Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wow, We've Been Busy

The Aussie visit for November 2009! Got to love the Ugg boots!!!

Seriously, it has been none stop around here for over a month. I feel like I should be 10 pounds lighter, but we've also been eating really good food, so no such luck:(

The grandies from Australia arrived along with Auntie Peta a few weeks ago. I cannot believe it is almost time for Nannie and Poppy to head back. Sigh. The boys have had a fabulous time with them and I just know this is going to be the hardest goodbye yet.

What have the boys been up to? Well, we've traveled quite a bit. New Orleans, Key West, Miami South Beach, New York City and around town here an awful lot too. The boys did not make it to NOLA or NYC, but we did manage to take them around Key West and South Beach for sun and fun. They were real troupers on the long drive to the Keys. Although, they are not really fond of getting back in the car these days. It will likely take a while before they are for another trip. NYC was a blast. We did so much, and new adventures as well considering we've been there quite a few times. My favorite part was the unexpected acoustic concert by Dave Matthews at the Museum of Natural History as he did a sound check for that night's fundraising gala. Literally no one was there until they saw me taking video and pictures with a goofy grin on my face. Then all of three people checked it out. It was amazing to see and hear. AMAZING!!!!
BTW - put up only small photos, if you want to see them bigger just click on them - enjoy!

Their language has exploded, although, it is mostly words that sound similar. For example, they can say "boat, bike, ball, boot, bop - which means Poppy, baby" and tons more "b"words. Augustus broke out "strawberry" the other morning at breakfast, and had a big smile after he said it, but then has not said it again. They also say "moon, more, mine, me" and lots of "m" words. They say "juice" and "snack" really cutely too. Finally, they can say "yeah, yeah, yeah" and shake their heads yes as well. I still love their little soft "no, no, nos" though. Raleigh has managed to say "peas" for please and has really started to say "thank you" using sign language which is a big improvement. Don't get me wrong, they will still scream at times to get what they want and are really working on being two year-olds. However, overall, I will take their "tantrums" over other kids any day!!!

Augustus has started putting his fingers back in his mouth and we have had a few "Hanibal" and "Lector" biting episodes recently. I am not sure which teeth are bothering him, but alas, we just noticed Raleigh's fingers started going in his mouth yesterday too. Bummer! I hate teething, and the boys already have 16 teeth. Ugh.

We all had a fabulous dinner out last night to celebrate Grandpa Pickles birthday. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Wow, the good food just doesn't stop this time of year, does it?!?!?! Looking forward to watching some football, and introducing the Aussies to a good old fashioned Thanksgiving Day at our house. Hoping all our family and friends have a wonderful time too. We are so thankful for all of you, and miss those of you far away!

Much love from all the Hamiltons!

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