Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Knock, Knock!

Out of the blue, Dragon decided to tell his first knock, knock joke today!

It was hilarious because I was trying to tell him one on a walk a couple days ago but he was having none of it. At some point around the same time Ben's name was brought up and Ben had explained to Dragon that his name was Daddy and Ben.

Well ... with that background here goes the knock, knock joke.

We were sitting at the table eating breakfast when Dragon suddenly said:

"Knock, knock!"

I said, Who's there?


Mommy who?

".... Mom!"

He then proceeded to say, "Knock, knock"

Me: Who's there?


Daddy who?


His final knock, knock joke of breakfast went like this:

Dragon: "Knock, knock!"

Who's there?

"The kids!"

The kids who?

"The people!!"

Needless to say, I think his jokes will be making it onto a Laffy Taffy wrapper any day now.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


He's developing his imagination and I think that's just awesome. This is what I was imagining while we followed him across the bridge as he marched purposefully with his little wooden sword.

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Photoshop credit to Brooke. Don't know who to credit for the dragon. Thanks internet!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


I think this picture sums up Colt's life:

A silent plea for help that goes unheeded.

Alas, he still manages to have fun most of the time.

I'm so happy that Colt is finally big enough to withstand the love from Dragon in the bath.  ... Sort of.

It makes for two happy little boys.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A 9 month and a 3 year doctor's visit

Dragon had his 3 year check up. He's growing, although, not very quickly. He's now 26 pounds (3rd percentile ... at least he's on the charts!) He's 35.43 inches (7th percentile) which gives me hope we can ride on the little roller coaster this summer at this fun little farm place nearby. He has to be 36 inches to ride!

I remember last year at his 2 year appointment there were so many things he wasn't quite doing yet that most two year olds "should" be doing. Of course that had me worried but I tried to ignore it because I know my little boy and he's stubborn and just does things in his own time. Well, this year, he seems all caught up! He was also very protective of his brother again--apparently his flu shot was traumatizing and he can't let anyone else suffer that fate!

Colt is now 16 pounds 5 ounces which puts him in the 9th percentile. While his height, at 27.28 inches, puts him in the 12th. It's weird having such a big baby! ha. ha. Just kidding. But he is bigger than his brother was! Another fun stat is that his head circumference is exactly average at 50th percentile (45 cm for those who care). We finished off the appointment with one shot which he only momentarily protested and then we headed home to enjoy the rest of our day.

It's always nice going to the doctor and being told your kids are okay. Colt and I sat down and had a little chat and we decided our 12 month checkup goal is to be crawling by then. We barely met our 9 month goal of rolling over so we'll see what happens!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Brothers are awesome ... or terrible

Brothers are awesome ... or terrible. It just depends which child you are.

Dragon has some awesome persuasion skills but I don't think they're quite good enough to convince his brother ... yet.

Although, honestly, if Colt hadn't seen me he probably would have let this go on for a lot longer!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Gummy Smile

Colt's cute little gummy smile is about to disappear. The ork smile is still pretty cute but it's hard to say goodbye to my baby's smile as I know it!

I'm pretty sure his two bottom teeth were working their way in for 2 months but they have finally appeared and Colt is mostly back to his happy self. Of course, now his top teeth are coming in. In fact, one has broken through and the other I can see so it will probably be in within the next week or two. Here's hoping the rest of the teeth come in relatively pain free! ... hahah. Yeah right.