Monday, June 24, 2013

First Birthday Party Jump Jump

Adam and Nathaniel celebrated their first birthday at Mammy and Peapooh's house with a fun party and a bounce house.  Nathaniel loved being in the bouncy house, crawling around and jumping with Mommy.  Adam didn't love the bouncy house too much.  He was nervous at first, but warmed up to the bouncy house, but not as much as Nathaniel.

The boys received really nice gifts including new toys and clothes.  Ryan was a great big brother an opened the gifts for his brothers.  Adam went two hands into his cake, but Nathaniel didn't want to touch his cake.  By the end of the day they were both exhausted and passed out.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Adam at 1

Adam is our big happy bully.  He is always smiling and very curious, but torments Nathaniel.  Whenever possible he steals Nathaniel's pacifier or toy he is playing with.  He pulls his hair or just crawls over him or cruises through him if he is standing on against something. 

Adam is a power crawler and fast to cruise along furniture and walls.  When he wants to get somewhere he puts his head down and crawls as fast as he can like a charging bull.  He does not want to walk when you hold his fingers.  He is a little lazy.  Adam loves to crawl up to you and get hugs.  He is pretty social and likes most people. 

Adam will eat almost anything you put in front of him.  With his five teeth, he is good at chewing and biting (sometimes biting Mommy).  He will yell very loudly if he wants more.  Sometimes you can't give him food fast enough.

Adam loves trucks.  He pushes them along the floor and crawls with it.  He also likes to pull out the DVDs and throw them all over the floor.  Like his big brother he is a thumb sucker.  When he is sleepy his thumb is in his mouth.  He has a cute belly laugh and loves to hear singing, sometimes he will even try to sing along.

Adam has come a long way from the 5 pound 3 ounce newborn that spent 10 days in the NICU.  He is very active and very determined.

Nathaniel at 1

Nathaniel is our funny peanut.  He is the little one with a lot of personality.  He is bullied by Adam and sometimes takes it and sometimes gets mad and whines to Mommy and Daddy to make him stop.  He is very loud, but has been since he was born.  He screams when he is unhappy and screams when he is happy.

Nathaniel started crawling by doing the worm across the floor.  He has finally figured out how to really crawl.  He cruises, but not as fast as Adam.  He loves to walk while holding your fingers.  He also likes to push walking toys for a few steps.  He can let go and stand on his own for a few seconds before falling.

Nathaniel is very picky with his food.  He loves sweets and will take a whole donut hole or eat cake or small cookie.  Anything else he takes bites and pushes out of his mouth with his tongue.  Some days he wants his baby food, some days he refuses.  He is going to be very difficult when it comes to meal time.

Nathaniel hasn't found any certain toy that he loves, he will play with anything.  He still loves looking at his mobile at bedtime.  He also loves jumping.  He will stand in his crib and jump and laugh.  He is very ticklish and lets out the cutest giggle when he gets washed up.  Unlike his brothers, Nathaniel is a pacifier baby.  He doesn't want one pacifier, he wants multiple at one time.  He often goes to bed with seven pacifiers.  You can find him sucking one and holding four or he will throw them out of his bed.  Mommy believes he is trying to throw them at Adam.

Nathaniel had a rough start when he came into the world.  He spend 18 days in the NICU, partly healing a hole in his lung.  He spent time on a ventilator and was very unhappy in those first days.  He is such a happy boy now, often smiling, but making it known he is around.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Birthday Boys

Adam and Nathaniel are now 1!

They had a fun evening of celebrations starting with dinner at Red Robin.  They ate a little mac & cheese and some oranges (Adam more than Nathaniel) and had an ice cream sundae (at least a few bites).  The waitresses sang a special happy birthday to them.

When we came home they opened a couple presents from Mommy and Daddy and then had cake.  Cake was everywhere, especially on Adam.  It was up Adam's nose and in Nathaniel's ears.  It was all over the highchairs and even in diapers.  Let's just say it was very enjoyed.  They topped off the evening with a much needed bath and then crashed in bed.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Daddy had a great Father's Day with all of his boys.  He got several new things for grilling and enjoyed cinnamon roles for breakfast.  It was a laid back day...just the way Daddy likes it.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Vacation Part II - Sesame Place

Our visit to Sesame Place had its ups and downs.  Ryan had a lot of fun on the various rides.  He even rode his first roller coaster.  There wasn't a lot for Adam and Nathaniel, but we did celebrate their first birthday during lunch with Elmo.  Nathaniel LOVES cake.  He went in with both hands and got very mad when Mommy took it away.  Unfortunately the staff did not have the birthday items ready for the boys. 

Vacation Part I - Please Touch Museum

We had so much fun on our weekend in Philadelphia.  We met a friend of Mommy's for a bunch of fun.  Despite the torrential rain, we had a blast at the children's museum and Sesame Place. 

The Please Touch Museum was fun for all the kids.  Ryan and his new friend Dylan played all over the place.  Adam and Nathaniel even had their own section to crawl around.