Friday, February 25, 2011

Mr. 11 Months and Mr. 2.5

Aren't these two adorable in their little matching Nike outfits and silver Nike Shocks??? Thanks Grandma D and Auntie Britty!

Yesterday Mase turned 11 months! He is such a little SWEETHEART. As you can see he LOVES to swing. He even holds the ropes to "pump" the swing and make it go higher! Even though every picture I got was blurry, they were just so cute that I couldn't not post them.

Here's a few facts about Mase: (if not for any other reason than that the blog is the closest thing I've got to a journal or a baby book)

-He's got eight teeth (4 on top and 4 on bottom).
-He LOVES french fries, bananas, and anything he can get off of our plates, but he will eat anything.
-He loves to steal his brother's sippy's.
-His favorite place to play is on the edge of the couch. (scary).
-He can climb up and down the stairs. (even scarier).
-He falls asleep with his stuffed animal "ugly" while playing with his ears (same as Jack does).
-He still loves his pacifier.
-He wakes up and begins immediately shaking his crib and jumping up and down holding the crib rail.
-He still takes two naps a day and sleeps from 8PM-7AM.

While Mason swings, Jack LOVES to get out in our typically beautiful Denver weather. Here is a picture of what he calls, "playin hoops", and he is pretty darn good at it!

Jack is 2.5 years old and here's a few facts about him:

-He asks to stop and play at every park we drive past.
-He still loves fruit snacks.
-His favorite show is Calliou and he watches two episodes every morning while Mase naps.
-He is a HUGE stinker when it comes to bedtime and most naps and bedtimes require me going back into his bedroom numerous times.
-He loves to line up his cars and trucks into rows, he is an extreme organizer.
-He sleeps with his blankie from Grandma Jane, blankie from Grandma Jan, Ugly from daddy, Sheriff from Grandma D, and Elmo from my Grandma Caroline's sister Velma. He will not close his eyes until all of his lovies are there.
-He is talking a TON and one of his favorite phrases is, "I do it myself".

On a side note, a short Jack story is tonight Jack, Mase, and I were in the backseat of the Tahoe. Mase grabbed Jack's arm and Jack yelled, "He's touching me!!!!!", so I turned to Jack and yelled back (not in my finest moment), "He is a baby and it does not matter if he touches you". Then Jackson paused, and somberly said to me, "Mamma, did I make you sad??" Sometimes he just breaks my heart!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentines Day with My Loves

Valentines Day this year was wonderful day, spent with the three men that I love the most! Jack got to bake and decorate cookies. Minnesotas and Hearts... even though he kept getting the two confused!

Mason learned how to climb up, and down stairs. Randomly he dissapeared around the corner, and when I got to him he was on the third stair, so I let him keep going. Then, when he was ready to go down, he just went right back down on his belly! No training, practice, or encouraging, the boy just figured it out on his own! My dad (Grandpa Curt) is who taught my siblings and I how to do stairs, and he wanted to be the one to teach his grandkids too... looks like his little namesake Mason Curtis beat him to it!
Valentines day dinner was AMAZING, Matt and I cooked crab and lobster, which was followed by an outstanding chocolate fondue, all while the boys slept in the comfort of our own home.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mr. Terrible Two

Lately Jack has been the biggest little stinker, and the sweetest little boy at the same time.

One minute he is stealing suckers from the pantry, breaking glass vases, coloring places he shouldn't be, jumping on the couch, throwing tantrums on the floor, and trying to pour his own milk.

The next minute he is saying the sweetest prayers I have ever heard, asking me for hugs and kisses, making Mase laugh when he was crying, and asking me to kiss he "owies" to make them better.

I guest that's why they call it the "Terrible Twos".

Every night Jack says prayers that start with "Thank You for..." then on to "Help me to...." and then Amen. He comes up for all of the Thank You's and Help me's on his own, and all of them make me smile. Recently some of my favorites have been... Thank you for Mama, Thank for you for Daddy, Thank you for Grandpa Curt, Thank you for Grandpa Curt's Truck, Thank you for War (Warren), Thank you for Gave (Gabe), Thank you for trucks, Thank you for Naps (!!!), Thank you for Calliou (his favorite show). His "Help Me's" are always "Help me to sleep", "Help me to be a good boy". The other night he said his prayers, then said Amen, and then said, "Wait!  Thank you for Mason!".

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Life Lately... Cold Weather, the Parachute, and the Tent.

Typically Denver weather is absolutely GORGEOUS. Lately, it's been another story with freezing cold weather every day. I can't say that I miss that part of Minnesota or the UP! While it's been cold out we have had to get creative inside. Jack discovered that he can "carry" Mason!

Last week Jack's friend Warren had his third birthday party at the zoo. Jack got to touch a porcupine, a cockroach, and a snake. But... for Jack the best part of the day was the parachute! Can you tell how much he loved it?

For Warren's birthday he got a new tent, and so during the Superbowl that made for some fun for the boys! I became the "tent police" in charge of making sure there was order in the tent, but while there was peace I snapped a few pictures!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Since I am terrible at getting timely blog posts up, here is a link to my sister's blog post from last Thursday when we took Jack on the carousel!