Sunday, January 27, 2013

Two Year Check-up

Before we get to this week's random pictures... I will update on the boys' Two Year Check-up!  I use this blog as a way of keeping all friends and family updated from both close and afar, but just as importantly I refer to this blog personally for milestones and growth stats that I have yet to get into their baby-books.  Yeah, a little behind on the baby books, but at least I have this blog to look back on for first steps, first tooth, and weights at each appointment.
Both boys did great.  Very little tears for their last set of shots needed until they are 5 (besides the yearly flu shot)!  Considering we haven't had to go to the doctor a whole lot this year (knock on wood) they boys are quite comfortable with Dr. Walker looking in their ears, mouth, eyes, and check them out.  Maybe it helps we got a doctor kit for Christmas and check each other's ears, eyes, mouths, and play doctor nightly ;).  No pictures from the visit.  The waiting room was PACKED full of sick people so the boys were on our laps and not touching anything!!!  Once in the exam room, we had two very little chatty and confident little boys all ready for their check-up.  Dr. Walker hasn't said anything about retirement but when he does, I am going to beg for him to stay at least until the boys turn 18. It also helps that he knows me and my OCD tendencies... although I didn't even have a list of questions this time and the boys are healthy!
Ashton: 31.8 pounds  36" tall
Aiden: 30.3 pounds   35" tall
*Little brother is just a little bit smaller...
The rest of the week, we pretty much just hung at home.  WAY TOO COLD to venture out very much!
The birthday card that Gramma and Grampa gave the boys had some stickers.  We don't do much with stickers, but they loved moving them around the furniture for a night!

 Still not sitting still for whole books, but they have been wanting to take them to bed with them.  After tucking them in and hearing voices, this is what I walked in to... 

 See the little hands above... Ashton's head peeking in the next picture.
 Trying to entertain in the cold weather, we broke out another birthday present that was tucked away.  ELEFUN!  They didn't quite get the concept of catching the butterflies with their nets.  They let them fall to the floor, picked them up, and then put them in their net.  Whatever... it kept them busy!

 Aiden has been a bit dramatic lately.  He will throw himself on the ground and ask for help up...
 "Mama... Help... Up."
 "Hand... Hand... Hand."  Such a little actor and so dramatic ;)
 Saturday I was changing the sheets on their bed and the mattress was on the floor.  that was a couple hours of fun jumping on the mattress.  Sunday it was the couch cushions.  First they liked jumping on the cushions, then they like sitting on the "Baby couch". 
 Well, Adam and I are not going to sit on the 'baby couch', but they liked that it was their size... so we Face-timed with Gramma and Grampa so they could watch the boys open one of birthday presents they sent the boys.  Since Christmas, our house has been bursting at the seems with toys so we were going to pack their chairs away until the new house...  They LOVE having chairs just their size!

 All the boys watching TV... what are they watching?  Any guesses?

 The Winter X Games.  I don't know how many times Adam asked, "Hey guys do you want a snowmobile?  Do you want to race snowmobiles or dirt bikes?  Do you want to go the the Winter X Games in 5 years?"
 Daddy's dream would be to have this next picture be Ashton and Aiden...
 Adam and I ran to Menard's and to the house while the boys were sleeping.  When we got home, Nana had built the boys a 'Club House' from the Pottery Barn boxes... 
 Only maybe three more weeks or less, and ALL THE TOYS CAN BE IN THE BASEMENT! 
 HOUSE UPDATE:  Just about there!  Walls are all painted, floors are all in (except for carpet coming this week), and cabinets are all being set.  This week the trim and doors will be delivered, the granite will be measured on Monday and installed on Friday, and carpet, doors and trim will done.  Maybe the cedar shakes will go on and the 3-season porch will take shape?!?!  The stone and concrete patio and front steps won't go in now until the spring.
 The infamous front door.  Worth all the stress though!  It is beautiful.  Why the stress?  We ordered it in October,were told it would 4-6 weeks, we got four different ship dates, and it was done wrong twice.  Still needs to have white lineal around it (siding guy;s mistake) like all the front windows, and a while installing it a screw broke the top transom glass.  Soooo.... yes, this is the infamous front door that caused many headaches and worries.  It's beautiful though ;)
 Kitchen cabinets going in and the island being put together. 
 Master bathroom shower.
 Master bathroom tub
 Family room with the master bedroom off to the right.
 Looking across the kitchen and family room.  Warning *Bad picture of the mudroom color... YELLOW. It's not that bright.  I was a bit scared when I saw this picture...
A better picture of the color. Whew.
 The boys' room.
 Banisters... being weathered to math the 'rustic' beams and barn door the builder made for us.  So hard seeing brand new banisters being 'weathered' with a hatchet, nails, and torch... but will look great in the end!
 Entryway looking into the house.
 Beams in the family room.
Seeing everything come together is a lot of fun, however it is driving me CRAZY that I have these beautiful wood floors that are filthy and all the contractors keep their boots on as they work.  :)
Have a great week... try to stay WARM!

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