Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fun Adventures...


Marshall...at 8 months (well next week he will be 9 months...but who's counting) He is 21.4 pounds and 29 inches...both in the 80%....which is crazy to me to think that 20% of 8 month olds are larger than him...because he is a big guy!
He is a super-speedy crawler, pulling up on everything and then lets one hand off...yesterday at the library he stood for about 2 seconds on his own...
He is still SUPER happy, as you can tell from this picture.  He likes all foods...we have yet to find one that he does not like...he would MUCH rather feed himself than have baby food or a bottle.
He said his first word...mama!  I was so excited!
Brayden at 2 1/2 is 36.4 pounds (93%) and 38 inches (82%)
He is so busy and talkative...to think that at one time I was worried about his lack of words...now sometimes I try to convince him to play the quiet game.  He is very inquisitive...he likes to figure out how things work, he loves his brother (although sometimes he shows it in a ROUGH way), he LOVES being outside, in the garage and playing with tools and diggers---he could not be any more of a boy. Lately, he has been melting my heart...he will say Mommy you are pretty....aaaawwwww...he already knows how to work it!  He cracks us up with his stories....and sometimes his pretend friends like Der...he is 2, green, and has a mow hawk...he apparently attended dinner the other night.  Here he is painting a garage (box) for his cars.

Cooling off in this HEAT....


Cooking
Cheese...
We went with 2 other families to the DuPage Children's museum....we had a great time 

Yes..he figured out how to put himself in a bubble all on his own...

A vacum thing...he is obsessed with vacums...
Playing with his buddy Griffin...
A trip to the zoo with Keira and Kiley
They LOVED the dolphins
Nothing like getting around on a wagon
Splash pad

The zoo is exhausting!

Mini-vacation at Starved Rock...we hiked


The choo-choo that took us around the property
Slide...obviously they are in motion...this was Brayden's favorite slide...he must have go down it at least 50 times...


Drinks anyone?


Marshall's first ride
Brayden riding a motorcycle arcade game
Yep..more vacuuming...


All 3 kiddos in the tub...rub a dub, dub...


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Fourth!!!!!

We celebrated the fourth over the last weekend/week...here are some pictures from the parade...it was fun but it sure was HOT!!!!!
Little Marshall...
peek-a-boo
A boy can never have too many trucks...
I will have to put up the pictures (from my phone) from the night of the fireworks...Brayden of course needed to get a birthday cake for America....and he sang Happy Birthday and enjoyed every LAST drop of blue icing :)  We also went to a carnival and he was quite fearless on all the kiddie rides.  Hopefully pics to come soon!