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Monday, September 29, 2014

Following the Fellas at the Ecotarium

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Look who's moved back in!

No one was happy with the arrangement, so I'm told by my 5 year old.  Cubby has moved back in with Mama because Bub wasn't dealing with the crying. Like I enjoy the crying?!?

The co-sleeping is killing me, the pack n play didn't cut it, so this monstrous crib is back in my room. Any design work arounds appreciated. Or actual useful tips on getting a baby to sleep in his crib? You can save your breath with any suggestions of cry it out. Cubby will defeat any challenges. And he's the lightest sleeper.  So now I get to whisper in my own bedroom.... Again/still.

And because I know I will get garbage sleep, I get bedtime insomnia. Why fight it? I  embrace my wakefulness!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

He's really trying.

Bub is working hard to be a good boy. I was so proud of how he behaved himself at the Ecotarium today.  He was very mature and was able to walk away from a tough situation involving some other kids whose father, ahem, should have disciplined them.  Bub kept his frustration in check and earned some candy in the gift shop.
I was proud of myself that I only hinted at getting an orange Swedish Fish.  Hint ignored! Come on, Bub!


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Fun Fair at Tufts

Everybody up in the tractor


 Having waaaaaay too much fun with the gloves they do gross things to cows with.



Weird dogs are still dogs.



Gentle giant doggy is Cub's new BFF.



Dr. Liam is prepping for surgery.  He saw the spaghetti guts he was going to have to paw through and bailed out right after this picture.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Touch a truck!

I'm not really sure why a sane adult woman would voluntarily bring two young boys to a gathering of trucks, all of which are sharp or rusty, and let said children climb into the cabs and honk the very loud horns!

Oh, it's that Mother's Love thing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Obligatory apple farm visit, check!

We went to Tougas today. The last time we were there, Cubby was weeks old. A lot has changed!
We pigged out on cider donuts and then laughed at a pig scratching his butt on a fence. Bub's reenactment of this at dinner is already legendary.

Messy boy, happy boy

Cubby came home from school today covered in yellow paint and with nana (banana) all up his arms. He's sleeping it off in a marathon nap.

Monday, September 15, 2014

An amazing day at school!

We love our ice cream.
I was happy to celebrate Bub's great day at school!  We hit up the sundae bar and I let Bub pile on the candy. Cubby was a really good sport, tagging along to the bookstore afterwards where Bub got to choose a reward.


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Concord and a frog

I did not get the fabulous "brother" picture that I was hoping for -- two boys in coordinating outfits, smiling beside an historic stone wall.  I'll get the Christmas cards all out of the way, I thought.
I got this.




And a bunch more shots which highlight perfectly why I am not a child photographer.

 
But they had fun running around!  (Roaring at tourists.)


 Bub caught a frog in the Concord River and we just enjoyed the brilliant sunshine of a gorgeous New England day.  




And we got ice cream.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Picture for the Wild Kratz!

Bub loves the show Wild Kratz, where two brothers have animal adventures. This is a picture of Bub holding milk weed, the preferred food of monarch caterpillars! (somehow, I'm suppose to share this with Martin Krat. If you're friends with him, let me know!)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

These 1000 dinosaur toys are worth it!

Bub has moved onto to his new obsession with sea creatures. We now discuss ONLY sharks, whales and rays. We draw only underwater scenes and read nothing but shark books.
I started to hyperventilate about all of the money that is invested in dinosaur stuff. But it looks like Cubby is going to pick up the love fest!
Here he is explaining that T-Rex likes to stomp other dinos.

First day of "school" for Cubby!

We enrolled Cubby in daycare two mornings a week so that I could have some dedicated time to have appointments for myself and with Bub's teachers. I hoped that Cubby would love playing with all the kids and so far, he does!

He didn't even notice me once we got there and he ate a better lunch for his teachers than he ever does for me!

Friday, September 5, 2014

We're trying this tonight!

Bub's mattress is on my floor and we'll try to keep Cubby across the hall in the crib. Bub is super excited! And Cubby less so. He was a sad baby to go to sleep without Bub tonight.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gymboree special fun with Cubby

Once a week, Cubby and Mama go to Gymboree for some climbing, bouncing and running around. His favorite part is the bubbles!

If I start to sing the songs from class, Cubby busts out into a huge grin and starts to clap!

The Spencer Fair and lots of rain!

We had an exciting visit to the fair this weekend! We got there at dusk and both boys were amazed by the lights of the midway. Bub went on three rides and won a prize! He immediately turned and gave it to his father which was so precious. Then he wanted to win Cubby a prize, too!
Then... The rain! It started to pour, huge fat drops! We dashed for the tent with the petting zoo and had fun seeing the animals while watching the downpour. It was clear that it wasn't stopping any time soon, sorry we had to run through rivers and lakes to our car. Sopping wet, we had a scary ride home through blinding conditions. There was even a tornado watch that we didn't know about!

We will always remember that visit!

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