Saturday, April 25, 2009

Basketball Player?

Vincent had his 36 month checkup on Thursday. 29.6 lbs, 39 inches. His height is in the 83%! What a tall boy! He charmed the nurses and doctor-they thought he was pretty amusing. 

Vince with his new remote control jeep!

Jack in his carrier-looking cute.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday Boy! (again)

We celebrated Vince's birthday with my side of the family on Saturday. We opened presents and had a great lunch. He got lots of cute clothes from his aunties and uncles, and a swingset from G. W. and G. W. ! 
Jack tried some cereal today! During lunch on Saturday he was looking at everyone eating and was VERY interested, so I decided to give it a try. He did really well! Since we've gotten back from Iowa Jack has not been sleeping as well as he used to-he wakes up between 4:30 and 5:00 to eat, which is way too early for me, so I'm hoping this will help.
Jack also found his feet!
Now that Vince is three, we have taken his paci away. He is NOT happy about it, and is very concerned that it is at 'the dump'. (we told him we had to throw it away and the garbage man took it to the dump) He does not like the fact that it is going to get dirty and garbage is going to get thrown on top of it, but he'll survive. He's actually handling it pretty well-last night was the first night without it, and he slept the whole night.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

He Did It!

Jack's appt. went well today. He did NOT like the shots, but other than that he was a happy, smiley boy. I even overheard his doctor commenting to his nurse on what a cute and happy baby he is! He weighed in at 13 lbs 3 oz, and 24 inches. He's over twice the weight of when he was born! After we came home he took a much needed long nap.
                     Smiling at daddy.                                                          Taking his nap.

And for the big news today.....Jack rolled over! Twice! He is growing way too fast...
                            Almost...                                 Yea! Vince is cheering him on (he likes to be naked)

We spent some time out in the yard today, cleaning it up and bringing out the toys. Vince was so excited! Jack seemed to really enjoy it as well. He even tolerated the carrier.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our First Walk!

Vincent, Jackson and I took our first trike/stroller ride yesterday! Vince did great on the trike, but on the way back he said that he had "run out of gas". He was a pretty tired boy when we got home. It was Jack's first stroller ride, and he seemed to enjoy it. He fell asleep about five minutes into it and didn't wake up until we got home. Along the way Vince picked up some souvenirs....
Speaking of souvenirs, this is one Vince picked up on the way home from Iowa....

We stopped at a rest stop. Vince had his hands in his pockets, tripped, and as you can see his chin took the brunt of the fall....poor guy.

Jack playing. He loves to reach up and bat/try to grab Tigger. He must have worn himself out! He's trying so hard to rollover, but just can't quite get all the way. I thought he had this morning, but I think he had help from his big brother. (I'm sure Vince was very gentle) I noticed a tooth coming in on the top already! Let's see how long it takes to break through. Vince never had issues with teething...I remember being up with him only one night, so I'm hoping it will go the same with Jack. Not looking forward to his four month check up tomorrow...I think the shots are more traumatic for me than for the boys.

Monday, April 13, 2009

We're Home!

We are home from a fun weekend down in Iowa. It was great seeing everyone, some for the first time! The boys did really well, especially during the long ride. They were very patient. The only issue we had was with Jack having trouble falling asleep for naps. He's used to taking naps in his swing at home, so a few times we had to resort to taking him for a drive, which worked like a charm. Vince had a lot of fun playing with his cousins. We got to meet Noah for the first time (he turned two in December) and they enjoyed playing the organ at G. G. V.'s and exploring the woods at Uncle Ed and Aunt Jana's on Friday.
On Saturday we went to G. G. T.'s to have a great Easter lunch, and as you can see, it was a big group! We took a picture very similar to this one about five years ago, and it's fun to see how much the family has grown since then.

Emery helping Vince blow out the candles on his, G. V.'s and Bev's birthday cake. Emery and Vince were so cute together-I caught them holding hands more than once! 

Vince and Emery playing a fun game-they were the winners!
Alec helping Vince with the Easter Egg Hunt!
Jenny and Jackson!

Vince has already said that he wants to go back more than once today. It's been a pretty quiet day with Jack catching up on sleep in his swing and me doing LOTS of laundry. It's a good thing it's warming up so we can start going outside to play. The snow in our yard is almost gone-yea! Spring is finally here!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

4 Months!

Jackson is four months old today! He is growing so fast. Such a happy baby-all you have to do is look at him and he gives you a huge grin! And he loves playing patty-cake. I've even gotten him to giggle a few times this past week. 

We celebrated Vince's birthday with G. V. and G. V. on Sunday. He got his very own camera! He loves using mine to take pictures with, so now he'll be able to take his own! He also got some cute clothes for Spring and Summer. Thank you G. V. and G. V.!
We are off to Iowa tomorrow! Me, Andy, Vince, Jack, G. V. and G. V. all in one vehicle for an eight hour ride-this will be interesting! The last time we made the trek Vince was only two months old and it went great. He pretty much slept the whole ride. We are really excited to see everyone, it has been way too long. 

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I ordered these cute hats for the boys-I love them!

Vince and I went to the circus on Thursday! We saw tigers, elephants, a tightrope walker, clown, and grizzly bears! Vince was more interested in the souvenirs though. As soon as he saw this gun, he became obsessed! They were set up right behind us, and I told him we could get the gun after the show. Every time the audience clapped he'd ask if it was over yet. Instead of watching the acts he would just stare longingly back at the gun, so I caved and got it for him thinking then he would be able to watch the show, but about five minutes after he asked if we could go home! So we left at intermission. Good thing he got in free!

I got Jack a Bumbo! I never had one for Vince, but a few girlfriends with little ones have raved about it, so I decided to give it a try. It is great! He still loves his Jumperoo (he fell asleep in it again today), but I think he feels like he's a part of the action when he's sitting with us when Vince and I are playing. Thank you Emily, Amy and Meg!

Doesn't Jack look cozy? G. W. went to the cities and went on a little (okay big) shopping spree for the boys. Thank you G.W. for all of the cute clothes! This outfit is so warm and comfy-I bet he's going to sleep really well tonight! Why don't they make clothes this comfortable for adults? I often wonder that.