Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our little Friend

We have been helping out an acquaintance with keeping her son while she's in class just a few days. We have already had a lot of fun! Add that on top of this being Sukkot week, it's been crazy around here. We tried to keep busy by going to the museum, the zoo and a walk/park visit, as well as a short day just hanging out at the house. The days we were out were great, and today was tiresome. The wether has been beautiful and we're taking advantage of it by spending lots of time outside. Yes, to those out there wondering, N. was with us during all these activities... it was like having twins plus one. I'm fairly proud of myself. Next week will be the last week we keep our friend but he and L. will probably see more of each other!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


N. is such a joy to have! He's so sweet and cuddly and happy! Even as he is working on cutting tooth 7 and 8 he's just as happy as can be! (more slobber however.) Yes, That's almost 8 teeth at 6 1/2 months. (!) He weighs about 17 lbs and is bigger than L. was at this point. L. has always been slender. N. is long and chunky.

He's doing great with sitting up, he can go for quite a few minutes without loosing balance and tumbling. He love the exersaucer (thanks christy!) and being in his bumbo seat at dinner time. He is almost crawling, ie he is semi crawling by scooting around best he can, and has picked his torso up a few times over the past 2 days.

Yes, we still 'do' EC (elimination communication) and he's an ol' pro. If he misses a potty-tunity it's because mama was too busy, but he always lets me know he has a need.

THis picture I attached is so perfectly descriptive of who he is! Smiley and happy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Birthday Plans

There is a standard protocol for kiddo birthday parties. Cake is a must. Presents, essential. Friends a given. Everything else, eh, more cake! Now that we are learning and becoming more aware of giving presents to others for their birthdays, the concept has hit home. L. birthday is in October. There will be a party to celebrate him, with cake and friends and most important presents.
Lately L. has been pretend playing birthday. It goes something like this.

L: Mama, I brought you a present from the store! You say, "Woo Hoo!"

M: Woo Hoo!

L: Now you say, L. I brought you a present from the store.'

M: L., I brought you a present from the store!

L: Woo Hoo!

Repeat over and over.

Sometimes the present changes, tonight it was Lightening McQueen, and my cell phone. He's so precious and creative and GIVING. I love that. He's a delight. And I am super excited about celebrating him in October. The request list is shaping up to be quite... interesting. (Chick and an umbrella.)