Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Year's Resolution Update March

March was a pretty good month for my resolutions.

1. Bible - still 10 pages behind...ugh, gotta catch up with this one!  Actually, I guess that means I read enough for this month, but didn't make up last months pages that I was behind on.

2. Salad - definitely have been meeting my 2x a week goal - a lot of times I have 2 a day!

3. Books - I've read 13 books so far (out of my goal of 50), so just over 1/4 done - right on track

4. Coupons - March - $167.78 Total 2012 - $442.85 - totally killing this one!  (My goal is $100/month) :-)  I will say, a large chunk of coupons, like $75 or so, this month were on a big toy sale at Target - I got several board games and toys for really cheap that I will use over the next few birthdays/Christmases for the kids.  But, I got such great steals I had to stock up.  For example, I got the full size board games of Chutes and Ladders, Candyland and Memory all for $1.79 EACH!  Crazy!  I got Battleship for $5 along with some other great deals.

See you next month!

Paul and Camille March 2012

The past few weeks have been huge in the lives of our children.  They are growing up so fast and changing so much!

Paul started Montessori school four weeks ago and he attends Tuesday and Thursday.  They have a phase-in process, so at first, I went with him and we stayed an hour or two the first two days.  Then, the next couple days, I stayed for a little bit, and he stayed through lunch by himself.  This past Thursday was the first time he stayed all day, which means he even took a nap there!  He will now continue to go regularly T/TH from 8:30-3:00.  It'll be nice to have some "free" time with only one child to tote around.  He also has been tee-teeing on the potty occasionally.  He's probably gone 3 or 4 times over the last few weeks.  He's not too interested yet, but when he does go, he gets pretty excited about his accomplishment.  He's also saying more "words" including Mum-Mum (the delicious cardboard flavored baby rice cake snack that Camille eats) and "ro-ro" which is our abbreviated word for Cheerios. He's still slow on the talking but he makes up his own signs for everything and figures out how to get what he wants, and can even get things himself now.  I forget if I put this in the last blog, but he figured out how to pull his little wooden chair around and use it as a step-stool.  So, now he will watch us cook or wash his hands or reach places he otherwise couldn't get to - usually places we didn't want him to reach!  He's outsmarting us now!

Camille is also hitting some big milestones.  About 3-4 weeks ago, she got her first tooth and she's working on a couple more now.  She also started walking at about that time, too.  She can now pretty much walk across a room without falling, and she's getting better at balancing herself if she starts to fall.  She can also crawl on all fours when she's not walking, or if she needs to get to something to pull herself up on so she can continue walking.  She has also been babbling a lot more these days.  Some favorite words she says are "dada" and "bubba"...usually it sounds like "dadadada" or "bububububu"...but I am pretty sure she's starting to associate those sounds with who they represent, rather than just a noise.

I can't believe how fast these kids are growing!