Friday, April 18, 2008

Bye Bye to the BaBa????

I just returned from Anna and Max's eighteen month check up. Everything went well and our Pediatrician said that it was time to take the bottle away. I know many do this at a year and many others wait until around two but how does one put a number to when a child is ready to give it up? They just enjoy drinking from it so much; I just don't know if I am ready to take it away.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Eighteen Months Old!!

Wow, where did the time go? Today Anna and Max turned eighteen months old. Although it seemed as though this day would never arrive, I fear that I am going to wake up tomorrow and they will be two!

Not so little anymore, my babies walk them selves to the car and can climb up into their car seats, they now open the door to the basement and go down when they like (we always follow), they also open the pantry door and help themselves to a snack, but they are still little enough to enjoy a bottle, snuggle with Mommy and Daddy, sleep in the fetal position with a stuffed animal and look at Jon and as though there are no better parents in the world. They are learning so much about the world around them and I feel so blessed that I get to watch them grow.

This is a picture from their first night home. We kept trying to get a picture without Jon's hand in it, but my favorite shot is now the very one with his hand. Look how tiny!

This is Anna and Max tonight before bed. Anna's jammy top says it all.

Anna loves her new undies and actually totes them around when she isn't wearing them. I think she likes the feel of soft cotton.

Max on the other hand could care less. Anna actually insisted on wearing a pair of his yesterday.
Here is a picture of the very first art projects they brought home from school! Each kite has a beautiful scribble. They have since pulled off every sticker!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Thank You Uncle Vinnie and Aunt Amanda

My brother, Vincent, and Amanda went to a friend's wedding last week and pasted through Nashville, TN. They saw the cutest little guitars and just had to get them for the kids. Anna received a pink one and Max, a black one. They even came with extra strings and pics! I even took a little video of my little musicians. Thank you both very much--they are too cute!
Vincent and Amanda at Jay's Wedding
Vincent and Amanda with the Giant Guitar!
Anna and Max Jamming Out.

Max and Anna's House

We have been trying to keep Anna and Max in our yard and decided to try and make our yard a little more enticing. We purchased them a playhouse and they really seem to enjoy playing in it. The only problem though, is that we have had rain or snow every day since we put it together! We managed to get about 15 min of play time on Saturday! I am not sure, but I might be more excited about the house. Speaking of new houses, we are lowering the price of ours yet again. We will keep trying to sell it but I am starting to think it will never happen!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Finally, Pictures at Last.....

As promised, the pictures that go along with the last few posts.

Anna knew I wouldn't approve of Godiva chocolate for breakfast, so she took it off of the dinning room table (yes, again) and ate it under the table! She was nice enough to share with Max, so I couldn't get mad.

The First Day of Spring--We had another snow after this one!Happy Easter!

Here are some pictures from our trip to VA. I love this picture of the four of them in the tub. Notice that the grass is green and these pictures are from a month ago!