Monday, May 25, 2009

Summer Fun


Here are a few photos of the boys playing in their pool in the back yard. They are now two years and four months old.








Jon is holding Elmo. Matt is "swimming."








Jon (with back facing camera) gives his twin a kiss.








Matt "swimming."





I must admit that in this photo, I have no idea which twin is jumping off the picnic table.



10 comments:

Lexi said...

gosh they have gotten so tall and skinny from last years pictures!

jay_say said...

Oh just love the pics... the funny thing is we have that exact pool. I have to take a pic of my twins (Matt and Jon) as well as Chris in the pool.

twinboysmom said...

Your boys are so cute! My guys will turn 2 in 2 months and seem to follow right behind yours. Would you please share toddler bed advice? It's time to get rid of their cribs and they do share a room. Should I bother getting 2 toddler beds or just have them share a full size bed? Or should I simply place their mattresses on the floor? I'm terrified of what they might get into, but fear them climbing/falling out of their toddler beds.....

twinsmom said...

Lexi, They have gained less than a pound since their 2-year-appointment four months ago. They just keep shooting up!
Jay_say, I'll have to peek over at your blog and see the latest pics!
Twinboysmom, we never used toddler beds with our older kids because they just seemed a waste of money. You also can't ever lie down with yo0ur boys if they are sick or having bad dreams. We always put mattress on the floor for the few few weeks and then put them on frames with bed rails. We have totally avoided beds with the twins so far. They get to sleep by jumping up and down until the crash. I am dreading teaching them to stay in bed. Instead, we use the Halo Big Kid Sleep Sacks to keep them from climbing out. I just bought the summer ones. The mesh didn't look all that comfortable, but the boys love them.

twinboysmom said...

We used the sleep sacks when they were infants. I will try them again now. We have continued bad habits and still get the boys to sleep by holding them.
I'm sorry, but where do your boys sleep now? On mattresses on floor? One or two?
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your advice! -Casey

twinsmom said...

Hi Casey,
If you use sleep sacs again, try the big kid ones from Halo. They have foot holes so the kids can walk in them, but they can't quite swing a leg over a crib rail (Well, Matty did anyway, but we managed to bring the matress down so it's resting on the crib frame). The sleep sacks have bought us at least an extra 9 months of crib time. Halo has a multiples discount (buy one/get one half price), but only if you place the order over the phone.
Our guys are still in cribs and I'm hoping to keep them there until they are 18!!!! With our older kids, we transition to mattresses on the floor and then put them on low frames with bed rails. You can easily transition your twins into falling alseep without you by using a method recommended once to us by a doctor at the Mayo Clinic. You start off laying in bed with them until they fall asleep and each week, you take one step further away. (E.g. sitting beside the bed, then sitting in the middle of the room, then in the doorway, then outside the door). It helps the child to learn that you are still there even when they are asleep. It worked wonders with our first son, who was terrified to sleep alone. He is still a great sleep at nine years old. My twins are just wild. I fear the destruction that room will endure!

twinboysmom said...

Thank you! My twins are WILD too. They love to climb and seem fearless. I cannot imagine how we could possibly twin proof their room. BEST OF LUCK!

Emerald said...

FWIW ... I think the twin jumping off the picnic table is Matthew. He's got a clump of hair stuck to his forehead in the pictures, his brother has his hair pushed back.

twinsmom said...

Good observation, Emerald!

twinboysmom said...

Sleep Sack Results: Kyle liked his and it kept him warm. Ryan, the climber, took his off and climbed out of bed. I'll keep trying and we'll def. get some heavier ones this Winter since they always kick their covers off.