Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's a big day!

Owen and Paige, today you are 18 months old! It is also mommy and daddy's 6 year anniversary! Daddy and mommy got to celebrate by getting away to the hot springs in t or c for the weekend. You got a special celebration all of your own by spending Saturday evening with Nana, Auntie Janine and Auntie Sharyn. Nana stayed the night and I'm sure you have enjoyed every bit of it. It has been nice and relaxing I to get away but I sure do miss you little monkeys.

March of dimes

Yesterday Nana and I walked 7.5 miles for the march of dimes. Our team was Advocates in Action which raises awareness and promotes equality for individuals with disabilities. It was great walking with Nana, friends and the community for two great causes. I hope events like these is something that we can share together as you grow, and that you both one day will be advocates and a voice for those who need it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bring it on summer!

I totally have summer fever. I can't wait for play dates, morning walks, picnics
at the park, lunch dates with nana, vacations, and, I could go on and on. I have been collecting (buying) things to make sure we have plenty to do. The latest is this cool crab sandbox that will soon have a home in our backyard. Paige and Owen were calling him "Elmo". I can see the resemblemce.


This heart melting moment brought to you by Owie! We are on our way to a party at one of daddy's coworkers with uncle alex and Owen was fussing a little and held out his hand for mama to hold. He instantly calmed down and looked at me and smiled. It was one of those moments you could just live in forever!

Oh no!

Owen and Paige have both learned to open doors in the house, yikes! This is scary for many reasons including the bathroom and garage. Daddy ordered a baby proof door knob thing that seems promising so far. The other baby proof items we have bought have been incredibly hard to work (for me at least) so we have just been creative with the task of keeping the house safe for the little monkeys..

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Things we say!

So Owen and Paige have an ever expanding vocabulary. Books on development say they should have about 7 to 10 words about now and boy do they! Words they both say, mama (my favorite:), dada (Paige's favorite), nana, elmo, Abby, car, more, please, cookie, shoes, papa, sissy, bubba, night night, bye bye, and no (Owens favorite). Owen also says apple.. Paige says "not nice" while she wags her little finger at anybody she disapproves of their behavior. Seems like everyday they are saying more and more which is exciting, but I gotta say, I'm gonna miss the nonsensical baby babble that is unbelievably sweet and adorable.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Grocery shopping...

Owen thinks shopping at Walmart is exhausting work.. Owie, mama totally agrees! Sunday shopping lute included a week of groceries, two giant balls, two plastic dinosaurs, and a dump truck. Tackling the chore of grocery as a family is much more fun than going it alone.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekend fun!

Headed to the outlet mall this morning to get the babies some crocs and play in the fountains. Got Owen a blue pair and Paige a pink pair. They both look so stinken cute in them. Owen is still one size bigger than Paige. They weren't too sure about the fountains at first but after mommy and daddy ran through with them they became a little more adventurous. After the fountains it was a quick lunch of ham and cheese and a change into dry clothes for the ride home. Before dinner I ran to wash the van. I took o and p out of their seats to suck up the pound of Dirt that piles up from daycare. Owen threw a bit of a fit getting back in. I had to wrestle, beg and plead with the little toot to let me buckle him in.

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's all about...

So Owen and Paige have continued to grow and develop so quickly but some of their interest and obsessions have stayed the same. For Paige it's all about accessorizing.. She loves shoes and hats. Days home I swear we may change shoes 3 or 4 times. For Owen he has been all about cars. Driving in the car, watching tv, books, it's car! Car! Car!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Little fish!

Sunday was our first swim lesson. We got a private lesson at the nmsu pool to see if that would be a better route than the city or gym magic. Paige seemed a little more comfortable but that just could have been because she was with her daddy. Owen was not digging the cool water so he was a little fussy. Not sure I will schedule another lesson anytime soon but I want to get them on the water more often for sure. We need to check out the new aquatic center, I've heard good things.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring fever

Day two home with this little monkey. Kept the other monkey home too just because I can! Hoping Paige starts feeling better soon. Love having the extra time but don't like her feeling bad.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Home today..

Paige woke up this morning with a fever so it's a day at home with both babies.. I'll take em however I get em!