Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ivey News Flashes

Just a couple quick news flashes:

Ivey has cut her top two teeth!

She is slowly learning to "cruise" the furniture. It's not graceful or fast, but she is learning!

She is still extremely quiet (except for the occasional tropical bird-like squealing sessions) but has added "mamama" to her vocabulary. Now she can choose to bababa or to mamama... or to squeal like a tropical bird.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Baby Cubes

I spent the day making baby food cubes! The day is rapidly approaching where I will no longer be making baby food, or washing diapers. Unlike last time, I know this time there will be no baby to follow, which makes me want to not only enjoy days like today, but capture them so that I can go back later and see pictures of the tasks I used to enjoy.

The freezer is now re-stocked with baggies of yummy freshly pureed baby food. I have organic carrots, bananas, avocados, and mangoes which are simple and just require mashing. I peeled and cooked apples, carrots and pears. I cubed ham into tiny Ivey-size cubes and then pureed some with the apples for a ham/apple dinner. I made organic mac-n-cheese cubes and homemade chicken and dumpling cubes. I cooked organic peas and blended them up, as well. For a small amount of effort and money I filled the freezer with handy little servings of healthy food!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Dance Dance Revolution

Thanks to Mim, we are the owners of DDR for the wii. I have wanted this game, and it is just as fun as I thought it would be! It's difficult (really difficult), but I think I'm getting there. Addison, my little dancing machine, really enjoys it and is also improving. It seems that Ivey also has quite the sense of rhythm herself!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mr. Modest

Okay, I have no idea how I forgot to write about this experience I had at the hotel pool at DisneyWorld... but I will write about it now.

One afternoon, we all came back to the hotel for a rest. Jeff got the nap, I took the kids to the pool (how restful). After we swam, I parked the boys on some reclining chairs while I dried Ivey. She was in her adorable new bathing suit and swim diaper. If you aren't aware, swim diapers are not designed to hold pee, in the least. Their only purpose is to keep the poo from escaping in the pool. So, as I dried Ivey, she proceeded to pee all in my lap. As I dealt with this, I had my back turned to the boys for about 3 minutes. When I turned back around, I was completely a totally shocked to see that Addison had stripped his bathing suit off and was lounged back on the reclining chair, sunning himself as if he were a lizard on a rock. I gasped. My almost 6 year old boy was exposed for all the world to see, and did not give a rip! I quickly put Ivey down and wrapped him in a towel, trying not to cause a stir and direct attention our way. I looked around. I have no idea who witnessed this scene. I covered him up, asking him to look around. "Do you see anyone's penis out here?" This child has absolutely no modesty what-so-ever... which I knew... but underestimated. Asa and I caught eye contact and we both just cracked up. Priceless.

I was reminded of this story yesterday. The boys had spent the afternoon playing in the sprinkler and shooting each other with water guns. Addison came inside and stripped off his suit, with no intention of replacing it with dry clothes. He walked around the house, yelling at Asa through the open windows. Then, he started out the back door. "Addison!" I yelled to him. "You can't go out naked!" He looked up at me and said, "Then, I'll get my shoes on!" as he headed out the back door.