Sunday, February 28, 2010
Zeke LOVED having Ben in the bath with him. Ben just stared at Zeke the whole time. It was pretty cute! I can’t wait to do bubble baths with the two of them.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Anyway, I know what you want to know, here are the latest stats:
Zeke- 25 lbs 9 oz (50%), 32.5 in tall (50%), 48.5 cm for head circumference (75%). YUP still gotta big head :)
Ben- 14 lbs, 8 oz (35%), 24.5 in tall (25%), 42 cm for head circumference (35%). YUP still a little peanut.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
And to make things even better, my boys L.O.V.E.D. those meals. It did my heart serious good to have Spence praise me in my efforts. I have been having a bit of a "poor me" period over all of this sickness/not sleeping for going on 2 years now, but that's another post for another time. And Zeke, oh sweet mercy, just check out the pictures and video. Ben just laid in his bouncy chair, but I am pretty sure he would have loved it too.
Insert angelic music
He couldn't push in the potatoes fast enough, so Spence found another solution:
Monday, February 22, 2010
Holt and his daddy came over to play and have lunch. Zeke and Holt had a blast hanging out. Spence and Jason had a blast making fun of their own and each other's kids. When it was time to go we asked the boys to give each other a high five:
Then we told them to give each other a hug, wait for it, this is when things turned awkward:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Zeke has been his usual crazy self. He is adding words and phrases like crazy. This week everything is big. He walks around saying “big car”, “big bite”, “big water”. As long as he doesn’t say “big mama” we will be on speaking terms still. He is also super interested in colors, and wants to know everything’s color. He is labeling everything with who it belongs to “mama’s car”, “daddy’s water”, “ben’s paci”. Oh and we have been working on family and friends names. (I’ll be doing a separate post on the game I made to help with this) But let’s just say we have been hearing A LOT of “KeBA” (Keva), “I-A” (Isaac), “HOTE” (Holt), “Ka-ee” (Katie), and “Jasuh” (Jason). We hung out recently with Jason and Holt and I have some cute videos I will be posting
Peek a boo at dinner
Ben slept through the night for the first time Monday February 15!!! He slept from 11-6 with just a brief moment around 4 where I had to go in and move him because he wedged himself perpendicular in the bed. But of course the very next night he learned how to roll over. I had to go in 4 times to roll him back and calm him down. We haven’t actually seen him roll over yet. I just keep finding him like that at night. During the day, we are putting down blankets and trying to encourage him to show off his new skill. This kid is not interested in letting us see his moves. He has gotten super ticklish and chatty recently, but every time I try to video it, he stops.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Zeke didn’t really care about the snow. He couldn’t walk in it because it built up on his feet and then he couldn’t walk. But he did enjoy getting to be outside playing with his dada. I can’t wait until he is old enough to really enjoy it!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
It's actually not that dramatic. We got back from Greece and in typical teenage fashion I dropped the boyfriend and saw Spencer that day. Was he sitting pining for me? Waiting for me to call? Dreaming of my long blonde hair and killer tan? Nope, he totally blew me off. Are you kidding me? I had just broken up with my boyfriend to get blown off? He called back and apologized and we worked out the details for seeing each other that night (we went and got ice cream and my cousin Abigail came too, but it was cut short because I had lied to my Mama and she busted me) and then also for our first date.
This is where I found out for the first time that Spence had LIED. In order to go on said date, I had to pick him up. Why did I have to pick up a guy who had said he was 16? Oh, because he wasn't 16. So, I went and picked him up and we had dinner and went to see Dr Doolittle. And we went dutch (he was only 15, how was he gonna pay for anything it's not like he had a job). AND we had our first kiss, right there in the Burlington movie theatre with Eddie Murphy big as life on the screen. Seriously one of the most romantic moments of my life, ever. That sweet first kiss is one of the books. The date ended with us driving around Gibsonville and listening to the radio. We totally knew it was meant to be when we heard "When you say nothing at all" by Alison Kraus, followed by "I don't wanna miss a thing" by Aerosmith. To be 16 again and feel all mushy about a song.
Audience participation time: what was your "song" with your high school boyfriend?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
The following pictures are courtesy of Shannon:
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
So, here is the first "Thursday Throwback". How Spence and I met. The trip:
The summer of 1998, Spencer and I both went on a school history trip to Greece. Prior to this trip, he and I did not know each other. We went to the same small high school, had many of the same friends even, but had never crossed paths. (Our mothers had even served together on the PTA) I met him the day we left for the trip when our group took a picture in the airport. At that time, he was just a weirdo with a frosty who ended up beside me in the picture. As the trip progressed, Spence and I kept pairing up. When we went anywhere on the trip where we could break up into small groups, each group had to have a guy and an adult. Spence and I paired up and his mom tagged along to chaperone. Pretty soon we were finding reasons to hang out. We had a blast touring Greece together. BUT we left the trip just friends and not knowing what would happen once we got back to the States since I still had a boyfriend back home...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Check out his latest pics:
Chatting with mama
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
THEN after that fun, Spence got home. He went upstairs to get Ben and Zeke followed. Spence came back down with out Zeke. I was feeding Ben and Spence was cleaning up. Zeke was upstairs... and then he wasn't. He tumbled right down our first flight of stairs. It is about 7 stairs and there was a pause in the middle where I believe he tried to catch himself. Spence was worried about his leg, but it was clearly obvious he hit his face. Here he is M.U.C.H. later after the crying and drama had ended.
All smiles now
We got a card from Amber yesterday. Besides being perfectly timed when I needed to hear from her, Zeke thought it was pretty awesome also. I was able to catch him looking at the card this morning on camera, check him out. AAA, we love you!!!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I know you are probably tired of hearing about our ailments, but for my purposes I want these pictures.