Tuesday, November 30, 2010


So a couple weeks ago I would have bet my little one would make it to his first birthday with no teeth. Well the week before his birthday his gums were swollen and he was pulling at his ears to the point I took him in the doctor to make sure he didn't have an ear infection. When the doctor looked in his mouth she counted 10 teeth moving down. Days before his birthday one of his top front teeth finally poked through. Then the next day the second came in. He is now working on the bottom two. Here is a picture of my upside down monkey with his two front teeth :D

and a close up.

My little Artist and My little Monkey

If you can't tell what this is, it is Aden's drawing of a monkey! I was so proud and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it....... ....Unfortunately it was on my wall :( It was so hard to yell at him for drawing on the wall when I was so impressed with his skill.
You can not only tell it is a monkey but you can totally see his arms above his head and he is swinging from a tree.

Here is the artist smiling...we should call this the before picture because he was no longer smiling when I made him help me scrub it off the wall.

Speaking of monkeys....my other little man has acquired an interest in climbing. We bought the boys bunk beds earlier this year. So far the top bunk has remained empty....but has been a place for Aden to go and play and color away from his brother. This sanctuary is no more.....Raleigh, who has no interest in walking, has serious climbing skills!

This kid doesn't mind the climb or dangling off the side (which gives his parents heart attacks) and even falling from a few rungs up the ladder...so far we have prevented the falling from the top...but only because we are watching like hawks....we have tried blocking the ladder and doing everything we can think of to keep him off of there....but this is what we see more times than not when we go looking for him in the boys' room.
Alas I foresee this one being my baby that has to go to the doctor for x-rays because of his dare-devil stunts.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Raleigh went as a Monkey :D He is my little monkey he loved his costume. When I washed it and got it ready to put away he started snuggling and kissing it...which makes me especially happy since I made it for him. :)

Aden was Spiderman.....and Spiderman Ironman....and Spiderman Buzz Lightyear....if you are catching the theme, we had to say Spiderman before whatever costume he wore or we had a huge meltdown on our hands.

Can you tell who's pumpkin is who's?