Friday, February 27, 2009

Recent pic from Sears

My favorite...we are getting it in the 10X13 size!

The only one of the two boys that was halfway decent...Eli is not enjoying pics lately!

Love naked baby pics!

My little quarterback!

Gotta love that grin!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Eli and his cold

Eli has caught a cold. He woke up yesterday sounding a little horse and by last night his nose was running like a leaky faucet. He woke up this morning with a cough and I said to him "I think you caught a cold." He quickly told me "No, I didn't. I don't like being cold!"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

We're Lucky He Doesn't Have a Car!

So today while Eli was having issues because I wouldn't let him store the Wii controllers in his room, he said to me "I'm running away!". Now, I have thought about how I would handle this when it happened, but I always thought that I would have to put up the bike or take the car keys, not stop him from stomping off down the hallway!!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ian's Four Month Pics

His first cereal...check out how he grabbed the spoon!

Eli and Ian checking each other out during tummy time.

So, I shared Ian's stats from the doctor, but waited until yesterday to take some four month shots. He is such a happy baby when his reflux isn't flaring!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ian's Four Month Check-Up

We had Ian's 4 month appointment today. He weighed 15 lbs. 8 ozs., was 24 inches and his head was 16 inches. We have a short, chunky baby! He is in the 75% for weight and 25% for height! They upped his reflux med, as he has been having a lot of problems with it lately, so hopefully that helps him. If not, there is another medicine that we will try. Hopefully soon he will outgrow it. He showed off for our physician, talking to him, smiling and laughing and holding his head up s

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Random pics

Such a rough life!

Eli in his Valentine's shirt

Ian and I

Me with my Dad and my niece Hannah

Joe learning to play Pepper at a family gathering.

My brother, Jonathan, and Ian. My brother and his wife are expecting their third child in April. They have two girls and are expecting a surprise baby! Can't wait to meet him/her!!

Daddy and the boys reading at night. Early on in Eli's life it became a custom that Daddy would read to Eli and night and I was not allowed around. They have started to read to Ian too and as you can see he is totally into it! My husband is a wonderful dad and I love that he loves to read to them!

Happy Valentine's Day!

My husband totally shocked me for Valentine's this year! He got me a Wii Fit! I have been wanting for a while, but we had said that we were just going to do little gifts from the kids. I have used it twice now and it is pretty fun. Hopefully it helps me to get my butt in shape!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ian's song

I love to sing songs to my boys even though I sound terrible. I make up little songs and sing them to familiar tunes. Ian's current fave is sung to Frere Jacques and goes:
Ian Scott, Ian Scott
Eyes so blue, eyes so blue
Mommy loves you, mommy loves you
Yes I do, Yes I do

Coffee Conversation

Yesterday the boys and I went to the Y (where I used to be the childcare director) to sign up for swimming lessons and visit some of my old co-workers. We were finishing up our visit and I was putting Ian in his infant seat and Eli headed towards a coffee pot that they have out for whoever wants. He was reaching for the handle of the coffee pot and I said to him "Eli, don't touch that, it's hot. When did you start drinking coffee anyway?". He quickly answered "Last Thursday."!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

"Too Much 'Tation"

What is 'tation you ask? My son's version of temptation. We are not really sure where he picked up this word, but he absolutely used it in the right context. Scott and Eli went to the grocery store and they got some treats just for Eli. They put them in a small bag and Eli wanted to hold them during the ride home. Scott told Eli that he couldn't open it, that he would have to wait until they got home. Just as they were leaving the parking lot, Eli threw the bag on the floor. When Scott asked him why he threw it down, Eli said "Too much 'tation." Scott asked what he said again and Eli said "TATION Dad!". "Temptation?" asked Scott. "Yeah, dad.....too much 'tation".....

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"I'm So Proud of God"

Lately we have been talking alot with Eli about God. He has really been interested in God since Christmas when we got him the book "God Gave Us Christmas". He knows that God has given us all of the good and wonderful things in our life and that we should thank Him for all he has given us. In the middle of the night last night Eli spiked a fever. I got up with him and gave him some ibuprofen and got him some juice. He came back to bed with me and snuggled up to my back, we were "spooning".
He said to me; "Mommy, you share your pillow with me?"
Me: "Of course."
Eli: "You're a good girl Mommy"
I said "Thanks Eli".
Eli: "God make you mommy"
Me: "yes Eli"
and then he said..... "I'm so proud of God".

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


All day long I can't wait to get home, finish my day and get to bed early. But that never happens. By the time I get the boys down and take care of the things that HAVE to be taken care of around the house, I am not ready to go to bed. I have to sit down and mess around on the computer, watch some TV....something to just wind down, but then the next morning I am exhausted again! I need to end this vicious cycle....maybe I will leave my kitchen a mess tomorrow night ;)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Binky Went Bye- Bye!!!!!!

He finally did it! Last week we went to our first dental visit and the dentist told Eli that if he kept using a binky that it could really hurt his teeth. I had thought that there wasn't any damage yet, but his bite is way off! Your top teeth are supposed to cover 50 % of your bottom teeth and his are about 1/2 inch away from each other! As soon as we left, I told Eli we were going to have to get rid of the binky because I didn't want his teeth to get worse. He cried for his binky twice that day, but by that night he crawled up in my lap to cuddle before bed and he said "Mommy, I don't need my binky, I don't want my teeth hurt!" and he has been binky free ever since! I can't believe how easy it was really. A few times he has looked at me with this silly little face he makes and asked for his binky, but he is totally kidding me! It is too funny! I should have done it sooner, but it is finally done and my parents couldn't be happier!

One Year Ago Today....

I can't believe that it has been one year since I found out I was pregnant! It seems just like yesterday we got out BFP, but it also seems like Ian has been with us forever!!!! On a side year ago today the Giants won the Superbowl! It was a great day at our house!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

He Rolled Over!

Out of nowhere, Ian rolled over! I remember Eli would work so hard just to get half way there and just not be able to get ALL of the way. Well, Ian has not been showing any signs of trying to roll over, but what did he do today....flipped his butt right over! When we do tummy time he has been trying to get "up" and scooting around, but no signs of rolling over. I wonder if it is just a fluke?