Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Giddy Up!

I was so excited when I looked in the mailbox today-I ordered these cute cowboy boots for Jack last week. They're a little big right now, but should fit in a couple of months. I love them!
Jack must have really tired himself out today-he fell asleep in his Jumperoo!

Vince and Jack hanging out in their bouncers together.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Andy took Vince to get a haircut today. Such a handsome boy!

This is what Andy and I do for entertainment-poor Jack!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tennis anyone?

Vince loves to play tennis.  I can't wait to get him onto a real court this summer.

Maddie got a haircut yesterday-no more mohawk! She seems to really enjoy being shaved, and I love it because there's a lot less shedding. When we made the appt. last week we were thinking it would be nice out, but NO-it's been snowing all day today! Come on Spring...where are you?
Vince is doing great with the potty training! I don't even have to remind him to go anymore...he just goes when he needs to on his own. We haven't had an accident since Friday! His Pull-Ups are even dry when he gets up in the morning or from a nap most of the time. What a big boy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Doctor, bath and underpants.

Jack's cough doesn't seem to be getting any better, so we took a trip to the doctor's office today. Everything looks good-we just have to wait it out. Same with Vincent. So I'm hoping that by the end of the week both of the boys will be sounding a lot better. This bug will just not go away! 

I started taking Jack into the bath, and he just loves it! It's so much easier and takes a lot less time than using his tub. He likes to hang around in his robe after...
I came downstairs and this is what I found....

apparently Andy thought that Jack needed to wear Vincent's underpants as a hat. Poor Jack....

Friday, March 20, 2009

Coughs and Runny Noses

This week has been full of runny noses and coughs! Vincent is feeling a lot better, but has quite a cough. Jack has a cough, as well, but no fever and seems to be in good spirits. I talked to the phone nurse yesterday, and she said this is what's going around, with a cough usually hanging around for a couple of weeks. I think we'll stay inside next week until it completely passes, and then hopefully it will be nice enough to start going for walks. Yea! Vincent is ready to get his trike out, and I think Jack will really enjoy getting out, too. Vince used to love going for a ride in the stroller. 

Jack seemed to be getting a little bored of his playmat and bouncer, so I dusted off the Jumperoo, and it was a hit. Jack seemd to really like standing in it and watching the lights. Of course Vince had to try it out first.
Vince has quite an imagination....this is him playing Little Red Riding Hood.  Andy or I pretend to be the wolf and chase him around.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hello Hands!

Jack has discovered his hands! He loves to look at and chew on them. Next stop....his feet! 

Last Friday Vince went and spent the day with G. W. so I could start working on his birthday presents-I'm making him a Superman cape and Batman cape! He likes to pretend that he's Superman and fly around the room, using one of his blankies as a cape. He also likes Andy or I to wear his other blankie and fly with him. I hope they'll be a big hit. I got the patterns cut out and the Batman logo applied, but that's about it so far....Jack did NOT want to cooperate that day. He didn't sleep much, and didn't like his bouncer. I even tried the Bjorn front carrier, but he didn't like that either. Soooo much different from when Vince was a baby...he loved being in the carrier! 
I took a picture of Chase tonight....he looks evil! He really is a very sweet cat.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy (early) St Patrick's Day!

Andy and I are so excited to go to our friends' the Rufers to celebrate St. Patty's Day tonight! Last year they had a great party, and we hope the tradition continues. Grandma V. is kind (or brave) enough to take both boys overnight tonight. Jack has been sleeping through the night the past week, going to bed between ten and eleven and waking up between eight and nine, so I'm hoping they won't wear G.V. and G.V. out too much! Vince is felling much better-just a little bit of a cough left, however,  Andy came down with a bug on Thursday, and found out today that he has bronchitis-yuck. But he got on some good meds today, and will hopefully be feeling a lot better by tomorrow. He says he's going to take it easy tonight (we'll see). 

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sick Boy

Well, yesterday the potty training went so well--not one accident! But today we've suffered a setback-Vince came down at about 10:00 last night saying that his 'tummy felt icky'. He's been feeling under the weather all day, poor guy. This morning his temp was 101.7, but I just took it again, and it's down to 100.1. Hopefully, he'll have a quick recovery and be back to his normal, energetic self tomorrow. Jack went to spend the day with G. V.-she had a snow day because of the blizzard. He's been a happy, smiley guy all day, so I'm crossing my fingers that he doesn't catch it, too. I hate when kids are sick, especially babies-it's so sad. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No More Diapers!

Potty training is in full force starting today! So far it's been going really well. Vince loves wearing his new underpants! 

We set the kitchen timer for forty-five minutes, and when the timer goes off, it's time to sit on the potty. And of course, candy is involved....one for dry pants, two for going! 


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Three Months!

Jack is three months today! Such a big boy.....

Andy, Vince and I went to the Sportsman's Show in Fargo yesterday (I still don't know how Andy talked me into it). While we were there we met someone else with the name Andy.......

For me, this was the highlight of the Show, but Vince liked exploring the RVs and Boats the best!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Holy Hair!

I came across these pictures on a photographer's blog. I laughed so hard when I saw them--I've never seen so much hair on a newborn. His mom must have had the worst case of heartburn ever. Very cute!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

12 Weeks!

Jack was 12 weeks yesterday! The past three months have just flown by. He is such a good baby-loves to be talked to and smiles so easily now. Vince is a great big brother and is looking forward to when Jack can play with him. For now, he just likes to watch. I'm so excited that it's starting to warm up-Vince and I have a huge case of Spring Fever!

Monday, March 2, 2009


Hello and Welcome! I decided to create this blog after seeing how neat it was to be able to watch friends' little ones grow and change through their blogs. I also thought it would be cool to have a record for ourselves, as well. It doesn't take long to forget when a milestone happened, and Vincent and Jackson are growing so fast, it truly amazes me! To have started this when Vincent was born, and to have his life documented would have been wonderful, but better late than never, right! Hope you enjoy......