20 March 2010

Just Because

I can't have a post with only Z, and not have one of only G!


Watch out world. Z has learned how to climb. Very well I may add.

(Note: see that adorable shirt?! Someone has finally learned to put some thought and effort into boy clothes! I'm sure there will soon be a post about my new obsession, Crazy 8! And the eyes... they're GOOGLE eyes, that really google!)

Readin' Books

The boys love to 'read' books. I always love it when I walk in a room on them, and there they are laying on their tummy reading. G will read his books outloud to Z. And Z will come and steal G's book. "That's not my puppy..." and "That's not my monster..." are two of their very favorite books. There have been many, many fights over those books. They have been torn apart and taped back together more times than I can remember!

18 March 2010

Amazing Injustice

One of M's co-workers recently had a baby girl. And this Sunday they are having a baby shower for them. First, I need to say that baby showers and wedding showers (and weddings for that fact), are more 'open' than those you are used to. They involve bulletins pinned the post office, and ads in the newspaper saying "You Are Invited", with names, time, date, etc. Since I have met this co-worker, and the shower is being hosted fairly close to home I decided that I will attend.

And off I went to find some girl stuff. Oh, the dilema I had when I got to Target. I knew that I wanted to make a diaper cake. So first there was the debate over what type and brand of diapers to get. Pampers BabyDry? Huggies Pure & Natural? Pampers Swaddlers? Huggies Little Movers? Pampers Sensitive? Huggies Little Snugglers? I finally decided on Pampers Sensitive, because I only needed to buy one package to have enough diapers, and they were on clearance.

And then the girl stuff. The overwhelming amount of cute girly-ness. It was just almost too much. And I spent just a tad more money than I intended, but I couldn't resist!

15 March 2010

Midget Picassos

Yesterday I attempted to go to church for the very first time with the boys, by myself. And it went surprisingly well. The time change worked in my favor, since Canada doesn't have daylight savings time, it was 10am our time when Church started instead of 9am. We were all dressed and ready to go extremely early, and I avoided feeding them breakfast before we left the house. That way during the service I could bribe them into silence with cheerios and sippy cups full of milk. There were a few moments that I wasn't sure I would be able to hold onto both of them as they tried to make their escape, but I did and there were no runaways. Half way through the service I was asked if the boys wanted to go to Sunday School. I figured, why not give it a try?! So off they went to the little side room, G carrying his book and Z clinging to my old MP3 player that I knew would keep him quiet and happy. I told the Sunday School teacher that I'd come running if I heard too much screaming and thought she needed to be rescued. And left. I did hear a few little screams. But nothing that seemed to need my attention. The door was cracked open at one point by one of the parent's checking on their child, and Z escaped. I caught him, and carried him back into the room. And there kneeling on a chair at the table was G. Painting. Oh, he was so concentrated on his work of art. And absolutely adorable. Bless the Sunday School teacher, she had brought water color paints for a Sunday School activity. And the class consisted of 5 boys - the oldest being 3 and G&Z being the youngest! She was a very brave woman. G and Z did love it though, and only came home with minor paint stains on their clothes, which all washed out. I am such a proud mommy at how well they behaved.

11 March 2010

Toddler Time

For the past few months the boys and I have been going to a wonderful toddler/mommy group in North Portal.

We've done all sorts of exciting things. Including coloring with markers -

eating lots of yummy food -

playing on gym mats -

and playing dress up -

This was our last week before spring. Its been a lot of fun to watch the boys learn and develop in new ways. One of my favorite things is that they are learning the hand motions to "The Wheels On The Bus", and when sung they will both wave their arms in front of them trying to make the wheels go round, and round. They love to dance to the Hokey Pokey, and play 3-2-1 Blast Off. We will miss going every week, and can't wait for the weather to 'cheer up' a little more so we can meet at the park.