Saturday, August 27, 2011

Workin' on a Full House

Yesterday was the epitome of a beautiful, wonderful, relaxing and fulfilling day. We've had lots of these lately. So blessed.

It all started with a little bit of lesson planning (which is always fun to do!) and then I went up to the school to make some visual aids for my sub next week. Speaking of... next week is my last week at home with my baby. I have quite a few mixed feelings about this, but mostly I am trying to prepare myself for being apart from him (I did it during in-service; however, I knew it was only for a few days..).

Anyhoodle, let's stay faaaar away from that topic for now because, well... that just stinks.

The cool part of yesterday was getting to hang out in my pajamas all day with little man and hubs and then end the afternoon watching hubs play with Full House in Orchard Park for the Bentonville Concert in the Park series. I was able to sit next to my sweet friend Mandy (whose husband also plays in Full House) and got a small glimpse at what the Cavalier house might look like in a few years... she has three sweet and energetic boys.

We took our quilt, some cool water, and ourselves, and Connor and I parked it on the quilt. He was such a good baby, and just cooed and looked around the whole time. It was only a little warm at the beginning, after which it cooled down to be a wonderful evening!

Today, Baby C has taken two great naps, and is currently asleep for the night. Hubs was super-hubs, and cleaned the house with baby in tow while I went grocery shopping. Even though I have been in a weird funk today and have been kinda cranky, I realllllllllllly appreciate his awesome-hubbiness.

Anyhoodle, here's photo proof of aforementioned activities.

 "Chillin' with my mom.. you know"

 My boys...

 On the left he was only a week old, and on the right, almost two months! He's growing so much.

Our new mobile. He was mesmerized!

Sweet baby boy practicing great head support!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

No routine. but lots of fun!

Greetings friends!

So, since I'm not really in a set routine (right now my tv is set to babylove 24/7) I forget that I haven't blogged in like a bajillion days.

I know when I start back to work, and get into more of a routine, that things will fall into place. The few days that I did teacher in-service was like that!

What an adventure we are having with our little man. He is quite the charmer. He has started smiling and almost giggling quite a bit, and he loves to hold onto my hands and pull up. His head support is quite good and he loves to sit up to watch what is going on around him. Quite the curious little bugger!

We went to visit Chase's family this weekend (his brothers and sister's-in-law had yet to meet Connor!). He and Grammy became best buddies. I did learn that he doesn't nap too well away from home, but when we got home he fell right back into his usual sleeping pattern! (That makes mom a happy camper.) He also rode spectacularly well in the car on the way there. The way home he slept off and on, but had a bit of a tummy ache in-between.

Tonight we're grilling burgers and who-knows-what with our friends! Before that; however, hubs gets to mow the jungle of a lawn out there.All of this rain made the grass spring up anew! ;) Maybe I will be able to weed the front flower bed, too if it's not too hot and if little man takes a good afternoon nap.

Anyhoodle, all is well on our end though!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

If I could turn back time... *insert Cher voice here*

I have determined that our mini person is growing entirely too fast.

So fast, that I cannot seem to keep up with his speediness via blog.

Here's me trying harder to keep up with his cuteness!

Things that Connor has done within the last month: (yes folks, he's over a month old now!)
- been incredibly cute
- smile all the time (and sometimes in response- not just for gas!)
- sat in his bumbo
- had his pictures taken by the wonderful Blaire Perry
- cooed and raptor screeched
- been an amazing sleeper at night! (he eats and goes right back to sleep)
- consistent in his sleeping at night (wakes up at 1:30 and 4:00ish).
- worked with mom and dad in mom's classroom
- stayed with aunt kaci and was a really good boy
- went with mom to get a pedicure and haircut

On a non (my) baby note, I just watched this ridiculous documentary called Nursery University about the process that Manhattan families go through just to get their children into pre-schools in NYC. Seriously??
Tuition at some of these places is $20,000 a SEMESTER! It's so serious that they have application mania days where they only take phone calls for two hours for applications (yes, only applications!) after which they have an extensive interview process where they will interview hundreds of families to maybe only choose 20. Some schools bypass that and operate on a strict lottery system. I just find this crazy!

Mind= blown.

Can I just reiterate how thankful I am to be in a place where I love my job, love the town/area I live in, love the people I get to work with and be around everyday, and have a safe and relatively inexpensive place to take my kiddo while I work where the said people I work with also take their children...

Me= thankful.

My classroom at school is also coming along. It would have been near impossible for me to do it alone. Hubs has been there every weekend with me for the last few weeks and I worked my dad to the bone when he was here last.. (sorry dad!). It sure does look great though! I'm really excited to get back to school when the time comes and see those kiddos!

For now.. I am going to go to enjoy the peace and quiet here. Chase has a performance tonight, and Connor is taking his pre- bath nap. That means Bailey and I get some much needed relaxation. ;)

Don't think I forgot your pictures...
 "What choo talkin' bout, Willis?"

 Bumbo time!

 He had a tummy ache this day.. and didn't sleep at all the day before. 
This was the aftermath of the tummy ache.. poor dude.

 Post baby body- not as bad as I thought it would be!


 Eatin' with Aunt Kaci.. yum.

More bumbo! (sorry it's crooked!)

Tomorrow, my mom, grandma and grandpa are coming to visit! It's their first time to see Baby C since he was born.