Today during nap time I was watching Sex & The City (my guilty pleasure) & Miranda has recently had a baby. Watching her care for her little one made me realize that my babies aren't babies any more. About two weeks ago we gave up the bottle. I recently packed away one Boppy & gave the other to my sister. I have also been transitioning them off of baby jar foods in an effort to get them eating big people food.While all of this is exciting (I haven't washed a bottle in over 14 days!!!) it is also bittersweet. I loved having two tiny babes to care for. I loved their tiny toes, their tiny clothes & even their tiny cries. Now they are learning to communicate more every day, they are walking & they are playing. They are, in essence, turning into toddlers.

And I know that in the fall, when my sister has her baby, the boys will seem even bigger. Compared to her little one, they will seem like seven year olds! I am trying to enjoy each stage of the boys' development, and I think I am doing a good job, but sometimes it's hard to let go of the ones I really enjoyed.



If you double click on this one, you will see the spot where his pyogenic granuloma fell off (yep, it fell off!) and left a scab. We woke up Thursday morning to another set of bloody sheets. When I scooped Jack up, I saw that the lump, the red strawberry-looking thing was gone. Completely gone! Where it went, we still don't know. We're keeping our appointment with dermatology for the 5th, as I would like them to check it out & try to tell me exactly why this happened & (more importantly) if it's normal.
I have been praying for God to heal it so that we didn't have to seek any medical interventions that could cause Jack pain or trauma. So maybe that's what He did. Or maybe it's just another strange step in this odd little journey. In any event, I kept staring at Jack all day. As a mother, you have your childs' face memorized. Every curve, every dimple, every pore! So I kept having to do a double take. He just looks beautiful.


After swim lessons I dry the towels in the dryer. The boys decided they needed to dry off, too. They are so funny- they were both clamoring to get in there!

So Daddy helped them out.

And he squeezed them both in there. They were giggling & smiling like it was the best adventure they'd ever been on. Sure doesn't take much to keep them entertained!


Logan- he loves the water so much. He kicks, blows bubbles & loves to splash.

Mommy & Logan saying hi to Isaiah.
(He & my mom came to take pictures of the boys during swim lessons so I could blog all about it!)

Jack & Logan
I think their favorite part is the last ten minutes spent in the shallow water. They walk or crawl around & have more freedom.

Happy Jack- he loves the water, too. He splashes & swims after his floaty toys like a big kid. He also makes his chin chatter when the water is cold & it is sooo cute!

Here we are with our swim instructor, Cayenne. She is a really fun teacher. And the boys LOVE her. We're talking all dimples & giggles when they see her.


Jack loves to play ball all by himself. He holds it up over his head, throws it, giggles, chases it, picks it up, and throws it again.



Jack & Logan, jumping in Jack's crib before bedtime

Jack & his favorite bear, sleeping away

Logan saying his bedtime prayers
So precious!


{Logan & Jack}
Beating the heat by hanging out in the AC.



After swim lessons this morning we took the boys to the park. It was so meltingly hot that we didn't stay long, but they got to swing & run around a little bit at least.

Logan was very happy to swing & feel the wind on him.





Yesterday after a fun afternoon at the beach, my grandparents took the four of us to dinner at The Troller in Garibaldi. After dinner we walked around the marina and found The Double Trouble, a big boat docked there. I just had to snap a picture!

Here are the boys with my grandparents' friends' boat, The Kerri Lin.

It was nice & cool down on the water, and the sights are beautiful. Surrounded by boats in the bay, you look up & see either the tree covered mountains, or the sea. Truly breathtaking.

And our company couldn't have been better. Josh & I have always really enjoyed spending time with my grandparents, and now the boys do, too. Grandma does this really cool train whistle, and every time she did it Jack would crack up.

I couldn't believe the giggles she was getting out of him!

(side note: Sunday, after getting back from Urgency Care, Jack's granuloma bled once more. It didn't bleed at all Monday, and bled only once today. 8 days until our dermatologist appointment.)

It just warms our hearts to see how much the boys love their great grandparents & how much my grandparents love the boys. We had a great day on the coast & feel very blessed to have open arms any time we want to go there.


The Cunningham family enjoying a
gorgeous day on the Oregon Coast

This is Logan, making a Jack face

Logan building himself a sand castle

Daddy burying Jack's feet in the sand

A little bit of brotherly love

My beautiful twins

Jack doing a headstand in the sand.
He loves to do this!

Jack digging in the sand

Jack chased the kite next to our spot in the sand. Then he chased the shadow of it in the sand. Super cute!

Time for sun hats

Jack making a Logan face

Our little squirt, Logan

Logan watching Daddy walk with Jack

Logan heading for the beach.
They both LOVE to play in the surf.


On the way to the beach yesterday (which was delicious!) Jack ate his toes, which were equally delicious.

I could not stop laughing at him. He was slopping on those toes like an ice cream cone, happy as could be. What a bub!



Last night I went to be way too late, and right when my head hit the pillow, Logan woke up. And he stayed up until 2:30am. Finally at 2:36am I crawled into bed. The boys woke up this morning at 7:40am. I grabbed Logan out of his bed, and put him in the living room. I went back into the nursery to get Jack, when I saw that there was blood all over his face, ear, sheets, pajamas & blankets. I yelled immediately for Josh to get up, took Jack into the kitchen & began washing his face.
His "strawberry" had bled. And bled. And bled.
And after I cleaned it, it bled some more.
We decided we needed to head to Urgency Care.
Josh's mom came to watch Logan (thank you, Grandma!)

And off we went.

The doctor we saw was very kind. She says she thinks that it's a Pyogenic Granuloma. These are tumors that grow after 6 months of age, enlarge rapidly up to half an inch and are most common in children & young adults. There are some cancers that mimic these, so the diagnosis must be made carefully. They can be removed best via laser surgery. This is the least traumatic way, although the best way to ensure it's gone for good is surgery.
She said if it bleeds longer that 20-30 minutes to head to the ER, otherwise she suggested we just keep an eye on it until our dermatology appointment on the 5th.
That was my Sunday morning.

How was yours?



Lying here with you
Listening to the rain
Smiling just to see the smile upon your face These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive And these are the moments I'll remember all my life I've found all I've waited for And I could not ask for more
Looking in your eyes Seeing all I needEverything you are is everything in meThese are the moments I know heaven must existAnd these are the moments I know all I need is thisI've found all I've waited forAnd I could not ask for moreI could not ask for more than this time togetherI could not ask for more than this time with you
And every prayer has been answered
Every dream I've had's come trueRight here in this momentIs right where I'm meant to beHere with you here with me
These are the moments I thank God that I'm aliveAnd these are the moments I'll remember all my life
I've found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more
I could not ask for more than this time together I could not ask for more than this time with you And every prayer has been answeredEvery dream I've had's come trueRight here in this momentIs right where I'm meant to be Here with you here with me No, I could not ask for more Than this love you gave me Cause it's all I've waited for And I could not ask for more No, I could not ask for more

{song lyrics by Sara Evans}