Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The monkey on my back

This post is about DS, LOL

He's a little monkey.

Twice today, I wore him on my back to get things done.

This morning after we dropped DD off at school, I needed to clean up the kitchen.  DS wanted to be held.  While I would have preferred to just veg out on the couch, I know I have to be a responsible adult every once in a while.  So, I put him in the Beco and placed him on my back so I could wash the dishes.  He gets very excited when he rides on my back.  He was very quiet after a while and I forgot I was wearing him, I was backing up and I backed into the fridge which made him cry a little.  But he overcame it.  After the dishes were done, I sat on the couch and nursed him until he fell asleep.  He slept until it was time to get DD from school.

After lunch, he was having fun playing with a ball.  He was bouncing it and chasing it.  He even tried to put it in the tall laundry hamper.  I think I know what he's going to get for Christmas, LOL.

The kids were napping, so I decided to prep for dinner.  As I was nearly finished cooking part of the dinner, I could hear DS making noise.  I went and grabbed him.  He wanted to be held, but I needed to clean up, so I put him again on my back.

I like to clean up as I work, unlike DH who makes big messes while he cooks.  And I could be like him, but I know that I would have to clean up later.  I also know how he is with cleaning, if he does not see it in front of him, it does not get washed.  Also, once he's met his quota (whatever that may be) he's done.

Monday, September 17, 2012

catch up

Eek! Sorry it's been a while since my last post.

Fall is around the corner.  I can't wait for the temps to come down!

DD started preschool after Labor day.  She goes twice a week for about 2 hours a day.  Right now, the teachers are gauging each child's capabilities.  In January, the parents get a report on how much the child has improved.  While I know DD is pretty smart, she needs to work on her coordination (as I draft this, she is working on a puzzle all by herself).  For her class, each child takes a turn to bring in snacks for the class.  On snack day, that child also has show and tell.  DD's day is coming up next week.  So far the snacks have been crackers or pretzels and juice.  While she will eat pretzels and crackers on occasion, it is not something I usually give her.  I was trying to think about what I give her for a snack and she usually has fruit, yogurt, or applesauce.  Because of allergy, dietary, and religious considerations, the snacks must be peanut/meat/gelatin free.  I was looking online for creative snack ideas and found one with fruit pieces on a skewer and it was called rainbow fruit.  I think we will bring those in for her turn.  I will blog on that after her snack day.

I also enrolled her in dance class.  She loved her first day.  There are 4 other girls in her class.  She can't wait to go again today.

DS is a walking machine!  We got him some shoes from stride rite because I wanted him to have some appropriate for his stage in walking.  He had not worn shoes prior to this, so we got his feet measured and he got two pair.  They were having a sale!

I finally got a chance to do some crafting~ blog to follow

We should find out in Dec if DH got the promotion and if we will be moving in the summer.