Friday, April 26, 2013

The Children's Museum

With all this dad time we have had a lot of opportunities to explore our city a little more. We had heard good things about the new Perot museum downtown and decided to look into getting an annual membership. It took about 5 minutes to make that decision. We'll be spending a lot of our summer here when it is too hot to play outside. The boys had a ball! And Cam and I really enjoyed walking around the other exhibits. It would be a really fun place to have date night without the kiddos too.

We wandered into the basement where the baby section is. No kids over the age of 5 are even allowed. They had things to climb on, things to climb through, toys, mirrors, and the ever incredible water table. They had aprons to wear to keep their clothes dry, but by the end of it, Gray might as well have been in the bathtub. They were so happy. We made a few friends who also have passes and I'm really looking forward to meeting up with them next time!

Friday, April 19, 2013

On the come down

Cameron finished tri-2 last night. I am so proud of him. I am proud of us. School is a huge challenge, but we are really starting to figure a few things out. That and Cameron has studied until his brain is literally at a breaking point. After his last final, it has turned to mush.

We picked him up, he adjusted me at the clinic and we went out to dinner at Chili's. The boys did great at the restaurant. We ate yummy food, played, talked, were a family without school stress. It was wonderful. We stopped at the store for milk for the boys and blue bell for us, put the boys to bed and watched he voice.

After we went to bed and fell asleep things got particularly interesting. I woke up at about 2:45 because I was extremely uncomfortable. My pillow was missing. I asked Cam if he had seen it.

His response: "stop being mean!"
"My pillow is gone! Do you have it?"
"No. You don't have to be mean!"

I got up and looked around the bed. Meanwhile Cam rolled onto his back. And he was bear hugging my pillow. And it took a few more accusations of me being mean to get it out of his death grip. I got comfy again and fell asleep.

Two hours later I was woken up by Cam's hand shaking my side.

"You ok, babe?"
"What did you do with those chicken nuggets?"

Realizing he was still very much asleep, I decided to humor him.

"They're in the freezer."
"Why?! I thought you were going to warm them up!"
"They're for the boys."
(Hurt) "They're always for the boys."

When we woke up this morning, Cam had absolutely no recollection of the previous night's events. But he did go greet the boys when they woke up, so I didn't have to get out of bed, and he's currently out with the boys running all sorts of errands I didn't want to do.

The boys are glued to him. They are so happy to have their dad back! I haven't seen them this happy in at least a week.

I'm so grateful for the come down for the next 3 weeks. Great job, dad. We are so proud of you.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

13 Month Update

Things I don't want to forget about my boys at this stage:

1. Nash is going through an extremely clingy phase. He gives some really great hugs though! Sometimes I call him my little spider monkey. He can hold on so tight! I love his hugs. At night, he will climb up me and rest his head on my shoulder. I love that all he needs is me.

2. Granger is a sweetie. He loves looking upside down. He will sit on my lap and lean back until he can see my face. He is a snuggle bug. I love his chubby hands. They look so big to me!

3. Gray is a chub, for sure. I eat his double chin constantly. It makes him giggle so hard. His laugh is infectious! I could listen to it all day.

4. Nash's little chin makes me so happy. He gets extra ticklish and giggly when I nibble on it. He snorts when he laughs, just like me.

5. The boys are bottomless pits when it comes to food. They eat and drink three large meals a day, but lately we have been snacking a ton in between, too! I can't keep up!

6. Peekaboo is a huge favorite right now. They shriek and laugh and grin. It is so fun! We play around corners, with the shower curtain, their bedroom curtains, balls, books, anything.

7. The basketball is the favorite toy right now. They can pass it back and forth, lift it up, and throw it, but the best is when mom or dad bounces it.

8. Gray will push himself up and start walking, but only after bath time and in his room. He takes the most steps when he is stark naked. Nash is still working out his jealousy issues. Funny boys.

9. I have officially removed the stairs gate! Left alone, the boys go up and down without a problem. It makes all of us so much happier.

10. We are also officially off bottles! Hooray! And they take cold milk straight out of the fridge without a problem. My life just got so much simpler.

11. Nash has a serious foot/shoe fetish. He will find, play with and chew on any shoe within a 10 foot radius. Silly kiddo.

Cherry Red