Shortly after Ruslan turned one, he earned the name destructo baby. One minute he would be laughing and smiling and happily playing and he would suddenly start destroying whatever was in his path – dumping buckets of toys, clearing a table in a single swipe, taking toys away from Wyatt, throwing all of the . . . → Read More: Return of Destructo Baby
Twice in the past week I have rushed up the stairs to hysterical screaming from the boys’ room. Upon opening the door I was greeted with tears and sadness and cries of my band-aid is broken. Band-Aids don’t break on their own, they “break” when little boys remove them from their body and stick . . . → Read More: Broken Band-Aids and Other Nonsense
M: Are you done cleaning your room? J: Yes, it is very clean. I was able to dance around my room without stepping on anything.
One evening while the kids were playing outside and I was taking pictures, Juliana decided to pose. After a few minutes she announced that we needed to wait . . . → Read More: Random Juliana
Wyatt has a habit of asking to go see the animals in the evening and I remind him that it is too late to go to the zoo because the animals are going to bed. Monday morning I went into the boys’ room and asked if they wanted to go to the zoo. Wyatt . . . → Read More: Wyatt the Not So Brave
If you know me, you know that I rarely refer to Ruslan and Wyatt as the twins, I call them my boys. They are rarely dressed the same and they are very different in both looks and personality. Wyatt is taller and more slender than Ruslan but Ruslan runs faster. Ruslan eats almost anything and . . . → Read More: R & W
Are there any children who don’t love jello? Especially jello that you are supposed to eat with your hands. I made jigglers today and the boys were so excited when I pulled them out of the fridge after dinner. Ruslan clearly enjoyed it.
It’s no secret that Wyatt loves sweets and jello is no . . . → Read More: Finger Licking Good
Wyatt’s first word was mama and although he collected a short list of words over the next few months, he rarely used them. He preferred to point or take my hand and pull me toward what he wanted.
Even now that he knows lots of words and can “read” the books that we have read a . . . → Read More: Rarely a Quiet Moment
I take a lot of pictures of the kids and when I look through my image catalog there are so many pictures of Juliana and Ruslan laughing and showing their personality. I have fewer pictures of Wyatt and it’s not because I don’t spend much time with him. In fact I spend a lot . . . → Read More: He is Always by My Side
While we were shopping today Juliana asked me to take her picture with Wyatt. I don’t know if Wyatt was afraid she was trying to steal his crackers, but he made it clear that he did not want Juliana close to him.
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Ruslan has the best manners of my children. He almost always remembers to say please and thank you. If he hears anyone in the house sneeze he runs to tell them Bless You.
Up until recently Ruslan had no interest in TV. Why sit still watching TV when he could be climbing, . . . → Read More: Random Ruslan