Friday, January 28, 2011

new tricks!

in the last week or so, we've seen lots of new 'tricks' from the boys.
finn is now clapping, giving kisses, waving bye, head-banging, and taking steps!
oli has started with the "why?" over and over and over!
he's also been working on potty learning, which means some pretty cool outfits at home:
 today was beautiful and so we spent some time outside with kim and austin

Sunday, January 23, 2011

the kid can eat!

it's no wonder finn's so solid - not only does he still nurse, but he loooooves table food! i made some elk chili tonight, and there was hardly any on the floor when he was done!

 and he even helps us wash the dishes when he's done!

first steps!

Our baby started walking today! He took a good four steps between Ian and I this morning, and has taken a few here and there several times today. He's growing up way too fast!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

computer whiz

oliver, at the ripe age of 2 years and five months, has figured out the computer.
he was watching dora on netflix, and i knew that it ended. i figured he'd come join me in the kitchen to 'help' me make lunch. but after a minute or two i heard him say, "I did it!" I looked, and he had clicked on the 'back to search' button, then chose another dora episode and clicked on it, so he could watch more. i figured it was a fluke, but let him watch another for the effort he put towards it!
then that one was over, so i closed out the internet explorer entirely. i look back a few seconds later, and it's open again! i asked oliver to show me what he did. sure enough, he used the mouse to click on the tiny internet icon in the lower corner of the screen.
i give it about a year before he's fixing things on the computer for me, saying, "ugh, just move mom, i'll do it!"
for now, i'm looking for good, age-appropriate games he can play on the computer - who knows what trouble he can get into on the internet!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy New Year!

Now that the holiday season is behind us (I remember it being much less stressful when I was younger, what happend?), let's see if I can keep up with this blog!
The boys are, of course, growing like weeds and just won't slow down. Oliver cracks me up every day with his new phrases, and we're working on potty learning, although not too hard.
Finn is crawling like a madman, stands on his own, and cruises the furniture, but no steps on his own yet. I can't believe my newborn is ten months old already!
The kiddos get along really well - they typically play very well together. Oliver tends to be rough with Finn, always wanting to wrestle. But Finn takes it like a champ and I am always warning Oli that soon Finn will be pinning him!


someday, i'll do a real update...