Ok I totally had a – wish I had my camera at the ready – moment (yes amazingly enough I DID NOT have my camera out and ready !!!), yesterday we tried giving Emanuel his first taste of homo milk. I got another straw sippy cup only green instead of purple, put some milk in it and handed it to him… YUCK he took one sip made this AWFUL face and almost threw the cup away! It was hilarious. We had to convince him that his water cup had water in it he so did NOT trust us! Apparently it is mother’s milk or nothing but water right now, I figure I will start adding it to his cereal so he is at least getting some and then try the milk in a cup a little over time. It was just too funny!
Sadly we did NOT make it to church yesterday. At midnight Friday night we could still hear who we assume was Zander chatting away to himself – perfectly happy, so he woke up perfectly TIRED. Emanuel had an uneasy sleep waking up fully around 6 am – Ken got up with him then and then at 7:30 I took over. By the time 10:30 rolled around Emanuel was asleep and church was at 11:15. Instead we all went out to Walmart to look at Emanuel’s pictures…
Is life ever simple? Turns out he blinked in the PACKAGE SHOT! Ack… so our cards (the 40 I ordered) my 5X7 with wallets around and my free 8X10 were fine, the package – well I really do not need a bunch of pictures of a baby who looks DRUGGED! At least we do not have to go back and do another set. Instead she is taking one of our other poses to get printed as the package and since the shot she chose was our free 8X10 she is ordering me another 8X10 (free) of a different pose as well! So all in all not horrible, it does mean our pictures are going to be sent out later than I would like but oh well! I still have to get our 8X10 of the big boys (to replace their 2yr on the wall) and the wallets I took of the two together and Emanuel alone printed out since I KNOW the package is not big enough for all our extended family AND friends. So it looks like March – not too bad, after all their birthdays are in February only.
Today we had Emanuel fingerpainting for the very first time! We took pictures and video it was great fun, luckily I stripped him down to his diaper only since he got it on his legs, chest, even his diaper. We had him fingerpaint on a white paper and then after he was done he painted on the brown paper taped to the picnic table so I plan on keeping that and using it on a scrapbook page. With the pictures we took of course. Zander and Gavin still refuse to so I think I may look for some paintbrushes for them.
It has been a busy day of firsts, he also had his first Mumm-Mumm cookie (rice based cookie) and though at first he did not know what to do with it he really caught on quickly. Another cute moment and I DID get pictures… and video!
Sadly the two little chirpy birds that you shook to make noise got ruined in the wash last night, while we were out today we looked everywhere for them – the twins got them when they were wee things from Karyn’s parents… I have not seen any anywhere. They were more than a little upset about them getting wrecked, I think it was going through the dryer, at least this is a good time for them to be wrecked, Easter stuff is coming out so if a store is going to have them it would be now. I am not planning anything major for Easter this year… I know that Ken’s folks always do baskets and the like in Minnesota but since the boys do not get much sugar or chocolate I think I may just get them each a little Easter toy or book. I do have to get my usual Easter cards for each of our godchildren though.
Ugh Emanuel has picked up the high pitched screech when he runs out of snacks in his cups or trays. Now I wonder where he learned that… Gavin… we are trying to get him to use the baby sign for "more" but no luck yet. Or even say "more" that would be brilliant!
I lucked out when I stopped in at one of the dollar stores in town – somehow they had gotten in some older cross stitch patterns for $2.00 a piece! I got 3 Christmas and one of two kids in a garden. Go figure! I still need to go to the one downtown to get some scrapbooking pages for Emanuel’s birthday and see if they have a curved corner trimmer for photos. We got some wallets sized over Christmas that were trimmed like that and it looked so nice, I think I remember seeing one at the store downtown but I KNOW Walmart has one, just I would think it would be cheaper at the dollar store.
It has been nice having Ken home for a long weekend (today is Family Day). He is doing much better over time, we are able to get out a little more before his toe starts to throb, and when he is sitting he is not in any great deal of pain. I am not sure if he will eventually go in for another x-ray or what but there does not seem to be any visible swelling or bruising anymore. Sucks that he has to go back to work tomorrow. If only we could all of a sudden win a billion dollars and then BAM he could stay home… yah right! My mom has been gone the whole time to Saskatchewan. Luckily she is home again way before Wednesday. I am debating if this Wednesday we may not just take Emanuel swimming – we have a ton of groceries, I imagine it should only take me minutes to get the items I need for the meals for the next week so that would leave lots of time to either go visit or if the pool is open – swim. I think if I am CAREFUL my bikini should hold up. That is definately something I am going to get after I am all done having kids – a really nice FITTED bathingsuit with LOTS of support. I would love to go to one of those stores that only sells swimwear and get one of those pricey numbers. Just not right now.
Hmmm so much to do everyday I just feel like I cannot keep up. We are going to make a big push this week to get the apartment tidy so we do not have to worry for a while – well we can hope right? At least we got the kitchen basically done tonight.