Monday, April 30, 2007
Speaking of impulses and shopping and ohhh so fun times. Sean and I went to the Dollarstore today. We walked in, all hand in hand, Sean grinning like an idiot and me smiling down at my preciously sweet little boy...oh how I love him and how could I ever imagine life without this little darling lad. *gush* We walked up this aisle and down that one until we walked up the aisle of shampoo, and that dear friends and family was when Sean got his freak on.
Not in a bad way, he wasn't screaming or crying or throwing a fit on the floor...Nope, my boy was squealing with delight. Absolute, unadulterated joy was eminating out of this little boy. He squealed louder that I have ever heard anyone squeal anything. I stopped in my tracks to see what was so exciting to elicit such a response. As it would happen, apparently bottle upon bottle of shampoo makes my boy absolutely giddy with excitement. He ran right over to those unsuspecting bottles and began the onslaught. He was whipping those things clear off the shelf, sending them crashing to the floor. Thankfully they were all plastic bottles so the ruckus was merely a dull roar. I quickly dropped to my knees to pick up the flailing bottles but just as quickly as I would get them up there, Sean would pull them down, giggling wildly all the while. It didn't help that I couldn't stop laughing either. Finally I did manage to get ahead of his spinning arms and we were able to compose ourselves and hold our heads high as we walked out of the store.
Marvelous leg extension!
Time to go play ball.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
The birthday girl.."Yeah supper is nice but ya better have some good gifts for me..."
After supper we went and stood in the parking lot trying to come up with a plan of action. Should we just go back to Karen's place for games or should we try something a little more daring? We went for daring and decided to go to Dooly's for some pool. Oh my word, we had a crazy hilarious time. We partnered off, me and Tammy against Karen and Jennie. None of us are pool sharks so it wasn't like either team was stacked. During the first game, Tammy and I were doing a pretty fine job of sinking all our balls, we were just down to the 8 ball. No sweat, I've got this one...then I scratched...ARGHH. 1 for team Karen and Jennie. Next game and again Tammy and I sunk all our balls and it was time to sink the 8 ball, this time Tammy had the honour of scratching. Team K&J: 2, Team T&L a big 0! Game three everything is going our way and again we're about to sink the 8 ball and would you believe I scratched yet again!!! So of course Tammy and I have to redeem ourselves so we go to game 4. This game was definetly different. We finally sank the 8 ball without scratching...too bad we didn't sink the rest of our balls first!! So if you've been following, that leaves us with a big ol' goose-egg while Jennie and Karen run off with victory! As my husband would say, Tammy and I managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
After pool it was time to head to Karen's for cake, pepsi and games! We were all impressed when Karen presented each of us with our own 750 of Pepsi!! Karen tried to add some class by bringing out some glasses but by this time we all had one open and were happily chugging away. Ahhh, nothing quite like liquid life! And then there was cake, cake that I was too full to eat but cake all the same.
After we had the cake we settled on playing some Pictionary. Finally Tammy and I were able to take the lead and hold right to the very end. By this time it was after midnight and definetly time for all of us to head home. I had such a great time. Jennie and I were still giggling as we headed out to the car, we couldn't stop. It was the kinda crazy giddy laughing that ya just can't stop! It was great.
While last night was a great night for just the gals, tonight was fun with a mixed group. We had Mike and Nancy, Nick, and Jennie over. We chatted for awhile and then got into the excitement of some Pit! After each action packed round we usually pull out the munchies and scarf some down before getting back to the game. Tonight we had pretzels.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Sean up on the deck.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Sean loves to eat breakfast with his Daddy. And when I say eat breakfast with, I don't mean sit in his highchair and eat his food while Daddy eats his own. No, for Sean the best way to enjoy breakfast is to make himself comfortable on Daddy's lap and pick out the cheerios from Daddy's bowl of cereal. Today he attempted to use Daddy's spoon but only got a mouthful of milk. Also in the area of eating, Sean is trying his hand at coming up with his own delectable food combinations. For lunch on Saturday he decided to make some soup. The ingredients included, water, one chunk of pineapple, and one and a half Triscut crackers....Mmmmm, yummy!
Lastly, in my list of all things Sean, is his current fun filled activity of walking around the apartment with a blanket over his head! Before he would just stand in one spot and play peek-a-boo with us, but now Sean upped the excitement factor by attempting to navigate around his toys and our furniture while completely covered by the blanket.
"I'm an airplane, Daddy!"
Mmmmm, yummy delicious tropical soup in a cup!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Now back to the important stuff...like Sean. This boy just continues to amaze me. Today he managed to lift/drag his trampoline into the kitchen and back into the living room.
He also attempted his first climb of our bookshelf...thankfully he didn't get too far.
Sean understands that the best way to get a booger out of his nose is to blow it... he just hasn't quite grasped the necessity of using a kleenex.
He LOVES cars. Whenever we go out he points to all the cars "cah, cah, cah" he'll say as they pass by. For his birthday my sister got him a TML car. At the time he wasn't too impressed and so I just left it up in the window sill. Now whenever we' pass by it Sean would point to it and call for it. So today for kicks I took it off the stand and let him play with it. He was ecstatic! He played with it for ages. He loved just opening and closing the doors and the hood and trunk.
One happy boy with his car.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Today we went to Grace Baptist Church to see our friend Malcolm get baptised. It was kinda weird for me, since when I first came to the Island that was the church I went to, so there were a lot of people I knew. There were also a few of my old students there. One fella in particular was also getting baptised. I couldn't believe how much he had changed since I taught him! Anyhoo, Sean did great in the new to him nursery. When I came to pick him up the ladies there were all impressed with how happy a child he is. That's my boy, little Mr. Happy Pants. When I walked in the room he was happily staring out the window, waving at all the people going by.
After church we and our friends went to the Swiss for some yummmy chicken! Sean loved all the people and had a great time up until he filled his diaper...and his pants and it even travelled up his shirt (I know probably way too much information!) Thankfully I had packed extra clothes for him so it was a quick switcheroo. It's been awhile since he's had such a full diaper, guess we should ration his fruit intake!
With lunch out of the way we went home to catch up on some napping time! Ahhh, nothing quite as nice as a quiet Sunday afternoon nap. Sean woke up from his nap quite upset and it didn't seem like anything we did would help calm him. We took him to our bed and cuddled with him but he still cried. Marko brought him his juice but he wasn't interested. So I checked his gums and I think the little lad may be cutting two molars. He only has one so far. Marko grabbed some Tylenol and within minutes we went from a very sad boy, to a quiet cuddly boy, to it is time to get PLAYING PEOPLE boy!
Friday, April 13, 2007
This morning Sean and I read his Easter story book. As you can imagine Jesus' name comes up quite a bit. And at one point after saying Jesus, Sean said it too! It was so cute!
Another cute story for you, this morning Sean had a poopy diaper and as I was cleaning him up I mentioned that one day he will poop in his potty and not need to have his diaper changed. After I had him changed and back in his pants, he took off to the bathroom door where he insisted I let him in so I did. He promptly walked over to his potty, lifted the lid and pretended to poop! This is just too funny!
On the boardwalk.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Sean is also an avid Potty Pretender. I haven't really done anything in the way of potty training. Just have his potty in the bathroom. But whenever I go in he'll come with me and I'll ask him if he needs to poop. So he'll lift the lid sit down, grunt a few times, get up and close the lid! I let him wash his hands too. I'd say that's his favourite part since he likes to play with the faucets. As for the real nitty gritty potty training stuff, I'm thinking I'll hold off on that for awhile yet.
Meal times are getting much more interesting these days. Sean seems quite keen on getting things done by himself. Now when I'm feeding him from a spoon, he'll let me fill it then he'll take the spoon and get it to his mouth by himself. I'm a little nervous about this as I can just see him deciding to fling the contents of the spoon on the floor instead! Sean is also no longer having his milk in a bottle. He has his milk in his special sippy cup. This cup has a flexible straw instead of a spout which he really seems to enjoy. This little milestone has been a pretty hard one for me. I loved snuggling up with him and just enjoying his sweetness and now that part is done. I take extra care now to enjoy our story times and any other times he might want to just snuggle with his Mommy. He's become quite the little hugger lately and not just with Abby. He'll come up behind Marko and I and give one or both of our legs a big ol' hug.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Sean's Easter treats.
Pretty nice haul for a little guy.
Friday, April 06, 2007
So how did we celebrate this milestone? Marko stayed home from work (he wasn't feeling well, which I didn't know at the time) while Sean and I went with friends of ours over to Moncton! It was a blast. Carolyn and her girls and Sean and I went to as many second hand stores as we could find! Oh and the baragains we found were fantastic. I got a pair of Tommy jeans for 4 bucks (still had the tag on them) and a cute sweater for myself. I also got two super sweet dress shirts for Sean. Sean did really well for this long day trip. There was a moment of distress when he woke up from his nap in the van and had a minor melt down. I would probably be pretty freaked out too if I woke up in a strange van. Thankfully, Carolyn's little girl had no problem at all with turning Sean's little frown upside down. The two of them spent the rest of the trip laughing and carrying-on. I would definetly do this again!
Check this out, where did the time go?
Sean at 3 months...