Just some fun pics of the boys at Monkey Joe's!!!



So the other day I was trying to get James to say his name correctly--he always pronounces it Janes--So after several unsuccessful attempts I said okay how bout Jimmy--He said Jimmy and I said good job--well yesterday I had forgotten about our little chat and called him James all day--then this morning we were playing where's James (one of his favorite games) when all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he pokes his head out of hiding and says--"I no Janes--I Jimmy" well okay buddy......fast forward 20 minutes.........we are playing where's James--again--and I start calling "where's James--where's James" when I here a voice from hiding exclaim (in a way only James oops Jimmy can) "HEY I JIMMY NOW"

Man that kid is hilarious--he keeps me on my toes that's for sure.


Chase's sweet dance moves.

We were riding in the car the other day and Chase decided to break out into song and his sweet dance moves--luckily we got some of it on video so enjoy the fun.
Chase has really been into music lately and will suddenly burst into songs--songs that we don't listen to very often--but apparently he likes so much--that he memorizes them--for example: I don't know who sings this song or much of anything else about this song but the chorus goes--"Say what you need to say, say what you need to say" repeated a few times--Chase sings it all the time--very cute! Another is All I wanna do--by Sugarland loves the chorus of that one!!!!! It's so cute to sit in the other room and listen to him sing his songs while he plays--I love it--and we love music in our house so it's just awesome.



It seems that life is flying by so quickly. The boys continue to amaze us daily. James is getting so much better in his speech and can answer questions appropriately. Chase is also improving he too is now answering questions instead of repeating them. I took the two of them to a sporting goods store yesterday to get a rack for my bike so I can ride it to work. As we walked in James started asking for a football. Every time we turned a corner he would ask again. Finally as we were getting ready to leave he said daddy play football pease. I had to do it. So we went and found the cheapest football they had, brought it home and played catch in the living room until he got tired. It was a lot of fun. It will be great when they are old enough to go outside and throw the ball to each other. I can just see them running routes with me as the defense or preferably the quarterback, a lot less running. Something to look forward to I guess.


Frogs, Snails and puppy dog tails............

Well frogs anyway--it's Joe's turn again so here it goes!

We were cleaning up the back yard the other day and I found a frog. I put it up on the deck so the boys could play with it. It was so cute to watch them try to hop after it and find it. We tried to take a video but didn't have the battery power. We'll have to make sure to keep it charged. Chase was very afraid at first but later turned into the perfect little frog. He would get down and hop just like his little froggie friend. Another cute happening last week was Thursday. I was bringing in the trash cans from the road and James wanted to help. He looked up at me and said "I hep da'ey." Since there were two cans I let him bring one back to the house. When we got back to the house I put the can I had next to the house and went to grab the other from James. He quickly told me "no I do it." He tried 2 or 3 times before finally looking up at me with a look of utter humility and said "okay Da'ey hep pease." It was the cutest little face I've ever seen and the little voice that came along with it was priceless. One of my favorite attributes that both of the boys have is their willingness to help. They usually pick up after themselves and put their toys away. They'll happily put things in the trash, which sometimes isn't the best thing. They put shoes away or put dishes in the sink. They just love to help. We couldn't ask for two better boys. They bring so much joy and laughter to our home, and they really are helpful.


So we started about a month ago--riding bikes as a family--besides the weight loss benefits--and the sore muscles--we are having a blast!!!! The boys love it too. And I think they are adorable in their helmets. James gets so excited while we are riding that he becomes(for lack of a better description) a bobble-head--which makes it really hard for Mom to steer the bike! We have yet to crash though! We enjoy it so much that last week we logged about 40 miles on our bikes--not to shabby if you ask me.