Thursday, November 28, 2013


Happy Thanksgivukkah everyone!
The boys got to watch the Macy's Day Parade during breakfast this morning, and they'd dance along to all their favorite songs.  It was pretty fun.

We hosted a delicious turkey "Linner" this year, and were also able to celebrate Hanukkah with all our friends!  I'm thrilled we fit everyone together at one table.  The boys loved chowing down on everything, especially the green bean casserole.

I'm so excited to teach Kaleb and Aiden about traditions and celebrate special holidays with them.  It'll be interesting teaching them, and I look forward to watching them learn and shed light on new family traditions we'll do together!

My oh-so-handsome turkeys!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Party planning

It's been grand fun party planning these past couple weeks.  The boys first birthday is going to be a blast.  I'm SOOO excited my brother and mama are both coming to celebrate!

We currently have a huge dose of cold weather…so the boys get to strut their pens hats!!  I love this.

Before the birthday bash Keith and I are hosting a big turkey dinner at our house.  I'm so excited to share everything on the turkey table with the boys.  I've been introducing foods based off our menu, so hopefully we won't have any allergic reactions.  This past weekend Keith's work hosted a turkey feast, which was a good trial run for us.

Kaleb is such a ham.  The boys hanging with Dad
At Keith's request the boys had a little photo shoot with his motorcycle, before it exchanged owners.  Both liked to play the drums on the gas tank.  K&A won't be allowed on another one…for about 100 years :)

Hope all you turkeys have a great week!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


It seems the boys are learning new things every day.  It's truly amazing to witness how they pick up on subtle things and take off like they've been doing it all along!

Kaleb's newest tricks: dipping the spoon into the food dish AND feeding himself!  If you make a funny face he does it back!!!  My girlfriend Shirelle taught him how to bat his eyelashes.  It's hilarious!  He turns the pages of whatever book he brings me to read.  And for "shits" and giggles, the kid craps on the floor every night, right after dinner and before bath-time. ..a total trick on me.  I think I'm going to start putting him on the potty to see what happens.  And yesterday I swear Kaleb said kitty while petting the Geno Cat.

Race to the bath-tub every night with Dad
Aiden is officially walking!  He still mainly crawls, but every day he shows off how awesome he is.  Today he even walked out the back door, down a step, following me to the porch.

Both K&A cut a top tooth yesterday, making four pearly whites for K and three for A.  We are learning how to brush our teeth.  They both h.a.t.e it!

That's all I have for tonight.  I also wanted to share some nice photos from my Dad's visit with the boys.

We miss him SO much!!!!  Thanks again for our play dates in the park

and helping us plant flowers under our trees!

Teaching the boys how to catch and roll! 
Aiden crawling all over Grandpa Eddie!
If you build it, they will knock it down

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snake Eyes


I cannot believe in one month we hit an entire year....the most rewarding and difficult year of my life.

The boys have changed so much and everyday they make me laugh in brand new ways.
Our eleven month milestones:

Kaleb weighs approximately 18 pounds 2 ounces.

Aiden weighs approximately 19 pounds.

Sleep:  With the exception of daylight savings, which totally screwed us all up, the boys sleep 11-12 hours a night.  Still taking two naps a day at 1030 and 3o'clock.

Food:  We are mostly in a finger food/mash stage, instead of puree stage.  Yay for transitioning!  We have recently had spinach, russet potatoes, pumpkin, vanilla and ground meat.  We kicked our 4th daylight bottle and I'm teaching the boys how to drink from cups at breakfast-lunch-dinner.  Hopefully next month we'll be ready to pitch EVERY bottle and have cups of milk with our meals instead.

Discoveries and Accomplishments:  Both of my guys are standing solo, for long periods of time now, without holding onto anything, and furniture surfing is at the top of it's game.  Aiden will walk to us, or something nearby if it's close enough.  His longest stretch is about 5 steps.  Kaboom's most recent accomplishment is driving his cars....everywhere.  It's SOOO cute.  He crawls super fast pushing his car along, down the hall and around the coffee table.

Aiden's most recent discovery is drinking like a puppy. It's hilarious, and I'm not sure what's going on.  He does this in the bathtub.  We are currently dog sitting and he must have learned it from her.  Both boys have also discovered it's A TON of fun pushing the kitchen stools around.  They each grab one and they are off.  Making lots of noise and laughing along the way.  They push in every direction and don't stop until they eventually crash into a wall and the stool won't go anymore.  Silly guys.

Baby Babbles:  Kaleb says Mama, Dada, BaBa and yodels.  Aiden says Mama, Dada, Baba, Haha and also makes a new noise that sounds like an owl.

The boys are enjoying a visit with their Grandpa Eddie right now.  He has a bunch of photos, but I'll have to wait until he loads them on his computer and emails them to me. I'll share soon.  Happy Taco Tuesday.