Sunday, January 31, 2010
This is even true for Preschool! I am sorry but I do not want to see my little bubsy in a school uniform at the age of 2. For crying out loud, he has barely had time to express himself!
Case in point. I tried to join a local moms group. First off, nothing against any of these ladies but where I live, everyone is a bit upity-if that is even a word. So I knew it was going to be a challenge for me. I come from a middle class family and had to work when I was 16 for what I wanted. I think you are catching the drift. The mommy group didn't work for me. All they could talk about is so and so got in here and the uniforms are just so cute. Not for me.
Anyway. I started my search for a Preschool for bubsy. Believe me, I want the best for him. I want something small, intimate, a place where there is a comforting grandmother like teacher for him. When I was calling and setting up appointments for this week, I was shocked at what some of these schools cost for a 2 year old! For him to go twice a week, half days at a very prestigious school it was going to cost around $500 a month! That just seems a bit outlandish to me. Then I thought, okay he could do the once a week which might be better for him at first anyway. That is almost $300!
Then I decided I was going to skip out on the most prestigious and well known schools in our area. I am not one of those moms. I just want Will to find a place where he can learn and have fun. I found two local church Preschools that we often pass on our errand trips. They are much more reasonably priced and when I say that, they are not going to cost hundreds of dollars. No uniforms. They sounded like the experience I wanted for my bubsy. So this Wednesday we are going to go and visit their 2 year old classes, get a tour and all that jazz. I am looking forward to it. Finally.
My bubsy deserves the best and I hope I find it at one of these schools. With that said. What do you look for in a Preschool? What made you decide on a school or to even home school? Do you think a church Preschool is better than a private or vice versa. I would love to hear what you have to say.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Some pics from his big day...
Daddy went and got blueberry doughnuts...
Once his foot is healed we promised to go to the Jump Zone. Which I know he will love. We are also going to go on a little train excursion at the end of April. In Baltimore Thomas the Train is going to be making a visit. So we thought that that would be a nice treat for Will.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Will has started scooting around on the plasma car to get where he wants to go. I think he is getting tired of army crawling everywhere.
I like the way my bubsy thinks!
and yes...we are working on getting rid of the binky after the cast comes off. What can I say, I am a major sucker!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
The last couple of days have definitely been rough on you and I am sorry for that. If I could have stopped your fall, I would have. Now you are in a cast on the eve of your 2nd Birthday.
I have had to carry you around the last two days, which I do not mind one bit. It's like you are my little baby again. But you have quickly adapted and scoot around on your rear. I always knew you were super creative and efficient.
You have done so much for me in the last two years, I don't even know where to start.
You are always my sunshine, even if I am having a bad day. You make me smile. My heart melts and sometimes I cry when you do something new. You have become such a talker lately and I just love our conversations even if we don't understand each other sometimes.
I love that you are predictable and that you adore your blueberry waffles and pp&j. In a sense I think you are like me in that aspect. I could eat the same thing everyday and be content and happy.
As we look forward to this next year with you, I am filled with a little sadness as well. That you are getting so big and growing so fast. I feel sad that you were not able to meet your Grandma or your Grandpa. Because I know for sure that your Grandma would have spoiled you rotten. She just loved/loves her grand babies so much. But you do have so many cousins, aunties and uncles that love you just as much.
You have learned so much in the last year, like starting to count and you are repeating a lot of the alphabet. But a wise man told me, It's not how fast you learn, it's just that you learn.
With that my sweet Willsey, Happy 2nd Birthday! I love you more than air.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
more to come...sorry if i am not reading blogs and commenting for a few days. will and i will miss you!
ps..keep Bubsy in your thoughts...thanks!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So...I must tell 7 things about myself that you might not already know...
1. I am totally and utterly obsessed with reality tv. Teen Mom on MTV is one of them. Anything on bravo.
2.Even though I am a personal trainer I do like sweets and in fact that is my weakness
3.I grew up in Northern Virginia
4.I hate when Lew and I are watching tv he sometimes picks at his finger nails. Drives me crazy.
5.I love to run in the spring and fall. only then.
6.I was born in the good ole' cornhusker state of Nebraska
7.I have a junior high friend who I still talk with and write emails to. Its kind of like beaches. We have been through everything together from a distance. But I am glad to know that I have such a good friend in her.
So here are some bloggers that I think are super beautiful!
Lindsay at Bytes of Memory. Lindsay does it all, works, teaches her little Sammy and is constantly busy. A super mom!
Claire at Diapers to Designs. Claire is super classy and has wonderful taste. She has a cute 3 year old named Bradley and a baby girl on the way.
Chelle at Winey Mommy. Chelle is a blog that maybe one day I can aspire to be like. She has 2 wonderfully beautiful girls and keeps busy with her blog. Doing giveaways galore and always has something interesting to say!
Heather at A Big Boy, A Baby Girl, and A Precious Pug. Heather to, is a super mom! After battling cancer and getting into remission. She never let anything slow her down. Also she is one talented sewer. You need a tu tu for your little princess? She is the one to see.
Thanks ladies for your stories and pictures each and everyday. I am glad to be a part of this Mommy-bloggywood.
Monday, January 18, 2010
But here are some pics from our many adventures we did over the summer...
At a friend's house who lives on the water...crabbing and fishing
Saturday, January 16, 2010
He does this thing when he wants to get your attention. He cocks(i hate that word but it is the only description that best suits) head so he is looking underneath me and he says, "Num, Num. Pease." In Bubsy translation, Num Num is something this is soo.....good. Being the freak and health conscience person that I am, I am reluctant to give him some cookie doe. But with him saying, "Pease." I could not resist. So I have him just a little taste and of course he loved it!
I said, "Say Thank you." He said, "Tank ooo." I said, "Your welcome." He left the kitchen still savoring his cookie doe and said, "Welcome."
I feel like I am talking to a little person these days! It is so cute. Finally I am not alone when Lew goes off to work. Not like I can have worldly discussions with him but hey, I'll take what I can get.
Speaking of him...I hear you upstairs talking to yourself.
One more thing. Everytime I go and train in the evening, Bubsy is doing something new that daddy taught him. Sometimes funny, sometimes not.
His latest and greatest is "nucks". If you seen people do fist bumps, that is what he is doing. It is actually hilarious to see. Lew says he is getting him prepared for when he is playing for the cubs. lol.
Also, after he takes a drink, he says, "Ahhhhh." Daddy taught him that one also.
Well...I better go get the bub's before he tries to climb out of the crib.
Leaving you with some pics of Will playing with his early birthday gift and his new passion.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I have been researching making my own Thomas cake for him. I hate getting cakes from the grocery store b/c God only knows what they stick in them. So I am thinking I am going to try and make one for his big bday coming up.
I am so sick of the cold weather we are having. It is so cold that even bundling up does not help. Will and I miss our walks that we used to take everyday.
Will also still has a nagging lingering cough. His nose is still stuffy. His ped. said it is RSV and it takes along time for it to pass. Well, I am starting to get concerned though, probably because I have been on web md freaking myself out. I turn to web md all the time. I am always trying to diagnose problems.
I am getting really excited b/c our Wee Sale, which is a huge consignment sale, is coming in March. I get so excited when I find bargains for Will. They have everything, toys, socks, shoes, clothes, books, and everything kid related. They also have local kid boutiques come and discount designer duds. Will has to look stylish! The nice thing about the area where I live, all the boys either wear Gap or Polo. So Will really makes out. Can't wait. I will have to show you my loot when I come back from that.
On another note my sister has been bugging me to get scrap booking. I make paper bag scrap books and they do actually take some time to make. My sister thinks you can whip these things out like that. So I might get back into that this weekend. I do have one for Will, which I guess is a start. My sister is not the creative one in the family so she thinks being crafty is easy. Hello, its not always easy!
I also want to start knitting again. I know I said i was going to get started after I read the knit book but I do really want to start. I just feel like I do not have enough time. I am with Will most of the day and then I do most of my training at night. So I just really do not have a whole lot of time. Where to fit it all in?
Well, I am done rambling on and on. Oh...just read The Secret Life of Bees. Such a good read.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Will is in total shock over it all! When Lew brought it in he got so excited and was yelling, "Train! Choo, Choo!!" It was so cute to see him fall in love with something. When he had to go to bed he got so upset because he just wanted to play with it. He even slept with a Gordon train!
Now, I know what to tell people to get him for his birthday. Anything train related.
I will post some pics of the train set in all its glory tomorrow. For now I am signing off and going to help Will build a new track.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
So now we are on the big 2 birthday countdown. Lew and I are on a mission to find a Thomas table and train track/train set at a reasonable price. So Lew has been on eBay and craigslist hunting away. I thought barbies and such were getting expensive but trains. That is another story! Some of these small trains can range up to $25. For a single train! I mean there are people selling a lot of this stuff for like $500 on eBay. So I can only imagine how much they paid new for all of it.
We are looking for the gently used stuff. I am sure we will buy him a train here or there but sometimes used is the way to go when it comes to Thomas.
Our Mission. Find a reasonably priced Thomas set.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
When I mean obsessed, I truly mean it. The show was not coming on fast enough this morning and he started to get tears in his eyes. He is just like his mother! HA!
Last night was another rough night with coughing. Nothing seems to work for him. His Ped. said that this cough could linger for some time. GREAT!
So since Will is not totally there this morning as am I, Thomas the Train can play over and over for a little bit.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Needless to say Will and I have had some great nights bonding and rocking. But I am reminded of the days when he was an infant and up all night.
Today we were rocking at 5am. It was tiring yes. IT SUCKED. Yes. But there snuggling Will said, "I U." Which in his language is I love you. Then he was playing with my hair and touching my face. It was all so mushy gushy. I am now extremely tired. However, I loved every minute of our early morning date.
I hope you feel better soon bubsy!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Underneath the dining room table. Thankfully not while we are eating.
But he quite enjoy sliding underneath the table with his binky, laying on his belly and doing his business. I don't blame him. Probably helps to get it out. He is one smart little bubsy.
It is the funniest thing too! I ask him if he pooped and he smiles at me and runs in the opposite direction. Little stinker! Literally.
So. This weekend we are going to get some pottys for our little guy and some training pants. I always heard that boys were harder to train than girls. But just maybe I might have hit the jackpot with my bubsy.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
But here we go...
Daddy, Ma Ma, Mommy, Dog, Ella, Aunt Mimi, Juice, Milk, Nana, cheese, popcorn, water, bubbles, bath, shower, show, Wow, outside, bye bye, car, go, no, sit, Lilly, drink, color, 1, 2,3, 4,5,6,7,8,9, a, b, c, d. blue, yellow, red, black, block, eat, awesome.
Who am I kidding?! Like I can name all the words bubsy the chatterbox says on a daily basis. I should have started this list earlier.
When he hears something now, he repeats it. Not so good when you have almost run a red light and say S***! Yes...he has repeated that once in the car. Thanks to Dora the Explorer and Ni Hao Kai Lan he is speaking Spanish and Japanese. Will has become tri-lingual!
My most favorite word is I U. I love you. Does he have to grow up? So sweet!