Wednesday, September 23, 2009


For those of you who read this blog, and do not keep one yourself, you really should consider doing one. Even if you keep it private for just you, it is an excellent way to record your children's lives! I printed out their whole first year, and I am having the pages bound and made into a book, so that one day I will have the joy of memories forgotten and they will be able to relish in all of their firsts.

We have made a HUGE decision for the boys...they will be leaving the comforts of their own home and starting Pre-School on November 2, when they are 15 months old! We have been so incredibly lucky to have our Nanny, Miss Margaret, be able to love on the boys and help develop who they have become! We are going to miss her deeply and I know the boys will look forward to the days where she will come and visit and play! We feel that that this is a good time for school, as their brains are VERY excited and are rapidly developing, soaking in as much information as possible. The social benefits of pre-school are undeniable. They will learn to follow a routine, and most importantly, learn to get along and play with other children. I bought their little nap time mats at Wal-Mart yesterday and I almost started crying! I cannot believe my babies will soon be walking into "school" and I will leave them there and pick them up at the end of the day...Maybe this means I am ready for another infant? Haha..gotcha...not for a while...

Todd and I had a date night last Wednesday, and Nana came over and watched the boys. They went swimming and Nana even gave them a bath outside...the joys of living in hot and humid and muggy FL!A garden hose can provide hours of entertainment!

Brody will FINALLY keep a hat on. Doesn't he look like such a big boy?
I just love this pic of Wade peering through the french doors, looking outside...
This pic cracks me up. We had people over for the football games last Saturday and everybody brought their kiddos. I think it was Campbell that brought out the bumbos, and we just had to put the boys in them. As you can see, they do not fit anymore! Check out their legs!
The bumbo culprit, Campbell. She is going to have a new baby brother or sister next May! (I have named their little baby "squirrel")
Last night, I broke out the camera and just took some pics...
Wade always squints when the flash goes off...he prefers natural lighting, I guess...
Brody has a signature, open mouthed smile, just like his Mama!
Our sweet little "squinter"
"The B" is getting tired and zoning out
Seriously, what in the heck is the deal with the fireplace? Todd is in the background, telling him to sit on his bottom...and every time Todd would look away, he would stand back up and stare at his Daddy. Check out that guilty face. They are loving to test us lately!Look Ma, NO HANDS!
One of the toy buckets has become a favorite toy. We play, "Where's Brody?"
and then, we of course have to play "Where's Wade?" The giggles that come from peek-a-boo are contagious...
Another favorite game is pointing to body parts and people and objects around the house. Here is B-man showing Daddy where his nose is.
Well, I am off to bed soon. Todd will be in Orlando, starting tonight through Sunday. God Bless me and my sanity. 2 toddlers will test ones patience...wish me luck!