Welcome to Tyler and Parker Thompson's Blog

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.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Into and On Top of Everything!

As the boys grow bigger and stronger, they do the most amazing things. The most scary, amazing things sometimes. I turn my back and Tyler is standing on our coffee table, Parker is sitting on the dishwasher door, Tyler is elbow-deep, digging into the Diaper Genie, Parker is opening all of the doors and getting into ANYTHING that isn't locked down! Would I notice as much if there were only one culprit? Is the fact that these are almost daily occurrences a good sign of growth or a sign of future insolence? And the fact that upon discovery I immediately think, "Where's my camera?" - I must take partial responsibility for these discretions (bad mommy). But when faced with a mixture of pride AND shock, what is a mommy to do?

Here are just a few fun pictures of the boys from the last few weeks:

Parker: "Where's the silverware basket? You know I love pulling out the knives!"

The boys are always together - for their almost daily wagon rides...

...or when we want that perfect "shot". The boys are often forced to be together.

But capturing moments when the boys choose to be together is such joy. Of course the boys can no longer play around the table, they must play on top of the table.

And when they choose to be sooo close, you can't help but feel your heart warm with pride and love. They really do love each other, don't they?


Kenz & Linds Show said...

Cute they are sooooooooooo cute!!!

Adrienne said...

Love the dishwasher photo. I have to sneak into the kitchen to unload and load dishes, as my Parker tries to do the same thing...along with yanking out plates and throwing them on the floor! I would LOVE to get together sometime. I don't have any other preemie mom friends, so it would be so nice to hang out with someone who understands about obsessive handwashing. :)