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Shaggy

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Fynn’s hair has been a popular topic in our household since he was born.

Would it be red? strawberry blond?

What do we do with his double cowlicks?

How do we manage his mullet?

Yes it’s been the topic of many conversation.

Although I love how it looks from the front….

At the top it starts going every different direction imaginable…

It’s the mullet and spikes that form in the back.

So today, we BUZZ it all off again.

Maybe when he is older he will figure a way to fix his hair because I am not good at it.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

 

 

February 29, 2012
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Going to the Park

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Usually this is the time of year we start getting “cabin fever” due to the cold, harsh winters of Oklahoma.

Nope.  We have been to the park multiple times in the past few weeks and it’s been AWESOME!!

Especially because the boys are finally to the age where they can roam and climb and play without a parent showing them everything.

This was on New Year’s Eve!

There is a great park close by that has a smaller toddler area with slides, choo choo train and cars to climb in for some fun!  Fynn LOVED this truck….he kept moving the steering wheel saying “beep beep beep!”

Kiki came with us and she showed the boys the big slide!
The sun had started going down and the chill was getting to be a bit too much so we had to cut our outing short.

This was a BIG slide for them!

This past weekend we went to a different park with our cousins, Aunt Jenny and Kiki.

COUSINS!

Eric & Sutton Running Around

Fynn playing on Cousin Elliot’s new toy

Peek-A-Boo

Having so much fun!

I SEE YOU SUTTON!

This park has so many slides!

Fynn driving again….

Each trip to the park I tell myself it’s the last for a while but then it’s nice outside again!

Hopefully it lasts!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

January 9, 2012
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Mouse & Bear

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For the boys’ first Christmas they got two stuffed animals….a mouse and a bear.  Fynn ended up with the bear and Sutton the mouse.  Since then they have been attached.

This picture was taken March 2011.
Sutton loves Mouse.

Here is Sutton this week…..STILL clinging to Mouse.

I went to the mall the other day and the boys took their friends with them inside for a stroller ride-along.
The cashier at Gap could not figure out it was a mouse.
Thought it was an elephant then a rabbit and then the final guess was mouse.
He still looked confused when we left.

Fynn has Bear.

Bear is his buddy!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

January 8, 2012
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Flashback Friday – ALMOST TWO?!!

Having children 3 weeks after Christmas makes life a little difficult.  I’m so focused on Thanksgiving then Christmas that their birthday just sneaks up on me so fast!

They will be two January 19….SERIOUSLY?  HOW?  Yes the first year FLEW by but MAN OH MAN this last year seems like I literally blinked and BAM two is here!

I look back at their first birthday and it is so shocking how much they have changed.  They say soooo many more words and even phrases.  They eat better!  They are so smart!

Last Christmas…

We took them to the mall and the woman working said we should not let them see Santa and just slowly back them into his lap and they will snap a photo.
It worked because two seconds after this was taken the boys realized something was up and freaked out.

This year we attempted once at Bass Pro in November…NOPE.  Fynn ran from Santa and Sutton screamed.  We attempted again last night with a friend’s dad dressed as Santa….NOPE.
Both boys ran.  Maybe next year.

So here we are….23 months.  I think this is where we start saying they are “2” or “2 1/2” no longer will we refer to their age in months.
That means they are really growing up.

Sutton is my sensitive child.  He is the boy who will pass toys out to everyone and loves to give kisses and hugs and snuggles.  He can also be highly emotional when tired but also SO happy.  He will still giggle from the gut and he has so many expressions I could sit and watch him all day and wonder what is going through his head.

He LOVES Mickey Mouse and Veggie Tales.  He loves books.  He will say so many things and repeat what you say…better be careful.
He loves to point to a body part and say what it is…nose, eye, ear, cheeks, knee, hair, etc.

He loves to eat with his fingers…even oatmeal, which makes for a messy breakfast.
He LOVES his Daddy and says, “Kiki” at least once a day.

He has started hating naps, which makes me nervous.  Some days he will go right to sleep and others he stands or sits in his crib and just talks to himself.
But when he does go to sleep he SLEEPS for at least 2 hours.

Fynn is ornery.  Yes he is without a doubt ornery.  But he is SOOO sweet and lovable as well.
His favorite saying is “where’d it go?!” while throwing his hands up in the air.
Fynn is a good eater and will use his spoon or fork, which mama likes.

Fynn always wins the “Good Sleeper Award.”  He can go to sleep and stay asleep for 2-3 hours easily at nap time.

He LOVES to jump on the trampoline, which carries over to his bed.  He will stand in his crib in the morning and jump up and down and say “jump jump jump” over and over waiting for mama to come get him.
He too LOVES his Daddy!!

He really loves Veggie Tales and the Wiggles.  Books are his favorite and he could sit and study them for hours.
Daddy taught him to throw the ball overhand so he loves to do that with any ball he can find.

He still has crazy hair but it makes him who he is and at least it is cute at this age.

They wake up about 8:00/8:30 and eat breakfast.  Some random days they will sleep until 8:45/9:00, which I like but it does mess up their nap, making it harder to get them to take a good one.
We usually play or go run errands after breakfast but on Tuesday and Thursday they go to preschool at the church at 9:30 until 2:30.
Lunch is around noon then a nap about 1:00.
Snack when they wake up and dinner at 7:00.
To bed at 8:30 or 8:00 if they didn’t nap well.

 

These two are the light of my life and I cannot BELIEVE they will be TWO!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

December 23, 2011
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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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I’ve been slacking…yet again I say this…but we have just been busy enjoying this time of year.

I turned 31 on the 7th.  I went to a fun Christmas party for a bunch of ladies, which was fun since we got to hang out in our PJs.  I’ve had a few Stella & Dot trunk shows, which is nice to have the extra spending money for the holidays.  Jason has been working on the fence….SO CLOSE to being done.  In the midst of all that we have two awesome little boys keeping us entertained and busy.

Since 1999 I have DREADED the holidays.  Christmas of 1998 was 2 months TO THE DAY before my mom passed and we spent it on a Disney cruise and a trip to Florida with our entire family on my mom’s side.  It was a lot of fun but that was when my mom first got sick and missed a lot of the activities.  Since then, I’ve missed her SO much during the holidays.  She was the one who was in charge of it all…..cooking, decorating, wrapping, etc.

Our tradition was we would get to open ONE gift on Christmas Eve but the rest was for Christmas morning.  We’d sit around in our jammies, eating breakfast and opening gifts.  We tried different scenarios – go around and each open one gift at a time, each person opens all their gifts at once, etc.  Gifts would get mixed up – one year Jordan (my brother) got Mariah Carey and I got Red Hot Chili Peppers (today I can say I would MUCH rather RHCP!) and we would all laugh and enjoy the awesomeness that was that time together.

The year after my mom passed I met Jason and spent that first dreaded holiday season with his family.  At one point I had to step outside because the level of love, fun, excitement, joy and comfort was overwhelming.  In the last 12 years it has become my favorite time.

My in-laws have different traditions.  Christmas Eve we sit around and open all our gifts – going youngest to oldest.  I think one year we drew numbers to determine the order but that didn’t seem to last.  Every year we say “we are not buying gifts for everyone….let’s draw names.”  FAILS every year!  Last year we attempted to do JUST the babies and then play dirty santa but with good gifts and that was a lot of fun but did everyone end up buying everyone presents – YEP!

Last year was the boys’ first Christmas and it was also my first holiday season I looked forward to since 1998.  Having children has healed that part of me but not fully.  I don’t think it will ever be healed FULLY….just cured a bit with the grins I see when I walk in their room Christmas morning.

The boys bring so much joy to my holidays now.  Seeing everything for the first time through their eyes is truly one of the most amazing experiences one cannot even put into words.  Last Christmas they were not even one so it wasn’t much to them.  This year….totally different.  They LOVE Christmas lights and they love our tree as well.  We put all the non-breakable ornaments on the lower part of our tree this year and they haven’t managed to do any damage so that’s good.

Christmas morning is when we will do “Santa” gifts, which this year they are going to be coming downstairs to find their very own SLIDE for our house (which can be used outside as well as in our gameroom), a new workbench from Papa O and two of these:

Yes they have helmets with them!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

December 22, 2011
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Fynn’s Hair

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I’d like to show the blog world the difficult task we face as parents with Fynn’s hair!

From the front it isn’t TOO bad but you can see the little spike in the back…

…and the “feathering”….

Again, not TOO bad…

but wait…

I mean….SERIOUSLY!

And from this angle you can’t even appreciate the mullet we have going on in the back on the neckline.

Poor kid!

Guess we need to buzz it again.

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

December 9, 2011
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Pumpkins and More

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It’s October and that means I take HUNDREDS of photos.
Friday we went to celebrate GREAT Grandma’s birthday with a trip to a beautiful place with a small petting zoo, wonderful little gift shop (I scored some homemade apple butter!) and lots of pumpkins with a maze and fun games for kiddos.

Kiki checking out the goats with the boys.

Pretty sure Sutton wanted to take this donkey home as a pet.

And the horse

This boy is a total Kiki’s boy!

Cousins!

A corn maze is perfect for this little Houdini…kid LOVES to hide.

Fynn seemed to be having fun.

Perfect size for these boys.

Nope, I think Sutton found the one he wants.

This is the best picture we can get with two toddler and only two parents.

And of course they have to help Daddy!

Last year was fun but this year was better.  The only thing about last year is they weren’t walking so I could take better pictures.
Maybe not better pictures but they would sit still.
The boys last year…

I LOVE MY BOYS!  They are so fun and I’m so BLESSED to be their mama!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

October 16, 2011
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Christmas…in October

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This past weekend the boys probably thought it was Christmas!  The Just Between Friends consignment sale was in town and BOY DID I SCORE!!  I consigned their winter clothes as well as volunteered so I got to shop early AND earned $5 toward any purchase I made.

Jason and I have been discussing what to get the boys for Christmas this year as well as their birthday in January.  One of the items on our list was a toy work bench with tools.  Well I found one at the consignment sale for $15!  But with my $5 volunteer gift it was $10.  WOO HOO!  I have never shopped consignment sales but the feeling of SUCCESS was awesome!  Then seeing how much fun the boys had with it made it even better.

Yes, that is a toy drill you see.

Seriously…cutest picture EVER!  Daddy teaching Sutton how to cut a fake piece of wood.
MELT MY HEART!

I’m POSITIVE with my husband for a dad, these boys will be building stuff out in the garage before I can blink.

Just hammerin’ away

He’s so focused.

Hmm, which tool will I need?

The OTHER big toys came from great grandma and grandpa.  They got the boys their first battery-powered TRUCKS!

Oh my goodness, it was SO cute watching them!

They seemed so much older to me behind the wheel of their first vehicles.

Fynn’s face in the background cracks me up!

He looks so grown up!

Check out these two studs!

Until next post…

The Mamarazzi

October 12, 2011
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