I've been thinking back on what life was like last year at this time, with the boys. Then, today when I read one of my blog reads, heir to Blair, I was inspired by her new weekly Friday posting, Flashback Fridays. I think this will a) give me a reason to be more diligent with my blogging b) remember those stories and moments from our past when I wasn't being diligent in my blogging that I want to remember.
In a few days, we'll be hitting the road to travel to Minnesota to visit family and friends. We did this last summer; in fact, I think we'll be visiting Minnesota every summer, as it's the best way to escape the heat of Texas summers. As I have been preparing and packing for the trip I've realized, again how much has changed from last year, at this time with the boys.
The twinkies had just started eating solids and were guzzling over 30 oz of milk a day from bottles. They were sitting up and rolling around, but other than that we didn't have to worry about them getting into too much. Sawyer was still in diapers, since we really hadn't even considered potty training him. And Sawyer's language had just started to take-off with more and more new words each day added to his vocabulary.
Look at the evidence below. These pictures were taken last year on the 24th of June, 2010.
Here's Jack, sporting his toothless grin. As I'm writing this, I'm remembering that the twinkies cut their first tooth while we were on the road, last summer.
Posted by Sarah Jean at 11:14 PM
Last weekend we packed our bags (not as many as you might think!) and headed to Galveston beach with some friends. The condo we stayed at had amazing beach views for the boys; just look at the picture below taken from our balcony! The boys loved crossing "the bridge" to get to the sand and waves each day.
Our first night in the condo (well, actually both nights!) Finn did not sleep very well. He spiked a fever in the middle of the first night, but was icy cold by morning. In fact, he slept so late that I had to wake him up, so he could get some breakfast. I really do not think the picture below truly captured his "hangover" look this particular morning. Upon some mama investigating, the likely culprit of all his misery were his canine teeth. They were the worst for Sawyer in his teething days and this seems to be true for the twinkies, as well, especially Finn.
All the boys got to try some surfing with their dada. I do not think any of them would describe this event as their favorite beach experience, but they all have plenty of time to develop their water sporting skills.
Posted by Sarah Jean at 9:03 PM
Sawyer was introduced to the Disney Pixar movie, Cars, after his second birthday. In fact, I remember the event quite well; we were traveling to Minnesota for spring break in an airplane. The twins were just three months old and Sawyer had just turned two. In preparing for the trip, I had purchased the DVD hoping the flight would be a bit easier with a new movie to watch.
Posted by Sarah Jean at 9:38 PM