Toby: 25 Months Old

This little cutie had a great month.

He continues to love going to school everyday. It’s been such an easy adjustment. Toby loves Wednesdays the most when him and his classmates get on a school bus and go somewhere for an outing.


They go to different parks and even once to the grocery store where they had to find different fruits and vegetables.

img_9905The whole school plus the parents went to a ecological farm together. Luke and I both went and really enjoyed getting to meet the boys’ friends and their parents.





img_9634Toby is always super proud of his work, he will carry it around the house until nap or bedtime.




img_9423At home the big obsession is puzzles. Before and after school, they are puzzle crazy.



We celebrated Halloween with a big party with friends. Jude was really sick then so Toby and I went along. He insisted on his PJ mask ‘Catboy’ costume. Jude would have gone as Gecko, and so I dressed up as Owlette.


img_9773We brought some goodies back for Jude and did a little trick or treat in the house for him.


Toby is really into moving his body. He loves music, singing and dancing. I love taking him down to the gym and letting him go wild in front of the big mirrors. So much cuteness.

img_9456He is still crazy about drawing and will happily (and very helpfully) sit at the table and draw while I prepare dinner.

img_9980The boys are getting bigger and stronger and can be quite rough with each other. They don’t stop, even after one gets hurt. They will be laughing so hard and shrieking chasing each other around until one tackles the other. I suggested pillow fighting as a potentially safer alternative. They loved it. I’ll have to reassess once one of them gets hurt.


img_9865Speaking of getting hurt, poor Toby had his face smashed up after my bike tipped over and fell into another bike. Poor Fella. Thankfully just a few scrapes but it was certainly a scary moment for the boys and I.


Toby, you are such a big kid now. We love all your funny little sayings, your big smile and how incredibly patient and sweet you are.

img_9664So far Two has started off great!



Jude: 42 Months Old

Hey Jude, you are 3 and a half!

img_9567Jude is such a cool little guy.

img_9755He’s a big bright spot in everyone’s day (except sometimes Toby’s…)

img_9677Whenever someone asks him how he is, he enthusiastically responds, “just great!”.

img_9597He remembers so much of what we tell him now. Even quite specific details. One of the best parts of this age is how he can actually be quite helpful. He can fetch things for me, bring laundry inside, fill up water bottles, cut food up, water plants and dry dishes. Both the boys are awesome at setting the table and clearing it.


img_9445At school he has been learning how to sew buttons onto things and has been busy making these little felt bracelets.

img_9900He is always so proud of whatever he makes.

img_9438His work at school is getting more sophisticated. I can see his lines are getting straighter, and circles rounder. He’s got the letter ‘J’ down pat and has been working on ‘u’.

img_9585He is always asking questions. How to do something, or what a word means.

img_9901He’s so great at following directions and Toby will take his lead. I can take them out pretty easily on my own now – to lunch or shopping. One day off school we went to the mall and out to lunch complete with ice cream after.


img_9403They were so good, I was kind of shocked. I don’t think it’s quite the new norm for them to be this well behaved but hopefully it’s the direction we are heading in.

img_9669At home, it’s a different story. The boys are so physical. They are always rolling around on the floor wrestling, chasing one another, or climbing on one of us. At the end of the day I am exhausted.


It’s been an extended summer here so one morning we packed up and drove to the beach.

img_9524The boys loved it.


img_9537Jude got quite sick at the end of the month. The poor thing had several days of very high fever.

img_9720He stayed home from school for 9 days. There was lots of cartoon and movie watching.

img_9835It was so great when he finally recovered and was back at school with his friends.