Friday, November 30, 2007

1 Month Old

We are one month old today! Happy birthday to us, and Uncle Steve (since we can't forget about family). How fast time flies when you are eating, sleeping, and pooping. We decided to have a little photo shoot with mom and grandma, but I put an end to it when I decided to try and eat Lily. What can I say, it was time to eat.

As for our first month it was pretty uneventful. We are both getting big with Lily finally graduating to newborn diapers and pajamas, and I am starting to wear some of my 0-3 clothes. We are slowly getting on a schedule, although I must say I'm cooperating a little quicker than Lily. Mom and dad are grateful for that, but they said they'd keep us both.
Good thing because I think the 30 day return period is up.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving day with the Rivero's and Grandma Williams. From what we heard everyone ate too much, but dad was nice and saved us some leftovers. The day was fairly uneventful, and as you can see we spent much of the day sleeping. Dad and Larry left early to go to the ASU game, and mom and Pam took us for a nice long walk to work off all of the calories.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

3 Weeks Old

We are 3 weeks old today! Mom and dad made us get up really early for our 2 week well baby check-up with Dr. Mike today. He said our tickers were working great, and we are now both on the charts for growth. Since I'm still bigger let me tell you our stats. Lily weighed in at 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She gained 1 pound 2 ounces in 2 weeks thanks to all of the eating she does. I was 7 pounds 2 ounces and 20 1/4 inches long. I'm obviously doing a little bit of eating myself having gained 1 pound 3 ounces in 2 weeks, but I'd say sleeping is still my favorite thing to do. We didn't take any exciting pictures, but we attached some that show us all bundled up to go to the doctor. It was a cool 57 degrees when we left this morning, and in Arizona that is considered cold!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Cubs Fans Here!

Go Cubbies!!! We are officially ready for the next baseball season to begin...only 4 more months. Thank goodness spring training is here in Arizona. We've already learned how to do the wave, and we have all the gear necessary to show our loyalty to the Chicago Cubs!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Our Favorite Pastime

Our favorite thing to do is SLEEP. It doesn't matter where we are, although if someone is holding us it is pretty comfortable...if you can't tell from the pictures. Feel free to stop over and we'll show you how it is done.


Here we are sleeping with our furry brother, Wrigley. He is still a little unsure about us, but we think he is quickly learning that we are here to stay. He tries to give us his duck or ball to play with, but we are still a little too small to play fetch with him. He'll love us when we get bigger though and we can play with him all of the time.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Our First Outing

Mom, dad, and Grandma Williams took us on our first outing to Discovery Park in Gilbert. We walked around the lakes and saw lots of ducks. Hopefully we'll get to go on more outings soon!

Our Family

The Rivera Family
Luis, Michelle, Ryan, Lily, and Wrigley Rivera

The Rivera Family

Here is the updated Rivera family photo. Wrigley even made his way into some of the pictures since technically he was mommy and daddy's first kid.

4 Generations

Here we all are - 4 generations strong - Great-Grandma Ruiz, Grandma Rivera, daddy, and us.

Grandpa and Grandma Rivera

We were also able to meet our Grandpa and Grandma Rivera. We are grandbabies #1 and #2 for them so they are a little rusty...grandma needed a lesson from daddy on how to change our diapers. She learns quickly though. We loved all of the hugs and kisses and are looking forward to spending the entire week with them.

Great-Grandma Ruiz

This weekend we got to meet our Great-Grandma Ruiz. She flew here all the way from Illinois to meet us. She loved hanging out with us, and we found out she changes diapers and gives baths! Daddy said he has never seen her smile so much in her life.

Titi Molly and Craig

Here we are with Titi Molly and our future Uncle Craig. Titi Molly loved just holding us and cuddling, but Craig was a little nervous.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Posing for Grandma


We learned today that Grandma Williams likes to take A LOT of pictures. So here are some pictures of us posing for grandma trying our best to look cute. We think we did pretty good!


T-Shirts from Daddy

Check out our cool matching t-shirts that daddy bought us. He thought they were too cute to pass up. We think he has pretty good taste.

Monday, November 5, 2007

First doctor's appointment

We had our first visit with Dr. Mike today in the outer space room and everything checked out okay. Lily was back up to her birth weight - 5 lbs. 2 oz. and Ryan gained a few ounces and was now up to 5 lbs. 15 oz. (only 2 1/2 oz. shy of his birth weight). Ryan also grew 1 1/4 inches putting him at 19 3/4 inches, and Lily was holding steady at 18 inches long. Dr. Mike said everything else looked great, and for twins we were doing perfect!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Look how BIG we are!

Grandma brought out some of mom's Cabbage Patch Dolls from when she was little, and grandma wanted to see if we were as big as the dolls. Even though we are getting bigger, we think the dolls won.

Grandma Williams

Grandma Williams (mom's mom) has been staying at our house for awhile helping out mom and dad. She is staying until mid December so we will get to spend lots of time with her. This will be nice since she lives far away in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Mommy got Busted!

Mommy thought she was being so cute when she found daddy sleeping with us. Little did she know that daddy would get her back, and quick. We played a key role in getting mommy in trouble too since we were up almost the entire night on Friday and Saturday, and we kind of require a lot of her attention during the day too. We think we wore her out, because mommy isn't known for napping. We think we may have gotten the best of Wrigley too...GO US!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Days of our Lives

Mommy told us that a big part of our lives would be spent napping with daddy. She said we could ask anyone who knows daddy, and they would agree, that he is often caught napping while watching some sporting event on TV or his favorite show, SportsCenter. We are starting to believe her considering we have been home less than 24 hours and daddy was already caught napping with both of us in two completely different spots in the house during two different TV shows (and one of them was SportsCenter).

Friday, November 2, 2007

First Bath


We took our first baths at home tonight with mom and dad. Luckily it was only a quick spounge bath of our upper bodies and hair because it was least we thought so. Mom bought some cute towels to keep us warm though.

As you can see we both loved our baths so much...hence all the loud screaming. We did enjoy having our hair combed afterwards though and we smelled pretty good if you asked us!


Coming Home!

We were discharged from the hospital today with a fairly clean bill of health. The pediatrician said we had a mild case of jaundice, but nothing to be too concerned about. Mom and dad just need to keep an eye on us. We were able to wear our cool Chicago Cubs blankets home...thanks Betty!
We also took our first ride in mom's car today. We were very comfortable and slept the entire way home. Our carseats are still kind of big for us, but we're sure we'll grow fast and fit into them soon.

Grandma Williams and Wrigley decorated our house for our homecoming, and Wrigley sat outside and waited until we got home. I think Wrigley is going to take good care of us. He is a little scared when we cry, but he is very gentle and he is always checking in on us when we sleep.