Friday, December 12, 2014

The Goose is Getting Fat

And by the goose, we mean Theo. Who, I am proud to announce, has finally decided walking is good
 skill to have. He was starting to get bored with the infant room at school, since many of the kids are smaller with him and its not really geared to toddlers. So in the past week or so, when staffing allows, a teacher has brought him over to the one-year-old room to play. And he loooooves it. And all the kids in that room walk (its a requirement to move up). Just today, the tiny one spent most of the evening cruising around the house walking. 'Bout time. He can't get much chubbier, he needs to start evening out:

We celebrated First Christmas with Tim's family over Thanksgiving - a four-day visit involving 24 hours without power (fried chicken for Thanksgiving!) and almost three days without wifi. We had a great time playing, decorating for Christmas, playing in the snow, and eating delicious food. Which is good, because the 11-hour trip back on Sunday was not my favorite ever.

Last weekend we went and cut down our tree at a local place where you can ride in a horse-drawn wagon, drink hot chocolate, see a train display, and watch some animals. The kids loved it - Theo especially loved the horses. And trying to crawl away from us in the field while Tim worked on cutting down the tree.

Theo has also started saying "What's that?" incessantly. We answer all of his questions, and a lot of times he tried to repeat the words, little cutie pie.

Levi also asks lots of questions. I can't imagine where he gets that inquisitiveness from :) He also loves to help bake (we finally got an oven!), cook, set the table, and put together puzzles. And wearing slippers like Daddy.

Aright. Friday. That's all I got. Enjoy the pics!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Just a couple of pumpkins enjoying the sun.
So things have gotten busy. The holidays generally do that, but I try hard to stay ahead of the game. This is more of a convergence of the time of year we have all of our annual and bi-annual doctor and dentist appointment, parent-teacher conferences, I took on some extra freelancing work, daylight savings happened, etc. But we have certainly still made some time for fun this fall season, even if it's just visiting a new park or hanging out with friends.

Levi's been somehow more trying and more sweet as time goes on. He is so proud to help with chores and to show that he's a good listener. But we've had some regression in potty training over the past two weeks without any reason we can figure out, and he's still very hit or miss with being disrespectful.

Theo, however, is (finally?) blossoming into his own little person, without having to be connected to mommy's hip. He chats to himself (he's having a conversation with his Thomas the Tank Engine sippy cup right now), he's had an explosion of using sign language and starting to say several words, of which his favorites are "bubbles" and "touchdown." He can tell you what a few different animals say - horses, sheep, goats, dogs, and pigs.

And now for the photo extravaganza!

Supervisor and Laborer engineering an effective dam

Cheers! (one of Theo's favorite games)

Whoa... Science.
My little mermaid and mer-baby

Unintentional choreography!

As cute as he is, Theo is surprisingly un-photogenic. So we settle for silly faces instead.

Two of a kind.

A rare Theo smile-at-the-camera moment is obviously accompanied by Levi blinking.

The boys and Daddy spending the last summer-like day at the park, feeding acorns to the fish (no, seriously, that's what's happening here.)

Levi and Mommy's Friday Lunch Date