Saturday, June 9, 2012

21 Months

Is it really possible that the last time I posted here was 9 months ago?  Is it also possible that since I last logged into Blogger there have been so many developments - Doug and Bill have a baby girl, Jason & Adrian have twin girls, Meg is at 36-37 weeks, Mandy (third trimester), TJ (second trimester)...and more that I probably haven't gotten around to reading yet.  WOW!  Congrats to all of you.  Jag and Ajay will be 21 months old on Monday.

Before we had the boys I had so many people tell me that I would not realize how much free time I once had...they were right.  I had no idea how much free time I had!  The truth of things now is that we have little time for anything except the boys.  As I was reading through the blogs just now, I realized how much I miss keeping up with everyone's lives and celebrating all the miracles.  It really is an amazing community of people - all of you.  I will try and post again before 9 more months pass...

Life is pretty wonderful.  I still work constantly and Steve chases the boys around all day.  Weekends are all about the four of us being together.  The kids are very attached to Steve - he can't leave the room without a meltdown (x2).  I literally have to distract them so he can sneak out and mow the lawn!  We just Skyped (I am away on business this weekend) and the screams of DA-DA and the non-stop waving at the screen and saying BYE, BYE, BYE are all very fresh.  I miss them so much.  We realize we have to teach them not to say 'Bye' until someone is actually leaving!  'Bye' has become both hello and goodbye.  Steve and I are going away on a real vacation for the first time since 2008 - we are going to Thailand for 2 full weeks.  It is much needed.  Grandma and Nana are holding down the fort, the dogs - and most importantly the boys.  Yes, we are leaving them for two weeks.  I still can't believe it myself.  Steve is going to flip after a few days, I'm sure.  He's going to see how it feels to Skype with the boys - both amazing and miserable all wrapped up together.  Thank God for technology and thank God even more for our mothers!  They are the very best baby sitters in the whole world...

Here are some recent pics of the boys.  Jag was the bigger baby and he continues to be the bigger boy - he is about 3 inches taller than Ajay.  I hope all of you have an amazing summer!  Steve is very pleased with his landscaping - everything is maturing and in full bloom - he has been at it for two years and the results are pretty spectacular.








Love,
Terry, Steve, Jag & Ajay

11 comments:

Edward said...

Miss you guys! So glad to see your post and the boys look fantastic. The time sure does fly....wasn't it just yesterday when you met our girls even before we arrived in India!?!? Happy summer...enjoy your holiday in Thailand.

Tom said...

Nowhere could there be better photos of happy and loved kids. They're a credit to you both.

Doug and Bill said...

You little guys are amazingly cute and I was so glad to hear how things are going. Thailand?! Wow! Have fun!

Marty said...

The first blog we followed when started this journey. Still my favourites, looking very grown up and gorgeous. Thanks for all the advice and insight boysss.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, they're gone from babies and turned into little boys! Yes, it has been 9 months. You need to stop being such good parents, ignore the boys once in a while and blog!!!! They are such adorable little munchkins, Toby and the boys would have such fun playing together. Lots of love from Meg and Toby xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, they're gone from babies and turned into little boys! Yes, it has been 9 months. You need to stop being such good parents, ignore the boys once in a while and blog!!!! They are such adorable little munchkins, Toby and the boys would have such fun playing together. Lots of love from Meg and Toby xxx

Tigerlilycat said...

We know ALL about being busy - so no apologies needed for disappearing for a while. Blog (and baby) world has certainly been busy. So glad you found time to update us. And enjoy your holiday!!!


Lisa

Oddity Acres Clan said...

Thank you so so much for the update! I refuse to believe that your beautiful baby boys are already so big!! I remember them as newborns.

Enjoy your trip to Thailand. It will be magical.You both deserve it.

Wave to us as we will be in Penang.

Gosh, you guys have a such a beautiful family ((hugs))

Brent and Charlie said...

I can't believe how big they are already. They are SO adorable!

Rhonda and Gerry W said...

Look how big they are getting. Can't believe ours will be 1 year next month. Time flies!!!! They are such little cuties. Love the update guys. Hugs.

Crystal said...

WOW, thanks for sharing the photo's. The boys are soooo cute!