With 2 very mobile and curious boys we had to figure out a way to keep them safe while roaming around.. we decided to take our loft area and turn it into kid central. We gated it off and it became baby/toy/spit up central, you name it. It worked out really well and we were able to baby/kid proof everything and gate them in to boot! Marco was getting more and more into music and dancing and Michael wanted to try and climb up everything. Our first Halloween was fun but it ended up being a rainy night so we dressed the boys in their outfits and took them around the cul de sac in their wagon.
Rolly Pollies.. the monkeys are on the move. Gone are the days that we could set them down and have them stay in the same place.. They started solids at 4 months and one of their favorites was Banana-cado.. sweet potatoes were also pretty good.. I actually did a really good job with them and making all of their food for a while. I did try to do green beans but neither of them liked the consistency but it was so sweet trying new things. It was a mess and I’m thankful that Boba was around to help clean up. I’m sure she finally figured out that having them here was a good thing for her because there were scraps of food flying – everywhere. Both were blah blah blah’ing up a storm – Michael was the first to say Mama and that was in August of 2009. Melted my heart right away 😉 Marco was more of a grunter so we dubbed him Marcosaurus.. From early on Marco loved music – I mean if you were to look up “Dance too much booty in your pants” Marco’s picture would be there. 🙂 Michael was a mover and shaker – he was on the go and in to everything.. He was dubbed our Evil Kineval. Michael would try it and Marco would watch – if all went well with whatever stunt was being tested Marco would follow.
Once we got the hang of it and the boys were sleeping through the night, things became more fun. 🙂 We were starting to learn their personalities – Michael was a super fussy eater for some reason and Marco would cry out in “Gheeeee’s”! Michael liked to eat in a variety of different positions! When Marco would get upset we would always cheer for him to give us a Gheeee!
Michael loved to jumpy jump!
Mr. Marco aka Uncle Fester.. so serious!
We dubbed these their first Drivers License pictures.
Hey - what are you doing over there? Little did we know that this was totally the preview of what's to come 🙂
Such little rolly pollies (sp?).. they were moving, shaking and ready to be on the go. Michael cut his first tooth at 6 months, Marco took a little longer but that sure wasn’t a sign of him being behind. It’s funny how both Baby A (Michael) and Baby B (Marco) could be so different yet so similar. Michael started out as heavier and longer than Marco but that only took a few months to change. Marco surged ahead and pretty much stayed a poundish heavier and just a tad bit longer. How in the world did they both fit in my belly? Smashed and crunched! I’m thankful that they put up with each other in such close quarters for as long as they did 😉
Here are some things to be sure to include!
With my brother Chris - I love you. Septemberish 2008
In Atlanta for the Lions game and Mike with a random Lion fan.. At that game he also met Ernie Sims grandma.. Who knew that in the "A" you really did keep it real?
It was very hard in the beginning and I think, well, I know I blocked a lot out but these 2 munkins made for less sleep then I think we were ever prepared for. I am very thankful for Mike’s Mom – Nana – who was there every step of the way. Without her I’m not sure what I would have done.. I was pretty much on a first name basis with our pediatricians because I called about every little thing. 🙂 They were very nice and walked me through it but I’ve seen what a wonderful man my husband has turned into and his mom had everything to do with it. The first 3 months were a blur but the boys were growing and happy! We were so thankful and felt so blessed to have them in our lives.
Who needs a changing table?
Michael sleeping with lil wasp legs 🙂
Mr. Marco and Mommy