Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 Project 365: Week 4

Week 4!!!

January 22, 2011: We finally got the chance to take the boys to the Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. It was so much fun! They each got their own apron, goggles, and a project patch. They also each made a Ball Toss and the best part-it was all free! We will definitely be doing this again!

January 23, 2011: A friend of my mother in law passed on her son's old trains, tracks and a train table to my boys. The new table is awesome! My sister and her boyfriend were up on this day and Uncle J made a track for Weston to play with. How cool!

January 24, 2011: My friend Sue's daughter Grace is going to start coming over every Monday to play with the boys. This was her first week and the boys really enjoyed playing with her.

January 25, 2011: Mike made this burger for dinner. It's a turkey burger with lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado, cheese and egg on it....He finished it off it in like 2 minutes.

January 26, 2011: Snow Day!!! Even though I had a terrible stiff neck, I couldn't resist going outside and playing with Mike and the boys in the snow. We had so much fun throwing snowballs, running around, and making snow angels. This is a picture of Weston making his first snow angel ever!

January 27, 2011: Gray is still loving his faux pillow pet. It's a good thing we have 2 of these because I'm going to start keeping one downstairs and one upstairs.

January 28, 2011: He was pretty proud of himself for getting all three hats on at the same time. He keeps asking for his "doctor hat" so it looks like I'm going to have to find a doctor hat...whatever that will look like.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Project 365: Week 3

Week 3!!

January 15, 2011: Mark is the drummer for church and Weston absolutely adores him. Ever since he got his own set for Christmas he has been asking Mr. Mark to come over and watch him play. On this day, Weston finally got his request! He was so thrilled to show off his skills.

(Disclaimer: This picture was actually taken 1/16/11 but since I was cleaning all day in preparation of Mike's birthday party, I forgot to take a picture.)

January 16, 2011: This day was Mike's 30th Birthday!! I threw a birthday party for him which was a lot of fun. Here's a picture of Mike hanging out with his brother and sisters after the party.

January 17, 2011: Yummy Yucky is one of Weston's favorite books to read and any time his Aunt Tara comes over he makes her read it to him like 10 times. I didn't get an actual picture of Tara reading to Weston because I ended up being sick all night, but I did remember to snap a picture of the book at least.

January 18, 2011: I love that Weston and Grayson are playing together nicely a lot more lately. On this night, Weston was spinning around with Grayson signing "Find a Friend, find a friend..." from Yo Gabba Gabba.

January 19, 2011: The boys were painting Green on this day, but do you notice something missing from this picture??!! The high chair! Since Gray has decided he wants to sit at the table like a big boy, I went to Walmart and got a second booster seat for the table. I can't believe how big my babies are getting!

January 20, 2011: This picture was taken at 1 a.m. on the 20th so it totally counts! I went in to check on the boys before heading to bed myself, and this is how I found Gray (for the second night in a row actually). Seems that he loves his pillow pet! Funny thing is that this is a generic pillow pet from his grandmom. He won't touch the real Pillow Pet that Mike and I got him back in November....

January 21, 2011: Working!!! This was my second week at work. I got a part time job (Fridays only) at Brothers Services, a mile down the road from my house. It's perfect because Mike has Fridays off so we don't have to pay a sitter and I get a sanity day! (Honesty moment:This picture was totally set up! Haha. I wasn't even really on the phone.)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

2011 Project 365: Week 2

Week 2!

January 8, 2011: We took the boys to Salisbury this day for my nieces' birthday party but on the way we stopped by my Aunt Joanne's house. We met my aunt's grand-daughter (my second cousin) for the first time. This is Briahna! Grayson took a fancy to Briahna and kept giving her kisses. So cute!

January 9, 2011: While I know the quality of this picture is terrible, you can see the basic shot I was trying to get. We were hanging out at our neighbors house and Weston was playing basketball. He had a blast shooting hoops and actually got it in the net more often than not!

January 10, 2011: I took the boys to Walmart and Weis on this day. Usually Weston sits inside the cart since Gray sits in the child seat. I had too many things to pick up, so there wasn't room for Weston to sit so he rode on the back of the cart instead. He held on well and really enjoyed the ride.

January 11, 2011: I think we'll be needing to buy another booster seat for Gray since he keeps stealing Weston's seat at lunchtime (yes, he gets up there by himself). Weston was a good sport and sat in the highchair on this day.

January 12, 2011: Every day when Grayson wakes up, Weston (who is already up) goes upstairs to "get him" which consists of Weston going into Gray's room, them giggling at each other and then Weston yelling down the steps "Mommy, Gray's awake! Come get him!" On this day, I didn't get the ol' "Come get him" so I looked on the video monitor to see what they were up to. Weston had climbed into the crib with Gray. I guess he figured if he can't get Grayson out, he'll just get in!

January 13, 2011: I captured this photo on my phone and oh, how I wish it was just a little better in quality! I doctored it up on iPhoto and pretty much love how it turned out. BTW, wearing hats and dressing up is one of the boys favorite things to do right now.

January 14, 2011: Mike and I went out with some friends to Hard Rock Cafe on this night. Meanwhile, my brother Donnie watched Weston and Grayson for us. Pretty sure that the above picture is how most of the night looked. :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Project 365: Week 1

So I didn't make the decision to restart Project 365 until a little after the new year so my pictures for this week are a little thrown together. I will try (as I did the first time around) to get better at this in the weeks coming. So here goes Week 1!!!

January 1, 2011: Happy New Year! I can't believe it's 2011 already!! It's going to be a great year.

January 2, 2011: A still shot of a video I took of Weston on this day. He's playing the drums (which he got for Christmas) like he normally does at least once a day. In fact, I could probably do this whole Project 365 with pictures of him playing the drums.

January 3, 2011: The boys and I went to Wyatt's 2nd birthday! How cute are all the boys hanging out??

January 4, 2011: I had a job interview on this day (which I nailed!), so Liz kept the boys for me. Weston and Gray had a great time playing with Dylan for a little while.

January 5, 2011: Weston knows his colors, if you ask him to point to a certain one; however, he refuses to actually say the some colors out loud. In an effort to reinforce colors to him, I plan on focusing on one color a day. Today's color: RED! We painted with red, colored with red, played with red play-doh and collected all the red toys/items we could find!

January 6, 2011: The boys figured this fun activity out all on their own! I love when they play nice together.

January 7, 2011: I forgot to take a picture this day :( It was a great day though, I spent the morning at breakfast with Ms. Debbie and Jacqueline at the new IHOP in Westminster. The food was great but the company was even better!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

December Catch Up

Tis the season! December was filled with Christmas Fun.

We went to see the Grinch ICE! Exhibit at the Gaylord Hotel. It was freezing but so much fun!

(These 2 were so cute hugging and holding hands!)

Grayson lost his shoe in the water but Mark saved it!!!

I had a great night out with my girls at Cheesecake Factory!

The boys and I met up with the usual gang for our Annual Gingerbread House Making:

We had family portraits done (for free at church!!!):

We visited Mike's dad and step-mom on Christmas Eve:

Mike read the Christmas Story to the boys first thing Christmas morning:

And then we opened presents!

The boys were blessed with so many wonderful gifts. Weston's favorite gift by far, are his drums. I can't believe I don't have any pictures of him with them, but it's only because I have a ton of videos. I'll be sure to take some pics soon. He absolutely loves them and wants to play them all day/every day.

Ok, it's 12:00 a.m. and Grayson is screaming upstairs (he's got about 6 teeth coming in) so I'm signing off but first, a cute picture of the boys playing in the bath tub!

Stay tuned for my upcoming 2011 Project 365!!!