Sunday, March 21, 2010

Meet Stripe

Stripe is Ryan's blankie. He is attached to it big time. This little love affair began around September. I never gave them blankets until we went on vacation at the end of August. There was a pack of two fleece blankets--a light blue one and Stripe. I only took the blue one on vacation and I saw that he really liked the feel of the fleece. When we got home I put both in the crib. So from then on he has grown a love for Stripe, while still sleeping with the blue blanket as well. Sometimes both come out of the crib. He lets Kaylie have the blue one, but Stripe is THE ONE! THE ONE that he cries for. THE ONE that Kaylie can't touch. I do not want to find out what happens when we don't have Stripe for sleeping time. Thus my rule that Stripe does not leave the house.

Ryan gives Stripe hugs, kisses and pets it. He says he loves Stripe and says that Stripe is nice. He loves the "shiny side" and it has to be facing up when he gets covered with it. Ryan is also known for whipping it around and hitting people too--oops! (Sometimes Stripe gets taken away because of this and you can imagine the tears). There have been some tug-o-wars with this blanket as well. I have actually caught myself calling this blanket a "him." Saying things like, "Where is he?" as we are searching all over the house before bed and naptime. Washing Stripe is difficult. It has to be done with stealth and a lot of prayer that "he" (did that accidentally so I left it) isn't missed. This means that unfortunately it doesn't get washed too often. I dread the day when it falls apart and cannot be repaired. I'm curious to see how long he will have this infatuation with Stripe. For now, it's the cutest thing in the world to see Ryan snuggle with his lovey.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

February Happenings

Aside from the snow we had this month we've been doing our best to survive winter. We do our usual weekly trips to the library, continuing speech sessions, errands, and we finally had a few playdates this month!

The kids are officially enrolled in Nursery School. I don't know what else to say about it. Obviously I have the feeling of "My babies are growing up" and then I have the feeling--well I will finally get some time for just ME! I hope that doesn't sound selfish but I don't get much time for myself and I am looking forward to finding Liz again. We are still waiting to find out if they qualify for the public school preschool program due to their speech delay but in the meantime I needed to secure a spot for them elsewhere.

As for their speech delay, we have made leaps and bounds. They may not even qualify for services after their March review which is scheduled for this week. So we shall see. I will say that this month I found them having more and more conversations with each other. It's really cute.

Here they are baking cookies. They love to help, but they HATE waiting for them to bake. Don't we all? My kids pretty much think every cookie we make HAS TO have sprinkles on it. Here are chocolate chip cookies getting topped with sprinkles.

I actually haven't taken too many pictures this month.

March for Babies

I am participating in the annual March of Dimes March for Babies fundraising walk. March of Dimes is an organization dedicated to fighting to make sure all babies are born healthy. It's a cause that hits close to home obviously. If you would like to help me reach my fundraising goal, then just click on the purple rectangle to the right. All donations are appreciated!!
Here I am after last year's walk: