Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Doctor, Doctor...

They boys had their yearly check-up today. Their doctor is anything shy of spectacular and the boys are head over heals in love with her. So when I say it's time to go see the dr, they are more than happy to oblige. Brandon will sometimes put up a small protest if he knows there will be a shot involved, but for the most part he's pretty happy to go.
Today everything went as smooth as silk. Once she passed the kids in the hallway and flashed her smile at them, they were putty in her hands. I love it! That makes life so much easier when your kids love their doctor.
She said the kids are healthy as can be and seem to be just as happy. Nathan is in the 50th percentile on the growth chart for his age. Weighing 50lbs and height 3'11''.
Brandon is in the 95th percentile on the growth chart for his age. Weighing 39lbs and height 3'4''. She giggles every time she sees Brandon. She always tells him that its ok to be the "big guy" that just means there more of him to love. She was a little concerned about Brandon's hearing so we are going to have it checked. I told her how he is always (always) loud. And since he has had a couple of ear infections she thought it would be best to have his hearing checked, just to be safe. More than likely it's just him being loud and wanting to be heard, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
So, other than that, the kids are healthy, happy, and in love with their doctor.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Go Mommy Go!

And they don't mean out the door.
They're cheering me on! I've got my own personal pint-sized cheering squad! I would say cheerleaders but I think Nathan would blow a gasket if I referred to him that way!
For the past few weeks I've been working out and the boys have been by my side for every squat, lunge and jumping jack. Brandon usually does about 3.5 minutes of the routine then flops down on the couch exhausted with his bottle of water. His little chunky legs and arms just can't keep up. Nathan on the other hand can pretty much finish most of the routines. He looks like a stick figure swnging his arms and legs around.
It's fun and frustrating to work out in a small space with two little boys. Brandon thinks I'm a bridge to crawl under and Nathan thinks he should be able to use the weights like I do. I can just see him dropping the weights on his foot or banging Brandon in the head with one. So, to say the least, he doesn't get to use the weights! For all of our safety.
Who needs an expensive gym membership with the hassle free children-less environment? Where's the fun in that?!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Hey! Whatcha doing'?
We were sweet for a moment and mommy wanted proof so we let her take our picture. It didn't last long, so she's pretty happy that she got the picture.
We wanted to let our Aunt Cindy know we are thinking about her today. It's her birthday, ya know! We hope you had a wonderful day and ate lots of cake, Aunt Cindy! Love ya!
It's getting close to our bedtimes, so we better go take a bath. Talk to ya all later...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Would you like a side of attitude with that?

Holy cow! My boys and their attitudes are makin' life rough tonight! Let's say a little prayer...

Dear Lord,
Oh dear Lord,
Oh dear, dear Lord...
Give me the patience not to rip the heads off of my darling little children tonight.
Give me the strength to carry on when they are screaming and fighting like mortal enemies.
Let them eat dinner in peace and quiet, take their baths without splashing all the water out of the tub and please, please, please let them go to bed early.