Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Friday Night is Movie Night

By Fridays everyone in our house is spent.  Rather than fight the battles to share toys, dry the tears from accidental bumps and bruises and beg/cheat/steal for the kids to stop running around the house- we watch a movie.  Generally Emily doesn't sit for it, she doesn't really seem into movies.  But last week, this is what happened.  And it was blissful.

They each bundled up with their popcorn and I got about 45 minutes of this.  It was awesome.  It was lovely.  I saw a peek into what could be!

We started movie night years ago and it's been one of the best parenting decisions yet.  I love this tradition.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

While The Cat Is ...

After we get Nolan on the school bus, Emily comes inside and asks "want to read books in Nolan's bed?" almost every day.  It's adorable.  I love it, sometimes we burrow under covers, sometimes we don't but it's cute.  And Nolan does NOT like that we are in his room/bed when he's not home.  Not one bit.

It makes me think, for a split second, that we should move Emily from her crib to a bed.  I think she'd LOVE a bed.  We'd love a bed to lay in to play or read books etc BUT (and this is a big but-tee hee hee) after all the crap Nolan gave us surrounding bedtime, coming out of his room, refusing to go to his bed, stay in his bed, stay in his room etc, I can't do it.  I just can't choose to move Emily to a bed.

Sure, she MAY stay in her bed.  Sure she MAY be different from Nolan and not give us any bedtime issued (one can pray, right?) but why would we even go there unless it was necessary.  Emily is a climber, but she's not a faller.  So while she likes to perch herself on the top of the crib, she has not yet gone over.  She has not climbed out.

So, it looks like Nolan's just going to have to get over the fact that we lay in his bed and read.  Or cover up our tracks better.  Because we're not moving her to a bed prematurely.  Nope, no way.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hello Again

Ok Ok, I'm going to try to get back into this.  I'm going to try to make an effort.  So here's these two dearies.  They love wearing their snow pants in the house, especially Emily.  We are doing well here.  We've found a groove.  Nolan is doing great at school and decent at home.  Emily is potty trained (for the most part) and starting to display some typical two-year-old behavior- but it's kind of funny.

So all in all we're in a good spot.  I've got my fingers crossed that things continue in this manner.  These kids are fun right now, they are STARTING to play together.  They are starting to talk to each other.  They are starting to play on their own.  It's magical when it happens.