Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Memorial Day and Mayfield's

For Memorial Day Grandmama came for a visit to celebrate the anniversary of the boys coming home from the hospital. And as a special treat, the boys got to sample their first ice cream...of course, Mayfield's!





We made a couple of funny faces, because it was so cold, but we warmed up quickly! (Man, Mom and Dad have been holding out on us!)







Thanks, Grandmama! We are looking forward to our next Mayfield's sampling (maybe Cherry Limeade...?).

Monday, June 12, 2006

The Birthday Fun Continues...


The boys have been having so much fun this past month playing with all the great toys that they got for their birthday...


Hanging out at the ol' Leap Frog Learning Table, shooting the breeze...

Eli takes a load off while Sam changes the oil in the Mini Cooper...


















Sam and Eli go tooling around the house and the neighborhood in the Hummer...

Go zipping up and down the hallway in the Mini Cooper...

And check the air in the Hummer's tires before heading out to cruise the neighborhood again!

Boy, it's going to be a great summer! (And we'll have fun, fun, fun 'til Daddy takes the Hummer away...)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

We Are One! ...But We're Not the Same

May has been a very exciting month for us. We have had visits from Grandmama and Nana and Mo...and on the 15th the boys had their first birthday! (Here they are in their birthday suits above.) I can't believe that it has already been a whole year. Here are some of the highlights of our month...




Here are the boys at playgroup with their friends Everett and Andrew (cutie-pie Perry was there, but I think she is having a snack during this picture). The boys have been having a great time at their playgroups hanging out with other kids and stealing toys.

The boys have been adding to their mobility skills a ton this month. Here they are practicing their commando crawl during our first annual Cracker Race. Eli won. (Oops, I have been corrected. That is indeed Sam in the lead. I don't even know my own children...!)

The month began with some special packages arriving in the mail. Then Nana and Mo arrived to celebrate the special day. I made an almost sugar-free applesauce cake, which was a hit with the boys (and Mo) if not exactly for the rest of us...

We got some really wonderful presents from everyone. Grandmama sent us a big Radio Flyer wagon (which we call The Hummer). Nana and Mo sent us a small Radio Flyer walker wagon (which we call The Mini Cooper). Aunt Heather and Uncle Paul sent us a great Leap Frog Learning Table, which has been playing non-stop since it arrived. These boys are set for the next five years! Thank you all so much for the wonderful birthday presents!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Our First Injury

I realize that I have been a bit remiss in updating my blog, so the next few entries will be a bit of a catch up. The boys have been growing by leaps and bounds over the month and a half since my last entry. Sam has been standing while holding on to something since April and Eli has recently joined him. They look like they are about ready to pull themselves up any day now. Eli has been getting a few bumps lately that I suspect come from the attempt.


Speaking of bumps, Eli had his first 'injury' at the end of April. He was sitting on the floor a few feet away from me and took a tumble forward, hitting what I thought was his forehead on the floor. It didn't look bad, but it looked like it hurt. I picked him up to comfort him, but he just kept on crying. As I pulled him away from my shoulder to see what was up, I saw blood all down my shirt and on his face, and felt a rush of panic. It turns out that he just fell on his face and his front teeth cut the inside of his upper lip. He had a little fat lip, but he was a very good patient and let me put some ice on it.




Here he is with his little fat lip...poor guy! But he rebounded quickly and was back to playing in no time. I had better prepare myself for the bumps to come when they actually start walking!