Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My little guy has got my back.

I was walking around Target yesterday pushing Luke in the cart while Mabel was pushing Nolan. The boys were happily munching on their soft pretzels as I wandered up and down the aisles in search of last-minute vacation necessities. I ran into a friend and her 5 year old twins, Ben & Norah, who were happily telling me about their recent trip to Disney. As Norah was telling me how much fun she had on her trip, she grabbed my hand. Well, this apparently was not okay with Luke who put on his angry face and his deep growl-y voice and said, “don’t touch my mommy; I’m a bad guy.” Whaaaat? “I’m a bad guy,” he told her again like this was supposed to scare her away from me. I can still picture his angry, scrunched-up brow as I type this. So funny!

We said goodbye to our friends and continued walking. Luke was in charge of our Shopping List which he accidentally dropped so Mabel walked back a few feet to pick up the list off the ground. As she was doing that a nice old woman was walking by our dropped list. As she got closer to us, Luke (again in his angry, growl-y voice) said, “you can’t have my mommy’s list. That list is for my mommy. I’m a bad guy.” Where is this whole “bad guy” thing coming from?! I couldn’t help but laugh, but at the same time was explaining to him that he and his brother are gentlemen and we don’t speak to people this way. I had a hard time holding back my laughter though.

It’s good to know that my little man has got my back!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Boys - January 2012

All parents comment to one another about how quickly time goes by, especially when your children are young. This is why I just need to get out some of the fun things that my two little angels have been up to as of late.

They honestly crack me up. Nolan tells a knock knock joke.

Yes, my son is a jokester and picked up on a knock knock joke that he heard on Yo Gabba Gabba. He will tell us over and over and over. Last night he was on the phone with Poppy and, sure enough....

Nolan: Knock Knock

Poppy: Who's there?

Nolan: Cargo

Poppy: Cargo who?

Nolan: Car go beep beep! HAHAHAHA!

He cracks himself up...and me too.


  • "You're making me nervous," is what popped out of Nolan's mouth as I was changing his diaper one day. Where does this come from!? Crazy kid.

  • Nolan sings "I've Been Working on the Railroad" constantly. He especially likes to sing it in the bathtub and also while he's playing the drums. His voice gets really loud for different parts like, "can't you hear the whistle blowing, RISE UP SO EARLY IN THE HORN (he says horn, not morn)."

  • "I'm stuck in the mud." Both of them like to pretend that they're stuck in the mud (no clue where they've gotten this) and will ask for his brother's help to get out. They're using their imaginations!

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  • Luke is still the more "giving" of the two. If he has something that Nolan wants, he will often give it to Nolan and say, "here you go, Nolie," without question.

  • My boys call each other, Nolie and Lukie. If you ask one of my boys what their brother's name is, that will be their response.

  • Justin was giving them a bath one night last week and told me about how they were both playing with their Yo Gabba Gabba toys in the tub when Luke put his arm around Nolan and told him that he was his best friend.

  • Luke has a 'stance' that he gets into whenever he rocks out. "I like to rock!" is what he tells us! He will stand with his legs apart and plays the guitar.

  • Last week Luke was at his cousin Jake's house and stood on Jakes skateboard and began making motions like he was trying to do skateboard tricks. "I'm doing tricks!" he told my mom. I can only guess that he gets this from Muno on Yo Gabba.

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    Tuesday, January 10, 2012


    Being cooped up in a house with two two and a half year olds can sometimes drive you stir-crazy. We just need to get out and get some fresh air. I was hoping for some snow by now (sledding! skiing!), but there has been NONE, but we were blessed with a warm day this past Saturday.

    The fresh air felt wonderful! We kicked around a ball, ran through the pine trees and collected pine cones, played at the playground and just enjoyed being together....outside of the walls of our home.



    And if you need proof of why we need to get OUT...


    Playing Catch-Up

    I haven't blogged since Christmas and so much has happened between then and now.

    A few days post-Christmas my parents and brothers came into town to visit. We had a fantastic time playing with Christmas toys and running rampant at Chuck e Cheese. I miss my family so much and it really hits home when they walk through my front door and my youngest brother is almost as tall as I am. Luke and Nolan loved their time with them and asked for them in the week following their visit.

    With Christmas behind us, Justin and I were able to finally focus on our upcoming trip to Disney World. We had gone so far as to book the airfare and my parents booked their timeshare before the holidays, but we held off on everything else until January. I'm happy to say that everything is booked and paid for. Now I am just focusing on Disney logistics and timelines. Why is planning a trip to Disney so overwhelming?

    I've been preparing the boys for the trip by telling them that we're going to go on an airplane to visit Mickey in a few weeks. Now when they wake up from naps, they'll ask if we're going to Disney today.

    I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I'm a terrible flier. I am only "okay" on a flight with a high dose of anxiety meds to knock myself out. You can call me BA Baracus. I am extremely happy that my parents and sister will be traveling with us, especially because I will have extra people on hand in case I have a full-on plane meltdown since I won't be as medicated as usual on the flight since the boys will be with me.

    We celebrated my birthday this past weekend. It was nice to hear my kids sing 'Happy Birthday' to me! The boys have been really funny lately with the things that come out of their mouths. I've been taking a lot of video because there's just so much that I never want to forget. The singing has got to be my favorite!


    Being silly.


    Luke wearing a headband as shades.


    Stacking: probably Luke's favorite activity.