Link and I are anxiously awaiting Mr. Sun to come out and shine on us! We are sick of the cold and snow. Link can’t say s’s well, so he calls it No! which is a perfect interpretation about how I feel, even though he says it excitedly. I have been slacking on my exercises, unfortunately, so once it starts to warm up I am determined to have nightly walks with Link, around the neighborhood and to our park. I will be excited to see how he interacts on the park this year compared to last fall. It’s just amazing to me how much he is growing and learning. It is so fun to watch.
Link’s new favorite thing to do, though, is get “in trouble”. He loves to climb up on the kitchen table, and grab whatever is on there, such as daddy’s soda bottle. If there is any food left on his highchair, that sits next to the table, he likes to try to get at that also. One of the problems with this all, is that he is just so darn cute while doing it. I’ve read a lot about child behavior and discipline, and I’ve been to a couple of classes on it, and I’ve learned some things that help us encourage him to do other things, while not disciplining, per say. The thing is – he’s 19 months old! He isn’t really being naughty, or a “bad boy”. He is just doing what toddlers do. He is exploring, and testing his boundaries, which is very healthy. We do have a “take a break” corner, where I set him down and tell him what to do, and then walk away. This basically just removes him from the situation, which is all we really should be doing at this age.
Overall, we have a very well behaved, happy little boy.
And next week we start Montessori School! I am so very excited for him to start. I am slightly nervous of course, because it will be a new experience for him (which is good) and a new experience for me (which is the nerve-wracking part). I think he will just thrive in that environment, and it will help him learn and socialize like a kid his age should. We are sending him to St. Croix Montessori School. I have been to this school once, and I really liked it. I have also heard great things about it. I just have to finish getting his “school supplies” this weekend.
Justin and I are also trying to do a few more fun family things when we can. On Sunday night we went to Coldstone for a little ice cream treat. Link’s favorite things to eat are stringed cheese and blueberries, but he sure does love a bowl of ice cream now and then. Well, I’m sure he would love a bowl daily, but that just won’t happen!
We are 16 weeks now with Baby2.0. This baby is a bit different than Link was so far. Not sure if that means anything, just is interesting. I am still nauseous daily, but I did discover last night that Life Cereal was an amazing cure. We don’t really talk about the baby much with Lincoln yet. It’s too much of a wait to start getting him ready, but when he decides it’s time to bounce on mommy’s tummy, I do tell him that he can’t because of the baby in my tummy. He thinks the baby is a girl, and that we should name her Big Girl. I’m pretty sure that name won’t stick. 2.5 more weeks until we find out if baby is a she or he. We will likely make that news public, but not the name. We are going to keep that part a secret!