Tuesday, December 21, 2010

End of the year update

These pictures are a little late getting posted but still before christmas. Matt had so much fun decorating the tree this year and jacob loved eating the decorations;) matt will look at our tree every day and say "mom our tree looks sooooo good huh?" lol he cracks me up. so here is our year update for anyone who wants to read along.
January-we found out that matt was going to have a baby brother! and josh started working doing the foreclosure cleanouts.
February-matt turned 2 on the 5th
March-nothing really big happened
April-josh and i celebrated our 4th anniversary and softball season started
May-Jacob Michael Hart joined us on the 22nd 3 minutes till midnight weighing in at 9lbs 8 0z and measuring 23 inches.
June-josh started working in st louis 31/2 days a week so we stayed at my parents during the week
July-blessed Jacob on the 4th of July and left for Hilton Head for a 2 week job. (vacation for me and the boys) me and matt stayed in the pool whenever we could.
August- left for josh's family reunion and had an accident almost totally our car the rest of the trip was pretty uneventful after that;)
September-got a new car and headed off for New York
October-not alot happening except for getting aquainted with the area up here and halloween matt was buzz lightyear and jacob was a monkey.
November-jacob started crawling and pulling himself up and walking around the furniture all within about a 1-2 week time period. my parents came up for a visit for thanksgiving!
December- just getting ready for christmas matt is pretty excited this year. Jacob started standing on his own as of today and will be 7 months tomorrow. matt as of today is almost completely potty trained! whoohooo
weighed the boys today matt is 31 lbs and jacob is 17 lbs they both are getting so big and so fun. jacob loves his brother and visa versa they love to play together all the time. miss you all and love you hope your christmas and holiday season is a great one!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

this is how i found him watching cartoons one morning he loves his buzz lightyear wings. yes mom he is drinking his reliv for the day there;)
these are backwords but here is the finished product almost to embarassing to put up matts is the a frame and it looks pretty good for a 2 year old course the other one looks like he could have done it too:)

decorating houses this one didnt make it it fell apart as soon as they were finished.

putting the house together he had as much fun doing this as he did decorating it

Monday, December 6, 2010


This pictures was not frombowling obviously just thought it was cute it was jacobs first actual bath in the tub not the sink cause he could finally sit and he loves it!:)
We all went bowling one saturday and had a blast they had a thing for the boys to use so they could bowl by themselves

matt tried bowling with out the device he finally made it to the end without getting a gutter ball (they had bumpers) but he was going so slow even though he hit pins they didnt knock over :) lol he loved it.

the boys picking out which ball they wanted. everytime we drive by the bowling ally matt wants to go in.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I love them all but i especially love the first one with matt kissing jacob on the head, he always kisses him and jacob loves it:)

Christmas card pictures

My mom and dad are here from Missouri for Thanksgiving so I took advantage and had her take some pictures of the boys for our Christmas cards this year, I think they turned out quite good:) we just went to this little park next to our house and these are just a few that we didnt have to fix to make work;) i love these boys and they are getting so big. matt is crazy as ever and loves his brother to pieces and jacob is learning to stand, he can pull himself up now using the table or anything sturdy close enough to the ground for him to use, he still falls but is getting very good ad it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Strong national museum of play

Saturday we went to Strong National Museum of Play, in Rochester. They have a museum of toys which was fun for Josh and I and also his parents not so much for the boys but then downstairs was a whole area to play in they had a minature grocery store that matt could shop at and put his groceries on a minature belt and check out all by himself, they also had a carousel and train that they rode, the big boys built block buildings, we went to bear country where the berenstein bears live and got to play there, sesame street was there and matthew was able to be on tv with elmo, the count, abby, and another character where they did different things matt loved elmo the best and sang the abc's with him, he couldnt take his eyes off the tv he was so interested, then he got to be on tv and be a weather man. there was much much more that we did there but i only got a few pictures it was so fun we spent several hours there and could have spent way more, we ended up getting a pass so we can go back all winter, it will be a good outlet for matt and jacob (they have stuff for all ages and sizes) on yucky winter days.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

just for fun

i cant believe he is crawling already!! although he's not really crawling he rocks and then pounces:) but he gets around non the less. Jacob also has 2 teeth on the bottom and loves them, they are sharp little suckers and he loves to chew on fingers. of course i had to get pictures of matt because i had the camera out, he has become quite the ham and always wants to take pictures which is quite the opposite from just a month or so ago, so being the big brother that he is he held jacob for a group pic then jacob spit up on him and this was the reaction, i couldnt help it:) it would have been much better if i got a video.


this year for halloween matthew went as buzz lightyear, he is obsessed with toy story he was so excited when he got his costume he had to put the whole thing on and go across the hall to show grandma and grandpa, then almost everyday till halloween he would wear his buzz wings and run around the apartment saying "to infiniti and beyond" or " buzz lightyear to the rescue" he and ryan had so much fun at the trunk or treat just chasing eachother around i dont know that they would have even cared to go trick or treating, amy and i had to practically drag them out of the church from playing:) jacob was as cute as can be as a monkey this year he didnt really care either way about halloween but i found this costume and of course had to dress him up:)

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I cannot believe how big both my boys are getting! they are so fun and keep me busy allllll day long. Jacob is about to cut his first tooth anyday now and we are hoping that is soon so he goes back to his happy self. He loves his brother soooo much and matt can always make him smile. matt is always full of energy and fun we love him and he loves to help.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

just some fun videos of the boys

New York

Well we are finally in New York, well we have been here for several weeks but i'm just now posting:) the first pictures are from wickham farms it is a pumpkin patch that has all sorts of cool things for the kids to do matt had a blast and jacob well he didnt care much either way. i cant believe how big my boys are getting. matt loves his brother and visa versa jacob will be screaming ( he is teething) and matt will walk into the room and "check on him" and jacob will be as happy as can be. it is starting to get cool here we are lucky when we have low 60's matt is going crazy being stuck in a little apartment cause it's been raining but on nice days we can go and get his energy out. the last picture is from the lake on the first week we were here all matt wanted to do was go swimming or go back to the lake and throw rocks in. more pictures to come.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

grandpa "watching" the boys;) they were watching toy story for quiet time...

family pictures

So my boys did not want to cooperate, we got decent pictures but we will be taking new ones soon:) mom you did awesome with what you had to work with. if you want to see more of pics my mom has taken go to her blog www.stackstudios.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

summer summer summer

this was jacobs first 4th of july he didnt really care much either way. matt had a blast with the water guns that terriann brought. food and fireworks were fun but matt didnt really like the loudness from the fireworks but did like to look at them. then sunday we left for hilton head for a couple of weeks matt loves being here because we see josh more since we stay at the hotel and loves loves loves the pool and the beach, they also have paths here so he can ride his bike that grandma ann and grandpa mike found him.

we went to the beach the other day when josh got off a little early and matt had so much fun playing in the sand and the waves he even did a little body surfing with dad.

Friday, June 18, 2010

just havin fun

michelle and her kids came to town this week and the boys and i were at my parents house while josh was in st. louis, and laura was here with her boys so we decided to go to rutledge-wilson farm for the day. it was super hot but the kids had so much fun there were a bunch of terriann's relatives there with their kids matt didn't really want to get to close to the animals but he thought they were cool and keeps telling me we need to go back. after the farm we went to michelles and hung out literally all night:) i'm not really able to do that i think i'm still recovering from no sleep. the bottom pics are from sunday night before josh went up to st. louis he brought home some jumbo marshmellows these things were huge! matt loves them though he's not a big fan of smores because they are hard to eat and super messy he would rather just eat everything seperate.