Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Ted has always enjoyed playing our piano but lately he has taken a possessive liking to it. I am no longer allowed to play the piano. If I sit down and start playing he will immediately rush over and yell at me. I will pick him up and sit him next to me on the piano bench. If I then continue my playing he will crawl over to sit on my lap and pull my hands away from the keys so only he can play. It is adorable... until I actually want to play the piano, then it is kind of annoying :) 

I hope he keeps his love of the piano into later years and gets really great at it. I did not start playing the piano until I was in my 20s. 
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I always think it would be cute to create a post dedicated to all the places Ruby uses as a bed. These places include her dog bed, any blanket on the floor, shelves, Ted's old baby chair, stuffed animals, clothing, and most recently Ted's kiddie chair. 

Ted has this adorable woolly bully coat my grandma go him. The arms are too long so when he walks he looks like a baby penguin :)  
My mom thinks the coat is too much so she bought Ted a more respectable rain coat and matching vest with a hat. It is very handsome :) And they are came in handy when we got caught in the pouring rain on our walk. Ted did not get wet because he had the stroller cover. I was soaked.  
Recently I made my first sensory bin for Ted. I have wanted to do this for a while but did not know where to get started. The bin is not super full because I grabbed lots of things from around the house. Ted loves it. Next time I will put more effort into making it have a fun theme.  



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

the evolution of daycare... and happy national pug day!

I just found out that today is National Pug Day. Isn't that cool? I did not even know there was a pug day. How have I lived this long without knowing that? To celebrate I took a picture of Ruby and put it on Facebook. Perhaps later I will give her a biscuit.

 Today was my first day doing daycare on the main level of my house. It was fantastic! I am still using the original daycare space but I use the main level for meals and snacks. It has completely changed the feel of daycare.It feels more like a relaxing day at home with children then a day locked in the basement. Okay so it did not completely feel like being locked in a basement but the room does get small when you have been there all day. I feel like my perspective on day care has changed so much since I originally was given the idea to start it. Anyway I am happy with my decision to stay home with Ted and watch children.

 Today we went to Costco for the second time in a week. Mainly because I forgot to get baby wipes the last time we went. They have adorable baby costumes for Halloween unfortunately Ted's head is too big for the hats thst go with the costumes. My sister down in Utah is going to mail up an old cow costume from my niece. The costume is old not the cow :-)


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the main level is licensed

I have been having my fair share of trials in patience that is for sure. The licensor emailed me on Thursday and said she would come by on Friday. Friday came and went and there was no licensor. I got an email from her late last night stating she had been out sick and would come Tuesday. Anyway we passed and I am super stoked!

Some more updates: we sold our van so now we are a one car family. We did this to work on getting out of debt and cutting back on our financial stressors. It sold within a week. I do miss the van but I do not miss the payment! I also don't mind the excuse that I can't do something because I don't have a car.... bwa ha ha

My birthday is coming up which I am excited about. I notoriously get super bratty on my birthday so I am trying to avoid that this year...

Not much new with Ted. He is still a ham. He seems to be enjoying having kids come play with him more than he used to. Today was a super rough nap day. The kids ended up not getting to sleep until 2 hrs past nap time. I consider myself a nap superwoman because I have been able to get three kids under 18 months old to take a nap together in the same room. The experience gives me greater appreciation for people who have triplets.