Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
About halfway through the entry when the author discusses having one-on-one time with your children is what hit home. I have to say that I want to start doing this more and more. After only taking Kaylie to that party this weekend it made me feel exactly how the writer describes. I was a different mom that day. I was more relaxed and could focus on her and not have my attention split. Reading about running a simple thing as an errand with one child in tow made me realize this. They have such a different experience alone than if they are together. I want that for my children. I want them to learn to hold my hand and walk into a store--experience freedom from the stroller. I want them to know that they have ALL of Mommy's attention. It would be a great way to form OUR bond--just the two of us. I have read before about having one on one time with each child but in the day to day hustle it tends to easily get forgotten. Usually whoever gets up from nap first is the one who gets those precious MINUTES with me alone. I'm going to change that and make more of an effort to take them out alone.
Anyway, just thought I would share my newest revelation on this journey.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Even little Miss Kaylie got right into the action. She didn't need to do her usual warm up routine.
The pictures don't do the place justice. We will definitely be going back. It will be a great place to go in the winter months. I do dread the germs there however. Purell anyone?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Overall, they did great with the transition from bottle to straw cup. A milestone that I was both dreading (hearing horror stories of other's weanings going awry) and looking forward to (no more buying liners and washing nipples). It took a good week for Ryan to take to the straw cup in place of his morning bottle. He pushed that cup away quite a bit. Both of them are still hit or miss with that first morning milky. They don't just sit and drink it. They take a few sips, put it down and then come back to it. I have found that (sometimes) Ryan prefers to eat breakfast and then drink his milk. All trial and error.
Ok, so fingers are crossed that tonight goes just as smoothly.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Now, my sweet babies don't want to be held for a picture. (They look thrilled right?)
They have a small maze for toddlers that Kaylie & Ryan enjoyed walking around in. Ryan tried to pick up the pumpkins and I must say there were some pretty BIG pumpkins there. Kaylie enjoyed touching the pumpkins.I love this picture. I call it "Attack of the Pumpkins." Next year, we'll look forward to taking a hay ride and sipping apple cider.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
****OK apparently it takes a minute or so for the video to show up. It's a large file that I am trying to fix.
Here's a little video of Kaylie walking. It's from tonight, so it's not the original night she started walking, but still cute to see her toddle around. She walks with one hand held up in the air almost like the Statue of Liberty and even gets a up a little speed at the end. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Video to come...