Monday, September 26, 2011

Time is flying

Weston and I enjoyed the Dr. together this morning while Ashton was at school.
We got to peek in on these beautiful babies and watch them move and tumble.
Next week we will be halfway through (a twin pregnancy) and time is flying by.
I am so thankful for ultrasounds and for healthy babies.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Carlsbad aquarium

Katie and Ashton building with Legos
Ashton and Katie touching the star fish
Westie getting a turn (he wasn't as excited to touch the fish)

About a month ago, we were able to go to the Carlsbad Aquarium (at Legoland) with Grandma and Katie. Unfortunately, Kim had just flown back to Utah the day before, so we missed her!
The boys loved having them there to run around with and I was thankful for the help (this was right in the middle of peak "all day sickness").
I think the boys liked the sharks the best and of course building with Legos.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Some fun facts!

Babies @ 8 weeks
Babies @ 10 weeks
Baby B @ 13 weeks
Baby A @ 13 weeks

First off, we would like to thank everyone for all of the calls, emails, facebook notes and blog messages congratulating us.
There have been a lot of questions regarding the babies so I thought I could address some of them on the blog.

Yes, this pregnancy was planned! Tommy and I have talked about having another baby for the last year or so, but we wanted to check some things off of our "list" before we added more to our family. A couple of the major things was our trip to Hawaii and me running in a half marathon. The marathon that I wanted to do wasn't until June, so we decided to wait and see how we felt then.
These twins were not a result of any fertility treatments. We were just lucky to get pregnant right away, and with 2 babies at that.
A lot of you speculated that our chance of having twins was pretty high already because Tommy has twin sisters and on my moms side of the family (the Hunts) there are a ton of twins. But actually identical twins are not hereditary. The chance of having identical twins is about 3 in 1,000.
So there are the facts folks!
Stay tuned for a post about our trip to Texas :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Some big news!

The Bell family is expanding!
Our kid count will be doubling because....

Found out the end of June we were expecting.
August 1st showed 2 babies on our first ultrasound.
4 ultrasounds later our babies are healthy and growing strong.
And they are IDENTICAL!
Due the first of March (but probably sooner as twins tend to come early!)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bye, bye summer

Mrs. Khols taking Ashtons picture in the "Rainforest"
Mrs. Khols giving Ashton his new school t-shirt

We are so excited for this new school year.
This will be Ashton's 2nd year of preschool at P.C.P. and we are so glad that we are returning.
This year Ashton is in the Toucan room and will go 3 times a week. His teachers are Mrs. Khols and Mrs. Kennedy.
We had a one on one meeting with his teachers last Monday and they seem wonderful.
Thursday was orientation and Ashton got to spend some time in his new room and meet all of his new classmates.
School starts on Wednesday and we are happily counting down the days!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fun in the sun!

Summer is nearly over. Things have been a little crazy here at our house (more on that to come in a later post) hence the lack of blog posts.
Early August Grandma and Grandpa Bell moved out here! They are actually in Huntington Beach but that's only a little over an hour drive from us.
We have enjoyed seeing them regularly and are looking forward to having them so close.
We got the opportunity to go visit them at the resort that they were staying at while they were waiting for their things to arrive.
Kim and Katie were out here too before school started and the boys loved having them around.
We spent the day swimming, going down water slides, ordering food poolside and just enjoying the nice weather.
After dinner we headed out to one of the fire pits and made s'mores.
It was a fun day and we were all happily exhausted when it was over.