Thursday, November 11, 2010

Time for change

We have a 3 bedroom house. It was originally thought the kids would share a room (once Maddy moved out of our room), hubby and I have a room and the other room would be a playroom/homeschooling room. Homeschooling quickly got moved to the kitchen table and the playroom is a huge chaotic headache even after downsizing on the toys. I started thinking about changing things around and giving the kids their own rooms. Sean will get what's now the playroom and Maddy would get the room they were going to split. Sean has a trundle bed that takes up a good amount of room and the playroom is a little bigger. The other room is closer to our room so that'll be easier with her waking at night still.

I'll admit, I'm really looking forward to making the rooms the girl and boy rooms. I didn't want to push stereotypes on my children and have tried not to(remember, my son is in ballet lol) but it seems they have chosen some of them. All the toys have been in one room and the toys have really been both of their toys. Sean does have a baby doll and Maddy does play with cars and tools. However, Maddy is mostly seen carrying her baby around and wearing pocketbooks and Sean is always going to work to fix things or making cars out of anything and everything. Maddy's room is going to have more baby doll stuff than Sean's and Sean's room will have more tools than Maddy's. BUT that doesn't mean that Sean won't have his doll (he's getting a ring sling for Christmas) and Maddy won't have boy toys (you better believe those millions of cars will be spit up!).

The plan was to paint the playroom this week and move furniture this weekend. Like I said, that WAS the plan... We got paint samples last weekend and painted a little on the wall. Sean picked his color and we thought we were go to go. Then it became very obvious the old paint was peeling horribly. Dad thinks the walls weren't prepped right the last time it was painted. Now we get to scrap as much of the old paint off the walls as we can. Then sand down the edges of the old paint and wash the walls really well. Then we finally get to paint! Ugh! I'm just ready for it to be done! Our house is a chaotic mess. Half of the stuff from the playroom is in the kids' room, some are in the livingroom. Because of that, Sean's sleeping in our room.

The color Sean picked and the peeling...

This can't be comfortable!!

Maddy normally nurses to sleep. She had already nursed a couple of times but was still restless. So, I did what sometimes works. I told her night night and rolled over so my back was to her and pretended to sleep. It's hard to ignore the flopping she does but if I ignore it, she eventually calms down and falls asleep. If I try to get her to lay still, the tears start and it's a fight to get her to sleep. So...I ignored her even when she started to use my side as a pillow. She slowly scooted until her head was on her bed and her body was on me...complete with her leg in the air! And she was out! Silly girl!!


Note that Sean's in Maddy's bed. We're in the middle of redoing the other rooms. That's a whole nother post! But long story short, his room is storage at the moment.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Back


It's that time light savings time! I love fall day light savings time because we gain an hour but I hate it because it gets dark earlier. This year, we're using it to our advantage. Our kids have always been night owls. It's very normal for them to go to bed at 10:00 and wake up at 8:00. Bedtime is now at 9:00. They can't tell time so for all they know, it's not 9:00, it's 10:00. Tonight was a success with Sean. Maddy, however, was still going around say "arr matey" at 10:00...

Monday, November 1, 2010

3 Year Old

What!? I have a 3 year old!? When did that happen!? My little peanut turned 3 today. It just doesn't seem possible. Wasn't this just taken yesterday?


Happy birthday little one! Mommy loves you so much. You amaze me everyday. You are so smart and what a personality!

We had Sean's birthday dinner last night b/c I had to work tonight. It was the perfect opportunity to do a trial run of his birthday cake. There will be more to it for his party but the treasure chest was the part that I wanted to make sure would work right. His big party will be this Saturday. I have so much to do before then.




Just a small gift from mommy, daddy and sissy...Imagination Movers CD.

Sean and Maddy's check ups

Sean had his 3 year (bad mommy for taking him on his bday) and Maddy had her 18 month (a month late) check ups today.


Sean- 33.25 in 23 lbs...grew about 2in and 4lbs
Maddy- 34.25 in 22lbs 15oz...grew about 3in and 2lbs
Sean was measured standing up and Maddy was measured laying down. Since the spine compresses when standing up, Sean really isn't shorter than Maddy. Sean weight was taken with the big boy scale so no ounces. Maddy's was with the baby scale.

They both got fingers pricked (iron and lead levels check). Maddy's iron is still a tad low so we'll need to do better at remembering her vitamins. Sean's iron is fine. Both are good with their lead levels.

Sean got his last Pneumococcal vaccine. Maddy got a combo vaccine: DTAP, Polio and Hib (the most she's ever gotten at once). They also offered the Pneumococcal, chicken pox and MMR for her. Holy moly vaccines!!! I declined the chicken pox. I pushed back the MMR until 5 years and Pneumococcal until 2.5. I just can't see how putting 9 vaccines into her system at once would be ok. We didn't start the Dr Sear's schedule with Sean like we're doing with Maddy and the most he ever got was 7. I also got a copy of Sean's vaccine record so I can see what he has left and make plans for what he'll get and when.

I stopped after work tonight and picked up a new multi vitamin for the kids. Maddy was too young for the kind Sean was taking and it didn't have iron in it anyways. I also picked up some omega-3 and some Elderberry (w/vitamin C).