Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Clock on the wall keeps on Tickin'

OK. Time officially needs to slow down...I feel like just yesterday, I was swaddling Brody and Wade and now I am having to wrestle them for a diaper change or to get dressed! Wade is becoming very independent now that he is walking, but still swings by to give me a short hug...and then, he is off again. Brody is a little more "needy" these past couple of weeks, greatly showing separation anxiety whenever Todd or I leave the room. While we have a had a well established bedtime routine for forever now...they are starting to resist going "nite nite" a little more these days. We are introducing manners, saying thank you and please and trying to label everything they touch or see. It really opens your eyes to the world of a toddler and how much they have to learn! One milestone that they have achieved, that is the most amazing to me, is that they understand that something "still exists", even if it is not right in front of them. B-man is fascinated with books and imitating words, sounds and movements. Wade is fascinated with anything that can be pushed, pulled or sat in and copies his brother more than his parents...that will be fantastic when they are 16!!! haha

Mimi, the boys Great Grandmother, stayed a week after their 1st birthday party, due to an unexpected hospital stay, so we drove over to Panama City Beach to visit with her last weekend...she was staying with Grammie and Pop's. Here are some pics of our weekend!

Wade, showing off his walking skills, in the uneven grass, no less! B-man, hamming it up! He took his first 2 steps last Saturday! We were so proud...I love the look on Brody's face...he looks scared to death, but he actually loved being on Grammie's shoulders!This is the look that we get when Wade is exhausted...you know, the blank stare look?Eating pine straw and grass and happy as a clam!The boys were fascinated by Grammie and Pop's fish tank. They would sit there is the hallway and point and stare, in pure amazementDaddy and his boys. They have already shortened his name from DaDa, to Daaa...it is so cute!Pop's and his boys, reading a bedtime story. This picture is a framer...