Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
There are "things I should be doing 'online', but I'm just having too much fun with these guys:
Noel and Lennon are being super-cute fun together - MOST of the time...there are still the moments where I find Noel in the prolonged "hug" (read: strangle hold), or Lennon with a size 10 Toddler shoe in his face, but a lot of the time, it's good, and I think it only gets better.
Today Noel painted a tree. I'm impressed.
Noel (who introduces himself as "Noel Bowl"), age 2 yrs. 9 mo.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We think perhaps we should enter him in a mini-Brian Wilson look-alike contest. What do you think?
He's a little cuddler, especially at 4:00 AM. That's right, almost 8 months old, and still not sleeping through the night. Thoughts, ideas, tips?
Amy, my MumsTheWurd! partner & friend, and I are Wii-ing it up together. Today will mark my 5th day using the Wii Fit. I don't know if I can explain in a blog post how much I despise exercising. Perhaps this is why the Wii Fit called me a weakling and a couch potato...but anyway...
The Wii Fit is FUN! It's exercise, but you can do things like Hula Hooping, Yoga, Strength Training with a trainer, etc. It's something I can see myself doing every day for 30 minutes, at least. Elliott & I are both love the sports disc too, which includes things like tennis, boxing, and bowling.
The most interesting thing about the Wii Fit, is that it does a body test when you first plug it in, and tells you what you weigh, your BMI, sets goals, etc. I was amazed! I fell into a category I was ok with, but I know it could be better. I'm pretty excited to see what happens over the next couple of weeks Wii-ing with Amy!
Over 4 days, I've done the Wii Fit for at least 25 minutes, done other games on the sports package (a workout too!), and done outside activities (like walking for 1 1/2 hrs. at the zoo)...and I gained 2 lbs., as of last night. We'll see if that's different today, because I'd just had dinner when I did the body test last night.
Amy & I will be logging our "activities" over the next couple of weeks to keep each other honest. Right now, I think we both love the Hula Hoop most-Amy caught 5 hoops at once! My highest was 3, but geesh, who knew hula hooping was such a freaking workout? I have been feeling the effects of the workouts-I am SORE!!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
It's time for compare & contrast:
Noel, around 7 months.
Lennon, 6 1/2 months.
There are definite differences, but they also look so much alike. I really am excited to see what they'll look like in another 6 months. I'm thinking they'll look the same with different colored hair. Although, Noel's hair's looking pretty brown here, and now he's a total blondie. Whatever, they are both friggin' darling.
Lennon had his 6 month appointment yesterday. He's 19 lbs. 14 oz. and 28 in. long. Once again, his head was at 100% on the scale. Today, he's been army crawling, crawling, and sitting up for minutes at a time. All of a sudden, he's not as helpless.
In other news, Noel had his first recording session with mom & dad. I'll be sure to post the song when it's complete. All I can say is that we had great fun, and he's a natural. Can't wait to see what our family band will accomplish in the next few years. :)
Monday, August 25, 2008
Here they are, looking brotherly. Noel is standing because they were sitting next to each other and Lennon *gasp!* touched him...so, he got away. Still, I love this pic, and Noel is warming up to him more & more. Yeah, it's only taken 6 months. Lennon loves to eat carrots and rice cereal and he's sitting up pretty well without assitance. Noel got some drums. He loves them. Lennon loves to watch Noel do anything. They are both sweet and wonderful. My heart is full.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
However, I can't complain much. Life here is good. Today, I celebrate 4 years of marriage with my awesome husband. I can't say enough good things about him. He is definitely the most caring and kind-hearted person that I have ever known. He loves his children mightily. He is a super dad, and just one of the nicest people you'd ever want to know. I am looking forward to many, many more anniversaries. I can't believe it's only been 4, and it's good to know that a lifetime more lie ahead.
Today Noel looked at a little foot massager that is basically a wooden ball with a ring around it. He picked it up and declared, "It's Saturn." Wow. He's turning into one sharp cookie. This summer, he has been enjoying going outside and playing in the water. His favorite thing to do is to "Spray Mommy!" Mommy's not so sure that it's her favorite, but whatever makes her little man happy...He will be 2 1/2 officially TOMORROW. I can't believe it.
Lennon is a sweetheart. Really, he loves people and to be cuddled and fawned over. He wants attention, a lot. This would be much easier if he were the only child, but since he's not, he gets the short shrift sometimes. He's almost 5 1/2 months old and becomes more and more like a little human being every day. His big eyes and two-tooth grin will light up your day. These brothers are going to be one handsome pair. Watch out for the $ brothers, little ladies.
Now that I've given you a pretty dull update, I'm off to nap while I still can. I'll be back soon...definitely sooner than three weeks. That's just unacceptable!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Perhaps "freedom" isn't the most appropriate expression...but I feel like I am starting to finally understand exactly how to deal with a needier baby. We both give Lennon loads of attention, because if he doesn't get it, he tends to be a little "sad". This is ok, but I really feel that to deal with a baby like this and keep your sanity, you have to find their schedule and go with it. Or notice small nuances about what does or doesn't keep them happy and try to remember them. We've figured out that Lennon just really needs us nearby a lot. Even sometimes when he's sleeping. I am finding ways to make these night time needs fewer and farther between, but I also have to be there for him if he needs me. He's a baby. He needs security from his parents the most right now, so that later on, he'll know that we have been there for him always, and we'll continue to be. He's been enjoying eating so much. I think part of his new found happiness comes from his daily dose of carrots and rice cereal. He is the baby that cries in between bites because he's so excited for more. Noel was not so ravenous for food, so this is pretty hilarious to watch for the first time.
It's been quite interesting for us to have two children with very different baby personalities. Whoa...it's almost as if they're little humans. ;-)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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