Wednesday, February 29, 2012

sibling pics

I needed a few updated pictures of the boys for some birthday cards next month. I plopped them on the couch the other day and got these!

wow, everyone is actually looking at the camera!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Oliver discovered a new way to wear his daddy's (clean) underwear.

Friday, February 24, 2012


 Someone didn't want to take a nap today, so he kept me company in the kitchen and just smiled at me :)

and here's Oliver, around the same age!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

my little lamb

I like my hat from Aunt Nancy!

Oh no, don't take my hat big brother!

But an elephant kiss is okay.

Friday, February 17, 2012

2 month check-up

Here are a few more pictures of my 10 week old! Elliott had his 2-month check-up this week and weighed in at 13 lbs, 10 oz! That's a whopping 2 lbs heavier than Oliver was at the same age. Otherwise, their height (24 in) and head circumference (40 cm) is almost identical. Elliott also got his first vaccine and it was a biggie. He followed up the appointment by sleeping away the rest of the day. I was actually looking forward to him getting this shot because there has been a whooping cough outbreak up here, including some cases at the elementary school two blocks away, so I was eager for him to get his first round of the pertussis vaccine. Oliver was very interested in the whole appointment and wanted me to get a shot along with Elliott.

On a side note, Oliver has started singing songs to Elliott whenever he cries, usually "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" or "Twinkle, Twinkle". This evening I mentioned that Penny looked sad (because Nick hadn't given her much attention when he got home from work) and Oliver went over to her and sang "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" to her. I'm sure it made her feel much better :)

two lions

I forgot to post these great lion pictures that uncle Evan took last month while at the zoo with Oliver last month. Oliver loved going to the zoo with him, especially because uncle couldn't say "no" to the carousel and they rode it at least 7 times!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

angry bird

Someone was thrilled to open a package from Nick's aunt Nancy today! Thank you! Oliver loves Angry Birds. They are actually the only cartoon characters he knows besides Thomas the tank engine and his friends. Weird, I know, but that's what you get when your toddler doesn't watch TV or movies but loves to play with other people's iPads!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

i love daddy

Nick and Penny with Elliott and Oliver!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I must say that "Hallmark" holidays are a lot of fun with little kids. Oliver and I made two batches of heart shaped cookies yesterday. We made these almond cookies with white and pink frosting and chocolate chip cookies. Today we delivered them to Oliver's friends and neighbors, along with homemade cards. Hope you all had a great day!
Oliver showing off his hard work

and tasting them

I put the iced cookies in a pan so he could put pink sprinkles on them. It only halfway cut down on the amount of pink sprinkles we had all over our kitchen.

my two valentines!

and Miss P!

Monday, February 13, 2012

mommy in the mirror

I just love how Elliott's face lights up when he sees us in the mirror. He's 9 weeks old here.


Some morning fun with the boppy pillow!
look how well he sits up!

Oliver is so good about keeping Elliott company

love this picture, especially the drool :)


Oliver has become quite the little helper these days. The other day he helped me sweep the front stairs after he brought our garbage cube in all by himself.

passed out

I got home from my walk yesterday and Elliott was in a deep sleep when I took him out of the Ergo.
So asleep that he didn't even move from the position I laid him down in, arm in the air and everything.

my beautiful sleeping baby
finally starting to wake up