Friday, January 27, 2012

The big boy debuts his big boy room

When we found out we were pregnant, there was a lot of discussion about how to handle the bed situation.  Obviously the baby would need the crib and Will would need a new bed.  Since I've been begging Mike for years (YEARS!) for a king sized bed, I seized the opportunity to finally make this dream a reality.

After some months of back and forth, the decision was made.  I now have the king sized bed of my dreams (I'm pretty sure Mike likes it, too) and Will is the proud owner of a 'big boy bed.' 
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Will's headboard is plywood we spray painted and cut into smaller squares (hung with Command Strips).  Total cost about 40 bucks.
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Seriously, Will is in love with baby toys.  He loves the activity mat, the bouncy seat...  It's ridiculous.  When I ask if he plans on sharing with Baby Sister he says, "MINE!"


We're doubtful this is Will's forever bed.  Someday we hope to have a guest room again, and the queen bed will likely go in there.  This just made the most sense for the time being.  And Will sleeps amazingly well in it.  In the 3.5 weeks since we did the switch, he has only had one middle of the night waking. 
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In other news, after the complaining I did in a recent post, we had a 68 degree day.  In January.  Amazing!

Will took the swimming pool out the other day, and since I forgot to put it away, it held a bit of water from this morning's rain.  Because it was so warm, I told Will he could do some splashing if he wanted.
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Then Will ate some Oreos and looked all messy cute. 
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The End.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A foot flashback

One of my favorite pictures of Will's sweet feet...
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Monday, January 23, 2012

The weekend

We had some wintry weather on Saturday.
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Sadly, there was nothing fun to play outside in.  Just freezing rain and ice.  It made for a very cozy day inside.
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Some toddler talk caught on video.  I think I hear this phrase 50 times a day.


For Christmas I surprised Mike with some tickets to see the Celtics play the Wizards.  On Sunday we dropped Will off at Grandma's and had an afternoon all to ourselves.  It was awesome.
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But, as fun as the day was, I felt a little sad thinking about the last time we saw the Celtics...
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February 2010.  I miss my chunky monkey.

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The weather is still ick.  We're trying not to lose our minds, but there has been a lot of whining for playing outside.  And, of course, whining for Caillou.  It's almost spring, right?

Friday, January 20, 2012

It seemed like a good idea

I was all kinds of excited to try out this new frozen yogurt place, so I decided that Will and I MUST go after his nap.  He was verrrrrrrry crabby when I woke him, so, really, I should've known better. 

Our outing started well enough.  Will picked red velvet (because of the picture of the cake above it) and carefully selected marshmallows, rainbow sprinkles, and Nerds as his toppings.
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He took a couple of small bites and seemed to like it.
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I couldn't find his bib, but still had this paint smock tucked in a deep, dark corner of my bag from art class.

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And then it happened...
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For reasons completely unknown, Will had a total meltdown.  I mean, how can you be sad with a cup of total deliciousness in front of you???
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"Too cold."
"I want pink."
"I want to go home." 
"I want drink."
"I want to paint."

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But on the plus side (and, oh, there is one!), admidst the chaos, I happened to catch a glimpse of my cup...
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In summary, I should eat frozen yogurt all the time.  Without Will, of course.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday do-over

This morning was rainy and dreary and our moods complimented it.  Will was grumpy and clingy and I was short with him.  Story time at the library was less than stellar and I found myself feeling rather frustrated.  It was definitely one of those mornings that gave me pause for thought.  One thought in particular: "I have no idea what the hell I'm doing."

But naptime provided the opportunity for reflection and I decided this afternoon was going to be the start of a better day.  When I left our window-less basement to awaken the little monkey, I realized the rain had been replaced by sunshine and took it as a good sign.

For an hour and a half it was just Mommy and Will.  No email checks, no phone calls, no chores, no getting dinner started.  Just one of Will's favorite things - time outside.

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Everything is better with popsicles.
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A Tuesday do-over that was so needed and so worth it.
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Let's go Pats!

Tebow Time officially ends tomorrow night. 

I entered a contest to win tickets to the big game, but sadly, I will be a home viewer (and a recipient of endless spam for having entered said contest).  Oh well.  I've decided to make the best of it.  I'm going to have cheese fondue and chocolate chip cookies and Sprite.  It's going to be wild.

A few days ago my cousin told me about the local newspaper's request for pictures of fans in their Patriots finest.  I immediately sent some pictures of my little cutie pies...

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Raise your hand if you think the Pats are going to win!

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Look who made the cut -
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Don't worry, Will.  You're still my favorite.  XO

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A snow day

Mike arrived home tonight to a chicken in the oven that was getting dryer by the second, and me, taking a Mr. Clean eraser to the new art work on the wall.  All while the following conversation was taking place:

Me: Will, where's the pen?
Will: I don't know.
Me: Will....
Will: It's down there.

I still haven't found it, but we had yet another talk about where we're supposed to draw.

Yes, it was that kind of day.  But luckily the pictures I'm about to share show the magic of another kind of day.  A snow day.

I looked at the forecast on Sunday and saw a prediction for snow showers the following day.  "Yeah right," I said to Mike.  Well, I'll be damned.

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It snowed on Monday.

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It was nothing more than flurries, really.  But for Will it was super exciting.  We took a walk in the backyard after lunch as I figured that would be the extent of our snow.
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Will mows no matter the weather.

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Yes, of course I put mittens on him.  Later I'd come up with a trick to make him keep them on ;)

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The flurries tapered off and Will had a nice nap.  Later, the snow would begin again, this time sticking to the grass.  It was dark at that point, but sometimes it's OK to play outside after dinner in January.

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Painters' tape!  Mommy: 1 Will: 0

Mommy's snowman...
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Daddy's snowman...
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He's such a show off.

And then we had some cozy time inside.
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I loved this day.