Friday, June 25, 2010

Okay, here goes…

I finally took the time to sit down and write an actual update.

Since we spoke last, Carter celebrated his first birthday (consisting of 2 birthday parties), a bronchial infection and a viral infection (no need to worry, he’s at full power once again!). Through all of this he managed to avoid any ear infections which got to be a monthly occurrence during the winter.

Somewhere in all of this he was able to successfully transition to the pre-toddler room (I like to call it the Big Boy Room). This room has a lot more space for little boys (& girls) to explore & play.

One of Carter’s favorite things about his old room was the foam padded “mountain” (really it was 18” tall foam cube with a ramp on one side and stairs on the other). He loved to scale that thing just to sit on top and giggle. He would actually allow himself tumble down just to add to the adrenaline rush.

The foam mountain in his new room covers almost 4 times the floor space and is twice as high! But he can’t get too consumed with this as there are 2 (count them, 2!) bouncy horses. Just like the ones at McDonald’s but not as “springy”. Then there is the wall o’toys and scooters and balls and and…oh you just gotta see this place!

Even though he’s only been in the room a grand total of 2-1/2 days (due to the latest viral bout) he’s already started work on a sunflower garden and he decorated a t-shirt for Dad for Father’s Day (sniff, sniff). I should’ve suspected something when he came home with paint under his fingernails and on his elbow!

As for Mom & Dad, we’ve had our hands full with house stuff. I was always that guy who said, “Why the heck to I want to own a house? Then I gotta fix stuff and mow the lawn, etc”). Well, now we own a house and we “gotta fix stuff and mow the lawn, etc”…and we love it. Sure its work but it’s our work. From the outside I could never understand why someone would willingly go into a situation like this…now we know.

Well, summer is officially here along with the onset of “shorter” days. Hopefully, we will have pictures and videos of Carter’s first experience in the St. Lawrence River (“intentional” experience, that is...wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

This week at daycare the theme is PJ’s (during the morning) and Sprinklers (the kids will get their beachwear on in the PM and play in & around the sprinklers). I think I want to spend some time at saycare…that kind of schedule sounds fun.

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