Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Where have our babies gone???

Every single day I am amazed but these little people that I am so fortunate to have in my life. We definitely have good days and bad days but at the end of the day I know I wouldn't trade my life for another. I find myself thinking several times a day "how can they be almost 2?!?!"

They are communicating so well now with each other and Ben and I. Everyday they come out with something new that makes me laugh, sometimes out loud and other times to myself as I tell them that that isn't nice.

Brady was going through a phase of pointing at me and telling me "no momma", "stop momma" or his favorite "zip it". Thankfully that has passed. His latest one is telling people to "toughen up" when they don't do what he wants them too.

Matthew is finally answering yes or more correctly saying "um hmmm" instead of saying no all the time. He gets this high pitched squeal in his voice when he is excited about something and it always makes me laugh. Every time we leave somewhere he says bye bye to everything in at the pool it is "bye bye water, bye bye mushroom, bye bye swimming"

Cameron is talking using 2 and 3 words to make a sentence. I love the way he says "I no no" when he doesn't know where something is. He loves to read the words in his truck books! He still gets very frustrated when people don't understand him but he is getting more easily understood each day.

Aubrey repeats EVERYTHING! She knows when the word is a bad word because she will say it then look at you and smile. She loves to use her words to boss everyone around. She can read her Babies book with her eyes closed and so can we.

They can all count to 3 and attempt to count higher. We have been practicing our ABC's and they are getting good about doing chunks of letters at a time. They love to sing and can they sing along with you parts of Itsy Bitsy Spider, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle, 5 Little Monkeys, Old McDonald and of course the Hot Dog Song.

I am glad to say teething is almost over! Aubrey still has 2 teeth to cut on the bottom and they all need their 2 year molars but there is an end in sight. I hate seeing them so miserable from having a sore mouth.

My big kids are doing great running, climbing and attempting to jump. The new favorite is trying to walk down the slide attached to the ball pit or ride their toys down it. I can't believe we haven't had an emergency room visit yet! These kids are crazy!

With all the climbing they do we have been lucky enough not to have anyone attempt to climb out of their beds yet so we will be keeping those as long as possible. I am waiting for the day to have someone show up in my bedroom in the middle of the night.


  1. Isn't that the truth. It doesn't seem possible that our tiny babies are turning 2!

  2. Time to celebrate this last month of 1 right?! Can't believe it Kari, it's gone soo fast!!! Love to hear what they are up to!!


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