Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

An Eliana first: She laughed.

Eliana had just finished lunch and was in a particularly smiley mood as I laid her on the changing table. This prompted me to start a little musical rendition of “The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile” by Margaret Wise Brown. Eliana liked it and smiled all the more. Then just into the second stanza, she shared her first laugh.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The next generation’s view of technology

Ethan was rummaging around in the bedroom and pulled out my watch, which I admittedly never wear anymore. He shared with me his view of the technology: “This is for when you don’t have an iPhone.”

Ethan trying on Ed's watch

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bedtime independence

Beth was shopping tonight, so I had the two kids. As I started feeding Eliana, I asked Ethan to come inside for his bedtime story. Once in his room, I sat on rocker with Eliana while Ethan changed into his pajamas. Next he brushed his teeth and went potty. After I read him some stories, he realized he didn’t have his bunny. He thought it might be outside. Looking out the window, he was distressed to see his froggy shoes (green Crocs) on the deck. So he went downstairs, brought them in, and located and picked up Bunny along the way.

Other than rock, feed, burp, and change Eliana, my role was limited to reading, giving a few directions, praying, tucking in, and (fortunately, lest he grow up too fast) winding up the music boxes.