Easter 2012

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Easter this year was VERY different.  Grandma wasn’t there.
The boys came to church with Jason and I and then we met up with the rest of the family.
We all went to Claremore to celebrate the holiday at Grandma & Grandpa’s house before the house is sold.  For my husband and his sister their childhood memories are all over this house, inside and out.
Luckily we had a few kids around to help keep us laughing and entertained, although I was constantly reminded how much Grandma would have loved to be there.
Kiki got the boys Easter buckets and some bubbles!
I don’t think we have ever spent THAT much time playing with bubbles but the kids LOVED them.
Sutton kept saying, “BUBBLES!” demanding we keep the wand going.  Kiki’s arm got a work-out.
Pappy even showed us how to dip the wands into the bubbles!
Uncle Kelly and Fynn
Look what I got!!
Sutton looks sleepy!

Sutton, in usual fasion, was very methodical about placing his eggs in his bucket.
Fynn discovered that if you dump your bucket out onto the grass you can pick them up again.  Genius child of mine, I know.
Cousin Elliot coming in for the eggs!
Fynn loves to say, “No Baby!”

Uncle Kelly & Sutton
My Three Favorite Guys

Aside from my kids missing a nap, not eating much lunch, eating candy (they RARELY eat candy) and the constant reminder Grandma wasn’t there….it was a good Easter celebrating our Lord and Savior!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

April 11, 2012
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Today my loves…

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Today my loves…

…was your 3rd Easter holiday and the first without Grandma.  It felt like something was missing all day.
…you slept in until 9 then we had to wake you so we could go to church.
…you walked right into church and started playing with the bubble machine!
…you wanted your windows down on the highway to Claremore.
Nothing like the wind blowing in your hair!
…you hunted Easter eggs.
…you ate more candy than you have probably ever eaten in one setting (bribery for photos)
…you showed love when helping each other pick up your eggs and not trying to steal them.
…you wanted me to sit next to you when watching cartoons, which I will always cherish because I know one day too soon you won’t care if I am sitting next to you or across the room.
…you didn’t eat a very good lunch, goldfish mainly.
…you wanted to watch Toy Story AGAIN!
…you skipped naps, which made for an early bedtime.
…you went around and gave everyone kisses when it was time to leave.
…you WANTED to brush your teeth, something I will also remember when you fight me on it later in life.
…you reminded me I have SO much to be thankful for in my life and I thank JESUS for you two EVERY SINGLE DAY!

Today my loves you made me love you EVEN more!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

April 9, 2012
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Aquarium…Finally

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We have now been home for two years (next month) and we kept saying we would take the boys to the aquarium…..well we finally did yesterday and as we had guessed….they LOVED it!

I didn’t like the lighting but oh well….it’s their enjoyment that counts.

I would have to say I think the boys loved the turtles and otters the best.

Sutton just loved saying the name of everything he saw…jewwyfeesh, eeehawse, feeesh, etc.

They found this little ramp they could walk up and touch the water….loved that!

Mommy and Daddy didn’t like being splashed though.

They have this entire section just for sharks and it’s pretty awesome!
You walk through a tunnel and the sharks are swimming all around and above you.
Fynn was TERRIFIED at first!

Sutton, my fearless child, love them!

They wanted to see EVERYTHING!
I wish I could have gotten better/more photos.
We saw two otters get into a fight.
We loved watching the beaver swim around.
We got to pet some sting-rays.
Daddy made some fish jump out of the water.

We will be going back again soon!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

 

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April 7, 2012
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Balance Bikes

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For Christmas the boys got new balance bikes from my dad and stepmom.  They didn’t quite understand them until recently and now that it’s been so nice at night we have been letting them take them out front.

I’m coming Mom!

These are FUN!

This is my favorite.  They both stopped and just looked at each other and started their own little twin conversation.  Moments like those make me so happy I had twins and even happier they have each other.

Thank you dad and Linda for the bikes!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

April 6, 2012
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Outdoor Fun

Our best friends have a fun swing set in their backyard and the boys LOVE it!
I think we need one soon.

 

Aubrey is their (ALMOST) 5-year-old!
Hard to believe she is almost 5.
I remember when she was a tiny little baby girl with crazy long hair!

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Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

April 3, 2012
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Boys = Wrestling

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Having twin boys at the age of TWO makes life a bit interesting for this mom.  It’s a good thing I’m not prissy.  We have some serious BOY stuff going on…picking boogies, tooting and then LAUGHING because it’s sooooo funny, playing cars and of course……WRESTLING!

I’ll get down and wrestle with them every now and then but they are TOUGH.

Seriously.

The problem is they never seem to want to wrestle at the same time.  It’s usually only one wants to and the other throws a fit because they just want their brother OFF OF THEM!

Yesterday Sutton was ON. A. MISSION.

TAKE BROTHER DOWN!!!!

Is it mean I sat and took pictures?
Fynn’s face is a bit melodramatic I must say….Sutton was simply climbing on top of Fynn’s back.

See, I’m fine.  Just didn’t want him to mess up my hair!

Daddy will wrestle with me!!!

The joys of having boys!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

 

April 2, 2012
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Sunday Funday

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Yesterday turned out to be a family Sunday Funday!
Aunt Jenny brought the cousins over for some sprinkler fun.
Eric loves to put his face in the sprinkler and try to drink the water.
Fynn trying to test the water..
Sutton
Fynn still a little hesitant.
Elliot

Aunt Jenny also brought some Taco Bueno.  The boys have never had an entire bean burrito (party size for you Bueno people) to just eat up.  Fynn was in burrito heaven!
Oh yeah….he enjoyed it!

It’s going to be sad when our cousins have to leave.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

March 27, 2012
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Wordless Wednesday – ICE CREAM

For those that know me, know I’m very strict with what my kids eat.  Since they were babies I have given them pretty much 90% organic, home-cooked goodness.  This year they had their first french fry and at 26 months they have only had them twice.  I cringe each time.  They have yet to eat at the dreaded “golden arches” and I will make it my mission in life to keep that going as long as possible.  Some may roll their eyes at me, including my husband at times, but it’s just how I feel.  I guess it is the one thing I still have some SAY in!

Well, Saturday Jason was with his family working on grandma and grandpa’s house, getting it cleaned out.  The boys and I had a GREAT day together!  When dinner came they ate a TON of chicken and green beans.  Seriously shocked at their appetite lately but when they started shoveling the green beans in by the handful I was surprised.  I then started to put the leftovers in a tupperware container but when Fynn saw them he YELLED “GREEN BEANS! MORE!”  ummm OF COURSE you can have MORE green beans.  They polished them ALL!  So, I felt the need to reward them and decided a trip to get Braum’s ice cream was our treat…..I will say I was CRAVING some cappuccino chunky chocolate…my favorite!

I got each boy a junior scoop of strawberry ice cream….yes at least it has chunks of strawberries in it.  They have had bites of ice cream a couple of times but NEVER their own bowl!

I think they liked it…

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Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

 

 

March 22, 2012
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Preschool Reports

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Last week before the kids got out for Spring Break we got their reports from preschool.

Fynn
Fynn is such a sweet, gentle little guy! He concentrates so intently on what he is doing that we often have to get him to loosen up and give us a smile, which is always so cute!  We are still working with Fynn on communicating with us using his words.  He is doing better and we know that he probably talks more at home.  Fynn loves to participate in specials and is often the first one to do the motions.  We love having him in our class this year!

Sutton
We are so proud of Sutton and his progress.  His personality has really started to come out in our class and he is such a fun guy!  One thing we are working on are his gross motor skills.  Seems like they haven’t caught up with his body yet – he’s growing so fast!  No worries, this will get better over the summer.  Sutton is always happy to be here and enjoys school and his friends.  He is such a precious child and we are so glad that you are sharing him with us this year!

Can’t say I’m not proud!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

March 19, 2012
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