Monday, August 23, 2010

Caterpillar's at the Park

Christian gets very excited about bugs. We happened upon a whole bunch of fuzzy caterpillars last Friday and well...forget the park! He didn't even touch the swings.
We ended up leaving not too soon after the discovery of the caterpillars, because he was in hysterics from a little girl wouldn't share her stale Cheetos's with him. (It was time for lunch!) The girl's mom didn't make her share with him, (my bad, forgot the snack.) Which I don't understand. I would have made Christian share. But then, I guess that's not teaching how to share? I have a lot to learn about being a mom...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Random pictures....

I had him try this hat on at Square Books Jr. and he didn't want to take it off!
This is us at the Memphis Zoo a few weeks ago. This is a really neat exhibit where you hold out a stick of bird food and the birds fly right to your stick. Needless to say we were there for an hour and a half!


Christian got up there and sat all on his own. Had to get a picture.

At the park.

Down the slide with Daddy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One of his many silly faces
Christian eating a snow cone

The hole in the wall

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Been so Long...

Well I think it's been a year since I've blogged? I am so bad! I'm pretty much the same with journal writing. You'd think I'd change because I have a kid now, but no. It's still just as hard to get on here and update our lives.

Hmm...Christian will be 2 next month! I can't believe how time has flown. Terrible two's! Yes I think we are already there. Don't get me wrong, he is my little angel, but boy can he throw a tantrum!

Christian is really into bugs, dinosaurs, pop-o's (popsicles),and lions right now. Today we caught a caterpillar in our garage and put it in a little glass jar. It was his entertainment for about 3 hours. He gets really excited about any kid of bug. It's pretty cute. The only thing is, is that he doesn't know how to be gentle with them. During my violin lesson today he came in to show me his caterpillar and sure enough, it's guts had been squished out of it's little body. He doesn't know the difference between alive and dead yet either.

For those of you who read this, and like books, I bought christian the cutest book called, "I Love Bugs." By Emma Dodd. It truly is a delightful book. The illustrations are bright and the read is very easy and fun.

...We have a mouse running around our house somewhere...?! Sunday before church I heard scratching in the wall and wondered what in the world I was hearing? Later that night the scratching started up again and I knew, something had to be in the wall! We could hear it right behind the outlet plate, so Jared unscrewed it and low-and-behold, a mouse was there chewing away little pieces of dry wall to get out! We couldn't get him out of the tiny hole so we taped a bucket on the wall and thought maybe he'd be enticed by a piece of cheese. We ended up going to bed cause it was so late, and in the middle of the night we heard the bucket fall off the wall! It scared the heck out of me. We figured the mouse must have gotten out. The hole had gotten huge! I'll have to post a picture. We really wanted to wake Christian when we saw it was a mouse. I could see his little face poking out of the hole when we first took off the plate. He would have loved it. But I didn't want to put him back to bed we didn't. But he was visibly excited the next morning when I showed him the hole and told him a mouse lived in it!

Last Thursday I took Christian to the Dr.'s thinking he might have an ear infection. Yes, he did. In fact, the Dr. told me he was wheezing and she was concerned. We had to give him a breathing treatment in the office, and it was horrible! But he has done quite well with the breathing treatments at home. He has this nasty hacking cough but other than that he's doing quite well now.
He is such an inquisitve little guy. Always wanting to touch things. I took him to a jewelry store today and he wanted to touch everything we saw. I gave him a plastic orange bracelet and he knew exactly what to do with it! Jared would have loved that...
Christian keeps me quite busy most of the day, when he's not taking a nap. We tried finger paint the other day and that was a mess! He likes to do things his way, does that sound familiar?
He loves being outside and running around wild. Soon I will put him in a little tumbling class for toddlers and I hope he'll be able to get some energy out that way. It is just too hot out here to be outside for very long.
Sorry this post is all over the place. I feel that there is so much that has happened that I should update everyone on!
I better quit before I'm ahead. I'll try this again next week!