Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Outdoorsmen in the making

Last weekend, Keegan cried real tears because we would not take him to Cabelas.  This weekend we decided to check out the new store in Columbus.  While there, we found the boys a compound bow to share.  

Jason has several bows, he just surprised me with a new-to-me Bowtech, and Kyle got his first on his 6th birthday.  With summer coming, we know we'll be spending a lot of time outdoors.  Now we have something we can all do together.

Keegan waiting his turn

Louden learning about the lead feather.

Louden picked up technique quickly 

K making sure it's just right.

Now where did that arrow go?

Before kids, Jason and I would participate regularly in 3D archery shoots.  We have always hoped that our kids would be about to join one day.  While I'm doubtful that we could make it through a 30 target course, we are one step closer.  Let's be honest, I can't pull back my bow 30 times in a day.....yet.

Love my family of outdoorsman!

Monday, April 8, 2013

5th Year Well Check

Even at 5 years old the boys are still entertained by the noise of the paper on the bench at the pediatrician's office.  Watching them, I had flashbacks of them sitting in their diapers waiting on the nurse to come in.   Funny how some things never change.

Keegan (L) & Louden (R)

This was an uneventful check up.  My pedi gives great advice on raising kids at every well check, so we mostly discussed important things to do.  He said up until now it's been easy (huh?) and all about safety.  Now is the time you start "raising" your kids.  You teach them right from wrong.  You create good readers.  You teach them to talk about their feelings.  If you don't do it now, don't think you're going to ask a 14YO how he is feeling.  

Since we got 4 shots last year, we weren't expecting any this time.  Until the nurse gave me our shot record for kindergarten registration.  She noticed we skipped the first MMR at 15 months. The boys weren't excited to hear this. They went on and on how they should have gotten it when they were babies. Regardless, they took it like a champ and was excited to get a lollipop out of the deal.

Keegan is 55.8 lbs and 47" tall
Louden is 55 lbs and 46.5" tall (97th Percentile)

Since the boys recognized that Keegan was a bit bigger, they can't seem to understand that Louden is the older one.  Some twin parents withhold this info, I don't see the harm in them knowing.  We don't talk about birth order often, so it doesn't seem to be a "big deal". 

All in all, everything is great right now.  This, by far, is the most fun age.  They're claiming their independence, they're helpful, and they are more obedient than ever!  Can we hit the pause button?


Monday, April 1, 2013

Something new for Easter

 Maybe we have a new tradition for Easter Weekend?  A 5K!  I saw on the race schedule that this race benefited Westerville Parks, which we use regularly, so I registered myself and chose the kid's chase for the boys.  Before the actual race, I decided we should drop the stroller.  They're 5 (and 2 weeks), it's taking up room in the garage, and they should be able to run-walk a 5K, right?

The race came with tech shirts, bunny ears, a Cheryl's Egg Cookie, and some coupons.  
Ready to Start!  K, Mommy, L
I was the only one being timed.  My chip time was 55:47, Bib 1160, finishing 346/363.  I think that's a great start for the boys.  L&K did awesome even though we didn't do a lot of running.  Even at this pace, they had to run to catch up often.  They were so excited to get their medals at the end.  

Afterwards, we played at a park waiting on the Egg Hunt scheduled for later.  Although they complained that they were tired, they had plenty of energy for the park.  Imagine that!

We met the Easter Bunny.

And the Lion's Club Lion.
Keegan wasn't  interested but gave him a high-5 anyway.

Easter Egg Hunt!  Louden got 4 & Keegan 5
 The boys have said they want to do another race.  I think I'll be spending a lot more on race fees!  


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