Friday, August 31, 2012

Overheard Last Night

while I was nursing C in his nursery and Hubs was reading bedtime stories to the boys in the living room:
N: Daddy, do you have boobies?
H: No...
N: I do!  See? (Lifts shirt and points to nipples)
H: What do you use them for?
N: To feed my bear!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

No More Mr. Little Baby

He's outgrowing everything! His bum hovers just above the floor in his bouncy chair, his 6 month onesies barely snap and he prefers standing to sitting on your lap. And today, can you believe it, he tried out the high chair (for card-making viewing purposes , not food-eating). I dusted off the jump a too and teething toys this week, too. Oh my goodness, where did my little baby go?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gettin' Crafty

I spent my last bit of mother's helpers time today creating a photo book on Shutterfly because I had a free code that expires tomorrow.  Losing free money is a very good motivator!  It took forever like those things always do - I worked through nap - hey!  They napped!!  Leaving the screen open on the desktop all day, I dashed down here the minute I closed their door (they are still not asleep because they napped) to make the finishing touches and place the order.  It turned out very cute, by the way.

The rest of my evening will look like this, provided the twins quiet down soon: me and a snack snuggled on the couch to watch something brainless on cable - heaven only knows what's on since I've only seen the Olympics lately - crocheting some Christmas gifts.  If it weren't so hot out, I'd have a fire too, I'm feeling so cozy and crafty today. 

The fellas were reunited with Dragon Pool this afternoon, which kept them cool and entertained for almost two hours while a pregnant friend and I chatted about what else?  Pregnancy.
We're not bothering you, so please don't bother us with photos.

A very good day.  I could get used to this.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Super Bonus PIcs

Mommy and Cutie
M pins Uncle A
I just found the 1,000,000 pictures Aunt L uploaded to my computer, so here are a few more!!
Train ride with Daddy at MOA

All Aboard the Stillwater Paddle wheel!

M waits for the whistle

Aunt L's super wedgie dive

"This is how you do it, boys!" says Daddy

Cute family picture

bonus pics

C's first swing on the playground last night
 Here are a few photos from others' iphones' point of view from the previous week.  Hubs took the first two last night, the others are from Aunt L's camera throughout the staycation.  I like to see what others find interesting.
He giggled on each upswing!

Heading into the crowds, searching for pork chop on a stick

M's first pronto pup

N loves it!

M drives his John Deere mower

At Hubs' softball game, M crying because he can't play!

N, Grandma, Uncle A eating "raw" marshmallows

Me and my two big boys making s'mores

C's first campfire

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

The boys and I had the privilege of dropping Grandpa off at his truck on his birthday today.  He's the last to leave, so we partied Saturday night well (almost) everyone was still here - Uncle A had to leave early for work.  I learned a wonderful lesson: for just a 99 cent pack of party blowers, you can turn any meal into a party!  The boys were excited all day about the party we were having for Grandpa and asked about it approximately every 10 minutes.  Finally, after all the steaks and potatoes were eaten, we passed out the party hats and blowers and lit the candles on his pineapple upside down birthday cake.  Great fun was had by all as you can see! (FYI, Aunt L, I did not include the pic you took of my backside while I was cleaning up spilled milk thankyouverymuch)  Happy Birthday, Grandpa!
Dinner Time~

Only 50 more candles to go

M starts the party

Aunt L and C

N "bwows" his horn

All the boys like the horns, except C

Geez Dad those are loud!

Grandpa finally gets his cake

We need more cowbell

M and Uncle D have a horn contest

Bedtime stories

Today, M and N plopped down next to C and asked to get their picture taken!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Swimming Lessons

 We are blessed to live in a city with a multi-million dollar public pool and I cannot wait until the boys are old enough to just go swim while C and I lounge by the baby pool!  Maybe next year...  We took the whole gang when it warmed up Thursday afternoon and took a dip. You'll notice as the photos progress, M and N get braver and braver.  By the end, they were jumping without their life jackets! 

Snack break

Nose pickin' break

C is for Cutie

M is sitting on the fountain here, trying to keep it from spraying up

Uncle K and I are catching the boys as they jump in

I think M is airborne here!

This facility is just beautiful and I can't wait to spend more time here next summer.