The boys had a lot of firsts this past weekend: they went to the park for the first time and had their first swing ride, Thomas drank out of a straw and Matthew began standing up without having to hold onto anything (they both have been . Both boys are changing so much both in their physical abilities and in their personalities. They both take a lot of independent steps but are not completely walking yet. Thomas has been able to stand up without holding onto anything for a bit now, and Matthew started doing that this weekend. Matthew loves to chew on carrots and they both love pizza crust. They will both have their first haircut this week and we will be scheduling their one year pictures for next week. I can't believe that their one year birthday is only 2.5 weeks away. Here are some pictures from this weekend.