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The Kids' Log: September 2-8, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

This is going to be a quickie post to keep my regular readers updated. Our new place won't have Internet access until the 18th (Lord, help me!). I promise to visit your blogs soon and catch up with the happenings on your end.

My week started and ended at IKEA. I have a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I love that you can furnish and decorate your entire home inexpensively and the quality is pretty good. I hate that it's always crowded no matter when I go and that I can never find my way out when I am ready to leave. It was rough shopping with a toddler and infant (we tried twice to place Marlie in the playroom but they were full the first time and on the next visit the attended claimed she was shorter than the 3 foot height requirement...um, she just got measured at the pediatrician and was 38" lady!) Anyways, I hope we don't have to set foot in IKEA again for a long time.

What else has been going on? I have been exploring our neighborhood all week. There is so many cool places to walk to. The neighbors are so warm and welcoming. We were invited to a cookout last Sunday and yesterday there were cookies waiting for us on the porch when we got home. We love our block!

Toddler Log: 3 Years and 3 Weeks Old
Marlie started preschool this week and she is so happy there. I love how enthusiastic she is to get ready in the morning and how she talks about her day on the way home after I pick her up. I went to a Mom's Night Out with some of the moms from her class and I got to hang out for a couple of hours with a great group of women. We really lucked out!

Not only is school going well, but her behavior is improving too. She is having fewer tantrums and we continue to work on her communication. Her new buzz phrase is right now, as in "I want ice cream, right now!" Her newest fascination is with the Big Bad Wolf thanks to the TV show Super Why. She keeps asking me for the key to lock the vents so the Big Bad Wold can't get in. Sometimes I feel that the writers/producers of these "kids'" shows don't think through their ideas for episodes.

Baby Log: 21 Weeks Old
Desmond has been his usual happy, plump self like he was not vomiting up his guts just last week. He got to try oatmeal cereal mixed with breast milk and eagerly gulped it down. We are going to get all Iron Chef as soon as I dig up his baby food maker. I am hoping to take him on some play dates this week so he can start making some friends of his own.

I promise pictures in the next post. I need to find my SLR camera because my camera phone is just too shaky for my tastes.


Maureensk said...

Glad to hear all is good on the home front, I had been getting a teeny bit worried, though not too much, 'cuz you like just moved cross country with a baby and a toddler and MIGHT be just a tad bit busy as a result! No internet access! Are you having bad withdrawal symptoms? I'd probably need to be hospitalized! And I'm not embarrassed to admit it! That is soooooo awesome about Marlie's new school! Not only is working for her, but for you to be clicking with the moms is almost too much to believe!

Quiana said...

So right before I read this post I was tweeting about the wonders of IKEA! LOL! I love going super early even before it opens to catch breakfast then be right there to get in first and out quickly.

It really does make a difference when you find neighbors/new friends to connect with! My local meet-up group of moms has definitely softened the blow of leaving Manhattan for the other side of the river. Without them I think I'd be miserable right now!

Anyway, great to hear Marlie loves her preschool and hope that it helps channel some of that energy!

Can't wait to see pics of the LOs =)

The Redhead Riter said...

"Our new place won't have Internet access until the 18th (Lord, help me!)." Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {{{hugsss}}}

septembermom said...

Funny how Super Why is a big thing in my house too. Glad to hear that all is well and you got a moms night out too!

Kim said...

I've been meaning to make some cookies for our new neighbours across the street and you just reminded me.

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