Sunday, October 26, 2008

Zoo Boo!!

The boys got to enjoy Zoo Boo this year. On Saturday we took the boys to the zoo after naps. It was a great time. They got to wear their costumes, get candy, see a lot of halloween decorations, and see all the animals. The twins enjoyed watching everyone around them. I think Eli enjoyed seeing all the costumes the other kids were wearing. Eli is a very terrifying bat and the boys are pumpkins. They were definitly a hit at the zoo.




We have also been enjoying some time outdoors. Before it gets too cold we have been playing outside as much as possible. The boys just enjoy crawling around in the grass going after what Eli is playing with. Right now Eli is a big fan of playing in the leaves, soccer, and golf (as always). the boys have been getting into a lot of things. The most recent discovery was Jack's water bowl. Andrew was completely submerged splashing around one day. Everyone is doing great. Attached are some pictures of the past week.
The boys chasing after Jack, this happens quit often.

Eli's tape measurer, one of our favorite toys. It follows us everywhere.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Fun!!

Well the past week has been full of fun activities for the boys, with some new firsts. Like Eli falling flat on his face, forgetting to put his hands out and getting his first massive fat lip. The boys also had their first trip on a hayride to a pumpkin patch. We went to Beesley's farm in Danville and had a great time with Grandma McIntyre. We got to go pick out our pumpkins and enjoy some apple cider. We had a lot of fun, even if the twins were feeling a little under the weather. We have also been enjoying a lot of time outside. Eli loves playing in the leaves while the boys enjoy trying to eat the leaves. The twins have really bad colds and decided to pass it on to mom and Eli but besides that everything has been great. We also enjoy watching our Colts and having everyone in their jersies. Here are the boys playing in our own football field.

Eli also enjoys running with Jack and going on bike rides with mom and dad. Eli loves sitting with Jack until they are told to go. Jack and Eli then run to Dad while he throws the ball. Here they are in position to go! We hope everyone is enjoying their Fall just as much as we are! We would also like to congratulate our friends, Rachel and Jeff Goddard, on their addition of a third little girl this past Thursday. We are very happy for them and can not wait to meet her. Coming from experience having three girls will be very exciting!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Past Few Weeks

Well we have been busy the past few weeks with a lot of visits with family to going many new exciting places. Aunt Andrea and Uncle Matt visited us this past week. It was great to see them and to celebrate with Andrea at her baby shower. She is expecting a little boy, Evan Jacob, in February. (sounds familiar, all three of my boys were born in February) It was great to see many friends at the shower. Who could believe that the Block girls would be having all boys (so far).
Eli and Aunt Andrea

Eli and the boys have all been very busy little bees. We have visited both sets of Grandparents a few times over the past few months. While in Champaign we enjoyed trips to Curtis Apple Orchard where Eli got to feed goats, go through opstacle courses, ride on ponies, etc. It was a very exciting day for him. The boys enjoyed watching. The boys are getting into everything and wrestling over who gets to do what. With Andrea we went to the Children's Museum and had a great time. The boys enjoyed Babyscape. I am attaching pictures from a few of our activities over the past month. We really do keep very busy and I enjoy seeing all that the boys can do.

The boys in Champaign enjoying the beginning of Fall!!

Caleb trying on Grandpa's hard hat.




Andrew and Caleb in Babyscape. Enjoying the time to crawl around after being stuck in the stroller.


Eli riding a pony at Curtis.

The boys wrestling over anything!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Welcome!!

It has been a very busy seven months of our lives. It has become apparent that it is too difficult to email out pictures, call, write, etc. to everyone that we want to. So we decided to create a blog to help keep everyone updated on our everyday life and to see pictures of the boys. We are very fortunate that our family is very healthy and happy. The twins have just turned seven months and Eli is now 2 1/2. It is hard to believe how fast time goes.

Eli has just been potty trained which was very exciting. We still have a few accidents here and there but it is going well. He is learning every day. It is amazing how fast they grow up. It is such a joy to watch him!!

The twins are all over the place. They began crawling and pulling themselves up onto everything so we have had a lot of bumps and bruises. Wherever one is the other has to be, even if it takes tackling the other. Eli does a great job of keeping them entertained and making them happy. At their six month check up they were both 17 lbs 3 oz. Andrew was 26 1/2 in and Caleb was 27 in. We are so happy that they are healthy twin boys. I am going to attach a few recent pictures of the boys and then a few of when the twins were born.