Monday, May 14, 2012

The best day

Today was one of the best days that I can remember with just me and the kids probably since Camille has been born. Paul woke up at around 7:30ish, played a few minutes on the ipad in my room, them I got up and made us breakfast and Camille woke up and I fed her. Paul had a couple bites of an egg and a whole wheat waffle. I had an egg and a bowl of oatmeal squares and Camille had oatmeal mixed with unsweetened applesauce and a little cinnamon. After breakfast, we got dressed and went to the library with Tia. Then, we came home and both kids had a two hour nap! I got to do some crafting and eat my own lunch in peace. Then the kids woke up and I made them a cheese quesadilla and some sweet peas which they both gobbled up. After lunch, they pretty much entertained themselves all afternoon and I played with them, too. We played with their little wooden blocks and I would make a stack as quick as I could, then "Cam-zilla" would knock it down, sometimes with help from her big brother. Thy thought it was pretty entertaining. Paul came home from work at around 5pm and went to mow the lawn and I took the kids out to play in the backyard. Ey love to play with water so I filled a bucket and they had fun dumping or scooping out the water. While we were in the back, I watered our plants - we have 2 tomatoes growing on the tomato plant, quite a few apples growing in both apple trees, and even a satsuma starting to grow, not to mention all the rose buds on both rose bushes. We have been fixing up our garden this year and are having fun with our new (or newly healthy - apple trees got sick last year so no apples) plants. Then, I brought the kids in, dried them off, made a quick dinner of baked tilapia with taco seasoning and spinach with cheese. All of us were able to eat the same exact meal! Woo hoo! Oh and this was Camille's first fish! After dinner, we gave the kids a bath and I took Camille in Paul's room with me to read to him and put him to bed. She fell asleep after I nursed her, while reading, and they were both out by 8:15! This is extremely rare. Camille usually goes to bed around 9-9:30, sometimes a little later. So, for the next couple of hours, Paul and I enjoyed some time doing our own things, just "fartin' around" as we say. I worked on crafts - I made 2 cardboard boxes covered with fabric today. Paul played on his computer, surfed the web, and did some photography stuff - developing pictures and stuff. And now we are off to bed after a womderful day filled with happiness all around!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Way late April New Year resolution/kids update

Ok so this is over a week late, but sometimes that just happens, what can ya say. I will start with my New Year Resolutions update. 1. Salad 2x/wk - still going strong..usually eat salad daily 2. Coupons ($100/month goal) - I am already over $640, so that one is going good 3. Read 50 books - I have completed 14 and am currently reading 3, so I a not sure if that means I am behind or still on track. 4. Read the Bible - well, this one has been a bit tough because I've just been a bit lazy this month, so I won't say just how far behind I am, but I hope to catch up this month on this and my book reading. Kids update Camille - my beautiful little girl, who gets more beautiful everyday, can be described as of late with one word - fearless! This girl is such a little monkey & dare devil! She climbs on and off of everything, like the dishwasher when its opened, or up a staircase if no one is watching. I am surprised there haven't been some major injuries. Yes, we watch her constantly, but she is fast and can get places before we even realize. She is really something else, and quite strong for not even being 11 months old yet. She is also talking more. She learned how to say hi two days ago and she will try to repeat other words or at least babble the same amount of syllables of whatever the word is. Paul - he is doing quite well in school and even went to play when I dropped him off last Thursday without getting sad when I left. He is a sweet big brother, usually - haha, and helps a lot with Camille. He gives her snacks or her drink if she gets fussy and they have started to play together a little bit, too. He now says his own name, it sounds more like "pouwl", but at least he is attempting to talk more. He also says "bat" and "back". Where he lacks in speaking, he makes up for with sign language. He learns signs at school and has been responding to us with yes and no in sign language so thats pretty cool. I am pretty sure he has tried to say other things to me with signs, I'm just not sure what they mean...maybe I should go to school with him and learn the signs, too! Short update, but hey at least I finally wrote something! More from here in a couple weeks!