Crawling is making a comeback

Posted September 25, 2011
Posted by Michele

...friday, september 23, 2011...day 101...

Now that Matthew has began to show off his wicked crawling skills all over our house, suddenly crawling is cool again.

1st ArtPrize of the year

Posted September 22, 2011
Posted by Michele

...thursday, september 22, 2011...day 100...

Nate and I ventured downtown with Luke tonight for our first look at ArtPrize 2011.  We are all (except Luke) participating in the voting this year, which makes it more fun.  Luke was just happy to sit back in his stroller and get cultured. 


Posted September 22, 2011
Posted by Michele

...wednesday, september 21, 2011...day 99...

garden fresh tomatoes....mmmmmmmmm

Welcome to the party

Posted September 21, 2011
Posted by Michele

...tuesday, september 20, 2011...day 98...

Today we welcomed the newest member of our Tuesday afternoon gang, adorable 8-week-old Mason. <3

And yes, the rumors are true... all four babies did sleep simultaneously for a full hour! Even after that, only little Mason was awake to keep me company while the rest just snoozed on.  Love this little guy!

Aw snap

Posted September 19, 2011
Posted by Michele

...monday, september 19, 2011...day 97...

As usual I snapped my fingers at Toby this morning when he jumped up on Luke's high chair, trying to lick off the extra crumbs. Luke turned his face and looked at me wonderingly, and then started moving his fingers back and forth in an attempt to snap. 

I think it will be a while before he accomplishes anything in this department.

Hello Levi!

Posted September 19, 2011
Posted by Michele

...sunday, september 18, 2011...day 96...

Today we met the new member of the Wiechel family, little Levi. What a doll!

Pillow Fight

Posted September 19, 2011
Posted by Michele

...saturday, september 17, 2011...day 95...

For some reason Luke REALLY enjoys having pillows thrown at his face.  We are happy to oblige.

Lost and Found

Posted September 16, 2011
Posted by Michele

...september 16, 2011...day 94...

When I was growing up, my father had the seemingly aggravating habit of blaming lost possessions on his children.  Even after we had all moved out, you could still hear him cry angrily, "Now who took my _________??" Now that he has no one to blame but his wife (sorry about that Chris) and the Twilight Zone I think he is finally breaking the habit.  However, to my amazement, I now am seeing this same delusion beginning to take root here in my own mind as I deal with a burglar under our very own roof.  

Luke loves to pick up interesting things, carry them around the house, and then hide them - er, I mean put them - in a different location which makes sense to only him.  For example, after cooking a meal Monday evening, I could not find the top to a spice jar.  After turning the house upside down, I finally just covered the jar with plastic wrap and put it away.  Three days later, I came across the missing cap mysteriously lying inside of a cooking pot in the back of a cupboard on the other side of the kitchen.  Given the fact that Toby lacks opposable thumbs, I am blaming Luke for this one.

This morning when Alisha dropped Matthew off at our house, Luke took the opportunity to search for treasures in Matthew's diaper bag while the two moms were busy chatting.  When it came time for Matthew to have a meal, I could not find any of his food or his formula anywhere in the house.  I looked and looked until I was about ready to scream, finally getting down on my hands and knees and crawling around the house saying, "if I was a toddler what would I do...??" Call me insane (because I was), but it finally worked.

Dad, I just want to say, I'm sorry I ever judged you.

Autumn Cutie

Posted September 15, 2011
Posted by Michele

...september 15, 2011...day 93...

Honestly child, will you please stop growing?

Little boy giggles

Posted September 14, 2011
Posted by Michele

...september 14, 2011...day 92...

Ian has been over a few days this week, and two toddlers means double the trouble and double the fun.  Apparently there was something really funny about snack time yesterday, because these two were seriously cracking up at who knows what.

I love how kids do that.

We trouped all over town this morning, and everywhere we went I asked the boys to hold hands, which was fun for them and convenient for me.  I found out its best if I hold Luke's hand and let Luke lead Ian, because when Ian leads, well... let's just say Luke is NOT good at following.