Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This is what happens when you get distracted.
(It even got all over my toes). Yuck!
Otherwise we have had a great week in this department. Major success and communication - really neat to be doing this and actually having him communicate. I'm really enjoying most aspects of this. Sometimes the up-down-up-down during nursing gets annoying but seeing his face after he goes makes up for it for sure.
Monday, July 26, 2010
- 16 lbs 13 oz (btw I was 18 lbs at 1 year)
- 26" long
- very chatty
- almost pushing himself out of car seat if not strapped in
- uses exersaucer, play archway, swing, bumba chair, slings and mommy
- still mostly has eyes for mom
- could easily win blinking contest
- loves to watch us eat
- first time in swimming pool
- soother introduced for car rides and more =O(
- still not totally on routine for sleeping
- EC going well - most poops caught, peeing slowing down - we have spare diapers!
- nails need cutting every week
Monday, July 19, 2010
and then off site visiting a local farm in the afternoon.
We are following Group's High Seas Adventure Programing but we have adapted it to our style. This means that we have an onsite program in the morning with worship, games, scripture, bible story, crafts, and snack. In the afternoons we head off site to various local excursions.
I am the photographer for the group and then have to put together a small slide show to show in the mornings. Other than that I have had a big reduction in involvement with the running of it. (Last year I was Co-Camp Director) What a change!
We aimed to get there early today (and we did), but we didn't have to rush to be there as a staff, and it was nice! Don't get me wrong - I love being involved but this certainly has its advantages, and besides - they are doing a great job without me. Loving it!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
And can I say that he has been making my nights amazing???
Well once I go to bed that is. He is still tending to be up for most of the evening but once we all go to bed he has been doing so well. On Tuesday night he slept 7.5 hours! Most nights it is still somewhere between 4 and 5 at a time but we are also experiencing a lot of EC success. Today we had two poop misses - I was distracted after with guests and didn't think about having just fed him. Yesterday though I caught all of them! He has also had 2 dry nights (me being able to catch him before he goes upon each stirring). The times that we have missed he is just lightly damp which is great. I love this success however it does mean getting up and down a lot. With the side bar now on our bed and Marlee still getting in some nights I have felt a little claustrophobic - even though it is a king! I have found myself sleeping along the bottom of the bed in the early hours. Still, I am happy that he (we) are doing so well in this department. If it all leads to being diaper free earlier then the other two I am ALL for it!
Today he was in the swing, he was fussing, I checked his diaper, he was dry, took him to pee and he went. It is really cool to see him communicating with me this way! So however it works, we will take our sleep as we can and be happy! I know I am!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Perfect for them. And of course we were in the quiet area. They then settled in at the edge to play in the sand.
The topper of course was when Matthew asked Drew if we could make this an annual tradition. Drew asked if we could make it even better by adding an ice cream cone? For sure!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
as well as the monkey bars
My kids have not been huge on the monkey bars but are slowly gaining their confidence.
I think they get that from me =)
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Picnic at local Park
Cierra – Visit Mom
Pond/ River at Senior's Village
Visit a New Park
Sleep in tent outside
Park near school
Shopping at the mall
Make a secret hideout
Sleep in the bunky at the farm
Scrapbook our summer
Waterfront Park - with round swings
Purple and Green Dinosaur Point Park
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Thanks Clark for a great time!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I then hung the fabric ones out to freshen up on the line.
Exercise – Still not doing well in this department. I’ve been walking the kids to and from school regularly and a few extra walks with Mitchell in the sling. I attempted a few jogs but they turned into walks as Mitchell was not happy. I finally got air in the tires of the 3-wheeler so hopefully next week we can start jogging…
Books, Magazines Read – Creating Keepsakes magazine; My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult); Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella); Black Heels to Tractor Wheels;
Entertainment – TV, Movies, Live events seen – Kate plus Eight; NCIS (What is going to happen to Gibb's dad????); The Office; 19 Kids and Counting; Confessions of a Shopaholic; My Sister’s Keeper; High School Musical; High School Musical the Concert; This Christmas
Special Events – Theoren’s Birthday party (6 yrs); GWL with Williams; Mom's birthday; Don's birthday; Father's Day; Mitchell dedicated (20th); Drew helped open Darryl’s cottage (26th)
Travel – Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls; [mom and dad to Calgary, Banff for Elsie's burial]
Significant/ unusual purchases, gifts / changes – mom's birthday (Lee Valley grater); Don's birthday (meat slicer); father's day (golf balls, photobook); Liam’s birthday party (Matt); teacher gifts – Michael’s, Chapters gift cards
- Marlee lost tooth #3 (23rd) bottom front left