Thursday, August 26, 2010

August



Well, I posted twice last month and now only once this month. I am failing miserably at staying on top of things and updating my blog. Bummer. Sorry.

I'll make this as fast as possible-

Mason is WALKING! Yes, walking. Actually, maybe I should say running. He moves as fast as those chubby little legs can carry him. He is such a big boy. (see video)

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Brody still crawls. Quickly. He crawls quickly.
And Brody still loves Moxie. Here's a video of him laughing hysterically as he sits at the doggy door and "plays" with her. All she wanted to do was come inside the house. Poor Moxie. She's getting more than she bargained for with these two boys!
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We are having a hard time keeping up with them, hence the lack of posting.

They are now eating almost all finger foods. We have a few jars of baby food in the pantry that I refuse to waste, but they love eating on their own now.

At ten months, Mason weighed 21.9 pounds, and Brody weighed 21.6 pounds. Mason is 29 1/2 inches and Brody is 29 3/4.


So close in weight and size now.

Mason has started to growl when he eats. I'm dying to get it on camera. He also does this when he fake cries. He lowers his voice, opens his mouth really wide, and lets out this moaning sound that cracks us up.


Brody signs "more" at dinner and has the most hearty laugh. He still shakes his head "no, no" on occasion. His scar from the dermoid cyst removal is very small, and we have been keeping Mederma on it regularly.



The boys go to bed about 7 or 7:30. We feed them a bottle at 8:30 and then they sleep until about 6 AM. We use the after-bed-time to get things done around our house.

Mason is a daddy's boy, and Brody is a Mama's boy. We adore it that they have preferences. It will be interesting to see if they stay this way.

I have been trying to cook easier meals. Allen is so dang picky though, although he will not admit it! I cooked some crock pot dressing chicken that I really liked. Neither he nor the boys ate it. I'm cooking crock pot lasagna tonight. I hope it is delicious. I do cook on the weekends, but Allen is not a fan of leftovers. Boo!


Since both boys are mobile now, we often find random things around the house. I found two socks and a teething pacifier in the bathtub this morning. Ha! There was a wooden spoon in the dog bed, and Allen's undies in the middle of the hallway earlier this week. I had spit up in my shoe today, and the TV remote was outside the doggy door. Good grief!

And Mason and Brody both LOVE the dog food and dog water. We literally run to the dog bowls about fifteen times a day because the boys LOVE to eat the dog food and splash in the dog water. Ugh!

Allen's mom, "Bamaw," bought the boys a Toy Story miniature chair. They love climbing in it, on it, around it, over it...



And can you see the bite marks on Brody's bed? So much for resell value. I guess he needs something for all those teeth!

Mason-


Brody-
And this is what happens when you try to get both boys in one picture together:


To say the least, our lives are "consumed." We sure do love our little Mason and Brody though!