Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Random Catch up - Part 2)

I started this post last week of just catching you all up on what's been going on with us.  Today I will finally continue with the miscellaneous catch up.

Play Dates
Daniel has become quite a social butterfly this year!  He is always asking for play dates with his friends.  He loves to play with his friends Patrick and Katie from preschool, both here or at their house.  And he has a new friend Nathan that was coming over after school each day (I was watching him while his mom worked).  Daniel and Zak were both loving this and I was getting a bunch of stuff done while the 3 boys played.  But Nathan's mom isn't working anymore so now our daily play dates are weekly.  His mom and I are going to take turns swapping childcare so the other one can get things done.  I'm SO excited for this!!

Snow Day
We had our first significant snow fall last Monday, we got about 4 inches that morning.  School was cancelled and Adrian worked from home because the roads were a mess!  He took a two hour lunch so we could all go out and play in the snow.  We threw snowballs at each other, went for a walk and built a snowman.  We spent the rest of the day relaxing, playing and getting caught up on stuff around the house.  Fun day!

Art Class 
Daniel finished up another session of art class this month.  He didn't seem as excited about it this session.  I'm not sure if it was the class itself or the pace we've been keeping, or a little of both.  He told us that he doesn't like have two things to do on the same day (he had art class in the afternoon & bowling in the evening on Tuesdays).  So I think we are going to take a break from this class for a while.  We will continue doing some crafts at home and then next year he will have art at school.

Since Zak doesn't have any special activities, I felt like he deserved his own category.  He is at that wonderful age of 2 1/2 right now so every day is an adventure.  I've already been thru it twice, so I know this next year is rough.  Zak is the perfect mix of sweet baby and frustrating dictator.  He wants to do everything himself, then gets frustrated when he can't do it.  He is no longer in a crib (yay!) but he gets up most nights and comes into our bed (boo!)  He still loves being outside, shopping with me and playing with his brothers.  He has also started playing Angry Birds on our tablet and it cracks him up.  And he enjoys going to the different "toy rooms" (childcare) at the gyms while I teach Zumba.  He has finally adjusted to all of them and enjoys himself at each one.  This weekend we are starting potty training, we are ready to be done with diapers in this house!

I think that's about all that has been going on in our world the past month.  We try to keep November light since we're so busy in October and then December.  That didn't really happen this year.  Maybe it will happen in January.

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