Friday, February 17, 2012

Jingle Bells

Jack Ice Skating

When Matt and I were dating we attempted to go ice skating. Matt HATED it, and vowed to never go again. Well... 5 years and 2 boys later, I was determined that our boys would learn to skate young as to not end up like their dad (an adult who couldn't skate). So we headed out to Gregory park, and believe it or not Jack was a rock star and did outstanding, and Matt did pretty good too! Matt even knows how to stop now! We had an outstanding time too.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Family Photo

Until now this was our most recent family picture... 1.5 years ago!
So while we were in Green Bay we got a new family picture taken and I love it! I love Jackson's silly smile, Mason's shaggy hair, Matt's trucker beard, and all of us together at once!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Boy Update

Since I definitely win the "Worst Blogger Award" and the Blog is my way of journaling the boys lives, it is definitely time for an update on them. Plus we just had both of their pictures taken!

Jackson John

  • 3.5 years old
  • Sleeps with his Grinchy, quilted blankie and crocheted blankie.
  • Loves to sing, favorite songs include "Jingle Bells", "Rock a Bye Baby", and "The ABC's" (the traditional way, and the "Pig way")
  • Adores Babies, holding them, feeding them, and anything to do with them.
  • Could eat Peanut Butter and Jelly every day of the week
  • Prefers showers to baths
  • Watches Caillou every day
  • Loves to ride his bike (and asks us to take his training wheels off daily)
  • Potty trained wearing pull ups at night
  • Daily highlight is calling daddy at night
  • Milk monster
  • Tucks Mason in for every nap and at night
  • His favorite book is "Curious George Rides a Bike"
  • Is positive that he is going to be a "Statue Man" when he is bigger, "Because he is so nice" (The man wearing the statue of liberty costume waving outside of Liberty Tax)
  • Crazy about Pirates, Pirate ships, Treasure, and the phrase, "Argh Matey"
Mason Curtis

  • Sleeps with his three blue uglies and crocheted blankie
  • Loves to point out and list all body parts.
  • Loves "Super Why" and dancing to the theme song.
  • Hates riding in the car
  • Cruises super fast on his razor scooter
  • Copies everything his brother does
  • HATES haircuts
  • Reads Goodnight Moon tons
  • Loves dogs
  • Lovers to walk around in everyone else's boots
  • Hates wearing boots in the car
  • Loves bathtime
  • Loves listening to Oldies
  • Sings the ABC's like this, "ABCDEFGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE". 
  • Can say about 25 words/phrases (Hello, Bye bye, Night Night, Mama, Dada, Bro, Mine, More, Please, Thank You, NO, Yeah, "My oh My", "Oh Boy", "Happy Birthday", Go, Up, Juice, Grandma, Boots, Shoes, Cow, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Our Green Bay Vaca(tion)

This year we aren't taking a typical warm vacation, but we had to take advantage of only being 7 hrs away from our good friends Timmy and Libby in Green Bay... hence our 2012 "Green Bay Vaca(tion)".

We were a bit apprehensive to drive 7 hours with the boys, but they were AMAZING! Not one whine or cry the entire drive there, or home!

Although Matt would hate to admit it, we had so much fun in "Packer-land". There was a definite Packer theme to the weekend as we went to dinner at Lambeau on our first night where the boys played with a packer ball on the packer field and I ate "Wisconsin Mac and Cheese with Johnsonville Brats", then the next day Matt won the boys a stuffed bear in a game at the mall at it happened to be a "Packers" stuffed bear. Then we ate at "Titletown" which celebrates the Packers Title wins! Jack may have also learned to chant "Go Pack Go" from Timmy and Libby.

We also went to a carnival where Jack got to jump on an awesome trampoline, he thought it was the coolest thing ever. We wished that we could have done it too... it was pretty sweet!

Then, on Sunday we drove to Milwaukee and met Matt's dad, stepmom, and our niece Ana! We had so much fun with them at the Children's museum. It has been a year and half since we had seen them and it was awesome to spend some great time with them.