Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ryan -vs- Isaac

These boys sure are keeping me on my toes! They keep me busy all day long (and nights). Believe it or not, they are very different boys. Here is a list of there differences:

Ryan/ Isaac

Weighs 11lbs3oz /Weighs 10lbs4oz

Prefers to be nursed /Prefers bottles

Likes to be snuggled close /Likes to be held out facing the world

Never spits up /Is a spit up machine

Up EVERY 2 1/2 - 3 hours at night /Sleeps from 9-4:30 most nights

Falls right back to sleep /Wants to stay up and party

They are both cutes as a button though as evidenced by the pics below:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Baby weight!

Ughh, how I hate trying to lose weight during the holiday season! I have 10lbs to go to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but...I have 20lbs to lose to get back to where I should be! I did well for about a week, but there are just some temptations out there that I just cannot avoid. In no particular order, here are my downfalls:

The pumpkin spice latte...even though I get it "nonfat" it all adds up! Plus every time I get a latte I HAVE to get one of the next thing

Ahhh the Starbucks pumpkin scone...I don't believe there is anything better!!

And damn Weis markets with their addictive pumpkin muffins!!

And seriously...cannot resist the pie!!!

Clearly there is a theme here...hopefully fall will be over quickly!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas shopping...

Well, I began shopping before Halloween this year for multiple reasons...the top two are because 1) I need to buy almost everything online (since I am a freak show when I leave the house) and 2) What the hell else do I do now-a-days?? I am finished Claire (although I keep seeing stuff I want to get her). My top 4 favorite things I got her are:

The old school Bozo the clown Bop Bag

This tent system which will be fabulous outside next spring!!

The Leapfrog Tag system (yes I realize she is only 2, but she LOVES reading and knows all of her letters and what sounds they make and tries to read so I think she will like this toy)

This is just too dang cute...she broke her other toy stroller and this one was a lot cheaper than the toy double stroller!!

The other stuff is mostly just toy food since my Mother-in-Law is getting her a nice wooden toy kitchen.

Now, I am stuck because we got Claire a bunch of cool toys and I was planning on only wrapping up diapers/wipes for the boys. This may look crappy in the Christmas video we take. Would it be dumb of me to wrap up the summer clothes I bought for them back in September on clearance?? I am sure it doesn't matter, but I am afraid they are going to be like "What the hell" years down the line!! Perhaps I should make some of Claire's toys for all three.

BTW - if anyone wants to get ME a Christmas gift...keep the wine coming!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


The longer I go without posting, the harder it is to post! Things have been going pretty good in the land of insanity! I think I have been doing a pretty good job! The boys turned 2 months on Monday. They are growing great! Isaac is now 9lbs 3oz and Ryan is now 10lbs 1oz (double his birth weight). They definitely have personalities...Ryan is my little snugbug and likes the be held close while Isaac is more inquisitive and likes to check everything out! Isaac is doing awesome at night only really waking up once to eat (although it is a chore to get him back to sleep). Ryan is still waking up every 3 hours at night (but he always goes right back to sleep).

Claire has gotten more comfortable around the boys (see new layout pic) but still has a hard time with the crying! We have starting some potty training. She will sit on the toilet and pee. but she still won't tell us when she has to go. I guess that will just come with time! We are looking into preschools for next year. I am liking the Redeemer program (mostly because it isn't a Coop and it has some religion which she clearly isn't getting much of at home). Does anyone else know of any 3 year old programs??