Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just a few things that have been goin' on...
mostly just stuff that we want to remember...
On Monday, when Jemma was gone to preschool and Gavin was napping, Carter wanted me to play "the buttoe-fly game" with him ... (aka Elefun). It didn't take long for him to decide that he liked playing with the elephant trunk off better than on. There is a much faster and more effective result when he hit the "on" switch.
"Buttoe-flies" EVERYWHERE!

I have gotten into a bad habit of letting Jemma turn on a movie for every quiet time lately... but the other day, I happened upon this idea here and thought, it's about time "the girls" did a little craft together.
IT WAS A HIT!
Jemma said over, and over, and over again that she was having such a FUN DAY.
When Carter woke up, she took him by the hand and led him downstairs to where we were crafting and when we were all done, she took as many kids as were outside playing to our back porch to show them where she had taped up our leaves.
And then today when I got home from a Dr.'s appointment with Gavin, she showed me the stack of wax paper she had cut out while I was gone so we could get crackin' on some more of those leaves. Maybe we'll do some really big ones this time. :)

So, I know Gavin is only 4 months old and that I might be a bit early on the whole solid food thang, but seriously...I am SUPER ready for a consistent sleeping routine that involves at least 8 hours of uninterupted sleep!!!!
He's not big on the idea...
we'll keep at it though, cuz I'm gettin' DESPERATE!



4 comments:

Kristina said...

I just love Gavin's face in those pictures! And it still cracks me up we were doing the same project at the 'same' time. By the way, I prefer the pink/purple leaves, nicely done, Jemma

Mitch n' Molly said...

You are such a good mom! I love how the leaves turned out! well done! And Gavin has a perfect expression! What a doll! Just keep at it he will eventually like the food...i am sure you know that...
Miss you!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Hey, that 's a great quiet time idea! Good job Jen! We've been watching movies during quiet time, and during other times too . . . In fact, yesterday, my goal for the day was to see if we could survive without watching anything at all. We made it until while I was making dinner, and then it became essential.

love Gavin's face. That's so funny!

The Pitts Family said...

That craft idea is so cute, and although I am not very crafty I think I might attempt this one. You are such a good mom!