Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Family Pics, Thanksgiving and my little naughties

What a fun couple of weeks we have had recently, to start, we got the BEST family pictures taken by Jennie.... we love them SO much, and I am so glad to finally have some beautiful family pictures to hang up in my house!

You can see the album of my absolute favorites here on Facebook.

We also got to head home for Thanksgiving for a couple of days this year.  I always get excited that we're still students and Justin gets to take time off to head home for the holidays.  I'm starting to realize that it might not always be that way, so we enjoy it as much as we can while we get to do it!
Weston having some lunch at Great-grandma Skinner's house.  We had to document his first lunch in the high chair that his Grandma Tera used when she was a baby!:)

Ahhh... Turkey!  Weston LOVED Skinner Thanksgiving this year.... that kid can EAT!  He put away three whole high chair trays of food.... why he never gains any weight, we have no idea;) (Ignore the fact that he is in his sister's high chair.... we decided she needed a turn in Grandma's special high chair)

At Grandma Rachel's house a Christmas present for Addi from Aunt Grace was brought out a little bit early.... everyone said she won't remember the stroller when Christmas rolls around.  I beg to differ, every time she watches the video, she cries for the stroller to push... and get pushed around in.  Who needs a baby doll when you have a twin?!

We also got to go to Spokane to watch my brother Derek's first game of his senior year!   GO BEARS!

It always takes us a few days to get back into the swing of things when we get home again.  The kids love being up in Moscow where they get spoiled rotten.  But here's what the swing of things looks like for us lately.

Weston LOVES to wrestle his dad.  He does it every chance he gets.

My little skinny kid has learned how to wriggle out of his pants.  Its not hard when you weigh the amount for the 6-9 month clothes, but you're tall enough for the 12-18 month clothes.
 Had to document this moment.  From the beginning, Aunt Lauren has called these cute little goofballs "Cheese burgers" it has caught on like wild fire in my family.  So of course I had to document the Cheese burgers eating their first cheese burgers.  (They're Wendy's in case any of you were wondering.... their dad made sure of that;))

This little darling had loved to find everything that she can do that makes mom tell her "no."  She thinks that word is just so hilarious.  And now she's taken to teaching her brother.
 The other day we were in the grocery store, and I was struggling to find a certain type of noodle.  When I finally found them and turned back to the cart, Addi had found the eggs (that I was smart enough to hide.... just not well enough), had opened the carton, and was eyeing me slyly with one in each hand.  It was one of those times I was extremely grateful for the fact that it had not taken me two more seconds to find those noodles.

She also loves to throw everything out of the cart, it is her new favorite game.  I also can't put Weston in the back of the cart and Addi in the seat, because when she is in the back, she makes sure he has food to throw too.  When he is in the back, he returns the favor.... so I spend 80% of our shopping trips trying to keep the food that is light enough for her to pick up inside of the cart.  I might invent a cart cage soon if she doesn't stop thinking "NO!" is so hilarious;)

They are starting to love to watch a little bit of  TV in the mornings... I LOVE it!  It is fun to have my babies snuggle on the couch for a minute or two before they take off and don't let me play with them because they're too busy playing together.

They are loving to play in their room lately.  Addi shuts the door to keep me out, because she likes to play with her brother by her self.  She's getting a little too independent sometimes for a one-year old.

Weston has found a new love of standing up.  We're grateful because this is why we've being doing Physical Therepy with him.  He is getting so close to catching up to his adjusted age.  But he feels the need to stand up on everything lately, including the slippery tub!

Addi's new love of hiding things has reached a whole new level of inconvenience.    At first it was just her brother's binkies in the clean laundry, then it was remotes in the Christmas tree, now it is my keys somewhere that I don't think to look, even while I turn my house upside down for an hour and a half.  Got to love those little crazies!