Saturday, January 26, 2013

Twinkle, twinkle...Cheers!

Coleman and Carter have really started to sing a lot lately. They sing at school, at church, with my parents, Jared's parents, and us, so I'd say they are pretty much immersed in music and singing on a daily basis. Up until lately, you would sing and they would chime in the last word or two, but now I hear them singing all on their all all the time! They love to sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Jesus Loves Me, Happy Birthday, Old Macdonald, and Frosty the Snowman. They know more, but these are their top 5 for sure. Here is a video of Coleman singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star..

Alll aboard!!

I think I have posted about this before, but there is a train museum near us that Coleman and Carter L.O.V.E.....seriously, LOVE. I have to say, it is also one of my favorite places to visit. There are TONS of old trains, taxis, and buses, and they are almost all able to be climbed on, played with, and ridden. The boys can't run fast enough from train to train (each car is different on the inside...dining car, postal, etc.), and this time they were all about the buses. Carter loved "driving" the bus, and Coleman wanted to ride. There is even a little glass container that was used at one point to collect the bus far and people have put some coins in, so of course we had to give Carter money to put into the box to make his adventure even more real. We stayed at the museum until they closed down...and even then, there were a few tantrums thrown that we had to leave.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Silly boys

Finger Lickin' Good!

Some sweet friends of ours brought us some DELICIOUS ribs on New Year's Day. Coleman and Carter are not big fans of trying new foods, but they both took a bite of a rib and fell in love. I think they ate 3 or 4 ribs each! It's great to know we can add another kind of meat into their diet besides chicken, hotdogs, and pepperoni!

Bye Bye, Tickets!

Coleman and Carter are o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d with the Polar Express. Obsessed. And, they have Polar Express "tickets" that my parents printed off that they have taken with them anywhere and everywhere they go...including when they nap and go down for the night. The other night, Coleman woke up EVERY HOUR looking for his tickets. How that child even remembers that he has tickets in his bed, let alone is that concerned about them so frequently throughout the night is beyond me. He definitely doesn't have his Mommy's memory...I can't even remember what day of the week it is! Anyhow, after the eventful night of being up and down all night long we decided that the tickets had to go. So we talked about how they needed to go back to Santa until next Christmas, and we colored an envelope, put a "stamp" on it, put our tickets in, and even walked them to the mailbox. The boys went along with it fine...thank goodness! Now this Mommy can get a full night's sleep :o)

Happy Noon Year!!

There is a cute play place near us that hosts a "Happy Noon Year" party every year for small friends that can't quite make it until midnight...Coleman and Carter can't stay awake until 8:30pm, so I can only imagine trying to keep them up four hours past their bedtime! Anyways, they had noisemakers, horns, an apple juice toast at noon, jello shots, and snacks. The boys had SO much fun and wore their headbands and blew their horns until...well, they still are wanting to blow their horns (they call them their trumpets). Here are some pictures from our fun time:
That evening we let the boys have some sparklers...they LOVED them, and don't worry...they had a whole discussion about how to hold them out and not be near one another, etc. and they did GREAT!
After all of the excitement the boys went to bed and Mommy and Daddy had some friends over for some fun! 2012 has been an interesting year full of ups and downs, and I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store!