“I need to get out of the house!” is Lucille’s latest line. Girl friend is definitely suffering from cabin fever and though I wouldn’t say it’s here yet, nicer weather is coming. This weekend we bundled into our winter coats and took a nice walk to Peter’s parents house. Yesterday the kids and I went to park upon their insistence, the playground was all wet and slippery, but, we had it all to ourselves. Slowly, we’re starting our spring time activities, even though the weather hasn’t cooperated with our plans…I know the kids will be ecstatic when these trips are more frequent, and I will be too. This year they are so much more mobile and better able to understand instructions, so I’m expecting lots of fun times.
We’ve been stuck inside so much they’ve made a new game… rolling the bins of dog food and cat food into each other.
Lucille requested that we have a picnic at the park next time we go, which is such a great idea. Other things I’d like to do with the babies this spring are:
- Go out for ice cream
- Plant flowers together
- Pick flowers for loved ones
- Have a bonfire
- Play in the jumpy castle my mom gave them for Christmas outside (have I mentioned how this was set up in my house a few weeks? They had fun but oy, we had no room to move!)
- Visit a new park
And this doesn’t include the 8 day road trip we’re taking next month. I have no words to express how very excited I am for this trip. We have not taken any sort of vacation since Lennon was born. Taking annual family trips is a very high priority for me, but the last 2 years I realized I’d be doing it for my own benefit as the kids weren’t old enough to truly enjoy a vacation… so we skipped it. We did take a couple with Lucille pre-Lennon, she wasn’t old enough to enjoy them fully, but also not old enough to be bothered by the travel much. I think I’ll post pictures from those trips soon!
For a few months I was proud of myself for consistently doing 2 posts a week. And as soon as I let it slide one week, I seemed to have just stopped! So, I’m admitting defeat the past month or so and we’re starting all over again.
With the nice weather the kids and I have been more active, going on lots of play dates, taking walks, etc. It’s the busy time of year for the radio station too. And I started selling perfectly posh products. I expect things will remain quite busy for several months but I want to make sure I continue to share our journey. Here are a few developments since I last wrote:
Lucille has a new favorite food. Cheese top. This is a term she coined meaning the cheese melted on top of other food. The other day she kept demanding cheese top and our dinner plan didn’t involve any melted cheese. Peter made her an open faced cheese quesadilla. She was so excited!! Hopefully we can keep this as an occasional treat.
Lucille has been showing interest in potty training for a while. The other day we all spent about half an hour in the bathroom while she peed. Once we came back down stairs she kept screaming potty. Her toilet seat looks like a ducky and I figured she just wanted to play with it. So I brought it down and figured her sitting in it while she watches a show would be good practice and get her used to the seat. Well, my dog had to go potty as well. I took her out for 3 minutes… I came in and found Lucille peed in her potty again. Great, right? Not so much. Her and Lennon were splashing in it! This led to their first ever bath together. Lucille is very playful in the tub so it was a bit overwhelming for Lennon but they had fun!
My beautiful and talented cousin Jenny owns whimsy roots photography and did our family picture Monday. I mentioned we’re working on potty training… well, when mommy and daddy weren’t watching Lucille took her diaper off. 10 minutes into our photo shoot Peter realized our daughter was going commando… it would have been a very embarrassing moment had the photographer not been my cousin! Also, she stole my pearls and I had to pick out a new necklace to wear… I had to admit my pearls looked adorable with her dress!
Lennon is moving and talking and getting so big! He is the most stubborn little momma’s boy I’ve ever met. When he wants something in particular, nothing else will do. And usually that particular thing is mommy’s attention. Huge, exciting news regarding sleep progress though!! Last night, for the first time EVER he slept through the night in his crib!! I am really hoping this is a new trend! Wish us luck!
This is Lennon’s first spring and he loves it. He loves crawling in the grass, picking dandelions and pulling himself up on anything he can find. His mood typically improves as soon as I can get some sunshine on his face. Mommy’s mood does too.