It’s all fun and games even when you get hit in the head with a shovel

I wanted some video of Ruslan talking so when he sat down in front of me with a book I started recording.  He looked at the pages and then Wyatt wandered over with some toy shovels and started to hit the book and eventually Ruslan. Then Wyatt walked away and Ruslan went back to “reading”. . . . → Read More: It’s all fun and games even when you get hit in the head with a shovel

Ready for Kindergarten

It’s the night before Juliana’s first day of Kindergarten. Her backpack and her lunch are packed. Her outfit is picked out. The camera battery is charged and the memory card has plenty of space.

We have talked a lot about what to expect tomorrow morning. Tonight I asked her what she was doing tomorrow . . . → Read More: Ready for Kindergarten

The Jumping Game

Jump, fall down, laugh and repeat. They love making each other laugh. I imagine any adult would be in serious trouble landing on his knees the way Ruslan does over and over. Wyatt took a slightly less crazy approach for his fall to the floor. (Note: Scott took this video today – I don’t want anyone to . . . → Read More: The Jumping Game

A Rainy Saturday Morning

It was dark and raining Saturday morning so we didn’t play outside.  The boys found an alternate method to burn off some energy with a box and some packaging materials. You need to turn up your volume to fully appreciate the noise level associated with their wild good time. Running, sliding, yelling…this kept them . . . → Read More: A Rainy Saturday Morning

Juliana as a Teacher

As we were leaving Kindergarten screening yesterday (more on that later), each child was given a gift bag.  It included a snack and juice box, several books, large foam dice, dominoes and other assorted learning toys.  There were 3 stacks of flash cards as well – alphabet cards, initial sound cards and rhyming cards.  . . . → Read More: Juliana as a Teacher

Continuing with the Climbing Theme


The boys are no longer content to stand on the toy storage unit (that contains no toys because they dump the bins out)…no, they now try to sit on the windowsill and there are daily attempts at standing on it.

Sometimes the coffee table turns into a stage for an impromptu dance . . . → Read More: Continuing with the Climbing Theme

Wyatt Loves Super Why

Super Why is suddenly Juliana’s favorite choice for her after childcare movie.  And Wyatt is captivated by it – as soon as the theme song starts, he stops what he is doing to watch.  In this video clip, Wyatt is happily eating his dinner when the show starts.  His reaction is not subtle when . . . → Read More: Wyatt Loves Super Why

Troubles with Two Toddlers


As I mentioned in the last post there are some positives to having two toddlers to entertain each other.  On the other hand, one toddler can be handful and when you double the toddler drama things get interesting, messy and loud.

Tasks that should be simple – put a clean diaper and clothes on a small . . . → Read More: Troubles with Two Toddlers

Climbing the Stairs

The getting into everything and fearless climbing (onto and over furniture now) continues.  The only time that they have access to climb the stairs is at bath time.  As soon as the gate between the living room and the hallway is open, they drop to the floor and crawl as quickly as they can . . . → Read More: Climbing the Stairs


Once the boys figured out the forward motion of crawling, they started getting around really fast.  They see something that they want on the other side of the room and race off to get it. They crawl over objects and each other to reach their destination.  Whenever I want Wyatt to crawl to me, . . . → Read More: Crawling