I have to say that I am looking forward to fall and winter. I really do love the change of seasons. I am already thinking about soups and hearty winter foods. I have been craving chili and we have everything to make it, it just is waiting for the right time.
Let's see what are the kiddos up too? Grace is doing well with her potty training, although I need to do better about making sure she goes potty before naps and bedtime because we are still waking up with wet diapers. The poor girl is learning how to use her body you can tell because she is constantly skinning her knees up. Every time her knees are pretty much healed up, she trips and skins them again. She just did it again last night. Poor thing, she is such a little trooper. (Ok I love this picture of the two of them, I was trying to get Aaron to smile so I wasn't looking at Grace and she has the sweetest smile in the background)
Aaron is my opinionated child. Well Grace is too, but Aaron is constantly whining about something or grunting or crying. He has the sweetest smile, I just wish I could see it more often! He hardly ever wakes up cooing and happy, he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed almost every time. Oh and he is finally getting his 1st tooth. Bottom front of course. So I am sure that has been contributing to his whining and I am looking forward to that stopping. Hopefully. He is such a weird eater though, he has to wait for all of us to be done eating it seems before he tucks in and starts going to town. But if he likes something he sure does chow down. He ate a ton of Mac and Cheese tonight. When he gets to be Grace's age, I can see already the food bill going up. Already I starting packaging my ground beef in 2lb packages because we no longer can eat just 1 pound as a family. He has been getting better at not waking up at 5am anymore. Now he wakes anywhere from 6-7am. I nurse him still in the morning because I can usually get him to go back to sleep that way (except for this morning of course) and then he will sleep until almost 8 which is great. His naps on the other hand, they are still short. They are about 1hr each, and the last 2 days I have been sticking him back in bed again at dinner time around 5 because he just crawls over to my leg, pulls himself up and starts whining at me. He is tired, but oh so stubborn. Soon we are going to have to switch him over to the convertible car seat because I think he is going to be too long for his infant seat. My little dishwasher raider here, he likes to climb into the dishwasher, to my dismay, so I stuck the butter dish I use as a giveaway tupperware on his head. He thought it was funny.
Of course then Little Miss Cheese and Ham wanted to be just like her brother and stuck the strainer on her head. Silly girl.
Aaron is still not interested in walking. I really hope he is walking by Thanksgiving because we are going to Glamis to go camping and it would be so much better. He pulls himself up and stands straight up all the time, and he will walk along the couch more now. In fact in one of the pictures above he was just about to do that. But whenever I am holding his hands and try to support him walking he sinks right down to his little diapered bottom and starts his crawling.
Tomorrow Daddy is taking Briggs to the specialist to have a look see at his eyes. The poor dog is going blind, the other night I watched him run straight into the side of the house because he thought he had turned the corner to go up the stairs and come inside. So he ramped up like he was going to run up the stairs kinda fast ya know. I saw it coming and was like No Briggs No! Poor dog at least he has a hard head, and it didn't seem to bother him. It's just hard because with toys all over he is forever tripping on them and has knocked Aaron over a couple of times. Nothing seriously that Aaron hasn't done himself, but we just feel bad. I am not sure there is anything we can afford to do but we are checking it out.
I think I may take the kids over to the farmers market tomorrow to get out of the house. I can't wait for the weekend!
LOVE and HUGS!!
LOVE and HUGS!!