Friday, February 24, 2012

Boys will be boys

You might remember me mentioning my friend Becca moved into our neighborhood over the summer. Her boy, Carson and Dylan are the best of friends. They see each other almost everyday during the week and they play so well together. We always joke about their sizes. Dylan is tiny, and Carson is kind of a giant!:) So they make a perfect team.

Tuesday morning Becca dropped her boys off at my house so she could take a morning substitute job. Carson and Dylan were both fresh from a good night's sleep so they were wild. They left me alone so I didn't really care much. That's what is so great about them. They will come and check on their babies, but they can play by themselves for a while.

They are just so funny. Carson will mimic things that Dylan says, even though he can speak just fine, if Carson falls down, Dylan will. They will giggle and Laugh at each other. It's adorable. But one conversation from the other morning is what spurred this post. When Becca dropped them off, she told me that Carson had saved a muffin for Dylan. Dylan was sleep sleeping so Carson just played with some blocks until he woke up. I went to get Dylan and as we were coming down the stairs this is what Carson said:

C- " Dylan, we're playing at Lindsay's House"

D- "Yeah!"
C- " Dylan do you want a muffin?"

Me- " Carson, What?"

C- "Dylan do you want a muffin?"
D- "YEAH!"

Carson then hands Dylan one of the last two muffins.
C-" Muffins are my favorite snack"

Seriously, how adorable is that? What two year old do you know would share like that? Only a best buddy.

I'm pretty sure the second generation of brothers are going to be best buddies too.:)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Love You Forever

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,

as long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.

By Robert Munsch

Monday, February 13, 2012

He's a big boy now

No no, I wish this post was about Dylan being potty trained, but it isnt. I haven't crossed that bridge yet. He shows lots of interest in the potty, loves to flush, and even for several weeks, would say "doodoo" then go lay down and let me change him. That was short lived. Now it's back to pinning him down or chasing him around for a diaper change. But when I say he is a big boy, I am referring to school. The first several times, ok months, he would cry and cling to me when I left him. The day before Christmas break he finally did it. I said " do you want to go in a play?" " Otay" And he walked right in. I was amazed and sad at the same time. We were about to go on a 2 week break. He would probably regress in that time. So the first day back, I asked him if he wanted to go to school and play. He said," Otay" and walked right in. Now when we pull in the parking lot and he sees the play ground he yells " YEY" I love that he loves going to school now. His teachers adore him, and say they don't even have to pry his monkey out of his hands after nap time anymore, he will walk over and hand it to them. He must know that means I'll be there soon. So even though it took a semester, he finally is "Otay" with me leaving him now:) He will even wave "die" and blow me a kiss. I love picking him up too becuase he gets so excited. even though he only says "daddy" I think he loves his mommy too!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chef Dylan

Remember when I said Dylan could be a shoe salesman? Well I still think he could. He constantly brings us our shoes to put on, even if we are in Pj's. He insists. I think he might have found another calling as well. Being a Chef. One morning Adam was making breakfast and Dylan was basically climbing up his leg. Adam got out my step stool, and let Dylan help. I'll be honest, at first it made me incredibly nervous having him next to the stove, because he doesn't really get the " hot" concept. I guess I was wrong though, because he won't touch the stove. HE is like his Momma and loves to stir. He's dumped the salt on the floor a few times. But he loves to cook. He's made, Eggs, chicken tikka masala( He loves Indian food), pancakes, cupcakes, shrimp, and that's all I can think of right now, but I know there is more. Here is the kicker. The kid will EAT whatever he makes. Even the veggies. It's a genius plan we have. Oh, we're having Shrimp for dinner? " Hey Dylan do you want to help cook?" " YEEESSSS, I do" ( Have I mentioned yes is his new word. It's adorable.)

He also tried to say "cook" last night. It sounds more like he has something caught in his throat, but hey, he is trying and it at least has the C sound!:)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Graham { 4 Months }

I can hardly believe it. Graham is 1/3 of a year old. I've said it once and I'll say it again. Some day's I feel like he has been here FOREVER. Then others, I'm amazed he is already 4 months old. He is gaining such a personality these days. Right after he turned 3 months, he started sleeping through the night. I mean, we would put him down at 7:30-8, do a dream feed at 10:30, then he would wake up at 7am. Then the unthinkable happened. He started to try to roll over. Swaddled. This was a problem when he got himself wedged in the crib and couldn't fix the problem. We dropped the swaddle cold turkey that night. It wasn't near as bad as I thought it was going to be that first night. He cried for 20 min. before falling asleep. The next night, he went to sleep fine, but when he would wake up and slap himself in the face, well he wasn't asleep anymore. Quickly though he learned to roll onto his side, and he would sleep much better. Exactly a week after unswaddleing, he learned to roll from back to belly. Great milestone, terrible for sleeping. You see, he wasn't a big fan of tummy time. But not good enough of a roller to roll belly to back all the time. So he would roll over then get ticked he was on his belly and wake up. That took one night before he learned tummy sleeping wasn't such a bad thing. I am happy to report though, he has for the last two nights, been back to sleeping through ( with a dream feed of course.) So that basically sums up the major things that happened this month.

Some smaller things, we learned he likes the pacifier. I refuse to give it to him at night because I don't want to have to break that habit. But he seems fine with just having it in the car. He LOVES his bouncer, just like his big brother. "Boo" is the funniest word ever. He loves Dylan. I catch him just staring at him smiling. I can't wait for him to actually get to interact with him. He has recently gotten back to "talking" I think it took a side position while he learned to roll over. He is a drool factory. It's insane the amount of spit that comes out of this childs mouth.

He is on a pretty good schedule when we are at home. Which to be honest isn't a lot during the week with all the outings we take so Dylan won't drive me crazy. He adapts. He's getting much better at sleeping in his carseat, thank goodness.

I love that we can already tell, somewhat, what he will be like as a toddler. His face shape is really starting to come out, I can tell he is thinning out, hopefully not as much as Dylan, but his cheeks are as chubby. I think he will be more serious that Dylan, but who isn't really? He thinks everything is funny. Graham is harder to get to smile than Dylan was , but he is getting there. I've gotten some baby giggles, which are music to my ears. I am so lucky to have two, err three sweet boys in my life ( ok I guess four if you count Louie) I can't wait to see what this month with hold for us.

4 Month Stats:

Weight: 14 pounds 4 oz. ( The told me 40th, but I've seen other peoples blogs where I think it might be closer to the 20th)

Length: 26 and a quarter inches ( 90th percentile)

Size 2 diapers

3-6 Month sleepers and onesies

Eating 5 bottles a day - 3.5-6 oz's each. Your a little inconsistent. To much going on.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


First came friendship. Then came love. Then marriage. Then two baby boys in a baby carriage. Today, Adam and I celebrate our eleven year, yes you read that right, ELEVEN year dating anniversary. So much has happened in that time, it's hard to believe that two 16 year olds could have made it in this crazy world. Graduating high school, moving away to college, Adam taking a semester to study abroad in Germany, Graduating College, Moving to Pennsylvania, Getting Pregnant, moving back home to Texas, having said baby, Mom dieing, Adam finally getting a job, getting pregnant again, having this baby, Two under two. Two boys. The two lights of our life. Adam and I have beat almost every statistic.

Adam, ( when you get around to reading this)

I'm so lucky to have found you so early in life. I couldn't wish for a better husband or father to our two boys. They love you so much, and so do I. Thanks for putting up with us!:) I hope we have many more 11 year anniversaries!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I feel like I need to make a weekly post titles " Pinterest made me do it" I've tried several recipes from that website. Some duds, some great. My biggest inspiration from Pinterest has been to do some home improvements. hardwood floors. you see we have a formal dining room and living room. They don't really get used. Adam and I are hoping that with sprucing them up a little they can get some more usage. We moved furniture, thank goodness there wasn't a ton, into the entryway. The guys came to lay the floor on a Monday, but there was some uneven spots( they had to lay some stuff to make it level), so they had to come back on Tuesday, it wasn't dry, so they came back on Wednesday to knock it out. I am so happy with it. I love it. I don't love that it attracts dog hair and dust like a piece of tape. It will be better once I order some rugs. I really need to get on it. But it looks great and I'm happy we finally pulled the trigger.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Iphone rewind

Dylan was needy

Who doesn't love Chili's corn on the cob?

Becca taught me he loves the paci

We all took a trip to visit Aunt Erin!

Life is hard

Playtime with Caleb

Enjoying the beautiful January weather

Comfy sleeping

First time at Chuck E Cheese

We unswaddled, and he rolled over.

Happy baby after a nap