Friday, December 19, 2008

Why Do I Do This To Myself?

So it's been at least a week since I've been able to get on here and blog. I don't know why I let it get so long between posts because now I have so much that I want to post, it just becomes a jumbled mess. UGHHH!

Well, it's here! That much needed time off that I was longing for is here. I am at my parent's house with the boys, snowed in and enjoying every minute of it. Well, except the bad night of sleep last night from their "crazy" day of traveling yesterday. It doesn't matter, we beat the storm and now I get to have some down time and don't have to go back to Stevens Point until December 28th. I went to a basketball game last night (work), shoe shopping today (hopefully), Christmas dinner with friends tomorrow, family Christmas Sunday, shopping Monday, and my hubby gets here Tuesday! We miss daddy already (and Atlas too)!!!

Anyways, we've done a lot since the last post. Seen Santa for the very first time, added two more teeth, started crawling, graduated into their Cadilac big boy car seats and turned 9-months.

The Santa visit went well. I think the boys were too young to be scared yet. I'm not sure. Josh and I felt so bad for some parents who waited in the long line at the mall only to get up there and refuse to see Santa or cried in fear (although I think those pictures are adorable too). Then there were the parents who were fighting because mom was "forcing" Sally to sit on Santa's lap and the dad thought it was absurd. Josh and I just looked at each other and smiled and knew that our time would come soon enough, but for now we would just appreciate this special first and our little guys. So no smiles, but no cries and two babies looking at the camera equals success.

Aidan has also learned to crawl. He's not great yet, but can take two crawls before falling. He can army crawl or back crawl anywhere he wants to go, so it's only a matter of time but we can't believe how mobile they're getting. It's going to be so much fun chasing the trouble makers around the house. He also had two teeth pop through without us even really noticing. I seen two white spots during breakfast one morning and sure enough two popped through on Friday, December 12th. He's only two behind Brody...for now.

The boys have moved on to their convertible car seats. Thanks to my good friend and soon-to-be-mommy, Wendy, her cousin, and Aidan and Brody's grandparents (Wilson and Hodgson) the boys have fabulous car seats at an affordable price. Wendy's cousin was able to get us the Britax Boulevard Sutton, which retails at BRU for $320/seat for $150/seat no tax, no shipping. What's even better is our awesome parents got them for the boys for Christmas. They seem much more comfortable in the new seats, although it brings about a whole new set of challenges.

A&B also hit the big 9-months. We went for their well baby visit yesterday and they got a great report from the doc. Here were their 9-month stats.
Weight - 18 pounds, 9 ounces (25%)
Length - 28 inches long (50%)
Head Circumference - I have no idea on the measurement, but it's in the 95%!!!! What a huge melon!

Weight - 18 pounds (10-25%)
Length - 28 1/2 inches long (50%)
Head Circumference - Again, can't remember but 25%

So no 9-month pictures yet, but a few to hold you over for the time being. I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday season and is able to enjoy their family this year...I know I am!

Our Santa Cowboy...Enjoying his first Christmas present from Josh and I All the boys asked Santa for was for Brett Favre to come back and play for the Packers. I don't know if Santa can do that! :( I wish!
The work BFF's came over for a little Christmas exchange. We had fun and Ann and Kelly spoiled the boys (and me). Such great friends...I don't know what I'm going to do without you two next year! Don't ask me how Brody made out so well getting to sit with both of them.

Ann and Brody Kelly helping Brody open up the cute shirts her and Tony bought them...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

All May Not Be Silent...But All Is Bright!

Just a few pictures for your today. I don't have time for anything else! I hope all is well with everyone. We won again last night (on a last second shot). We are now 7-1. We're off to a great start. We got home late last night, I have to go recruiting tonight and on the road again tomorrow morning for a long road trip and another late night. I miss these little guys. I cannot wait until things quiet down a little bit for me. One week people, one week!!!!

All smiles...
Brody has the lights all figured out...Aidan is intrigued too!Although this picture is dark...we love the overall look. Look at those two presents! Santa was good to us this year!Same picture...a little lighter.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

'Tis the Season

I've been terrible at updating lately, but I have no time for blogging. It's so sad, but any free moment I get I like to spend with my cuties. They are growing up so much. We thought that had the STTN night thing licked. Aidan did it for 3 out of 4 nights and Brody 2 out of 4 and then Aidan got really sick the day before Thanksgiving. Poor little guy. He was pretty sick until Saturday and that's when I got really sick. I just started to feel better last Friday and now Brody has a little case of the sniffles. Oh well! What are you going to do? We are back to square one for STTN, but we're hopeful that might be their Christmas present to us...feels like we're almost there.

We put the tree up on Thanksgiving and the boys love it! They are so fascinated by the lights and ornaments. In other news, they can both sit up now and have graduated into their new Christmas presents from their Grandmas and Grandpas - convertible car seats. I knew it was time to make the switch on Friday night. Josh dropped the boys off at practice and I had to walk them to the parking lot in the cold. I had blankets over their car seats and was carrying them and had to set them down twice and regroup because they were so heavy. Obviously the convertible car seats come with a whole new set of challenges and not as much convenience, but they look so much more comfortable and they love looking out the car windows now. I'll try to snap some pictures in their new seats this week.

Amie and Brian came to visit Saturday and got to see the awesome, very convincing Pointer win over the #1 ranked team(yes, in the country), UW-Whitewater. It was such a great game and I was so proud of our girls. I don't know if I've ever had that much fun coaching. To top it off, we got to hang out with Amie, Brian and Madisyn. We had a blast catching up, although it's apparent that we are all getting old as Josh and Brian fell asleep in the living room sitting up around 11:30 PM. It's a good thing we all enjoy parenthood so much. Thanks for coming to visit guys. We can't wait for a sleepover at your house in January. We need to see you as much as we can before May. :(

Again, I'll vow to try to be a better blogger, but we all know where that usually gets me.

Aidan is wondering if this present is his...Brody like to yank on the branches...I think they look like trouble makers here, huh?Madisyn was teaching Aidan how to jump...she was enjoy the Final Score food as much as us...Madisyn hold Brody...I think he's going to be after her in a few years!Aidan is sick of pictures...Close up of Brody...Who is this Santa guy and what is he going to bring us they're wondering...Watching Atlas play ball...My best attempt at two smiles and two almost 9-monthers looking at the camera