Wednesday, February 25, 2009

all tuckered out

One of greg's favorite things to do besides hanging out with his kids, is to sleep. so here he is killing two birds with one stone! Sulley can always go back to sleep or take nap when she's cuddled up with greg. Somehow I think alot of this same thing will go on this weekend...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Sulley Sunday

Happy last Sunday in February!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Goose is Loose

Little Miss Sulley, in all her glory.

This picture is kinda gross but what do you expect a wild woman to look like after dinner. She's obviously not the cleanest eater and is probably saving a little of the food (left on her shirt) for a snack later!

Sulley is doing great - still not pronouncing her vowel sounds as well as colton but she's entered a loud stage! Unlike Colton, her words and sounds aren't as defined; her noises consist of "ahhhhhhhhh uhhhhhhhhhhh ehhhhhhhhhhhhh!" She also is standing up 24/7 and moving herself around and can inch her way down the coffee table while standing. Sulley is into everything and has figured out how to open cabinet doors, etc. The other day she was standing by the dishwasher pulling out all the knives on the floor, prior to that she pulled out all the dish towels, and has also dumped over the basket of diapers underneath the changing table! Today she knocked over the fruit basket and got bonked in the head with an apple and a banana. Every day it seems as if we find something new to move away from her reach.

I expect that she'll be walking within the next month! We'll see

First Goose Egg

Cause: Sulley getting a little too excited while reaching for her cheerios on her Leap Frog Table and loosing her balance.

Effect: Massive tumble to the floor leaving, christening her with her first big goose egg on the side of her head!

i can eat ice cream and crawl too!

Colton LOVES ice cream which is not surprising since it's one of my favorite foods. the kid pretty much attacked greg while he was eating his popsicle. we're actually excited that he seemed interested in something edible and probably will continue to feed him such treats. colton seems to prefer vanilla ice cream coated with a hard chocolate shell. He's got the sweet tooth gene coming from both sides of the family so we're probably doomed. Oh, did i mention that he likes cherry jello too?

In other Colton news, he's pretty much crawling. Covering ground but not taking off yet. He's even started to try and pull himself up but hasn't been successful. He's also constantly babbling and doing a great job using his vowel sounds. He mostly says "ma ma ma" "ba ba ba" and "da da da."

Monday, February 16, 2009


We spent a relaxing, fun weekend at Wintergreen hanging out with Emily and GW and Kari and Ron. Colton and Sulley enjoyed meeting their new friends, Taylor and Price. It didn't take long for them all to get comfortable with each other... After a busy day visiting the wineries, Colton enjoyed napping beside Taylor while she rubbed his head.

Yes! Babies can visit wineries too!
The gang at Pollack Vineyards, a newbie to the area.

still having trouble getting a decent shot of them all


Sunday, February 8, 2009

So today we took advantage of the beautiful weather and trekked into DC to visit the National Zoo. We met Jud, Ing and Lucy there and, of course, Colton and Sulley had absolutely no interest in the animals. We went to the tiger pad and the tigers even showed off for us, but no reaction from the DPs...We did manage to wake the Colton up a couple of times to snap a few quick pictures. Sulley on the other hand, slept the whole time until we got to the grocery store on the way home and then she decided to serenade every single person in the store. When we got separated, Laura could find me in the Teeter just by listening for Sulley.

new tricks

Yup, colton is under the couch! Now that he's started to scoot a little, somehow he always backs his way under things like tables, the tv and the couch. wild and kinda disgusting since he's becoming a human dust mop!

Sulley is also a human dust mop with all the ground she covers but she's working on perfecting old tricks these days. Sulley's popping herself up pretty consistently and as a result, she's falling regularly too! Good thing she recovers quickly!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Vday foto follies

It wasn't so easy to get a snapshot of all the kids at the party....

Valentine's Day party at Megan's!

We had so much fun celebrating Valentine's day at Megan's house! Here's an early pic of some of the girls before the rest of the crew arrived. at one point, we tried to line the kids up on the couch but it wasn't as easy as it was at Christmas!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

From one heart to another...

We're gearing up for Valentine's Day a little early and have spent the day making RK treats and cookies for our MM Valentine's Day party tomorrow! I got a little carried away with the pink food coloring and at one point, our icing almost looked neon pink. i kept adding drops to the icing in an attempt to make it red but uh... it only got brighter instead of darker. ha!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Toothless Wonder

Here's our toothless boy in all his glory. Colton must be finally getting a toofie because he's been chewing on toys even more than he has been the past few months. Here he is, chewing on his favorite silver teething toy. Big guy has also been a little irritable and finicky eating (not unusual) so we're just pumping him up with motrin. I've also noticed that he prefers his baby food cold-- another reason i suspect teething. Miss Sulley now has TWO teeth coming poking through her gums. She's going to be a snaggletooth before long. I just hope Colton his bottoms ones are coming in and not his lateral incisors, because the last thing i want is a vampire kid! but hey, if it happens (which is possible), at least it'll make for cute pictures!!