Tyler and Parker Thompson arrived on June 23, 2008 at only 26 weeks and 4 days old, weighing 1 pound 6 ounces (Parker) and 1 pound 10 ounces (Tyler). Parker spent 129 days (home 10/30/08) in the NICU, while brother Tyler spent 143 (home 11/13/08). We are thrilled to have our family complete with both boys home!
This blog was created by John (the daddy) to inform family and friends (and now new acquaintances) of the twins progression. Below is the blog archive dating back to the week Heather (the mommy) was admitted to the hospital. We try to post weekly updates, but on occasion the week gets the best of us.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A Balancing Act
I'm not quite sure where it started, but at some "desperate" time at home with the boys, I decided to introduce them to object balancing. I must have been having one of those long, "what time is it...no, it can't be" days when I started putting toys on top of my head. The reaction was amazing - the boys thought mommy was the BEST. Their eyes twinkled with excitement as their mommy threw toys and other household objects on her head. After a number of items were displayed, I realized the boys LOVED it most when the balanced items fell from my head, down to the ground. So that became the fun new game - mommy puts stuff on her head, they fall off, boys laugh - perfect time killer! So after a number of laughs and toys later, Tyler grabbed the bowl that had just fallen off my head and reached up to put it on his own head. What a smart boy! I (OF COURSE) encouraged this action and months later, he and Parker are now expert balancers. And because I think it's hilarious, I've captured a number of moments on film. Here are a just a few things the boys can balance on their heads. Enjoy the silliness!
Tyler is very serious about his koosh!
Parker knows he can beat this number '2' block!
Tyler: Come on amateur, you can do better than that bowl - you're beyond this!
Parker: Bubbles are a must and the mustache is a bonus!
Tyler: More of a cute picture than good example of balancing.
Parker: Cups, spoons and other kitchen items are favorites during sink baths!
Tyler: Cut out pumpkin from OT
Tyler: paci - not used to suck on, but good for throwing, chewing and of course, balancing on head.
We live each day with a sense of hope, happiness, and determination. We take one step at a time, day by day, knowing that we will one day wake up and find ourselve with two grown sons! We savor their existence and try so hard to not take ANY time for granted. After a five year struggle leading up to the birth of our darling little ones, we are so grateful for the family we've been given. This blog has become our family journal that inspires and comforts us daily. Thank you for sharing in this journey with us!