Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WW - 5 and 3!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5 years old!

Yes, Little C is not so little anymore, but he'll always be Little C to us.  He LOVED preschool and is so very excited for kindergarten in just over a month!  Here there is either morning or afternoon half-day kindergarten, which I love, because that's how it was when I was growing up.  Where we used to live, it was 2 full days and 1 half day, which I did not like, so I'm happy we have all half days now.  We opted for afternoons mainly because there are no midday buses, and the pickup time would be too close to Cookie M's pickup at preschool.  The more I thought about it, the more I loved the idea of afternoons, this way I get one-on-one time with Little C while Cookie M is at school 2 mornings a week.  I get time to myself too, to do housework and stuff, while Cookie M naps or does quiet time in the afternoon.  And, best of all, since I have such late sleepers (10am for these two sleepyheads sometimes) I won't have to wake Little C everyday for kindergarten, only 2x a week for Cookie M's preschool.  All around, I think it will be great for everyone!  I am so very excited for the teacher assignment and the school supplies list to come out.  Shopping for school supplies was always my favorite thing to do growing up and I am so excited to do it with my kids!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Where have I been?

It's been a whirlwind of the past year and a half... and although I have not been the best (ok, I've been the worst) at blogging, I do think about it often.  "No time today, I'll work on it tomorrow"... and days turn into weeks turn into months turns into a year and a half!  I am vowing to be better.  So, this is my not-so-New Years resolution... be better at a lot of things, including blogging.

There are tons of changes going on and I'll blog about each one in its own post... but here's a little sneak peak:

~Little C is 5 and starting kindergarten this fall!
~Cookie M is 3 and starting preschool this fall!
~Updates on the "big changes" and how well they went from my last post in April 2013 (eek!)
~Our decision on whether or not to have any more kids
~I've lost almost 20 pounds
~A new very exciting journey we are about the start!

Stay tuned... I promise to be better :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Potty Training, Getting Rid of Paci, Flipping Car Seat... It's a BIG Week!

Okay, so we're not really doing all of these 100% cold turkey this week, but they are all on the radar.  When we went back to Ohio for Easter we brought back with us our toddler potty from Little C.  Well, Cookie M wishes she could sit on the potty all day.  I turn my back for one minute and she has her pants off and is trying to get her diaper off.  I figure... why not work on it if she wants to.  So, when she wants to try, we try. The other day she went 3 times on it.

Big Deal #2 - we are getting rid of the paci.  Little C willingly gave up his paci around 7 months.  He just stopped taking it and I thought... why are we trying to give it to him if he doesn't want it?  So, that was the end of the paci with him.  Well, Cookie M was not so easy (go figure).  She has always been more attached to it then he ever was, although she has always only been allowed to have it at naps and bedtime.  She only has 4 pacis, so its not like she has them all over the place... 1 in mom's car, 1 in dad's car, 2 in crib.  Well, the one in my car started cracking, so garbage.  Then we lost one this weekend at my parents somehow.  Down to 2.  I cut the tip slightly of both remaining 2 pacis... she didn't like that and threw one away on her own.  1 left.  We don't take it in the car anymore, which she doesn't like but deals with fairly well.  Every day I cut a little more off the tip.  There's no turning back now... hope it works out okay!

Last thing - turning the car seat forward-facing!  Both her car seats hold an infant rear-facing until they are 35 pounds.  We kept Little C rear-facing until 3 months before he turned 2.  She'll be 2 in early June... and she really wants to be forward facing.  It is getting harder and harder to put her in rear-facing, she doesn't seem as comfortable and she is almost 2.  It's a decent day today, so after Daddy gets home I'll go out and switch the car seats.  I also have to switch Little C's car seat to be connected with the seat belt instead of the LATCH anchors as him and the car seat weight combined are getting really close to the car's LATCH weight limit.

My babies are growing up!  I'm sad about it, but also so excited for the fun and adventures ahead!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WW - 4 Years Old


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

He Did It!

Little C did it today!  He went to preschool without any cries.  He was happy and excited.  He wanted to wait at the door to go in and not in the car.  He tells me all the time that he loves his teachers (so do I!) and has learned so many new songs and rhymes already.  It is so nice to finally have him wanting to go and enjoying it!  The school does cute little things to make every student feel special... and since my Little C will be 4 on Friday (I know, I can't believe it!) they celebrated his birthday today.  We made special Superman cookies and they lit a candle a sang happy birthday to him.  They also made the cutest Birthday cake crown... but he isn't wearing it in the picture.  Which reminds me... another great thing they do is take pictures throughout the day and then post them on a private facebook page so that the families can see parts of the day since we aren't there.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Milestone... Repeated

So Little C started preschool today... again.  He went from August through December until we relocated... and he cried every single morning that he had to go... until the final 2 classes before we moved (go figure).  To those he went happily without crying... FINALLY!  Anyway, we were hesitant about starting him in preschool once we relocated... unsure how he would adjust to the move, let alone throwing a new school at him and all.  But after 2 months of apartment living, trying to find stuff to keep our days from becoming too monotonous, cramped and crazy stuck in a small apartment, we decided it was time to try a preschool.  There aren't a lot of preschools that still had room for the remainder of the year, but we found and toured 2 near our apartment that had room.  They both seemed nice, but the one just felt right.  We started Tuesday with a field trip to the library, where Cookie M and I tagged along and Little C did great.  Today was the test though... Mommy and Cookie were dropping him off to stay without us.  He fussed for a minute and then was great.  Everyone loved him and he LOVED everyone and everything.  He told us he's excited to go back on Tuesday and he isn't going to cry... we'll see, but at least he isn't dreading it!