It’s been a pretty eventful week. Dan was gone to Vegas to attend a training certification seminar, so I was home with the boys for the weekend, and through the week. I didn’t notice much that the time was going by so fast since we had such a busy week. When I look through my iphone pics, it makes me realize how much I did with the boys, and how much fun the three of us had together. It made me such a proud Mama.
Per usual, I’m linking up with Jeannett over at Life Rearranged and posting iphone pics from the week.
Saturday it was a beautiful day, so we decided to head over to Fowler park, where there is lots of sunshine, slides, swings and things to climb on. We packed a lunch and had a family picnic sans Dad…who we missed terribly.
I found this board on Pinterest and I thought I’d give it a try for myself. It’s perfect for above Parker and Mason’s play table in our room and shows our plans this week. On Monday, I go over our “week”, and I’m hoping that eventually he’ll understand and look forward to exciting events throughout the week!
I loved dressing the boys up for their visit with Santa. Mason is wearing clothes that Parker wore this time last year (at 15 months) and he’s almost 9 months! Big guy! Both outfits were consignment buys, since they will probably only wear a handful of times, and then go straight to the back of the closet. Boy did they look handsome, though!
My boys were SO good for Santa! I’m so glad I “talked him up”. Minus the hand in the mouth, it was a cute shot.
I took the cheesy (but cute) Santa photo and made an ornament with some holiday fabric. Yes, it looks a bit ridiculous and completely home made, but that was kind of the point. I also made another ornament that I was inspired by a pinterest pin here. It doesn’t look exactly like it, but close enough!
We had “Cookies with Santa” on Wednesday and met Marcie and Sarah there with their kiddos. It was not only decorating a cookie, it was a fun visit with the Clauses, a live DJ with Christmas music and hula hoops (that Parker was LOVING to dance to!), a balloonist making every balloon toy figure known to man and coloring. Parker had a blast! It’ll definitely become a tradition for us for years to come.
This cutie patootie here, is learning how to pull up! This just started this week. I feel like he’s growing up so fast!
This guy right here^^ with the sly grin behind his paci, thinks he’s cute waking up a mere two hours after I put him down for the night. It’s not typical of this “good sleeper”, but my milk supply has dipped quite a bit since he hasn’t been wanting to nurse during the day, and I have refused to pump around the clock to keep up my supply. So, I threw my hands up and decided that I would let my pride go by the wayside and give him a bottle of formula. I hope this isn’t the end of our nursing relationship, but I’m leaving it up to him. If he keeps refusing the breast, then I will have to be OK with giving him formula!
I made lots of “simple” meals this week while Dan was out. This is chicken teriyaki on the Cuisinart grill, green giant portioned peas and corn with sliced apple. Parker loved it. Easy Peasy.
Lots of bubbles and bathtime fun this week. This is usually Dan’s responsibility when he’s home, but I had a lot of fun this week playing with the boys, being silly with bubbles, and snapping some cutesy photos of them.
Parker is going through a “Let me do everything by myself” phase. Here he is trying to put on some pants, but not realizing that he has two legs in the same hole! Poor kid. He was trying SO hard!
We went to visit Gracile, Campen and Amelia for a playdate and Dinner on Wednesday. I love that our kiddos are so close in age. Campen and Parker are three weeks apart, and Mason and Amelia are seven weeks apart. Don’t they look SO cute together? I think maybe some match making will be cookin’ up in the future!
We met up with Gracile, and Campen again today for our typical Friday Kangazoom time. The boys had a great time, jumping, playing, and the general goofing-off shenanigans that they love to do. It was a nice end to the week. I ended up having to strip Parker’s shirt off though, because he got a little out of hand at the water fountain. Boys. Gotta love ’em!
That’s it for my week. Looking forward to what the weekend holds!