Sunday, January 9, 2011

How Many Clowns Can Possibly Fit in the Clown Car?

Or rather, How many bobby pins can possibly fit in the CD/DVD drive of our computer?

Bobby pins have been disappearing around out house for quite a while..they way socks disappear in dryers. I just assumed that I was misplacing them and they were scattered around the corners of my bathroom drawers.

Then one day I heard the unmistakable suction sound our laptop makes when you insert a disk.

And I saw Elliott move quickly away from the computer...suspiciously. I also knew there were no disks around that he could have possibly inserted.

And then I knew.

So how many can possibly fit in the computer?

After Jason took our laptop apart he discovered the answer....8.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Three's a Crowd

Elliott and I were playing in his pop up Thomas the train tent. Then he said, "Mama, get Emerson." And so I did. Then he wanted Emerson in the train too. So I sat Emerson in the train and was holding him there since Emerson can't sit by himself yet.

Elliott looked at me expectantly and said,

"Mama, go away."


Apparently, three's a crowd now and Elliott wants to play with his brother. So much sooner than I expected.

So I propped Emerson up in a Bumbo seat and Elliott "drove" the train away.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mom Skills

You know you're a mom when you can feed a baby in one arm and build a semi-truck with legos with the other hand for your preschooler. (Yes, preschooler. He is almost THREE and he just doesn't seem like a toddler anymore. He has definitely mastered that whole toddling thing).

I haven't posted lately because I've been rather busy going from one kid to two kids. Pretty hard stuff. Someone always needs something and I honestly think they plot to wake up on alternate nights. For months, Emerson woke up to nurse in the wee hours of the morning and Elliott slept soundly through the night. But every once in a while, Emerson would sleep all night long and, yep, you guessed it, Elliott would wake up instead. Already teaming up against me!

Here are the boys hanging out together:

We've been growing, learning and playing a lot during the last 6 months. Here is a little of what we've been up to.......

Elliott helping decorate the Christmas tree. That's his smile face.

Hanging out with his best buddy Jack.

Cutting down a Christmas Tree .

Emerson (almost 6 months) is enjoying some sweet potatoes:

Elliott practicing his drums: