Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bedtime Already :(

Cody is such a happy boy, but has started to despise going to bed...He just wants to keep playing! He does, however, like the process of getting ready for bed, so I thought I would share our routine with you. It starts in the bathtub, Cody really loves to pour water from one cup to another and set up then knock his ducks and toys off the edge.
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After about a half hour or forty-five minutes and some very wrinkled fingers and toes, I help Cody put his toys away and we get out of the tub. The next step is to brush teeth. Cody loves this step, I think more for the way the toothpaste tastes than the actual brushing, but that is ok.

After we brush our teeth, we go downstairs and watch one of our now numerous truck videos and give Dad a hug and kiss goodnight, then it is time to read a couple books and go to sleep.

We are trying to get Cody ready for his transition to the big boy bed...so we read his stories in the toddler bed, then get in the crib for sleeping.
Since we have a video monitor, I can see Cody's personal bedtime routine which includes reading stories to his monkey and saying goodnight to the trucks, tractors, and walls in his room. He really is tooooo cute!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Summer of Fun

As we prepare for baby Craig, I am making sure to give Cody lots and lots of love. He loves to be outside, but with temperatures in the 90's it has been hard. We wait for shade in the back yard and play in turtle sandbox that Coco brought down for us. I have taken nesting to a whole new level...Jason has been busy the last 4 or 5 weeks completing projects for me. He re-did the walkway in the front, installed a new kitchen sink, put in french doors where the sliding glass door was, and perhaps the biggest project, he installed wood floors in the living and dining room. It was cute to see Cody working with Dad. He would take his small tape measure over and try to trade it for Dad's. He had to try on the knee pads,
and of course had to take a break with Dad.

I can say that I think we are ready for the baby to arrive, but I am still anxious to have two small children in the house. I am also preparing to go back to work. After my experience with Cody, I am trying to make sure that all the details are worked out before the baby comes. My application to go Full-time to Part-time has been approved and I now just need to go in and sign the paperwork. Jason and I are staying close to home, because it really could be any day now. My sister Leah is excited to come visit and possibly see the baby be born...She has asked me if I could plan to have the baby in 2 1/2 weeks. I told her I would put my order in, but that God was in control of that. It would be nice to have the baby early, since my family will be here for Tom and Joanna's wedding, but as my mom says, you shouldn't plan on an early baby.