Archive for April, 2011
We had a MARVELOUS day with Alistair for Easter. Michael is a little under the weather, but other than that, it was a good day!
So we haven’t posted in a LONG time… and it has come to our attention that not EVERYONE is on “THE FACEBOOK,” and that the friends and family who are not into the social networking still may want some updates of our goings on and updates of the growing boy. SO we are once again vowing to be better bloggers… we promise…. really… we mean it this time.
So since we last blogged… Alistair has been growing like a weed. He is a full-fledged TODDLER!!! And man is it taking some getting used to. Everyday is filled with joy, wonderment, exhaustion and frustration for ALL THREE OF US. Every time Alistair says a new word or phrase, or learns something new it is amazing… unless of course it is a new temper tantrum technique. This week’s new language developments are, “Awesome,” “frog,” “apple” and “Bye Daddy.” He is particularly proud about the “bye daddy” accomplishment and says it to Michael even if he is just going into the kitchen, or just stepping away 3 feet from him. It is pretty cute. Today we dyed Easter eggs and had an indoor hunt and looked for Alistair’s Easter basket, there may be a video of all that posted soon.
Most of our time is spent with Alistair, but when we are not hanging out with him, we are working out (Michael finally joined the gym with me and now he is my work out buddy), I have lost 28 lbs and he has lost 7 or 8. Before you think I am defying the laws of men and women and actually losing more than him you should know that I started trying about 5 months ago and he just started a couple weeks ago, I am sure he will quickly surpass me. I am still very into my hobbies of knitting and genealogy. I am nearly finished with an Easter Vest for Alistair (pictures to come) and have also finally finished my first sock, something I have wanted to do for a long time. now I just need to make the other one, so i have a pair.
Michael is still an avid golfer. He had the opportunity to golf in Hawaii on our vacation and was thrilled to make this season’s first birdie shot while in Hawaii.
That is all that is new with us. I’m posting some pictures here to catch you up to the last several months.
We haven’t posted in a million year… and when i logged in to post I found this old draft from 2010, going to go ahead and post it and i more recent post is coming forthwith!
This weekend’s fun family activity was finger-painting! However, it really turned out to be more like splatter painting. He couldn’t really rub the paint on the paper with his hands very well, so we taught him to throw the paint down on the paper, a la Jackson Pollock. It was hilarious and soo much fun! Now, before any of you freak out that I gave my 13 month old toxic paint… it was edible! I found some recipes here: http://infantstoddlers.suite101.com/article.cfm/edible_finger_paints_for_toddlers. I chose the cornstarch recipe listed. It worked out pretty well, although, it could have been better. In my effort to be organized and efficient I made the paint last night, this didn’t work out so well. The paint turned into a solid gelatinous mass and had to be reheated and turned back into a liquid gel. I wasn’t able to get all the clumps out, as you’ll be able to see in the photos.