Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More January 2009 Pictures

Here you can see Dominic's first haircut and our trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. We've been fighting off the winter blues (although winter here is "bliss" compared to MN winter!) by taking trips to the library for story hour, learning to jump into the pool at swimming lessons, and seeing all the fish, frogs, sharks, and puffins at the aquarium. We build gigantic lego towers and then make them "crash."  We read Harry, the Dirty Dog over and over and over.  We watch Winnie the Pooh at least once a day.  And we eat a lot of food, well, at least Dominic does.  He has even added salad to the list of foods he likes, asking for seconds and even thirds of a Caesar salad...  Cate is maintaining her petite little figure and is more of a "nibbler" than Dominic ever was.  As of this week, though, she matched up with Dominic's sleeping abilities-- she slept 7 1/2 hours each night, for the last four!  Here are some pictures so that you can feel like you're here with us.  We wish you were!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Dominic went pee-pee in the potty! Yippee!! After 20 something trips to the potty (we count these trips by the number of Pooh stickers in Dominic's coloring book) we have our second success. It feels good to be productive... :) It's hard not to be hoodwinked by his pleas for "potty", even when he's just gone. Sometimes he does have to go, and I just can't know when that is. So, he gets to go potty as many times as my patience holds out. Is saving $300 a year worth all that time waiting in the bathroom for something to happen? Since part of our job as parents involves transforming a diaper-wearing, mommy-dependent little boy into a real man who can hold his own (pun fully intended), I may as well bite the bullet now and reap the rewards sooner--at least that's what I keep telling myself. Wouldn't you go pee-pee if you had a cushie-tushie seat and got stickers if you just tried and received candy or 1/2 a cookies if you succeeded...bribery is alive and well.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Fortunately for me--and for you, actually--pictures speak a thousand words. So, rather than write or read 21,000 words, here's a little glimpse of the latest with Dominic and Cate. There's a even a picture with me in it. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Video: December 2008

I'm back!  Here's a little video from Christmas and the week before.   Cate is growing fast and has started smiling and beating up Dominic (j/k).  Dominic is more inquisitive every day, learning new words, and tricking us into doing things.  His newest words are "sip" (he says, "sip...coffee...peas..."), "i-oh-oo" (I love you), and "bwess oo" when anyone sneezes.