Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two Cars

For almost a year, we have only had one car- that C took to work, leaving M and I home with no way to get out of the house. Having no car was WAY harder than I thought it would be. I understand why the punishment for criminals is to lock them up. It does something to you when you're trapped at home and the rest of the world is bustling all around you.

Well, a couple of days ago, C got a truck so now M and I can go and do whatever we want. We have been driving fools. :-)

I feel like a different person. I just love the freedom to go wherever I want or need to

Monday, November 26, 2012

Santa picture

I was worried that M would be afraid of Santa, so we wanted to go early to avoid a crowd.

He wasn't afraid and looking back now I wonder why I was even worried- he isn't afraid of anything. He just wasn't that interested. He didn't want to sit still long enough to take the picture.

So this is the best we could do...

Santa Express

A train came through our town that was all decorated for Christmas with lights, Christmas scenes painted on it and a flat car with wooden reindeer and sleigh. I knew M would love it because he's really into trains right now. When he saw it, he stopped suddenly and yelled TRAIN!!!

We got there 30 minutes early and a line had already formed but luckily some of our friends from playgroup met us there so they played while we waited.

He wanted *no part* of the Santa but loved the model trains inside.

I know I have said this before- I'm having such fun watching him experience new things.

Friday, November 16, 2012

M's birthday decorations

So, I was determined I was just going to have family and close friends over on M's birthday- not a "party" just dinner. BUT, I seem to be unable to do that. I started out just going to make a banner then I wanted a hot dog sign then pretty soon I was full out decorating. I really enjoy making things and I just wanted his day to be special.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Maverick!

Right now its a little after 6 am. This time 2 years ago I sitting awake much like I am today. My water had broken at 4:15, I had already woken C, called my midwife and taken a shower. I was just waiting for time to go to the hospital.

This year, I have been up, blown up 35 balloons and filled our room with them. I can't wait for him to wake up! He is going to be SO excited! I have to tell you- I'm laying in the bed beside him and the view is exciting.

I can't believe he is 2! We are having cupcakes in the park with his friends from play group then family is coming for dinner tonight. So more blogs to come :-)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Making butter

Today we met a friend from playgroup at the park to make butter. I thought M was a little young, but still wanted to try it because its very Thanksgiving-y. He seemed to really enjoy shaking the jar but I don't think he understood that he was making butter because I couldn't get him to eat it on bread. :-)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nature walk

Today we went on a nature walk. He took his little bucket and picked up leaves and sticks. When we were done, I gave him a piece of clear contact paper and he made a collage.
I made binoculars out of tp rolls, but I *could not* get a picture of him using them- but trust me, it was CUTE.