Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Well he danced through part of it because we could hear the Indian music through the trees, it was the breadcrumbs that led us back to where we needed to be.
And then Little Man climbed the rock wall like it was no big thing.
And of course, Peanut slept through the entire thing and was just as oblivious of getting a little lost.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Peanut is one month today (Happy One Month Birthday) so why is it that he no longer fits in his 0-3 months clothes? Are these European sizes or just clothes made for dolls? I weighed him this morning and he is at least 11 pounds (he will get his official weigh in at the doctors on Monday). 0-3 months clothing is made for up to 12 pounds – so I call for a resize or maybe even a husky 0-3 month line. Or maybe these are sized to make my baby feel fat or at least make me feel like my little boy is growing up too fast. All I know is that I was so sad today as I was putting away his littlest clothes already. Yes, his 3-6 month clothes are super cute (thanks Amy and Luke) but I am just not ready. Little Man also made this progression into the next size around one month (he was 12 pounds 6 ounces) but I wasn’t as aware of losing the littleness. I just didn’t get that first it is moving up in sizes of clothing and then it is crawling and walking and then they are no longer a baby but a little boy and it just seems to all happen way to fast and it starts with switching to the 3-6 month clothes so why can’t I just have a little longer with the tiny clothes??? Alas, we feel it is wrong to keep him in skin tight onsies and pants that leave waist marks on him – so up we go to the next size. But I still think they should call them 0-1 month clothes for my boys!!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Recently Little Man received a play kitchen for his birthday. He loves going grocery shopping and making food for Peanut and me. Peanut and I have to buy the meals from him as he makes them (and he charges some high fees). So I printed some play money from our printer and laminated them for us to use in this game. He loves his “moneys”.
The other day I was talking to Papa Bear and we were discussing something that we wanted to buy but we weren’t sure if we had enough money. Little Man (who is always listening to our conversations while he plays) walked right up to the printer and said “Make more moneys Mama”. We laughed at his innocence and maybe a little about his criminal mindset of counterfeiting and tried to explain that we can’t make real money on the printer. I thought it was forgotten but today he walked up to the printer and said “thank you printer for my moneys”.
So I guess he thinks that we don’t know what we are talking about and that he has a special relationship with the printer that it only gives him money.
Picture by Carol E. Hayes Photography
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Up Moon Mama = I love you up to the moon, Mama
Applejuice = Octopus (this is one of my favorites)
True Ray = Fly Away (as in the birds fly away)
Beet = Feet
Box = Fox
Dup = Cup
Nardinal = Cardinal
Ditty = Cookie
Vity Vity = Very Very
Nane = Crane
Mys = Mine (as in yours and mys)
Toe Wuzzies – Toe Fuzzies
Tank Ewe – Thank You
Nummy – Tummy
Outelle - Outside
Des = Yes (although more and more it is sounding correct, which is a little sad because I love how he says it)
Boo = Blue
Bed = Red
Neen = Green
Lello = Yellow
Monies - Coins needed to operate ride on toys and candy machines
Papa up Baby LJ, Mama up me = this is self explanatory, but it is what he says most often now when I have been holding Logan for a while.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
And I am so glad that we did!
Peanut slept in our super cool Phil and Ted's stroller that I couldn't do without and Little Man had the time of his life. He got to see monies (monkeys), roars (lions), grrrs (bears), limons (lemurs), brrreerrs (elephants) and much much more. We were so surprised with his limitless energy, lack of crankiness and non-stop chatter on so little sleep. I got to rest occasionally as all Mama Bear's 2 weeks postpartum should do while Papa Bear carted Little Man on his shoulders to see the apes and small mammal house etc. Little Man even stayed awake the whole drive home to have lunch, take a nap and then go back outside to play.
It was the perfect outing as a new family of 4 and now we know we can do it. I walked away from the day feeling like Super Mama Bear, the mama who can lift 2 children in one arm, fight her way through throngs of people so her Little Man gets the best view of the SilverBack Gorilla and change 2 diapers at the same time while balancing snacks and sippy cups on her head. I can do this! (with a little....ok, maybe a lot of help from Papa Bear!)