is that sunshine I see??

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!! The sun came back out today—-there was some quite fierce wind that accompanied it but after being cooped up in the house for almost a week we will take whatever we can get. We had an awesome time hanging outside in the pool and on the waterslide. Elias’ friend Jack and his mom came and they had so much fun. Elias is still working on playing well with others…..he really likes to be the boss…..     Hopefully that will pass with time and more experiences with other children. We are working on it. It was still a great morning though!
On a less exciting note, Elias has decided that naps are no longer for him 🙁 It is a very sad day except that bedtime has been restored to 7:30 rather than 10 PM. I knew naps were on their way out because he’s been fighting me more and more when putting him down for his nap. That in addition to staying up until 10 PM some nights without being cranky led me to believe that he wasn’t going to need naps much longer. I am going to try to enforce an hour long quiet time each afternoon after lunch but I’m not optimistic about the whole situation to be honest.

****Ok, so as I was typing that last sentence I realized I should go check on him because he was mighty quiet, which is typically not a good sign. Low and behold….he couldn’t hang any longer.  Fingers crossed he doesn’t sleep any longer than 30 minutes because this could totally ruin his 7:30 bedtime. EEEEK.

I couldn’t resist to capture him sleeping so peacefully…..

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Yesterday since we were on day three of being stuck inside the house we decided to go eat lunch with Brent. Elias had so much fun and got a milkshake. He had to take along his “baby puppy.” He even insisted on taking the bottle for the baby….. I’m resisting the urge to get baby fever. I just keep reminding myself about all the reasons we have decided to wait until we add to our family. But seeing him kiss and feed his “baby puppy” sure was sweet. I have an inkling that an actual baby invading his space wouldn’t be welcomed as much as “baby puppy.”

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Elias is excited for  a fun weekend and a birthday party on Sunday. Let’s hope for MORE SUNSHINE.

so much summer fun

We’ve been soooooo busy with summer fun!!! I honestly can’t even remember all we’ve done this past week.

On Thursday we went to the Pensacola Kids Place with Elias’ friend Jack (and his mom!!). The kids had so much fun..it started to get a little crowded after about an hour and the boys decided they needed a doughnut so that’s just what we did. Then me and E had a few errands to run before we came home, so we did that and then had a nap when we got home!

 

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Friday we spent just about ALL day outside either in the pool or on the water slide. SO much fun. This is probably my favorite part of summer. Just staying home and having fun outside.I love not having to load up in the car. I feel like this water slid was possibly the best investment we made for summer fun this year. unfortunately, it has RAINED nearly every day and we haven’t gotten to play on it as much as we would like.. 🙁

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Finally, I worked all day on Friday I worked on busy boxes…Elias needed some new fun things to play with while I needed some time here and there where I didn’t have to constantly entertain him. So, I got together a bunch of materials from Dollar Tree, Dollar General, my personal collection of “stuff” at school, and our playroom! I ended up with five busy boxes. So far he has enjoyed playing with these BUT he still needs a little guidance with them. I am really hoping that as summer goes by he will become more independent with them and they will help his imagination grow, help him learn, and give me a little time of quiet ((without sticking him in front of the television)).  Over the next couple of weeks I will explain what is in each box.

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PS: iPhone photos will have to get the job done for this post…..little blurry..ugh.

Also, soooooooo super proud of how well E has been doing with potty training. We have even worn undies out in public…which for those of you who have went through potty training, you know how that is a huge feat. 🙂 I’m so proud of him. However, night time potty training isn’t something I even know how to tackle…..eek.