Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My New Best Friend

I have a new best friend.
She doesn't have a name yet. 
But it's definitely a she...cause she likes to keep things nice and clean.
And I think I can say that I am officially obsessed with her. 

She's the Dyson hand vac... I love my Dyson Animal big vac but needed something for the little things.  You know...the crumbs upon crumbs upon crumbs that end up all over the floor and in every crack and crevis of their high chairs?!?

She can be big (vacuum the rug and floor really quick)

And she can be small...


 And she has attachments!!


Attachments make cleaning fun.
And I have been amazed at the dust and junk she has sucked off my floor.  Amazed.

So, there you go. 

I.Love.My.Dyson.Hand vac.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

13 Months

Another month in the books. And it's been an eventful one to say the least.  We have had 2 ear infections each...at the same time mind you, massive allergies, and I had strep throat.  Oh...and I am pretty sure Stockton is working on at least 3 out of 4 molars.  Fan-tas-tic.  Seriously, the teeth saga is never ending.  I'm.over.it.  But other than that it's been fun, fun, fun. The boys are starting to walk.  They have been taking steps since 11 months but within the past week have really started letting go and actually walking.  It's funny to see my little Frankensteins marching around.   I am so ready for them to start walking.  I feel like that will make things a little easier for me...if it ever really gets easier that is.  But at least going outside should be easier instead of having to carry them or worry about scraping their knees on the concrete or rocks in the yard.  So come on boys...lets walk!!

Archer (pardon the drool, that 6th tooth is taking it's sweet time)

Stockton

Mr. Fish Face

Feeding:

We are almost off of bottles completely.  Hip Hip Hooray!  The only bottle we have left is the night time bottle and we didnt' do that one twice last week so it may be on it's way out as well.  And for some reason that makes me kinda sad *sniff sniff*.  I really enjoy that little silent time to just hold the boys and top off their little bellies before it's time for bed.  

We are officially pretty good at cups.  Straw cups that is.  They still don't really get the concept of tipping their heads back on a cup with a spout so straw cups it is.   They drink whole milk with meals and diluted crystal light during play times.  

Meals have gotten a little more complex now that we are off bottles.  They eat A LOT.  They must take after their momma.   Here is a sample menu of our day:

Breakfast: Milk and Cheerios to munch on while I cook.  Scrambled eggs with sausage & cheese along with fruit and yogurt and either toast, a pancake or a waffle. 

Lumch: Milk and Goldfish to munch on.  One of the following: Grilled cheese, grilled cheese with chicken or tuna, pb&j sandwich, chicken cheese quesadilla or mac n cheese with hot dog.  A banana, avocado or diced fruit, prunes (cause we are a little stopped up right now :-/) and apple sauce.  Top 'em off with some yogurt melts while I clean up the mess.

Snack: Fruit squeezy and animal crackers or natural cheetos

Dinner: milk and whatever we eat.  I need to get some more veggies in...need to replace a fruit serving at lunch I think.

So...yes, they eat plenty.  But they burn it all off when they play.  You would think they would weigh a ton but nope. Still in the 20th percentile in weight.
Pork chops and sweet potato fries in nothing but our diapers and tenny pumps.

Sweet potato fries are favorites at dinner!



Sleep:
Still sleeping 7p-7a.  Still taking two naps.  The first is around 10am and lasts typically an hour and a half.  The second is around 2pm and lasts until 3:30/3:45pm.  

Milestones:
  • They are so close to walking it's not funny.  If they would just let go already!
  • Still jabbering away without any meaning.  I thought I almost got Archer to say 'dog' yesterday and I thought he said 'banana' at lunch.  I think I am just thinking too much. 
  • They are obsessed with putting things into containers ect.  To the point that they want to put food on each others trays it's that much fun to move something around. 
  • Archer can stick out his tongue when you ask him to show it to you.  (not always but he does it when he wants to)
So that pretty much sums up our last month. They are eating and sleeping well.  They are too funny for words sometimes.  They love to cuddle, kiss and hug.  They get the giggles at each other every day still.  They love to play on the couch and fall over like fainting goats.  They just love to love each other and every day.

Another fun thing we have been doing lately is the baby pool.  These boys love them some baby pool time.  They like to get nekid and spash it up.  So, since baby butts make me so incredible happy words really can't describe it, the following pictures are full of nekid babies and a few nekid butts.  I have a feeling this is how they will be spending the majority of their summer.



cute.bunz.


i.love.baby.butts.

Archer loved watching the martins (birds) fly around

still bird watching

Stockton

baby butt crack alert!!

Stockton

Archer

I love you so much baby boys! It just keeps getting better every day!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Playdate with the Walters Boys...Two Weeks Ago

Two weeks ago we had a fan-tastic playdate with our little buddies Ledger and Holden. 
They just moved to Cleveland, Ohio last week.  Their momma and I have become great friends over the past year and I HATE to see them go.  But, I am so glad we were able to get the little men together to play before the big move.   She has some super handsome boys on her hands, that's for sure!


Ledger


Holden

You lookin' at me??

We met in Tulsa at her in-laws house for a little bit of playtime. Then we thougth it was a great idea to take them outside and try to get a pic of all 4 boys...surely with 2 adults we could make that possible, right?
um...negative.

The pretty green grass proved too much for my munchkins and off them went!


I'm gonna get you.. and you!
Gotcha!

Gotcha both!
Unfortunately, my camera was on a weird setting so my pics turned out blurry or just not quite right.  Dammit! But we got quite few that I can totally live with.   


Triplets?!?  Or just a runaway Hogle boy?


Holdey wasn't too excited about the "group pic"

Notice, her boys walk...mine don't.  And let me add that they walk REALLY well!!  I was so impressed. I am still impressed.  Mine still crawl but they are a-steppin' just not quite ready to turn loose yet.

Go Ledge Go!

Animal crackers make everything better...


Alicia and Ledger



 We then took the boys to Senor Tequila's for some yummy mexican food. 
And, since the boys all had on the same shirt (thanks Alicia!!) they thought they were quads and wondered who they belonged to. 
Ummmm...nope, just two sets of twins thank goodness!
And, I am not kidding when I say that they started pulling out their camera phones and taking pics.
Weird. But very amusing.
My children love tortilla chips (not the healthiest but whatev) and I was a BAD influence and gave Holdey and Ledge their very first chips.  Sorry mom...we live on the edge here in Muskogee!



I LOVE Holdey's face in this pic....words can't describe how much I love it.

I just can't quit kissing on them!

I love my little men!

Arch

Stock double fisting the chips

It was a great day and of course I wish we would have had more time :(
And, I wish it didn't take me 2 weeks to get the pics up.
But, in my defense, we have had 2 ear infections in the last month, well checks, shots and terrible allergies. 
Allergies = snot faced babies which also = tired momma.
So, better late than never, right?