Friday, July 27, 2012

The end of an era - almost

You may not be able to see them but Noah is wearing big boy undies now! Two down, one to go... altough that still means we have at least 2 years of diapers a head of us! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2 Months old

Eli has grown so much in two months! At his 2 month check up he was 13 lbs and 23 1/2 inches long! So he's put on 4 lbs, 12 oz since birth and grown 3 1/2 inches! He is such a happy baby and loves loves loves to be anywhere near Noah and Ava. It's so funny - when Ava's around he's all smiley and "talkative" and when Noah's around, he is calm and focused. It's funny what they bring out in him. We are trying to get him used to not being held all the time (the double edged sword of having grandparents come help ;p) but as long as he's near the action, he's usually ok. And he's got the best smiles and giggles!

Summer Fun

It was really hot here for a few weeks so we tried to cool down in the pool. Noah and Ava spend most of the time getting the water out of the pool but at least they are having fun!

A real photo shoot!

Our friend, David Pe, always takes amazing pictures so he agreed to take some for our birth announcements. Here are a few of my favs:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Phone pics

So when you take pics with your phone, you almost never remember to do anything with them... at least we haven't! Here are a few that I just downloaded from Nathan's phone.

Stickers (July 2011):

Our first ice cream with Uncle T'Errance (August 2011):

Sleeping in their car seats. Keep in mind that we did not have a car at the time so we took them out of the rental car in their giant car seats, carried them to our building and put them on the luggage cart to wheel them up! Oh, the adventures of life in NYC! (January 2012)

My grandma loved lions - particularly these ones in front of the NY Library in Bryant Park. (December 2010)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kid say the darndest things!

They really do! I've tried to keep track of some of the funnier ones.

Ava: "Croutons are dirty"
Mommy: "No, croutons aren't dirty"
Ava: "Croutons have crumbs. Crumbs are dirty."
Mommy: "My bad, Ava, my bad."

Ava: "We saw a quirrel (squirrel) today."
What was he doing?
"He was putting away groceries." [He was, in fact, looking for nuts]

Mommy: "Noah, let me see your eyeballs."
Noah (while mommy is looking at his eyeballs): "Mommy, those aren't my eyeballs. Eyeballs are by my penis."

Mommy to Eli: "Why are you so cute???"
Noah: "because he looks like me" (matter of factly)

Mommy: "Where are all the burp cloths? Why do I keep loosing them? This is a silly problem to have."
Ava: "It's like they (the burpcloths) have legs."

Also, Noah's artistic skills have grown leaps and bounds in the last few months. In April, he was scribbling all over the coloring book pages with no real "focus." Last month he started coloring with focus. Last week he was drawing ovals and calling them "fishies" and random circles all over the page for eyes or nipples (yup, nipples). Today he showed me his drawing of two robots and Spiderman. Maybe it's just my own, biased, opinion but I think it's amazing!!!