T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Little Grover...

I'm a little behind on some postings since T Rex Dad went back to work this week and I'm with both kids during the day. We're still working on getting our routine down but T Rex is making some amazing strides toward helping.

He is starting to go down for his naps on his own meaning I don't have to sit with him for 10-20 minutes until he falls asleep - this is a huge help if I'm feeding the baby. We've also started doing this at night, too. It was a little challenging at first but he seems to like the idea of either "Daddy" or "Mama" coming in to "check". And he also gets to have his moon nightlight on until he's asleep and he REALLY likes that.

School is going good - I had a big assignment due this week which I just completed and submitted. It was a group project - I hate group projects but I'm learning to be a good member of the group (I prefer to just do things myself). Anyone else think they're more efficient on their own? (I feel horrible for saying that but at least I'm honest, right?)

T Rex Dad had a good week at work and managed to get away for a work out every day this week. I, too, have started back with my work outs - some how the baby knows when I've been on the elliptical for 10 minutes because that's when she decides to wake up! But we did get three 40 minute walks in and I did get 2 full Pilates workouts and about an hour total of elliptical time. Guess it's good to start back slow after not working out for nearly 7 months!

Last week we also took our first family outing to a restaurant for sushi - Baby Girl slept the entire time and T Rex enjoyed being his entertaining self. Everyone knows us there and had missed seeing us. T Rex always asks our server to "sit down" in an insistingly voice. The photo is from our sushi outing. He loves wearing his Grover sweatshirt (an amazing thrift shop find for $0.99). This photo makes me smile - I hope it does the same for you!

More to come as I completed an awesome baby gift. However, duty calls - I have to get everyone ready to go to our family Valentines Day exchange.

Happy Heart Day!


septembermom said...

Happy Heart Day to you too! Love the picture of you and T-Rex. That's great that you guys got to have a nice dinner. I'm sure T-Rex loved being the star :)

Sounds like you're busy all the time now. Knowing you, I'm sure there is always a beautiful smile on your face. Though I know it may be tough to smile for every one of those late night feedings :) I remember those days!

Emily said...

Glad you are doing well with both of those cuties on your own.

I TOTALLY agree with liking to do things alone. So much easier! Even...I hate to say it...Visiting Teaching. :0 It's just so much easier figuring out your own schedule than everyone elses!

Love your smile.

Ginger said...

Congratulations! I just got done reading all the posts to when your ittle girl was born. She is beautiful and you look great! Way to go!

I'm excited to see if she turns out to be the accomplished pianist that you are. I'm working on a piece that you mastered in a couple weeks in high school - so I think of you often when I'm practicing it.

I'm so glad that your little girl is an angel and you are able to keep up with all that you do. And I'm learning how to work better in a group....I'd prefer alone though. I think that's probably the perfectionist in us coming out.

Good luck and enjoy that little one.

Nina said...

I still need to figure out how to get my little man to go to bed with out me. I always have to lay down with him. Most nights it is 10 minutes and he is out but it would be so nice if he just went to bed in his own bed every night. Someday!

I just don't know how you do all you do especially school.

Good for you for getting back to your workouts. I started recently and have already stopped again. My discipline is awful.

Jenners said...

I love that T-Rex is such a good little brother. And I just don't get how you manage to keep it together with two kids AND school!