Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
and a happy and healthy new year in 2012!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lake and Muscles

 Jack and Evan love the swing at the lake.

They also look pretty sharp in their Daddy's hat.

This is Jack showing his MUSCLES!  Yes, I know he's doing it upside-down, but that makes it all the more cute!

And this is Evan showing his MUSCLES!

 John caught a little fish in a matter of 2 minutes.  This was Jack's first 'fishing' experience.  Way to go Dad!
And look how much Jack has grown in one year.  He's gone from baby to young boy.  What a handsome kid! 
Summer 2010

Summer 2011

Happy Monday everyone!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Photos and Milestones

We had fun with our camera a few weekends ago and John got some good shots of the boys.  I finally see that they are looking more and more alike.  I just love their round cheeks (from me) and large bottom lip (from Daddy).  Don't you just want to squeeze them?

We also miraculously FINALLY got some shots of Evan smiling.  Seriously!  It's been 15 months and we only have a handful of them.  It was a team effort to get the charming smile, but we got it!

He knows he's Mr. Cool Dude.  Notice my hand tickling the back of his neck?

 And here are the brothers in the box.  Yes, we have a jack-in-the-box!  They love climbing in and out of this thing and it makes clean up a cinch.
 Jack and Daddy stole the camera for some self portraits.

I love this one because it shows Jack using his lip muscles and you can see his beautiful deep blue eyes.

 Jack's Milestone: Since about April, Jack has been going on the potty sporadically.  I'm not pushing it as he still doesn't mind being wet and only tells me while he's going pee, but at least he will go #2 on the potty occasionally.  That alone is a huge accomplishment and we are very proud of him!  I caught the 'potty party' on film.  I know it's blurry, but it's such a great moment.

Evan's Milestone: He is now a stable full-time walker.  Watch out!

Happy Wednesday everyone.  We're halfway through!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

For my hubby's Father's Day gift, the boys and I took him to Guitar Center so he could get a new amp.  He's been eying it for a year now.  They were having a Father's Day sale.  Since we were there, we wanted Jack to try out the drums.  We always knew he'd be the drummer in our family band.  This just proves it and made for one proud Da-da!  Evan will be the singer and bassist then.

Happy Father's Day, John.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Birthday Bash

Evan had a great time at his 1st birthday party.  I'm a little late in updating the blog, but here are a few photos.  It was a wonderful party with family.  John manned the grill, Costco was my best friend and the weather was enjoyable.
Playing with balloons before party
 Ever wonder what to get a one year old?  Balloons!!!  Or a ball.  So simple, yet those were the biggest hits.

I just love his profile and button nose, just like his brother.
This photo makes me smile.  He's on his tippy toes.  So cute!

He wanted to jump in the cake.  His foot got a pre-taste too.

First bite of cake EVER.

He liked it!  A true Gresko.

This is the only photo with me, John and both kids.
 In the photo above is my Great Aunt Matina and Great Uncle Evan.  We had two Evan's at the party.  One was one year of age, the other ninety-one!!!  Pretty cool if you ask me.

We love you, our little one year old.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Evan!

This year has gone by way too fast.  One year ago today, I was being induced so we could meet our second son.  Those first months were rough with you wanting to be held all day long.  You've always been one that needs extra convincing, whether it's solid food, sleeping through the night or drinking from a straw.  You're constantly keeping me on my toes.  Now at the age of one (oh my), you are close to walking (please take your time), you can cruise with ease, get on and off a ride toy, tackle your brother, clap, give kisses when you want, walk holding my hands and sign "dog", "dad", "eat" and "hat."  You don't quite sleep through the night, with one nightly waking between 2-5am.  You have a sweet personality and a charming smile that gets you want you want.  Girls, beware!  You are a dare devil, always standing on top of the bike.  It's too boring just to ride.  You love to be thrown in the air and laugh hysterically for more.  You have become an adorably charming little boy and adore your big brother.  I am amazed at how easy Jack can make you laugh.  You already have your own inside jokes.  Happy Birthday sweet baby boy!  We love you, our third percentile peanut!

Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Month 4

Month 5

Month 6

Month 7

Month 8

Month 9

Month 10

Month 11

One Year Old

I can't wait to see what this next year will bring; love and craziness, I'm sure.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hello Old Friend

It has been FOREVER since I have blogged.  Between Evan still not sleeping through the night, both boys being sick for a week and a hectic jammed-packed therapy schedule, blogging has taken a back seat.  Here is a glimpse of what we have been up to lately.

We celebrated World Down Syndrome Day - March 21, 2001
The Jayhawks lost to some team called VCU (VC-who?)
The boys rarely sit still for me to take any photos

Case in point - wrestling time
We've had some serious moments

And we've had some fun ones
The boys have shared some good bonding time - Evan's favorite

A rare smile from Evan captured on film

Be still my heart

Daddy with his boys

Jack loves Marty the Moose
I know I give Evan a hard time, but it's taken me awhile to get used to a child so serious.  Compared to Jack, any second born child is bound to seem serious.  I must say though, when Evan sheds his somber look and his smile peeks through, he is seriously the most handsome boy in the whole world.  I can already imagine the hearts he's going to break from the girls who don't even stand a chance.  I feel so lucky to be blessed with such handsome, intelligent and playful boys, that includes you too hubby.

Now...this Momma's off to bed.  Buona notte!