Sunday, November 21, 2010

18 months- 1 and 1/2 years old

18 months old!
• They love to sit in things “just their size” – we have some little red chairs that they sit in and “read” books to themselves
• They call each other bubba and sissy- and they get very worried when the other one isn’t around-it’s so cute
• Aiden’s favorite new word is mama- which I love 
• Aiden now says- choo choo, kitty, mama, shoes, night night, uh oh
• Abigail says- cracker, dada, mama, e-i-e-i-o (loves to say this), uh oh, she also repeats a lot
• They both love to read books and beg me to sit them in my lap and read for hours on end
• Still are on 2 naps a day- and we’ll take this as we can
• Climb everything- furniture, tupperwares, the stairs, often get into boxes/drawers/ect. and get stuck, cry to get out, just to get back in again
• Abigail is much more independent than aiden (she’s the only one we can leave in a nursery by herself)
• Aiden’s loves a push lawnmower, abbi loves a cell phone
• Aiden loves to organize and to pretend to cook- his FAV toy is a regular spoon and Tupperware bowl
• Hold hands when they are scared
• Both are very ticklish
• Read about the “can’t take you anywhere” stage- want to be independent but not quite ready for it, ect….but I’ve feel like I’ve been there the whole time! Maybe that’s just because there are two- but I can count on one hand the number of times we’ve taken the twins out to eat, and when we do we prefer Chic-fil-a in mall foodcourt because- a. it’s so loud you can’t hear my kids, b. it’s dirty and doesn’t matter when they throw food on the floor, and c. it’s chic-fil-a  moms any opinions on this “stage”?


Thanksgiving is for thankfulness. I love this Holiday becuase it cultivates within my heart a spirit of gratitude. I begin the see the little things I take advantage of every day. In many ways life feels so fast paced right now- the twins are 90 to nothing, school is extremely busy and demanding, and other responsibilites can sometimes drown out the simple pleasures in life. I'm so thankful the Lord has saved me from myself and redeemed my life, adopting me into His family as His own child. I'm thankful for my husband- his heart for the Lord and love for His family, and for my precious children. They are such a joy and delight- what a precious gift the Lord has given to us.
My little buddy

How we get upstairs- crawl ahead of mom, but always look back to make sure she is chasing us :)see who gets to the top first

bathtime fun!

"What's in your mouth Aiden?"

The Great Balloon Race- a HUGE St. Louis Event- they release hundreds of Hot air balloons who then race to another point in the city!

Such a little ham

Aiden getting his mullet cut by our neighbor

Abigail gets SO EXCITED about things!

1st and 90th Birthday celebration

The Birthday Boy- This is my grandad James Rutland. We celebrated his 90th birthday with him this year.

The birthday girl- Addison Elizabeth Dart (my niece) turned one!

Sisters :)

Addison's daddy couldn't be at her party because he is loyally serving our country in Iraq. :(

Granny reading to Abigial- so sweet

2009 babies of the family (we had a busy year :)

Aunt Debbie and the 11 great-grandchildren

Immediate family

Abigail blowing kisses

My grandparents and some of the kiddos

Sisters :)

The second generation- Ruth and James Rutland and their legacy (6 children, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren so far)