Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our little turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We had a great holiday with family and friends. On Tuesday, MJ had a "Thanksgiving Feast" at his preschool. I was in charge of set up with a couple of the other moms - it was such a cute party! MJ's class dressed as pilgrims, and the older 2-year old class dressed up as indians.

"I'm a pilgrim!"

Thanksgiving day was wonderful. I ran the Atlanta Half Marathon that morning and had a blast running in a race for the first time this year! Steve was extremely busy taking care of the boys and cooking the turkey while I ran. We had some of Steve's family and the Dubose (my sister-in-law's family) over for dinner. Steve did TWO turkeys - one fried and one on the Green Egg...both were DELICIOUS!!! I still can't decide which one I liked more.

On Friday morning, my family came over for a champagne brunch. MJ and Ty had so much fun visiting with everyone (as always)!
Here are a few pictures...

Ofcourse, both boys have their hands in their mouths!


Champage brunch

Ty wore MJ's old Thanksgiving outfit, so I decided to compare can definitely tell that they are brothers!!!!

MJ (3 weeks old at the time of this picture)

Ty (7 weeks old)

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of turkey and pie! GO JACKETS!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moms on Call

As many of you know, Ty has been a terrible sleeper...Steve and I basically did not sleep for the first month of his life. Last Monday I reached my breaking point. After yet another sleepless night, I decided to do the Moms on Call online seminar. (For those of you interested, you can check out They teach a lot about basic baby care, but their specialty is getting your baby to sleep at night. Two words: IT WORKS! I started implementing their method, and Ty now only wakes up once a night to feed. I no longer feel like a walking zombie! So, I just wanted to say THANK YOU, Moms on Call, for making me feel human again!

Last weekend, my parents watched the kids so Steve and I could go to the GT vs Miami game. It was a beautiful day, and it was so nice to actually be able to socialize and watch a football game without chasing a toddler or feeding an infant! I was sad to see Tech lose (again), but we still had a great time.

Granddad and MJ planting flowers for mommy

Ty - 6 weeks old!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MJ is TWO!

Happy Birthday, M.J.!! (eating his birthday biscuit)

MJ turned 2 last Friday (Nov. 5th). I can't believe it! We had a pretty low key day in preparation for his birthday bash on Saturday. We had a Thomas the Train themed party in our backyard, and it was a blast! The kids had fun jumping in the "bouncy house" and playing on the swingset and in the sand box.

Steve had this sign made for the party

Fun in the "bouncy house"

MJ's Thomas cake (It was made by Publix...who knew they made such cute cakes?!). He subsequently devoured two pieces!

Our family on MJ's 2nd birthday

We had a busy weekend between MJ's party, my friend, Carrie's, wedding shower, and the Falcons/Bucs game! Steve's brother, Andrew (who is the long snapper for the Buccaneers) was able to sneak away for a couple hours on Saturday to visit Ty for the first time and wish MJ a happy birthday.

We took MJ and Ty to the pediatrician today for their 2 year old and one month old check-ups, respectively. They are both doing great. MJ is in the 80th percentile for height and weight. Ty has gained TWO pounds in the past 3 weeks - YAY!

Here is a picture of Ty this morning (5 weeks)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

October Fun

I just loved this picture of MJ and Ty, so I decided to start the post with it. :)

We have been having a lot of fun (in spite of MANY sleepless nights) the past couple of weeks.
MJ was a "T. Rex" for Halloween, and he had a blast trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. He got scared of some of the decorations (moving skeletons, monsters, etc.), but he powered through. Ty was my little lion and seemed content in the stroller.

MJ had a Halloween party at school, and his class had a "parade" in the parking lot to show off their costumes. Note to self - not a great idea to have a bunch of almost-2-year-olds see their mommies - they all started crying! I felt so bad for the poor teachers. Once I got out of sight, though, MJ was happy to be back in the classroom without me.

Grandma and Grandpa Engle took MJ to a pumpkin patch up in Dawsonville, and he is still talking about it!

We went down to our cabin just south of Griffin last weekend. Steve shot AT a deer...still no luck in the hunting department, but he had a lot of fun. MJ loved the cabin, and he had fun seeing all of the animals. Ty did great on the car ride there and back.
When MJ was 2 weeks old, we took him to the cabin and I took a picture of Steve holding him. I took the same picture this year with Steve and Ty - it's a little scary how similar they are! See pics below.

MJ as T.Rex

Ty the little Lion - the costume was supposed to be 0-3 months, but I swear I could have fit into it! haha

MJ's school parade. Note that he let go of the rope and is headed straight for me!

Grandpa Engle with MJ at the pumpkin patch

Steve and Ty (3.5 weeks old)

Steve and MJ when he was 2 weeks old
Stay tuned...MJ turns TWO tomorrow and we have a big party on Saturday!!!