Monday, April 9, 2012

the boys

Liam walks and talks. In fact, he runs. And he climbs. On everything. We have to be careful, because he knows how to pull out a kitchen chair and climb all the way up on the table. He answers yes/no questions with a head nod or an adorable "no." And he knows what he's saying. The other week I said, "Can you say Thank You?," and he nodded his head "yes" and walked away. Touché, kid. He can say "thank you," "all done," "water," and "banana." As well as mama and dada and a few other words here and there. And he can tell you what a dog says. Liam has also started throwing some impressive tantrums. This kid knows what he wants.

Liam tends to live on the edge. This was his preferred play spot on Saturday--perched precariously on the edge of his little table. So I just threw some sweatshirts and a pillow on the floor next to him. He never fell off.

Graham is starting to use more phrases and occasionally graces us with a sentence. His favorite is "Where are you?" He practically sings it. When I pull up to the house, I say, "Let's go inside and see Daddy!" and he says, "Daddy! Where aaare you?" Melts my heart. "C'mon" is also one of his favorite things to say. It's adorable...unless we are busy and can't c'mon even though he says it ten million times while pulling on our clothes. He talks non-stop, and more and more of that talking is becoming intelligible. It's exciting! And, of course, Graham's tantrums are in full force. That's okay. We still like him.

Graham occasionally requests that I get out the yoga mats and put on a yoga video for him.

Everyone told me that the first year of having kids this close in age would be the hardest and that it would get easier after that. I'd beg to differ. The first year wasn't that hard. This stage right now seems much more trying. Two kids who want your constant attention and throw tantrums and hit each other? Nah. The first year was easier. We'll keep them, though.

easiest headband you will ever ever make

Last week I was in serious need of a headband. A very casual one since I was dressed in jeans and a t-shirt with a very VERY messy top knot on my head (hence the need to camouflage the disaster that was framing my face) and needed to look semi decent to run errands with Christian and the boys.

I have a pile of race t-shirts in my closet waiting to be made into a snuggle-on-the-couch blanket. So I took one of the shirts, cut off the bottom 2 inches, twisted that loop into a smaller double loop, and put it on my head.

Fit perfectly.

Disastrous head of hair camouflaged.

Ta-da! Easiest headband you will ever EVER make.

Really. Who needs Pinterest when you are this creative? Shoot.