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Tuesdays with Greyson

Bathtub edition

We all know how much lovebug adores bathtime. But this new found mobility has made it a lot more interesting.

The spigot makes an awesome new toy. The whale faucet cover was much needed.

Because Greyson refuses to sit down these days. And we had a few near misses with him almost banging his head into the metal.

Fortunately the floor of the tub is super textured so it’s very anti-slip. He is actually crawling now because of all his water practice (can’t army crawl under water!)

Tonight was the first time we bathed the Beans together. I was pretty gun shy before because they weren’t super stable sitting up. But they are pros now…that doesn’t mean I don’t watch them like a hawk. And have Jerry sit in the bathroom with me. Just in case..

Hope you all have a squeaky clean Tuesday!

 

Fynnlee, Greyson, Weekend

Easter Weekend 2016

I don’t know about you guys, but I could get used to 3 Day Weekends! I had Good Friday off, as did the kiddos. It was so nice to have a day off with the Beans. We had a blast playing all day and I got to catch up on all of our laundry during their epic 2 hours naps. Yes, napS. One in the morning & one in the afternoon! Hooray!

I wasn’t going to do Easter baskets for the kids this year for obvious reasons. But I changed my mind at the last minute and picked up a couple cute ones at Target (where else?). Grandma & Papa sent them a giant Mickey & Minnie from Florida and I found a few little things to add to them. The Mice were a huge hit and the other stuff…well, it was ok.

You might have seen the picture on Instagram but it’s all Mickey, all the time at our house. I know, I know…no screen time until they’re 2. (Who came up with that bright idea anyway?? I guarantee they didn’t have twins! Or they had tons of free time, a nanny, a chef and a housekeeper. This mama needs to get stuff done. And I’m 100% ok with my little Disney babysitters. Note: they usually sit in their highchairs to watch TV.)

So back to Easter. We had a cute Gymboree little dress ($4.99 from ThredUp!), a crisp white shirt from baby Gap w/ a baby bowtie and a perfect Spring Day. Photo Shoot!

Yeah, cold wet, grass is on Fynnlee’s most hated list.

The blanket made things a little better. But I had already soured the mood.

I couldn’t get a smile out of either of them to save my life! #momfail

We went to my Mom’s to eat too much Ham, scalloped potatoes, lasagne and chocolate eggs. Don’t my guys look super handsome? (note the Julius Cesear/Justin Bieber hair thing I mentioned on Greyson. He’s still adorable.)  Matching bowties from Haddon Co.

The babes were so well behaved while we ate dinner. Thanks to…you guessed it…Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!  Yes that’s a babydoll Greyson is playing with. And no, I do not see a problem with it.

Bring on Spring!

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Fridays with Fynnlee (& Greyson)

You may have noticed…we are http://www.greyandfynn.com! There is no longer the .wordpress in our site address. Please make sure you update your Favorites!

In other news…the CRUD has officially left the building! It’s no secret that I’m a huge baby when I’m sick. Huge. I’m grumpy, irritable, my patience is zero…and all I want to do is sleep. Not the way the Matriarch of our little family is suppose to act. Needless to say, everyone is much happier when I feel better. And just in time for Spring to show up!

So let’s catch up on last week. Last Friday, the kids fell asleep on the way home from daycare so we decided to take advantage of their late nap and treat ourselves to a fun dinner out!

We’ve been dying to try the Pig Iron ever since it opened and it didn’t disappoint. I got the steak sandwich (don’t I always get the steak sandwich) and it was amazing! As were the fresh cut fries. And the fried pretzels with beer cheese dip and honey mustard. A healthy meal? No. But it was worth it!

Saturday was errand central. The kids fell asleep during our outing to Costco.

And Fynnlee kept on sleeping when we hit the market district. Greyson woke up and got to meet the Easter Bunny. He was a fan, clearly.

In other baby news, we’re hitting our strides with finger foods. My turkey meatloaf and steamed potatoes were well received.

Even by Fynnlee! Who is now putting everything in her mouth, smooshing it around and then spitting it right out.

Yes, I still consider this progress. PB (pre-Beans) I made a promise to myself never to post pictures of my kids with smashed, half eaten food on their faces. Because…Ew. But this is their story and sometimes it’s pretty Ew.

The whole family went to Greyson’s helmet appointment and the babes took over the waiting room.

toys = content babies = happy parents. That’s twin math, btw.

Look at them sharing! So sweet. And so brief. 2 seconds after snapping this picture, Greyson snatched the toy and Fynnlee started screaming. At least he’s giving her a taste of her own medicine.

Greyson’s head is still improving and we have another 4 weeks until our next appointment. I’m guessing he’ll be released from treatment at that point. Just in time for his first birthday haircut! We have a Julius Caesar/Justin Bieber situation going on with his hair at the moment. His bangs are all rubbed off in the front and the sides are about 4 inches long. Not his best look.

Our final note for the week is story time. We’ve incorporated more books into our nighttime routine and they love it so much. Greyson squeals at the sight of Cheep, Cheep Pop Up Fun and it’s a must read every single night. Popup books are their thing, fo sho.

And the best part of the recap…School Stuff!

They put their handprints on eggs.

and tried to eat them.

You know how they love to shake stuff in a can.

and beat it like a drum.

Storytime!

Is so exciting!

And guess who loves giant plastic eggs? Squish!

Apparently she loves them a lot.

Happy Spring and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

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Fridays with Fynnlee

I know it’s Sunday and this little update is 2 days late. We’ve been a little under the weather at our house.

Both kiddos have had a deep cough for about a week and then on Wednesday, they contacted me at daycare to let me know he’d been wheezing. He had also been pretty lethargic most of the day and his teachers were worried. We took him to the doctor and long story short, love bug has RSV. In a nutshell, RSV is a virus that infects the respiratory tract of infants. It’s pretty common, actually but can become pretty serious if left untreated.

They prescribed a nebulizer for us and Greyson has been doing breathing treatments every 4 hours. He’s been a little trooper and puts up with that mask as long as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is on.

On Friday, they called me from school to let me know that Fynnlee had a fever of 101. She also had the cough but not the wheezing so we’ve been treating her with Tylenol and rest and both of the Beans are feeling back to their old crazy selves today.

So onto the reason we’re here…Fynnlee. Fynnlee, who successfully ate 8 puffs at school this week.

I know that doesn’t sound like much but it’s a pretty big in the world of Squish. Next stop…PIZZA!

She had a blast on pajama day playing with green sensory bottles.

They are prepping for St. Patty day early with giant shamrocks

More fun with sensory bottles

She’s discovered the joy of playing with babydolls!

It’s lots of fun to play with a green scarf…and share it with your BFF

So that was our week.

Oh, and we’re now a minivan family…it was bound to happen. It’s pretty sweet. And smarter than I am. All the hip Moms drive minivans these days…so I’m told.

Don’t forget to change your clocks…spring forward!

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The Beans first roadtrip

We just spent a super fun weekend with Aunt Stephanie!

And it was the Beans first car ride over an hour.

I was nervous.

We were encouraged to avoid long car rides when the kids were younger due to Greyson’s torticollis but the physical therapist thinks he’s far enough in treatment that a 4 hour trip would be fine.

And for the most part, things went pretty well. They slept for 3 hours on the way to Stephanie’s but the last hour, they were pretty annoyed. On the way home, the slept about 1/2 the time. I sat in the back and we watched about 15 minutes of Mickey Mouse clubhouse on youtube and then read some books.

They screamed and fussed the rest of the time. Oh well.

It was definitely worth the trip. They had such a great time exploring Aunt Stephanie’s beautiful house while I sweated everytime they moved because she has so many amazing (and breakable) things in her house.

We camped out a lot in this room, which I baby proofed a bit. They loved her fuzzy sheepskin rug!

After a super horrendous night of sleep on Friday (oh Fynnlee…), we drank 87 cups of coffee and then headed to a farm!

We read lots and lots of books about farm animals so we thought they would be so excited to see all of them live & in person.

They were curious but still a little to get omgamoocow!! excited.

We saw some sweet baby pigs.

Moooooooo…

and Tom the turkey

 Jerry and Fynn got up close and personal with this cow. If you know Jerry at all you find the fact that he is actually “petting” the cow hilarious!  

 

Saturday nights sleep was a bit better. I apologized and climbed into bed around 7:45 and was blessed with 8 hours of ZZZs. 

Aunt Steph made an awesome brunch for Sunday morning with an amazing coffee cake, strata and lots of fruit. The Beans got to meet some new friends and then, sadly, it’s was time to leave. 

“Gimme the keys…I’ll drive!”

  

“I can’t drive FIFTY FIVE….”

 
It was a fantastic trip and we can’t wait to see Aunt Stephanie again next month.  Ya know…when the Beans turn ONE.  

I can’t even.