Thursday, September 30, 2010
Yet again, I turned to the search engine when another mom asked me about a month ago, if Luke and Nolan were down to one nap a day yet. I shuddered and said "my boys will hopefully be on two naps a day until they are six!"
I knew that by the time they turned two, they should only nap once a day, but I didn't know how or when to make the transition. I read everything I could about the topic and decided that I would take a cue from them and wait until they let me know that they were ready.
In the meantime, I was enjoying those twice-daily naps. I accomplished a lot of chores while they were napping (sometimes taking a short nap myself).
Well, I guess the boys were ready because this past week, they made the transition all on their own. They started out by not going down for their morning nap - they'd play in their cribs instead! Eventually, they started staying awake longer until they started going down around 11 and sleeping until 2.
We still have some work to do. I'm going to work with them until they go down around noon for a nap.
Bye Bye nail-painting time!!
Posted by Jennifer at 2:56 PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Posted by Jennifer at 8:19 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
We had a fun day playing together and then Daddy joined us after he was finished with work. We ran a few errands then came home for a jammie party!
After church, it was time to head to the boat club for the after-party! Luke and Nolan played with the other children and ran all over the back lawn like they owned it. I had so much fun watching them play with everyone!
Posted by Jennifer at 7:32 AM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
They do such cute things that just melt my heart!
- They brush their hair with mommy's brush. Speaking of brushes, we had to put child locks on our bathroom cabinets because the boys attack hoard hair products - hair spray, spray gel, mousse...they love to play with it.
- They love to "brush" their teeth. If they see me brushing my teeth, they scream until I give them their own toothbrushes. Hopefully they keep this up!
- They sweep the floor with the broom.
- When I say "where's your nose?" they point to their head. It's so sweet!
- They dance along to Barney. It's the only show that really gets them dancing! They ignore the talking parts, but when that big purple dinosaur starts to sing, their faces light up and the booty-shaking commences.
I could go on and on with the cute things that they do, but I'll spare you because writing about Barney reminded me to buy some sing-along videos for the boys.
Posted by Jennifer at 12:00 AM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
mommy phone pic!
Grammie, Aunt Danielle & I took the boys to Ruby Tuesday for dinner last night. I was, once again, reminded why we don't do this very often.
Everything that was given to them as a distraction before their dinner was brought out was thrown onto the floor. I spent half of my time under the table picking up discarded toys, coasters, straws, etc. Thankfully they didn't cry at all, but they were a little loud (as are all children their age).
As usual, we had a lot of people stop by our table to talk to us. People love to share their twin stories - it's so sweet! The boys ham it up for their new friends too!!
Posted by Jennifer at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I had mothers-guilt about leaving the boys, but looking back, there was absolutely nothing to worry about. They didn't forget about me! Mom Mom and Poppy stayed at our house with them until we got back home on Sunday. They had a great time at the playground, visiting family and playing around the house. I was told that they were on their best behavior (good job, guys!!).
Justin and I, on the other hand, had a great time with our friends in Florida. The sole reason for the trip was to visit Harry Potter Land at Islands of Adventure. I am a hardcore Harry Potter fan and have been wanting to visit the park since before it was finished being built!
I wasn't disappointed - we had a fantastic time!
My first glimpse at Hogsmeade!
We had some delicious butterbeer!
When Justin and I couldn't get home fast enough on Sunday. When we walked through the door and saw our little guys, our hearts melted! I spent a good 20 minutes kissing their cheeks.
Posted by Jennifer at 7:28 PM
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Then it was time to take their 14 month picture (2 weeks late!).
Saturday was a quiet day with just the four of us. We took the boys to Indian Walk with the intentions of letting them ride the rides, but the only one that was open was the carousel which the boys weren't terribly enthusiastic about.
We took a short ride to Tyler State Park and enjoyed the GORGEOUS weather. Luke and Nolan took their love of playing with sticks to a whole new level.
Dirt, bugs, grass, flowers, rocks...they boys were in heaven!
I had the genius idea of wandering down to the creek. The minute their feet hit the rocks, Luke ran for the water. After repeated attempts to lure him away from the water, he finally noticed the rocks, which were immediately inserted into his mouth. EVERYTHING goes into his mouth. Time to leave the creek!
They were pretty tuckered-out after our afternoon of fun. Time to go home and make fondue!!
Posted by Jennifer at 7:26 AM