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Hugs and Kisses

July 29, 2012 6:45 pm

When your baby first smiles up at you, it is incredibly heart warming, especially since you have been giving so much to keep this little creature warm, happy and fed and it is the first time you feel like you are getting some acknowledgement of your hard work. However, my favorite things are the first hugs and kisses. Trevor loves when I sit cross-legged and he stands on my legs facing me. He snuggles in close, puts his little arms around my neck, tangles his fingers through my hair and gives me sloppy wet open mouthed baby kisses on my cheek. I am in heaven. He is so gentle even with his fingers in my hair and has such a big grin on his face that you can’t help but be as caught up in the moment as he is. Damn that kid is cute some times!

PreK Graduation

July 6, 2012 9:35 am

My big boy is so grown up. He just graduated from Pre-K! They had a wonderful ceremony (designed to make the parents tear up!) that his teachers Miss Amanda and Miss Jackie worked so hard on with the kids. All the students memorized two songs which they sang then each child in the class was given an award. Quite appropriately Jace was named the class bookworm. He has loved his stories ever since he was a baby and sometimes the only time he will sit still is while somebody is reading to him. There was a slide show of the kids showing their activities from the past year and a mystery photo game where we had to guess who each child was from a baby picture. It is amazing how much they have all grown.

Jace has had a wonderful time at Teachable Moments this last year. We loved April’s daycare in Medford and were so sad to move on but I have to say this place has been a great experience and Jace has learned so much. It helped that he had his buddy William at school every day and such a wonderful teacher in Miss Amanda.

Jace will continue at Teachable Moments for the summer at their “camp” then it is off to Kindergarten in the fall!

Cranky Baby has an excuse

July 5, 2012 7:21 pm

Yesterday was July 4th and we had a very busy day going to the Melrose bike, trike, wagon and stroller parade in the morning followed by a bbq with friends and fireworks at night. Trevor was a cranky baby who refused to take an afternoon nap since wasn’t home in his snuggly bed. We tried putting him down in our friend’s pack and play, walking him around in the ergo but he was just unable to settle down. I was a little worried about going to the fireworks but Jace was so excited that I didn’t want to ruin his evening just because Trevor was having a bad day so we compromised on going to the Wakefield fireworks by our house rather than the Waltham ones with friends. The fireworks were wonderful and Trevor actually slept through most of them! The grand finale woke him up but he mostly just whimpered a little.

Today he was in an even worse mood and wanted to be held or played with whenever he wasn’t napping or eating. I couldn’t put him down long enough to go to the bathroom without him erupting in tears. It was like he was 6 weeks old again. Then around dinner time I was playing with him and let him chew on my finger (one of his favorite activities!). And what did I feel but one sharp little tooth poking through his bottom gum. Further inspection showed its neighbor is also coming in. Guess you can’t blame the kid for a little crankiness when he has sharp objects poking through his skin.

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