Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thanksgiving- Part 2

Dad wheeling around the boys... he did this for two days. They love Blue Car
G. Grandma Jane with Grady and Brock in blue car.

The Linn's with their grandbaby herd.

Brock and Grady.

Ok, there must be a million people blogging today since it kicked off some of my pics last time too! Here is the second part of thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Pictures... long overdue. Part 1

My parens with the boys
Nana Lois with Christian and Grady

Grandma Jane with C

Grandma Jane with B

Ok, I posted these all on the last post and they erased! I guess I have a limit on how many I can post per blog post.. here we go again!

Post about Brandon

Mom and B with his stick.
B and C

B running with stick.

C in front and B behind.

Dad and B

B and stick on left and C.

Dad and B. He found this stick during the shoot and loves it soooo much!

Mom, C, B and Dad ( and of course the stick!)

How cute is C in this shot?!?

Mom and B

Dad and C

Mom and B

Family shot
Well the biggest thing going on in our lives the last couple of days has been Brandon so this post is about him! Last Thursday he went in to get the results of his routine cancer screening (now a CT every 8 months instead of 4). I had to pick up the kids and so I was not with him for this visit. They found two nodules in his stomach area that were small and concerning. There is a layer of fat and tissue that holds your stomach and organs into your body and this is where they found the two nodules. Dr. Jordan was concerned and Brandon went in for a PET scan on Friday. The boys and I drove him and he did the scan in about two hours. The scan measures for any "activity" in the body. They can check for cancer growth. After a LONG weekend of waiting, praying and more waiting the results came back and were GREAT! No activity shown!!! Brandon will do one more test on Jan 7th and endoscopy to see if they can tell what these little nodules are. Most likely they are a result from his half marathon (run 3 days before CT exam) or cysts. Needless to say, we are MUCH less worried now that we don't see any cancer activity. We might not end up knowing exactly what these nodules are, but we are thrilled that they don't look "active".

This year all I want for Christmas is a healthy family. With our ER trips for Christian this past month, Brandon and his scare... I just want everyone to be healthy. My boys have all contributed to my wrinkles and most likely a new couple of grey hairs these last few years.

We are heading over to Fort Worth for Christmas this year and we are really excited since the boys were not able to really know what was going on last year. This year they should be able to unwrap gifts and participate in all the festivities. Mom is also going to watch them on Saturday morning while mom gets a VERY needed sleep in. It has been TOO LONG since I slept well and I feel like I am WAY overdue :) Thanks mom! We will also be taking the boys to Christmas Eve service at my parent's church, Christ Chapel. Nana Lois is playing the harp this year for three services so I know that she has a big job but will do GREAT!

We thank God this year for our miracles, not only with the twins but with Brandon's excellent, clean PET scan results. We love you so much B. Thank you for all you do!

I have added a bunch of pics from Nov and Dec to the post....enjoy! All the ones with the orange and white vests were taken this Nov. by Lea Popham. She is an old sorority sister of mine and did such a great job we had a hard time picking our top 30!! Thank you Lea for catching us all so wonderfully!

Merry Christmas to all!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas with the Barefeet/Longair Clan

Christian on his new rocking horse... thanks uncle Kit!

The Barefoot Family

Brock riding the sadle in the Hanger house on the ranch

Don, Brock, Grandma Pearl and Brandon

The Barefoot/Longair Clan

The ladies in their holiday sweaters.

Brock in his horns :)

We have had an EXTREAMLY busy couple of weeks. We celebrated Grady's birthday at his party last weekend and then we got ready to welcome Brandon's family starting on Thursday. Brandon's parents arrived and were very nice to offer Brandon and I a date night! They watched and bathed the babies while Brandon and I had dinner.

Friday morning we had the task of packing us all up and picking up the rest of the family and moving the babies out the ranch in Fort Worth where we all stayed for Christmas. We relaxed, ate, played games, toured the Stockyards, exchanged presents and watched football with his family. A good time was had by all! The boys were so grown up from their last visit and had such a good time playing with family!

We all came back home on Sunday and unpacked all our things and the babies played with all their new toys. It was so lovely to see everyone again and we are so happy that everyone was willing and able to make the trip to Texas.

The boys have been doing so many new things lately I wanted to make sure I included that in our post (mostly so I can remember later:) Christian loves to point, drive his car, and shake his head "no" these days. He knows what no means and when I ask him a question that he doesn't want he shakes his head no. So cute and helpful! He is really speeding up with his walking and is running all over the house now too. He is super crafty and really gets into things these days. Brock is points, saying no, baby (i think) for his bunny, climbing on everything, learning new words and giving lots of hugs and kisses. He is also getting long hair with curls in the back. Cute!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Austin, Turkey Day and RSV!

Well it has been an exciting two weeks around this place. We traveled to Austin to visit Brooke and her family and had a GREAT time! Anderson is so cute and the boys all had such fun playing! Mom came home very tired from the weekend of chasing babies, a horrible car ride alone with the kids (150 miles of screaming) and early mornings (don't the babies know we are supposed to sleep in on vacation?!?). All was worth it to see my favorite Austin momma :)

We got home on Sunday and packed the boys back up on Wednesday for Thanksgiving in Fort Worth. But before we could go, we had two puking babies on Monday (Brock) and Wednesday (Christian) and then I got a little sick on Wednesday night and Brandon had it on Sunday. Both my parents got the flu from the boys on Friday and Sara's family all really had it over the weekend. Yikes! One way to work off our thanksgiving turkey I guess. The babies were both pretty difficult over the thanksgiving holiday which made us take in Brock to the doctor on Sat. morning. He has RSV and an ear infection. Ugg. We have been giving him a breathing treatment for his cough and antibiotics for the ear infection. Christian hasn't gotten the RSV yet and we are praying he doesn't. Brock is not to sick and is not running a fever at all. We think he was most likely on the tail end of it by the time we actually took him to the doctor. He is actually pretty spunky so I don't think he has a bad case.

I have pictures from Thanksgiving to post (at a later time) and some cute ones of all the babies in Fort Worth. Hope you all had a great turkey day. This makes our second Thanksgiving in a row with sick babies (ironically from almost the same thing). It was wonderful to see our grandma Jane over the holiday. The last time she got to see the babies they were not even sitting up so this was a BIG change!

We have a big weekend of birthday parties (Grady) and Christmas parties this weekend so we need better babies quick :) We are also getting ready to have Brandon's whole family in town in two weeks which will be great fun. Most of them have not been able to see the babies since last year and this is a HUGE change!

Post pics soon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It is Officially Winter in Texas!

Boys at the photo shoot

Brock found a stick that he WOULD NOT let go during the photo shoot. So cute!

Brock likes to lift the weights in our house. Strong man!

Right before our photo shoot

C at the mall

B and C at the mall

C in tunnel

C in the tunnel at the Galleria play yard.

Brock testing out the wheel.

Christian giving it a spin.

B and C modeling their new hats.


So we took the boys to the mall last weekend since it was rainy and yucky. There were TONS of kiddos playing in the indoor playground so we just stayed a few minutes. The boys are some of the smaller kids that play there so mom has tried to make sure they don't get run over by the big kids. Saturday afternoon we had a photo shoot with an old sorority sister of mine, Lea. I can't wait to see the pictures! It was a bit more difficult now that the boys are so mobile. This week the boys also modeled their new hats for us. So funny and cute!!!

Brandon and I are taking them to Austin this weekend to see The Gerault clan and so Brandon can do his Warrior Dash race on Saturday. I am so excited to see Brooke this weekend and I know the boys will have such FUN with Anderson!
I tried to post my first video on the blog... I don't usually do naked videos of the boys but they are so cute running around in their winter hats! I hope it works!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

15 Month Check Up

This weekend at Whole Foods in the grocery cart/car. This photo is REALLY representative of how we are each day around here!

Well we have a new big guy! Christian beat out his little brother on weight this last week at their 15 month! Christian weights 24 pounds, 2 oz and was 32" tall. He was in the 50% for weight, 75 % for height and 75% for head size. Big Boy! He had grown 1 1/4 inch in a little over 2 months. Wow! Since this guy was born at 14 1/2 inches that is pretty amazing to me!
Brock did great at his apt too weighing in at 23 pounds 11 oz and 32" tall. He also had the same exact head size as Christian (48cm). He was very close to 50% weight and same on all the other statistics. The doctor was very impressed with both boys and we got the same advise on Brock's breath holding tantrums as before.... leave him alone and he will just quit when he is ready (about 3 years old or so). She told us some kids are just more difficult than others and it is a total personality thing. She said most kids who start tantrums like this early like this end up being type A personalities. Wonder where he gets that?!? FYI, I am bringing this up in his wedding toast....j/k :)
She also gave me permission to keep our night time bottle for a little while longer. They were supposed to be cut off all bottles as of 15 months and I think Brock would be just fine but Christian is a bit more picky with his milk sippy cups and gets most of his milk at night before bed. I am going to keep him on it at least another month to make sure he is ready to drop that liquid. He loves it so much and I just don't think he is ready just yet. Good news for Brock since he is in the team he gets to keep drinking milk too (although I do feel he is ready to drop the bottle).
Boys are starting to slow down in weigh gain since they take life on at full speed ahead. Very normal for little toddlers and they have really slimmed down :( We now have little men instead of babies.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloweeeeeeen Part 2

Our best shot... Brock is not so happy.

My parents and the boys!

Grady loves his costume

A tired mom and the boys... it has been a long day :)

Grandma Linn and Christian

Getting everyone to look at the camera proved to much...

Grandpa showing Brock that the helmet is not really so bad.

I ran out of picture room on my last post so here are a couple more from the weekend of Halloween. Brock did NOT like his helmet. Such a sad baby.

Weather has turned cold and rainy here... perfect sleeping in weather and the babies and I took advantage this morning and snoozed until 745a. Lovely.