Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finger Foods

We decided to let Grant try his first finger food today--a strawberry yogurt melt.  But much to Cole's disappointment, he didn't seem to care for it!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Back to Blogging

A big unveiling...the blog has a brand new look! Gone are the days of Three Men and a Mommy...now we're a Party of Five. Hopefully you knew that already...if not, you'd better start with the January 16th post!

Well, what else is new?  Hmmmm....a few things have happened since December 2009, when last I posted.  I HAVE been taking pictures of our life as it unfolded.  I just haven't taken the time until now to properly document them on the blog.  It became too easy to just upload them to Facebook and hope everyone saw them.  Of course, not everyone who read the blog is on Facebook, so that's ultimately unfair. 

SO, for the last few weeks, I've worked to retroactively update the blog.  I've got 60+ posts saved as drafts.  I'm slowly adding captions and stories (as much as I can remember).  As I get them complete I'm publishing them.  So check back often and be patient as I slowly bring you our year.

I think I've managed to cover the highlights and main events of 2010 for us to date.  And I promise to keep up better from now on.  Believe me, I NEVER want to update 9 months worth of life all at once again.

Crawling everywhere!

Grant is happiest on the floor these days!
Time to babyproof!

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Little Bother

Grant bugging Cole at the ballfield while he tries to play his DS.
Travis' main wish in having another little brother is that Grant would pester Cole the way Cole pesters Travis, and therefore, he would have a bit of revenge. It's happening!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Boys in blue

No special occasion...just thought the boys looked cute in their church clothes.  It's SO hard to get a picture with all of them smiling...this was as good as I could do out of eight or so shots.  Oh, and I wanted to show off my awesome mums too :)  Can't believe they're still alive after several weeks!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Cub Scout

We're really excited that Travis decided to join Cub Scouts this year.  His elementary school has a pack and it seems like there are lots of fun opportunities and activities.  His first den meeting was a bit of a struggle as he didn't really care for the uniform at first.  It was all I could do to get him in it and snap a picture to document the occasion.  But the fun of the meeting outweighed any reservations he had because when I asked him on a scale of 1-10 how it was, he replied a 10!   

When it came time for the pack meeting a few days later, I had a much happier camper.  He asked me to retake his picture in his uniform so we'd have a better one:

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Big Helper

This evening Grant had a poop explosion in his bed...the type of situation that required a bath and a load of laundry. It was a serious mess! Travis came in the room just long enough to throw me a box of wipes, then he bolted. But Cole came in, and asked, "How can I help?" I was so touched. He proceeded to crawl in the bathtub with Grant, fully clothed, and help bathe him. He loves Grant so much and is always looking for ways to be with him. I hope Grant can always count on his big brother to help him out in similar situations.

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Bedtime story

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pulling UP!

Grant learned to pull up on his crib today at naptime! Sooooo proud of himself, too!

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Friday, September 3, 2010


Took the boys to a new park with baby swings!

Someone LIKES swinging!!!

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