Just This Once I Wanted to be Very Wrong

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There was no doubt in my mind that the transition to big boy beds was going to be a challenge, but I wanted to be wrong. I wanted to believe that it would be as seamless as moving Juliana to a bed…but I had little hope we would get that lucky again. My two . . . → Read More: Just This Once I Wanted to be Very Wrong

Return of the Wild Boys

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I thought that the wild climbing stage had passed; I was sure it was behind us. It had been months since the boys climbed to the top of the play kitchen, and I was finally able to let them play in the playroom for more than five minutes alone. I was so very wrong. Summer . . . → Read More: Return of the Wild Boys

The Dangers of the Tricycle

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Juliana was 19 months old when we bought her tricycle and her feet barely reached the pedals. Going for a ride that first summer meant her sitting on the tricycle and someone pushing her down the sidewalk. She would occasionally try to pedal, but rarely had any interest in steering. In fact she is still easily distracted . . . → Read More: The Dangers of the Tricycle

Hands Free Football

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This picture may be worth a thousand words, but it is leaving me speechless. What? Why? It was just as confusing when he was running toward me in the front yard this evening.

 

It Takes an Extra 6 Seconds to Get a Glass of Water at our House Now

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This was a rough weekend for me and I have reached a level of exhaustion that I haven’t felt in a while.  This is what the past 5 weekends have looked like here:

1 – Feb 25-26 – Scott hurt his back and it was basically a solo parenting weekend for me. 2 – . . . → Read More: It Takes an Extra 6 Seconds to Get a Glass of Water at our House Now

Turn that frown upside down

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Yesterday was a no good, very bad day for me. Due to a series of unrelated events I spent a good bit of the day in tears, but that’s not the subject of this post. I woke up feeling sad today and wanted to stay in bed, but I got up and showered and . . . → Read More: Turn that frown upside down

Twins – Growing Up with a Constant Companion

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The boys spend the majority of the time together. They wake-up in the morning and yell at each other and talk back and forth until I come to get them and at night they try to outdo each other by yelling the loudest and jumping the highest in their cribs (at least that’s what it . . . → Read More: Twins – Growing Up with a Constant Companion

Random Wyatt

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We drove across town this weekend and each time we exited a tunnel Wyatt waved and said Bye-Bye tunnel.

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Whenever we arrive at our destination Wyatt says All Done car. Unless we have arrived somewhere he doesn’t want to go and in that case he screams. Most evenings he screams when we turn on . . . → Read More: Random Wyatt

Some Days I Think I am Good at this Parenting Thing

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Today is not one of those days. I am not feeling well so my patience was lower than normal making it more difficult to manage the chaos and it’s as if the boys could sense my exhaustion.

A calm breakfast was interrupted by a plate of pancakes, syrup and blueberries being launched across the . . . → Read More: Some Days I Think I am Good at this Parenting Thing

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