Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Colors, Crafts, Sleep and Such.

I've been trying to be better about providing Reese with learning activities and such. Keeps the both of us sane. Right now we're focusing mostly on colors. Sometimes this consistes of mixing cornstarch, water and food coloring to paint with and learn about a color. Sometimes it's holding a handful of mini m&m's and making her say the color of the m&m before she eats it. Today I decided to go to JoAnns and buy some crafts for Reese. They have the BEST $1 section. Tonight she got to paint a plaster magnet. She liked it, but definitely didn't like the taste of the paint. I wasn't watching closely enough and she said "hot", I look over at her and she has her tongue sticking out and blue paint smeared next to her cheek. Gross! Well, at least we got that out of the way, I don't think she'll be eating the paint anymore.
Geez, I love this girl! She is my little best friend!
And this is my little lover boy. I'm so in love with him. He is so happy and smiles so much! And as vain as it may sound, he LOVES his mama. That's simply the truth. Although my back is always sore, I do love that he wants to be in my arms pretty much all the time. And I love the way he snuggles into me when he's trying to fall asleep.

This blanket he's wrapped in is the best thing that ever happened. My friend Lindsay gave it to me on Sunday and I'm in awe! It is light weight, large enough to burrito wrap a large child in, and made of material that contours the babies body so preciously! I'm in love!...and so glad I can use it in the Summer time too! I've always hated how unfriendly blankets are in warm weather, but this one will be perfect!
After we were done painting, we made Reese a car out of a cardboard box. She thought that was pretty awesome. I cut out the bottom and added straps later so she could stand up and "drive" around, since she had to keep getting out of it to push it around the house.
Reese changed Ivan's diaper today. Sweet eh? It was purely accidental. I changed him and asked if Reese would throw away Ivan's dirty diaper while I went into the other room to do something. I came back and she said "ew gross!" She was holding a wipe in her hand and Ivan was lying on the floor de-diapered. She had misunderstood me and thought I'd asked her to change his dirty diaper. She took off his pants, undid the bottons on his onesie, took off the diaper, threw it away, and wiped his bum. What a good big sis. I know who I'm going to have change the diapers from now on ;)

Can I just say, motherhood (and really just life in general) is so much more enjoyable when you have a little sleep in ya. On Sunday I made myself a bedtime of 10pm Monday - Thursday (unless we're out doing something). I've only followed it 2 nights so far, but am feeling loads better. Pretty sure I should've done such a thing earlier, because no matter how much I need my sleep, the babies still wake up at the same time every morning, which means I do to :)


Alison said...

I need to be more creative in finding things to do with Soren! The paint idea is great. I bought him some play-dough this week and he was entertained for two hours. (he tried to eat it too).

Also, I have been eyeing those blankets for baby #2. The cheapest I've found is a 4-pack of them at Target for about $30! I think it's well worth the money.

Michelle said...

Gosh she is a young lady now...crazy to think she's not this baby's been forever since I've seen her! She is absolutely adorable. Hopefully one day we can meet your little man too! :) Oh my mom is throwing a 'jean' party in provo next Saturday at my cousins...designer and blingy jeans. EMail me if you want to stop by with your mom or sis or something! :)

Lindsey Leon said...

Nakita, you are so sweet! Thanks for the huge compliment, it made my day! Hopefully I'll get better and better with practice- i really love to just sit and paint, it's really theraputic! Well, thse kiddos of yours are just so darn cute, makes me wish I were pregnant already!


Lindsay Jane said...

I'm so glad you like the blanket - I think they're just awesome. Have you ever checked out Toddler Approved ( They have great kid craft ideas and I've heard lots of moms say they love it. Forgive me if you have referenced them in the past. I swear my brain is turning to mush.