Thursday, June 9, 2011

Typical day of fun...

Things are never dull around here! :) Ptolemy has officially taken to climbing the stairs like a champ! It's just an issue of making him not move the gate to get to them. haha. But the more he is doing, and more vocal he is getting, it seems that JD is getting more involved with him. Some days it is a good thing, sometimes not so much. Today they decided to have a "scream" communication. One would shriek, then the other, and repeat.... IN THE CAR! Oh the fun of that ride. :)

Yesterday we went to Gaga's and Papa's for dinner, and JD took the hose and nailed Gaga. You could so see the little devil glint right as he turned and got her. It was pretty cute.

But overall, the last couple days have been pretty lazy for us. Just adjusting to the heat! So it seems to have made both want earlier mornings, longer afternoon naps, and later bed times. We'll see! Not much to update right now... but I'm sure I'll think of something more. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

And so it begins...

The official running around has begun!! Ptolemy has just up and walked. Grabbed a hold of the ride-on/walker car....and took it around the living room. He's been using the furniture to get where he wants, but mainly has been using his army crawl since he started months and months ago. Just kind of started the high crawl, but not regular. Well today has been all high crawl and now...we are walking! So, I now have 2 that I will be chasing as they run around the house trying to beat each other up! :)

And as it boys...brothers are definitely brothers!! The bond and understanding must be ingrained when they are born. I was just relaxing and enjoying the boys playing. I look over... Ptolemy grabs JD's golf club and wacks JD upside the head while he was riding on his Mickey plane and leaving him alone, and takes off. Which of course caused retaliation to set in..and JD went and "gave hugs"...which really was wresting Ptolemy to the floor and making him not be able to move. I have to did make me giggle a bit. JD has been a bit brutal with his brother, so to see Ptolemy joining in on the fun. But boy oh boy...these 2 are going to give me gray hair! It will be interesting to see how they both handle their baby sister.

And her.... I am in that paralyzed panic stage. I know I have a ton to do. Need to dig out the bassinet for my room. Ste up the one for the living room, set up her bouncy chair, get out the swing from Ptolemy's room and move it to the living room for her, sterilize bottles (in case I need them), wash her clothes, get her blankets ready, diapers set up...and how about just clean out her room so I have a spot for it all. Add to it... I do not have my hospital bag AT ALL ready!! So she better just wait till her scheduled c/s date. As it is...with that set, I have about 37 days only left!! This has definitely seemed like a long pregnancy..but not long enough. It's sad being my last, and I want to enjoy it. But it's hard to do also with the boys. But at the same time, I can feel myself getting to that stage where I am just READY! I can't wait to look at her. See her face, her eyes, her smile... and to kiss her nose. And to see her with her father. It is going to be the most heart melting moment on earth.

With that said... JD is calling for me from his nap, so it looks like it might be time for us to take our little nightly family walk. The boys and I! <3

Friday, June 3, 2011

How could I forget...

So much updating that I know I need to do...

but I forgot completely...

BOTH my baby boys took 3rd place in their age category for the Beech-Nut Baby contest last August at the Fonda Fair.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Took a detour

Hey all... sorry I took a little detour off my trail, but I am back. :) I had a lot happen in the last year that took me away from the computer and more. But I am back and time to get back to updating and me being me.

Some little updates to start. JD turned 2 this year! Still can't believe my baby is TWO!!! His baby brother, Ptolemy James, was born June 22, 2010! Ptolemy was 8lbs 2oz and born by c-section at 12:25.... and came out screaming like his brother. Both boys have been keeping me on my toes and it has been amazing. <3 I love being a mommy to these two little boys. They are such a blessing!!

After living with my brother for a stint, the boys and I are living in a house that was bought for us by my mom. We moved in here right after Ptolemy was born, and have been renovating and making it HOME!!

Sam and I went our separate ways after a lot of fighting and realizing we just were not meant to be. Took a year of fighting, and finally him ignoring my please for us to seek counceling for me to realize he really didn't care about us as a couple any longer. And I moved on with my life... too bad it took his snooping mother to make him FINALLY realize we had issues. Too bad at that time it was a bit late. And yes... I know she will read this..and I don't care! That is all I will say about any of that.

So the boys and I are doing amazing!! They are growing like crazy.

JD is talking up a storm and such a smart little boy. He can count to 15, recognize most of the alphabet and so much more. He is such a cuddle bug!! He definitely has hit his terrible two stage, but we're working through it! We have a slight issue learning that we don't want to hit our brother, but move away when we get frustrated. He's started working on riding a bicycle, which has been interesting. He loves to get out and go look at animals, climb the ladder to his slide and so much more. I still can't believe how much he has grown!!!

While Ptolemy..he is my little genius!!! He's 11 months, and we are saying "mama, baba, and jjjj (which I think is JD, since it is consistant with him)". He is standing up and trying to walk, but is cruising along the furniture. He has been army crawling since he was about 4 months...and just finally decided to try out the high crawl...but still prefers his old standby. Hey...if something isn't broke, why fix it. He can climb stairs, clap, point when you ask about something. Just a little brainiac...and such a nature lover. I've taken him on a few hikes out in the mountains, and he is soooo observant and studies it all. JD likes to go out and study it all too, but nothing like this little guy.

And the final update in life... I'm currently expecting baby number 3. The final in my little family of 4. AND I am excited to say that the boys will have a little sister!! She is due around the beginning of July. Been so busy with the boys, I haven't had much time to really think about how much my life will change, or has changed. They have kept me sane and have made the worst of this whole thing seem not so bad. As long as I have my babies, I have my whole world!!! I don't need someone that didn't care about me. I can survive..and I have shown I can do that and more!!

Sooo.... I'm back. More regular updates to follow!!