We celebrated Nama’s birthday on Sunday night with some Famous Dave’s Bbq, cake and ice cream, and three crazy toddlers!
You can see more pictures here.
Over the weekend Noah and I were reading books and Matt and Ezra left to get dinner. I guess Noah didn’t realize what was happening and this is what happened after about 5 minutes and he couldn’t find his brother.
He is saying Ezra if you can’t translate through the crying. Oh and don’t worry I picked him up and we cuddled until Ezra got home.
Daddy can draw all sorts of things like planes, trains, and tractors. The boys eagerly shout out their requests while daddy draws.
Mommy likes coloring time because she can clean up the kitchen after dinner all by herself. 🙂
Wow it has been a month since I have done a Photo Friday!
After a friend posted pictures her kids took, I immediately asked her which camera they had. She told me about this camera and how durable it was. I began watching ebay for a good deal since I wanted to buy two. I finally found two from one seller and got my deal. They arrived yesterday and the boys have been snapping away. Matt and I love looking at their pictures even though they are graining and a ton of them are all black. Ezra is really getting it down and was doing good aiming it this morning. Noah just loves pushing buttons. I just hope he stops putting the flash against his eye and pushing the button.
Here are a few of our favorite pics so far.
Last summer we bought the boys one of those kids’ laptops at a consignment store as a special toy for our long drive to Colorado. They played with it off and on after that and then a couple months ago they really started playing with it and not just pushing buttons.
The laptop teaches letters and phonics, I never really thought much about it. Until we were at a neighbor’s house and Noah was playing with their magnetic alphabet and started telling her the letters.
Yes they learned their letters from an electronic toy! I was going to start working with them closer to three, but I guess they are ready now. They love to point out letters everywhere we go, even while driving they read the building signs.
They have a favorite letter and it is W! When Ez first started saying it, it sounded more like “double U.” For a few letters they say the object associated with the letter instead of the actual letter. S is “sunshine.” H is “hippo.” J is “airplane,” it is a jet on the laptop, but they know all flying objects as airplane. Ezra’s ‘k’ is “cake,” it took me a while to figure this one out since “kiss” is the word association on the laptop. The laptop says “k” and then does the “k” sound immediately after and it sounds just like cake.
They don’t know all the letters yet, it is quite obvious they had some favorite object associations in on the laptop.
Just before the boys hit two, something clicked. Boom, thomas the train was the coolest thing ever, and they very quickly became obsessed. It was like someone flipped the little boy mode switch on. Everything was about thomas, and anywhere they saw that iconic blue tank engine, it required pointing it out and chattering about thomas.
We fueled the passion a bit by letting them watch a bit more TV, and the boys received lots of thomas stuff for their birthday and christmas. Little cars, shirts, undies, etc. Lots of thomas in our house, but we try and keep it reasonable.
When we found out that Thomas the Tank Engine has a touring full size car, train ride and a day of activities, we knew it would be a hit. Nama & Papa took the boys for their first train ride, and to meet thomas. It was a long drive, but the boys loved it.