My favorite picture of us!
She is nicknamed Bean because when she was born she was only 3.2oz and was small enough that I could cup her in my hands. She was born at 29 weeks and was in the NICU for 2 1/2 months. She did not have any physical problems apart from a slight case of sleep apnea and was only kept that long because she gains weight very slowly. She still remains a petite girl, although she is one tough cookie!
Munchkin also had a difficult time after his birth. He was born at 38 weeks but had immature lung disease and was in the NICU for 2 weeks. He was in intensive care for slightly over one week and it was the scariest time of my life. He had breathing tubes and a machine hooked up to him to control his breathing while they tried different methods to patch up his lungs. But he was healed up quickly and I was so happy to bring him home to see his sister who adores him.
He is nicknamed Munchkin because for the first year of his life he was a rolly-polly baby. He was often called "Chubbles" (affectionately, of course) and had a very pronounced round head. Hence, Munchkin, like a donut round. Though, to be fair, he spent most of that year devouring fruit and yogurt and almost nothing else (even now, those are his two favourite foods). I think he just wanted to catch up to his sister... And he did. Within a year. He is now two pounds heavier, although she is slightly taller. They are often confused for twins.
They enjoy playing with play dough, finger paints, chalk and just about every other craft supply. And since I'm one of those mothers who is worried about chemicals being in everything, I make (most of the time) all of our art supplies from common kitchen ingredients. They are especially fond of small world play and story time. Bean loves science, math and puzzles and Munchkin loves to sing, dance and build things.They keep me on my toes and I'm constantly on the lookout for a new fun activity to try with them! So if you have any suggestions, feel free to share them! You can leave a comment or email me at MunchkinandBean (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Kristan and Albz
Albz and I have been together for over three years. We love playing board games together and with our friends. We host many board game nights at our house, sometimes nearly every night, and Albz is our storyteller (aka DM aka GM, but we call it ST) for most of our role-playing games. We are easy-going parents and love introducing the kids to new games. We're also eclectic homeschoolers, love going hiking and camping, and going on fun adventures.