Sunday, August 19, 2007

Of great concern

When Matt first began cutting his front teeth, Chris and I were a little taken aback by the size of his pearly whites. Then we just chalked it up to it being a proportion thing. Maybe they just looked big because he's small. We can't offer excuses anymore. Matt has gigantic teeth.

Chris turned to me one day and asked, "So which one of your family members had buck teeth?" It was then that I had to come clean with the dark family secret. Although my brother and I both have big teeth, his were unusually large. Before an orthodontist would even touch my brother's teeth, he sent him to a dentist to have 8 permanent teeth pulled to make room in his mouth.

So it appears that Matt inherited his Uncle's teeth (see exhibit A). Let's just hope he didn't inherit his taste in women.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Thank goodness for distressed floors

I've been told by experienced moms that this is definitely a boy thing. Matt and Will love to send toys crashing to the floor, bang them on the windows and smash them against the cabinets. The lounder the sound the better. I sure will be glad when THIS phase is over.

My First Video

I have so many funny videos of the boys, but most of them are too large to upload. I finally took the time to find one that would work. Here's a short video of Matt and his basketball. It's almost a month old but even early on he was working on his dribbling skills.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Road Trip

I figured I needed to elaborate a little on our recent road trip. The one where we traveled 1500 miles in 5 days. I know I mentioned that Chris got a GPS lady to help him navigate the trip and she really was wonderful. I had hoped to come up with a catchy name for her, but I just ended up calling her the "voice of reason." I certainly didn't agree with all her directions, but you can all take a guess as to whom Chris listened to.

It really irritates me sometimes when women gush about how wonderful their husbands and/or children are. That's why it almost pains me to admit that our trip with Matt and Will was easy. They were pretty much perfect travelers except for our first night on the road when we stopped too late. That night we got to relive the first year of their lives by sharing a bed with them. Let's just say we sure don't miss having the boys sleep in bed with us, if you could call what we did sleep.

The rest of the trip was great. Matt and Will loved every minute of it save for their brief encounters with Caddy, the sweetest dog on earth. She freaked them out so bad that they cry when OUR dogs come around now.

A few more photos from the trip. The first one is just to show what we needed for a one night's stay on the road. Scary huh?

Will had his first taste of peach frozen yogurt. I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it.

Nana gave Matt and Will each a teddy bear. Matt loved pulling out the hair on his teddy bear. I'm afraid it will be bald by the end of the year.
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