Sunday, March 25, 2012

Brooms and Books

With the nice weather this spring we have been spending most waking minutes outside. The boys love it... and so do I. I can only imagine what our entire summer will consist of! The title of this post pretty much sums it up. If there is a broom in sight... anywhere... Aiden is in HeAvEn. Daddy's garage is one of those places. Kentucky Fried Chicken is another place. If I want to have a peaceful meal while out and about... I will just have to find someone willing to sweep in Aiden's area and he is mesmerised.
Ashton has no clue what his brother sees in the brooms, he prefers the trucks and BOOKS!
Daddy is walking silly imitating the boys are their ever so steady feet. We do a lot of truck walks, wagon walks, Burley walks, and walk walks around the neighborhood!
We also LOVE to walk around the yard and check (shake) the trees...
Aiden sandwiching himself into the one and only spot in the living room he is not allowed. He thinks he needs to check the cables in the back of the TV.
Cleaning day. Aiden had found our broom inside and he is AMAZED.
The boys have been toddling more and more and it seems like in a matter of a day, they went from being unsteady to trying to run. Aiden's feet couldn't keep up with him while heading down the driveway... he left some skin on the driveway ;(
Did I mention that Ashton loves books? "Buh... Buh... (everything seems to start with a "B". Even his shoes are "boos")
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Both will be running in no time and it seems like each day they are attempting to say something new. Some popular words in the Wamboldt household are --
"BYE" "HI" "More" "Mama" "Daddy"
"Izzie" "Shhh Shhh" (Sweep, broom) "Baaa" (Sheep)
"Boo" (shoe) "Bath" "Baaa" (Sheep) "Buh" (Book)
"More" "Milk" "Mama" "Dada" "Nana" "Done"
I am sure I am forgetting some...
Both are also signing: All Done, Eat, More, Cookie, and we are working on Please and Thank You.
Continue to read on the next post about our Spring Break trip to the Dells!

Spring Break to the Dells!

It feels like the story of my life... always trying to get something done with NO TIME! But - I have about four blogs ready for narration and ready to be posted. So in true fashion and to keep things rolling, the words will be brief and pictures will speak louder than the words.
We CANNOT BELIEVE we were thinking about attempting a trip to Florida for Spring Break! In January we finally decided we would be biting off more than we could chew and planned a shorter trip to the Wisconsin Dells with the boys. This required no air travel, no sun block, and only three days. Whew, we still needed a vacation after the vacation! Chula Vista, Here comes the Wamboldt's. We rented a minivan, yes a minivan to get us all there (including Nana and Mikayla). Can you special request for hotel room's to be baby proofed? Because if it was there and not supposed to be touched - they found it!
Within a matter of minutes, Aiden dismantled the tissues and after several attempts to put it back together, it stayed dismantled until we left.
Ashton thought his swim outfit was pretty cool...
And we tried the water. Ashton has always liked it, and had no problems testing out the fountain. The problem was keeping him in the water because this all-the-sudden-independent boy wanted to walk all over with no help and continued to run towards the bathrooms, restaurant, and first aide office.
Aiden wasn't too sure about the water at first. I though it was going to be a long three days with him standing here... but eventually he warmed up to the water.
Their favorite spot... fighting to be IN the night stands.
How to you get ready for check out AND keep the boys entertained? Give them ride of course!
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We have a feeling we will be back yearly. As the boys get older they will be able to do more and more! Maybe we'll try Florida in a year or two...
Happy Spring!

Baby Lambs and Birthdays

A spring field trip that many kiddos are lucky to go on would be to a farm and see the baby lambs. Well, we don't need to take the boys anywhere else than day care to see lambs, baby goats, and chickens... EVERYDAY! Meet Zeke.
Zeke was born with a twin, and unfortunately, both the mom and the twin passed away, so Zeke got be in in the house to be taken care of. He is bottle fed every three or so hours ( with a lot of helping hands) and wears a diaper when he is in the house. Ashton and Aiden don't help by tearing at the diaper...
Too cute, when you drop the boys off and they tear right into playing and don't even pay attention to the fact a lamb is nosing through the blocks they are playing with!
Onto more Birthday Celebrations! We have many friends that were pregnant the same time as us and who have little kiddos... so we decided to celebrate some birthdays all together. It will be fun watching everyone grow together, and some year when and if they are all in school together, starting these memories are well worth the chaos of having a baby birthday party for 4 one year olds! Happy Birthday Caz, Ashton, Aiden, and Reese (Maybe next year they won't all be just learning to walk and literally in all different places... so no photos!)
Ashton saying "Hi" to Reese. He will learn someday that your don't always need the "phone: up to your ear to say hi ;)
The party was hosted by Nate and Brooke (Reese's parents). It was definitely a full house and a great time. Ashton liked the balloons and was playing with Jackson. Jackson will be one at the end of March!
Loved riding in Reese's wagon as the night died down. Just about bedtime... Thanks Reese for sharing your rides!
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Thanks for checking in! Sorry it has taken so long. I get behind and then it takes even longer to get caught up! So more pictures than words... that all most care about anyway right?
The A Team