Thursday, November 1, 2012

36 weeks 1 day

No 'progress' as of last Monday. Going to walk on the treadmill and get an exercise ball to gently bounce on to help gravity. I'd love an early baby!

Kindergarden- a little late

Wyatt has started Kindergarden. (months ago in fact) but he loves it. His designated school is a ways away so we are lucky to qualify for bussing. Each morning at 8 he gets picked up and then returned at 12:15. He rides the bus with our little neighbor who is repeating Kindergarden this year because of being so young last year.

The first couple days I drove him to make sure he felt comfortable, and to meet his teacher- whom I love! And he's been loving it ever since. His only complaint is the bus ride home which is quite long. We've made a deal that I pick him up once a week- Fridays., so he has something to look forward to at the beginning of the weekend.

It's fun to have been in schools as a teacher and to send your own child to school and to be totally happy with where they are and how they are spending their time. We feel very blessed that Wyatt is such a sweet heart, and loves his time at school. I heard from a friend who works in the other Kindergarden class at the school that they just have to figure out how to expand his interests beyond the art center :)


I thought that having Wyatt gone every morning would be hard on this little one, but I really think she loves the one on one time. I can't say that I always love having her under foot all day, but she is getting to be a great little helper. We still sped time together, but are actually accomplishing things at he same time.


I'm not good at buying new costumes every year, so my poor kids were dragons again this year. I actually borrowed a princess dress for Isla, but she wanted to be just like Wyatt.

We were invited for a spooky dinner and games at the Pratt's for fhe. My kids are lucky to have friends with such cool parents. It was a fun night.

Halloween day Wyatt had a party at school, and some moms with little ones met at the church nursery for snacks and play time. In the afternoon while we waited for Brett to get home, I took the kids to the mall for some warm (mommy friendly) trick or treating. I hadn't thought of it until I saw some posts from other parents on Facebook. It took us under an hour to get through the whole mall, and they came home with more candy than they needed.

Brett took them out in the evening. It was cold and wet and Isla lasted 15 minutes before wanting to come home and help me hand out candy.

What do you do with the candy? It is way too much for anyone to eat, but I know from buying my own to hand out that it's expensive stuff to just discard of. The only positive thing is they ten to open something have a bite and then are interested in something else, so they aren't really eating much.

Play dates

These two girls are going to be such good friends. The older brothers used to play regularly before Kindergarden got in the way, and we spent a lot of fun summer days with the Pratt's. Now that school has started, Lindsay came up with the FABULOUS idea of a play date a week while the boys are at school, and we alternate locations to get a little break on the week off. It has been wonderful, and very good for Isla to learn how to play with someone her age that we don't let her push around, the way she does with Wyatt.

Potty trained

Isla is 2, but after a few days of UTI symptoms and no real illness, I decided it was time to get her out of the diapers. Wyatt was much easier to train, so after a week of accidents, including peeing on the neighbors trampoline I was ready to give up for a while. Then, in true Isla style, right when I was ready to give up, she 'got' it, and we've been accident free since. Hurray!! I'm all about only changing one bum at a time, so are ready to just change tiny bums from now on.

I had to bribe Isla to do #2 on the potty, and so each time she went I'd let her paint my toe nails. Funny what will work sometimes.