Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Life, lately.

We've been preparing for Valentine's Day and Will is "so ess-cited!" This is the first year for exchanging cards with friends at school and he picked out the perfect ones- Cars themed with little lollipops. Side note: he finally started saying Lightning McQueen instead of Li-queen and I'm a little sad about this.

 Last week we made a special Valentine's treat during Amelia's nap.  photo IMG_9040_zps6dd50d46.jpg

His favorite part was, of course, the icing. That's pretty much the only part of a cupcake he eats.  photo IMG_9055_zpscacb6a6d.jpg

Last Friday I packed up the kids and took them-- are you ready for this?

Swimming!
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Amelia was pretty 'ess-cited' about the whole thing.
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Will still likes his floaties, but I'm going on record here...  this will be the year he learns to swim for real.  I absolutely believe it.
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Then, when we were getting dressed, Will insisted on getting his own dressing room because "this is my privacies."  And I laughed a lot.
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Let's caption these next two pictures "Determined."
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And as for Amelia, she'll be walking before her first birthday.  Guaranteed.

We enjoyed a little weekend wrestling.
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And it's hair pulling for the win!  Her signature move.
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Last Sunday we explored one of the trails in our neighborhood and threw some rocks in the creek.
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Psst, Mike.  There's a branch in front of my face.

Amelia has turned in to a bit of a 'hold me' baby.  It's sweet, but also, kind of a pain.  And she's very good at (fake) crying until she gets what she wants.
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Will says, "Melia sure is loud."

All of his observations include the phrase "sure is."  Sure is loud in here.  Sure is dark down there.  Sure is raining out there.  Sure is spooky in here.

It sure is cute.
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Yesterday Amelia was all, "What's that noise?"
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When she realized it was Will hanging out under her bed, she had to check it out.
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So funny.
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And so a game of crawling-under-the-bed-and-crawling-back-out-again started and continued for a solid 30 minutes.
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Until it was time to take a standing break.  Loves. To. Stand.
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And what began as a sibling hug quickly turned in to Will picking up the baby and bringing her to me.  He REALLY likes to carry her around lately.  Oy.
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4 comments:

Candace Chitwood said...

I love the ones of them under the bed! So darn cute!

Christen Sanderson said...

Loved this post! Your babies are so very sweet!

Erin said...

Brendan doesn't pronounce Lightning McQueen properly either, and I never correct him. I was sad when he started saying "strike" instead of "stripe" when he bowled.

Amelia looks so much like Will it's uncanny. Love you guys!

XO

Amy said...

brady eats just the icing too! :)

Watch out, that girl WILL be walking sooner than later! IT's insane how fast they do things this time around, isn't it???

Benny is VERY much a HOLD ME FOREVER AND EVER AND NEVER put me down baby. LOL

Funny thing to say but the light in your house rocks! I hate that there are only a few places in our house that have that great natural light :)