We also made octopuses out of a pair of old socks. (Thanks for the idea, Autumn!) First we colored the socks, where we practiced Os with markers. Then I cut 8 slits up the leg of the socks. Spencer stuffed them with plastic bags. And then I secured them with rubber bands. He really enjoyed playing with them since he loves anything to do with water. I love watching his imagination at play. I never even thought about using Ashton's activity gym, but he immediately splashed the octopus around the mat that looks like an ocean.
This week we also met up with some new friends that Ashton and I met at our baby class at the library. It is very nice meeting new friends to play with during the day, especially ones who can relate to my day-to-day celebrations and struggles. I definitely think it is just as important for the mothers who stay at home to have that socialization time as it is for the children. After playing at their house for a while, we headed to the Museum Art Museum for the monthly Toddler Tuesday.
|Last time sleeping in his crib.|
|Putting together new bed.|
|A little scared after big fall.|
|OK, so this new bad is not so bad.|
|Snuggling in for the night.|
The highlight of my week was having a girls' night last night! My two best friends and I are extremely busy and very rarely get the opportunity to get together without kids and husbands. In fact, we had to schedule our date a month in advance. And it always seems on the rare occasions that we are able to get together, someone is pregnant or nursing. In this case, two are nursing and one is pregnant. And there always seems to be some sort of time constraint to work within. This time we had a three hour window to work with since Ash still won't take a bottle. So our outings are nothing too exciting, but it is still fun to get together and just chat without the interruptions of kids or husbands. And, mmmmmm, my Georgia peach margarita was very nummy!
If one night this week without kids was heavenly, imagine two! My husband and I are actually going on a date today. We are dropping the kids off at Grandma and Marmer's and going to a matinee. Dave is being a trooper and seeing The Hunger Games with me. I don't think he cares too much what the movie is; he is just excited to watch a movie some place other than in our family room.
More random pictures from the week:
|Helping Daddy mow.|
|We spent a great portion of one afternoon playing with wipes. The packages were cars, trains, boats, planes, sidewalks, etc. My 2 year old has quite the imagination. Ash enjoyed the box.|
|Spenc and his friend.|
|After bath is the only time his hair lays flat!|