Monday, December 13, 2010

4 years old

Connor & Isaac turned 4 years old on Dec. 10th. Here they are at their 4-year-old checkup.

Here are their stats:
Weight: 40.5 lbs (80th percentile)
Height: 42 7/8" (94th percentile)
BMI: 49th percentile

Weight: 31.75 lbs (15th percentile)
Height: 40 1/8" (46th percentile)
BMI: 3rd percentile

CRAZY to me how different their bodies are!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Our Summer

Since our kids are not in school, and Ryan & I still have to work normal full-time schedules, we don't get to feel the spirit of Summer as much as we'd like. We did try to do some fun things this summer though.

Last month we drove to Utah and left the boys for 4 days while Ryan & I went to Telluride, Colorado. Ryan had a conference there, so it was a perfect time for me to tag along for some R&R. Telluride is beautiful & it was a perfect place to relax & spend some alone time with Ryan. This was our first overnight trip away from the boys, but they didn't seem to mind our absence. They had a blast going places & doing fun things with grandparents (Steve & Deanna), Aunt Sheri, and cousin Mason.

Telluride (2 large waterfalls in one canyon!)

Connor, Isaac & Mason

We also put the boys in swimming lessons for the first time. They have probably only been in a pool (other than a kiddie pool) a handful of times, so they've not had an opportunity to learn to swim. Thankfully, they're not afraid of the they just need to learn what to do once they're in! They had fun in their level 1 class. They aren't swimmers yet, but they learned some useful skills that we can help them build on. Most importantly, they had fun & gained a little more water confidence.

Other than that, we grew corn in our garden for the first time.

Ryan built one gorgeous nightstand for our bedroom (he gave it to me) and plans to build a whole bedroom set eventually.

And we learned new ways to restrain the boys when they get a little unruly.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

When I Grow Up

So, earlier this week I asked the boys what they want to be when they grow up. Here were their responses.

Isaac: I want to be a Daddy.
Me: That's a good thing to be! What kind of job will you have when you are a daddy?
Isaac: (thinks for a minute) I want to be a train!
Me: Oh! A train driver is a good job to have!
Isaac: No, not a train driver! A TRAIN!
Me: Well, that would be interesting.
Isaac: And then I want to be a monkey.

I guess he took it literally when I told him he could be anything he wanted.

Me: Connor, what do YOU want to be?
Connor: I want to be a doctor so I can wear my stepascope and listen to my heart.
Me: That would be a good job!
Connor: Yeah, and then I can play tennis.

The workings of their brains at this age really crack me up!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet Summer Garden

This was the strawberry harvest from our garden last night. Our strawberry plants have been going crazy for several weeks now. The boys love helping pick the berries, wash them, and eat them! I love having a summer garden!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial Day

We had a nice memorial day cookout with Ryan's PhD advisor (Jack Beauchamp), Jack's family & a couple of their friends. The boys had a blast in the pool. This was their first time in the water this year & I couldn't believe that after being in the pool for less than an hour, Connor was jumping off of the diving board with no float! He doesn't know how to swim, so he can't do this unsupervised, but he would have jumped over & over for hours if we had let him.

After swimming & dinner, Isaac was totally entertained by this drum set that belongs to Jack's son. It doesn't actually make any noise because it plugs into a Wii video game. That didn't stop the little rock star...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Fun

We have finally had some hot weather this weekend to kick off the unofficial start of summer. The boys had fun playing with water guns & their new slip n slide. They've never played with a slip n slide before, and the instructions specifically prohibit adults from playing on it, so there was no one to show the boys how it's supposed to be done. It was funny to watch, but they still had fun.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


For a few weeks now, Connor has been playing this little game with me. I'm sitting at the computer when I see something move in my peripheral vision. I turn to see that Connor has snuck up to the doorway & is peeking at me. When he knows I've seen him, he laughs, squeals, and runs away...knowing he's been caught. The first video is Connor. The second video is Isaac's attempt once he realized I had shot video of Connor doing it. Not quite as sneaky.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


So, I guess it's feast or famine with my blog posts. That's because I only sit down at the computer to download pictures & video from the cameras once every month (or longer). Sorry! I'll try to be better about making time to tend to the blog.

This is just a fun little video of Connor & Isaac playing with dress-up clothes that they got for Christmas. It's nice that I'm able to enjoy watching them play together more & more.

Monday, May 3, 2010

First Camping Trip

Up until now, we've not been brave enough to go camping with the boys. We used to love camping before we had kids, but the thought of doing it with two 1-year-olds or two 2-year-olds seemed too daunting. Somehow age 3 seemed to be the right time. Ryan and I had also never been beach camping, so we decided we might as well go for it & try two firsts in the same trip. We only went for one night since we weren't sure how the boys would do. They loved it & we had a pretty good time too. I see several summer camping trips in our future this year...

Here are a few pictures & videos from our little adventure.

Playing on the beach

Chasing waves. Connor on the left (being a big chicken) and Isaac on the right.

Back at the camp, Connor counting the rocks he collected from our campsite.

Whenever they see fire, they think of the fire on their birthday cake...

All tucked in for bed. They actually slept very well!

Yummy camping breakfast. Neither of the boys like eggs, so Ryan & I enjoyed eggs while Connor ate oatmeal & Isaac had a poptart.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I've really been in a blogging funk lately, so this will just be a quick catch-up post with some pictures from the past month or so...

Our little In-n-Out fans

Isaac was acting like a baby. So, I threatened that if he was going to act like a baby, he had to wear a diaper & bib like one. Not to be intimidated, he said, "I want to wear a diaper & a bib." Great. So, here he sits, in timeout, in his baby garb.

"Helping" Dad work

Isaac is fascinated by he wanted to try it himself.

Um, I'm not quite sure what to make of this combination...but he sure thought it was cool.

Isaac "fixing" Nemo.

A favorite game lately is to squish their faces together & laugh hysterically. It's such a cute thing to watch...until one of them gets annoyed & starts pushing. Or screaming. Or crying...