Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh the Wonderful things Mr Scooch can do...

If I didn't have a pressing date with the Wii tonight, I would make this rhyme, but since Lego Star Wars is calling my name, this is all you get:

He can play the piano
He can eat rocks, legos, leaves, lint, stickers, nut shells and Cheerios
He can rearrange the tupperware cabinet, kids dishes, and dishwasher too.
He can say ow, no no no!, and da da (although he technically doesn't know what this means and is simply repeating noises).
He can play patty cake
He can turn off the TV with the remote (although I don't think its intentional)
He still scooches, although he will break into the real thing when not in a terrible hurry
He can pull cords and nightlights out of sockets.
He can bite (now he has a tooth on top, Ouch!)
He pulls hair (hence the ability to repeat Ow. He hears it often)
He can annoy Kiwi (she told me the other day she wishes we didn't have a baby. She's taking to putting up barriers in front of the playroom to keep him out. I told those kids they didn't want him to start crawling).
He can melt your heart with his head tilt. I'll have to get it on camera. It is sooo cute!

Oh the wonderful things Mr Scooch can do. He is a cutie, through and through!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Four More Months

The final semester has started; only four more months until it is all done with. Here I am working on homework yet again. But, on the bright side, the semester looks like it will be easier than the last.

I have been talking with the Director of Operations at my company, talking about future positions that would be available for me. I would think that I have enough understanding of the products to be able to move into a number of different roles in the organization. It will be interesting to see what I can get into. The real question is salary. The company isn't known for their pay, even when you get a new position.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Learning To Play Like a Girl

I think I've mentioned before that our little Kiwi is quite the girl. She just eats up all things pink and dress up and dancing and tea party and princess and make up and jewelry...its just way too girl for me to understand. So, in an effort to understand my Kiwi a little more, I indulged her girly tendencies.
-We dressed up in Princess dresses. She was Snow White with matching shoes that she got for Chirstmas. I dressed in the prom dress my mom made for me. We even put on Jewelry for the occasion. The tiara from my wedding was perfect.
-We had a tea party with a flower table cloth, matching napkins, and table decorations collected by Kiwi throughout the house. I showed her how to drink her juice with dainty sips while sticking out her pinky finger. She thought that was funny.
A few days later we continued the fun with dress up combined with a ballet recital. We made a stage out of the front window complete with lighting. She gathered all her stuffed animals to watch. This eventually turned into more photojournalism fun as she experimented with the camera's timing feature to take a few group shots (since dad wasn't home).
All in all, we had a lot of fun together. I am so grateful for the chance I had to finally play with my little girl on her terms. I am so glad I held on to all those high school dance dresses and bridesmaids dresses. I also am glad I held on to the frilly tablecloth we never use, so I could have it for this occasion. I hate to admit this, but I'm kind of looking forward to doing it again.

*Quick disclaimer: for those with pack rat tendencies, do not use this post to justify your behavior. Sure, I was able to use these things I've been holding on to forever, but believe me when I say it is the exception, not the rule.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Major Life Event!

There are several different milestones of childhood. There are all the babyhood ones: crawling, walking, talking, pottytraining. Thankfully most of them we don't remember.
Then there are the milestones of kid-dom that we all remember with fondness or terror, depending on what they were (or who your parents are). The first day of school, the Christmases where you believed in Santa Claus, learning to ride a bike.
G-man experienced one of the more memorable life events yesterday. He lost his first tooth. It had been loose for a few months and finally came out (with a little help from mom). The cool thing is one of his best friends from school lost the same tooth over the Christmas break. The tooth fairy brought him a one dollar coin that he is already planning on taking to the dollar store.
I am so excited to see my boy grow up but sad at the same time. For some reason this milestone seems so much bigger than starting school and riding a bike. It just seems that those teeth are the last bit of baby he has left and once there gone I have to admit he's growing up.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Staying Up Late

We were over at some friends house to celebrate New Year's Eve: play some games, eat some food, and converse the night away. Great time for all. G-man and Kiwi were watching Star Wars Clone Wars, and Kiwi fell asleep, of course. She had been asking to get into PJs by 9 PM, and was looking quite tired. G-man made it all the way through the movie. Whats more, he came out of the back room where they were watching the movie, and started watching the game we all were playing. Then he wanted to play Wii. It was so close to midnight, that we encouraged him to stay up until the new year, and he got to see the ball drop and everything. On the way home in the car, he was quite excited that it was past midnight. Who knew our six year old could stay up that late and be fully functional?