Sunday, March 29, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Yesterday, I went to the Just Between Friends consignment pre-sale. I was a consigner, so I got in before the general public. If any of my 5 readers have not heard of this sale, you should look it up. It's a great place to sell your kids' stuff that they don't use any more, and buy stuff that they will use. I know that there is a sale in Tucson (and I think it was last weekend - sorry!), and there is one starting in the Seattle area soon. That franchise is actually owned and run by my cousin, Nina! And her sister in law does the Tucson sale.
I got Stephen this:
It normally takes Stephen a few days to warm up to a new toy, especially if it doesn't make any noise or light up, but he took to this right away! He hasn't done anything with the blocks (it has MegaBloks inside!!) yet, but I'm sure he will soon. He pushed this around quite a bit this morning.
And the other great things today were these: we went to The Home Depot, and Stephen walked all by himself while we were in the store with no hand-holding! AND when I asked him if he wanted to go outside for a walk, he said, "I go out!" YAY!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Of course, we had to go and see all of our regular favorites. The Orangutan was having a ball flying all around his enclosure, but there were too many people in front of the glass for Stephen to really enjoy it. He always likes the Gorillas, though! This picture was right before Stephen let go of Daddy to walk to me!
And here are the dinosaurs! Stephen was a little scared and nervous at first, but he got over it pretty quickly.
As part of the exhibit, the kids could push buttons to move parts of different dinosaurs. And if you know Stephen, you know that he just LOVES buttons!
And lastly, we went to see the otters. All of the kids stand up on this little wall (usually with their parents right there behind them), and Stephen was waiving at the otters. It was pretty fun!
****Coming tomorrow: Adventures in a Toddler Bed! I have to finish putting latches on his dresser drawers, and install an eye-hook latch on the closet, and then we are good to go! At 29 lbs, Stephen is simply just too heavy for us to lift out of the crib on a regular basis anymore without risk of serious back injury!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
This is while Stephen was happy, watching Elmo, drinking his SECOND cup of juice at 9:30 in the morning. I figured that since he was sick, a little extra juice was ok...
Never too sick to tackle Daddy, though! That tissue by his leg? He'd just wiped his nose and threw it. Ick.
Ok, this picture was from Monday, before the sickies! but it was just so cute!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Today, Stephen woke up on the wrong side of the bed. He was cranky all morning, and by the time noon rolled around, I thought he might be tired, and want a nap. So I asked him if he wanted to go take a nap, and he just looked at me with such relief in his eyes, and said, "aaaap," nodding his head. I hope he starts to understand soon that if he just TELLS us what he wants, it won't take so long for us to figure it out! But, I supposed it's a learning process for all of us...
Friday, March 6, 2009
Also, if anyone is in the market for ANYTHING that is one-of-a-kind, check out Etsy. It is like a huge superstore for handmade items, and I bet you can find what you are looking for!
The boys were pretty pooped by the end of our adventure. I'm surprised Stephen didn't peace out in the car, but he's taking a super nap right now!