Friday, October 29, 2010

Where have I been you ask


My little ones are now 2 years old. Wow where does time go? They are so fun right now. I am keeping Facebook up more than the blog so if you Facebook look me up. Here are some more recent pictures :) Enjoy













































































Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Walking/Halloween/One Year Pictures

Drew is now walking and has been for about two weeks. Maddie has finally got her other front tooth on the top. Maddie and Drew did trick-or-treat this year and we gave the candy to Sarah and James. Sarah and James were not able to trick-or-treat this year becuase Sarah was still sick with the H1N1. Here are lots of pictures ....

Bumble Bee Maddie
Duckie Drew

Laughing at PaPaw

Maddie ready to trick-or-treat


Drew ready to trick-or-treat


Watch out here we come

One year pictures































































































































Shy Maddie



Sick and Sleepy little boy



Maddie being silly
Drew being silly


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Walking

I’m a little behind…Maddie is walking and has been for about two weeks now. Drew is walking around holding on to furniture and today he took a few steps on his own. We are in child proof mode now. I have taken down the play yard that was on the back patio and turned it into a gate to keep them away from Mike’s TV, my picture shelf and our laptop stands. Last night we put child safety locks on all our kitchen cabinets and drawers. Now Maddie and Drew have freedom throughout the entire first floor. WOOO HOOO

Maddie and Drew are doing much better with eating real food. Drew is still pretty picky but he is getting better at eating new things. It takes several attempts before Drew likes something. As you can see from the pictures below I am having a hard time breaking them from the bottle. They love their bottle! They will drink water from a sippy but want their milk in the bottle.

The only behavior problem we are having is the hair pulling thing. Drew will turn around look at you while he is reaching for Maddie’s head to pull her hair. Oh and he laughs about it after he does it. Drew is not the only one getting in trouble for this Miss Maddie will do the same thing to Drew minus the premeditated look before.

Mom no longer has help during the day. I think the hours Anna was working were interfering with her being able to keep up with her school work. We are only going to have her on days she is on a break or a day we really need her for a special reason. They are getting a little easier to handle now. The only time they are really a hand full is when they are super tired and grouchy.

Maddie and Drew are really starting to like music. Maddie loves to dance! Drew will sway back and forth a little but Maddie really gets going. I will upload some video if it’s not too long.

Maddie loving her bottle

Drew loving his bottle

This is the child proofing of Mike's TV..it keeps the little finger prints off the big screen

Drew still in his PJ's he has been sleeping in a lot later than Maddie latley





Playing with their fridge farm




Maddie loving Moose and Zee from Nick Jr...she loves this song and I was playing the video on my laptop for her


video

Drew singing for us


video

The battle over the puppet...notice Maddie has another one in her other hand but has to have both


video

Sunday, September 13, 2009

1st Birthday Party and 1 year check up

I still can not believe my babies are 1!

Maddie and Drew had their 1 year checkup on Friday. Mike was not able to make it to the appointment so Anna went with me to help out. I’m glad I had someone with me because they were going to get 5 shots each. (MMR, Chicken pox, Flu, Hepatitis A and Pneumococcal Conjugate) I can not do shots by myself they are both too traumatized after the shots Maddie especially. One of the shots they were to receive was the MMR which is the vaccination all the Autism controversy is about. We know they need the vaccination and we are giving it to them but we wanted to split them up so there were not so many others along with the MMR. We decided to give them the MMR and chicken pox shots at a later date (15 months). I think 3 shots in one day is plenty. Maddie and Drew did get the first part of their regular flu vaccination. They will have to get a second shot about a week from now to complete the vaccination. They will not be getting the H1N1 vaccination nor will Mike and I. Mike and I both get the regular flu shot and so does Mom so hopefully we will be flu-less this winter.

Below are the measurements (note I don’t think Maddie’s height is correct Drew seem like he is a whole head taller than her when they are standing looking out the front door.

Maddie

Height – 30 inches
Weight- 21.6

Drew

Height 31 ½ inches
Weight- 24.8

Saturday we had Maddie and Drew’s 1st birthday party at the Grove City Church of the Nazarene play area. We tried to keep it small just a few friends and immediate family so we would not overwhelm Maddie and Drew. I think it was still a little much for them. We had a really good time and Maddie and Drew were wore out afterward and so were Mommy and Daddy. This would be the third time they got to smash cake and the results were the same….Maddie does not like to get her hands dirty and Drew loves to make a mess. We came home got them dinner and to bed then I opened and put together all their new toys while watching the OSU game. Maddie and Drew got lots of new toys and clothes for this fall/winter.

Thank you to everyone that came to the party and thanks to all those who helped up before and after the party.

I will add some more pictures from Mom’s camera after I get them uploaded.

Mom had to get Maddie something girly because she did not think a farm was girly.....here is her girly little people house and look who is playing with it Maddie playing with the Drew's little people farm
Drew was wiped out!

Maddie opening gifts with Daddy
Drew opening a gift from James with Mommy


This is as messy as Maddie got


Drew with cake all over him

Maddie a litte ok a lot cleaner than Drew

He even had cake in his hair...good one to click on to enlarge
Singing Happy Birthday to Drew

Singing Happy Birthday to Maddie

Pre cake smashing
Before Maddie and Drew made their mess


Cake Table
Maddie in the play area

Drew in the play area