Thursday, June 25, 2009

4 months and 18 months! And Harris Teeter

We went to the doctor today for the boy's checkups. Both boys got shots and neither of them cried!

Brian weighed in at 22 pounds and I think 33 inches (but it might have been 31). He is in the 25th percentile for his weight, 50th percentile for his height, and 75th percentile for his head. I asked the doctor about his slightly turned in foot and she said it will probably still straighten out, but we are watching it. He is in good working order.

Nathan weighed in at 16 pounds 9 ounces. I don't know his height because Dean was doing Nathan. He is in the 75th percentile for his weight and height and 90th percentile for his head. She is watching that to make sure there isn't another big jump. He is developmentally doing well so she thinks he probably just has a big head. She isn't worried about his weight but suggested that we hold off on solids until 6 months. That is fine with me. I'm certainly not in a hurry. He is also in good working order!

Luckily the nurses did both boys at the same time.We looked like a little factory. Picture the weight scale on one wall, the length scale on the opposite wall and Dean and I in the middle. We just picked up our kids off of one machine and turned and put them on the other. I heard numbers being called out and saw nurses writing them down. I can only imagine what it would be like if we had multiples. The appointment is hard enough trying to keep one entertained while the other is examined!

Other news around the house...
I went grocery shopping yesterday at Harris Teeter since they are doing a triple coupon event. Here is a picture of what I got...
3 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
3 Lysol 4 in 1 All Purpose cleaner
2 Tabasco Sauses
2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner
2 Colgate Advance Toothpaste
2 Colgate 360 Toothbrushes
Dial hand Soap
renuzit odor eliminator
Hot Shot bug spray
Hawaiian Bread
Ben and Jerry's Flipped Out ice cream
Lawry's Merinade
Lysol Bathroom cleaner

The total of my order was $63.22
The total paid out of my pocket was $0.00
Harris Teeter paid me $6.05!!!
By far my best trip ever!

That is about it for around here. Stay tuned for photos from our trip to the zoo!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A long update with tons and tons of pictures!

Well as my mom pointed out it has been awhile since I've updated. I'm not really sure where my time has gone, but I don't seem to have much time for this sometimes. But now I am back. I've got a lot of pictures to share. We have a trip to the aquarium, so of both of them together, some random shots, and I'm sure some other good stuff.

Hmm let's see. Where should I begin? I will update you all first and then tell you what we've been up to with pictures. As a special treat there is a video of Nathan at the end!

Brian- Went poo poo in the potty! It happened a couple of days ago. He was making the face, I ran him to his new big boy potty and he did his business. It's the only time so far, but it's a start! His language is still taking off. Lots of new words, and copying us a lot! He also mooo's when you ask him what a cow says, and rubs his armpits and says oo oo oo when you ask him what a monkey says. Very cute!

Nathan- He is growing like a weed. His biggest thing recently is he sat himself up from a reclined position! I'm impressed! I was pretty floored!

Overall Brian has become much more loving towards Nathan. He's not quite as deadly and is much easier! He says "awww" and lays his head on him and often will give him kisses. We still have the occasional hitting, but it's gotten much better. Nathan is much happier these days since we figured out his formula.

Dean has been very busy at work. He is ready for a vacation and is ready to go see his mom and family soon. It's been really nice fishing weather lately. In his free time he goes out there and fishes. I can't wait for the boys to be able to join him soon.

I've been pretty busy with the boys. I did get a day off recently and went and worked on my scrapbook with my mom. That was nice.

So now the pictures and the stories behind them.

Brian enjoyed "driving" the truck one day. Daddy let him stand in the driver's seat and he loved it!

Brian helped Daddy wash the truck last week. It was pretty hot and good weather to play in the water. He enjoyed splashing in the soapy bucket the most. He tried to drink it once, but Mommy was on top of it and stopped him quickly!

A rock in the tire, the boy sees everything!
Ooo, a soapy sponge!

Splish, Splash!
Oh it's on my hand!

As a family we went to the Virginia Aquarium. It was nice and Brian loved the fish. I heard him trying to kiss them when they swam by. He got to touch a stingray with my help. I had to hold his hand still in the water or else everyone would have been soaked. It's much more fun in a toddler's eyes to splash the water than to touch the water. He also touched a horseshoe crab. He seemed to like both. We saw the sharks, the river otters, and the seals. Once we got in the car he passed out. A lot of the museum was under construction, so we will go back in a few years and have more fun!
In this exhibit the kids are supposed to be experiencing life from a crabs point of view.
I heard a lot of OOOOing when we was looking at the fish here.
Brian and I touching Stingrays and Skates.
Brian touching another one.
The wall of fish!
More fish!
Brian in the jaws of a shark. What you don't know is that he freaked out and panicked.
A picture of the seals.
Brian passed out after a long long day.

And now so random pictures...
Smiley Nathan playing with his rattle. This is Nathan's first toy and was also Brian's first toy.
Brian wearing Nathan's pants on his head. Everything seems to go on his head these days.
Riding in style. Better watch out! This is the new fashion trend!
This is a picture of Nathan. I was sitting at the computer waiting for Old Navy to put out a handful of coupons online and this is the look he was giving me.

Some brotherly love pictures!

Brian: You get held all the time, MY TURN!
Nathan: Mom, are you kidding me?
Brian giving hugs and accidentally poking his eye.

Brian was patting Nathan's tummy. Again, Nathan is wondering what is going on.Such a serious look.

All smiles.

Nathan passed out after a bottle, bath and a bounce.

And for what you have all been waiting for...

The first giggles caught on tape!