Showing posts from October, 2015

Horn Pond and Napa Wine... yes please!

We walked around Horn Pond Sunday night because quite frankly, we all needed out of the house. It was surprisingly a mild day, and we finished watching the Pats it was time for a walk. The boys had a great morning shopping at Market Basket, playing on the swing set, visiting with Grammy, Grampa, and Auntie Theresa, and then had an amazing nap...almost 2.5 hours. When they woke, they were definitely sick of the house. So we decided to walk Horn Pond! It was a beautiful night. I put the boys 3 month hats on their heads to keep them warm - haha they fit! Sort of... Cozy with our blankets and stuffed animals. :) Enough riding around in the stroller, we want to walk ourselves! They were real tired after that. We had a nice little bedtime routine and they didn't make a peep. Here are my sleeping little twin sweet, so cozy, so perfect. Mommy had been cooking a pork and veggies all day long - so we indulged with a little

How we spend our weekends...

The pictures below are pretty self explanatory of how we spend our days and weekends in MA. The boys, like I've said before, are completely in love with their swing set. They both love swinging in their swings so much. When we get home from daycare, they guide me into the backyard and I know they can't wait to get on their swings. Caden LOVES going down the slide. He can't get enough of it. Conor likes to stand on the top and give Caden a push -- he doesn't really love going down the slide on his own. He will however, enjoy it when we make him slide down. It just takes a little bit of effort. ;) We just got this hand-me-down tractor from a friend. And although they have to share it (we tend to have two of everything to avoid the fights and tantrums, but they need to learn to share - so this is good), they love it. Who doesn't love new toys? Fall in New England!  Enough said. The boys have been playing together and talking to each other a ton lately.

We love our Grampa!!!

This post is dedicated to Grampa aka my dad.  Ever since I was little, my dad has always been the fun, outgoing, family jokester that everyone gets a kick out of. Growing up, he never missed a sporting event of Chrissy's or mine, or my dance recitals, or any other important life events. Even though he worked a lot when Chrissy and I were growing up (I give a  LOT  of credit to my mom), he still made it to the prom before pics, birthday celebrations, and most family holidays. Since we live nearby now, my Dad is taking full advantage of the fun day-to-day stuff and Conor and Caden love it. They love love love all their Grandparents. Not only does my Dad play and have fun with C-Squared all the time, but he also has offered to come over while they're sleeping so Jim and I can go out for a date night. He constantly offers to do that, happily and without any reservations. And it's soooo appreciated. What parents of two one-year olds  DON'T  need or want a ni

Individual Time!

For the past few weeks, I've been making an extra effort to give Caden and Conor some  more individual time. Before, when they were smaller (and lighter), I could carry both, lift them up quickly, or pull them up on the couch with me. I could also bring them both out to the car so easily. Now it's getting harder and harder to do those things. Oddly enough, this "individual time" advice was given to me while I was pregnant and didn't really understand the need to separate them. But I must say, now I am watching them grow and learn and seeing them have individual needs and wants, I like the idea.    They don't have extremely different interests, mostly because they're both into everything and they want to learn. But I can see them being fascinated with different things. For example , Conor is really interested in things that spin. He loves steering wheels, this spinning toy palm tree, playing with/throwing the ball, snuggling, sucking his thumb and be

Books, books, books, books. books, books!

"We're brothers forever...what more can we say? Our friendship is special in so many ways...." The boys are absolutely obsessed with books. Their favorite (coincidentally Mommy's favorite too) is called "Brothers Forever". C and C love this book, it's is so adorable. It's the perfect length. Age appropriate. The photos capture their attention. They are always pointing at objects while I am reading. I've talked with a few friends and cousins who have kids the same age and they are obsessed with books too. It must be something about this age and learning to listen and talk. Anyway, I just did a quick search of the author P.K. Hallinan and found all these other books  he authored. You know, just a few Christmas ideas for C and C! ;)  I am honestly reading this book in all these pics..... We can't forget some fall, outside, swing-set, and wagon pics. Daycare Art Projects: Since I know we sadly can't