Saturday, April 9, 2011

15 montharoonies

This post isn't to necessarily "brag" or complain about my boys. I don't even know if they are "on track," "behind," or "ahead" compared to other kids their age. This is more for me to be able to look back on to see how much they have learned and grown.

Right now they have a major love/hate relationship. They get so excited to see each other after naps or waking up in the morning. They will run around and play together, and then all of a sudden there will be screaming and usually I find Connor on top of Greyson with some part of Greyson's body in Connor's mouth. In rare cases Grey will have a firm grasp on Connor's hair. They also duke it out over who gets to sit on my lap when I'm playing with them. :/

These are all the "words" they can say right now:
-papa (grandpa)
-mah (more)
-bah (ball)
-cah (car)
-caca (crackers, food)
-meh [?] (milk)
-mmm (yummy!)
-nana (banana)
-doddy (doggy)
-kee-y (kitty)
-bubba (bubbles)
-go (most often used as "go go go" to yell at Nilla)
-ck (yuck)

I am very surprised that at this point they do not have names for each other. There is no "bubba" for brother or other word trying to sound out each other's name. Maybe they think they are the same person? ;) Grey is trying really hard to talk though, and is making all of these crazy sounds--Connor isn't quite there yet.

They can identify (point to) their head, hair, nose, tummy,  tongue, all articles of clothing (pants, shirts, socks, shoes, diapers). We are working on eyes and ears, but they don't have much interest in learning lately. They would much rather play, or cry because one of them isn't getting their way.

They are completely terrible at sharing. I don't know how to fix that, but they have to learn soon because I'm already over all of the fighting over silly toys! I'm thinking about breaking out a timer like I had to do at The Kendall School.

They don't much care for eating meals. After about 5 bites they are usually over it and ready to play. But they are steadily growing, so I guess they are getting enough! Bananas, peanut butter, freeze dried apples, apple sauce, pretzels, and goldfish are their favorite snacks right now.

And, that's what's going on in the lives of Greyson and Connor :)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 30

day 30 – movies you can watch again and again.

This blog brings an end to my "30 Days of Blogging" project. I stole this idea from a few other people and now I'm one of the only ones who kept it up for some reason.

My favorite movie list probably isn't that exciting to others. Like my television programming, I prefer to watch silly stuff because it keeps me entertained and they are very easy to watch repeatedly....Also, I've gotta through in some cult classics. These following movies I've seen far too many times:

40 Year Old Virgin

I love You, Man


Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Role Models

Garden State

Clerks 1 & 2


Princess Bride

The Goonies (though, I will admit, I'm actually getting sick of this one)

The Breakfast Club

I'm also a sucker for all of the Harry Potter flicks.

I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch, but oh well

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 29

day 29 – favorite tv shows and why you like them

Sadly, with being home all day long I tend to keep the tv on for something to glance at while the boys play with each other.At least I'm the one being a bum and watching tv and not the kids ;)

My favorites are:

The Office--The cast is great, the humor is right up my alley, and I've rarely been disappointed throughout the seven seasons. We didn't have cable for a few months and we watched this show every day--I'm still not burned out on it so that says something! Sadly, I can probably recite every episode. And who doesn't love Jim and Pam?!

Family Guy--Mindless programming that makes me giggle. Sometimes they take things too far (like every one throwing up for 3 minutes straight), but for the most part this show doesn't disappoint me either [my mom would have to disagree with that]. I have seen every episode of this show a trillion times as well as The Office.

Parenthood--This is my new favorite show. It's only been on for two seasons, but the cast is amazing, the writing is phenomenal, and the situations the family finds themselves in are easy to relate to.  This show isn't necessarily one that I can watch a million times like the other two (mostly because it's more of a drama I suppose), but it is SO good. As dysfunctional as the Braverman family can be, it makes me want a big family that is close like they are. Plus, I have a soft spot for Max :) The hit the nail on the head when it comes to portraying a child with autism.

Cupcake and Cake Wars-- I just think it's fun to see how creative these people get when making their cakes! I secretly wish I could make cute stuff like that, but apparently it's not in my skill set.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 28

day 28- cruise a thesaurus and pick out 10 words you like the sound of

I don't own a thesaurus. Does anyone? Anywho, I perused so I'm sure that's a suitable substitute. I'm being mean and not putting the definition. If you like the sound of it too and are curious as to what it means you have to do the work and find out :) Well, it's not too much work to find out, but you do have to click on the words. I know, I make things so difficult.












Friday, February 25, 2011

day 27

day 27- my day job verses my passion

My day job--Here's another tough one for me to answer. My day job consists of loving on two crazy kids all day. Well, I do babysit in the mornings, so I suppose that's my "job." But, for the record I'm unemployed and am a stay-at-home mommy.  I mostly love staying home with my boys, and I am definitely very glad that I can help out two friends and watch their daughters. It's a little crazy sometimes with four kids under the age of 4 in the house, but I don't mind it one bit!

My passion?--I graduated college with a BA in Liberal Studies, thinking that teaching was my passion. However, after getting my diploma I had little desire to get my credentials. I'm not sure the exact reasoning, but I think I was just burned out on school to be honest. Also, all those tests looked daunting. Before graduating, my friend told me about her job being a one-on-one aide for children with autism. That was right up my alley even though I wasn't even sure what autism truly was. I worked with those amazing children for a little over two years and loved it tremendously. I didn't necessarily like all of my bosses, but who ever does?! It was amazing to see the difference that I made in those kids' lives. I stopped working there after the boys were born and I miss those kids to pieces! I don't know if working with autistic children is my passion, but even after being hit, kicked, scratched, bit, and spit on, seeing those kids FINALLY get what you've been teaching them is one of the best feelings in the world.

My calling?!--I've always had a love for candy. I used to tell my mom that I wanted to be a "candyologist" when I grew up. I'm not exactly sure what a candyologist would do, but maybe that's for me to figure out. There's a new show out called "Kid in a Candy Store" where the guy goes around to candy stores and eats delicious treats all day long. Maybe that's what a candyologist does. I could definitely do that...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

day 26

day 26- list 10 things that you are thankful for

I was typing out people's names and other various items, but I'm stealing what my pal Jessica wrote--that this is asking for THINGS that I'm thankful for, not people, so I'm tossing all you people out of my list. Just know that I do like (most of) you ;)  hehe.

This is in no particular order.

1) Ice cream

2) cell phones

3) eye liner

4) potatoes

5) Converse shoes

6) flat irons

7) Facebook (sad, I know....but since I stay home all day long it's my main glimpse into the outside world)

8) chapstick

9) naps

10) hoodies

These things make me a happy girl :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 25

day 25- what I would find in your bag

This isn't going to be very exciting. I'm very much a minimalist when it comes to my purse.The only things you will find in there are:

my wallet (with no cash)
a compact
a tube of cherry flavored chapstick
a pen
two diapers (even if I go out with no babies)
a few wipes
and usually a crumpled up receipt or two

That's it. Sorry that's kinda boring, but hey, that's me ;)