Friday, December 17, 2010

Big Boy Feelin Better

The top two pictures is C trying to feed himself with a spoon (he needs help getting the food on the spoon, but he can get it in his mouth). The second photo is C playing "race car" in a storage box. Last night we went to a pot luck dinner at his school. Mike the Music Man was there playing the guitar. As soon as we got there, C "volunteered" to sit on his lap during a song. He had his Santa look on his face...very serious and a little dazed. We were surprised that he wasn't into the live music. As we've mentioned recently, C is obsessed with our radio at home. Well, he spotted a radio in the back of the pot luck room. So while the music man was playing, C reached up for the radio and make his "please turn it on" noises. His old teachers thought it was so cute that they turned it on. We tried to explain to C that the music man was PLAYING music like a radio, but that was a no go. The music man did become a hit when he took out a huge teddy bear. C ran up and hugged it three times, and turned around will such an excited look on his face. He must have had a good time, because he lost his mind in the hallway when we put on his coat to leave!
Today he and I went Christmas shopping. He was such a trooper that we went out to Friendlys for lunch, where he enjoyed a grilled cheese and apple sauce. We also got a little ball...doesn't he look like a little dodge ball player?


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Wonderland

After a long week stuck at home with an ear infection and pink eye, we were finally able to take C out and do something fun as a family. We went to the BC Winter Wonderland. How surreal to take C for his first visit with Santa at the same dorm where we met 14 years ago! C LOVED the petting farm. He eagerly shouted "doggie" to all of the goats, sheep, and little horses. We had to make two stops there. When we got to the line to visit Santa, we took of his new hat to see possibly the craziest hairdo we have ever seen on C. By the time it was his turn, we were able to flatten his little unicorn/mohawk down. He wasn't upset visiting Santa, he just looked really serious, like he was waiting for Santa to start a meeting. He did manage to pull off the Santa hat from the life size stuffed animal "Baldwin the Eagle." He calmly ate lunch during the music show and stuffed down two cookies before having a minor "I'm exhausted now" meltdown. It was a really really fun day, such a great event for someone C's age. And a great walk down memory lane for us!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sick, Space, and Songs

We've had two weekends in a row of someone being sick in our it is C with a cold and pink eye. He is a trooper, but it is sad to see him so down when he is such a happy guy normally. Two little random things that he is really into right now: his "space" and the radio.

His "space" is this tiny little corner in our living room. He loves to back up into it. Sometimes he just likes to sit there, other times he will dance. One thing is for sure, he does not like it when anyone else tries to sit there. It is his space! If you ask him where his space is, he will go right over there.

The other is the radio. He discovered a small hand held radio at grandpa's house. We put the "all holiday music" station on over breakfast, and now there is no turning it off. Not only does the radio need to be on, but it needs to be on the floor right next to him.

On the upside of sick weekend...I think that C has finally said "mom". Not too often, but he has said it. His best "m" sound is "more" (for more milk). It comes out more like "mORE" with is mouth like an owl.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


We had a great Thanksgiving. There wasn't much eating...just lots of bread, raisins and cheese. By the time we all sat down to eat C was just about done so he took a little nap. A surprise present from his great aunt (a "dogGIE" that plays Jingle Bells) was a huge hit. I think the song was in all of our heads! C would do a little dance- slow squats, almost like smooth jazz meets an aerobics class. He loved walking around the house and looking at family pictures. He did eat some traditional food- Aunt Kate's apple and pumpkin pies (with his hands). The next day Aunt Kate joined us at the library. This visit C wanted to spend most of his time in the play kitchen area. (Figures it was fun to open the play cabinets since we had spent the holiday telling him NOT to do that at home!) On the way out of the library we took a couple of work "calls" in the bank. When we got home I was under the weather for a bit, but we all made it through the transition to the big boy toddler room at daycare pretty well. C loves playing with the new toys, spending more time outside, getting to take part in "pizza Thursdays" and slow dancing during nap time. We have so much to be thankful for!