Monday, December 21, 2009


We were hit with quite the snow storm here- over 20 inches!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fun on a fall afternoon

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Testing out some a new app

Thought we'd try out a new iPhone app for blogging which might actually keep this thing updated more!

Enjoy this picture of a sleepyhead 2 year old on his birthday morning

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Life moves quickly... the blog, not so much

So what's up in our little corner of the world? A whole bunch- hence the serial neglect of this once frequently-updated blog....

Gus- he's attending his laboratory preschool and absolutely loving it. They do "studies" and build "structures" and do "dramatic play." Right now he's studying recycling, and is busy pointing out all the recycling symbols on everything. He usually says "it's veeeeery tiny...". He also is becoming so much more of his own person. He can dress and undress himself, from head to toe, put his dishes in the sink, and put himself to sleep (for the most part). He loves to sing songs, and often makes up his own or adapts ones where he only knows a few words. He can sound out words, though he's usually smart enough to guess many of them based on the first sounds, the context, pictures etc, and he's also really good at memorizing instead of actually "reading." He was night potty-trained for a while, then started to slip back. Because he has a pretty new and pretty pricey organic mattress, we decided to go with pull-ups for the near future. He's really into star wars and transformers, good guys and bad guys, and we try to tell him every day that he can like both pretty things and cool things (apparently at preschool, all of life falls into one or the other, and he wants to be on the cool side of things). He's a bit of a picky eater, especially with unfamiliar foods, but he'll surprise us now and then, like slurping up turnip puree or meatloaf.

Clay- he has his 2 year appointment tomorrow, so we'll know more about his height/weight/etc. He's a little skinny one, and tall. He has had a verbal explosion in teh last six months, and is so cute when he uses grown-up words and syntax, such as starting sentences with "because." He's much more of an independent player than Gus ever was, and can sit for a good spell by himself scribbling or playing with his trains. He is in daycare now, and adores it- the teachers, the friends, and the activities. He loves transportation themed toys, animals, and books. He'll look at books and "read" them to himself. He is a pretty good eater, but fickle (loves things one day and hates them the next). He always wants to be doing what Gus is doing, and often sounds like a little Gus echo. He's shy with strangers. He has a huge grin and an adorable laugh. [JUMP TO FULL POST]

Monday, June 15, 2009

Busy June!

A few pictures to make up for our severe lack of recent posting- what can we say- we're busy!  

We have been experiencing tons of rain and thunderstorms recently- and well- Clay loves them!  here he is waiting for the next thunder clap so he can scream in delight.

For part of Mama's birthday celebration we went to Coppi's Organic in DC- they gave the boys pizza dough and Gus made his own pizza!  (Unfortunately "Mr. Pizza Head" did not last long as he fell on the ground and burned Gus's leg) but we still had fun!

Gus is taking swimming lessons and has gotten very good... at jumping in :)

Clay is emerging to be just as much of a goofball as his big brother

Mama's birthday 

Mama has been growing tons of stuff in the garden - the boys favorite so far are the peas

Clay is talking more and more and we think is saying far more than we can actually understand.  He's patient with us though- he will grab our hands and lead us to whatever he is trying to show us or ask for.  

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Its been a while since we posted- there are actually a few draft posts that just haven't been formatted yet- its been a busy winter and spring!  Due to some unfortunate incidents we had to ask our Nanny to leave and find new care for Clay.  He started at a home daycare this week and so far he seems to love it- below are some pictures from his first day and yesterday.  I think he likes to leave the house with all of us and play with some friends of his own.  Our little baby is getting so big!

Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it. [JUMP TO FULL POST]

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Clay's 18 month Birthday and Appointment

Clay had his 18 month birthday and doctor's appointment yesterday- Happy Birthday Baby! His stats were:

  • 34.5 inches tall (95 percentile)
  • 27lbs 13 oz (75th percentile)
  • Head 49.5 cm (95th percentile)
He's totally a gross motor skills kid (climbing, throwing balls, running, jumping). Doesn't use as many words as Gus did, for sure, but also has more signs.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow Day!!

We finally had enough snow to have a real snow day!!

My little shoveling helpers

Gus and his Frosty (he made us hold hands and dance around singing Frosty the Snowman)

Making some snow day chocolate chip cookies/ eating chocolate chip cookie dough and making a mess

Sunday, March 01, 2009


We went skiing this weekend- Guster did fantastic- a little scared about"fallin" but otherwise very well!

Here he is skiing by himself!  

Nonna, Clay and Gus

Mama and Gus in line for the "magic carpet" that took them up the bunny slope

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wii Fit

The intended purpose of the wii fit was for Mama and Mommy to try to get some exercise... this works too :)


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


We were visited in DC by a whole bunch of friends, mostly other kids with two moms. We had a blast, especially at the zoo on Saturday!


Saturday, January 31, 2009


The cute mophead before...

and the very handsome after

and of course a little brother King Clay needed his picture taken too

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day!!

We FINALLY got some snow here!!

Beach toys in the snow?!?  Snow Castles are almost as much fun to squash as sand castles are

Snow Angel Fun

Always smiling even when dumped a big pile of snow on my head!


Sunday, January 11, 2009


A few weeks ago- we went to Atlantis in the Bahamas.  It was a blast, and I'm looking forward to going back when I'm bigger and can go on all the slides!

Clay and I being super cute in the hotel lobby

The view from our hotel room- impressive huh?

Bathtime!  We had a lot of fun playing with this window...

Stomping all of Mommy's hard work

Clay's funny sneer

Splashers kids pool- I only went there once- I don't like water on my head!

But I love water slides!

Some cool jellyfish in one of the aquariums

We saw a lot of fish

Rented a peddle boat one day

Chillin by the pool

Our hotel the Reef- the rooms had kitchens- which was really nice

One of the 11 foot Manta Rays we saw getting fed

Clay earned more tickets at the carnival then I did!!  He has quite an arm

Clay and I trying to see if the giant Groupers are bigger than us

Mommy going down the water slide that shoots you through a tube in the shark tank!

Clay hamming it up for the camera

I got to build this remote control jeep and then test it on a dirt track and keep it at the Atlantis Speedway-  I even share it with Clay!

Dolphin Cay- we got to pet, kiss, hug and be in the water with the dolphins!

I got picked to be part of the Aqua Tots program- so I got to meet some new friends, do a craft and feed baby sting rays, and see a sea cucumber and giant star fish up close!

Mommy and I riding on the Lazy River- one of my favorite rides!

A man on stilts picked me up!  He said he wanted my shirt...

A terrific time!