Sunday, September 27, 2009

A real ham

This boy. He frustrates the hell out of us, but he can really really make us smile. It's all in the eyes, you see. This afternoon, while out running errands, M was putting A into the car. I can't remember details, but I feel like they were having a pretend screaming match. A looked over at me and just gave me this look that CRACKED me up. When we're eating, he'll look at me and just start nodding his head, then shaking it, always keeping eye contact with this mischievous expression.

I discovered this little gem on a website I get in my email. It allows you to compare your sun sign with that of your child. The perfect match was my "second sign," having been born on the cusp. A and me, perfect together:

Your Leo child loves performing for you because you make such an affectionate, encouraging, and generally rapt audience. Your little one's flair for drama is apparent from an early age, and she adores being the center of attention. You're a wonderful parent to her in part because you so enjoy her bright, happy energy. Plus, she's naturally popular (which she must have inherited from you!), so playdates, birthday parties, and other get-togethers are fun for both of you.

You can foster your child's natural creativity by taking her to plays, films, art galleries, and museums, and instilling in her your own love of art and performance. Most of all, give her all your affection and encouragement, because although your little Leo seems as courageous as a lion, her pride is easily dented if she doesn't feel she's getting the adoration she craves.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


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Wow, it's been a long time. This year has been very crazy, and really, I have nothing new to report right this second.

A has been doing really well at school, although I'm very surprised to find him still asleep most mornings when I go in to get him up. He has no problem waking up at 6am on SATURDAY, however. His latest weekend thing has been to make the bed rail squeak. With his hand, and then with his feet.

He is OBSESSED with baseball lately. Of course, football has been on tv a lot lately, but he sees that green field and says "baseball game." He asks us to sing the "Baseball song," and sings along to JACK....BACK.... GAME!!!

On that note, he has developed way more of an opinion on his clothing. Most days, he asks for his baseball shirt, which is a shame considering he only has one. He has been opinionated about his shoes for quite some time, but has become very interested in picking out his shirts lately.

He is so funny about the car. He is very aware that Daddy's car is broken, and needs to be fixed. He points to the loaner as Daddy's new car, but he always prefers to ride in Mommy's car.

I had a very good, although very low key birthday. My boys gave me some wonderful gifts, and we went out to dinner. I then got to follow up my birthday with one of the longest days of the school year, Back to School Night. The weather has been stunning, which of course makes being back to school difficult... oh the days of stay at home mom-ness....

As for school itself, it seems to be a good year so far. Lots of things going on around here, although, nothing to really report so much.

As for potty training, it seems to have stalled. The hubbub (is that a word?) of back to daycare and what goes along with it, and he really isn't interested in going to the potty anymore. I guess they're not doing much with it there, and we don't really have the time with him to do much with it on our end.

This boy loves to run and he loves to jump. It's a struggle these days to stop him from jumping in parking lots, and getting him to hold hands has been too. Generally, he does it when it matters, which is what's important, I suppose!!!

More coming VERY soon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

First and second week of school!

A's first week of school went great! We somehow missed transition week, so he spent the week in his old room with his old friends and old teacher. He did fantastic. I was so optimistic that the school transition would be a breeze!

Alas, our first day of the second week brought about a different boy. On the first day, he cried when I left him. The rest of the week, he cried every morning, and most afternoons at pickup too. The only day that went well was Friday. Due to car troubles, Daddy left for work a little later than normal so A got to spend a little time with him. I think that might have made the difference.

Otherwise, things are going well here, with back to school being a smooth transition for all of us.