Sunday, November 30, 2008

The boys talents

Tyler's new talent is getting into things - ALL things, especially those that he is not supposed to!  His newest fascination is the Christmas tree which I knew would be a problem.  He seems transfixed by it.  Almost as if a tiny voice inside his head is saying to him "Touch it, touch it touch it"  Here are some pictures taken last night of him trying with all of his might NOT to touch it!

We discovered today that Zac can recite the Pledge of Allegiance so I had to document this on video.  More so that I don't forget these things when I get senile! 

Saturday, November 29, 2008

He Just Keeps Going

It's Saturday after Thanksgiving so we're doing what most others are doing - we're putting up our Christmas decorations on the only long weekend before the actual holiday.  We were busy all morning and I was SO looking forward to nap time!  Well, I look forward to it every day anyway!  Once the boys were in bed, I made myself a cocktail and sat down on the couch to relax a little bit.  (No, I really don't know what that means anymore).  Tom is training for a marathon so he went running instead.  
I was enjoying my peace and quiet for about, oh, 3 minutes or so when I heard the toilet upstairs.  Zac sometimes still needs a little help with getting his pants up so I went up to check on him.  He comes out of the bathroom with his pants around his ankles so I motion for him to go back into his bedroom since Tyler is sleeping in the next room as well.  We get in there and he is whispering about how he had to go pee.  I squat down on my knees to help him pull his pants up and I asked him something (I don't even know what it was)!  He whispers to me "You smell like adult beverage".  Like always in my very mature manor, I burst out laughing.  I mean come on, my 3 year is whispering that I smell like an adult beverage because he is supposed to be sleeping while Mommy relaxes!!!
Needless to say, he found his comedy far too entertaining to actually sleep and there goes yet another chance for Mommy to relax!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Andrea, Isabel and Alivia drove in from Mississippi on Saturday and the cousins were all very happy to be together again.  They all wanted to go outside to play so we were working on getting their jackets and shoes on in the living room.  Zac was so excited that he couldn't hold still enough for me to even think about getting his shoes on.  I finally turned his face to look at me and said "Zac, you gotta focus here!"  
In the meantime, Andrea was talking to me and Isabel was shouting to Zac from across the room.  All of sudden, Zac says, "Hold on Isabel, I'm getting focused" and I lost it!  I was laughing so hard and he was just looking at me with bewildered eyes trying to figure out what was so funny about what he'd said.  He probably now thinks that getting his shoes on is "getting focused"!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sick - or run over by a truck?

I will start off with the bad news - the kids and I were sick with a cold for a few days.  Then Tom thought he might be getting it but he was feeling nausea's instead.  Just when I thought I was getting over my illness, a got clobbered by another one!  All of a sudden last night, I began the very unpleasant process of throwing up all night long!  Needless to say, by morning I felt like what I would imagine being hit by a truck would be like!  VERY thankfully Tom stayed home from work until the afternoon.  There is no way I could have taken care of the boys the way I felt!  Feeling a little better now at least.  I sure hope the kids don't get this one!
Tom's sister Melissa came in from NY last weekend and the kids enjoyed have her here as did Tom and I!
I got away without the whole climbing thing with Zac.  He just never tried it and I'm thankful!  No such luck with Tyler however!  If he get a foot or leg up on it, he will!  You can't take your eyes off of him for one second!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Future Actor...

Zac does a lot of things with A LOT of expression/drama....So I'm convinced that he is going to be an actor of some sort or another.  Here is a photo example of why...
He wanted to wear his apron (which he actually calls his "april") to help make fondue (which he told us he wanted to eat tonight)!  Mommy dreams of him becoming the filthy rich, undeniably gorgeous actor that must be cast in every good romance movie!:)  But isn't that every mother's dream?


We celebrated Tyler's official birthday with lasanga and cookies and ice-cream.  Then Tom's 30th birthday the day afterward, quickly followed by Halloween.  Tyler is off the bottle already!  I didn't think it was going to be possible because he had come to love it so much but after a couple of crying spells, he seems just fine with a sippy or straw cup now!  Yeah!
Jake is doing well.  He is a puppy and LOVES to chew on everything!  His favorite things seems to be the kids and our feet and legs!  This gets a little annoying after a while but he'll get there!  The boys really seem to like him.  I love that he cleans up the high chair and surrounding area after each meal and Tyler loves to "hug" him while he's doing it!  Very cute!
We had our family pictures taken yesterday by my friend and awesome photographer Kym Jackson (check out Portraits by Kym)  I will figure out how to show you how they turned out later this week!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Too Funny!

My brother David has been in town this weekend and Zac loves to hang out with Uncle David (he's still a kid himself)!  Last night David was messing around with Zac and kept telling him "Sweep the leg" and he would grab Zac's legs and take him down.  Zac loved this as any boy would.  This morning Zac comes up to David and says "Can you do the Chick Fil A?"  We all exchanged confused glances and Zac said "You know, the one on the floor" and Mommy figured out that he meant "Sweep the leg"!  I guess the two sound alike!  Anyway, they were wrestling and all of a sudden Zac says "David, you have mommy boobies!"  I lost it!  I spent years picking on my little brother and now my son is taking over!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

We had great weather here for Halloween last night.  I remember many Halloweens in NY having to walk through rain (alot) and even snow a couple of times!
Grandma and Grandpa Caswell were lucky enough to be here and Uncle David was even able to drive up from training in San Antonio this weekend!
Zac was Lightning McQueen AGAIN and Tyler was a little Devil.  Even Jake got festive and dressed up as a Sheriff!
I actually think Zac liked handing candy out to the other kids once he got tired of walking house to house more than gathering his own candy!
Tyler was completely content in the wagon watching everyone and devouring his very first sucker!
Our pumpkins were carved by Tom and our niece Laura.  They were Blue and Scooby Doo and Tom created a silly faced pumpkin that was eating a small gourd!