Monday, February 28, 2011

Eight months old!

This is what Curtis's new smile looks like.

Open up wide! I can't get enough of it.

This little guy is mad-teething lately. His gums still feel gummy, but there's definitely something in the works.

I found a cute owl idea and decided to make one for my little teether.

He went to town.

Happy eight months, sweet boy!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Smarty pants

A few months ago, Graydon learned the alphabet song. I was pleased enough that he knew all of the letters and the order they came in. The other day, he took it a step further.  While reading a letter book, he started saying the letters before I got a chance to.  He named each of them correctly except "G" and "X".  I'm impressed!

Bella has been into "Knock knock' jokes lately.  They go a little something like this:

Bella:  "Knock knock!"
Me:  "Who's there?"
Bella: "Window"
Me:  "Window who?"
Bella: "Window - You forgot to look out your window last night"
Bella: (hysterical laughing)

Her Knock Knock jokes always follow the pattern of something that I forgot to do last night.

Well, Graydon came up with his own Knock Knock joke.  I'll let him share it with you himself.

The counting is a pretty recent development as well.

So proud of this little guy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring was in the air. . .

but we did a very un-springy activity.


We went to the outdoor River Rink at Penns Landing on Friday evening; the day when we reached a high of 68 degrees!

Daddy and Bella skated together all night.

Bella sustained a few falls, one that left her in tears. But she got right back out there and had a blast. At the end of the night, there were more tears - only this time because it was because she didn't want to leave.

I have a feeling we'll be back again.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"New beds"

That's what they called these boxes and pillows.  We did storytime "in bed" in the living room that evening. 

I love the imagination of a five and two-year-old.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I heard crinkling coming from the kitchen. . .

I went to investigate and found this:

I shouldn't have left the valentine candy on the counter. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

All set for Valentine's Day

I can't take credit for this idea, but it's really cute.

We accomplished it all - from start to finish - during Graydon's naptime.

Here are the teacher valentines. I learned this one from my mom way back when and it's come in handy many times throughout the years.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Baked with love

I gave Bella the option: cake or cupcakes. We baked a special treat for Daddy while he was at a meeting all morning. I hoped that Bella would pick cupcakes so that we could enjoy a little treat without waiting for Daddy's return. No chance. The little lady wanted a big cake.

I let Graydon snack on some frosting to keep him occupied (and away from the red hots that Bella was using for cake decorations). It all started out innocent enough.

But this is what happened to my freshly bathed boy.

The finished product.


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Super Bowl Champions!!!

(Photo taken two weeks ago during play-off game). 

Go Packers!!!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Seen around our house this week. . .

A little girl trying to make our house a bit more Valentine-y

Two kids and their computers

A big sister trying to get her little brother to pose for a picture.

A little brother looking up to his big brother

An adorable baby boy

A little girl and her Daddy off to go sledding.

Hope you all had a great week!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Snow Day!

I think the New Jersey folks might be getting a little upset about all of this Wisconsin weather that we are getting.  When it comes to cold weather, I'd have to agree.  But if it's SNOW - no complaints here.  Especially on a snow day such as this.  8-10 inches of snow and weather above 30 degrees.  Perfect!  I even got a little hot while we played outside in all that white stuff.

From start to finish, Bella built this snowman all by herself.  
Isn't it cute!

The next one was a group effort.

Except for Curtis.  He decided to nap this one out. 

Ta da!

I love a good snow day.