I had another great weekend with my boys. We didn’t do anything real exciting, just went to the park and grocery shopping as usual, but Kaden did learn some new words and was a really great baby all weekend. Daddy taught Kaden how to say “Happy”. So he has been saying “Happy Puppy” for a few days (actually HE says, “Appy Uppy”, but it is close!). Kaden has been repeating the sounds of everything we say lately and he learned “No” and “Uh uh” this weekend too. He says the word “no” like it is a question though… I will say, “Kaden, do you want to get your diaper changed?” and he will say, “No?” And look at me quizzically. It’s pretty funny. I am sure the word won’t be as “cute” here pretty soon when he decides to say no to everything, but for now, it really is adorable. He also is finally using “juice” (“Jew-sh”) appropriately.
Oh, the other cool thing that happened over the past week is that my kid weaned himself from the bottle. I know, I know, I should have done it at one year, but plenty of pediatricians say there is nothing wrong with a kid having their bed time bottle until they are two, so I just went with it. But last week he decided he was done with the bottle and when I tried to give it to him at story time before bed he said “no” and that was the end of it. He goes down for nap AND bed by just saying “night night” and getting his kisses. He even bids me farewell as I leave the room, “Bye-bye, ma-ma”. I was completely baffled and Stu and I laughed about how weird our kid is. So, it has been nice.
In other news, school is in full swing now and I am loving it. Sure, my brain has had a few days of aching from info-overload, but it really has been nice having something else to focus on in my life. I have been pleasantly surprised with my Art History class in how informative it is. I have already learned so much about certain types of architecture and how it is built and I am noticing some of it around town. I was less than surprised that my Anatomy and Physiology class was JUST as difficult and information-saturated as I remember it being. So that is one class I am going to have to work extra hard in to get a good grade. My English class appears to suck, as I expected. It is “Technical Communication” and who wants to write proposals and memos any time, let alone for school? The lab seems pretty interesting. I have to apparently go out and buy a cow leg bone for one of the assignments. Weird.
Anyway, so I spent several hours this weekend doing school work (got a 98% on my first Art test, btw, woot woot!) and both of my boys were good and tried not to bug me while I was studying. I think it is going to go well though. Any excuse to not think about being here is fine by me!
Here’s the Monk this morning with his “Appy ball”. (Balls have feelings too!)
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