Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Flik: Next time I have a party, for my birthday or something, I think I might make some of the kids disappear.Mommy: (Trying to assume that there are good intentions here somewhere. Maybe he wants to be a magician.) Why do you want to make your friends disappear?Flik: Because if I have too many friends, they'll eat all my cake?Mommy: (Yeah, that's not what I was hoping for.) Well why don't we just get more cake so that there's enough for everyone?Flik: But what if they still eat all my cake?Mommy: Well then why don't we just invite fewer kids?Flik: Nah. We can just make them disappear. That'd be easier.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
When Z gets fussy, but it's too early for a nap, there are a few go to things that will placate him. One is giving him access to crackers (really, anything edible would probably work.) But since we don't want him to turn into a 100 pound baby, we usually resort to some of our other "tricks." Here is one. My mom tells me that when I was a baby, my babysitter used to do this to me and get a huge kick out of it. I actually remember her doing it to my baby sister. As you'll see though, once you start, stopping isn't an option.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
... should be able to:
- work to get a toy that's out of reach
Check. And now that he's finally "crawling" (sort of) he's off to the races after those toys. And he's almost to big for the Bumbo, since if he drops a toy, he'll practically pop himself out of it stretching to reach a toy that's out of reach.
- look for a dropped object
Check. Thankfully, this has not become a game... yet.
- pull up to standing position from sitting
Still no. Geez, Z! What gives? We still haven't even lowered his crib yet. He doesn't even try.
- creep or crawl
Creep, yes. Crawl, no. He gets up on his hands and knees, but when he wants to get around, he's back on his belly. He looks like he has no use of his legs as he drags himself around. However, his time in the jumperoo confirms: his legs are fully functional.
- get into a sitting position from stomach
No. Gosh my baby is a slacker. Instead, he just props himself up on his elbow when he's laying on his side. But he won't try to actually sit.
- object if you try to take a toy away
Definitely yes. Enough said.
- stand holding on to someone or something
Another no for the probably column. Hmm. Z is not into being upright.
- pick up tiny object with any part of thumb and finger
Nope. He still grabs those Puffs with his whole hand.
... may possibly be able to:
- play patty-cake (clap hands) or wave bye-bye
- walk holding on to furniture
- understand "no" (but not always obey it)
(this should be good)
- "play ball" (roll ball back to you)
- drink from a cup independently
A cup? Really? Was I supposed to be giving him cups?
- pick up a tiny object neatly with tips of thumb and forefinger
- stand alone momentarily
- stand alone well
- say "dada" or "mama" indiscriminately
Um, no. He says "baba" and "yaya" indisriminately.
- say one word other than "mama" or "dada"
YES! "baba" I'm not getting too excited. It is very indiscriminate.
- respond to one-step command with gestures ("Give that to me," said with hand out
Really? OK, no. My baby cannot do that. Whatever. Why do I do this every month?
- Z still only has the two teeth (both on the bottom). No new teeth this month.
- Z is regularly sleeping through the night. He's in bed between 7-8 and wakes up around 6:30. He's been a little sick lately, so he's been waking up around 5. We are hopeful that this passes when the virus vacates our home.
- Z has been spoiled and has been being rocked to sleep every night up until this last month. Rocking suddenly became playtime instead of relax and fall asleep time, so he's been put in his crib awake. He is not a fan. But he usually falls asleep within 30 minutes, which is wonderful! And as I said, he's sleeping through the night.
- Z still has a solid two naps, but they are also pretty variable. Never know whether he's going to sleep for one hour or three.
- Z is still eating stage two baby food. But he's also a huge fan of crackers. Actually, he's a huge fan of anything edible. If he could get food out of the pantry without my help, I'm pretty sure I'd have a 100 pound baby.
- Z still has a pacifier when in his crib. Mommy is still not happy about this.
- Z LOVES peek-a-boo. Whether we cover his eyes while changing his diaper or peek out of the pantry while he's in his highchair, he is all smiles and giggles.
- Z can play by himself for long periods of time without getting fussy. As long as he's not hungry or sleepy, he can amuse himself quite happily with his toys while Mommy and Daddy take showers or do laundry or work.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Drivin' through town just my boy and meWith a Happy Meal in his booster seatKnowin' that he couldn't have the toy 'til his nuggets were goneA green traffic light turned straight to redI hit in my brakes and mumbled under my breathHis fries went a flyin' and his orange drink covered his lapWell, then my 4 year old said a 4 letter wordIt started with 'S' and I was concernedSo I said, "Son, now where'd you learn to talk like that?"He said, "I've been watching you, Dad ain't that cool?I'm your buckaroo, I want to be like youAnd eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are?We got cowboy boots and camo pantsYeah, we're just alike, hey, ain't we dadI want to do everything you doSo I've been watching you"
Drivin' through town just my boy and meWith a Happy Meal in his booster seat...Well, then my 4 year old said a 4 letter wordIt started with 'S' and I was concerned...
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
I tried uploading the video of the performance, but I was experiencing technical difficulties. Sorry. But trust me... Flik was adorable.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It wasn't a perfect day, but the imperfections are a subject for my other blog. (Sarcasm 101: If I Ran the Zoo) Overall, it was a really great day.