Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Weekend

We had a great weekend, despite the frigid temperatures! We started our weekend at our friends, the Anderson's home. We had a yummy dinner with two other couples while the kids ran around and played. Such fun!  And Ethan, the boys BFF, gave them the sweetest piece of art for their bedroom.  I will take a picture and post soon, hubby is hanging it tonight.  Thanks E, we love you!!

On Saturday, we took P&K to Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, holy MUCH fun! We were a bit worried that the two hour show wouldnt hold their attention, but they did amazing!  The boys sat in our laps for the first hour, and after intermission sat in Grandaddy and Grammy's laps. It was nice for P&K to sit in their laps so that Aaron and I could watch their sweet faces and reactions to different things and it gave me a chance to get some pictures!  They were so excited to see elephants, tigers, all the lights, motorcycles...the circus circa 2011 is more like a Broadway show, not like what we went to as kids!!  P&K also had there first taste of cotton candy, needless to say it was a hit!
Paxton still trying to figure out what this cotton candy thing is all about!
Grammy, Grandaddy, Kellen, and Paxton
So the hat came with the cotton candy.  Since we are totally obsessed with all thing Curious George at the moment, this hat is a hit!!  I introduce, Kellen...the man in the yellow hat!
Yellow hat. Check.  Cotton candy.  Check.  One happy little fellow.  You betcha!
 On Sunday we headed to Ila's first birthday party in Huntsville, she is the daughter of my cousin Wes and his wife Elizabeth. She is adorable, we had a great time, P&K thought they were on the receiving end of new gifts...little did they know ;-)!
P&K finally realized that their Great Uncle Tim has his own set of wheels...that they wanted to ride all afternoon!
Sweet Ila! We love you Ila!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daddy's Hat

Pac-man would not take off Aaron's smelly hat, the one he wears when he runs! Ummm gross, but he wouldnt part with it. These boys love their daddy, and that fact just warms my heart.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Shakespeare, Anyone?

We came into the world like brother and brother;
And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.
~William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

...So we grew together
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem...
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

More Snow...Lots of Snow

I am not quite sure what is going on in the South this winter...but we are loving it! I was in New York this weekend, it was colder and snowed more in Nashville than in New York!! The boys continue to love the snow, we had to drag them inside today!!
Once Aaron made Kel a snowball he didnt move from this spot! He ate, and ate, and ate...this kid really will eat anything!
Paxton with Daddy's rake!
And Paxton thought the huge snowball was cool too!
Meanwhile, Kel kept eating the same snowball!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Birthday Activities

We had an actioned packed day on the boy's birthday. We were very happy that Aaron(daddy) was able to spend the day with us!! We started the day by heading to the bank where Grammy (Aaron's mom) works to open savings accounts for P&K. So for those us of wondering if we would ever cash the checks you gave us, we now have!! After the boys ran all over the bank and the accounts were opened we headed over to Monkey Joe's. We hadnt been there before, but the boys LOVED it! We will definitely be going back. After playing at Monkey Joe's we headed home for lunch and a nap. When the boys got up we ran some errands and then took their powered cars out to let them drive!! They really figured it out, I am already looking forward to spring! Then Grammy, Grandaddy, and Aunt Shannon came over to eat chili and cupcakes, and sing Happy Birthday to the boys. We had a great time, except for UT losing to North Carolina in the Music City Bowl. Oh well, the rest of the day was a total success.

And yes Paxton did keep grabbing the flame of his candle!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Last night the boys and I were looking out of our dining room window at the stars.  We were singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Aaron took a video of it.  You can't really see anything, but Kellen's sweet little voice singing along with mine will melt your hearts.  Man, I think this might be my favorite age so far.  Enjoy the pure sweetness!

Dear Paxton and Kellen,

On the 30th, last Thursday, you both turned 2.  It seems like yesterday that mommy's doctor said, "You want to have two babies today?" When she left the room mommy and daddy nervously bursted with excitement.  We knew the moment you entered the world life would forever change, we didnt realize how sweet life would become.  The laughter and love you both provide makes life richer, just more of the good stuff!

Paxton: You came into this world at 5:57pm, and you came with a soft a cry.  You have never met a stranger (which is a little scary:-)), warming to almost anyone instantly.  You communicate with your eyes, one bat of those eyelashes and everyone jumps to your wishes.  You are a cuddlebug, but rarely give kisses.  You are completely obsessed with trains, your brother can take any toy from you unless its a train.  You can be wildly independent but still need one-on-one time with just mommy.  The moms of the little girls in your MDO class tell me their daughters come home every day talking about "Pacton", which is not surprising one bit...and I forsee the beginning of a trend! I love you beyond measure.

 Kellen: You came into this world at 5:58pm, and you came with a loud cry.  You are a tad shy, but seem to be growing out of your shyness.  When you speak my heart melts.  When you say "tank you" or "plzzz" or "mommy" I could almost cry.  You love to learn and your vocabulary is really taking off.  You love to give kisses, which I have to say are my favorite.  You want to play with any toy your brother has, but love anything with wheels and your horsey at grammy and grandaddy's.  You laugh so hard it's contagious, you laugh the hardest at your brother.  The bond between the two of you is obvious.  Your sweet-hearted nature just rolls off your face, I could squeeze you for days.  I love you beyond measure.  
 You two have the best daddy in the whole wild world.
 And a mommy that worships the little toes you run around on.
         Happy Birthday my sweet babies, and many, many more.