Sunday, January 17, 2016

July - September update

I am long overdue for an update on how much the boys have changed over the last 6 months. But I am so behind and can't imagine not documenting all of the small stuff that happened in the meantime. So, for the sake of organization (in my mind at least) I'm going to just attempt to break this down month by month to bring my blog back into the current day. So, here we go.

In July, we had Canada Day, swimming - where the boys learned to jump into the pool by themselves and paddle with their muddy buddies, and a trip to Osoyoos. We were in the middle of a heat wave, and spent a lot of time outside! Lots of walks to Starbucks and time playing out in the kiddie pool in the yard. The boys started increasing their vocabulary more and more, and also graduated from their clip on high chairs to booster seats! 
Canada Day 
Cuties in the pool - Adam with the hose as always 
Scott jumping into the pool 
Sleepover at Nana's - A & S 
Adam & Scott with cousin Abrielle 
Scotty with his new monkey towel in Osoyoos 
We popped a tire on the BOB, Adam was happy to carry it back once it was fixed! 
S & A - First time at Booster Juice! (They're obsessed now) 
Ride on Uncle Andrew's boat! Scott & Adam 
Adam on the trampoline 

August was a great, busy month! We started off by switching the boys to toddler beds, which was a huge success. Thankfully it went really well. The boys had no problem staying in bed, and still very very rarely get out of bed. It was a huge change getting rid of the cribs though! I remember the day we decided it was time; Jamie and I were sitting downstairs when the boys were supposed to be napping... A few minutes later we hear both of them giggling as they come down the stairs, and both of them stride into the kitchen, obviously very proud of themselves! We also had an audition for X-files, which didn't go well. It was a swimming audition, and the boys normally love the water. I had to work that day so my Mom took them in the water while I watched, and they weren't a fan of me staying on the sidelines! Win some/ Lose some, right? The boys got Strider Bikes from Gramma and Poppa, and absolutely fell in love with them. The first month was mostly just walking rather than coasting, but they caught on quickly in September. We had an eye exam, which went well. They were just getting checked to make sure there were no issues from their prematurity. There was a lot of time spent at Nana's picking blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. We went to Splashdown Park and had a great time, especially hanging out in the hot tub. Another awesome trip to the PNE with Nana and Opa, where they had a section set up for kids to learn about farming - they had so much fun! We also got another TV show role, on Minority Report. It was all day at a park in North Vancouver waiting for our 10 minutes on set, and the actual role ended up being less than 3 seconds. But Adam sure looked cute in it!!! Sadly, there was a part of August that wasn't great. Our dog Roxie got out from my parents house and wasn't found. They live on 5 acres in a very rural area, so I fear that a coyote may have gotten her. We searched for days to no avail. Roxie was 13 years old, and loved exploring.  She had been living with my parents for a while, as she didn't take too well to the boys. We take comfort in knowing that she had a long, happy life. 
Bye Bye Cribs! 
Scott & Adam all dressed up for their X-Files audition! 
Adam picking Strawberries at Nana's 
Strider Bikes! Wearing gloves because they had blisters from riding so much 
Day at the waterpark - S & A 
Scotty getting his eyes checked out 
Scott @ the PNE 
Adam learning how to milk a cow 
Scott & Adam on our way to film on Minority Report!  

September started with Jamie and I going out of town without the kiddos for the first time ever! We went up to Predator Ridge in Vernon to attend our friends' wedding. We missed the boys, but it sure was relaxing having two whole days to ourselves! The boys spent the first day at my parents, and the second day with my inlaws. I think they had a better time than we did! We got the boys passports, and spent a day at the zoo, which they loved. I'm excited to take them to the Seattle zoo again one day soon (if the CAD ever improves that is...) because that zoo is 1000 times better than ours. The boys went biking almost every day in September, and we spent many evenings after dinner at the BMX park. The boys caught on really quickly and absolutely love zooming through the track. September was also the month that the car obsession began. The boys love cars and pointing out all of the different makes as we go for walks around our neighbourhood. It was a great end to the warm summer season.
Adam & Scott helping us pack! 
Riding bikes with Uncle Andrew 
On a hike near our hotel! 
Scott & Adam @ Gramma & Poppa's house 
Passport pics! S & A 
Scott & Adam at the zoo 
A & S with Mom before going to a car show 
Ripping through Tynehead park! They biked the whole 5k this day. 
Scott & Adam - cutest little clients at work.
We got Muddy Buddies! S & A
At the BMX park 
Adam & Scott with Daddy 
Adam & Scott modelling the new Mickey jammies made by Gramma! 
Scott biking 
Adam on the teeter totter 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fall Festivities 2015

How is it already mid-November? I swear it was summer last week.... In any sense, we've been keeping busy! Thanksgiving and Halloween have come and gone, and my Mom and I are gearing up for another Disney trip next week. Gotta get our moneys worth while the boys still get free tickets. So what have we been up to this month?

This year I worked on the Thanksgiving Monday, but we had a delicious dinner at Jamie's parents' house on Sunday, my MIL always makes an amazing meal! The boys had so much fun, and actually sat through most of the dinner, a huge improvement from last year. Adam ate mostly buns and pickles, but Scott enjoyed lots turkey and potatoes - plus stuffing and carrot casserole and peas etc. Scott is a great little eater! 
Adam & his pickle
Scott & Uncle Andrew
Look at Scott's lil smile! 
Scott & Adam with Poppa & Gramma
Family shot! Scott & Adam - little goofballs! 

Pumpkin Patch:
We went to the Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch again this year, and it was fantastic! The boys love the petting zoo, and then being able to ride in the tractor to find pumpkins. We got a ton of small pumpkins, so I had more than enough pumpkins to satisfy my love of roasted pumpkin seeds for a while! Luckily we remembered the muddy buddies, because it was MUDDY! The boys would have been filthy if not for those amazing yellow suits. 
Adam with one of the many pumpkins he chose
S & A sitting on pumpkins
S & A sitting on pumpkins with Nana 
S & A - petting zoo! 
With Nana on the tractor
Bear Creek Park Train:
Jamie and I took the boys to the train at Bear Creek Park - which they loved! We made crafts while waiting (which promptly got thrown out, haha) and pointed out every single pumpkin during the train ride. Afterwards we went for a walk around the park, and played on the super packed playground. 
Scott with his lollipop on the train 
Scott & Adam holding hands in the park
Adam & Scott pretending they're on a ride - "Weeeee!" 
Adam showing off his lollipop

We had such a fun Halloween! The boys dressed as a Cowboy (Adam) and a cow (Scott). We went to the mall in the morning and snagged some treats from my work, and the boys got gawked at numerous time for being adorable twins. After dinner, all of the family came over (my parents, Jamie's parents, Stacey, TJ, Abrielle, and my brother) and we all headed out trick-or-treating together. We left a bowl of candy on our porch and kept running back home to refill, worked perfectly. We were out for almost 1.5 hours and the boys had a great time! They were polite and said thank you at every house, although it was often said quietly as the boys were already heading back down the steps, oops. I think they could have gone for longer, but it was getting late so we headed back home to get the boys to bed. Overall it was an awesome October! Here's to November and the Christmas season to come - can't wait!
I swear Scott was actually really excited to be a cow! 
With cousin Abrielle in our yard 
Family shot! 
Our trick-or-treating entourage  
Blurry - but Adam with cowboy Daddy 
Scott checking out his loot! 
Uncle Andrew and Adam getting into the treats 
Mommy and her boys - Scott & Adam