Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yearly Update

Okay, okay, settle down. I was texting my sister-in-law and she replied that she hardly knew me anymore and that it was time I updated my blog. Fair enough. I will try to recap some of the events of the past month or two.

First off, my parents came to see us. It was amazing. Needless to say, I was pretty depressed to see them go. I should have taken more pictures, but considering I took any at all is a miracle in and of itself. Here we are at Taughanock Falls. My dad carried Chet in the backpack. It was pretty adorable.

We took my parents to see Cornell's campus, which really is beautiful. This is the only picture we took there. Again, it sort of is amazing that I got even one, so...

Here we are on a family hike. We are so active. Probably the only picture you'll see of Chet not in the bjorn. Hey, he likes it so I like it.
 We actually like Chet a lot more than Rip right now, but we seem to be taking only pictures of Rip. I"ll explain that it a bit.
 Rip likes to dress in my clothes. No, he is most definitely not normal. Never claimed he was though.

This is Sapsucker Woods, the woods right in front of our apartment. Let me just say that they are incredible right now. So beautiful. I take the boys in them a couple times a week. So pretty. This was a few days after a lot of rain.
 And then a few weeks ago we went to some sound maze. I'm not going to explain it other than Rip did not quite grasp the idea of following the paths. He liked best walking straight through the corn. Uh, he's 2 remember?

So basically here is the update. Rip turned two, waited a month or two, and then decided he was going to transform into what we call, 'El Diablo.' He is a monster. He isn't the worst two year old in the world, but he most definitely has a mind of his own and that mind is usually working overtime to prove how independent he is. Josh usually is wondering if we should discipline him more. I say yes.

We do catch glimpses of our old Rip right before bed when he is so snuggly and we can maul him to death. I love mauling the kids. Anyway, he allows it before he goes to bed and even asks for 'mo kisses' at times, which usually means I forget about the fact that he is sheer evil. He is still pretty hilarious, albeit insane.

Chet, on the other hand, is without a doubt the cutest baby in the entire universe (and that says a lot considering I typically don't like babies that much). Talk about good natured. Maybe I just compare him to El Diablo (Rip), but he is so pleasant now. He had a rough go, but once I stopped nursing and put him on soy formula, he morphed into such a happy baby, even when Rip is wrestling him (i.e. every hour of the day). He even seems to like the wrestling, to a certain point. He loves Rip and has even started acknowledging Josh (he pretty much couldn't stand the sight of Josh until a month ago). Imagine! It is soooooo nice having a kid who will eat. So nice.

So Chet is awesome, Rip is a demon, and Josh is at school A LOT. That about sums up our lives. Now here is a video of the good child and the bad child. Take a guess of who is who.


cameo said...

Um, I'm pretty sure that Rip is eating brownie batter in that picture? And if so, he can't be that bad. I know the two don't correlate, but I say it makes sense anyway.

rvasay said...

Oh I love these pictures!! I attest to the fact that Rip is 2 and that Chet seems to be an angel but i know things can change very quickly. We loved seeing you and enjoyed ourselves! This is a very cute family!

Ashli Asay said...

I love the picture of Rip with the binky in his mouth, your sweater on with Thomas the train underneath and those great rain boots. I hope Harris is as cool as Rip.

Chet looks so darling on grandpa's back.

You are darling, too!

megship said...

Oh man, Chet is a doll! And as you know, I DO love Ripster. Man, I am sure I would be spanking him if he were should bring him here so I can.

Seriously Chet is so tough! When Rip smashed his head into the side of the crib and he just kind of giggled, I can tell Chet puts up with a lot of Rip.

It's obvious Rip hasn't been abused by Macie recently. I will make sure she punches him in the face when we go to Disneyland. Right in front of Mickey.

You should leave Josh and come home with the boys. Love you.

Natalie Scott said...

Oh my. This brings back so many memories of when my boys were little and Wynton continually abused Brin and Brin thought it was awesome. Until one day when it wasn't anymore and he started to thrash on Wynton. Rip's days are numbered.

It's also creeping me out a little that every time I see a picture of you I feel like you look a lot like me when I was in my 20s (y'know, young. Beautiful. Gorgeous in fact ;) Honestly, though, you guys all look great and Ithaca looks lovely. I'd love to come visit one of these days!!

Hey mom, take all the girls to Ithaca will you?? Please?

Michelle said...

I just want to say, I love how clean your house is in the picture where Rip is wearing your clothes. Impressive. Plus, I think Rip just saw Josh wearing a purple shirt so he thought nothing of wearing a pink cardigan.

Brett said...

That's a sweet backpack dad is sporting. You've now officially used it more than we ever did.

Some day when Chet is no longer made of rubber. He will make Rip pay. I agree with Natalie, his days are numbered.

Sara said...

El Diablooooo
I love those boys.
And I l'm commenting with an iPod touch like an idiot.

Mark and Kendra said...

Court! I miss you tons!! Your boys are so cute and getting so big. I hope someday our kids can have play dates again.

Frazier Family said...

Your parents still look the exact same! Lucy loves her bjorn too. I don't know what I would do without it!

aj said...

Oh my gosh! Chet is SOOOOOO cute! His little grin while Rip crawling around/attempted to bite him (or is it just me that thought he was going to bite his leg?) is killer. Wish our boys could get together. Someday, maybe.

Ron Losa said...
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Ron Losa said...

I remember when you were young, beautiful and gorgeous. Especially in college (Weber State)