Brody too is growing and maturing so fast. He is doing great with potty training. Pooping on the potty is still very scary for him. Today he told me he had to go which was a big deal but once he got on there he got too scared to go. Small steps and soon we will be done with pull ups. Brody is in love with wolverine. He has about 3 or 4 wolverines and loves them all in different ways. he dressed up as wolverine for Halloween and loved his costume. I couldn't believe he kept his mask on for about 3 hours straight. Brody too loves his bike and because he rides it so much he practically ran it into the ground after only 5 months. The skuut company sent us a new one because it had a one year warranty. Brody has become quite the playmate for his friends and brother. It is always fun to see them go from alone toddler play to actually interacting and creating with other kids. Him and his brother have a lot in common but also the 3 year difference causes some big problems. Coolidge gets frustrated with him and Brody gets angry at his brother's ability to tease him. Brody has been apart of the babysitting coop for a little while now and really enjoying it. He looks forward to Eliza and Martin coming over and also going to their house. They love the letter of the day and what new project they will do. They have really become the 3 musketeers and sometimes fight like siblings.
Ben is doing well. I am sad to say he got sick on his birthday so we never got to go out and celebrate. I was looking forward to going to dinner and a movie with him. It is not very often that I get to do it and I miss it. He has been working so hard. For those of you who haven't seen it, Ben entered Obama's health care reform challenge. He made a great 30 second commercial staring my little Coolidge. If you haven't seen it you should check it out now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFc3h45AzCE It was not easy making that commercial but so fun to see how it turned out. Ben's editing skills just keep getting better. He is working on another project that I will be so excited to post in the near future.
We had a great Halloween. We had a few friends over here for some food before going trick or Treating. I was worried that it might be a bit crazy in this apartment with all the kids bouncing off the walls and that it was so warm but I have to say they were so well behaved that I was able to handle the fact that I was sweating and my face wouldn't stop itching. Coolidge was a werewolf and Brody of course Wolverine. You have no idea how many stores I went to to get the claws. They didn't quite fit him but he didn't care he loved them anyway. They both put on their costume about a dozen time leading up to Halloween. At least we got our money worth. I imagine Brody will continue to wear it until he finds a new love.
I'm excited to tell you that we are heading home this Saturday for a whole week. Cindy was kind enough to fly me out so I could celebrate her success with Towelocs. I can't tell you how proud I am of her and how excited to see where her new invention goes from here. My mom has been sweet enough to help me fly the boys out with me. I couldn't imagine making a trip home without my boys. They have been longing to go back since we got home. It has been 13 years since I have been home in November. It will be nice to have a pretend Thanksgiving with my family and see my girl Cindy show off her stuff. She entered in contest also for new entrepreneurs and did very well. She was able to make some great connections and face her fear of getting up in front of people she doesn't know. It is hard to put yourself out there along with spending your money not knowing if you will make it back. If you haven't seen you website you really should check it out. I have her towelocs in my bathroom and now can't live without them. I found myself picking those towels up a dozen times and now they stay right where I placed them every time. www.towelocs.com Once you get to website check out the video Ben helped her create to show how her product works.