Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Favorite Things

From gorgeous to goofball in two seconds flat! gorgeous to goofball! (3)gorgeous to goofball! (2) gorgeous to goofball! (4)gorgeous to goofball!    gorgeous to goofball! (5) gorgeous to goofball! (7)gorgeous to goofball! (6) 

Wow, the boys continue to amaze us.  I am trying to remember all our favorite things they are doing right now, and I know I cannot remember them all!

Still love all the little sayings each boy has.  Raleigh loves to say “Okay” all the time.  Even if you are telling him to do something he really does not want to do, he will say “oooooooooo-kay.”  Gus is continuing to put thoughts together into sentences; while Raleigh will parrot anything and everything and still come up with the funniest sayings all on his own, too.

Augustus still wants to play with someone all the time.  He will grab his friends’ hands and guide them to where he wants them, especially his girlfriend Miss Bell.  Oh, and Mommy and Daddy, too, of course.  While saying “play me, please.” 

Augustus is also also is really in tune with Matthew leaving for work.  He gets very sad when Dad is in his tie, particularly when they are just waking up.  He will say “Daddy buh-bye” in the saddest voice.  The weekends are so cute when he knows Daddy will “stay home.” He just runs around yelling “stay home, stay home.” 

OCD – totally hereditary blessing or curse, depending on the moment.  Augustus will straighten out any towel that we put down at the beach or pool, and any toy that is put in the “wrong” place has to be put in it’s right place.  So, for example, if you add an extra block under the driver seat of our Mega-block fire truck, he will insist that the blocks go in the back and move it so the “man” can go in the seat properly. 

Hello Lady, Hello Man.  Both boys will welcome anyone to a restaurant, park, etc.  They are so friendly and always have been.  I love that they are so excited to tell everyone what they are doing and in particular, what they are eating, like ice cream! 


My current favorite non-boy related things include my new Keurig my K-cup reusable coffee filter. 

Product Image Keurig My K–Cup Reusable Coffee Filter 5048

I am a little slow in how to use it so it did blow up one morning when I forgot to put the cap on.  Hello!  The Keurig uses serious pressure to go through the cup so coffee grounds were everywhere!  However, still a great product so I can custom blend my favorite coffee on cup at a time.  Highland Grogg from Door County Coffee is my absolute favorite coffee of all time, so now I can enjoy one hot cup at a time!  A mommy-saver if I ever saw one!


My awesome high school friend’s blog. Here is my favorite blog update that is seriously genius.  http://ajscd.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/save-the-snacks/ So simple and makes me wonder how I did not think to do this with the boys’ snack cups earlier!  Oh, and you moms who think you don’t have time to blog and are amazed at how I keep up…check her out, she really keeps up!!!

The Good Home Co. cleaning products.  In particular their Beach Days fabric softener.  It smells like pure heaven to me. Plus, their products are biodegradable, paraben, phosphate, sulfate, phthalate and cruelty-free, and 100% vegan, so even better!!! Another fave is their Lavender glass and surface cleaner.  Also all the good stuff, and an amazing smell.  The bathroom smells like a fresh field of lavender for days after each cleaning. I am telling you, if you are ever lucky enough to find their products at a discount store like Home Goods, Marshalls or TJ Maxx buy it all, you will not be sorry!

Here is our week in review via pictures!  Enjoy!rals saying hi to nanny pat yee haw dino best buds! dino - clear shot of both boys gus my wild child climbs on up! (3) gus fountain funraleigh blue eyes rope bridge, the top one! water riding, nice shades  rals ready to jump gus jumping off nonsgrandparent love!  papa pickle's boys

safari truck watching elephants  butterfly (2)  gus, maybe I can climb out of here... lizards, three hanging out

Rals, roaring like a tiger as the tiger got to snack on some meatballs!roaring like a tiger! tiger feeding, stretching out! (2)feeding time!!!!!


  1. wow, thanks for the props on your blog, Brooke! That's so sweet.
    I have to say, those first few pics of your little guys are so super cute...makes me think of how they will have all the ladies chasing after them when they're older! Such handsome boys!

  2. I love all the pictures!! The boys are so cute!


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