Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Alex is sensitive. He learns by watching. He's cautious. He's neat and orderly. He doesn't like to get his face wet or be dirty. He's a lover. He's almost always good for a smile or a silly face. He loves to be spun in a circle or hung upside down. His giggles melt my heart. He can be loud, but prefers quiet. He sings and dances. He loves all of his baby friends. He loves to kick a ball around. He's friendly. He is very determined and focused when he sets his mind on something. He's a chatterbox, especially in his carseat or crib in the morning. He hates to nap because he might miss something. Especially when it comes to food, he knows what he likes and doesn't like to try new things. He takes his Sesame Street watching VERY seriously and is GLUED to the TV when an episode is on. He's become quite the snuggle bug when he's sleepy.
He was so exhausted after playing with Oma and Opa all afternoon, after watching Striker bowl this morning, that he passed out and stayed asleep even when Striker sat him up in an effort to wake him up.
Side note: How cool are Tony's eyes that matched my sweater yesterday? He totally has his dad's eyes that change various shades of blue, green and gray depending on what they wear.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
2 lbs. ground chuck (I use ground turkey)
1 cup chopped onion
1 green pepper, chopped
2 to 3 ribs celery, chopped
1 large (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 cans kidney or pinto beans, drained (I usually use one of each)
1 tsp. pepper
3 tsp. chili powder
hot pepper, to taste, cayenne
1 tsp. garlic salt
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain well. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker; cover and cook for 7 to 8 hours on LOW, or until done, (or until you remember to turn it off). :)
I usually throw a pan of Marie Callander's Cornbread in the oven and eat until I'm stuffed.
2 cups Craisins
2 cups water
2 cups Zinfindel
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup natural/no sugar added applesauce
1 TBSP sugar
Throw it in a saucepan. Boil it, the cranberries will plump back up, reduce heat until sauce starts to thicken.
That's all. You had to know that if I came up with it, it's simple to make!
Friday, November 19, 2010
While we were there, I decided to let the boys try a Ritz cracker...they had a lot of fun throwing them on the floor and smashing them into tiny little crumbs on the table. I sent a picture to my sister, who immediately replied "is mom freaking out?"...in the land of OCD, this apple didn't fall far from the tree, but my mom's floor is literally clean enough to eat off of...if anyone else had done this except her grandsons, they'd be smashed into tiny little crumbs!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday - Disneyland with Oma for her birthday
Tuesday - Striker went to a funeral and I had a "normal" day
Wednesday - Disneyland with the KFujs and Iowa and Chloe
Thursday - Thomas the Train with KFuj and Kyle
Friday - Striker in Vegas (bowling) and making growth charts with KFuj and Iowa
Saturday - spa day for me and Rachel, Striker and the boys hung out then went to Striker's hockey game where I met up with them
Sunday - a princess' birthday party and softball
And somewhere in all of that, I managed to get a good amount of cleaning and organizing thrown in.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
HRC hosted a very nice reunion in Laguna with food, face painting, photos, a bouncer, caricatures, and balloons. Alex and Tony were really big fans of the balloons and really wanted to bounce, but settled for playing on a blanket in the grass. We took a picture with our doctor but it's on my real camera so I'll post it later. Things to note: we do comb Alex's hair, he just constantly messes it up...haircut coming soon; how grown up does Tony look sitting there by himself?!
Random odd thought of the day: it is possible that Alex or Tony have an identical twin in storage, who could be born several years after them. How weird would that be?!
Both are in size 5 diapers...it was a length issue...they have long torsos and we had several leaks before I gave the size 5s a try. The tabs completely overlap on both kids, but no leaks!
Alex: 4 (2 top, 2 bottom) with 3 more visible on top but not out yet
Tony: 6 (2 top, 4 bottom) I think there are several visible, but it's almost impossible to get a good look/feel on this kid
Alex: 25 lbs
Tony: 23 lbs
I have a date to make the growth charts...finally. It helps that Will is on "vacation" this week :)
Both are cruising and LOVE their walkers. The walkers have slowed down their progress towards walking a bit, but they love being mobile and "independent". We're just waiting for them to let go and "forget".
Both are eating lots of food, pureed or otherwise. They aren't really into sippy cups, but will gladly drink water out of a water bottle or cup that we're drinking out of...they are rather particular about their beverages ;)
We're just waiting for Tony's hair to grow a bit more before they both get their first haircuts...Alex desperately needs his evened out.
They talk and laugh constantly. Dog, Mom, Gramma, Dad, and a whole bunch of stuff I haven't figured out yet. :)
They wrestle and tackle each other regularly. Ear pulling and eye poking is a big thing. They also like to run down the furries and our feet in their walker. Yep, we have boys!
We're headed to HRC's Reunion today, so I'll be posting pictures of that later.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
So, Striker, thank you for putting up with me during the transition from insane workaholic, to hermit, to crazy mama of twins...I hope I've made you happy along the way too and if nothing else, have been good for a few laughs. I love you!