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Fa la la la LAAAAA

The holiday spirit is in full swing in our little neck of the woods. I’m going to tell you all about what fun we’ve been having, but first…

STOP IT! Look at these two. I can’t even….

So we went to the Christmas tree farm on the coldest day we’ve had in 9 months. Brrr…the kids are still a little young to get into this fun activity.

Actually, they were pretty miserable.

But we got a beauty. We’ve only put the non-breakable ornaments on the tree for now…little hands have been Grabby McGrabbers. Will add the rest closer to the big day.

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Christmas tree hunting was followed by Mad Mexing.

For a Mexican joint, they have great waffle fries.

Oh yeah.

With winter finally showing up, we’ve done lots of snuggling while watching Twice Upon a Mickey Christmas (87293 times)

Sometimes with our eyes closed.

We’ve decorated the heck out of our little townhouse. Jerry’s massive wreath has finally found it’s home.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Xmas.

We had breakfast with Santa. One little girl couldn’t get away from him fast enough.

We managed to get one decent shot.

Daddy & Greyson too Jacob to Lather to get beautiful for the holidays. And then spent the day watching football.

While Fynnlee, Grammy and I hit the mall for a girls shopping trip!

Fa la la la la, la la, la, LA!!

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Life with Greyson & Fynnlee 13.4

It was a short week at school thanks to our Florida vacation but I didn’t want to forget all the fun. They had a busy 2 days!

It was red, white and blue week and we dressed appropriately. The kids had a blast making their own sensory bottles.

Feathers don’t make a lot of noise but they’re soft and pretty!

There was also lots of indoor playtime due to a rainy day.

Greyson had a ball despite the cloudy skies.

Patriotic Squish.

They also had a blast making firecracker paintings with paper towel rolls.

I can’t even with her piggies.

Cheerios for life.

The sun eventually came out and it was time for splashing!

I’m guessing she just got blasted in the face by her brother.

 

See ya later school! We’re outta here..

We are having a blast in the sun. Next week I’ll have their 14 month update (what?) and our vacation recap. You won’t want to miss the story of Fynnlee losing her mind on our flight and screaming bloody murder for 20 minutes straight. Spoiler alert…every passenger hated us by the time we landed.

Have an amazing (and safe) 4th of July!!

 

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Life with Greyson 13.2

This week kind of got away from me. And here we are…it’s already/finally Friday. Sorry for the radio silence.

It was a big week for the Beans.  They are officially Toddlers!

Monday morning, they spent a few hours with their Infant I teachers and then off to Toddlers they went! (We miss you Miss Mariann & Miss Karen!)

The inital plan was for them to spend the morning in Toddlers and then head back to Infant I in the afternoon. But they did so well, they stayed all day!

They sat at the table like big kids and had their lunch. No Fynnlee wasn’t shunned in a corner by herself.

She had lunch with two other friends!


 Overall they did pretty well. I’ll touch more on Fynnlee’s transition tomorrow but things were pretty smooth for Greyson. They call him the Mayor because he waltzed right in and made friends with every one. Like he’s always been there.

I didn’t want to forget to share his last week in Infants. Ya know…because Bug Month is awesome!

And this little guys thinks bugs are great!

The magnetic bugs are super fun to bang together.

Love BUG in a box…

He painted a bee hive on bubble wrap.

And played “put the bugs in their house”.

Bugs in ice are SO COOL (get it??). What’s with that crazy hair? I think he had just woken up from a nap. At least I hope…

On the food front…we have an awesome eater! I’m sure it’s a phase (isn’t everything with these babes a phase?), but this little bug is eating all the things these days! Favorites are carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken, meatballs, pasta, cheese and peanut butter.

Here he has mix of lentils, white beans, chicken, broccoli and spinach. Covered in parmesan cheese, of course.

This week in sleep has been pretty crappy, compared to normal sleep.

I think dropping a nap (they now take one 2 – 2 1/2 hour nap around noon) is leading to a big of a blip in our sound sleep. Bedtime’s been around 6:45 and wakeup is back to 4:30 (UGHHHH!). With a few wake ups due to lost binkies sprinkled throughout the night.

It’s just a phase. It’s just a phase. It’s just a phase.

But this might be my most favorite picture ever. My two favorite guys. 6:00 on Friday night.

And I can’t wrap up this post without sharing this…photos taken exactly one year apart. The days are long but the years are short.  

WHAAAAAAAAAA! Stop growing. 

Update for Fynnlee before week’s end. Pinky swear!

 

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Fridays with Fynnlee

Who else is excited that it’s the weekend?! AND…it’s the official start of summer! 

Bring on the sun! We’ve had a stretch of lousy weather that lasted a few weeks. Which kept us all inside…not that cruising around the house isn’t fun. 

Some of us are cruising all over the joint. 

But warmer days lets us get lots of fresh air and that’s good for everyone. And we get to practice with our beach toys…we have a Florida vacation coming up in a month! 

We’re breaking out the baby pool this weekend. It’s time to take these water babes outside! 

No bubbles allowed in the pool. 


Crazy hair, don’t care. 

Speaking of bubbles, the kids got to chase some around the room this week. 

Fynn couldn’t decide what she thought of them. 

She did decide ice painting is fun! 

As is shake painting 

It’s SOOOOOO fun!

She also love to try out new toys. 

This day it was all about triangles. 

And she’s happy it’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend! (Get it!?)


Hope yours is a happy and safe one!!

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Fridays with Fynnlee

It’s Friday!! Yay!

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We have nothing to do this weekend. As in, we have nothing that we HAVE to do this weekend. Which means we’ll (hopefully) get done what we NEED to do this weekend. Which is get our house ready for some special guests. Grandma and Papa are coming to town! And Aunt Stephanie and GG too!

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Because in case you didn’t know….these little maniacs turn ONE next weekend.

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I can’t deny it any longer. The Beans are about to be toddlers. Holy geez…

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I have a lot of posts planned for next week so the Tuesday and Friday updates will be on hold. Not to worry, I’ll catch you all up on their school days soon enough. Because you wouldn’t want to miss things like…Fynnlee painting her hair.


Yes, that happened.  But other fun stuff also happened!

We worked on our kitchen progression painting. With a spatula.

yummmmm

And a whisk.

Mom told us Aunt Stephanie went to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden last week. So Fynn started practicing with the keyboard.

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man….

And we played with pop up toys. Open/close…open/close…open/close

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Fridays with Fynnlee

It’s a Squishy bathtub edition of Fridays with Fynnlee!

Fynn has her own bath time agenda…eat all the things in the tub.

She doesn’t quite understand that bubbles don’t taste that good. Or she just doesn’t care.

Rubber ducky’s are good too.

for eating and playing.

And boats. Boats are good too…

Boats make Fynnlee happy!

No one will be surprised that she’s also trying to stand up too.

“Excuse me but I’m shriveled like a prune.” All done!

I know this is Fynnlee’s day but I couldn’t resist sharing this picture of lovebug too…because that hair…and those little teeth.

Gah! Our kids are cute.

Have a great weekend!

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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!

 

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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!