Monday, January 31, 2011

A sledding we will go!

This weekend we got to go sledding for the first time! It was SO much fun! 







We're not sure why everyone is complaining about the snow - we love it! Hopefully we can convince Brittany to take us out and be as much fun as our cousins were!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Guess what this boy did today?


I went potty on the potty chair all by myself!!!!!!

Britty was getting Patrick dressed after our tubby, so I sat myself down on the potty chair in the bathroom and did what I needed to do. When Britty came to get me to get dressed she got quite the surprise! I even got to call Momma and Nana on the phone to tell them what a big boy I am! I'm growing up so fast!!

Love, Aidan

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gold Medalists

Today we graduated from the next level of baby gymnastics and were given a gold medal for all our hard work! Before we get to the medal ceremony, here's some shots of us in action!

Patrick loves jumping on the Air Track! (In technical terms, it's an inflatable bouncy thing)

Aidan loves swinging on the rings

Aidan doing a forward roll with our teacher

And the most impressive? Check out Patrick's flip on the bar!



Pretty amazing, right?! In all fairness, Aidan can do it, too. Brittany was just too slow with the camera when he did it. We learned a lot this semester and we can't wait to go back and do more!

And now for the gold medal ceremony! We got to walk up the stairs and receive our medal one at a time. They were even playing the olympic ceremony music in the background! Up first was Aidan!

(those balloons looked so fun!)

Yay Aidan!

Then it was Patrick's turn!
(he didn't want to stand up...)

Hurray Patrick!

And now, your gold medal finalists, the McTwin Boyz!
And don't they look thrilled about it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Baking babes

We were having kind of a grumpy morning, so we decided to make cookies together!

We were great stirrers! 




We were great at dumping in the ingredients, too, but Brittany didn't get any pictures of that. She must have had her hands full doing something else.

We made a little bit of a mess, but like the sweet boyz we are, we helped clean it up!

Washing the table time!


Hope your Friday includes something sweet like ours did!

Love, Patrick and Aidan

A toddler first

There comes a time in every man's life when he has to pack up his most precious belongings and move out of his parents house....









and into a FORT! We made our first fort this week and we are loving it!


We think it is so fun to crawl out underneath the blankets!

Just be careful you don't bonk your head!

If you need us, we'll be in the fort!

Aidan and Patrick

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A day in the life

As we're nearing two, we thought you might like to see what our days with Brittany are like!

We start our mornings with a yummy breakfast, usually including toast and bananas

Two mornings a week we get to head out and go to school or baby gymnastics. We love going to our classes!

When we get home from class, it's lunch time. This day we had yellow pea, carrot and ham soup. Yum!


After lunch, we head to our play room for a few minutes while Brittany gets the kitchen cleaned up

Then it's upstairs for stories!

and nap time!

When we wake up we are ready to play, but first we grab a quick snack.

Then it's off to play!




Then we have clean up time

Sometimes not every one helps clean up...
Then Patrick says goodbye to all his toys and we head into the kitchen to get the table set and get ready for dinner!

We love our fun and busy days!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Firetruck says...?

Monday, January 3, 2011

A year in pictures

2010 was a big year for us, so here's a look back at some of the highlights of our first complete calendar year:

In JANUARY we:

...had our first encounter with snow

...took our first tubby together in the big boy tub

...got lots of bumps and bruises

...moved into our new house!

In FEBRUARY we:
...fell in love with macaroni and cheese

...got our first haricuts


...and turned one year old!


In MARCH we:
...went to our first baby class with Brittany - story time at the library

...discovered our love for the park


...and got really sick while Mom and Dad were on vacation


In APRIL we:
...cheered on the Twins

...started wanting to do everything all by ourselves


...and got into as much trouble as we could!

In MAY we:
...checked out the indoor park

...at lots of picnic snacks while watching for the school bus

...and Aidan started walking!!

In JUNE we:
...did lots of playing with our new basement toys


...made our first art projects at school

...and did LOTS of playing outside!


In JULY we:
...made lots of messes


...went to a splash park

...and Patrick started walking!!

In AUGUST we:
...went to the museum for kids


...graduated from our first baby gymnastics class
(Patrick above, Aidan below)

...and did lots of playing at the park with our "B"

In SEPTEMBER we:
...got new chairs


...went to our first day of toddler preschool

...did LOTS of laughing


...and got to meet some policemen!

In OCTOBER we:
...learned how to make leaf piles and jump in them

...started our love for babies


...and were the cutest lion and duck you've ever seen!

In NOVEMBER we:
...got in a few more trips to the park before it snowed

...and discovered how much fun it is to wear hats

In DECEMBER we:
...continued being silly toddlers

...and enjoyed LOTS of presents and time with our family!



WOW! That was one crazy year! We can't wait to see how much bigger we'll be at the end of 2011!

Happy New Year everyone!
Aidan and Patrick