Wednesday, November 28, 2012

a random kind of day...

  • Tree is up.  I love this time of year.  Which makes it harder being away from home.  The real home.  I did some black Friday shopping.  Totally crazy!  People are seriously serious about getting their deals.  All I went out for was legos.  Santa is pretty much done with Will.  We are, I mean Santa is debating on the whole big boy bike thing.  I always got that big present on Christmas.  Partly because, there were three older siblings and my parents only splurged on Christmas.  I feel like Will does get a lot, but Christmas always meant so much to my mom.  So, I tend to go overboard.  I think Santa might bring Eli a ball pit, which I know he will love.  I am debating on the whole Christmas cards this year.  I really am not feeling it.  Maybe because we are still unsettled.
  • My business cards have shipped!  Hooray!  So excited for them to finally get here.  Once they come, I am going to hit some of the hot spots.  As much as I would like to go into a gym, it is not really practical with two little ones.  A Personal Training studio would be better, so that I can work my hours around Lew's schedule.
  • I have done quite a bit of online shopping.  I have to say, it can be addicting!  My niece requested suspenders and nerd glasses!  I thought it was hilarious but, it is definitely her.  Can't wait to see her face when she opens them up.
  • The plan is for the boys and I to go back to VA the day after Christmas, I think I am totally crazy for doing this.  By myself.
  • Will watched Home Alone yesterday and loved it!  I knew he would.  He is actually trying to create booby traps around the house.  Too funny.
  • Will is full on writing his name.  I know some 4 year olds have been doing it for awhile, but he never showed interest in coloring or writing.  It is so amazing!  I can't believe he is doing it.  His teacher is amazing and actually does one on one writing lessons with each kid.  We got a new app that is helping him spell and learn sounds of the basic sight words.  He is doing great on that as well.
  • I decided Eli might be getting too much sleep during the day hence the 4:30 wake up calls.  So, I took out the morning nap.  I feel like, he is still so young, but I wasn't sure what else to do.  He is doing pretty good so far.  The last two days he was gotten up at 7 and today 6.  Then I try and get him to nap around 12:30 and he has been sleeping tell about 3 or 3:30.  Then bed around 8.  Once we are a week in, I am hoping that he will get the hang of it.
  • My sister is in the Bahamas.  Miss her even more because we haven't been able to do any face time.  She definitely needed a little relaxation.
  • Just finished reading Easy.  Really good.  Easy read, that you won't want to put down.  I have a ton of books that I want to read, but haven't really been motivated.
  • Did I tell you that I was making Will's stocking?'s slowed down to a crawl.  If I want this to be done, then I really have to kick it into high gear.

Off to enjoy some peace and quiet while the baby is napping. 


Christy said...

I am probably going to jinx myself, but Guppy sleeps until 9am every morning. Isn't that insane? I have NEVER had a kid sleep much past 7am.

Every morning, I can count on him to wake up at 9am (sometimes even 9:30!), take his nap at 1pm (but he'll only sleep for 1 hour), and go to bed at 8pm. However, he does still wake up once or twice a night to nurse, so it isn't all rainbows and unicorns.

amanda said...

oh the bahamas...sounds so dreamy doesn't it friend?

hoping the sleep readjusts quickly. i know the pain friend. i so know the pain!! and the love of extra sleepy baby snuggles :)

Anonymous said...

woohoo on being almost done and yay for writing his name!

Amanda said...

I love the holiday season too! I still need to figure out what I'm getting people :) And I need to make our Christmas cards too. I'm doing them from hand for a few people...

Natalie said...

You've been busy my friend! That post left my head spinning :)

Emmy said...

It is always hard to give up that morning nap at first but then it really is so much nicer as they don't wake up early and you have more time in the morning to get things done!

And so awesome he is writing his name. My oldest was the same way- seemed to show no real interest in writing/drawing and now he has great handwriting and draws better than I do- it just switched on one day.