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Note: I wrote this post over a month and a half ago so it’s a bit outdated, but in the spirit of chronological order and not wasting what I’ve already typed, I’m posting it anyway.
How is it that two hours out in the sunshine can revitalize a person SO MUCH? Thank You, God!
Hadassah is two and a half and is turning into a young lady before my very eyes. She’s full of energy and intensity and I still have to remind her often to “be kind to Noah,” but yesterday while I was sweeping the floor she ran and got a washcloth and wet it and busily wiped down every surface she could reach in the bathroom. =) She routinely makes friends with strangers, loves any and every kind of food or drink, and the cognitive wheels in her little brain are turning at lightening speed. She’s my first child, so every new stage blows my mind. How is she old enough to understand cause and effect, if/then statements, emotions, and the concepts of “later” and “maybe”?
Noah is eight and a half months old and while he may be an easy going baby, he is no couch potato! He just started climbing stairs and pulling himself up on things. Everything goes in the mouth. He doesn’t have any teeth yet, and the hair is still pretty sparse; but his bright, knowing eyes, wide mouth, and toothless gums all contribute to the adorable “little old man” persona that he’s had since birth.
Noah is now ten months old and is a pro at walking along furniture. He has a big ol’ winning personality + two bottom teeth. The hair is coming, slowly but surely.
Cutting quilt blocks. I really, really, really want to get all my fabric scraps sewn into quilt/comforter tops before we move!
The blocks are cut and have been
stuffed sorted into boxes by quilt project. Currently I’m working on matching Sunday dresses for Hadassah and me.
Editing pictures. I was behind on editing all of the pictures I took of Hadassah, so I’m trying to do better at staying current with Noah’s pictures while catching up on Hadassah’s so I can tackle BOTH of their baby books.
This is encouraging. I actually have gotten some things done in the last month and a half since I wrote this post. =D Pictures are all edited and I just ordered a bunch of prints for frames + albums + grandparents and made photobooks for the grandmas. Just started on a family photobook.
On my list today is to catch up on some journaling for myself and for baby books, as well as organize a list of recipes that I want to create/tweak/update.
- M is for Mama podcast
- anything Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie
- Peace Child by Don Richardson(?)
- Reaching America by Gary Miller
Getting my two and a half year old to fall asleep for naps. We took her pacifier away for good the beginning of last week (it was causing more issues than it was helping). She’s always been a good napper and will usually nap for two hours in the afternoon, but ever since we took the pacifier away she has had serious issues falling asleep. She has some stuffed animals and a blanket but hasn’t really connected with any of those long term.
Any tips? Please share below what your toddler’s nap routine looks like and what has helped!
As a side note, today was the first day that she did NOT have trouble falling asleep. Perhaps our two hours outside before naps helped. =) Not so easy when it’s actively snowing and 22* outside….
I’m afraid I brought the pacifier back for bedtime.…
Currently working on
- apple crisp (just finished!)
- cookies and cream ice cream (finished this too)
- chocolate zucchini cake
- and about twenty others
We are still planning to move to Nebraska the end of June, so I will probably start packing before too long. Between now and then we also have to finish some renovations and sell our house, and Ryan is going on a two week mission trip to Togo to work in a hospital there. We have some friends we want to see, and some people we want to host, and let’s just say the empty weekends between now and the end of June are few and far between!
Well, I’ve started packing things like books, and fancy dishes, and decor. Ryan is back from Togo, and life stays busy,