Last Thursday I was able to go visit my friend Molly and her new little boy, Landon while Molly was in preschool! It was a great visit and he is such a cutie! Seeing him so small made me realize just how big Timothy has gotten. I feel like I say it all the time....but time passes far too quickly.
Sam and I got a date night last Friday! Our friends Kurt and Tracie watched all three kids for about an hour and a half while he and I went out to dinner. It was great! We went to this new place in town we've only been to one other time and I had some delicious ravioli and a glass of wine, capped off with a slice of peanut butter pie. Mmmmm. The kids were well behaved (or so we were told!) and Timothy only cried a bit. He's still not taking bottles of my expressed milk from anyone, so I sent some yogurt for him. I should probably work on that whole bottle thing....what's going to happen if I really need someone to watch him for me for an extended period of time? I think I might try a sippy cup or something.
We got a bit of snow on Saturday. It's gone now, but the kids had a fun time playing in it while it was falling. Their excitement made me laugh because I remember the excitement I felt as a kid whenever it snowed. However, the snow reminded me that winter is approaching quickly and I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. I wish the fall colors and pleasant weather would stick around longer. In the spirit of our first snow fall, the kids and I hung up some Christmas lights around a few doorways in the house. We'll wait on the rest of our decorations, but it is NEVER too early for a few strands of lights. :)
Now some updates on the kiddos....
Anthony is now doing school every day instead of every other day. He's not a fan. He cried last week and asked, "How long is school going to be every, every day?" I replied with, "The rest of your life!" Haha poor boy! He's tired, but he'll cope and be alright. This whole week he has noon dismissal due to parent-teacher conferences. I'm scheduled for Wednesday at 4. Not really digging the day or time, but I've got to make it work. I'm looking forward to hearing what the teacher has to say and learning more about what they do in the class and getting a feel for what Anthony's school day looks like.
He is one smart cookie I tell ya. I enjoy working with him on his extra practice papers from school. He'll walk around the house going, "Pa pa pa....Pizza. Pizza starts with a p!" He's mastered writing his name, is great with recognizing and writing letters and numbers, and I am just oh so proud of him!
Anthony has completed one week of wrestling now. It's every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30. I feel like that's too much....seeing as he's not getting home till 8, then it's bath and right to bed for school the next morning. Sam tells me he's enjoying it.....I just don't want him to tire himself out. I'll have to go one night to check it out myself, or at least give Sam the camera to take a few photos for me.
Mols is loving preschool. For two weeks she started crying each time I dropped her off and it was really starting to get to me. But one day while we were playing, we rolled played her going to school with no tears (School is so much fun! We don't need to cry at school! I know you miss Mama when I leave, but you'll have so much fun at school with your friends!) and me picking her up (I'll be back in 2 hours Molly, just 2 hours and I'll be right here waiting for you just like I always am!) and it worked like a freaken charm. Now we are back to no more tears when I drop her off and it's awesome! Each time I pick her up she triumphantly walks out of class and tells me she didn't cry, haha. I wish roll playing worked for all our issues!
Dance is going well. She has her shy moments where she doesn't want to try the new moves, but all in all she continues to love it (the gymnastics most of all) and so it's worth the $40 a month. She loves to come home and practice her somersaults and tap or ballet moves. What a cutie pie.
Molly is Mama's little helper. Always wanting to help give Timothy a bath, feed him, or keep him company while he's chilling...until he starts to cry, then all bets are off!
Timothy is growing like a weed. I seriously can't believe he is 6 months now. Time feels as if it has gone by so much faster for him than it ever did for Anthony and Molly. I think it's because we're so busy. The life of a Mama with three kiddos is far busier than the life of a Mama with only one. Timothy has mastered rolling over. That's old news. What's new is his scooting! I'll put him in the middle of the living room carpet and he'll scoot backwards all the way to the kitchen, lol. It's so fun to watch. He is also SO CLOSE to crawling. He does little push ups all the time and is working on getting his knees under him. He's done it a few times and then turns to look at me like, "Ok...now what??" It's super cute to watch, I just hate it when his little arms cave and he face plants on the floor!
Timothy is also currently digging his Johnny Jump-up. He can spend a good 20 minutes in it just jumping away! He likes to jump, spin, and chew on the siding. Anthony and Molly also loved it when they were babies. I just LOVE watching them jump away, all smiley and happy! Anthony was notorious for jumping towards you, lifting his feet, and then letting it swing back. Maybe they should make them in adult sizes? lol
In other Timothy news....he is doing really well with his solid foods. He's eating applesauce, bananas, yogurt, and he even had some creme brulee two Saturdays ago when Sammy and I took the kids out to dinner. I think he enjoys bananas the most, especially the strawberry/banana mixture. What a big boy.
We are currently in that "don't put me down or I'm going to fuss and cry and be pissed until you pick me up stage." I can't say it's my favorite baby stage....but I'm making it through. I don't blame him....I'm pretty dang awesome and who wouldn't want me to hold them all day long? Sadly, there is no way I can carry him around all day and get everything done that I need to do. I can just picture smacking his head on the counter while I bend down to empty the dishwasher. Yikes.
We've taken down his swing and I'm very close to putting his bouncy chair away. His newborn, 3 month, and a hand full of 6 month clothing is packed away. He's in 6-9 and 9 month clothing and there's just no going back from there. I'd be lying if I said I didn't shed a tear each time I realize he doesn't play with something, need a piece of baby gear, or a piece of clothing no longer fits. But that's alright.....I just lovingly pack it away and store it in totes in the shop. There all my baby stuff will stay until my heart is ready to let it go.
Gosh, I love my family!!