Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Silas 4 Months Old

Favorite Passtime: Rolling onto tummy and getting stuck
Favorite DVD: has no say in the matter
Favorite TV Show: ditto
Favorite Word: eee-ahhhhhh!
Favorite Food: breast milk but starting to enjoy watery cereal (allergic to milk and formula)
Favorite Place to Sleep: mommy's shoulder
Favorite Song: whatever mommy sings

Vladimir 26 Months Old

Favorite Passtime: Jumping
Favorite DVD: tie - Cats and Dogs and Pee Wee's Playhouse Season 2

Favorite TV Show: Little Einsteins
Favorite Word(s): Bye Bye Mama!

Favorite Food: pancakes

Favorite Place to Sleep: Waylon's bed
Favorite Song: tie - This Old Man and Wheels on the Bus

Waylon 26 Months Old

Favorite Passtime: Jumping
Favorite DVD: tie - Brainy Baby ABCs and Leap Frog Talking Words Factory
Favorite TV Show: Little Einsteins
Favorite Word: Plum
Favorite Food: tie - pancakes and "A" cookies
Favorite Place to Sleep: the floor
Favorite Song: tie - ABC and Wheels on the Bus

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Silas - Three Months Old

Baby brother Silas is now 3 months old. Wow does time fly? Mommy has no time to keep up with blogging. Someday baby brother is going to search online and find out that mommy blogged about everything Vladimir and Waylon did in their first year, and barely managed to announce his birth!

Well....mommy is trying. But with three of us under 3 and working full time, there isn't a lot of time for anything else.

Silas is doing great! He rolls over from his tummy to his back. He hold onto his rattle and his toy giraffe. He chews his fingers and his toys all the time. Silas never used a pacifier. In fact, mommy has thrown them all away since he never showed an interest.

Soon Silas will be sitting up. He sits now as long as somebody keeps him steady (usually mommy). He loves to watch his big brothers all day long - until he gets sleepy and needs to take a nap.

Aunt Dee Dee comes over a few days a week and plays with all of us. We love her.

One scarey thing happened two weeks ago. Silas threw up a bunch of times until he turned blue and went limp. Mommy and daddy were so scared. They took him to the Emergency Room as fast as they could. He had to spend the night in the hospital with mommy but they let him come home the next day. The doctors aren't sure why that happened to him. It might have been because he has a Polio and Hepatitis vaccine that morning, or because he drank formula that afternoon. We are going to try to figure it out at his 4 months doctor's visit.

All of us brothers are getting along well. Vladimir likes to hug and kiss Silas. Waylon stays a little further away.

Daddy started asking us if we want another little brother and we both said YES!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Silas 8 Weeks Old

Silas is a great baby. We are so lucky! He is sleeping many nights right through from 9:30 until 5:00. Wow. What a difference from his brother's at his age. He is now 23.5 inches long and more than 12 pounds. He holds up his head and has rolled over a few times from tummy to back. He smiles and laughs all the time. I think he is going to be the one who keeps our family lighthearted and looking at the sunny side of life. Not to put pressure on him at such a young age, but he seems to be naturally optimistic and happy. If he cries for more than 5 minutes at a time it is an anomaly. Really. Lucky. Yes, we are.

Waylon in orange and Vladimir in red
Vladimir in white - Waylon in yellow

Waylon and Vladimir

The big brothers are doing great as well. At 2 years old they are already protective of their younger sibling. At the mall playground Vladimir makes sure all of the other kids know that he is his brother and they better not touch him. Waylon likes to talk with him and play with him when he is on the floor for tummy time.

Vladimir and Waylon with Calder

We all took a trip to Storm King last weekend. All of the boys had a great time. The big boys think Alexander Calder makes great jungle gyms! We will definitely be back there. What a great place for kids to run around. And the boys loved all of the big "blocks". They were very inspired to build when they got home, not to mention exhausted.

Papa Adzentoivich has been visiting for the past few weeks. We went with Papa and Mama to Compo Beach in Westport. It was a fun day! (Vladimir in Green, Waylon in White)

All the Adzentoivich Boys

Here they are. All 5 of them.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Two Year Old Photos

Waylon turns 2
Time for birthday cupcakes!

Vladimir loves his birthday.

Now what? Daddy takes the sandbox apart (notice the power tool?)

Friday, August 29, 2008

TWO Years Old!

Yes! We made it through another year. TWO. Can't believe it. Vladimir and Waylon are TWO!! And they certainly are all that goes along with that age: curious, stubborn, strong-willed, fearless, loud, silly, creative, hilarious, fast and adorable.

The birthday party had to be canceled this year because Mama came down with pneumonia along with two other infections and was in the hospital the week of the party. However, we did manage to have lunch with Gaga and Papa Wood, Papa Adzentoivich, Aunt Dee (and Uncle? Jason), and Joan and Kate McFarland. We had special carrot cake cupcakes and yummy wraps for lunch. And of course, there were the presents!

And the best gift of all is our little brother Silas who is now 6 weeks old. We are all getting along really well. We can't wait until he is big enough to play with us.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Newest A-Boy

Silas W. Adzentoivich. July 17, 2008.

Friday, July 11, 2008

22 Months

I have been a bad mommyblogger. Three months have passed since the last post!

Here are some recent pics. Talking is still challenging for the boys. Climbing and walking up and down stairs has been mastered. Car seats have been moved to the WAAAAAYY back in anticipation of the third car seat. We are now in real toddler beds. So cute. Grandma A has been living with us since 4/1 and goes back home this Sunday. We went to the Stepping Stones Children's Museum on Mother's Day. We went to a picnic in Brooklyn Memorial Day weekend. We also went to a parade. On Father's Day we went to a picnic at Granny and Grandpa's.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pull Up A Seat

A Potty Seat to be precise.

For the past two days in a row Waylon has performed the most amazing feat! This with zero prodding from mom, dad or Grandma A (who is now staying with us, Grandpa is on his way too). For the past two mornings, after breakfast and a morning sippy-cup of milk, Waylon has decided it wouldbe a good idea to POOP IN THE POTTY!!!

Of course, he isn't using the real, grown-up potty. He is using his bright red Baby Bjorn potty which has been situated next to the big-person potty since Christmas. TWO days in a row!

Needless to say we are all very proud. Especially Waylon himself. He is the proudest of us all. Afterwards he enjoyed the big-boy task of flushing the poop down the big potty - all by himself. Then he proceeded to go downstairs where he danced to some old R&B for a while as he built a grand tower with his Mega Blocks.

Vladimir wants to know what all the fuss is about.

So - at 20 months - the boys each say a handful of words - in their own dialect of course. their vocabulary is something like the following (I may be leaving something out here):

Mo (more)
Gap'pa! (grandpa)
BA-l (ball)
Ulalala (umbrella)
Balala (banana)
Diaper (this is a rare one)
Napkin (also a rare one)
Abu (toothbrush)
Appo (apple)
YA (yes)
Hollaaa (a'la Gwen Stefanie)
Jissie (Jinxie, the cat. Vlad says this)

As well as multiple animal sounds either on demand or in response to a picture in a book or a stuffed animal

Ak-Ak (duck)
Hoo-hoo (owl)
Arrrghghgr (lion)
Aowww (dog)
Eow (cat)
Moo (cow)

We have been to an ENT to uncover why there has been fluid in our ears for so long now. And perhapd this fluid is causing a delay in speech development. Unfortunately, and surprisingly, our ENT passed away suddenly last week! Now we have an appointment with a new Dr in June. We will have our hearing tested at that time and if there is still fluid we will discuss the possibility of tubes.

Outside continues to be the favorite place to be. Grandma plays outside for a few hours each day. On the weekends we all go to the BIG playground at the school up the road. We can play there for hours at a time. We always fall asleep on the 5 minute car ride home from the playground, which makes mama and dada very happy.

So far, being 20 months old rocks. We are getting ready for our little brother to arrive in 10 weeks or so. We are excited to be big brothers!

Monday, March 31, 2008

19 Months Old

So, mommy never got a chance to post pictures from the 18 month post. Ah, well. Such is the life of mommy these days.

Instead, here are two pictures of us at 19 months old, taken Easter Sunday.

Waylon Counting Trees

Vladimir and his magic ball.

We are still not talking all that much but we are each trying a few more words than we were a month ago. Finally off of the antibiotics (for now anyway). Hopefully our ears will be clear at our next Dr. visit on Thursday. Our Grandmother Adzentoivich arrives tomorrow to stay with us for a loooonnnnnnggggg time. We are so excited!

Friday, February 29, 2008


Waylon put on his own boots today. ALL BY HIMSELF!!!!

Daddy said after nap we would have lunch and then get to go outside. As soon as the straps were off Waylon climbed out of his high chair, ran to the back door, sat down and put on his boots. ALL BY HIMSELF!

Then, as if that wasn't impressive enough...

He reached in the box of outdoor things and PULLED OUT HIS GLOVES! He asked daddy to put his gloves on for him and he LEFT THEM ON! My son does have some common sense in his head afterall.

After many, many, weeks of playing outside, gloveless, in freezing temperatures he finally realized it is much more fun to play outside when you can actually feel your hands.

Now we only hope that Vladimir gets some big ideas from watching his brother.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

18 Months Old

Wow. 18 months. One and a half years old! Time sure flies. It is pretty amazing.

Vladimir is walking up and down the stairs. Usually he holds on to the rail and mommy or daddy's hand. Waylon still goes down on his butt or his knees most times.

Playing outside is a favorite passtime. Even in the cold weather and snow! We found a cool new HUGE playground at a nearby school. That has become our weekend play outing. Our Mall also has a new kids' play area where Daddy and the boys go on Friday mornings before lunch. We have a new little slide/swing in our backyard that gives the guys something to do out there other than play with the snow shovel and the broom. It's a big hit.

Had our 18 month doctor appointment yesterday. We both have all of our teeth except for the 2 year molars. We each weigh 27 3/4 pounds and are 33 1/2 inches tall. We have big heads too (lots of brain in there). Everything is moving along nicely except for our conversational skills. Seems we are more interested in using our own made up words than in speaking like mommy and daddy. Sure, Vladimir likes to walk around saying "baby. baby" and both of us like to utter "apple" now and then. But other than that there isn't too much we say that mommy and daddy can understand.

Doctor says we both have fluid in our ears. This may be why we aren't speaking in iambic pantameter by this point. So now we are on antibiotics to see if it clears up. If not, mommy and daddy are going to have to get rid of Godzilla and Mrs. Jinx (we are allergic). And then we have to go to see an ENT doctor. We might need to get tubes put into our ears to help them drain. But hopefully the antibiotics will do the trick and we won't need to be turned into cyborgs at this early age!

Last weekend we went to New York City to visit our friend Leia. Our friend Noah was there with his mommy and daddy too. We had a fun time with all of Leia's toys. We also visited the Baranello boys last week because mommy had President's Day off of work. We had fun at their house too, even though they are big boys. We liked playing with their Matchbox Cars.

Our new favorite breakfast is cereal with vanilla yogurt. Yummm. And we eat it with big boy spoons now too. We love Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios and also all kinds of granola.

We like to read books and point out all of the pictures we see when mommy asks us to. Waylon is very good at always locating the "bowl full of mush" in Goodnight Moon, and also the balloon in Goodnight Gorilla, no matter how small it is. And we love all of the Dr. Seuss books. Especially One Fish, Two Fish and Fox in Socks.

We are down to one nap a day now. And we no longer nap in our swings! Yay! Daddy trained us to nap in our big boy beds. He put our swings in the attic for our little brother to use when he needs them in a few months.

Mommy has a baby brother in her belly. When she asks us where the baby is we like to point to her belly. We are excited for our little brother to join us.

Mommy has lots of pictures to post but they are not on this computer. She will have to post them later.


Friday, February 01, 2008

Waylon's New Dilema

Fifths Disease.

It seems that Waylon has it.

The boys' cheeks were very rosy on Sunday. That is the first sign, followed by a low grade fever for a couple of days, which he had, and then a rash on the body, which is what he had when he woke up this morning.

This is a virus. There isn't anything to do about it but wait it out. They say the rash may last about a week or so and then it's over. Once they have it they don't get it again. They also say the rash doesn't itch.

We couldn't figure out why he had the fever because he wasn't coughing or acting sick at all. I think the diareah he had yesterday is also a symptom in some kids (yummy.

It is dangerous to the fetus for pregnant women but my doctor said that I am immune.


Sunday, January 27, 2008