Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The elusive Choo Choo wagon

I'm sure most people don't get what the big deal is about this wagon but it's all the rage in the world of multiple parents for a couple of reasons: First it seems to be set up well for both parents and kids as it has cup holders for the kids, they each have their own separate car to ride in (which means they have their own space and it cuts down on the kicking and picking on each other) and it actually is pretty easy to pull and you can take apart the last car to fit in the vehicle. BUT maybe the bigger reason this wagon is such a big deal is the fact that they have not been making it anymore which makes the used ones in very high demand. I had been looking on ebay and Craigslist and some of the prices were pretty crazy especially if you had to include shipping. Luckily we found a mom in Delaware, Oh who was ready to part with hers and Jeff went to pick it up last weekend. Can't believe how excited I got over a wagon but the kids really seem to love it and I am hoping it will work well for us for quite some time to come when we take them out. I have posted pictures below of them crusin in the neighborhood.

Crusing choo choo style!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

18 months old....can that be possible already?

The kids turned 18th months old on July 9th. They are getting more active and busier each day. They are all now constantly saying dog, mama, dada and their favorite lately is to keep repeating yeah (all day long) . Other than than that they are trying to say a few words but they are harder to understand and of course they babble constantly especially Brea.
A couple of their favorite things to do right now is dance, run and stomp in their shoes, play with pots and pans, pet the dog, chase the dog with their pushing toys (which we are trying to break them from...sorry Kinsey) and Gage has been really wanting to feed the dog lately. They really like for us to chase them around too and Brody is the most brave when it comes to getting close to the sprinklers. We have spent lots of time outside in the pools and sprinklers, playing with the water table and sidewalk chalk. They also really like to play with their crazy coupe cars in the garage and play in the basement for changes of scenery. We have been attempting to try to get them to eat with spoons but so far they haven't fully gotten the hang of it but they do like to try or play with them at least. Brea seems to like to pretend she is getting food off of it and eating even though she doesn't have any on it by the time it gets up to her mouth.
Well I can't believe it's the middle of July already but we have been having a fun summer and hopefully will take them to the zoo sometime soon so I'll be sure to post pictures of that when we do. I have posted some pictures below from July and the kids in their red, white and blue.

July pictures: Happy 4th from 3 little firecrackers!