Thursday, December 31, 2009
The book is The Friday Night Knitters Club by Kate Jacobs. If you want a great book to snuggle and most likely cry to, this is for you.
My mom taught me how to knit when I was a teenager, but I never really kept up with it. I wish she and I had had more time to have this experience together before she passed away. So now I think I am going to take up knitting. No, Will you will not have to knit with me, but maybe I can pass some tradition down if not to my nieces but to a future daughter.
Michael's here I come!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
I had mothers intuition and decided to take Will to the Peds. on Saturday since he was still coughing and sneezing and he ended up having an ear infection. He is such a strong little guy because he really had no fever and no tugging at the ears to let me know. Then when we went to the grocery store to drop off his prescription he had a huge yawn and I saw one 2 year molar coming in. I have such a strong boy on my hands!
Before all this and while he was sick, Daddy wanted him to get a haircut. I was seriously going to just let it grow out because Will hates to get his haircut. But I gave in and let's just say it was not pretty. Once he is feeling better I will have to take some scissors to a couple stray pieces that were missed.
Okay...enough rambling. Here are some pictures....
Will would rather watch Daddy's Dark Knight than continue to open up presents
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
There was so much snow I had to carry him everywhere!
Next time we will be ready with a proper snow suit and boots.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Here is an extremely cute video of him dancing to his favorite new YouTube star. It's a 2 year old girl singing Taylor Swift, she is so adorable... Will can watch this video over and over. It is so funny.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Today Will and I ventured to the mall to do some holiday shopping and to kill some time before I had to go and train.
Thanks to my sister Will has officially become addicted to the play area that they have there. Normally I am totally against those places. All germy and snotty. I just do not want a sick kid. Well, today as we were strolling by Will saw it and about jumped out of the stroller. Of course I gave in only because this play area seems to be pretty clean with Lysol sanitizer in ever corner.
Getting to the Player Hater. Will was running around, going down the big boy slide and playing VERY nicely with the other children. When all of sudden this MEAN had to be 3 or 4 year old boy came out and started bossing kids around! Will was trying to go into the tunnel (which he loves) then the Player Hater tells my Will, "NO! This is MY house, NOT YOURS!" Will of course not really understanding what the Player Hater is saying just decided he would go the other way.
Meanwhile his mother, who is completely oblivious in her 4 inch heels and blazer (who goes shopping in that?) is texting on her cell phone. Not even watching her other child who is probably 18 months old.
Then Will decides he is going to go down the little slide and that boy is there again. He is sitting there not letting any kids go down and he says, "NO! This is MY BRIDGE, NOT YOURS!" Me not wanting to start any kind of conflict with a 4 year old Player HATER tells Will to go back to the big boy slide. So he runs around a bit and then comes back to that slide where the boy is and the kid is screaming at him! Since his absent minded 4 inch heel, blazer wearing mother is useless, I go over there so my child can go down the damn slide! I kindly tell the little Player Hater, "Can you please go down and take turns?" "NOOOOOOOOOO!" At this point I can see other parents eyes on me thinking, where is this kid's mother? By this time I really felt like going in front of that lady and snapping my fingers in her face and say get with it! This area is not your FREAKIN' babysitter! Now mind your FREAKIN' kids! But I didn't.
Will and I decided that it is best that we leave, which he was not too happy about but, I had had enough. The lady did not even discipline her child for being rude to other kids and an adult. Then she was praising him and said let's go get a cookie. Is she serious?
I was so disgusted by that play area today and it was not because of the germs. Watch out 4 inch heel, tacky blazer wearin' mom. You too Player Hater!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
But he is like any typical boy/man. All he wants to do is eat them and not help. When I tried to show him how to put the frosting on his cookie he said "Num. Num." or Yummy as we would say. It was hilarious to see how big his eyes got when I stuck the frosting in front of him. He put his plastic knife (super safe/toddler friendly) in the frosting and started eating it by itself.
Will's version of decorating. Mom let's get this over with so I can get back to eating my frosting. Then I want to go and play with my cars.
He ended up pouring the whole bottle of red sprinkles everywhere. I guess that is what I get for trying to push frosting cookies on a 23 month old toddler BOY. Maybe next year he will be into it.
Friday, December 11, 2009
So here are some pictures of my latest project. If you or anyone you know would like a homemade crafty paper bag scrapbook please let me know! I would love to help capture some of your memories.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
But today I want to talk about the binky. Or as Will likes to call it his "B".
My niece had hers until she was almost 3! I do not want to see Will walking around sucking on a binky at that age for sure! The bottle was easy to get rid of because he liked his sippy cup so much and ditched the bottle at 7 months. I thought then, I will have no problem getting rid of the binky. But now Will is attached to this thing. We have tried a couple things. Only having it at nap and bedtime. We will even hide the binkys but somehow Will will find them!
Enter bad Mommy. I read in a parenting magazine that you can go cold turkey or cut a little hole in the binkys so that he will not want to suck anymore. Well I decided that I would cut holes in the binkys. It started to work and then we went to Chicago and my poor Will's ears hurt so bad because he could not suck on the un-suckable binkys. I felt so bad! So when we got to Chicago I went out and bought him some binkys. Now we are starting over again.
We are down to two binkys and heaven forbid we lose them, I feel like we might have a crisis on our hands. I would rather go cold turkey but I feel horrible doing that to Will knowing it does give him comfort when he goes to bed. What do you think? Do you have any tricks you could share? Thanks!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Will enjoying the first snowfall of the year...
Will getting his groove on....
We are awaiting pictures from the photographer at the party...so I will have some more of Will dancing and seeing Santa too.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
He now grabs his winky and says pee pee. He has even gotten curious and walked in on Daddy and says pee pee.
I am thinking it has got to be time to get a potty and at least attempt some sort of potty training. These poopy diapers are getting worse as he gets older. I love that he eats lots of fruits and veggies but to see them come out is another story that I am ready to see go in the toilet!
Any helpful hints on the potty training? I need it!
Monday, November 30, 2009
You love to throw them. You can almost catch them and you have even started to kick them. You do have quite an arm. Sometimes you will throw the ball so hard we wonder if we are looking at the next great pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Daddy and I like to think so.
The reason I wanted to write this post is I am afraid one day I will forget the many memories that you and I are making with playing ball or dunking the ball into the basket. I remember when I would ask my mom what I liked to do she would say dress up, but there was nothing specific about it. I would find myself making up silly stories that went along with dressing up so that I could tell them to anyone who would ask what I liked to do when I was little. Obviously my mom was not blogging when I was 2 so I can see why some memories can slip through.
But I will remember the ball playing and hitting Daddy's big screen TV. It's okay. That is something we can keep to ourselves, that is unless we do put a giant whole in it one day. But hey, that would be a very good memory for us!
I love my little ball player. You are too cute for words and I just love the way you say, "Baaaaaaalllllllllllllll"!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Will with a little cranberry sauce on his face...and yes he is still in his pj's. It was a pj kind of day for us all.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Some fall pictures have been mixed in with the Chicago pics, I just hadn't posted them yet. Will did great on the plane ride, I was one happy mommy! He mastered stairs while we were gone and had a tumble at the same time. No worries he came away with a scratch. But scared me to death!
Monday, November 9, 2009
We plan on bringing his video player, thinking maybe Yo Gabba Gabba will keep him stationary. Guess we will have to wait and see. But believe me I will be breaking out the camera for a play by play of this trip!
Here is pretend me wishing that Will is peacefully sitting on my lap looking out the window like this little precious girl is doing.
Then again this could be me half way through the flight!
I always think back to the plane trip that I took with my nephew when he was about Will's age and even the flight attendants were calling him a little devil, he was that bad.
Does anyone have any ideas on plane travel with a little one? Thanks!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Will catching a wave...
Digging in the sand...oh joy!