Photo of the "Meadows" family taken at the Dallas Zoo
(Paul is missing since he's taking the picture)
I've been meaning to write a bit about the boys. They are officially 2 1/2 years old and I don't want to forget the little things that are happening.
They are still sleeping in their cribs, but they could climb out if they thought about it. I'm dreading the toddler beds and the freedom (for them) that comes with it. They are both talking really well. They can count, say most of the ABCs, and they know their colors. Sean can count to 21 with very little help. They still use their pacis and I know I need to start weening them off of it, but I just haven't had the energy yet. We have them in swimming class, but they don't really like it. They would prefer just to play in the pool without someone telling them what to do. When they are tired, they twirl their hair at the top of their foreheads. They are both extremely independent.
Me and the boys before betime. They are twirling their hair but they are NOT *yawn* sleepy!!
Paul and the boys after their haircut.
Sean's favorite color is blue. He's sensitive and a bit obsessive/compulsive. He considers things before attempting them, mostly. When he doesn't get his way he breaks down into crying, repeating over and over what it is that he wants. He's usually laying on the floor at this point and throwing anything he can get his hands on. He likes apples, strawberries, grapes, bananas, popcorn, juice, coffeemilk (chocolate milk), Eggos, Chipotle, meatballs, corndogs, chips and yogurt. He loves to dance and give me hugs. He likes to be chased by Daddy and he likes for ME to sing Old McDonald. He's very affectionate most of the time. He has the most beautiful smile, even with the chipped tooth.
Chris's favorite color is orange. He has a strong sense of justice... and he knows when he's been wronged. He's athletic and loves to run and jump. When he doesn't get his way he throws a HUGE tantrum complete with screaming and hitting. This one has a bit of a temper. He likes CANDY - thanks mom. He also likes bananas, strawberries, grapes, pop tarts, popcorn, juice, coffeemilk, meatballs, corn dogs, chips, yogurt and anything he can find on the floor. He sometimes eats rocks at school. We know because it makes it's way through his digestive system and into his diaper. He loves music and being chased by Daddy. He loves to sing his ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle and Itsy Bitsy Spider. He's affectionate mostly when he wants something or when he thinks I'm upset. He's quite contrary - but he'll tell you he's not. He smiles with his eyes which lights his face up.
They LOVE going to see Pop and Didi, and lately they even like Church! Yay for small miracles :-)