Monday, June 11, 2012

Some Random Stuff

These are just some random things that have been happening around here lately that I don't want to forget.

*Roly-Polies:  Luke is absolutely obsessed with them.  If he is outside, he's looking for roly polies--in the backyard, in parking lots, on our walks, when we go get the mail, everywhere is a good spot to find them in Luke's eyes.  Unfortunately for the roly polies if they are found they are placed in one of two containers for safe keeping (again that's only in Luke's eyes).

*Luke's House:  Luke still has his house.  It's moved around a bunch lately but it currently resides in KC so Luke can live with Grammy and Sarah next to the aquarium.  Luke is fond of telling us what goes on or what is allowed at his house--especially after he makes a request that isn't granted.  He also currently has at his house a car, monster truck, airplane and a very, very, very large boat.  Of course they are all green.

*No nap:  Luke is phasing out his nap :(  It's like a switch got flipped and he no longer wants/needs them. This makes me very sad for a couple of reasons.  For one it means he's growing up (which is good but it goes too fast).  And two, very selfishly, I don't have a break all day now.  Luke is currently napping about 2-3 days a week.  I'm trying for a nap on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule but that hasn't worked too well this week.  There are clearly some days he just needs some down time and others where he needs to nap.  Luke has also started staying up later which combined with no nap doesn't make sense but for him it's working.  He's going to bed about 9 but he's also sleeping until close to 9.  We tried making him go to bed earlier but he's just not tired enough and let's face it I am not going to complain about him sleeping until 9 in the morning especially with Hannah's lack of sleep lately.

*Storm:  We had a major hail storm last Tuesday night.  It was the biggest hail I've ever seen; the loudest too.  We had golf ball size or a slight bit larger.  It broke our skylight and ruined some of my plants.  But the worst and best part of it was that we now get a new roof.  We really needed a new roof so it worked out well for us.
*Bowling League:  We are in a bowling league with my dad and step-mom.  Only three of us bowl each week so Frankie and I alternate watching the kids.  It's fun and a great way for us to get out.  A couple of weeks ago my dad was sick so Frankie, Troy and I bowled and we had the kids there with us.  Luke was pretty upset that he wasn't able to bowl and so that weekend is when we took him bowling for the first time.  Each week since he has asked/begged/whined about going with us because he had so much fun.

*OK drawl:  Troy and I have been noticing Luke's Oklahoma drawl when he says certain words.  He is very good at drawing out his vowels and definitely has an accent.   One of the most notable and frequently heard is "Da-aa-ad."

*Bubble blowing:  Hannah is the best bubble blower I've ever met.  She blows so many bubbles she gives herself a bubble moustache.  Luke has started saying, "Mom she's getting another moustache."  It's so funny because he laughs almost uncontrollably when he watches her blowing bubbles.
*Schedule:  It's non-existent in our house.  BIG SIGH!!! Between Luke maybe napping and Hannah's completely unpredictable nap times, we're a mess.  I have had a hard time adjusting to this lack of schedule.  I like to know how our days are going to go (as much as you can with 2 young kids anyway) and right now I haven't a clue.  I keep telling myself that this is just a phase and in a year it won't be like this.  I just really hope that Hannah figures out a consistent sleep schedule soon.  She was awake two different times last night--2:30 and 5:15.  I haven't had a full  night's sleep in probably 3 weeks or more.

*Grown up:  Luke has been talking about what he wants to be when he grows up a lot lately.  Depending on the day you could get any number of answers.  It's been a toss up between a giraffe-T-rex (I have no idea), a cowboy or a professional golfer.  He seems most excited about the golfing.

*Rolling Over:  Last Saturday, June 2, Hannah started rolling over from her back to her tummy very consistently.  She will roll over almost instantly now when she's on her back.  Most often she gets upset that she's on her tummy and she hasn't figured out how to roll back over although I did see her do it once last week.  She does like that being on her tummy allows her to chew on different things though.  She especially likes the tags on her play-mat.

*Tooth:  Hannah's first tooth came in last Friday, June 8.  It was quite a process.  She had a very, very rough start to her week.  Sunday night through Wednesday early evening she was inexplicably fussy.  I suspected it was a tooth but there was no way to know for sure.  I'm so glad my mom was here because Hannah slept terribly which means that I did too.  Having my mom here made the days much easier and allowed me to rest.  I thought I saw a tooth when I fed Hannah her cereal at lunchtime on Friday but she wouldn't let me get a good look.  I finally was able to get a good peek Friday evening and her lower right central incisor (I had to look that up) is just barely visible.  I was so glad to have an explanation for the fussiness and to have my happy girl back--at least until the next one comes in.

*Toes:  Luke has become very adept at using his toes and feet to accomplish various tasks lately.  I think this is hilarious because I am pretty good at using my toes to do things too.  Luke figured it out all on his own though.  He loves to hold things in between his toes and walk around.  He is also good at picking things up with his toes like when we are picking up toys.

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