Wednesday, October 10, 2007
A little of life these days...
So today when I got Asher up from his nap, I put him straight into his highchair because he didn't really eat lunch. I made him a little pb&j and as I put the pieces onto his tray he spit his binky out and said "Mmmmm" very enthusiastically. I thought it was so cute. It's so funny to see the things that little kids pick up on. Lately, Asher and I have been reading a lot of books and practicing our animal sounds. The other day I walked into his room and he was looking at a book and saying "oo-oo-aa-aa" (you know, like a monkey), don't worry that he wasn't looking at a picture of a monkey, but I thought it was so funny. I love that he is actually remembering some of the things I am trying to teach him.
We have had a very busy week so far! On Monday, Asher and I went with our friends the Banner's to the petting zoo at Thanksgiving point. My friend Andrea has 2 little boys, one is not too much older than Asher, and they LOVE to play together. I was so surprised how interested in the animals Asher was. I thought he wouldn't really care, but he loved it. He would reach and pet them and poke they're noses. He got a little scared when the huge Clydesdale (sp?) horses neighed while we were standing right next to them. It was so loud and Asher started to cry - sad! You get a free pony ride with admission, so I took Asher on it. He wasn't really sure what to think of it. I think he was enjoying it at one point as he was smiling, but then he was very unsure of the big animal that he was sitting on. Speaking of animal sounds while reading books, it turns out that that is really education for the parents, which I discovered during my day at the petting zoo. I would point to an animal and try to make the sound and found that I was very unsure if I was doing the right sound for the right animal. I had to keep asking Andrea if that was the right sound. I guess we're not surprised that Asher was making the monkey sound while looking at another animal!:) Just kidding, I swear I say the right sounds when I'm reading to him. Maybe it's just the pregnancy getting to my brain!
Besides that and another play group today, we have been everywhere from Roberts (many times!), to Target, to the mall, to my work to pick up my check to, to get Asher's hair cut (by Aunt Ashley), to the card exchange for my ward last night...sigh! I have even been 100% at making dinner so far. Yes, I am aware that it's only Wed, so that's not really saying much, but still!! I am definately looking forward to doing nothing this evening. Here are some pictures of my handy work after my many trips to Roberts. I have to say that I was quite pleased with myself, I couldn't stop looking at it! The shelf on the left needs another pumpkin in the corner I think!
Ok, so wreaths are so dang expensive! I just couldn't bring myself to purchase one, instead I thought I might attempt making one. I was not completely disappointed, although I think the raffia needs a little help. Not bad though, for like $5(everything was 50% off at Roberts!), eh?!
So, on a completely unrelated side note, I would like to give you all a gift. I'm sure most of you have seen stuff like this, so it's not really much of a gift. But a few months back, I noticed that my link list was growing, and it was taking so long to check blogs. So long, that I didn't really like to do it anymore. I know, tough life. But I love the blogging world, and wanted to be able to stay connected. So my sister Whit introduced me to Bloglines. On this site, you can sign up for a free account, where you can subscribe to everyone's blog on your link list (if it's through another kind of site, like typepad, it won't work, and private blogs don't work either) and all the new posts will show up automatically when you visit your account. So all I have to do everyday, is click on the little bloglines icon on my blog, click on "feeds", and all the new posts show up. It's brilliant, and seriously saves so much time. It is a little lame when I want to leave a comment, cause I have to go back to the actual blog, but that's not a big deal. You have to go to the blog to see videos too, but it's just nice to go to one place and see where the new posts are, and then you can go to each blog if you want. There usually aren't more than a few in one day. I'm sure there are other options out there too. But it's just the idea that is great, so that you don't have to waste time visiting a million links that don't have any new posts. Ok, so there is my gift to you, check it out. Sorry this post ended up being so stinkin' long!