Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Top 3 Things That Make 15 Month Olds Awesome

1. They can walk!! While the Beasties are still a little wobbly at times, they can move around pretty well. Running from room to room, up and down the stairs...In some respects, this makes life a little easier. For example, I don't have to carry them two at a time down the stairs! In fact, I now run down the stairs. It takes them at least 1 minute to get down, so in this time I can start getting their snacks ready. Sneaky mama..

2. They can say a few words. Both boys say mama, dada, baba, ball, car, my (this is Marley, our dog), no-no, and probably a bunch more that I am forgetting. I particularly love it when we go in to get the boys in the morning and their little faces light up and they shout "mama" "dada". Totally melts my heart, each and every time.

Randy is always full of smiles and always has a lot to say.

3. They give hugs and kisses. They are still a little stingy, but they are getting there. Randy likes to hug, but once in awhile he sneaks in a little bite on the shoulder. He gives good kisses though. In fact, he even makes a kissing sound. Reecey is a little snuggler, especially at night. His kisses however, are more like head-butts. He recently started "kissing" Marley. She is not impressed.

and now....

The Top 3 Things That Make 15 Month Olds Tough

1. They can walk. Like I said: up and down the stairs, running from room to room, going opposite directions. Yikes! I thought it was bad when they could crawl. Now that they are walking, it added about 6 more inches on to there "reach level". Not only can they rummage through all of the cabinets and dresser drawers, now they can reach door knobs, bathroom sink drawers, you name it, the Beasties are there. The only time our house is clean is between the hours of 6:30 pm and 6:00 am.

For some odd reason, both boys absolutely love Marley's kennel.

Did I mention that they like to push buttons? They love to type and turn the TV on and off.

2. They can say a few words. The Beasties hate when I leave for work in the morning. Reecey recently starting following me around when I'm getting ready. Right before I leave, he cries and shakes his head while saying "no no, no no mama". Whew! Gets me every time. According to Daddy, he "recovers" in less than a minute. Now a days, there isn't much that a few Cheerios won't heal.

3. No more drive-through for me. A few months ago, we got a new vehicle. The old one was just too small. When we switched over the car seats to the new vehicle, we decided to go forward facing. The Beasties really thought this is cool. Randy and I thought it was neat at first too. It was sweet to see their cute little faces happily looking out the window when we were driving. Then we stopped at a drive-through. Crying, begging and whining immediately ensue. We had no choice but to share. Fast food drive-through used to be my "escape". I could eat a meal in peace. I didn't have to share or listen to whining and crying. Not that they could actually see that there was food, all bets were off. For this reason, I'm considering flipping the seats back to rear facing. That way, I'd be acting in accordance to the American Academy of Pediatrics by keeping them rear-facing for 2 years, and most importantly, I could eat my fries in peace.

And now....picture overload!!

Reecey riding his new four-wheeler.

Now, I'm about to be really brave here and show you what my house looks like on a daily basis.

Randy: about to get down to business..

He can barely reach, but that doesn't stop him.

Reecey knows this is NOT a one-man kinda job.

He too, must do his part for Operation Destructo.

Mission completed...all in less than 5 minutes.
Solid work Rock Stars.


  1. So great, Janielle!! Loved reading to catch up on how the boys are!! They're so adorable - and you're doing such a great job - they look so happy!!!!

    Take care,

  2. The pictures of them in the kennel made me burst into laughter! Child abuse? ;)

  3. Great pics, Janielle! I love watching your boys grow since they are the same age as my twins.

    HeatherD (MoMfia)

  4. Looks like your kids are hard at work on the computer!

    My name is Abigail Pogrebin; I'm an identical twin and former 60 Minutes producer who just published a book about twins called "One and the Same." I think any parent of twins or multiples will find much to chew on and maybe some guidance as to how to dodge pitfalls of doubleness. I'd love to speak to you about the possibility of a book review and/or author Q&A. My email is apogrebin@gmail.com, website:www.abigailpogrebin.com.