|Ashton's first time swinging.|
|Look at the size difference between Ash and Spenc in the swings!|
|Playing in the backyard.|
|Spenc begrudgingly swung on the "big boy swing."|
|Looking upset although he's finally in what he considers "his" swing.|
The biggest hit of the week was the cardboard house. Someone gave Spencer a huge cardboard house as a present quite a while ago. It's meant to be colored or painted or decorated any which way you please. I've had it stowed away in the basement for what seems like forever. I thought this was a perfect time to pull it out, assemble it and let Spenc have at it. He painted a few sides one day, then got bored and just wanted to play in it. Then another day he colored it with crayons for about 10 seconds, got bored and just played in it some more. It's currently still sitting in the middle of my kitchen, much to my husband's dismay, I'm sure. To his credit, he hasn't made any comments about it yet, though. You should have heard the comments he made after seeing the rice scattered all over the floor when I filled up his water table with rice! I'm part of the camp that thinks if it's going to entertain the kid, who cares! But my husband prefers order and a little semblance of cleanliness. I blame the Army.
|Hey, when did my swing get toys?!|
|Hmmm, I wonder how I can grab those rings.....|
Spencer started swim lessons this weekend. He absolutely loves the water, so he had a really good time. He was joined by his good buddy, Jackson. Of course I brought my camera to capture the moment (even though Spencer's new favorite thing to say is, "No pictures, Mommy!!"). I decided not to lug the diaper bag into the YMCA. Instead I tucked a diaper and some wipes into my big camera bag. Big mistake! I should know better. I already had explosive poop experiences in public this week. Two, to be exact. This marked Public Explosive Poop #3 for this week. The other two times were at school. I had my diaper bag then. (Although having the diaper bag doesn't always help out. It didn't save ME when Ashton pooped all over my shirt.) So at the pool I stripped Ash down, wiped all the poop off his back, and redressed him sans onesie. So what if he was only wearing a short-sleeved vest because I didn't have any extra clothes with me! Did I learn my lesson? Eh, probably not.
This last picture was taken Friday. Look at the difference from the beginning of the week compared to the end? Welcome to Minnesota!
|Snow is cold!|