Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Here are a few (actually, kind of a lot of) snapshots of life at our house from the past month or so:

Talmage turns just about everything into a train, including these mandarin orange segments.

I absolutely love these bibs from Ikea. Talmage calls them his "jacket bibs." :) They clean up in a snap, and Talmage has been a much cleaner little boy ever since we got them! A 2-pack is only $4.99, too!


Our boys are very...intense. Wesley is intensely mellow, though--he is such a good, content baby! Here he was sucking ferociously on his hand while cocking his head at me.

Talmage still loves Church. He approaches me with an image like this almost daily and declares, "Ready to go to Church!" On this day he was set on going to Church with his new Bob the Builder DVD and a couple of his trains. Too bad it wasn't's always hard to break that news to him.

My 2-year-old looks like he is at least 10 in this picture--right?!

Ah, that's better. This is what he did when I asked him to give me a good smile. Typical!

He can't sit for long, but he can hold himself upright for a little bit!

He loves standing most of all. When I try to sit him down he often stiffens his legs so I can't bend him and he ends up standing. Don't you love his little stripe of hair right along the bottom? I may just have to trim it and make his near-hairlessness more evenly applied.

Talmage loves Candy Land--thanks, Mays! He also thought tug-of-war with the camera case was thrilling.

He also loves coloring. He has recently started being a lot better at trying to stay in the lines and coloring in full shapes.

Not his best attempt (sometimes he is actually really good at staying in the lines), but he loves these Dot-to-Dot pictures from Grandma Sue!

We've still been having so much fun with his train table!

Wesley doesn't like the bright orange focus light on the camera, so if the room is dim when I take his picture he looks away and stops smiling. It's too bad that usually happens, because he is quite the smiler, and his smiles melt my heart!

Sweet anyway, though, right?

It's always fun to find foods Talmage can make almost all by himself, like toast. 

We have made a major breakthrough with Talmage's eating! I usually pull out a book and tell him if he eats a bite I'll read a page. He will choke down almost anything to get another page read! This boy loves books! On this day he gobbled up his potato soup and toast for lunch while we read. He has become so much better at trying things without complaint and will now eat several bites to earn a page. He has even asked for more of many vegetables like peppers, broccoli, and sundried tomatoes! Hopefully he will bulk up a little more now.

After the Christmas tree was undecorated and waiting to be taken out, Talmage thought it would be fun to load up the front of his bulldozer with pine needles. He meticulously picked them off the tree and put them in his tractor for half an hour or more!

Wesley is still our super sleeper. I often find him sleeping with his extremities suspended in the air. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but both of his hands were completely unsupported while he slept deeply. It always amazes me.

So there's life lately in a nutshell. We still have lots more to come. Hopefully I can get caught up in another week or so!

1 comment:

  1. I love the "I'll read another page if you eat" idea.

    Also, I have a good idea to keep Talmage occupied and happy. Get a huge bucket of pine needles and scatter them on the floor near his trucks. You don't need to have a Christmas tree to have pine needles! :)


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