Saturday, January 30, 2010

23 months and counting!

I feel like a bad mommy blogger these days. I have been a buuuusy gal between CAUSE and the boys and some research I'm doing for a future interest which I will hopefully be able to blabber on and on about very soon! In the middle of all of that, we've had some lousy weather, Neal's crazy schedule and bouts of illness. Whee!

The dudes are doing very well, despite some runny noses, coughing and boredom of being trapped indoors for so long. They are, as always, very very busy with testing mommy and advancing their verbal skills. Jonah seems interested in his ABC's lately, and I have yet to get him to include any other letters besides ABC's but it's a start. And counting doesn't go past 2 for either of the boys. Everyday, they learn a new word or phrase. Yesterday, we added "Go Away!" to this list. Ugh. Jake seems to be a consumate echo. He just repeats everything! And the jibber jabber back and forth between them at times is SOOOO Adorable! Sometimes they are SOO sweet to each other, bringing the other one his favorite blanket or (in Jake's case) stuffed dog. And, other times it is biting, pushing, hitting, throwing, etc. I suppose that is the case for all siblings though.

I cannot believe that we are about to start planning our 2nd bday party! It's just not possible that it can be 2 years from the day they were born. No way! I love you boys!

Here's Jonah eating out. We are more stir crazy these days waiting on the meal to arrive so we have to come prepared with anything that has wheels!











And Jake, same story. Interesting how they're giving me the same look. Ha











Neal took this photo of me and the boys in their classroom before the teachers arrived one morning. The guys LOVE school and I enjoy a little quiet work time!



















Neal & I took the boys to the mall last week for some getting out of the house time. Jonah was having fun with mom's sunglasses while we waited on our lunch to arrive. Cutie!



















Here's a really cute photo of the York twins and the boys on a playdate around christmas time.
















I love this video. I was cooking and kept hearing a smacking sound to find the boys spontaneously giving each other kisses! Ugh, sooo cute!
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I took this this morning. They are in LOVE with firetrucks and were paying tribute. Smarties!
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Holiday Season

The holidays were good to the boys. If there is a toy involving transportation out there, I think the boys now own it! We had a great time, but I'm glad we're getting back to our normal. Yeah, school tomorrow!!!

We had one Christmas on Christmas Eve Eve...since Neal was flying out the next day. Then, we had a Christmas with the Grandparents and Auntie on the real Christmas day. Both, were a lot of fun and the boys had a blast with all the new things to play with and/or ride one. The favorite toy is probably the monster trucks that Aunt Lissa got us. BUT, the trucks and Motorcycle that Aunt Lo got them were also huge hits. And, the Grandparents did nooot dissappoint! Thanks everyone for the generousity! And thank you Santa for the AWESOME STUFF.

My computer is acting up so I'll have to repost the videos, but here are some great photos.

Here's what Santa brought us, taken before the boys woke up!












Jake trying out the new lawnmower while rockin his new Elmo slippers!



















The boys LOVE this slide. It was hanging out with their ball pit for a few days, which made for a fun new activity!











The twins opening presents from M&D...new shoes! Sweet.











These bathtowls that GG gave us were soooo cute!











Jake just LOVES this truck. I could slap Aunt Lo for buying it...since it plays the song "Hammertime" by MC Hammer over and over...but it is a hit!











Jonah got SO excited when he saw his motorcycle.











These cool trucks not only talk...a lot...but they also came with a cute DVD. Thanks GG and Granddad!!











Christmas Morning with cuties & Granddad!











This drum brought a little jam session out in Granddad and the boys. It was pretty adorable.











We brought in the New Year with a family breakfast at The Original Pancake House...yum! The boys learned how to cheers with sippy cups! Daddy again had to leave on New Year's eve so he missed the festivities, but thank God we have some awesome family to party with ;). Here's to a terrific, healthy, fun, wonderful, peaceful, educational, loving 2010 filled with LOTS of God's blessings!! 2009 was a good year, filled with lots of ups and downs. But we made it through and are looking forward. I still can't believe these boys are almost 2 years old. We've come so far so fast. I miss your tinyness and feeding you bottles and goopy baby food...so sweet. I miss you cuddling up on my chest as you slept. But, I LOVE that are so busy talking and watching you play is so entertaining. You both are all boy, all the time! I'm excited to see what 2010 holds for you, my precious sons! I loooove you more than I can put into words. Thanks for making my holidays a joy!