Thursday, August 20, 2009

Where is my good sleeper?

So I have been lucky with Eli he has been my good sleeper at night. He for a while was sleeping 8-5 and waking up to eat at 5 and then going back to sleep---well things have changed. Who knows what is causing it, teething, growth spurt or what. I think it all started with his teething and then he got his 6 month shots the other day which led to a cold. Now our darling boy is waking up at 11pm and 4am. He is typically hungry so he can be fed and then goes right back down, but it still makes me a sleepy camper the next day. Hopefully this phase will soon pass and he will be back to sleeping longer. In the meantime I will do my best to snooze while he eats :).

Good Samaritan

Okay so today on the way to work and taking the boys to day care we saw a HUGE turtle in the road. I have seen this guy or another just like him/her hanging out by the creek by our house. Owen didn't see it at first so I did a u-turn and pulled up beside him/her. We were on a busy road so I decide I would try and get the turtle to safety. When i mean HUGE the shell on this guy was about the size of Owen's head, it had to be a good 8-12 inches in diameter. As I am walking up to the guy I see his/her long tail and then the nails on the feet - I start to get nervous. I then lean down to pick him/her up and he/she turned and hissed and snapped at me. That sent me screaming like a school girl to my car and leaving it to the next person to attempt to save the guy.

When I got into the car, Owen said momma what happened. I said the turtle wasn't nice and he/she hissed and snapped at me. Owen said "Oh, why". To which I responded, he/she is scared because they are out in the road and they can't get home. "Oh" Owen responded and then said "Not Nice Turtle".

As we pulled away I did see another person attempting to help the guy, I hope he had better luck. If not I hope the turtle made it to his home.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yummy Solids!

Eli has been eating solids now for about 3 weeks and he seems to like pretty much everything. Unfortunately he has dinner around 5:30 and he is one sleepy boy by then. Therefore the biggest challenge with him is that he tends to want to put his fingers in his mouth as we try to feed him or he steals the spoon and he plays with that. I have to be creative in feeding him. His favorite foods seem to be green beans, sweet potatoes and bananas.

Happy 3rd Birthday Owen

My baby turned three last weekend. He is growing up into a little man. I can't believe how fast 3 years have gone by. We had a fun filled weekend planned for the little man. On Friday night we took him to his first baseball game. He loved being at the game and eating all the food - we instituted Papa's philosophy, keep the food coming. Owen had a pretzel, hot dog, cracker jacks and peanuts. Needless to say he needed a bathroom break after all that. Andy took him and was helping him clean up and Owen leans over and starts to look at the guy in the next stall. Andy said "Owen we don't do that." Both Owen and Eli made it to the 7th inning stretch. After we sang take me out to the ball game we sat down, Owen put his head on my shoulder and I asked him are you ready to go and he said "Yes Momma". He was asleep before we left DC.

On Saturday I woke up early to finish frosting his cupcakes. He had requested cupcakes and that they were basketballs and soccer balls. He woke up around 7:30 and came down to see a table full of presents and decorated in a sports theme. He was so excited! We then got ready to leave to go to the National Zoo. We picked up Grandma and Grandpa on the way. On the way over to Grandma and Grandpa's house Mimi and Papa called to wish him a happy birthday. He was so grown up in the backseat talking to them and sitting in his new booster seat - officially out of the car seat. Also to help his day be the best that it could he road the Metro in with Dada and Grandpa, while the rest of us drove to the Zoo. He was so excited he couldn't contain himself! We met them at the Zoo and he loved seeing all the animals. He loved the Panda Bear the best and we were lucky enough to get a picture of Owen "next" to the Panda Bear. His cousins Andy and Rochelle joined us at the Zoo.

We then headed home and Owen opened his gifts when got home. We used the webcam to connect Mimi and Papa. He loved all of his gifts and he was very spoiled. He got puzzles, bridges for his train, books, a desk made by Grandpa, a wooden Soccer ball made by Grandpa, markers and chalk for an easel and a dinosaur. He played with his puzzles for a long time. Then we watched the movie Cars and he enjoyed the movie but was more focused on playing with his train bridges. We had pizza for dinner and then he had his cupcakes for birthday cake. He had a really great day and was so sad when we put him to bed. He didn't want to stop playing with his new toys! All in all he had a great day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Orange Goggles

When we went to West Virginia to visit Crew's family we went to the pool. One of the little boys there had orange goggles that Owen borrowed. Once he put them on he wouldn't take them off. He even went potty with them on - twice. Well Mimi heard the story and she purchased and sent orange goggles to Owen. We opened this weekend for him. On Saturday Andy took him to the pool. We put them on before he left to go to the pool on Saturday and he wore them until the left the pool. On Sunday I took him to the pool and we put the goggles on when we got there. He didn't them on off until we left. I even tried to get the off of him to fix the foggy goggles. He wouldn't let me fix them, apparently he didn't mind the limited vision.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Skid Marks...

We all get them in our underpants but with newly trained little boys they are around all the time. The other day I brought a pair of underpants home from day care that were quite dirty due to the challenge of learning to wipe. The today was the most interesting incident, Owen was getting ready to go to the pool and we had him go potty before we got him dressed. So he ran upstairs and went. He came down sat on the floor and put on his swim trunks, when he stood up I noticed a little brown stain. I was curious what that might be and then it dawned on me that he might have gone No. 2 upstairs. I asked him "Owen did you go poop?" He said emphatically "Yes". Andy then came down stairs I said look what is on the floor.. he asked "What is that?" I said it is the left over of a poor wipe job. Needless to say there are a few actions on my part 1) steam clean the carpet, 2) buy the wet flushable wipes and 3) figure out how to teach a 3 year boy to wipe. Note: When I steam cleaned the carpet, it took 4 passes for it all to come up.