Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Facelift and Boys Update

So it has taken way too long for me to do a facelift on our blog. It isn't that I don't love our new addition to our family. It is that I have an hour or two a day to take care of everything while the boys are sleeping, and so it has not been a priority for the last nine months! Can you believe it? I sure can't.

Bram is already 9 months. He has six teeth. He is crawling everywhere like a champ but would rather be walking. Of course he is fascinated by everything that can hurt him. He is always pulling plugs out of outlets, trying to pull over the floor lamps, and leaving huge messes in his wake. He has the cutest variety of grunts to talk to me. He is also a skreetcher. If Anders takes something from him or a toy isn't behaving how he wants it to, boy do I get an ear-full. He also has a great sense of humor! Him and Anders are always laughing together. Probably my favorite sound.

Anders. Where do I start with this guy? He is talking like nobody's business now. He loves reading with me. We read for almost thirty minutes every night before bed and he is ALWAYS asking for more. Then I tell him no more, time for bed and he immediately requests to "cuddle for a second". So we cuddle and sing "I am a Child of God". Anders can sing the first verse all by himself. Another sound I love! He loves to sing and dance.

Anders, Bram and I do daily dance parties, where we turn on a playlist of songs from Anders favorite animated movies. His most favorite song is "Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows (it was part of the soundtrack for Shrek 2). I am grateful I like that song too. He now knows most of the words. He also has his alphabet down, even though he says one instead of y. And sometimes he skips n. Back to the dance parties. So I turn up the volume and we dance around the living room. Bram has started to dance with us and does a little bouncing booty shake while Anders and I dance circles around him. Cracks me up! Anders has started spinning in circles, almost. He TRIES really hard and can ALMOST do a full spin. Sometimes we are able to do dance parties with his cousin Nathan and Aunt Tracy over video chat. Anders and Nathan are always asking to do that with each other.

Pretty much, we have a blast together all day long. Unless Bram is ornery, or Anders is feeling cooped up, or I am sick. But mostly I have a blast being a mom.