Thursday, October 20, 2011

The 10th??

Well, sheesh I missed it. Here it is October 20th and I missed the 10th. I have an excuse though. I was out of town for work from the 9th to the 14th.. LONG trip. I missed the babies like crazy but we got alot of good work done for our new product team. We have another trip in November, for some more training but it should be a good learning opportunity.

What's going on with the kids, you ask? Well.. Maddie has turned to biting. She has her new chair and wants to be by herself in that chair and 'read' her book. Well, her brother allows nothing of the sort, and constantly crawls over to her and tries to take the book. Mind you, he tries to take everything away from her and it just so happend that his elbow was close to her mouth ... the wail that came out of Zachary was heartwrenching. I knew something happened but didnt know what till i saw the 8 little teeth marks in his arm. What do i do about that? We told her NO Biting and No Teeth but she still tries and sometimes we dont catch her in the act. I've read its 'normal' for kids to bite but youza its not fun for mommy to deal with. Any suggestions??? I am open to anything.. she may get a bite back if she's not careful.. Zachary has two teeth.

As for Zman.. hes sleeping in his crib!.. Yay.. he has gone back and forth from the playpen to his crib for a while now.. always waking up and screaming until someone picks him up. But we have his blanket and his snuggly and his Pooh with him everywhere he sleeps now so hopefully we figured it out. Its kinda funny to take EVERYTHING in the crib from one place to another for him but it seems to keep him comforted having those things with him. He doesnt nap!! ugh.. Nana likes a nap once and a while and Maddie is good for at least 1 two hour nap sometimes 2 but Z is a 15-20 minute napper and thats it.. any suggestions there would be greatly appreaciated too.

The dog door is still a fascination for them.. the other night Max (the dog) wanted to come in but Maddie was sitting inside it. She's gonna go out one of these days.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A promise and video

Oh how I wish I had time to keep this Blog going. I want to take the time... but I just dont. I am going to be realististic here and make a promise to anyone who looks at this blog because they dont have a Facebook account. Sometimes I wish i didnt, but I do, and its easy and quick and then I can get back to the kids and school. Anyway the promise is.. I will post here on the 1st and the 15th of the month at least. I will put it in my iPhone and in my Outlook and Hotmail calendars and will make it happen.. please forgive. I will be better.

Ok now for the update.. Well miss M has been walking up a storm.. this kid is pretty good at it too.. she has not had any skinned anything and rarely falls down. she slows down and steps over things or turns to the side to go around things.. even little things like her lamb on the floor .. its quite funny actually as she shimmies around her brother with him grabbing at her. Her latest facination is the dog door. uh oh. She used to just lift up the inside flap (we have a two flapper) but the other night, as i was watching her she nearly climbed through it and dropped her milk outside. I hadnt realized she didnt have it any more until I took the garbage out the next morning and there it was on the patio. Little stinker. She has also proudly taught her baby brother how to splash in the toilet. Ugh. Let me back up a bit... both the babies LOVE the bath and pool and will splash and splash until the water is ice cold and they are shivering. M usually has a 'moment' when I take her out of the tub. So when they found the dog water they were VERY excited.. well the dog water is now taken up periodically during the day when the kids are loose and walking and crawling all over the house. But then... dun dun dun... they found the toilet. Eek... It was kinda funny but still gross (immediate bath btw). I was sitting in the office (which as you know if you've been around here a while, used to be my master closet) right by the master bathroom and I hear splashing.. hmmm did i leave the water running in the sink? OMG its the kids. So I get up and go in there and they are smiling and having a great time.. Lesson learned.. toilet seat DOWN. Fast forward 1 week. I am now in the habit of putting the seat down, and am in the office working.... splash splash... crap!! M the big sister had lifted the seat up and was holding it for her brother with her head. Argh.. i dont want those toilet locks because, lets face it, I have encountered them and when you gotta go its hard to concentrate on getting that thing open. So we have resorted to closing the bathroom doors.. that should keep them out.. until she is tall enough to open the door of course.
And for Z.. well in addition to his shenanigans with his sister, who he adores and laughs at all the time, is crawling on all fours now. He likes to stand up and is getting really good at it..falling over often but after a quick cry gets right back up. He fell last night and banged his got all red but he went right back to it after his 'moment'. He chases his sister around and usually ends up running into something. The poor boy.. he has a bruise on his forhead now.
ok.. heres a Video of Z-man my little angel boy.