Friday, August 24, 2012

Trains trains trains

Trains are all the rage for our boys!!! Yesterday, Joy's mom got the boys a wooden train set. They love it. The boys love taking the tracks apart. Sometimes they manage to put it back together a little bit. Jacob came outside with me to take dog out and he brought all the trains with him. So cute.

We've been watching train videos off YouTube. The other night, I found a video with the conductor blowing the horn. Jasper started mimicking him and putting his hand in air and saying "choo choo."

I put a different video on, Jasper said "no!" and took the phone. He then managed to scroll down in YouTube and select the video with the conductor again. He then played more with the phone and even managed to almost post a picture of his special blanket on pintrest.

The Polar Express movie has been playing on loop in our house. One of the first things Jacob does is points to the tv and says "choo choo.". We are getting some other train movies from the library, so we hope to switch it up.

It's really fun to listen to the boys go on and on about trains.

Last weekend, we went to my parents'' house for my sister's birthday. We played on my parents jungle gym just about the whole time. I managed to swing next to Jacob and push him at the same time. He got such a kick out of it. Later on Jasper came by and I was able to push them both and swing at the same time. Very fun!!! Bet it looked funny!!

Joy ordered the boys their thing 1 and thing 2 Halloween costumes!!!! Can't wait for boo at the zoo this year!!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Choo and slide

Choo choo is in full effect!!! Yesterday, the boys found out Joy can draw trains. Joy said they kept bringing her blank pages so she would draw a choo choo.

Last night, I got them to finally settle down and go to sleep by playing videos of trains on my phone off YouTube. Jacob woke up around 5 this morning very unhappy. When he finally settle down and got some fishes, he handed me my phone and said "choo." So cute and funny!

After gymnastics on Sunday. We bought the boys a 4ft slide and put it in our living room. Are we not the coolest parents?? Joy put it together while I tried to put the boys to sleep on a walk/library stroller ride.

Boys ended up getting cake at the library because the library was celebrating their anniversary.

The boys we're thrilled with the slide. They slid themselves down and cars. Jasper loves sitting on the top especially when watching tv. He just chills up there. There is also a tent under the slide that they love.

Sunday, I took the boys to the mall to get indians tickets. I blasted music on the way. At first Jasper said "no." Then I asked them both if they hear the drum and I started pretending I was hitting drums (while at a stop light). They then started mimicking. I later saw Jasper nodding, like headbanging while Jacob drummed.

Monday, we had a dance party. All of us were dancing to the Beatles. We all had fun, dancing and chasing. Joy chased the boys a lot saying "rawr!!". They laughed so hard!!!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Twinsburg Festival 2012

The rest of vacation was fun but think I wore out the boys. I think I need to be less "go go go" with them because near the end they seemed tired and grumpy.

Saturday, we did the Twinsburg festival. This year we did the parade. We arrived a little late and got there about ten minutes before the parade. We raced down and quickly jumped into the parade.

This year the theme was twin power. So everyone was dressed as super heroes. Joy made up the boys wagon and made shirts. The night before Joy, Joy's mom, and I came up with playlist of classic super hero theme songs. We played it off the iPod as walked in parade.

The boys loved the parade. They loved waving and saying hi to people. They were in the wagon for about half the time then got antsy so we let them walk. They held hands most of the time. We got tons of pictures and video.

After the parade, we watched the rest of the parade. I couldn't believe the amount of twins. There were over 2000 twins registered.

The boys then played in a field with my parents. Then we walked to the festival.

We got balloons for the boys and we went to the playground. Every kid there was well behaved and sharing, It was really neat. Must have something to do with twins. The boys loved playing!

After that, my parents got us all lemon-aides. The boys loved it!

It was a lot of fun!!! Can't wait to find out what next year will be like.

On the ride home, the boys had McDonald's and burger king fries. They then fell asleep.

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