Saturday, August 22, 2009

fridays w/ my boy

since i went back to work full time right around a year ago, i adjusted my schedule so that i could have every (or just about!) friday off to have an extra day with my boy. in the last couple of months, it seems like i've been having to work, we've been out of town, or something else has interfered with us having that special 1:1 time. this friday, we were back and i forgot how much i missed those days where we are free to do as we please!

this friday we started out with a morning gymboree class. i wish i would have brought my camera along, because he had so much fun running and climbing and going through all the tunnels. it had been weeks since we made it to class and i think he missed the fun. his favorite part of gymboree right now is the very end where all the kids circle around the teacher and get gymbo (the clown) stamps. my always is one of the first to run over and has his shirt up and ready for one on his belly and then puts each foot and hand out for a total of five stamps! it brings him so much joy.

next we went and visited a friend, which is always fun because it means new toys to experience. we didn't stay too long because kellen had been up early and was in need of a nap after all the playtime. after nap, we made one of our favorite snacks. we whipped up a smoothie with yogurt, frozen berries, mango, pineapple and a banana and then took out a muffin tin and filled it with some of k's faves: cheese, crackers, dried cranberries, trader joes o's, olives and freeze dried bananas.

we ate our snack in the living room on the floor with k's favorite guys - teddy, big t and monkey. ever since we returned from hawaii, he's had a strong attachment to big t and monkey. you'll notice they both have diapers. our new routine is that kellen, big t and monkey all get diaper changes together. it's pretty amazing the little things you'll come up with to get your toddler to cooperate...this one works like a charm for the boy who was refusing to get his diaper changed! i love how he is holding their hands in this first picture!

we've also been practicing wrapping up teddy like a baby and rocking him in preparation for rolo. it's awfully cute to see him caring and nurturing for his loved ones...i know he's' going to be a great big brother!

after snack, another friend came over and kellen had fun showing lyla all of his fun toys! all of this excitement made for a tired boy and a great nights sleep for all!

ps. 68 days left until my due date. OMG!


Rubie said...

I love this blog. I think memories and times like this can go by with little documentation, its just a feeling but now that you wrote about it, you can read your blog in the future, and remember the times you and K had before your family becomes the fabulous 4! So special!!! PS SHOUT OUT TO Lyla for making it on the blog! who hooo she is growing up!

Murphy said...

Oh is Big T the one that Cam gave him? He is getting so big and he is always so cute. Such a good little man.

2Ghouls.and.a.Goblin said...

nice blog ang


A, J, and G said...

What a great idea to use the muffin tin for a snack holder. I think I'm going to give it a try. Same w/ the diapering of the stuffed animals. Diaper changes have been such drama! What a sweet big brother in the making!