Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Painting and playing

A few photos from the end of January...

Rylan has gotten into finger painting and loves to put his whole hand in the paints!  He likes to tell me "I want to do some painting." :)

If only I could get to that tea pot! (it's one of my favorite toys)

Maylee is loving sitting (and loves hanging onto this ball too).

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Uncle Bill's visit

Uncle Bill came by to see us in mid-January while he was in town for work and we had a wonderful visit.  We always enjoy seeing him!

Maylee (now in stranger anxiety mode) even let Uncle Bill hold her for a bit!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fun in early January

More catching up and cute moments from early January...

Maylee always wants to know what Rylan is up to.

 Loving her jumper!

She started liking her booster seat more after we got back from our Florida trip. 

 Yummy toes!

 Entertaining Maylee and Alejandro (he loves to "groom" daddy).

Alejandro is Ry's favorite pillow (when he lets Ry get away with it)!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Celebration cupcakes

We tried a focused, 3-day potty training weekend (diaper free toddler method) with Ry the weekend it started snowing in January... a great time to stay warm and cozy inside, play, and bake!  To celebrate how well he was doing, we made cupcakes.  He still loves to help cook and, of course, loved the cupcakes!  (We're now in our fifth week of diaper free... he's doing great (though we've had a few accidents) and we're all loving fewer diaper changes)

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Maylee experienced her first snow in mid-January!  It all started happily, and the first couple days we had a great time out in it and tried sledding with Ry.  Then came the ice storm, and we lost power (but wow, how beautiful everything looked gleaming and encased in ice!).  We were thankful to be able to escape to a hotel for a few days until it came back on, but it was an adventure getting us all there and back!

Pine needles and tree limbs covered in ice!

Friday, February 17, 2012


May tries yams...

In the background, Ry is taking a picture with his camera... pointed at his forehead. I had trouble with my first camera too.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Adorable Kids

Some days they are especially adorable... 

 Sometimes tickling and chewing are the same thing.

 I think he's trying to listen to her head.

 He's definitely tasting her head here.

 I think she's a biter.