Monday, July 27, 2009

Word World

The kids are now 19 months old and their vocabulary is increasing daily. Here is a list of the most commonly heard words from the kids.

Grace- Mama, Dada, Mimi, hi, milk, water, shoes, socks, crackers, cookies, elephant, monkey, horse, apples, applesauce, doggie, ball, bubbles, book, bath, hot, not nice!, backpack, sticker, eat, no, wow, weee!, eyes, nose, hat, paci (pacifier), all clean!, Elmo, Roar!(like a lion), kisses. Grace's favorites are: milk, cookies, not nice and nose.

Dylan- Mama, Dada, hi, milk, ball, dog, socks, shoes, bubbles, nose, bath, duck, quack, cookie, cracker, no, wow, backpack, car, bird, Elmo, soft, more, good. Dylan's favorites include: more, cracker and bubbles.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

This post is a bit late! We had a great 4th of July! Bama and Ajja (Ryan's parents) came to visit us for the holiday weekend. Dylan and Grace showed them around Houston and took them to all of the cool toddler hot spots! First, Hermann Park for a nice train ride.

Then we went to Houston's children museum, and spent some quality time in the Tot Spot. They have play cars, gas station, slides, books, puzzles, tunnels, name it.

For the 4th of July, we attended a big neighborhood party, complete with music, hot dogs, snow cones, mini choo-choos, bounce houses, cake walks. Even though it was ~100 degrees outside a good time was had by all. That afternoon, we opened up The D&G Sand and Splash Park in our backyard! Grace and Dylan (still very full from lunch-see their tummies) had fun splashing in the water. Grace shared her excitement by hopping out of her pool and giving her Ajja a big, soaking WET hug!

Sunday morning before Bama and Ajja had to return home, we went to the park near our home to play. It was already so hot at 9AM! Mom and Dad felt the heat more than the kids did.

We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Photo shoot

We just had a family photo shoot recently. Click here to check out the pictures!

The kids are growing quite nicely, and we are experiencing the "ear infections, and peanut allergies, and stuffy noses oh my!" stage. Fortunately the kids are generally happy and seem to be handling it fairly well.

Rumor has it that spreadsheet man may return to plot up the kids growth, but only if there is sufficient demand from his fan it is now up to you (yes, I can see you on your laptop wearing those ridiculous flip-flops) to decide.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A few gems from Seattle

We recently went to Seattle to see Denise's brother Michael and his family. Also joining the fray were Denise's brother David and his family. And Denise's parents. Oh, and my sister in law's parents. Did I mention that there were 10 kids? In any case, it was a great time to be had by all.

The festivities included a trip to Pike's place market (famous home of fish throwing), the Pacific Science Museum, the Seattle Zoo, some playtime in one of Seattle's parks, and a day-long barbecue. Attached are a few videos capturing Dylan manning controls of a spaceship at the Pacific science museum and Grace cranking out a drum solo at the barbecue. Enjoy!