Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Today is Father's Day, well, it is in the U.S. anyway. Happy, Happy Father's Day to Matthew & Pickles and of course my brother who is a new dad to his second son, Kaine, born this last week. Exciting for him & all the other father's we know out there & love too. Of course, Happy Father's Day to Poppy as well, but we'll celebrate with him on the Australian day.
We had a great day with the boys & daddy. Plus, we ate dinner with my dad (Grandpa Pickles) and mom (Nonni Boni). After waking daddy up early we went for a ride to get a great cup of coffee from Starbucks. Then we put the boys down for a nap & when they woke up we fed them quick & headed to IKEA. Yay! It was dad's idea, so I was really happy!!! It was our first trip to the new store. Lots & lots of ideas in there.
The boys "mooed" when they saw the real & true cow hides in the store as well. They totally freaked me out, but the boys were not phased & mooed away!
Press "PLAY" to see the boys in action, tackling each other & laughing hysterically.
Press "PLAY" again to see the boys having a ball. Honestly, Raleigh (in red) is up to NO good here even though he is giving him a hug...he just was so excited, but all he wanted to do was bite Augustus, and he got him for a second time today on the leg. Poor pumpkin!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This week has been very busy. We have gone to Playmania, the "BIG" mall to play area, to Kids Club, went to another "twin"kie house and also played out in our yard a lot!!! The boys love to be outside. That is an understatement. As soon as I say "outside," or "go bye-bye," they run to the door & are so ecstatic to sit outside for a while. Both boys are quite happy to sit in the grass and chill, but are also so thrilled to be let loose out front & explore their 'hood! Below is a video from last night. The boys were playing in their sprinkler, and decided that the water tasted really good...so they drank, and drank, and drank. I swear they are practicing for keg-stands later in life, but I digress. Enjoy & press "play."
At Kids Club the boys had their first lunch sitting at a real table - of course it is a shrunken, kid-size table, but they did awesome! Augustus almost fell off once, but other then that they even sat down & ate. As a general rule, we have a hard time getting them to eat much while they are out & there is so much to see & do. So them sitting down & eating while not being strapped in was a great accomplishment on my own!!! They had so much fun at Kids Club this time since they are now walking pros. They checked out every inch of the Club. We stayed for almost three hours. That is possible now that they have started going to sleep a bit later in the afternoons. We have more time to get out of the house between naps. Yup, we are still on two naps a day. They are sleeping about an hour and a half or more for each, so this is working for us. The boys are going to be a little later too, so it is nice for them to be able to see daddy a bit more in the evenings as well.
Here is a video of the boys enjoying some of Grandpa Pickle's spaghetti & meatballs last night. This was their first time with actual spaghetti, usually we make little past for them, but not any more. They can eat our regular pasta just cut up a bit. They love to inhale another quick & easy recipe of meatballs *turkey ones in particular* with broccoli, penne, low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock with a whole can of white beans. MMMMMMMMMMM.
Here are some pictures from the coolest mall play area. It is all baseball themed with big cushy Looney Tunes characters. Unfortunately, Raleigh got his head stuck in the Tasmanian Devil...while Gus pushed him in, but other then that they had a ball!
Our twinkie friends house, man they have just as much stuff as the big clubs! Just less kids to run over the boys!!! Plus, this momma gets some mom time to chat as well!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Grandpa Pickles with Rals & Gus - the best high chair we could ask for;)
Augustus was looking on at Raleigh getting hugs from Peggy...he wanted one too. Raleigh getting ice cream from the grandies. Only the grandies can get away with it!