I need ideas for a Tv free summer.

About a month ago, I decided that the boys watch way too much tv. I used some of my birthday money and bought a small bluetooth speaker system for my ipod. It arrived and my goal was for them to watch one movie or the equivalent of that of kids shows a day. I will not lie, I will say I prefer a movie, it is less of a fight to turn the tv off when the movies over. The boys have actually gotten into the habit of when the credits start turning the tv off. With shows there is always another show. We get up and I drink my coffee with the morning news, as soon as that is over we turn on the music and go about the morning cleaning. I will not lie some days we have watched two movies here and there (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) this is rare though.

I know that with it being summer, I need to be flexible. Though I feel like I could easily fall into the habit of the tv being the babysitter. I don’t want this, I want my boys to play and be kids. I have made a busy box full of craft and coloring things. They have plenty of toys, inside and out. I am making them help me clean, Ollie loves this. What are pther things to keep us busy and Tv not a priority?

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Things here are a bit hard at the moment, I haven’t felt like doing much. So I haven’t been trying anything new and fun, my creativity is next to till, and some days bed seems like the safest place. That doesn’t mean that Pinky and The Brain Haven’t been trouble, or in trouble.

The Brain
UntitledAn Outtake. .Somebody thought he needed to be with mama and daddy. Getting teeth sucks, Ollie says.

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HipstaPrintDinner.He asked me to make him pretty too.

They now work together for their main goal to drive Mama and Daddy crazy. Almost everyday they get it right. They are beginning to grow super close together, I went to take Ollie to the dentist and Ian panicked saying” No Mama, you can’t take my Ollie”. So I guess we are doing something right?

Mischief and Mayhem.

When I had no other option.

Ian woke up acting as if he was still tired and after a few hours of meltdowns, no listening, and tears. Someone on twitter recommend taking a walk. So off we went. It was meant to be a short jaunt to the park not a 1/4 mile from our house. After we started I couldn’t think of stop that soon. We went to the park about a mile from our house.

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We didn’t plan to go that far, I was wearing flip flops and all we have is a sit and stand stroller but it was nice and we all came back in a better mood.

When life and perfection crash.

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     Things that make Sundays perfect, bicycle rides with Ian. The bicycle rides then turned into coloring on the sidewalk with chalk and a game of soccer.

    This day didn’t start off,  don’t you all wake up late because your kids actually slept in. Which means missing church, dang it means I need to start setting an alarm.  So my mom and I went and ran a few errands, you know buying stuff to bribe Ian to use the potty.  I am proud to say we bought him some books at half price, if he goes all day he gets a book.  Lets hope this works, or I might need to buy stock in up and up. And picking up the all important dish detergent, am I missing something we got the last box on the shelf at Target. Also they didn’t have much liquid detergent either. Hmm the wonders of the world.

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     Arriving home, I thought forget folding laundry and all the other things that need to be done. I am going to go outside and enjoy the weather and my boys while they are little. Out came the pack and play so Ollie could watch. Anyone have any advice on how to include Ollie more in outside play? We romped and played for 2 plus hours.

    When I had to return to reality and wash Casey some work clothes, feed my children dinner, and clean my main floor’s floors so I can lay down my new rug. All and All it was a great weekend, how was yours?

6 Months of

                                                      Whining, Crying, and Happiness. 

        I don’t know if today is the day to write my post about Ollie’s first 6 months. He just won’t stop with the whining add in his brother doing the same and I want to run away. In reality there have been more good days then bad but seems to me the bad stick with you longer then the good.  

       

Getting ready to go home.

     It is hard to believe that he has gone from such a tiny little creature.  Who was easy going and didn’t know any different to the I have an opinion and I am going to let it be known dude he is today.

Unsure of his crib, his first time trying it out.

    He can say “Hey, Mama, Dada, Bubba(this is the most recent and comical, it is always said in anger), and Abby”. I don’t know if I am relived that he is more interested in talking then moving. I know though that him stay in place days are numbered. By the crappy sleep we are getting here, I would imagine sometime in the next week.

An Ollie and his FootFoot      Teeth, none that you can see but about 3-4 you can feel have popped through the gums. He isn’t a bad teether not yet, with that one of the teeth that has started is an eye tooth. So I know he is feeling it.

Big Big Smiles    His favorite toys are, the ball that GiGi got you for Christmas, Sophie the very expensive dog toy, and anything of your brothers he can get his hands on. Not that Ian likes sharing.

GEDC0561     He loves to snuggle, and most nights around 4 am he wakes up and wants in bed with us. Unlike your brother was/is you are a snuggler. For the most part I like that, I never thought I would be a part time bed sharer. I don’t even mind it.

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     Food, he has tried rice cereal, banana, apple (both puree and sucked on a piece), puffs (numerous flavors) he can feed these to himself, green beans, and a few other things I can’t remember. He is finally really getting interested in what we are eating and wanting to eat him self.  I don’t know how I feel about this, it seems as if his baby hood is flying by.

Somebody snuck a ride while bubba napped.

     I can’t remember life with out him. He is the missing piece to our family puzzle. 
 
     These first six month have flown by and been field with so many emotions. I can’t wait to see what the rest of his life brings.


Don’t miss any of my adventures of being a Grown upIf you want more Bobbi, check out my babbles Pardon the flow of this post, it took me all day to get to sit down and write it. I am also running on like 4 hours sleep and hours of whining from the boys. 

My Boys (and I don’t mean Casey)

That is right this womb mate is a BOY!!! And he is already like his brother trying to scare his mama. The ultrasound revealed a cyst on his brain that wouldn’t normally be any concern if it wasn’t the size it is. In other words it good be nothing to anything, so now we wait for some blood work results to come back on Friday.

And to keep what little sanity I have to begin with, by staying of google. I know what I could find is probably so skewed. My sanity though is being chipped away slowly by the big boy.

The last week are so Ian has had some bad seasonal allergy symptoms, he has been sounding miserable. After listening to him for a week and trying various other things with no improvement. I made a an appointment with his DR. to discuss prescription allergy medicine. We are now a bit poorer and 2 allergy medicines richer for the dude. We were proud of him last night he took both with no fight at all.

So now we wait on both boys, to see what is happening.


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