Monday, October 13, 2008

The Long Lost Sea World Pictures

When we were in San Marcos last weekend, we realized we had never put up the pictures from our trip to Sea World in San Antonio on Labor Day weekend. I guess with the West Virginia trip we somehow missed that one. Anyway, we had a great time - Mimi and Papi came down and we all (Granna, Grandaddy, Aunt Lindsay, Numna, and Great Aunt Bee) celebrated Lindsay's, Granna's and my birthday. The kids had a great time, but they enjoyed running around as much or more than Shamu and the gang.


Sea World and Aaron's 28th

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pumpkin Cookies!

Combining two of Owen and Mason's most recent words/obsessions, we made some pumpkin cookies this afternoon at Aunt Bee's place in San Marcos. Our family is back together now (I'm back from 6 weeks in West Virginia). We even have Jaxson back! Enjoy the pics of us topping off a lazy weekend.

Pumpkin Cookies

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jibber Jabbering and Singing

Owen and Mason are picking up lots of new words lately. Here's a quick rundown:
Pumpkin (kuh-kin)
Paci (tah-see)
Bunny (nunny)
Banana (nana)
Off (op, off, or opf-switches daily)
Apple (papple)
Bubble (buh-boh)
Truck (cuck)
Car (cah)
Sky (ky)
Tree (tee)
Numna (nuh-na)
Yellow (lellell or something like that)
Bella (ella)

This brings word count up to around 40. Wow!

New animal noises:
Elephant-buurrrrr, raises arm like a trunk
Goat-boo (They can't distinguish when I say ghost or goat)

Owen and Mason have been learning new songs, too. Mason is better at singing them and Owen is better at dancing to them. They make a good team!
  • ABC's: Mason doesn't say the actual letters but he hums the tune. It is very clear when he gets to the 'E-F-G' part.
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider: Mason starts singing some random tune that doesn't sound like any song in particular, but he tries to make the spider with his hands while he's singing. I've been singing this to them a lot so I know it's what he's trying to do. He has such a sweet little voice.
  • Owen loves to make up his own songs. He is constantly singing something. He always has a song in his head. He'll usually start dancing, too.
  • Backyardigans: We got a Backyardigans Halloween DVD and the kids love it. They mostly like the theme song though. We were walking down the hall of our hotel here in WV and I started singing the song. Both Owen and Mason stopped in their tracks so they could dance to it.
  • Disney Sing Along: My mom pulled out an old VHS that my sister and I watched when we were kids. Owen and Mason loved it and I was trying to figure out how to get it onto DVD since I'm pretty sure my parents are the only people left who still have a VCR too. I happened to look at Babies R Us and found it! Same version! Amazing! I couldn't resist and it has proven to be an all-time favorite. Both kids are mesmerized for the entire length of the DVD. It's a great way to distract them so I can get things done!