Wednesday, August 27, 2008

busy weekend

Mama and baby Picco had a very busy weekend.....first, we had a playdate with Jenn and her niece, Chloe....they played in the yard for a bit and then went for a walk to the park. I don't think Julien made a good impression on Chloe....he kept kicking her in the wagon and stealing her juice....

Then, later that day his Godfather came over and we attempted to go to the Ottawa Ex, but we could not find parking anywhere so we settled for the little fair at the local mall.

Sunday was another busy day....we headed up to my aunt and uncle's new cottage on Golden Lake (1.5hr drive) where we had lunch and played on the beach....he's such a trooper!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

returning to work

Today I will be returning to work....part time of course. I am going back to my old job, 3-4 days a month.

It feels so strange to be up this morning, getting ready and knowing that in 2 hours or so I will be dropping off my son for someone else to watch while I go to work....

I am fortunate that my mom or mother -in-law will be looking after him on these few days, but it still feels very odd.....

Wish me luck

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

the magic of giggles

It always seems to amaze me the power my son has over little cry breaks my heart, but a giggle sends me soaring with happiness.

He has the most infectious laugh I have ever heard from a little one. We were in a waiting room the other day, and he had been cooped up in his stroller for about 3 was getting difficult to amuse him, so I took his little purple hippo that is meant for a bathtub, and started to give him kisses with it.....

Well, he just roared with laughter. There was a woman (a bit crotchity if I do say so myself) who looked at me with the biggest smile on her face when she heard him.....oh, it just melts my heart to hear him giggle

Monday, August 18, 2008

my little cutie pie

We attended a first birthday bbq yesterday for my cousins little was so cute to see the 4 little ones running/crawling around. My niece and nephew are 18.5 mths, Julien is 13.5 months, and Teagan is 12 mths.....only downfall is the pool in the backyard, there is no secondary fence, so you really have to keep a close eye on them..... Julien doesn't really like the big pool all that much, but he has a blast in the little one!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

fat lip

well, Julien experienced his first fat lip today.

He was playing with a toy, and then started screaming....I figured he hit himself in the head, or dropped it on his toe.

He kept his mouth covered, and I gave him lots of kisses and cuddles...then I saw blood. My first thought was that he had knocked a tooth out....I got a cloth, wiped his mouth and then saw his swollen upper lip.....

I felt bad, but he looks so cute I had to smile.....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

gymboree play centre

Today we went to Gymboree with my Cousins wife and his daughter...she is 6 weeks younger than Julien.

He had a pretty good tie---enjoyed running around with the balls more than anything else...he is not a very adventurous kid when you try and get him to do something....he wouldn't play on the air log, didn't want to do most of the parachute play....but he still enjoyed himself.

I just wish it wasn't so expensive.....$40 membership fee, and $65 a was free though.....

He tired himself out, and now I have a few minutes of quiet time while he naps

Monday, August 11, 2008

toys here, toys in the kitchen cupboard?

My toddler is extremely active - he loves to do laps of the main floor, including the kitchen. On thursday, he was running around with hubby while I got dinner ready.....he likes to carry toys in his hands as he runs.

His latest fascination is that the cupboards open. SO, yesterday, hubby went to get something from the pantry, and what met him was a little horse and a little zoo keeper, that go with my sons little people toys.....sitting on the shelf next to our rice....just at his height. It was so funny, made us chuckle

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I'm such a mom

Hubby and I attended a wedding on Friday night. I didn't know many people there, but, we would be chatting and kids would come of course, I had to pull out the photo of my beautiful little boy!

I thought after, wow....I used to think people were nuts when they showed strangers pics of their kids.....such a mom thing...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Diaper changing 101

Apparently, I didn't take this class.

My son does not like to have his diaper changed....he would rather sit in a filthy diaper, than lie still for 1 minute so I can clean him up and change him.

Picture it, he's lying on the floor, I am trying to pin him down with my body, undo the current diaper, wipe and apply cream, and attach new diaper. I am a relatively small person, only 5'2" I have little arms and hands.....

He twists, he turns - all the while screaming in my ear.....he escapes.......the diaper is hanging on by one tab, he is running all over the room thinking I am playing a game...and he falls down.....poop all over him and the carpet......

I scoop him up, and try pinning him down again....he squirms, twists, and now poop all over mommy too......

Finally, after about a 20 minute struggle, we have a clean diaper on a clean bum.....and clean floors.

But, he's ya gotta love him!