As promised, here is my weekly post. This week was a good one-
nothing too exciting to report. We spent a lot time doing chores and crafts this week. We also took some Spring pictures of the kids in our yard. It has been super rainy the past couple days, but I don’t mind unless I have to go out!
I have had quite the little helper with everything I do! I have been trying to think of ways that this 2 ½ year old can learn while feeling like a participant. One of the best things she helped with this week was the dishes- my least favorite chore! and she ACTUALLY helped! She washed her cups and even helped put them away the next day! She also helps me empty the dishwasher (I take the silverware- so there is nothing sharp, and then she hands me everything else to put away)- it’s fantastic! She also assisted with laundry, helping put the clothes into the washer and dryer. It makes chores a lot more fun, it sometimes takes a little longer, or an extra mess to clean up. but think of the lessons she is learning. Plus we sing together while we work!
We also did lots of painting this week! We worked on projects for each of the kids rooms, our living room and mother’s day. We experimented with hand and feet prints. I had a large canvas for Aimlee to paint on, while I was finishing up my project!
Evan has been eating solid food everyday! He is almost up to one jar a day- this is quite exciting! Aimlee and Jason both took turns feeding him this week. We also gave him his lovey blanket for sleeping this week. We have a few good nights and a few “normal” nights, but he does seem to like lovey! He is so close to crawling. He keeps getting on his knees and rocking back and forth. That makes me a little nervous. He’s gonna start to MOVE!
This weekend was some sort of important weekend for Jason’s video games- so he played games practically every moment he wasn’t working in the garage. This gave me lots of special time with the kids, but we definatly missed him.
I have been trying to do a cardio workout every day during nap time. This is a challenge because some days, naps don’t always come at the same time. Especially since the 2 year old didn’t nap a few days last week. I don’t mind her playing in her crib, but when she puts her leg over the crib rail I get nervous she is going to know she can get out (we have a video monitor, so I can watch her)! So I rush upstairs to make sure she doesn’t. Quite the interruption during my workout. I still managed to do my cardio workout for 4 days last week which I was pleased with.
This week is Mother’s Day and I am enjoying preparing to celebrate our mothers! I love this time of year- beautiful Spring and summer’s coming!