Sunday, January 12, 2014

I Love Lamp

And the frigid temps continued here...enough that they closed school for a 2nd day in a row!  I just read an article that states that Minneapolis/St Paul is ranked the most consistently cold city during the core winter months (December, January and February.)  This is based on 30-years of average temps, for the 100 most populous cities in the U.S.  Sigh...

Anyway, after 2.5 weeks, Ava finally went back to school on Wednesday!  I got SO much done on Wednesday and Thursday, with her being out of the house!  There are still a ton of projects to do around the house, but we're knocking them out, when we find the time.  Now that we have the major furniture in place, I've moved into the decorating phase.  We don't have anything on our walls yet, but that's okay - I need to think about what we're going to put up, and where.  All in due time! :)

Since we had an extra day to spend together, I pretty much ran out of fun projects for us to do.  Luckily, I had one last thing for us to was something I wanted to do last winter, but never got around to it.  Ava and I tested our skills at candy making!  Well, not MAKING, as much as melting and molding.  It was messy, but fun - and the end result was pretty darn good!  They are two layers - peppermint candy cane and dark chocolate.  YUM!  The nice thing is that this candy mold can also be used as flowers, so I told Ava we'll make a spring time version once the snow is gone!

Garrett's doing so well...he's consistently sleeping through the night.  I generally put him to bed around 10pm, and then have to wake him up at 6:45 to eat.  Things will shift a little bit after I go back to work, but at least we know he will sleep through the night.  Whew...  We had his 2-month appointment, and he's doing well...his growth is on track, and he took his vaccines like a champ.  A crying champ, but a champ, nonetheless! :)

He's such a happy little guy.  And he appears to be fascinated with our Tiffany-style lamp that we have.  He stares at it, smiles at it, and I'm sure he'll be talking to it shortly.  We already find him talking to his puppies on his mobile, and he coos at us.  I love this stage!

It's my last week at home before I go back to work, and I've got a full list of things to do.  But, I want to be sure to take some time to enjoy the moments with G before his daycare adventure.  These last 11 weeks have flown by...but at least it's been fun!

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