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First Tooth!

First Tooth!

Emily has her first tooth!  A little front/bottom tooth is poking through this morning.  I had a dream last night that Olivia had a tooth (probably because she was unconsolably crying all night and this morning)… but turns out it was Emily!  We’ll try to get a picture soon.

First day of school!

First day of school!


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Today was the boys first day of school!  They are starting a half day program at Cedarcroft in Baltimore.  They have been so excited the last few weeks.  There are two teachers always in the room but one teacher that is there 5 days a week, Miss Jennifer.  Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays Miss Karen is there as well.  On MWF, Miss ? helps out Miss Jennifer.  Supposedly they are in a classroom of older 2’s and there are about 9 students.

This morning Steve dropped me and the boys off near the front (yes we got yelled at), and I walked the boys in where we waited and took a few pictures.  Then when Steve got there we walked the boys down into their classroom.

Nathan was immediately at home playing with all the toys and practically ignoring us.  Anthony on the other hand when we said goodbye got pretty sad.  He told Steve he was scared and threw himself on the ground in tears.  Steve felt bad leaving them but I knew as soon as we left that they’d be happy.  I can’t wait to hear how their first day goes!

Let’s hope it’s nothing like this: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/day-care-apologizes-after-workers-incite-children-to-scuffle-in-fight-club/ –> Toddler Fightclub.

Update: Just picked them up from school.  They were both nicely sitting on a little bench looking utterly exhausted when we walked down to say hello.  Apparently Nathan had a little bit of a fit in the morning that he was left alone.  He must not have realized that Steve and I had left despite saying goodbye to him.  Anthony did a little better but threw a few tantrums when told to move from one activity to the next.  This is the first time in their lives where they’ve had any “order” or have been told what activities to do.  Usually they call the shots… so apparently they didn’t like being told what to do.  Anthony had to be carried up to opening ceremonies by the head mistress, Miss Kate.  They were still wearing the clothes they came to school in so that’s a win!  When we got home the boys had a good lunch and are currently snuggled in their beds.  Hopefully they are exhausted and get a good nap.

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First Day art project

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Anthony is ready for school

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Day 2: Grandma picked the boys up from school on day two and she said the teachers were very impressed with the boys. Apparently they are “natural leaders” and set good examples for the other kids in the class. They said please and thank you with their snacks and threw their trash away after they were done.

Nathan peed in the potty!!

Nathan peed in the potty!!

Today after Ann left Nathan went into the half bath downstairs and grabbed him little boy bottle topper and put it on the toilet.  I asked him if he had to go and helped him get out of his shorts and diaper and helped him on the potty.  Then after about a minute he peed!  I was so excited!  What a big boy!  …and not even 21 months old.  Hopefully he is encouraged to continue trying.  How much easier would life be to have at least one of these boys out of diapers?!?

You would cry too

You would cry too

It’s their birthday, they can cry if they want to, cry if they want to…

Happy Birthday Boys!  Today you turn one.  It’s amazing how fast a year flies by. The day started out great.  Nathan was the first to wake up and Anthony wanted to keep sleeping in.  They got to open a present from Grama and Grampa Seacat… this cute plane that lights up and makes noises.

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The boys loved it!
…then the day went down hill…
I scheduled the boys for their year checkup on their birthday… amateur move.  They had to get 4 shots.  Then, to make matters worse we decided to go across the hall to the lab where they took blood work.  After waiting 45 minutes at the time they typically go down for naps the boys were called back to get their blood drawn.  Nathan went first, they stuck him with a needle in his right arm and kept moving it around trying to find a vein.  They had a horrible time and were poking and prodding.  I was holding him as he wailed and I felt wheezy watching them hurt him.  They gave up and said we’d have to bring him back at another time.  Then it was Anthony’s turn.  Steve held him and they did find a vein as huge crocodile tears rolled down his face and he screamed in pain.  It was so sad.
They spent the rest of the day feeling horrible.  We took Anthony’s temperature around 5 pm and it was 102.6!  So we started freaking out and trying to cool him down.  Needless to say, they still enjoyed their favorite dinner (Daddy’s spaghetti), a little bit of chocolate cake, a nice warm bath, and some bedtime snuggles.

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First time swimming

First time swimming

While in Montana we took the boys to the Bozeman Hot Springs to swim for the first time.  They both enjoyed the water and surprisingly Anthony LOVED it.  He was splashing up a storm.  Mark and Katie had these neat baby float things so we didn’t have to hold them the entire time.

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The second time we went we went with the Needhams and Mandy took this great picture of all of us in the water:

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The boys were probably more interested in people watching then swimming.