Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trucks 243/365




Josh has a new found love for trucks and can spend hours reading his book on trucks.

And although I can't believe it, he recognizes all of the trucks when we ask him to point. How he knows the difference between an excavator and a dump truck is a mystery- they look the same to me!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not that much 242/365


Emma loves kisses...


..but not that much!

And she loves hugs...

...but not that much!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Teeth 241/365



Emma and Josh love "brushing" their teeth although there isn't always a lot of brushing going on!




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Josh Close Up 240/365



I caught this picture of Josh, which is amazing because he never stands still. He looks so cute to me!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Same toy, new way 239/365



Emma has found that she can hit a ball with a racquet and she has a whole new game! She entertained herself for a long time doing this.







Thursday, August 25, 2011

TIDWTFT

Another week, another post.

Both:

1. They have started to hold hands. Josh will look at Emma and say "hand" and she will stick hers out and he will grab it, its so cute.

2. In the morning, they want to sit together in Josh's crib while I pick out their clothes. They laugh and "talk" about milk, grapes and eating.


Josh:

1. I have such a hard time getting him into the car when I pick him up after work. He wants to stay and play and pick up sticks. Once he is in the car, he is fine but getting him there is a real challenge


Emma:

1. With her, I have such a hard time getting her dressed in the morning. The minute I pick her her clothes, she is on the move yelling "No!" but laughing. I have to chase her down and then struggle to get her outfit on, it takes forever.

Circles 237 and 238/365


Emma and Josh love to run in circles from our family room, to the living room, to the dining room and then back up again. It starts like this:


"You wanna run?!"

"I'll lead..."

"...and you follow!"

They also love when Dan holds them up so just their head peaks around the wall so they can yell "Boo!"

Josh peeking around the wall

Emma taking her turn

The only problem is that Josh doesn't want Dan to put him down so he ends up looking like this while Emma is getting her turn, poor boy!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bathing Beauties 235 and 236/365



Josh and Emma love taking a bath. They both splash like crazy and the entire bathroom ends up pretty wet when they are done. They also love drinking the bath water, which is just so disgustingly gross but they love it. I try to stop them as much as I can but sometimes, its a losing battle!

Splishin' and a Splashin'

Emma, just got done drinking some bath water

Josh, wouldn't even look at me because he was to interested in drinking the water

Monday, August 22, 2011

Flyin' High 234/265



We went to the park for my Multiple Mom Group's "Welcome Back Social" and Emma and Josh loved the swings, as usual! They also enjoyed the rest of the playground, which even had a mist machine.




Sunday, August 21, 2011

Baby Hoarding 233/365


Josh and Emma have been doing what I can only call "Baby Hoarding" Its where they collect every single on of their toys and objects in the room, stack it on the couch or chair and then sit in the pile of all of their stuff while not letting you touch it. Cracks me up every time!

Emma collecting a toy...

..and adding it to the pile.

"Yeah, we are hoarding our toys!"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fat lip 232/365



Emma fell while she was outside and she got a big, fat lip! She looked so sad and had a hard time sleeping at night but she still managed to suck her thumb.

Pretty Emma with a fat lip!

Close up

Still sucking her thumb

Friday, August 19, 2011

Morning Routine 231/365


We get Emma and Josh up every morning during the week at 6:30. They get new diapers, I pick out their clothes and then we head down to the kitchen for breakfast. by 6:50, breakfast is normally done so we head to the living room. Most mornings, we play for awhile but before long, they want to watch some Barney before putting on their clothes and leaving for the day. I don't mind because then I get some time to sit and relax with them!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

TIDTWFT


Both:

1. They love to play "house" which consists of Dan or me laying on the floor and putting a blanket over ourselves and then putting our legs up in the air. They lift up the flaps of the blanket and yell "house" and then climb in. I don't know how we started doing this but they love it.

2. If you ask either of them "how do you go poop?" they will scrunch up their face and grunt. Its so funny!


Emma:

1. She is back into her "Mommy can't leave the room or I scream like a crazy person" phase. This makes it hard for me to leave a few minutes early for work because she is screaming for me. So although sometimes I do have to leave or not hold her because I need to cook dinner, I am trying to look at the bright side and enjoy the fact that her favorite place to be right now is nestled on my hip.

Josh:



1. He is obsessed with picking up sticks, leaves and flowers from outside and then carrying every single on of them around. The other night, he had 10 sticks, 6 flowers and 2 leaves- all pressed into his little hands! We have piles of them in front of the door that I clean up every couple days because I make him leave the stuff there when he comes inside.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You Spin me round 229 and 230/365



Emma and Josh were in rare form today, they were spinning in circles and screaming like crazy, it was so cute!



"Praise God, I love to spin"

"The crazy spinning duo"

"Spinning, drinking and laughing"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Shoes 228/365



Josh has a new obsession with shoes. He collects them all into the chair and sits with them, inspecting each pair!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Its for you 227/365



I found Emma this morning picking up the phone, saying "ello" and then holding the phone up to the bear's ear. I wonder who was calling for him...


Sunday, August 14, 2011

All kinds of fun 225-226/365



It doesn't matter if its playing with a toy or with a newly found electrical wire (I have no idea what is with my kids and wires...) Emma and Josh always manage to have fun!




Friday, August 12, 2011

Rev' it up 224/365



Josh is so intense when he is pretending to start his lawnmower. I don't know if he has been spending too much time watching Dan try to start our lawnmower that is on its last leg!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

You go your way... 223/365



...and I'll go mine!



This is pretty common at our house. One runs toward me and the other runs away!

TIDWTFT


Emma and Josh have really been fun this week. Less temper tantrums and whining and more laughing and being silly. They've been "two peas in a pod" all week so my TIDWTFT will be all about both of them together.

Both:



1. They are constantly looking for each other if one is not in the room. If I take Emma to get a diaper change, I can hear Josh in the other room saying "Em! Em!"

2. They like to leave a room so that they can wave and say "bye, bye!" a million times. So if we sit in the living room, they will leave to walk down the hall and make sure we see them so they can wave, blow kisses and then run down the hall.

3. They like to try to make one another laugh. Josh will try to get Emma's attention when he is doing something silly and vice versa. They also copy each others' actions and sounds.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pretty 222/365



Emma and Josh love collecting dandelions. They always say "pretty" when they collect them. Oh to be able to find the beauty in anything, even a weed!

Emma and her "pretty"

Sharing with with Dan

Close up picture