Friday, August 21, 2009

What's new with us

The boys are definitely getting bigger. I look at Tommy and Trenton and they are big boys, not babies anymore. Of course I still call them my babies. It's great having conversations with them now, the things they do and say are so cute.

Tommy has been wanting to fly these past few weeks. They watched Peter Pan with the babysitter and has been wanting fly ever since then. I told him he can pretend to fly and when he grows up he can fly airplanes. He looks at me disappointed and says, "Aw" when I tell him that he can't physically fly. He has a toy plane and makes it fly constantly, and loves it. He says, "Look, mama, it fly." He is so cute. He is also asking me for everything, he wanted a monkey today. I told him we can't have a monkey, I should go buy a stuffed monkey for him. He also wants some sort of Thomas the train station thingy. I bought the boys a Thomas oval train set and it came with a "Yearbook" of different tracks and trains and he points to a certain train track and says, "I want it. I want it." I told him we'll have to ask Santa Claus. I think they might really get the Santa concept this year.

Tommy also likes to step on the step to our fireplace and put on a "show". He'll get up there and dance and sing and then step down and say, "Your turn." It's definitely adorable.

Tommy loves to sit and take things apart and put them back together, he's got the patience for that.

Both of the boys have been playing more imaginative play as well. They play doctor and tell us that we are sick. They have a doctor kit and use the stethoscope to listen to our hearts. They also play outside and one will come in and open the shutters to one of the windows on the inside and they play drive through LOL, it's funny to see them ask eachother for food.

They have recently become obsessed with Thomas the Train, so we have some books and a few trains. Luckily, Time Warner Cable has a few shows on demand that are free so Trenton will ask to watch "train tracks" and then we'll watch Thomas.

Trenton loves playing with Joseph, he is so good at keeping him busy and making him laugh so I can get things done. Trenton and Joey have a special relationship. Trenton will keep Joey occupied and Tommy will help me cook.

Trenton is outgoing but not as comfortable with putting on "shows" like Tommy does. But he loves to "read" books and do a lot of imaginative play. They both love to color and paint. Trenton has a sweet tooth, he's always asking for cake and cookies like we have an endless supply. He also has a memory like an elephant so if you promise him something, he'll make sure you keep your word. Trenton is always asking about things and what they do.

I can't believe TnT are now 2 and a half years old. Time really flies. I'm going to start potty training in the fall, wish me luck with that one.

Now on to Joseph. He just started crawling yesterday, August 20, but I don't think he really gets what he's doing. It's like he doesn't realize that it's him that is taking him to certain place to get certain toys. Joseph is such a happy baby. He loves to laugh and giggle, and he's super ticklish. He's not too crazy about baby food, he'd rather pick up food and put it in his mouth, so I give him a lot of baby finger foods. He also likes canned peas and has been know to steal french fries from his brothers plates at times.

As for Michael and I, we are good. Michael has been busy slaying dragons for us here at home. He's been super busy this past week. I'm grateful for all of his hard work. I miss him, he's been gone since Sunday night, he'll be home tonight.


  1. I am so excited you have a blog!!!! I love blogging and prefer keeping in touch through blogs!
    You are an incredible Mother and such an example to me! I love all the very tender and endearing comments you make concerning your precious boys!
    Perhaps a trampoline with safety neats would help Tommy feel like he can fly......I think you might have a future pilot on your hands!

  2. Great to hear how the kids are doing. They really do grow up so I say, the days are slow but the years are fast. My 2nd child (Katrina) never liked babyfood either (she has always been very independent) by feeding herself and once she decided to be potty trained always wanted to go by herself too. Kids can be so much fun, but as you know a lot of work too. It is always fun to reread about the funny and cute things they have done when you feel stressed out and overworked. Hip, hip hooray for Moms!