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Monday, November 29, 2010


I don't have many pictures from Thanksgiving. I am usually a camera nut but this time around I was taking care of my little ones while they were getting over colds and John had an ear infection. Needless to say Thanksgiving was all about giving thanks to family for putting up with cranky kids.
Thanksgiving Day was spend with Brian's side of the family. We always have so much fun seeing everyone and watching the boys and their cousins play so well together. It is always such fun catching up. I was still on fruit duty, in this family you make your way up the "food" chain. I did get to make some fresh green beans though!

Friday we went to the lake to meet up with my mom and dad and have our second Thanksgiving. The weather was cold but the boys loved playing outside and getting to see some friends. Brandon fished and John played with cars. Everyone was feeling better by the end of the week but my mother who is now sick!

Grandad bought them remote control cars to play with.

Finding things to do...

Come on Brian, you can do it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Uncle B

We went to go visit Uncle B on his side of town last week. The boys LOVE Uncle B and they had a blast hanging out with him and eating pizza!

I can NEVER get a good picture of Brandon John loves the camera these days

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Where has the time gone?

We have had A LOT going on lately and I am slightly stressed out but still trying to be a mommy! After school on Tuesday I took the boys to my favorite park in the Cypress area. I like it so much because not many people go and the boys can RUN and its shady!! The boys love it and we will go back often. There is also a tiny skate park and they boys loved watching the skate boards and bike more than anything. It just shows me whats to come!!
Thursday was the boys Thanksgiving Feast. It was great!! Such a difference from last year, there was no crying, not calling out for mommy, just fun!
The table was so cute, they had candles, napkin rings, cards telling what each child was thankful for. John's was classic!!!

First ever picture taken with teachers. The boys FINALLY were happy, sitting and not wanting mommy that we were able to get a picture! To me that's a great milestone.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Update on the twins


He is a talker and a busy body!

He is in LOVE with television right now. Go, Diego, Go is his favorite show right now, he is starting to like Little Einsteins too. The only problem with that is I don't like him watching so much tv. I am at fault for this because I am a tv girl. I am feeling more and more guilty everyday!! At least the weather is so nice right now I can try and get him outside. When I ask him to go outside he says "No, tv please".

His favorite saying right now is "feels better now". He will say something hurts and I will ask if he is ok and he says "feels better now" or I will say I don't feel good and he will give kisses and hugs and says "feels better now". Super cute!

I know he is ready to be potty trained but I am waiting till Christmas break.

He had his first session with speech therapy Monday. I thought it would just be simple and he would just have a tongue thrust issue BUT I was wrong. He has very weak mouth muscles. He primarily uses the muscles that are connected to his throat that move his tongue laterally. They are surprised he has not choked and they think that is due to his pacifier (see, it can be good for something). They say the reason that his face still has "baby fat" is because of all the weak muscles. Basically he chews forever and has a lisp. It can all be fixed though and he loves going to therapy because its a kids wonderland!


John is doing amazing! He is talking more and is more confident.

Like his brother, John is loving television right now. His favorite show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Go, Diego, Go. He wants a red Diego cake for his birthday next month. He likes to watch the same episodes over and over again.

He is talking so much more! He has seen his speech therapist probably 8-9 times and has over a 100 words easy. They might not all come out correctly but he is making such strides. His favorite word right now is Boo Boo, He says "boo boo, me fall school". He will tell everyone he see over and over again. He tells it to daddy every day when he gets home from work. Its cute! He also loves saying "all gone" and "nobody home".

He is also ready to be potty trained but waiting for Christmas break to take that challenge on! Pray for Brian and me!

As you know he is in speech therapy and he loves going because all he does is play and eat candy. I hear food therapy is great for speech. Each time he comes out of his session the therapist is all smiles and tells me he is doing great and even when he struggles he tries and tries. I am so proud of the little guy!

He is now also in Occupational Therapy. He has some issues with Sensory Integration. He has what is called Dyspraxia, basically poor motor planning which is the ability of the brain to conceive of, organize, and carry out a sequence of unfamiliar actions. He also has some tactile issues which create negative emotional reactions. When getting into occupational therapy I did not think John had problems, I thought he was sensitive and a little emotional but this makes total sense and I am so excited that he is getting help and can cope and work through these issues at such a young age.

I can not believe that the boys are fixing to turn three!!! They are growing up too fast.