Sunday, April 5, 2009


Sorry for the delay in an update. Yes, we're still alive, just extremely tired and trying to get used to our new normal of having two kids in the house! I don't have time to write a long update right now (Amelia will not sleep unless she's literally on top of either Jeff or I, and my 'shift' begins soon), but I think these videos are too cute not to share!

In the first video, Amelia figured out how to use her sippy cup!

In the second video, Graham is acting like a typical big brother...

In the third video, Graham and Amelia are both all bundled up for an afternoon walk.

And finally, in the last video, Amelia is showing off her crawling skills.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hide and Seek

Graham is really into playing 'hide and seek' lately. We've got to work on his hiding places though because either one of two things happen. 1. He sits in the middle of the room covering his eyes, yelling for me to come and find him. Or, 2. He hides in his tent. Today, the tent was his hiding place of choice. So, it really wasn't too difficult to position myself with the camera as he emerged from his tent when I pretended I had no idea where he was. Each time he comes out of his tent, he does so with a giant smile on his face and yells 'Ta Da!"

" Ta Da!"

Sunday, March 22, 2009

It's been a while...

In the last blog post, I was sharing my happiness regarding the fact that both boys were again healthy and I luckily escaped the dreaded stomach flu. I spoke too soon, because just a few hours later, I had the flu. Thankfully, it only lasted two days which was nothing compared to what Graham had to fight off. I can now say with confidence though, that we are all healthy-woo hoo! It's a good time for us to all be feeling so well since we're gearing up for what we expect to be an exciting week. We've been informed that our travel call is coming, probably by mid-week!!! :)

We've had a busy and fun past few days so here are a few pictures of what Graham has been up to!

Graham helped me make an apple cake. As you can see by his expression, he LOVES being helpful in the kitchen!

We attended a Hawaiian themed dinner party. Graham even learned how to say 'Aloha'!

Don't tell him the glasses are upside down. He was very proud that he was able to put them on alone, or as Graham would say 'Self!'

Graham enjoyed a visit with Miles. Graham would have stayed on this little stool for an hour just watching Miles sleep if we let him. To say he loves his little cousin is a true understatement!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We're back!

Knock on wood, we're finally all healthy here! After Graham took his turn with the flu for 5 solid days, Jeff also took a turn. He wasn't sick for as many days, but I think he did set some sort of record for sleeping 19 straight hours! Taking care of both boys has left me plain old tired, but I'm thankful that at this point, feeling run down is all I'm dealing with. I'll take that any day over the flu!

Since I've been neglectful of the blog lately, here is a funny Graham story and picture to go along with it. A few days ago, I had plans to bake cookies so left two sticks of butter on the counter to soften. The phone rang, I answered it, and proceeded to have a conversation. Perhaps if I had paid attention to the little voice in the background repeatedly saying 'chap stick' Graham wouldn't have smeared an entire stick of butter on his body then smashed nearly half of the second one into his mouth! This boy keeps me on my toes!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Still sick...

Graham's stomach bug is unfortunately still hanging around. My usually happy, energetic guy is cranky, whiny, and isn't content unless he's physically touching me. Watching tv is a real treat for Graham, but here on the fourth day of being stuck in the house, I figured I should just do what makes him happy. Right now, he's laying contently on the couch in his pajamas watching Curious George while I actually have two free hands! I hope he starts to feel better soon!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sick Boy

It appears as though Graham has come down with a case of the flu. He threw up in the middle of the grocery store this morning (loads of fun for everyone!), and has a fever. Even the mention of food causes my poor little guy to turn white and gag. So, while I tend to him and all the laundry that goes along with a having a child with the flu, the blog will just have to wait. I've got my fingers crossed we're just dealing with a 24 hour bug...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

'Dada's House'

We had lunch with Jeff today and as I pulled the car into the General Mills parking lot, from the backseat I heard Graham exclaim "Dada's house!" Yes, it is true that Jeff puts in long hours working hard at General Mills, but he sure doesn't live there. I did get a good laugh out of Graham's perception though.
Graham trying not to laugh with a mouth full of milk!

Taking a milk break where the big boys usually take a coffee break!