Chinny, Chin and Chin

This is our first blog so don't blame us if we don't know what we're doing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Excersaucer joy!

Thank you to Cleo and parents for letting Mia borrow your exersaucer. Mia loves it, and because she's content in there for up to 30 minutes, we love it too!

Mia in her party dress
Brady, open your eyes
That's better

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Wilfork Rules

Ever play the game "Simon Says" when you were young? Well, in our household Simon carries no weight, but Wilfork certainly carries a lot (pun intended).

I can hear all of our non-New England readers saying "who is Wilfork?" Wilfork, as in Vince Wilfork, is the 325 pound nose tackle for the New England Patriots, and the most recent idle of my son. We're not fully sure how this all happened, but as I mentioned in an earlier blog entry Brady has become 110% boy overnight.

Two Sunday's ago Irene insisted that we watch the Patriots game (which was quite annoying because TLC was having a "What not to wear" marathon running that day that I was just dying to watch). During the game Brady asked "who is that?" pointing to Vince Wilfork on the TV. We explained it was Wilfork and then all game Brady would periodically (or repeatedly) ask "where's Wilfork?" By the way, in case you are wondering, the answer is always the same - "he's in the middle"

Anyway, it went from "where's Wilfork" to being "I'm going to be big and strong like Wilfork". Then we quickly learned that if we said Vince Wilfork did something then Brady would too --

- Vince Wilfork wears gloves when it's cold out....
- Vince Wilfork eats vegetables and noodles to get big and strong....
- Vince Wilfork takes naps...
- Vince Wilfork uses the potty...

You get the picture. We're not sure how long this will last, but everyday includes a healthy discussion around Vince Wilfork. While it lasts, we are going to continue to use it to our advantage. :)

My son's role model - a 300+ pound black man with freakish athletic abilities
The Patriots say he's 325 pounds, but this picture implies they are about 50 pounds light!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Halloween on a Friday night. It doesn't get much better than that. Well, maybe if I was back in college again preparing for an epic halloween costume party would be better, but as far as life with kids goes, this is about as fun as it gets.

Brady was a race car this and not only Friday night, but Saturday and Sunday too. He even raked leaves with me wearing his costume. At least we're getting our money's worth out of that purchase.

Brady's friend Cleo (ladybug) and Andre (Drago) also came over to trick or treat together. Mia was a lion.

Brady was excited to start the night with a lolly pop

Mia joined the fun as a lion

The mighty dragon eyes the little lady bug's lolly pop