Friday, November 26, 2010

One Year Ago

Thanksgiving 2010
Andy, Ben, me and Jack

Thanksgiving 2009
Jack, Andy, me and Ben

Oh, my word. How much changes in a year!

The boys are walking. They're saying a few words. They're sleeping through the night and soothing themselves to sleep (for naps, too!) They're climbing on couches, running through hallways and building towers with blocks.

Yes, so much learning for one year.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been so wrapped up in life that I haven't updated my blog! Here are some snapshots of some of our most recent exploits in the past month or so.

Jack and Ben are now 18 months old and are learning like crazy! They say a few words (including more, uh oh, all done, this, ball, leaf and trees) and can make just about every animal sound imaginable. They are such a joy and I am so grateful that I am able to stay home with them.
Ben and Dad play with their new cell phones. Except Andy's is a Droid and Ben's is a calculator :)

Ben and Jack scroll through the photos on Daddy's new Droid.

Jack's got some pretty big shoes to fill.

Jack and Ben play in the sink while Mommy makes dinner. Those boys LOVE to play in the water!

Jack and Ben's newest favorite activity is playing with blocks. And of course, if one boy wants to go in the playpen, so does his brother. I got rid of the second playpen because they always seem to want to be in the same one!

Playful Jonathan

Ben enjoys finding the sticky side of his sticker (another favorite activity.)

Ben demonstrates how to blow his nose (except the sound you hear is coming from his mouth!)

Jack and Ben play with the water bowls while (again) Mommy makes dinner. They LOVE pouring the water from one container to another. Whenever they see a Tupperware cup now, they run to the sink and fuss until I fill it with water.

Ben made this tower all by himself! Love that face.

Jack (below) and Ben (in highchair) play peek-a-boo.

Ben and Jack do somersaults off the side of the couch. At least it's onto the cushions, right? They've just begun rolling onto the floor now. Yikes! That gives Mommy gray hairs!

Me and Andy with Jack (L) and Ben (R) on Halloween. Our little monkeys: "Monkey See" and "Monkey Do." We go bananas for our monkeys!