Archive | Memory Monday RSS feed for this section

“That is why I love you all the way to 64!”

20 May

Mack is learning what numbers mean and today while putting sunscreen on his face he worried about me getting sunscreen in his eyes (hasn’t happened yet but seriously why are children suddenly so squirrely when you apply sunscreen? Is it the anticipation of going outside to play perhaps?). I let him know I would be careful and that if he held still it would make it easier for me to not get it into his eyes. That’s when he proclaimed “That’s why I love you all the way to 64!” Well, I’m not sure exactly what that means, but his tone of voice and big smile let me know that this meant quite a bit!

The boys have grown so much over the past year. Year, did I just say that? I sure did, can’t believe a year has gone by so quickly! They have grown up so much and continue to amaze me each day.

We had so much fun this week. We made paper bag puppets, checked out some fun books, and gave mom her mother’s day gift. All these will be posts for a later time in more detail but for now I wanted to get some of my thoughts down.

Little one is not so little any more. His favorite word it “no!” and “right now!’ Gentle reminders of ‘more please’ rather than ‘right now!’ are a daily occurrence. He is becoming independent and learning just how powerful words are.

Here is a sneak peek at a puppet we made. Find out what he and his friends are in the next post

What am I?

What am I?

Hope you have sunshine where you are!

Nanny G

Advertisements

“Hey little lady, can you get my frisbee?”

21 Mar

Oh, kids. They truly say the most interesting things at times don’t they?! Hence the reason my days are so full of fun, smiles, and laughter, and sometimes challenges (which I enjoy, as there is never a dull moment with two busy boys!)

The title of this post is what Mack said atop his play structure to the “little lady” up on her ¬†balcony from a home behind us. It was all I could do to keep from laughing out loud! Tried to get it again naturally on video, but to no avail. Etched in my memory for sure ūüôā ¬†Thankfully the “little lady” from next door did not hear his plea (although at some point I am sure we will have our frisbee back).

It has been months since I have written on this blog and g-ma kindly reminded me of this a few weeks back. Now that I have a decent sized screen, compared to the 10.1 inch netbook I was using previously, I hope I am¬†more consistent in my posts for g-ma, aunties, uncles, mom, dad, and all you wonderful followers. ūüôā

Much has happened in the past few months. Little One, is not so little any more. He is climbing, and saying many new words. Also amazing me daily with his comprehension of more complex things.

Both boys are great lovers of books and are always thrilled going together for a trip to the library. This has been a joy of mine to see their love of books, for it is in books that we learn and new worlds open up to us.

Machine books

Will be back again by early next week with some new updates!

take care,

Nanny G

p.s. For the record, she was a little lady. Adorable for sure, but not sure she would want to be told she was little.

 

“Look at prikes peak”

30 Oct

Today I had a lovely time with the boys at the park. Mack pipes up while I was pushing him in the swing. “Look at prikes¬†peak, its beautiful.”¬†(Incase you are¬†new here and were wondering, he is 5 years old.) Took me a moment to realize he meant pikes peak. He noted that there was snow up on the mountain (although what he was pointing to was not pikes peak, I believe). The sun was out and it was about 68 today, big change from the snow we had last week.

Today we made two batches of play dough and a volcano with the leftover play dough we made priorly. (Post to come soon of the volcano fun!) Mack enjoyed pouring the vinegar into the volcano and watch the lava come down the sides.

Little one enjoyed the park as well. He squealed with delight and the excitement he felt could hardly be contained in his little body, when he saw a train go by at the park. He was pointing and dancing and then looking at me as if to say, do you see that?! He also delighted and noticed each airplane that went overhead.

Mack also received a new pair of shoes today. To say he is a shoe fanatic is an understatement. Doesn’t matter whose they are, it’s always ‘shoe, shoe’ and he tries them on. He very much enjoyed walking in his new shoes.

There was a moment this evening that we explored in the yard together. He discovered a small bit of water in a container in the yard and enjoyed putting leaves and grass in it. Always makes me stop and see the wonder in the small things when a child does this.

It was a lovely sunny day here in Colorado, with a beautiful sunset.

Nanny G

“There is a baby sleeping and it is, like my brother”

25 Oct

 

I hear pitter¬†patter of little feet going past the room I am in towards the bathroom. Mack’s¬†little voice pipes up¬†(in all seriousness)”And actually, would you please be quiet? Because there is a baby sleeping and it is, like, my bother.”¬†I burst out laughing (best laugh I have had in weeks)¬†as I am rocking his brother to sleep. There is no way I could have contained this laughter, you would be laughing as well if you could have heard the tone of his voice as he said it. He was speaking to the man working on the tile and as the older brother wanted to make sure this gentleman understood his brother was sleeping. This sure made my job easier!

Earlier that morning we were playing in the playroom and Mack was having a challenging time sharing with his brother. Here is the conversation that ensued:

Me: ‘Sometimes we have to share our space and things even when we don’t want to. But, there are times we can have things to ourselves. When your brother is sleeping is a great time you can have your things to yourself.’

A bit of time passes…

Me: ‘I am the oldest in my family and I shared sometimes, even when I didn’t want to.’

A thoughtful look comes across Mack’s face and he earnestly asks

Mack: ‘Sarah, did you get Fruster..ratted sometimes?”

Me: ‘Yes, sometimes I did get frustrated’

I really enjoy how Mack is putting things together that he knows such as that I would get frustrated just like him. Also the bigger words he is using in context are enjoyable to hear.

We also painted pumpkins today. Mack has been pretty adamant about doing things on his own without me so I assumed this might be the case and gave him his paints and pumpkin. It was his pumpkin and if he wanted to share he would let me know. He was painting along and then suddenly said “Actually, I would like you to paint with me” I gladly obliged.

We then looked at some pictures of pumpkins with faces and he determined that some of them looked scary. I had the idea to paint an example on paper of what we could do to the next pumpkin. He was more than happy to paint a happy face with me on the next pumpkin. Here is our two-sided boy-girl pumpkin.

Little one continues¬†using new sounds and is really trying to communicate the word banana. I had given him some banana on his tray and set the rest on the counter. He points his little index finger at the counter and says ‘blah, blah.’¬† That same day as daddy was leaving for work instead of saying the usual ‘da da,’ he pipes up¬†‘daddy, daddy.’ He is becoming more¬†toddler like every day. Looking back on pictures of him his baby face has certainly gone away and he very much looks more like a toddler.

Make good memories and savor them!

Nanny G

p.s. had some technical difficulities with my posts recently. Appreciate your patience with me uploading them ūüôā

%d bloggers like this: