went awry.

So while the rest of us are perched like catchers, she is weaving under and around us to make sure she can keep her hands on them. TOO funny and so sweet. She just loves her babies so much. :) To anyone driving by I'm sure we looked ridiculous.

Baby you can drive my car... (Grant)

I had just had my car washed and was doing the windows myself and found these two. They had decided to climb in and go for a ride. I really think if they put their minds to it they could actually go somewhere. :)

So, as ugly as most people think Crocs are, we LOVE them in the Beck house. We know their ugly and we don't care. I have some pink ones, Jeff has some tan ones and now the boys have some. (Grant)

I was going to get them real Crocs, but Children's place had them on sale for 2 for $15. That's half of what I was going to pay for ONE pair. We may go back and get some more. :)

They are so funny though because they actually walked different in them for the first few times. If you've ever seen a dog walk in shoes you will know what I'm talking about. I guess it's because they are so light they don't feel like they have shoes on. They pick their feet up really high like they're walking on the moon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March for Babies

Jeff and I are doing to March for babies again this year. We really believe that some of the research that the March of Dimes has lead helped our preemies be so healthy today. The boys got several things in the NICU that were developed with March of Dimes research. We really believe in helping them further their research and hopefully end premature birth. Here's a link to our "pages" if you are able to donate we would appreciate it. We'll be walking 3 miles, with the boys in tow, on April 25th. Thanks again!
Stephanie and Jeff

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So it's already well into March and you'd think that would mean the end of the SNOW! Well you'd be wrong. We have been having snow storms lately, much to our dismay. We woke up last week the find this.

All over everything. Out of no where. We'd been having nice 50 degree weather and then a freak snow storm.

The really weird thing is that by the afternoon, it was TOTALLY gone. Not even a flake left. WE had another one on Monday night and woke up to the same kind of scene in the backyard. Seriously! When's it going to end?!?!? We're ready to put away our coats and boot and put on our flip flops.

So Jeff and I took the boys to Wal-Mart on Sunday to get a few things. When we only have a few things to pick up we let them walk. We like to tire them our as much as we can. They have gotten into this monkey see monkey do kind of phase.

When one climbs into a tub, the other one climbs in. Now if only one would start using the potty, them maybe the other would. I just don't think I'm that lucky.

Uncle Whitney and Aunt Lacey gave the boys these sweatsuits for Christmas. The boys look so cute in them. The funny part is Reed's obsession with his hood. He has to have the hood on at all times AND his insists on Grant wearing his hood too. He will come up to me and have me put his hood on, then go to Grant and try to put Grant's hood on.

They have recently become very interested in the kitchen table. I think it's because they see Jeff and I sit there and because they know there's good stuff on the table. :) The love to sit in the chairs and just sit. (for now)

We went to neo-natal follow up clinic yesterday. This clinic is for preemies that were considered at risk and spent some time in the NICU. I love it because it's a full range of evaluations for all different doctors. We saw the pediatrician, neurologist, ophthalmologist, psychologist, audiologist, and speech pathologist. It's an intense day that requires me to wrangle them quite a bit. (Grant)

The good news is that we got a clean bill of health from all of them. The boys are just amazing in their eyes (and mine). They are such a blessing to us and we are thankful daily for what they have been able to do given the start they had. After a day like yesterday I am so thankful to God that we have healthy, strong, happy, NORMAL babies. The speech path was so impressed with their 25 word vocabulary and they psychologist couldn't be more impressed with their age appropriate behavior.
The only concern we have is Grant's hearing. One of his ears didn't register well on the hearing screening. We think it's because of fluid in his ear so we're going back to have it double checked in 6 weeks. I'm sure it's fine. But just incase, say a prayer for Grant. :) (Reed above)

Here's a little video of the boys talking some. They only say like 25-30 words and it's really hard to get them to do it on command. I'll keep trying. :)