I’m getting back on the blogging wagon! My mom keeps urging me to “share all this stuff” with the world. That may just be a few relatives :) but it’s nice to have a place to tuck away memories. You can only put so many details on Facebook! With that, let journaling begin!
Yesterday we went to the forest. Right now it’s freezing outside and the trails are a mix of frost and mud. So we took the kids to the indoor area. They have a very small museum of sorts upstairs, and a small activity center for the kids below. It was in the middle of being revamped, but the kids didn’t seem to mind. This was a new place! To run around! With new blocks and books and things to line up!
They have a small bird watching areas downstairs too. I imagine this is where the adults go to hide away? We discussed birds with the kids. Jack is obsessed with woodpeckers right now. A turkey walked up to the window. When I remarked that they didn’t seem to mind the cold, an older employee who happened to be walking by responded with “They don’t care! They don’t care at all!” as she shook her fist. I half expected her to tell me they don’t give a shit ;)
Later that night we threw some dinner together and offered Jackson a plate of what WE were all having, instead of something separate. He took a few bites of the burger and ate nearly 2 applesauces. He didn’t mind the rice, potatoes or broccoli on his plate, so that’s progress! He finished before us so he decided to play with his food. We are all about touching and exploring food. Those OT lessons were good for all of us! So when Jackson used the parts of his meal to build a nest?
So proud. He told us it was a nest:
“Look it’s a nest! For a woodpecker!”
He speaks clear as day. His voice has always had a song in it. A happiness. When he speaks sentences like that? It’s literally music to our ears.
So that’s what we did with our Monday off as a family. We also hit up the psychologist for a discussion about potty-training for Jackson. Yeah! And discussed the benefits of getting a dog (his doctor highly approves, so maybe that is something we will finally pursue!)
Oh and if you’re looking for Everly, you can probably find her here doing this:
Unless she needs her diaper changed. In which case she will bring you a diaper and lay on the floor expectantly. Leaving you stunned. Or maybe she’s playing an instrument. Both kids love music so much and it brings me joy to watch them discovering it on their own!
And last but not least, one of my docs at work that I adore saw this shirt, and because of the sign hanging at my desk, thought of me:
Yep, that sounds about right!!