Truthfully, I love sharing pieces of our life on here. On the other hand, things have been just so crazy that I rarely get to sit down to upload pics/edit pics/write out a "blurb"/etc. I'm not sure I'm ready to fully close shop yet and retire from this blog, but I'm sure everyone has noticed that I'm posting less and less these days. I wish I could commit to more posts, but every time I think I'm going to have a few hours to dedicate to blogging, it just doesn't happen. Sadly.
No matter what the future holds, I don't think I would ever shut down the blog or take it down. If for no other reason, I'll always leave the blog active so that the content from Georgia's original prenatal diagnosis of duodenal atresia, her NICU days, etc. are available to anyone who is searching for information on that term. The rest has always been fluff to me.
Onto what we have been up to around here since I last posted in January (GULP).
We celebrated Valentine's Day with a crazy day of back-to-back school parties. I left work early so that I could join Georgia during her class party.
Georgia and I then dashed over to Grant's party, which was hysterical. Grant didn't know what we were doing there and couldn't figure out why we weren't leaving when we showed up (since Georgia and I usually pick him up in the afternoons).
|Chomping on some veggie straws during a wild and crazy 1 year old party!|
It was dinnertime before Georgia and I remembered that we needed to take our annual Valentine's Day twin photo!
|Puppies and yogurt - his favorite things!|
|She begged for a sleep mask!|
Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing around here. Since I don't work on Tuesdays this year, I got to help with the initial pick-up order. We needed 4 SUVs to pick up the cookies. I was chatting with the person in charge (with boxes upon boxes of cookies were loaded into my car) and she said there was over 250,000 boxes of cookies on site that day!
|Imagine truck after truck filled with cookies!|
|Working a cookie booth at the movie theater last weekend|
A few weeks ago, we all celebrated the 100th day of school. Georgia popped some lenses out of an old pair of sunglasses, threw on her jammies and robe and headed to school. A few hours later, I got a text from her teacher with this image...
Meanwhile, Grant turned 19 months old last week. I remember Georgia's toddler photo shoots being an absolute nightmare, but this kid brings it to a whole new level. He will not sit still for 3 seconds! And though he is fully capable of saying "CHEESE," most of the times when I ask him, he screams "NO!"
|18 months old back in January|
|Prime example of Mr Attitude!|
|Nick made the mistake of standing behind me making silly noises to get him to smile. Instead, he started imitating Nick's crazy faces and noises!|
|Fresh out of a bath and ready for bed... maybe.|
|In the bathtub and I can already spot the next bruise forming on his forehead!|
|Pajama tea party on a rainy weekend morning|
His vocab has exploded over the past few months. My absolute favorite right now is "BATTERIES!" If something is broken or doesn't work or if he can't figure it out, he drags you (literally, by the hand) to the cabinet with the batteries and screams the word at you again and again.... even if batteries aren't the issue! My mom was watching him one night and she text to let us know that he was almost asleep when his light/sound machine died. He immediately sat up and started screaming for "BATTERIES!" Mimi said she knew exactly what he was screaming for and had to go running to find the AAs!
|When your sissy in the shower and you steal her old lady glasses! (Note the fading bruise on the forehead)|
Other recent words, include: ROOMBA (he is obsessed), TRUCK, VACUUM, WHERE, BELLY, and AIRPLANE. He's starting to combine words into short phrases and sentences. He loves to yell "Where you?" around the house when looking for someone. Yesterday he spotted the trash guys behind the house and waved "Bye truck!" And my new personal favorite is "I gotch-you!" when chasing someone or being chased. We've been working on teaching him his own name, but he can't quite get that one yet. Nick mentioned yesterday that he stopped outside Grant's classroom and pointed to the other kids' pictures and Grant could name all of them. It's funny, though, because I feel like Georgia was so much more verbal at this age... such a typical girl! I tried to get him to say FISH last week and he told me "NO!"
|Waving to the trash truck|
If we allowed this kid to live on yogurt and applesauce pouches, he would. Some nights, he wants absolutely nothing to do with dinner or just eats a roll. Other nights, he eats 10 helpings of dinner and you can't fill him up. Daycare raves about how much he eats and the variety of food that he eats, so it must just be us!
|Inhaling beans and cheese on Taco Tuesday! I didn't expect either kid to like refried beans, but both of them LOVED them!|
|His beloved yogurt and raspberries will always be #1|
|Chasing roomba and teddy!|
|The pouty face of a child who does not think his bedhead is as funny as the rest of us thought that morning!|
|He didn't like it when I told him he looked very Team Canada during the Winter Olympics last week!|
In other news, Mimi was back in Maryland with us for her birthday weekend.
Nick, Georgia and I managed to sneak off for another day of skiing after we finally got a few inches of snow!
|Ready for lesson #2|
Georgia was all about skiing well into the early evening...
Of course, just a day or two later and we were welcoming some early spring weather. Maryland in February = never ending fun weather.
|Walking home from school|