Archive for the ‘Two Year Old’ Category

Crib Play and Fun Colors

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

The kids love playing in the crib together–on Saturday I got this sweet set of them hanging out in there…

Table Time

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Our family has always enjoyed board games, card games and all that other stuff, seems Deeder is following in that family favorite foot step.

While we had the games out he was able to forget for a little while how miserable he felt with his high temperature and stuffy nose.

His temp is currently 103.5 and he’s trying hard to stay happy–I do worry and am trying to keep a close eye on how he’s doing otherwise.

All of us are hoping that little Carly doesn’t get sick, she’s so small and hasn’t been vaccinated against any ills.

High Chair Substitute

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Why is my son sitting on the counter?

You might easily assume I had just been the victum of the typical two year old standard fussing and whining until mom gives into unreasonable things work over and given in. If this be the case, a little boy had just won a battle of wills over his mother. He will soon, if not already has, proceed to mess with things intentionally stored out of his natural reach.

Wouldn’t it be better to stick him in a high chair?

Deeder last March.
(note: yes, lack of bib equals stain spray situation)

Highchairs contain mess, as you see here with Deeder total souping up his shirt and tray but everything else stays clean and he doesn’t try to leave while eating.

The highchair is in storage and we’ve thought about digging it out and reintroducing it, but would that be worth it’s effort?

Deeder kneels on the table’s bench during family dinners and sits on the counter when he and I eat our breakfast and lunch. It works for us–looks silly perhaps, but I don’t mind.

Obviously I’m over annalizing, while I’m already at it, let me take this a step further and ask if you think I’m fitting under the Push Over Parent category or Just Being Flexable.

Right now I feel at the point where even the smallest little details of the interactions between Deeder and I are potential opportunities for me to take the upper hand and teach a lesson of guidance.

Here are my two little cuddly puddly cuteness babies:
Because no post is truly complete without getting both of them together…

And that’s all that I have for you on this Monday night.

BTW: Deeder’s eating humus on crackers, with a side of apple sause and a cup of milk (not coffee as it may appear) in the top pic.

First Play Date at Our Place

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Today I was thinking of writing a Thursday’s 13 on Thirteen Things We’re Looking for in a Home. That’d be a timely post as we’re considering buying a house within the next few months, Spring time certainly may be a reasonable time to do that.

Instead though I decided that it’d be more fun to tell you about our very first official play date at my parents house. :)

One of my friends from church came over with her two little guys–
The oldest is going to be 3 in February and the youngest is around Carly’s age, a month older I think.

Diederick had enjoyed showing his buddy around the house. Our friends have come over before, twice already this week but this was the first time that they’ve been over without a crowd of other people.
The boys did share, but did require a few reminders.

I learned a lot from this play date, about two-year-old behavior management. It’s awesome to have another mom’s suggestions on these things. Deeder and I really are working hard on becoming cooperative Mom and Tot team, it takes effort to have all that ironed out in an effiicent way.

We had lunch together after nearly 2 1/2 hour play time. Then our friends headed home for naps. My Deeder is napping now too, Carly however got her down time in before they arrived and was pretty low key during the visit.

The kiddos woke up at 6:40 rather than their usual 7:30 to 8-ish morning rising today because we were thinking of going into town with Darren this morning to look at a house to rent–I’m glad in retrospect that that didn’t work, it would have been too crazy.

Anyway, that’s my story and your Thursday reading on Oraeley. :)

Sorry for the lack of pictures, these are up from the archives. The first set are from March and the second are June ’08. Anyone want to tell me why it feels like I just posted these snaps yesterday?

The reposting of them is inspired by my sudden sweaping feeling of nostalgia. I miss my old play date friends as much as I’m thankful for the new ones that are here.
Nostalgia is defined as a feeling of wishing to return to a former time–that’s not quite it, it’s more of a a remembering fondly and appriciating.

Yep. Anyway. Diaper change time, stinky Carly!

Wordless Wednesday: New Ride

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008