Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"When I Grow Up I Want To Be A......"

In Jack's class at school they have been talking about occupations. One night we got a note from his teacher saying that they had been talking about what their Mom's and Dad's did at work and that Jack didn't know what Tim and I did. It really made me stop and think about it.....what DOES he think that Mommy and Daddy do when we say we go to work every day?
So Tim and I talked about it and tried to decide what was the most rudeamentary way of explaining to a three year old what we do for a living? So we came up with this.......Daddy builds things with his hammer and saw and Mommy helps people find jobs. It seemed to make sense to him and stuck. If you ask him now he seems to understand what "going to work" means and what we do all day long while he and Mason are at school.

During the same unit, they also started discussing what THEY want to be when they grow up. Tim and I dream about the boys becomming professionals in some sport and making TONS of money or just becoming so successful in whatever they do so that they can take care of us when we are old and gray (yeah, I know.....don't hold my breath, right?). Well, if you ask Jack what he wants to be when he grows up he will tell you.....

...... a cook!

Not just any cook though. He wants to be a cook that makes COOKIES! Tim and I are perfectly fine with that as long as they are GOOD COOKIES! So we have a future pastry chef on our hands (at least for now).

Monday, November 26, 2007

And So Begins The Holiday Season...

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our families and didn't stuff ourselves too full of delicious food. The boys helped Tim hang our Christmas lights and decorate the house on Friday (it looks so pretty!) and Jack keeps asking "Is It Christmas Yet?" - oh it's going to be so fun this year since he GETS IT now.

December is not even here yet and our calendar is filling up quickly!! We'll have lots of photo opps with Breakfast with Santa, a School Christmas Program, the Jingle Belz party and other "Holiday" events so check back often as I'll try to post them frequently.

Tim and I are now trying to convince the boys that Santa is WATCHING and they need to be good from here on out if they want presents (hopefully they'll buy into our scheme but I'm not holding my breath).

That's all for now!

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Effects Of Blue Cake Icing

Yesterday was Tim's birthday (Happy Birthday Honey! I LOVE YOU!). I had asked for them (at Jack's request) to put tools on Tim's cake but they couldn't do it (stupid cake decorators are inept) so they piped the cake in navy blue icing and put 4 huge primary colored balloons on it. Well do you know what happens when you eat navy blue icing?


The boys thought it was so funny that they too got into the action - of course theirs weren't as good as Tim's but they still had fun with it and I got a giggle out of watching the three of them stick their tounges out at each other.

Friday, November 9, 2007

They Say "The Outfit Makes The Man"

.......or in this case, the boy!

As the weather starts to cool off here in St. Louis we are starting to pull out the heavy coats, hats, and mittens. Wednesday was an unseasonably cool day here but was still beautiful. After a full day at school, we got home and decided that we all wanted to go for a walk while it was still a little light. We bundled up, put hats and mittens on the boys, loaded them in the double stroller and took off on a nice walk. When we got home, we peeled off our layers and enjoyed a nice warm dinner. Afterwards, Jack and Mason decided that they wanted to watch a movie so we popped one in as Tim and I cleaned up the kitchen from the whirlwind that is dinner preparation.

It was of course nice and warm in the house but Jack decided that not only did he need his slippers on, but his hat and mittens and I obliged in order to avoid any sort of "erruption of Mt. Jack Henry" - gotta pick your battles right?

So here he is in all his glory..............the outfit is just PERFECT for movie watching isn't it???

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Growing Like Weeds

Just to brag on the boys a bit we had their 3 year and 18 month checkups today. Here are their stats:

Jack is 36 3/4" tall (35th %ile) and is 31 lbs (45th %ile)
Mason is 32 1/2" tall (80th %ile) and 24lbs 12.5 oz (35th %ile)

Mason grew 2 inches in 3 months and put on 2 lbs!!! Tim and I hope he doesn't keep up at that rate or we'll be in trouble. We didn't have an 18 month appt for Jack so we can't compare them at the same age but so far they've been pretty close as far as size although Mason LOOKS like he is so much bigger than Jack was at the same age.

Their asthma is now considered mild (yea!!!) b/c neither of them have had to have nebulizer treatments in awhile (Jack since March and Mason since June). We're hoping for a relatively healthy winter and nothing major when it comes to asthma. Their lungs sounded GREAT and their ears were all clear! They have both gotten their flu shots b/c they ARE condsidered high risk b/c of their asthma so hopefully that will do us some good even though we had them last year too and look where that got us - sick all winter long! ARGH!

But ....we have two healthy boys! We couldn't ask for more.

Oh...........and 1 Hep A shot each - which Jack informed Tim and I that "he did not want his" after he had gotten it and screamed bloody murder. Mason takes them like a MAN - he wimpers and then that's it.