Tuesday, October 27, 2009

For my birthday my brother gave our family tickets to ride the Heber Creeper. We finally went last week and it was so fun! The weather was perfect and there was almost nobody on the train. Will especially loved it. He kept calling the engine Thomas and now he asks to ride Thomas every day.

I am amazed at how well our boys play together considering their ages. Usually Isacc likes to sit and watch Will do interesting things and Will frequently stops to make sure Zac has toys to play with.

Will discovered he can drag Isaac around when he's wearing overalls- and they BOTH like it! Last Sunday I didn't notice till they were to the end of the hall. I love this picture- they look so caught in the act.

Will is doing much better. He's pretty much gotten over the terribleness that was plauging us for so many weeks (it felt like an eternity!). Last night he wanted applesauce with his dinner. I was feeding Zac so I told Will to get the applesauce out of the fridge, get a bowl (his are in a low drawer), and get a big spoon and a little spoon and bring them all to the table. He did it all and was so proud of himself. After dinner I started putting things away and he was right by my side helping me. He really is so sweet!
Isaac is eating baby food and lots of it! He has his bottom two teeth and is very good at sitting up and rolling around. He always has a huge smile on his face and always brings a big smile to my face.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I told you so!

Greg and I are often accused of having perfect children, and no matter how much we try to convince people this is not true and that although our children are off-the-scale adorable, and very, very sweet, they are still human children, I think there are still some out there harboring this crazy belief.
So, to set the record straight, I will now update you on the last 3 days William and I have had. In the last 72 hours, my 2-year old has:

Colored with crayon on the walls
Colored with crayon on the furniture
Peed on the carpet (sorry Aaron and Lyndee)
Locked me out of the house
Thrown up in his bed
Decorated the love seat with lipstick
Refused to nap 2 out of 3 days, and
Thrown 3, 4, 5...(I've lost count) tantrums a day

That's just one kid! When anyone casually asks how I'm doing I feel like replying simply "I have a toddler." That explains everything. I know many of you have it even tougher. The other day I commented to some friends that children are sent to teach mothers patience. I should have added, "or send us to the nut house in the process!" Really, doesn't that sound like a nice break sometimes?
I know it won't solve all our problems, but I am counting the weeks (seven) until Greg can go back to his regular schedule and come home at 5:00 every night to bail me out!
(Side note: Isaac is such a sweet little guy, but I know someday he will also be 2 and will surely follow in his brother's footsteps. Then I'll have a pre-schooler AND a toddler. The madness!)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Haircut (finally!)

Will's hair was getting pretty shaggy. I've been cutting it myself (kind of scary- I don't really know what I'm doing, but he's 2, so he doesn't care), but I hadn't gotten to it for a long time. Greg decided he would do it and it turned out pretty good. The hardest part is keeping him still long enough. This time I gave him a Capri Sun and sang primary songs. I don't know how you would do it without someone to entertain. What do you guys do to get your kid's hair cut?

Isaac ready for a walk

Story time

Isaac's doing really good sitting up. He also has started solids and is a big eater. He is always so happy and patient. Isn't he so cute?