Tuesday, December 28, 2010


The word "too" gets used constantly in our house.

One of the boys says "up please too" (sounds like up-ee-too) whenever the other is being held. And 100% of the time, it happens every time. It is becoming increasingly harder and harder to hold them both at the same time.

The other night I told Mason he was making a mess. He then began picking up legos one by one and throwing them (fast-pitch style) and saying:

"mess. mess. mess."

Prior noticed and started doing the same only he said:

"mess too. mess too. mess too."

Mason had an owie on his finger. I was giving him attention and kissing it to make it "ahh-betta". Prior then said:

"owie too" and showed me his finger.

The list goes on and on. Pretty much whatever one brother is doing, the other wants to do. So the versions of "too" and "me too" get used constantly.

This is true even with Ben and I.

Ben says "I'm tired".

And I say "Me too".

Before I know it, it will be "car, too" and "college tuition, too".

Monday, December 27, 2010

Chistmas Cards

Wow! December has been...well...BUSY!!

I've always loved receiving Christmas cards but this year was especially fun because P&M enjoyed them as much (or more) than I did. The amazing part is that they remember who is who (even people they've never met) and repeat their names after being told only once. The mind of a two year-old amazes me each and every day (times two!)

I usually just accumulate the cards in a basket on the counter, but this year I strung them up on the wall in the kitchen with a long ribbon and some fun clothes pins I made. You know...with all of my free time. This was inspired by a project I saw on a blog last year - check it out here.

So thank you to everyone that sent us a card! Isn't it fun to choose your favorites?! The most exciting card we received this year was an announcement - we're going to have a new baby cousin in June! Yippee!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours....

Lots of fun stories to catch up on. Stay tuned this week!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Noi will occasionally send me picture texts of what the boys are up to during the day. 

(Clearly it makes my day.) 

Today I came across this one taken this summer and I realized that it would be a long time before we were back at the park in our whiteys and cargo shorts. 

love this pic - they look so happy!

Especially since the high today was 5 degrees and we got almost 20 inches of snow this weekend alone - and it's only December. 

Time to start filling up the calendar in January and February with some trips to the Children's museum, indoor playgrounds, and play dates with friends. Can't wait!

Who am I kidding? We all know spring in MN doesn't arrive until at least April. 

I think I need a better attitude about winter!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. Relaxation, food, and lots of family time.

So many things to be thankful for. I truly feel like the luckiest person in the world every single day because of these two little boys. 

We had such a fun weekend. My mom and I shared the cooking duties so it was totally stress-free....and so yummy!

Apparently the boys don't remember last year's turkey. This is the "mom - what the hell is that thing" look. It is so fun to be a part of all of their "firsts". They crack me up!

What could possibly be better than the Thanksgiving Day Parade parade (um - Mom, you're in the way of the TV) and a little strawberry milk to hold you over until the big meal? 

The spread. The boys don't typically get many options. So they literally stared at the plate for the first several minutes and looked at me a bit confused. 

They definitely did not appreciate this meal as much this year as they will in years to come. 

Notice the most important condiment - the ketchup. 
Most meals these days get sent back to the kitchen without it.

I've mentioned this before - but the boys really like strawberry milk. And by really, I mean really. I'd love to say it's a secret family recipe but it's nothing more than than frozen strawberries thrown in a blender with organic 2% milk). Their excitement level over something so simple is absolutely hilarious. 

This video captures a fraction of their excitement. Those of you who have seen it first hand know exactly what I'm talking about.

Strawberry Milk!! from K Schultes on Vimeo.

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