Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I had already folded all of the laundry but I was willing to let it go if he was entertaining himself for a few minutes! He was so proud of himself.And what baby doesn't want to play with a spoon? That entertained him for a good 30 minutes! And please notice a different basket of laundry next to him. I could get another load done while he was playing with the spoon!
I'm so excited to know that it doesn't really take a bunch of flashy, noisy, electronic toys to entertain Kingston. I just need to look around the house for a few more "toys" to add to his mix. Save us some money, save us some space in the living room. Perfect.
I love these discoveries! Kingston is keeping it real!
Friday, July 25, 2008
I know you are totally in suspense, so I will refer you to my friend Eden's Blog to show you what it is.
Just picture it in red. It has to charge for 24 hours before you use it, but I did a quick sweep around the living room and loved it. Maybe my house won't be quite so hairy ALL the time (thanks, Able).
Thanks for the link, Eden. You did such a good job of endorsing it! Hope you are still enjoying your treasure!!!!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
There will be many more sleepovers to come, I'm sure. I didn't even worry or get sad except for when I got home and his crib was empty and it was still empty when I got up this morning! A little strange but nothing I couldn't handle.
Yippee for leaving Kingston and bigger yippee for having him back!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
She made Nana get out all of her Christmas toys that sing and dance when you push a button. You know, the scary ones from Hallmark that sing a song way too loud and wiggle? Yeah. Kingston liked the bunny that just hopped toward him. He sort of thought the frog singing jingle bells was pretty entertaining. The snowman was fine until he started tipping his hat and swinging snowflakes on a string around and around. That's when things got ugly!I did him a favor and dropped the camera and scooped him up before it got too bad! So the picture doesn't exactly show the end results!! I also don't have a picture of him eating the ice cream that she forced on us. She really wanted him to have some sugar free ice cream so I said it was OK. She really wanted to give him his own cone but I convinced her that he and I could just share a really small cup. So G-mama scooped a 1/2 of a disposable plastic cup (that she washes and uses over and over) of BUTTER PECAN ice cream for us. 1. He shouldn't really have much fake sugar and/or milk. 2. Pecans? uh, no nuts until much older, right? Oh, well. I couldn't turn it down now and she was watching as I fed him some. He certainly didn't get any more than about a 1/2 teaspoon of ice cream, total. I ate it all myself and just fed him mini bites just to appease the old lady!!
She only told me what to do with him a few times, which was a lot less than I expected! She told me that he was tired and that I needed to lay him on his stomach on the blanket and he would go right to sleep. Tried it. Didn't work. She also wanted to "tie him in that chair with that sheet so he has somewhere to sit." Ok. Didn't try that. Not even really sure what she meant. She also wants to buy him one of those jumping seats so that he will have somewhere to play when he comes to visit. Right. That would be a good way to spend her money.
We ended up having a really nice visit and made an old lady really really happy. She only had one small crying fit and said she was the last of her family alive and she doesn't know why the Good Lord keeps her here. I tried to convince her that it was so that she could teach Kingston some things but she really just wanted to have her pity party and didn't even respond to the suggestion! Typical.Here is my parting question. Please refer to the picture above. Why do old ladies love to have Christmas decorations around the house all year round? Hmmmm.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
We had a fun day at Nana and Grandpa's-as you can probably tell.
Wednesday is my friend Nicole's birthday and Nigel and I plan to go to her house for a cook-out and then go out on the town. It will be Kingston's first night at Nana and Grandpa's overnight!! Should be a big night for us all!! I'll be in touch with the results of this experiment!!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Kingston is so blessed to have 4 great grandparents who love him to death-even if they don't all remember him!
We had fun at the party and got home right around 8-just in time for Kingston to take a quick bath and wash off the chlorine and sunscreen from his dip in the pool, get on his jammies and go to bed. He wiggled for a few minutes but then went to sleep. He had a big day full of lots of hugs and kisses.
Kingston's first 4th of July was a success. Maybe I'll get to watch the fireworks in a year or 2!