Friday, July 25, 2008

Two's a Charm

I hear, "Oh! They must have so much fun together!" by complete strangers when I'm out and about with the boys.
I reply, "Oh, yes they love playing together!"
But it's a lie.
Yep, I lie to complete strangers.
I can't see them really wanting to hear the truth, "They don't have fun playing together. They don't like sharing. The push each other off stools. They will tell on each other....blah, blah, blah."
For the first six months the boys didn't pay much attention to each other.
Sometimes I wondered if they knew they other one existed.
Parker was a baby. He had trouble just focusing on nursing, sleeping and pooping!
James was busy gaining weight, toning his muscles and getting his iron level up.
However, now it is safe to say they know each other quite well.
For the last few months James will ask Parker questions.
Like, "Parker, you want to play?"
Or just yesterday James fed Parker yogurt.
That was priceless.
But I feel I spend most of my time breaking fights.
Sandbox play time lasts 2 minutes until Parker gets pulled out for throwing sand at his older brother.
Playing trucks lasts for 4 minutes until James hits Parker on the head with his toy motorbike.
Yesterday Parker was crying and there was James sitting on him.
So, you understand why I rather just lie than tell the truth!
It's a bit embarrassing.
Brotherly love between these boys will come and go, just like most siblings!
Till than I am still proud to say, "Two's a charm!"

Take Note:
I take the freedom to dress them alike when I get the urge.
Lately James is trying to dictate to me what he wants to wear!
Can you believe him!
His ruining my fun playing dress up!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our Amazing Sitter...

One thing that changes when having children is your marriage.
That is what I was told by many of my girlfriends before the 2 boys arrived.
And indeed they were right.
Six months into parenthood Daddy and I realized that we were really missing each other.
We were parents 24/7 and forgetting to be a couple!
Not good.
So we hired a babysitter.
Yep, we were going to try going to a movie, a dinner, or an event once a week...just the two of us!
Regardless if we were too tired and rather just take the time to catch up on some much needed sleep. We were going out.
And it worked brilliantly.
Couldn't do without A (our amazing sitter).
Today A joined us at the beach (after she helped feeding the homeless at a shelter!)
With all our visitors we haven't seen A for awhile.
It was so good to see her.
The sad thing is that she is leaving in August to go study overseas.
We are very happy for her...Milan is nice...okay it's great and we are impressed by her smarts and work ethic.
But O we will surely miss her!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's Just in Him!

Soon after James joined our family we said he is an actor and a year later this claim still stands true.
Check this picture of him and I.
Who taught him how to pose like a rapper? Anyone want to fess up?'s not the parents and it couldn't be Parker 'cause he's too busy getting black and blue!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My First Shiner!

This is what happens when I fall off my chair.
I am now 'punished' and have to seat in my high chair for all meals. Not cool.
I'm telling all my buddies and girlfriends, "If you think I look bad, you should see the other guy!"
The parents predict I'll only be able to see out of one eye by tomorrow.
I'll keep you all posted.

And here's my cool brother at the beach.