Wednesday, September 26, 2012

my littles

i attended a baby shower last year where my friend said the best thing you could give your child is a sibling. even though at the time of that shower i had 2 kids and logan liked baby emma, nothing could prepare me for the absolute joy i get from watching my 2 kids together now that emma is getting older. it basically melts my heart. they really are the best of friends. of course that's not to say they don't have their moments (like logan going into panic mode because emma messes up his train track). but really, those moments are much fewer than the ones where they are best buds. more and more logan includes emma when he plays and nothing is better than hearing emma's belly laugh and knowing it is logan that is making her so happy! 
 practicing somersaults (although emma's is really just downward facing dog)
can you tell they are watching a show?! both of them are smiling for the camera, but can't be distracted from the tv!
they both have balls up their shirts! logan put one up emma's so she could be like him!
these two love their lovies
wearing each other's hats
with the high price of diapers, i am glad to know part of the cost could also include the box being used as a toy!
she was stuck and couldn't get herself down
the box became their pirate ship and luckily we found a few "scopes"
different skin tones and definitely different body types (at least for now)
a game of 52 card pick up
these littles of mine are so much fun. i love being their mom!
here are some things about them right now that i don't want to forget:
emma (17 months)
loves logan's little potty. apparently it's a great reading spot. if i can't find emma she is often in the bathroom hanging out or wreaking some sort of havoc (the latest thing she loves to play with in there are tampons and pantiliners. awesome!)
she loves her "baby faces" book
she laughs when other people are laughing, even though she doesn't understand why yet.
she loves to climb up on things and has started carrying around our fhe box and using it as a stool.
she will randomly stand with her back up against the wall and i'm not sure why
she gets into everything! she is a dumper/bag emptier/bookshelf clearer/drawer emptier and leaves a trail behind her wherever she goes.
she will totally smile for the camera.
she's just started saying "uh oh" and it's adorable
she clasps her little hands together when we sway prayers (sometimes)
she loves to say "bye!"
lately when it's been time to get her dressed she'll run away from us and she thinks it is so funny!
logan (3 years)
he loves to make up songs. they are so silly and make absolutely no sense!
he can bust a move! this boy loves to dance.
he has to have a flashlight at night to sleep.
he currently likes to sleep sideways in bed
he has recently been calling all of his friends "buddy"
he's obsessed with "yo gabba gabba"
we have almost daily dance parties to "baby" (justin bieber) and "call me maybe"
when we play basketball together and i make a basket, he'll say "good shot mom!" it just makes me happy.
when it's time to turn off a show and he isn't ready, he'll put the remote down his shirt (as if that would stop me)

every night at dinner he tells the funniest made-up stories. 
the other day when we were watching "mary poppins" he said to emma, "come hold my hand and we'll dance." he really is such a good brother!
he seems much more grown up in the last few weeks. it's both wonderful and kinda sad. 

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