Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good, Better, Best!

Well, we've done a lot to our kitchen since we moved in and definitely did it on a budget. We just finished painting the cabinets and adding new hardware. Our next projects are to buy a new sink and faucet and save our pennies for a new floor. Enjoy the pictures and let us know what you think.


Here's the Good...


Here's a little better...New fridge, stove and red walls!


We'll call this the better...Painted cabinets, new hardware, and a dishwasher!


This will be the best...which do you like better???

Thursday, July 24, 2008

We're 4 Months Already!

I can't believe the boys are four months already. I'm sure that I'll be saying that a lot. The doctor's office screwed up in scheduling their four month appointment, so we won't find out weights and stuff until next Thursday (they'll be more like 4.5 months). Let's see what can I say about my boys at four months?

Aidan - He's still my little peanut, but catching his brother quickly. He no longer deserves the title of Dragon because his temperment has calmed way down. He was the first to roll and although he started behind Brody with head control, he does it better now. He still likes to be swaddled still and takes a Nuk almost anytime. He loves to hold is new "lovie" blanket from the Staniaks.

Brody - He's the "BIG", big little brother. He loves to fight the swaddle and has stopped sleeping through the night because of it. He's all smiles and was my first to giggle, although we've only heard that twice now. He still has a herniated belly button, and defintely a double chin. He would much rather suck on his fist than a Nuk and can shake a rattle pretty well now. He seems very content to watch his brother roll over, but loves to grab onto things, especially his new lovie, like his brother.

One of the very few pictures of me with both boys (I look like crap, but at least it's a pic)Doesn't it look like they love each other?
Brody with his "lovie" from The Staniaks...he always looks so surprised!
Aidan loves his too!
It seems like lately they like holding hands.

They both are saying "Hello, everyone!"

Aidan's challenging Brody to hold his head up for the camera.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I Can Roll People...Watch Out!

Aidan is my first roller. I captured it on a short little video. It's so funny because he so gentle and graceful. It won't be long now and he'll be steam rolling Brody. He also has great head control...it's actually amazing with such a big head. Hopefully we can get some videos of Brody here shortly. I have some cute 4 month pictures to share too, but lost the cord for my good camera, so I'm kind of SOL for the moment.

video

Here's one from yesterday and me trying to get him to roll over, unsuccessfully. Still cute, nonetheless.

video

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Where Has the Time Gone?

I cannot believe that the boys will be four months tomorrow. Time has flown by, like you can't tell by my lack of posts in the last month or so. I was super busy working basketball camps trying to earn a few bucks and spending time with my beautiful boys. They ended up getting thrush on vacation, so we took them to the doctor on Monday, July 7th. Brody weighed 12 pounds, 5 ounces and Aidan is up to 12 pounds, 1 ounce. They are now in size two diapers (have been for a few weeks), and we have our first official roll. Aidan rolled over this morning from tummy to back like six times. I did catch on video, but not very well. Of course he won't do it again, but hopefully he will again soon. Brody also "giggled" for the first time on Saturday, July 12th. It was great. We haven't been able to get him to do it again though...bummer. That was a great moment. Our other big first was their first day of Daycare. It was so hard for me. I'm sure they did fine, but I'm a first time mom with all sorts of crazy thoughts running through my head. I felt like I was going to puke the entire time they were there, but everything went well (I think...I suppose I should ask Katie). Here's a few of my fav pics from the last month. I'll try to post their 4 month pics tomorrow after I take them.

I just want to know how in the hell is this comfortable?

A few cute pics from around 3 months

I think Brody secretly likes hot days so he can be naked!

Aidan LOVES tummy time...must be why he rolled over first! He must really be pondering something here.San was home from CO and came for a visit...I had to get a pic of her holding a baby! Smelly too!A few pics from the other day in their baseball outfits...looks like they're best friends here!They both may be having second thoughts!

Triple Baby Shower

Be careful what you drink...it seems like all the 2002 National Champion UWSP Women's Basketball team is getting pregnant and having cute babies. We celebrated the upcoming arrival of Baby Yahnke, Baby Bellanti and Baby Zdroik on July 6th. It was great to see some of the girls again and I look forward to celebrating with everyone when we're inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 11th...how cool is that?? I can't wait...hope all the babies will fit into their "special onesies"!

The 3 Moms-to-Be

Playing the Newlywed Game

Ryan and Dean are drinking to calm nerves for the newlywed game and Jesse looks tired!

Some of the guests enjoying the answers to the questions

A girl's picture (we didn't get to take one before Angie and Di left)

Door County Vacation

I've been terrible about updating this lately, so I guess I'll end up with lots to post today. We went on vacation to Door County with Josh's family and the Miles' Family. We had so much fun. The weather wasn't as nice as in the past years but we still got some fun. Josh learned that he can't drink as much as he used to be able to. (Right Jordan!?!) Anyways, here's some pics from vacation. Enjoy!