Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The 'Alphabet' Songs

Today, I pretty much repeated the alphabet over and over again today. Only one thing, I didn't sing it the normal way every single time.

We also are borrowing a standing, walker toy thing that is kinda like an exersaucer but the seat swivels and moves forward and backward over these giant piano keys. The piano keys make noise when pressed or stepped on. We also spent a lot of time playing with that today.

Monday, July 25, 2011

This Weekend: A Catch-Up

I am so exhausted trying to keep up with Nikolai! He is non-stop go, go, go! The boy is probably going to be walking soon, according to people that see where he is right now in terms of development. But, he is so much fun to play with, to hear him laugh, and to take into the pool to swim! (we did a lot of that this weekend!)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spelling It Out...

I had been pondering a way to create a song for the spelling of Nikolai's name. My cooperating teacher when I was doing my student teaching in special education had said that she had made up a song for the spelling of her daughter's name. To this day they still remember it. Since we discovered that Nikolai was going to be a boy (we had both a boy and girl name picked out by then) I wanted to have a song for the spelling of his name...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shopping for Groceries

Wednesday, my day for grocery shopping. For one thing, it is the best day for ad matching at Wal-Mart (el super and food city usually have some pretty good Wednesday only sales on produce), and no one is usually at the super market on that day. That makes for fast lines because no one is in them, and no one gets behind you. So it is ok to take your time at the register and load up the belt with all the yummy goodies!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Identity Juggle & Parent in Training

So, I have not found a way to juggle the mommy, wife and me identities. In fact, I still feel like I do not have the chance or opportunity to be me on top of being mommy and wife. I feel sad because of it, and yet when I try to talk about it I cannot. Why do I have these problems? It's not like I do not have projects that I enjoy doing. And in the process of being mommy, I think we may have missed some parent training for Brandon and myself, the ability to do things with or without the other...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Weekend

First off, I hope that everyone had a good 4th of July! Ours was pretty eventful and I enjoyed it. We stayed busy almost the whole weekend!  Stuff every night, but at least we were able to nap during the day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Meet Savanna...

Nikolai's 2nd cousin just had a baby! I think that is what she would be. Brandon's cousin's daughter had a baby two days ago (6-29-2011) at 9:30pm 6lbs 5.5oz and 19 1/2 inches long! 2 hours of pushing! Poor thing! And the baby is adorable!