Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Never gets old...

I love having boys!! 

As you will see - one of their favorite noises right now (and likely for a very long time) is fart noises. 

It nevvver gets old.


from K Schultes on Vimeo.

(P is on the left; M on the right)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

2 Year Pix

ATP came over to the house recently to "officially" document the boys' two-year milestone. I unofficially document almost daily! It's kind of like a golden birthday since there are two of them, right? (Anything can be justified).

Mason was pretty good in the very beginning (i.e. the first 3 minutes) but faded quickly. 

Prior was terrible the entire time - and I am not exaggerating. 

You'll notice he's holding my cell phone in half of the pictures. The alternative was a full blown terrible-twos-temper-tantrum. [Neither make for good pictures.] But hey - this is real life. In fact, I'm actually giggling as I write this and insert the pictures that oh-so-accurately document the details of the photo shoot.

I'm actually amazed that there were any keepers after how terrible uncooperative the boys were. Annie has lotttts more patience than I do!


So this is Mason - but I had to include it here because I think it looks so much like Prior.

Mason again - probably my favorite!

(Yep - just ignore the cell phone)

P - again with mommy's phone

This is what happens when you take the cell phone away.

At this point, I told Prior he would not be getting his own cell phone until he was in college.

How about snacks? Would that help?
{the correct answer is NO}

How about a few quick sucks on the pappys - would that help?

Fine - we'll just TICKLE you! 

Welcome Terrible TWO's!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

P&M are TWO!

I've said it a million times. I'll say it again. These boys are soooo much fun. 

We celebrated their 2nd birthday on Saturday with family. A little smaller crowd than we were expecting (lots of sickness this time of year). But we had a blast.

And guess what?! I took lots of pictures!

Auntie Cara arrived on Friday night and present opening began immediately!
(The "general mayhem" and "major trouble" t-shirts are from Grandma Julie - they crack me up!)

My friend Kristi made these amazing truck cookies. They looked and tasted amazing!

The boys couldn't wait for the party to start - they had to have a cookie right away!

Cara came early and helped me make the boys' dirt pile cakes. They were really fun to make. I used the same cake pan that I used for their baseball smash cakes last year. I wonder how long I can keep using the same pan and incorporating the theme of their party. It's officially a challenge.

Chocolate cake, oreo crumbles, a tonka truck, and two cone candles

Have I gone overboard!? I found these felt crowns on etsy and couldn't resist. 

The felt crowns for P&M inspired me to make crowns for the cousins. I found these at Michaels and added some puff paint (it had been a while since I had used puff paint!)

Prior helped make the cupcakes.

The finished cupcakes - jello poke cakes

The new basketball hoop from Uncle Jake was a huge hit. There was a mini-meltdown when we opened the box and there was only one basketball inside. But we were able to locate a soccer ball that works just as well. It didn't take long for them to learn how to dunk it from the ottoman. I have a feeling this hoop will be a favorite for a long time.

I let the boys choose what they wanted to wear on their birthday - they even chose colors that matched the party. I told them they should be wearing their basketball jerseys and not their football jerseys - but they insisted. Mason's expression cracks me up. 
Based on the color scheme - I guess it means we're cheering for the Steelers?

I couldn't help but pick up some gorgeous yellow lillies from the florist down the street. Spring will be here soon, right? We only have 60 inches of snow that need to melt. My mom helped me with the banner and the decorations hanging from the light - thanks Mom!

My other party planner

P&M - ready for their dirt cakes! 

Dig in! They were more intrigued with the trucks on top than the actual cake, surprisingly. 

Time for more presents!

Grandpa Don and GG surprised the boys with new BIKES! And by new bikes - I mean, two new bikes, helmets, two biking shirts with their names on them, spandex biking shorts, and biking gloves. I can't wait to get them all decked out this summer. RAGBRAI - here we come!

The look on P's face - it's almost like he's picturing jumping curbs and racing down hills. Yikes!

They can almost reach the pedals. Another meal or two of broccoli and spinach and they should be set to go. They love being pushed on the bikes - I don't think it will take long for them to figure out the pedals. And then - watch out!
The gloves are hilarious - I love them!

What party would be complete without a pinata?!

On Sunday morning we had some left over cornbread muffins - yummy!

To my boys: 
Happy 2nd Birthday! I love you to the moon and back. I feel luckier and luckier every day to be your momma.  Love you lots! Love, Mom xoxo

Thursday, February 3, 2011

ABC's & 123's

I guess this is the week of videos....

The boys have been busy learning their ABC's and 123's - and I finally caught a decent clip on video. I think I'm easily amazed - these boys are the coolest!

Mason is always stealing the show. I even tried to bribe Prior and all I could get out of him was a 1 and a 2. 

Happy February!

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