Thursday, March 28, 2013

Notes to Self

  • After starting a load of laundry in the washer, put a heavy clothes basket full of clothes on top so no squirt bottles, pancakes, or magnets end up being added to the load.
  • When someone (ahem) won't stop climbing onto the counter no matter how many times he's redirected, just lay all the chairs on their sides.
  • When that same someone refuses to bathe, just add Dad to the tub.
  • Don't ever leave chocolate chips on the counter, they will end up all over the floor.
  • Don't compose blog posts on the kindle. It is annoying to type out.
And to top off this post, some poor quality photos of my children.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Jumping the Gun

 Two days shy of their half birthday, we decided it was time for these ladies to have their first taste of food. Grandma and Grandpa were in town, so why not share the milestone? Cucumbers were one of Mason's favorites when he first started exploring food. So, I figured it would be a perfect introduction to the world beyond the boob.
Elliot was sort of indifferent about the whole experience. She wasn't too happy today to begin with, so perhaps that was why. She also had a little broccoli stalk in addition to her cucumber sticks. She really wanted to pick up the sippy, but it didn't work out most of the time.
Finnley was loving the cucumber. Every time she dropped it, she would whine. Couldn't get enough, she really enjoyed sucking on it. At one point she must have swallowed a big chunk, it gave her the heebie jeebies.
For supper they tried bananas, but believe it or not, I didn't get any real pictures of that (just crappy phone pictures). Hmmm, I wonder what they will eat tomorrow?!

What were your kid(s) first foods? Did they enjoy?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mason Says

If you hear Mason talking about robbers, don't worry, he's actually referring to lobsters. No need to call the police (wee-o wee-o).

Mason- I like to take baths.
Me- You do? Would you like to take a bath now?
Mason- Nooo!

We often have conversations about the things he likes. Sometimes he starts it in randomly. "Mom, like cars. Like pickup trucks. Like tractors. Like BIG tractors. Like water..." (usually I respond to all his likes) and It is very interesting to see where his brain goes. From vehicles to suddenly food, and then different people. Oh, to be inside the toddler brain.

"Gran-fart". This is what he calls my mom. She'll deny it, but that is exactly what he says.

When he and dad go upstairs to bed for the night, he'll tell me goodnight. Tyler will ask if he wants to say goodnight to his sisters. He usually says, "Goodnight, sister Elliot." What about Finnley? "Goodnight, sister Finn." Pretty darn cute.

He watches TV shows via Netflix on our Wii, so when we turn it on, several shows appear on the screen. Usually he starts requesting every single show he sees, either by title or something in the picture ("Dora" or "boat one!"). By the time you get the one going he wanted to watch, he's already requesting a different one. Today he was watching Caillou and he started to recite the episode. #TVaddiction

Whenever people (dad, grandma, me..) go, we say "See you later, alligator." He responds, "Affer while, crocky-ile."

"Sticks" = Sesame sticks
"Snacks" = Fruit snacks, no substitutions by golly, don't offer a snack unless it is a fruit snack.
"Hot Chocolate" = chocolate almond milk, chocolate chips, chocolate cake, or just plain hot chocolate
"Biscuit" = Triscuit
"Dix" = Disc, like you pull behind a tractor.
"Eatmeal" = Oatmeal

"Go in the car." He requests to do so at least 3 times a day. Usually, his request is denied since he always asks when Tyler has the car at school.

"Dump the soap!" Every time I do anything to do with the laundry, he is eager to dump the soap in. He also likes to push the buttons.

Yesterday Mason fell on his butt, came over to me and told me, "Hurt. Diaper." I asked if he hurt his butt. He said, "Hurt butt. Kiss it." Yes, I did kiss it. And the world was right again.
Today he hit his nose and told me he hurt his booger. So, I kissed his booger.

Does your toddler say funny things? Any words they completely made up?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


  • The girls have mastered rolling onto their tummy (but not back again) and are so angry they can't crawl.

  • Mason loves to climb onto the counter. Redirecting constantly is getting old, any gentle suggestions?
  • It has snowed, a lot.

  • The girls go to bed around 6pm, didn't skip a beat with the time change. Crazy, eh?
  • While I'm nursing the gals to sleep, Tyler puts Mason to bed. It is nice to finally have bedtime figured out.
  • Tyler and I have been watching Lost. We are totally hooked and actually almost finished with the series! What will we do when it is over?
  • Due to some eczema on Finnley's skin, I gave up gluten for a week. That was really tough, turns out I love gluten. Luckily that didn't make it go away, so we've switch laundry detergent.
  •  I've been wearing the girls for a few hours every day. It certainly makes them a lot happier. Tyler has even started joining in on the fun (and exercise).

  • The girls are starting to show interest in the food we eat. A couple weeks and they will be 6 months old! Today Mason tried to feed them pizza.
  • Tyler officially resigned his teaching position. He is on the hunt for a new career. So, if you see any good jobs by you, pass it on!
  • Our house has only been shown three times. Hopefully when the weather gets nicer, people will get into the house buying mood!