Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Henry and Elliot had a wonderful Christmas, with lots and lots of presents to open. Here is a little sample of their different opening styles. Henry tears with the sole goal of uncovering the gift; Elliot tears little pieces of paper off, bit by bit. Henry's is cleaner; Elliot's takes longer and prolongs the enjoyment. Both are such fun to watch!

Auntie Daphne, Uncle Seth, Uncle Alex, Grandma Judi and Grandpa Don all came over for dinner and more gifts. This Boxing Day has been all about sugar, wildness and not-listening-or-sitting-for-dinner. The boys were off to bed at 7:28 and nary a peep has been heard from their room. Phew!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Henry and Elliot Love:

Frosty the Snowman, as of today. The 50 times prior they didn't give a rip.
Jingle Bells, especially Elliot
X-mas lights, of course.
"The Christmas Tree Song," which is my made up rendition of Oh Christmas Tree.
Presents, books specifically. I think the book part has to do with thus far they have each only opened one present. Guess what they were?
Wooden Spoons
mini whisks
"warm chocolate", as opposed to hot chocolate, of course.
Yo Gabba Gabba
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Cement Mixers (Henry)
Diggers and all other construction equipment(Elliot).
The color blue (Henry)
Buzz Lightyear (Henry)
drawing with crayons or markers (Elliot)
Reading books (Henry more so)
wall*e (Elliot)
Mama's Bracelet (Elliot, past 24 hours only)
"Going to work. Going to meetings" (both)
making mischief (both, oh lord)

What's really interesting is that Henry is the ringleader for deciding whose is whose. He laid claim to the blue cups, assigning Elliot the green. It took Elliot about 6 weeks to go along with, and insist upon using the green cups. Henry fell in love with a "Mixer Puzzle" and deemed all others inferior (and therefore Elliot's). For the most part Elliot is easy going and flows right along with whatever. However, this past week they are obsessed with wooden spoons. Gone are the days when they would share or trade; we are in full battle mode over these spoons. Some replacements are acceptable occasionally. Occasionally mama removes all spoons from sight!

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Auntie Daphne knitted this awesome digger sweater for Elliot. He has been so excited about it. Here is a video of the first time he put it on!