Adam and Scott will be 18 months on the 23rd of December, a whole year and a half. They are learning new things every single day, it's amazing. Things are going pretty smoothly; We dropped to one nap about 2 weeks ago and it was a bit of a difficult transition. Previously the boys would be up at 7, nap at 8:30 and then again at 1. Naps were anywhere from 30 mins - 1.5 hours, sometimes more in the afternoon. Now they're up around 7:30 (or later) and nap at noon. Anywhere from 1-2 hours, but they seem well rested so I guess that'll all it'll be. It was tough though at first, they were overtired all morning, and then barely napped at all in the afternoons. Yuck. Although I miss my morning showers and free time, it's nice to be able to be out of the house before 10:30! As far as overnights go, the boys are still down by 7:15ish, and lately they have only been up once, around 5 or 6! It's awesome. We have bad nights here and there, but nothing like before... Fingers crossed it stays that way. It's about time!
Big news! The boys had their first sleepover last weekend! They stayed with their Gramma and Papa (Jamie's parents) and had a fantastic time. They've been put to bed by my inlaws at home a handful of times, but they have never not had me there in the middle of the night. But they proved that they are now big boys, and did great. They went to bed without a fuss (Adam needed a couple more minutes of cuddles, which is pretty standard) and were only up once at 3AM. Went back to sleep and although Scott was up at 6 for the day, Adam slept until almost 8. We got pictures and videos while they were gone and it was so cute to see what a great time they were having. All smiles and laughs and giggles. They had so much fun. I was worried about them not having breast milk because they're still nursing about 5-6 times in a 24 hour period but they were fine. Went about 20 hours without milkies, so I was a little uncomfortable though, haha. My parents are excited for a turn for a sleepover soon too, and hopefully I'll actually sleep instead of being up worried for a frantic 'come get them' phone call. I was so sure they would be overnight nightmares!
Our Christmas tree has been up since late November. We went fake this year, and don't regret it one bit. It's a really nice looking tree and it's awesome not having needles all over the place! The boys are obsessed with it. Constantly pointing at it, and they have to say goodnight to it (well, point at it and give it a kiss at least) before bed every night. The boys love all of the Christmas lights in the that are up too. On our way back from our afternoon walks they really like staring at all of the decor in our neighbourhood. I can't wait for Christmas this year, it will be so fun with two little monkeys! Oh - and we saw Santa... Scott was unimpressed, Adam made out like his arm was being chopped off. Made for a funny picture at least! I have taken them back about half a dozen times, but Adam wants absolutely nothing to do with Santa!
|A & S with 'Scary Claus'...|
They have made huge advancements pretty much everywhere aside from talking. They are now walking (not crawling) up and down the stairs, using the wall as a railing. They follow commands and love helping clean up, especially putting clothes (and everything else on the floor) in the laundry hamper. Every night after their bedtime nursing, I tell them to 'go find Daddy' and they bring in my bra and sweater first before getting Jamie... every single night. So cute. They love clapping whenever they do anything as well. Ate a bite of beans? CLAP CLAP CLAP. Put their sleepers in the hamper? CLAP CLAP CLAP. They keep us laughing all day long! I love being the Mom of two toddlers. It is crazy and LOUD, with the occasional tantrum, but it is so so so much fun. Love my little dudes!!
|S & A enjoying a cookie at the grocery store|
|Adam (with his beanie boo, Tabitha) and Scoot (you can see Rocco in the background)|
|A & S clapping on their couch|
|I was really excited at finding coordinating shirts... |
Until I discovered Adam's shirt is actually for girls. Sorry about the neckline buddy!
|A & S wearing blue with Mommy on World Diabetes Day|
|A & S having the time of their lives digging in the flower pot.|
|S & A - dressed up for to meet Santa again... which didn't happen!|
|S & A - Santa's helpers!|
AdamOh Adam, my little cuddlebug. Adam is such a little sweetie, and obsessed with trees. Seriously, every single tree gets a pointing at with 'Dah!!!' He is fairly low key, and loves sharing things with Scott. His newest thing is to throw his food on the floor, and then drop to his knees and eat like a puppy. Super silly, but if that's what it takes to get him to eat his carrots, he can eat like a puppy! He is pretty good at staying close when he is walking out to the car, which is nice too. He is still awesome with pointing out body parts, and especially loves his feet. He's still not talking, but can understand us no problem. He always puts his jammies (and Scott's too) in the hamper after getting dressed every morning... Although he tends to add everything else from the floor to the hamper as well. Apparently stuffed animals need to be washed too! He loves superheros still, especially Superman. Adam has 12 teeth, and the next 4 are about ready to pop through any time now. He is quite clingy and when he's shy he is like superglue to my legs.
|Smiles before his bath|
|Someone is almost ready for his first haircut|
|Hanging out in the baby gate|
|Pointing at a tree|
|Showing off his belly button|
|Cuddling a stuffy at IKEA|
|Scott was still napping, so solo snack time with Mom|
ScottOh my crazy Scoot Scoot! Scott is my little ball of energy. He figured out how to stand up on his own about a month or so ago, and has been on the move constantly since then. He loves climbing up and down the stairs like a big boy, using the wall as a handrail. He is so sweet, but little man has a bit of a temper. It's frustrating at the moment, but then he turns around in an instant and has the cutest smile in the world! He's not talking yet either, but can imitate a few animals sounds, a firetruck (wee oo wee oo) and he says 'Up!' when we're walking up the stairs. I'm thinking he's going to just explode with his speech soon. Fingers crossed. He has 13 teeth now, and more on the way soon I'm sure. He loves his 'beanie boos' and cuddles with them every night. When he wakes up to nurse he almost always is holding a stuffed animal when I lift him out of the crib. He is my adorable, spirited little man, and smart as a whip! I love him so much!
|Holding two dollies in his crib|
|Someone found the puffs in the diaper bag!|
|Smiling at the dentist. First checkup went great!|
|He loves pushing the firetruck around the yard!|
|Pushing his grilled cheese around in the train|
|Showing off his toothies|
|Snuggling with Grampy|
|Helping decorate the tree|