The 52 Project/Week 11

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This week we adopted Finn, a sweet and spunky little Maine Coon mix kitty cat.  You have both been chasing Finn around yelling “Maow Maow!!!!  Hold it!!!  Hold it!!!”.  Luckily Finn is not easily spooked by either of you or the two dogs (Charlie and Frei).  Finn is very interested in everything you guys are doing…in the picture above Cody, you were “cooking” for Finn.  Avett, you have been so excited to have a kitty…you giggle hysterically every time I put Finn in your lap and lean over to give Finn kisses every chance you get.  Absolutely precious!

The 52 Project/Week 10

One of your favorite activities right now is playing in the water.  Outside, in the sink, in the tub….doesn’t matter.  You just LOVE playing in water.  You will spend hours pouring water from one cup into another…from a pitcher into a bowl…from the bowl back into the cup.  Cody, you will gather up several items and say, “Wash hands!  Wash hands!” and are wanting to go to the hallway bathroom and just let the water from the sink fill up your containers so you can pour them from one thing to another.  Today I let you pull up your chairs to the kitchen sink and just let you play while I got dinner together!  As usual, Avett, you wanted to be in your diaper only… naked baby time is the best time!

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The 52 Project/Week 9

In an attempt to beat the July heat we decided to popsicle paint.  I decided to call it popsicle paint, because you two couldn’t decide if your paint was a popsicle, or part of an art project.  : )  I basically froze some of your paint, inserted a “handle”, gave you a canvas and let you go to town!IMG_2760IMG_2763IMG_2775IMG_2771IMG_2768IMG_2767IMG_2776 IMG_2778IMG_2782 IMG_2783As with any project involving paint, you were ready to paint handprints Cody!IMG_2805IMG_2806 IMG_2802 Uh oh Cody…you have that wild look in your eyes!IMG_2800 IMG_2799 IMG_2796 Avett, everything became part of your canvas….your face…the table…the house.  : )IMG_2793 IMG_2791  The finished product.  Perfection!IMG_2809

 

The 52 Project/Week 7

This was a big week!  Nana & Papa’s gift for your birthday arrived!!!  A new fabulous playground!!!  We had it installed on a Friday and because it was cemented into the ground we had to keep you off of it until Saturday morning…this was QUITE the challenge! You guys were so cute on Saturday morning…we tried to get you to eat breakfast to no avail.  You wanted to see the playground!

Pardon the foggy pictures.  It was so humid outside my camera kept fogging up!

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The 52 Project-Week 2

Yesterday we decided to throw on our bathing suits and have some fun on the deck.  We started by filling up the water table, adding a squirt of dish soap, and having a good old fashioned car wash…

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Avett, you thought the cookie monster car looked especially dirty and needed a deep clean…

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Cody, you had a great time just pouring the soapy water between these two cups.  You were so focused and did a great job keeping the water in the cups!

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And then…you thought you needed a soapy beard.  : )

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Avett, you kept saying “Bubbles!  Bubbles!” and had a great time just feeling the bubbles between your fingers…

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While Avett dipped his toes in the pool, Cody decided to water my pot of mint and petunias with her bumble bee watering can…

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Avett, I love that when you are really concentrating you stick out your tongue to help you focus…

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Rush hour traffic puts Cody in a bad mood…

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At least her curls look fabulous.  : )

 

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AVETT!  Are you pouring your bubbles into the water table????  Can you say

B-U-S-T-E-D?

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52 Project/Week 1

Today I decided to start off the 52 Project while you were playing on the deck having your snack.  We spend most of our playtime outside these days.  Both of you chant “Shoushide? Shoushide?” before we are even done with breakfast.

Watermelon is a big hit right now with you Cody…

 

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Avett, you are getting over a brutal cough right now and begged for yogurt at the refrigerator.  You are intently working on mastering your “spoon skills”.

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Both of you are both obsessed with rocks right now.  You collect them in a bucket from the yard and driveway, throw them into the kiddie pool, and will hold onto them for hours at a time.  Cody was playing with one on the porch today…I love this of your sweet little belly button!

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The 52 Project-Coming Soon To A Blog Near You.

While I’ve had the camera out a lot in the last two years I truly feel like it is never going to be enough.  Each day brings a flood of precious moments with these sweet kids that I feel like I can never possibly come close to capturing all of the reasons in a day that I feel lucky to be their mother.  I cannot believe I am celebrating Avett and Cody’s 2nd birthday.  I’ve thought long and hard about what to do for them for their birthday this year.  We REALLY don’t need any more toys…especially since a mixing bowl and a spatula are all they really need to be happy.  So, I’m going to try to do something a bit more personal…something that will tell them a little more about their mother and hopefully capture some of their precious and fleeting childhood memories.  Every week I am going to get out the camera and take some portraits that capture a day in the life of our little family.  Happy second birthday to the funniest, sweetest, cuddliest little two year olds I know.  You are loved more than you can possibly imagine and joy follows you everywhere.