Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
In case you can't tell in the first pic take a look at the one below
I have a headless "twin".
Do you think the boys are trying to send one another "a message" like the horse head? Maybe I have seen "The Godfather" one too many times but this made me laugh once I got over the fact that my figurine was ruined.
The rest of my day consisted of watching the boys play with my sweet nephew Jackson. Look at all this chubby goodness! I miss when the boys had all that chub.
And now as the boys sleep I am making and laminating (b/c I am a dork and wanted a laminator for Christmas) colors for the boys to learn.olds let me know because I have no idea where to start.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
"Houston, we have a problem!" This is 1/2 of the ingredients.
I think last month I claimed that it was the last "chair pic" but now I mean it!
Alex "cleaning" his brother. Don't worry that vacuum was off.
This is while I attempt making dinner. Notice Eli "cleaning" the floor with a paper towel.
I did find the boys their own dust pan and broom set in the dollar section of Target. Score!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Me (presumably young mommy): We probably played sports against one another!
Other Mommy: Probably, what year did you graduate?
Other Mommy: *chuckles* Oh no!
At this point my older sister Mindy and I must have been arrogantly thinking the same thing, she must be older, due to her chuckle and my sister quickly chimes in with:
Mindy: Oh well I graduated in 1991!
Mean (did I say that?) other Mommy: *chuckle* Oh, no, no I graduated in 2000.
Hmmmm! Isn't that special??? I awkwardly laughed with her and said "Oh well maybe you played against our younger sister". Yeah, that must be it.
So that is my lesson in humility for the day :) I am just kidding it was actually funny to me and Mindy and I had a good laugh about it later. I guess being 32 doesn't make me a young mom. It is just a weird realization because I think as you age you kind of forget that you are getting older. For instance my younger sister just turned 30 (Happy birthday Missy!) and it was like this realization that I realized "oh, that means I am no longer 30". Kind of funny!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
"This one is not for amateurs but an experienced milk drinker like me can pull this off." Eli
Play peek-a-boo with the place mats.
Invite your cousin over and get messy. Throw peas and carrots around. (Note: Mommy didn't enjoy this one and we got a lot of stern "no, NO's" but we feel it was worth it.
Make forts with your Daddy. It takes him longer to put up than you will want to play in it but he doesn't mind. Daddies are cool like that!
We recommend that you throw this one in after the pea and carrot throwing because Mommies love it. They even scour stores after you do this looking for brooms and dust pans of your very own. I am telling you everyone wins here.
Last but not least, close yourself into a cabinet or two. (Warning: Brothers may close the cabinet on you when you don't want them to. Don't worry though Daddy or Mommy will save you.
Friday, January 16, 2009
These were the biggest bubbles EVER. This one pictured was actually one of the smaller ones. We had a lot of fun in Nana and Papa's yard. The boys were 14 months old here.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Eli thought Alex had a great idea!
And this one is just because I love their chubby little hands!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
On a much lighter note, we spent the ENTIRE morning at the hospital for this appointment. We left home at 9:30am and returned just before 2pm so I am hoping for an awesome nap from the boys. Other than that I am just sitting here blog reading and enjoying a warm cafe mocha. Ahhhh. I need it after a morning of fighting snowy downtown traffic and keeping twin toddlers busy in a doctor's office for hours on end. My head kind of feels as if it might explode.
In keeping with my resolutions, I am heading off to do some crunches and some other crazy exercises that make walking painful. :) I started an 8 wk session yesterday that involves exercising (exciting!!) and logging my food intake (not so "exciting"). A lady from church is an instructor and she does this absolutely free so I am thrilled to be a part of it and feel so blessed that my in-laws are willing to watch the boys so I can go there weekly. Although it is a blessing, as I was driving away from there yesterday I noticed that it hurt my legs to push the accelerator!! Did I mention that it is a blessing?? Yeah? O.K. Just checking.
Monday, January 12, 2009
His new friend joins him at the table and when he is having his diaper changed. We have started leaving his binky (pacifier) in the crib when he is not sleeping. We give it to Mr. Bunny and it is Bunny's turn to take a nap. He has adjusted well and today marks one entire week of leaving it in the crib. Yay, Alex!!! I think his pacifier obsession has been replaced with his alligator.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
It is pretty typical in this house for the boys to be loving each other one minute and wanting to kill one another the next. It is sibling rivalry at it's finest and I thought this picture displayed the rivalry part beautifully. Alex is screaming and Eli is determined to unclench his hand from the top of the slide. Isn't that just so sweet? (I hope you hear the sarcasm there.)
Friday, January 9, 2009
My "plan" was to blog pictures of the boys their first time in their high chairs and their last. Look how big you've grown boys! The bottom picture was just because I couldn't resist. They are six months old here.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Alex and Eli are doing so many things lately that make me realize that they are big boys. We retired their high chairs last week and they are now in booster seats. We had travel high chairs but I am still glad to see the bulky things go. I was not prepared however for them to be able to reach everything on the table during dinner. You definitely have to be a step ahead of these boys.
They also got cute new toothbrushes from Aunt Kim and they love them. They actually cry at night because they want to take the toothbrush to bed with them. Before this I was using the ones that you put on your own finger and brush with so I think the fact that after I brush their teeth they get to do it is thrilling for them.
Eli has begun to state that the "S says SSSSSSS". He has decided, however, that he no longer wishes to stand and walk. He won't even try lately. I guess, he will pick it up again when the mood strikes.
They understand everything we say also. I made the huge mistake of saying the word "outside" before we bundled them up for the elements last week. This meant that Jared and I got them dressed for outside while listening to them wail into our ears. Oy!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Enjoying a Winter/Spring Walk
The month they discovered Baby Einstein DVD's.
Turning one. They definitely had different reactions to the day.