Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Years 2014-2015

The only one who made it to midnight was me

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Currently 1-25-14

Watching: Hulu and Netflix!!!! So many shows. Plus Little Women LA on the Lifetime website

Reading: Scriptures and other church stuff

Listening: Peanut babbling and growling ad making other weird noises lol

Creating or Cooking: Spaghetti and sauce and slowly finishing last year's Project Life

Feeling: tired and my legs have been really sore lately. Partly from working out

Planning: finishing reorganizing livingroom then Peanut's room next weekend.

Loving: holding my baby while he naps

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Peanut Loves Daycare

When I first went back to work after Peanut was born I had a friend from church who came and watched him at my house. I liked this because it was really convenient. She had a night job too and when they wanted her to go management they also wanted her to start working days. That's when Peanut started going to another church member's house to be babysat. It was not too far from my job and she had 2 little ones at home. I was happy that Peanut would be getting to know other kids since the only other time he did was at church. And his babysitter was awesome. She cared for him as if he was one of her own and her daughter just loved him to death too. Unfortunately they moved over the Christmas break to Idaho. The week before break we had another church member come and watch him but she had just moved 26 miles away so to hire her permanently would not be worth it to her at the price we were paying.

We decided to put Peanut in daycare. It was a little more than what we wanted to pay but it was also a guarantee that he would be watched every day. If one of the caregivers got sick there would be another one. Not so much with a babysitter. I had to miss a couple days when they or a family member got sick. I had seen one that I thought looked nice and had looked at its website. One of my coworkers had her daughter there and also recommended it so we went in for a tour. This was prior to the break and unfortunately at that time they did not have an opening! But by the end of break they had 2 so he started at the beginning of January.

Peanut absolutely loves it. He is a very social baby so he loves being around other babies and he likes the teachers (he will go to pretty much anyone --he does not have that separation anxiety thing yet). He goes right to the teacher in the morning. He plays and "talks" with the other babies. The teachers say he smiles all the time (which he does outside daycare, too). I am so glad he likes going there.

The daycare is awesome, too. They give us a report sheet every day of how much he ate or drank, slept, diaper changes (they change every hour) and then what books they read and songs they sang. They also put comments about what he enjoyed doing like playing in the bouncer or tummy time or the most popular--enjoyed his bottle!! When he gets older they will help potty train him (seriously!!). They also have a preschool and before and after school care. They are also Christian based, which I like. Peanut has his own crib there, too. There are also lots of bouncers and toys for him to play with. On top of all the great stuff for the kids they also have a small exercise room for the parents AND a whirlpool bathtub you can reserve for an hour. The founder or director thought that would be a nice thing to do for parents since they probably don't get to relax too much at home lol. They also have a room you can use to breastfeed. You can come in anytime to see your baby and they have cameras so you can see what is going on anytime!! We are very pleased with them and feel like it is a good experience for Peanut.

Here are some recent pictures of him. He can sit on his own now!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

ManCat Monday with Scout and Peanut

Happy New Years Friends!!! Today I want to tell you about my little human brother. He is the best. He really can't play with me yet, but he can pet me and he is really nice about it! Mommy and I were worried that he would be pulling my tail or grabbing fur, but he knows how to pet me already!!

WE like to hang out on Mommy's chair

And here we are on New Years Eve

I like to watch over him when he is sleeping and I have gotten in his bed with him even though I am not supposed to, but I sleep away from him or at his feet. Usually I just sleep with Mommy, though. When he is in bed with Mommy I lie on her so I can keep an eye on him. He really is a great little brother!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Christmas Dinner 2014

We continued our tradition of going to the Chinese buffet for Christmas Dinner

It was one of the more interesting ones we have had there.

You see, we have a cute baby. I mean a REALLY cute baby (or so we've been told) and people are instantly attracted to him.

There was a family in the booth across from us travelling from Denver to Missouri who just loved him. Then there was another family with a 14 month old who gave Peanut his first kiss (yes, I allowed that to happen, though they were trying to tell her to kiss his arm, but she had other ideas!!). And of course Peanut just ate it all up because he loves girls and loves attention.

There was a pretty sunset, too

The food, of course, was fantastic and along with lightseeing after made a really nice end to the day.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Currently 1-2-15

Watching: Last season of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix

Reading: Scriptures ad other church stuff

Listening: My baby's snoring from his stuffy nose

Creating or Cooking: Project Life, spaghetti, meatloaf and probably a chicken dish

Feeling: lots of anxiety and depression, but it's getting better

Planning: taking down decorations, Activity Days at church

Loving: my husband also having a couple days off