Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Fun

Last night it snowed for the first time this season. Originally they were calling for 2-3 feet of snow in our area but things changed over night and we only had about 8-9 inches. It was still the perfect amount to go outside and play in. Both boys had so much fun. We also went sledding at a hill near our house. Both Brandon and Wesley loved it!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kennedy's Birthday Party

Today Wesley went to his friend Kennedy's 4th birthday party. Kennedy is a friend of his from school. The first part of the party was at Build a Bear and the second part was at the Cheesecake Factory. The kids were allowed to pick whatever stuffed animal they wanted and also one outfit. Wesley picked a Batman bear and for his outfit he picked a Ninja turtle shirt and black pants. A lot of Wesley's friends from school were at the party. It was really cute watching him interact with his friends and seeing him get so excited to see them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ice Skating

We went ice skating on Sunday. Brandon has been before but it was Wesley's first time. We were a little worried that we would get there and he would refuse to go on the ice. Ice skating is definitely outside of his comfort zone. He surprised us with not only going on the ice but having so much fun ice skating. My back hurt after we were done from holding him up to help him but I am glad he enjoyed it so much. Brandon did great. He doesn't need to hold onto the wall at all when he ice skates.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Brandon is playing basketball this year for the first time. His team is 1st and 2nd grade boys. His coach is the same coach that he had for soccer which we are so excited about. He is a great coach. Brandon has already learned so much. He started practice in the beginning of December and his first game was on January 10th. He has a game every Saturday through the end of February. Brandon had several shots this week that came really close to going in.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Mommy

My birthday was yesterday. My parents came over last night and had dinner with us to celebrate. My mom made a delicious chicken recipe and broccoli casserole and for cake made a kit kat and m and m cake that I had found on pinterest.

Another Lost Tooth

On Monday night Brandon lost another tooth. I think he is finally done losing teeth for awhile. His smile looks very cute though!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Third Lost Tooth

Brandon lost another tooth last night! This one was very loose and at bedtime he asked me to pull it out.

3 1/2 and 6 1/2

On December 29th Wesley turned 3 1/2 and tomorrow Brandon will be 6 1/2. Since I haven't done an update on the boys in awhile I figured now would be a good time to do one on each.

At 3 1/2 Wesley weighs 34 pounds. I am not positive how tall he is. He wears a size 3t in both shirts and pants and a size 9 shoe. Wesley loves school this year (no crying at drop off!) and has made a lot of good friends at school that he talks about often.

Likes- doggy, Mickey Mouse, Elmo, playing with legos, playing games, playing with Brandon, playing games on the computer, watching shows on Disney Jr., doing puzzles, playing on the leap pad

Dislikes- loud noises, fast rides

Wesley has a great personality. He is a typical 3 year old in that he wants to do everything by himself. Wesley is still a pretty good eater. He is a great sleeper. Most nights he goes to sleep and sleeps right through until the morning, although he is a very early riser.

At 6 1/2 Brandon weighs anywhere from 37-39 pounds depending on the day. I am also not positive how tall he is. He wears a size 5 in pants, a size 5/6 in shirts, and size 11 shoes. He continues to love school and is doing great in 1st grade. He is doing a great job reading still and doing math...especially addition and subtraction. Brandon is playing basketball for the first time and is having so much fun. His first game is coming up this weekend. He has lost 3 teeth so far.

Likes- playing on the computer, his stuffed animals, playing tag games on the tv, playing on the leap pad, doing projects, drawing, playing with Wesley, watching shows on Nick Jr. and Disney Jr., playing with legos, playing games, rides

Dislikes- nothing that I can think of

Brandon also has a great personality. He always has a smile on his face. Brandon has become a much better eater and is willing to try most foods now to see if he likes them. His sleep has gotten better but he still sometimes wakes up 1 or 2 times during the night. If he does he goes right back to sleep.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Yesterday we went to The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. It reminded me a lot of a smaller version of The Museum of Natural History in New York City. There were dioramas of animals, a butterfly garden, dinosaurs, and a kids area with live animals, a play beach, and puzzles. There was also an area to dig for dinosaur fossils. We also saw a presentation about two live animals that are at the academy- a rabbit and a hawk. Both Brandon and Wesley really liked it at the museum.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Yesterday morning we went to the Monmouth Museum. They had a Noon Year's Eve celebration. First the kids got to make noise makers and party hats. Then they had a parade with all of the kids through the museum. It ended with a count down to noon. They passed out gingerale for the kids to toast with and drink. They then got to play in the play area of the museum which they always love.