Sunday, November 13, 2011

The pictures tell the story!

We were so excited about the Halloween post last week, that we forgot to talk about some milestones that the boys have hit. This week, the pictures will help tell the story...
It is nearly impossible to get much done anymore as... both boys are MOVING! In order to get supper done, I now have two helpers in the kitchen.

Pots, pans, the strainer and wooden spoons are the CooLesT toys right now!

No more knifes in the dishwasher! Ashton heads straight for the dishwasher when Adam is loading it, he will be a great helper someday!
Need any help cleaning out the fridge? Ashton and Aiden will help...
Ashton will pull himself up on anything and everything. He gets so confident and thinks he is such a big boy! One day I was feeding Aiden and he was quiet in the living room... I went to check on him and he had pulled himself up to stand and walk along the couch. I still am wondering how he did it as out cushions are not the easiest to grab. When we are on the floor to play, Adam and I just become a cool jungle gym to climb all over ;)
A few weeks back, we lowered the crib mattresses, knowing this day was not too far off! They do not sleep together, but imagine walking into the room to this after a nap! They are so PROUD. It is SO CuTe!
They are exploring the house with more of an Army Crawl than a regular crawl. Part of what is holding them up is they are constantly getting in each other's way, fighting, and getting tangled up!
Aiden isn't very tolerant at all of his brother always using him as a tool to pull himself up onto things... he SCREAMS!
How precious is this next picture? Daddy-Daycare-Day... the boys were gazing at their first glimpse of snow. Yes, they were born last January but this is their first look at snow. It melted before they could go play (and wasn't very much) ;(
Did I mention that the boys are now getting into E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G? Izzie's water bottle isn't safe, neither is her food! This coming weekend will be BABY-PROOFING...
How did Ashton get into this predicament? Stuck.

The look on his face shows his annoyance with Daddy... "Come on Dude, get me out of here and stop taking pictures!"
Friday night we went to visit Gramma, Missy, Dave and Elle. The boys LOVE playing with all the different toys! Ashton especially liked the magnet board.
The first "TUB PICTURE" with all the cousins! I think all there were wondering why so many people were in the bathroom watching them take a bath?!?!
After bath-time, it's bed-time. Ashton got quite comfy on Uncle Dave's lap. We tried talking Uncle Dave into a sleep over with Ashton, but he wasn't interested. We also tried leaving Aiden behind for the night, but they busted us with that too!
And again, in the kitchen helping with the nightly chores. Ashton thinks the strainer makes a good pillow...
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"MAMA" is Ashton's FIRST WORD! He has been saying it for the last week for sure... and is even starting to say it as he is crawling towards me. Just today he is also saying "pa-pa-pa" as he looks at Izzie (coincidence)?!?! Maybe he's saying PaPa for Grampa? He has also said "Na-na-na-na. Could that be Nana? To make Adam feel better we are also working on "Da-da-da". On the other hand, Aiden just yells and sings very LOUD. He'll say "mamama" but it isn't as deliberate or on it's own.
This week we hope to take down the fall decorations and make our house look like Christmas... decorating may be a bit difficult with two busy and mobile boys! Would it be weird to put the Christmas Tree on a table, or have a fence around it? We have a couple weeks to come up with a plan, but I am already dreading keeping the boys out of the tree! Maybe we'll put it on the deck and look at the pretties through the patio window ;)
~The A Team and Nizzer too!

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