We did the boys' 10 month pictures the weekend before they were 10 months that way we could get them back sooner!! Here are a few of my favorites. If you want to view them all go to http://www.sarahmcconnell.zenfolio.com/
Joel Joel and Jackson (Joel has the Elvis lip going on) Jackson...wouldn't put down the darn cow bell Mommy and Jackie snuggeling...he was getting tired and wanted to suck, have his blankie and mama Jackson and Joel
Jackson and Joel were 10 months old on Monday, Memorial Day. The boys are growing like weeds! Jackson has 2 teeth showing, his top two and his middle two on the way in. (I'll post on that later) He hasn't been that "crabby baby" at all while getting them so they have snuck up on us!! Joel still has his one bottom tooth and is cutting more as he constantly has things in his mouth, he's working on them. The boys are getting much better and standing by themselves for short periods of time. They want to take a step but just fall to the ground on their knees. They like walking with their little car/cart and that has helped their confidence a lot. They love to copy when we clap to them or move our arms around, and their new favorite thing to postpone bedtime for as long as possible! We put them in their cribs and we can't even get out of the room without them standing at the rail. They will sit and jabber and just giggle like little girls back and forth for a long time. Last night it was 45 mintues!! Then we had to step in lay them down cover them with their blanky and they didn't move again. It's cute, I'll try and get a video of it.
Here are their 10 month stats:
Jackson - 20 pounds
Joel - 20 pounds 5 ounces
Joel and Jackson Joel eating a pizza crustJackson Daddy and Jackie resting
On Sunday night we had people over to our house for a little get together and BBQ. It was so nice out, we hung outside in the yard and played in the house all the kids were so good and liked to see and play with each other.
Jackson playing with Brady Cathcart...Brady says, "Jackson, get off my tray!!"
Jackson eating Brady's toy....Brady saying, "Gosh Jackson, stop messing with my stuff!" Joel....another one of little Brady's toys Brady
Joel and Tessa Dillinger playing
Tessa and JoelTessa crawling through the tunnel Tessa sitting in the boys' rocking chair
Last weekend (shows you how far behind I am on updating my blog) Jon's mom and sister came to pick up the boys on Saturday afternoon. Jon and I went to a 50th Birthday party, had a late, crazy night and then on Sunday we headed to Marshalltown to pick the boys up, they had such good time with grammy and grampy and Aunt Janna, oh and little Marley, the mini hamster too!
Joel and GrammyAunt Janna and JacksonDaddy being silly with JacksonJoel stacking Jackson walking with cart Joel touching Marley, Aunt Janna's mini hamsterJackie touching MarleyMarley on Jackson's shoulder and him trying to escape, he didn't like that muchJoel picking up Marley.....and swinging her back and forth....and back and forthand shaking her somemore and enjoying it!!! Poor Marley
Jon and I got married December 16, 2006, and we have identical twin boys that were born July 25, 2008; Jackson John and Joel Jeffery. We also have fraternal twin girls, Julianne Jane & Jocelyn Jo who were born May 16, 2011. Hopefully this blog will keep everyone up to date with what is going on in our busy lives!
My full-time job...wife to my best friend and mom to identical twin boys and fraternal twin girls and a stay-at-home mommy, the best job there is! I also have a small photography business that is my passion! Being a mommy and a wife bring me great joy and I thank God everyday that I'm able to have such a wonderful family.
Jon a.k.a. Dada
By day Jon works as a salesman for Barton Solvents a chemical distributing company in Des Moines. When he isn't being a daddy he loves to work outside, hang out with friends and family and chase 4 little kids around the house until they laugh so hard they fall over! His favorite time of year...football season. His team of choice...the Iowa Hawkeyes of course. 9th year in a row as a season ticket holder!!
Jackson a.k.a Jacks
Baby A as he was known for 38 weeks. Now he is an independent, smart and kind 5 year old. He loves Pre-K and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and doing all sorts of coloring and crafts. He is the helper and could be outside all day no matter the time of year!
Joel a.k.a. Joely
Known as Baby B for 38 weeks. Now he is 5 years old and our most laid back child! He LOVES to play with his Power Rangers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and loves to draw and color. Joel loves books and Pre-K and doing his weekly homework. He is very protective of his sister and such a great big brother!
Julianne a.k.a Jewels
Julianne was also known as Baby A for 38 weeks. Now she is the queen of the group! She loves all things girly and hasn't found a stuffed animal she doesn't love! Julianne loves to play dress up and snuggle with her mama. Jewels loves her brothers but would rather play with Minnie Mouse or all things "girly" than with the other kids!
Jocelyn a.k.a Jossy
Jocelyn was also known as Baby B for 38 weeks. She is the "tom boy" and LOVES to keep up with her brothers, including having a favorite toy as her Power Ranger. She will play dress up with her sister but the minute her brothers come around she's after them and can hold her own against them too! She is the peanut of the bunch and SUCH a daddy's girl she would choose snuggling, reading, playing horsey or simply following him around over anyone else!