Monday, June 30, 2008

18 Months!

I'm not feeling real well today, so I'm going to make this short & sweet.

Evan had his 18 month appointment with the doctor this morning. Everything went well & he didn't even flinch when he got his shot. It's the last one that he'll have to get until he's 4 (which also means that Ethan'll be getting some the next time he goes - maybe I shouldn't schedule that one for his birthday). The doctor said that he is doing great & that the softspot has completely closed up. It also looks like he has managed to get all but one of his first molars in. The next ones should come in around 2.

Height: 32"
Weight: 26lbs 6oz
Head Circumference: 48 3/4"

He's right at the 50th percentile for height & weight, but apparently he has a pretty big noggin. It's in the 70th percentile.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Hope you all have a great one!

I haven't posted since there hasn't really been much going on with the boys. They run around crazy kids & yell a lot, but there really isn't anything new. They are starting to play together more and more, as opposed to just fighting which was the norm, but the second that Daddy gets home from work/gym they both run to him for attention (who needs Mommy when they get to see her all day long?). It's actually pretty cute. Evan thinks it's a game now & doesn't want to come to me after this (probably because he knows it's almost bed time). Ethan's been doing better. I haven't had to answer any questions about dinosaurs in a few days. He saw a lizard when we were outside with Erik the other night & wanted to catch it. Erik told him that when he's older they'll try. Five minutes later it was dark & he wanted to go in the house anyway. He doesn't want to be outside in the dark even if Daddy & I are there.

Well it's getting later & I've got a lot to do today. I'm making Jerk Chicken and Jamaican Rice & Peas (actually they're beans if you haven't had it) for dinner, so I've got my work cut out for me. Hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Life with Boys

The boys have been pretty funny lately. At least, I think it's funny. Ethan has been a bully since the day we brought Evan home. In the last few months, Evan has become less and less tolerant of his big brother's antics. First, he would just get visibly frustrated & cry. As time went on, it progressed, and now if Ethan tries to take a toy from him, initially he goes for Ethan's hands. It's Ethan's fault. He used to bite Evan when he was a baby & we kept telling him to stop, now I have to watch them both to make sure no one gets bitten during the day. Well, now Evan yells at Ethan. He really yells. And he either throws what Ethan wants or holds on to it as tight as he can so that Ethan can't take it. It always looks comedic to me, because in the end Evan generally still has the toy & now instead of Evan crying, it's Ethan crying because little brother yelled at him. I crack up laughing every time.

There hasn't been much else going on with us. We were able to go to a friend's house last week & visit with her & her boys last week. The boys enjoyed being out of the house & Evan is the same size as her son who will be 2 later this month.

Ethan has also decided that he has a fear of dinosaurs. We have no idea where it came from, but he actually claims to have seen one in the backyard. He does know what they look like since he has some plastic ones that he's had for quite a while, but suddenly he is VERY affraid of them. Each night, at bed time, he says 'the dinosaurs aren't going to get me.' Then we remind him that they aren't & that they're dead. Erik even went so far a few weeks ago as to tell him that Tyler would protect him from the dinosaurs. While we're still telling him that yes, dinosaurs are dead, it's just something else to make him feel better.

He also seemed to be affraid of lions and elephants briefly & actually had me put his big elephant in the closet for a few nights. He's seems to be over this now though. We're going to try to make plans to take the boys to the San Antonio Zoo soon so that he can see the real animals. I'll be thanking God for the double stroller that day.

I guess that's it for this week (so far). Here's a pic of Evan from a few weeks ago. The turkey climbed up on the couch & got ahold of Erik's remote. Thankfully, it wasn't the new one (although he has gotten his mitts on it a few times already as well).

Tying to take pics...

Is a pain sometimes. Ethan wants to be in EVERY pic & gets mad if I try to take them of Evan. Here's what I could get with my phone yesterday.