Friday, January 31, 2014


Our little man turns TWO today and is in full-blown toddler mode. We can't believe our baby boy is already so big and able to communicate exceptionally well.  Graham's vocabulary expands daily, including impressive repeating skills and 3-4 word sentences/phrases.  His motor skills are great and he is such a boy with sincere love for balls, sports and vehicles.
He adores his sister, "Ya-ya," and generally they play very well together. He particularly loves his boy cousins and tries to tackle them at any chance. His signature move when excited to play rough is a double-punch to the stomach, something we are working on eliminating.
Graham can also be a real snuggle-bug with his plethora of sleep accessories.  It seems each week he adds a new baby doll or stuffed animal into his crib collection. Often I see him on the monitor rocking and kissing the various babies and loves. His newest addition is his baby boy doll he received today.

Celebrating the Birthday Boy!

A morning of sporty presents and donuts…
 Big sister wanted to wear her "birthday number shirt" too.
A fun trip to the Children's Museum and Build-A-Bear, following by lunch with Aunt Cate, Aunt Meg and Saoirse.
And birthday dinner with special guest Pop-Pop!

G's Favorite Things at Two

Favorite Colors: yellow and blue

Favorite Foods: cheese, oranges, blackberries, cream cheese

Favorite Treats: lollies, cookies, donuts

Favorite Snacks: oranges, goldfish, hot chocolate (really the marshmallows)

Favorite Drink: juice and water with ice

Favorite Snuggle Toys: blue lovies, lil Penny, "bubby" doll, Dada's blanket, teddy bear

Favorite Toys: green guitar, all sport balls, little cars and trains

Favorite Moving Vehicles: trains "choo-choos!"

Favorite Number: two

Favorite Words: "no, thank you," "mine!" and "Ya-Ya" (Olivia)

Favorite Songs: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Sing-a-Rainbow and the Frozen soundtrack

Favorite Books: "Goodnight Kiss," "My Very Own Name" and "Polar Bear, Polar Bear"

Favorite Shows: Elmo (Sesame Street), Fresh Beat Band and The Wiggles

Favorite Games: playing catch and ball, hide-n-seek, red light/green light

Happy 2nd Birthday Grahamie!
We love you!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014


-30 wind chill and -2 degrees means we are literally stuck inside today. As usual, Graham chooses to be pantless and Liv wears her favorite (now too short) leotard.  Spring can't get here soon enough...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

First Movie!

Bad photo, but decent first trip to the movies.  This afternoon the four of us went to see "Frozen." Turns out our little guy was more receptive to whole movie experience than our little lady.  The loudness and dark had Liv curled in one of our laps the entire movie, with a few requests to go home during the occasional scary snow monster parts.  Graham, on the other hand, cackled and laughed through the majority of the movie loving the popcorn and snacks.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy MLK Day!

Martin Luther King was a mighty man, 
a mighty man was he.
A teacher, a preacher, and a man of God
with love for both you and me.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Liv's People

Liv, Saoirse and Ellie.  
Such beautiful girls.  Liv and Saoirse are obviously holding their beloved lovies.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

We're off to a snowy and fun start, with lots of exciting changes and adventures to come in 2014.

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