Saturday, January 31, 2009

Roll Over!

Garrett rolled over from his back to his belly this morning! Yeah!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Garrett's Belly Laugh

Grandpa and Ian were playing catch, and Garrett was getting a HUGE kick out of watching his big brother. (NOTE: No babies were hurt by flying balls during the making of this film!)

The Big Snow

On Tuesday night, we got our first big snow of the winter... 12.5 inches!!! (Good timing for Nana and Papa's trip to Florida, don't you think!?) Up to this point, we hadn't even had enough snow to cover the grass, so needless to say Ian was excited. He finally had the opportunity to try out his new boots!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Brotherly Love

Ian said about his brothers, "I love them so much! I love them to FOREVER!"

That's my sweet, sweet boy.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Babies' 1st cereal!!

Since we have such hungry babies, we decided yesterday to give some cereal a try. Overall, Brennan did pretty well, but I'm not sure Garrett ever swallowed any! It was fun to have them in their seats at the table, and big brother Ian was excited to get in on the action!

The Before Picture

Garrett's first bites

Brennan's first bites

Ian loved helping

Maybe the thumb helps him swallow? (Brennan, of course!)

Garrett all done!

Brennan all done!

In 3-D

Daddy and Ian went to see Bolt in 3-D! Ian enjoyed the movie, but apparently only wore the glasses for about a third of it!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ian's well check

Ian had his 4-year-old check up yesterday. He was very excited to see his doctor. He told me that he didn't remember what he looked like, and that's probably because he hasn't seen him since last January! What a blessing to have such a healthy child! He gained 5 pounds and 4 inches since last year (40 lbs. and 41 3/4 in.), and is in the 80th percentile for both. (Since I'm not too up-to-date on his scrapbook, and will probably lose the paper from the doctor, I'm recording his stats here!)

Christmas (Part 3 - Grandma and Grandpa's house)

Christmas (Part 2 - Nana and Papa's house)



Bowling on the 26th, and sporting his new sweatbands from Santa!

Christmas (Part 1 - our house)

Ian had a very unique list for Santa, and unfortunately it was formulated after Mommy and Daddy were done shopping. (Note to self: save some money for last-minute Santa requests!) His list included a skateboard, skates, a castle and a dragon... and he never waivered! He didn't realize that 4-year-olds really aren't ready for skateboards, and Mommy and Daddy were not too thrilled with the castle and dragon idea. Santa had to get creative. He brought 4 little mini "finger" skateboards, blocks to build a castle, and a small (inexpensive) dragon.

Ian was so excited on Christmas morning. He actually slept until 8:30 when he ran into our room to get us. He said, "Mommy and Daddy! It's Christmas morning and Santa was here! Hurry! Come on! Let's go! Quick!" Before emptying his stocking, he looked carefully at Santa's plate and mug, and couldn't believe he ate and drank it ALL! "He must have really liked our milk and cookies!" Then, he began to unpack his stocking. His little hand was shaking with excitement as he pulled things out. It was precious, magical and heartwarming to watch.

Mommy and Daddy gave Ian the roller skates he wanted. The fact that they had Spiderman on them was icing on the roller skate cake!

He immediately fell, and hasn't put them on since.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christmas Eve gift

We are continuing the tradition of the gift of new jammies on Christmas Eve. He was not impressed, but wore them anyway.

Christmas Prep

Ian's letter to Santa

Baking cookies

Being silly - I told him to pretend to take a bite

Sprinkling magic reindeer food on the grass before bed on Christmas Eve

Thanksgiving Revisited, Again

We enjoyed seeing Mommy's siblings before we headed to Chicago for Thanksgiving.

Aunt Heather, Ian and Ian's dog-cousin, Honey

Ian and Honey

Brennan double-fisting it

Aunt Nancy proud to hold two babies

Aunt Nancy with all three

Ian and Uncle Neil

Brennan and Garrett

Garrett and Uncle Neil