Recently, we've had a couple of new "firsts" around here...
#1 - I took BOTH of the boys out by myself this past week!! It was a major deal for me! I've been too much of a scaredy cat to do it. The boys are both great, but the thought of it was just a little overwhelming for me. And when they were younger they were napping a lot, on different feeding schedules, etc. It was just too much! Anyways, things have settled down, they basically sleep and eat at the same time. And they are older, they need more then just playing in the living room every day. So, I picked Ian up from Meg and Drew's and we headed to the mall. I got them both in the double stroller. We walked around the mall several times. That was a work out!! Pushing about 50 lbs of baby is no joke! They had fun seeing all the people and all the people sure enjoyed seeing them!! I had to explain to everyone it seemed like that no, they aren't twins, no they aren't both mine and how old they were and there names. But that's okay, everyone loves babies, so I understand! What I learned from my experience: Be patient, bring lots of snacks and have them ready, be patient, know you are going to get stopped and asked about the babies A LOT and most importantly BE PATIENT! The boys seemed to have a good time and only got a little squirmy near the end. It did mess up our whole schedule and routine, but they survived it and they had fun! So, we're going to start trying this more often. Not every day by anymeans, but maybe once a week or so!
#2 Legree has fallen in love with a lovey! Legree has never cared much for his loveys. He has several and just never attached to any of them like some kids do. He ALWAYS played with my hair as his comfort. He still does. But recently he's been wanting his lovey. I've named it "baby".... why? I don't know! That's just what came out. Probably not the best name for a boy's lovey, but oh well! He smiles from ear to ear when I give it to him when I lay him down for a nap. And when he wakes up it's still in his arms. He also likes to carry it around for awhile after he wakes up. I never thought I'd see the day! I just hope he doesn't get REALLY attached to it like some kids do. Oh well, it's cute for now!! And I'm glad he has something other then my hair to play with because he can pull hard!!
#3 Legree slept 14 hours the other day! And the day before took a 4 hour long nap. This is amazing for Legree! He has never been much of long sleeper. At max he sleeps for 2 hours at nap time and usually 10-11 hours at night. He just isn't one of those kids that sleeps for long periods. So, for him to do this was AMAZING to me! I guess he's going through a growth spurt and needs the extra zzzs. I'm not complaining.. I enjoyed the extra time to get stuff done!!