Sunday, November 30, 2008

We are Thankful for . . .

Our broken jogging stroller which will hopefully be fixed some day


But we are not thankful for swings that are too small for both of us to fit in and people who try to fit us in one swing.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Pictures of these two turkeys to follow!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Going to the 2008 Holiday Parade

The boys got to go the 2008 Holiday Parade on Saturday! Hayden didn't mind getting bundled up (it was cold)!

Donovan did mind!

Behaving for the first 15 minutes of the parade!

The last half hour (Chase chase chase)!

Weigh Out and Weigh Out

The boys went to the doctor Friday afternoon. They got shots. They absolutely hate shots. Hayden screams right when he gets into the examining room since he knows shots are coming. We both go because it is difficult to deal with two unconsolable children during this process.

At the Friday appointment, Donovan weighed 28.0 lbs and was 32 3/4 inches long. Hayden was a bit tinier at 23 lbs 8 ozs and 31 3/4 inches long. Donovan, though, has given Hayden a great opportunity to catch up! Last night, Donovan blew out the o-rings that keep the food from coming back up his throat and proceeded to barf through two bed sheets and three towels that we laid down for him through out the night! Way to go Doodle! Hopefully he feels better today, but he will be on the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Poor Tubby has the chucks. He can't keep much down. It started this morning when he was laying in bed with me and Melissa. Clean up in aisle H immediately commenced along with a scrub-a-dub-dub of the sheets and pillow cases. Breakfast was a separate disaster. Fortunately, Doodle hasn't erupted yet. He and I went to Menards and the grocery store tonight. Hayden stayed home and watched Yo Gabba Gabba on the DVR. Donovan will probably erupt tonight and give us a nice double dose tomorrow.

The boys home life is finally getting back to normal. After being banished from the living room and dining room for a week while the hardwood floors were refinished and being allowed on that hallowed ground, they were instead wisked away to Rome to send off the camper for the rest of the winter, then to Wausau to see Great Grandma Lucy, then down to Madison to Carson's birthday and then up to Eau Claire to see Aunt Laura and Uncle Scott and then back home, all in three days. The drive home from Eau Claire was a real joy with icy roads slowing traffic to a crawl for the last leg of the drive. But the boys now have all their rooms to roam in. I do not know if we will even both putting the Superyard (Baby Gitmo) back up for them. Maybe to protect the Christmas tree.

But with all the fun, it is often so busy that you forget to stop and watch them grow up, which they are . . . very quickly. They build things, tear things down meticulously, give hugs, and share (when asked or forced). It seems like something new happens each day. I can't wait for it to be loading the dishwasher.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I have a wonderful lesson I can tell my sons after tonight

Any person can grow up and be elected President of the United States (provided you meet Constitutional eligibility requirements).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Post-Culvers Car Ride

What a way to spend Saturday night after Candy Commotion Frozen Custard. Thanks for the Culvers subsidy Grandma Carol and Grandpa Tom.

Halloween = Skunksarific!!!!

The boys had a great Halloween and their Skunk costumes were an absolute hit everywhere they went. We thought about helping the boys take their skunk costumes to the next level by not changing their diapers for three days, but the possibility of a severe diaper rash was simply too great. Thanks Grandma Sue for the great costumes!

Playing with Pumpkins at Betty Brinn!

Check last October for boys picture on the couch in the halloween sleepers and pumpkin hats. That will show how much they changed in a year.