Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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Just wanted to post my valentine card, which I really like.
The basic idea was from Purlbee. I really enjoyed making them. I love taking the sewing machine to paper. This was particularly neat because the main thread was red and the bobbin thread was white so the stitches would be white on the back. For any friends reading who didn't get one, sorry! I only made a few for immediate family - grandmas and cousins. Maybe now that I have the idea, I'll manage to make more next year ;)
Monday, February 9, 2009
Elie also has two 12mo molars coming in on the bottom. They cut through a few days ago.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I have pics which I'll load eventually...
Jer took off today for Miami for a week (through Friday), so we got home and played a little and he packed and we ate dinner. He left at 5PM.
The evening was surprisingly smooth. I started cleaning - washing the bathroom, scrubbing the face paint off the mirror door in the bedroom, and sweeping and Yoav got involved with WASHING A BOX! Yes, that's what I said! It was a cardboard box! For at least half an hour, he busied himself wetting paper towels (he only used three total) in the bathroom and scrubbing the box. WOW!
Then we read lots of stories in bed together and Elie fell asleep first and then Yoav.
Yoav and Elie have really been playing a lot together. Today Yoav saw Elie crawling through my legs (I was lying down with my legs up, so they were making a tunnel) and Yoav got excited and started playing - they sometimes took turns, sometimes squished through together and sometimes went each on opposite sides at the same time - but they were always both laughing. It was great to see. Obviously it's not always like that, but some of it is so wonderful for me to see. And I'm seeing more and more of it, so I really feel like in the next few months to year, they will spend a huge amount of their time playing together.
Other cute Yoav comments from the day:
Y: "Jer, do you have an art basket?"
Y: "I do. And Ima does. But you and Elie don't."
Y: "Do I ever REALLY see other people in Sleepland?" (we sometimes tell him other friends of his are in sleepland and he can play with them once he falls asleep
Y: "Do two skunks ever stink on eachother?" (not sure of the exact wording but we were talking about how skunks let out a stink on another animal if they're nervous that the other animal will hurt them - thought it was an interesting concept...)
Also, today I got frustrated w Jer when he didn't get enough whole wheat bagels and sent him back to get more and after Jer left (we were just waiting in the car), Yoav said he'd eat an onion. Too cute. He's more resilient than I am. I love it!!!!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Just wanted to save this comment. A few days ago, Yoav said, "I'm too hungry to sleep and I'm too tired to eat." He even started crying. He was really tired and hungry! I told him if he got hungry during the night to wake me up and I'd make him toast and he relaxed and fell quickly to sleep.
We've been doing well with the getting to sleep part. Three nights in a row, both kids have fallen asleep indoors, versus walking them to sleep outside. Tues and Wed were smoother than today. I read stories, turned out the light, nursed Yoav 7x7s, nursed Elie and sang Kumbaya (per Yoav's request). So cozy to fall asleep that way.
Another comment Yoav made that impressed me was today at Jac and Phoenix's house. They just got a loft and the boys were jumping from the top bed to the bottom one. The first time Yoav did it alone, he said he was scared and wished he'd already done it before. Amazing that he realized that he'd feel better if that was the case!