Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The last of Summer

Yesterday we decided to beat the heat and head down to the Malibu Pier for some cooler temps and a little water play. Anders ended up going in the ocean and playing with some new friends for about two hours. It was a great last summer hurrah.

This morning our neighbors daughter Riley came over and played with Anders. Usually Anders plays with her older brother Mason but he is in school now. Riley and Anders got along really well and played all morning long. So much fun!

When Mason got home from school Anders got to show him his new robot that he got last night at the Robot store in downtown Glendale. It is quite the hit! Anders even wants it to sleep on the chair next to his bed. =0)

Next Wednesday Kindergarten starts and I'm really looking forward to the new schedule!  Not too excited about all the driving but I can't wait to have the days more open for nesting and getting ready for baby #2. On Sunday we attend a BBQ put on by the school and Anders got to visit with his teacher Mrs. Dexter. She is really sweet and engaging and Anders is really going to like being in her class.
Next time I write it will be to report on the first day! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

A little fill in...

I haven't posted lately because 1. I've lost the little card that goes in my camera so I can't take real pictures and 2. We've been busy!
We just got home last night from a mostly fun and somewhat relaxing trip out to La Quinta near Palm springs and on our trip I kept thinking 'oh how I wish we had our camera right now!' Anders learned how to really swim around the pool as long as there was someone to catch him or he had a wall or stair to swim to. He swam underwater, touched the bottom with his hand and dove down all by himself. I was so proud!! Luckily I was able to get a little video on Chris iPhone which I'll post here or on Facebook

On the other hand he was a terror all day Friday due to the fact that all he had to eat for breakfast (and lunch) was McDonalds pancakes with that horrible syrup. In the early evening we finally went for a real meal at an amazing Thai place and he kept rolling around, making weird noises, complaining and basically driving us crazy! Luckily we were the only people in the restaurant for most of the meal so it was a little less awkward when I grabbed him by the arm and marched him to the bathroom for a little"conversation". After that lovely dinner we hit up a local Trader Joe's and the next morning we had a healthy breakfast of scrambled eggs, apple chicken sausage and fruit. It's all about real food and plenty of protein for our 5 year old!

The day before we had an incident in a local Panera where I accidentally bumped him on the head with my elbow and he got so mad that he went around behind me and BIT ME ON THE BOTTOM! I was trying to order and I screamed and then promptly turned around and spanked him in front of probably 15 people who were in line behind us. Ugggg. I was just waiting to get reported or something horrible like that. So needless to say we are in a correcting phase of parenting right now and so that did kind of color our vacation and make it just a little bit more stressful than I like vacations to be.

On the pregnancy front I'm feeling pretty good and am now 26 weeks along. This baby moves around a lot more than Anders did and it's been fun to feel him tap dance on my bladder. I'm starting to get a little swelling in my feet and hands but it seems to be way less dramatic than last time and I'm hopeful that I won't have pre-eclampsia this time around. My doctor is amazing and so thorough and says that this pregnancy looks extremely healthy.  I'm scheduled for another ultrasound in a couple of weeks and it should be fun to see the little guy again. Anders has thought of a few names including, fuffy, rubber band and  little so 'n so. We're leaning towards more traditional names but haven't decided on any yet.

Anders starts school on the 7th of September and I'm feeling apprehensive about the long school day but excited about this new phase in life. Before the baby comes I'm going to have a lot of time to nest and fuss around with the house while he's at school.  I'm trying to find places for all of the fun hand-me-down baby stuff that we are starting to accumulate and I'm stressing a little about trying to fit it into our little space!

I can't wait to find my camera card so I can post some pictures! Hopefully we'll have that solved before the first day of Kindergarten and if we don't you'll know that I'll be kicking myself!