Nicky as a happy post-bath shark
We broke up the monotony of constant prepping-for-baby-projects earlier this month with a fun but way too quick trip to Oregon to celebrate the boys’ graduation from their respective dental/periodontal schools (full album here). We were off to a rocky start when it took 2 hours of screaming to get our over tired boy to sleep the first night — he ended up passing out at midnight in bed with us and was then back up and at ’em at 7am the next morning…not a good start to the weekend. Despite being in sleep recovery mode for the next 3 days we had a great time. We spent a day at the Oregon coast, played at a water park, and fed the ducks. Nicky spent the entire time basking in the constant attention and chasing after Jack the Dog. Congrats to all the dental grads!
I have been seriously delinquent on keeping up to date on my postings. In addition to working full time, spending my mornings and evenings and weekends chasing after Nicky, and growing a fetus, I’ve also been busy prepping for the new baby which has included emptying the guest room of furniture and years of accumulated stuff, clearing out our one last storage closet, donating 100 pounds of books to the library (that’s right, we’re going digital…no more space for a bookshelf!), and – in my own version of nesting – managing 6 contractors in various house projects. You might ask, does a newborn really new a new roof? New double paned windows? A new fence? Insulation under the house? Not sure why, but in my current state for some reason I think the answer to all these questions is yes. So we’ve been a little busy. I promise to make up for it once I’m on maternity leave (at least in those few precious weeks that I’ll be on leave before the baby comes when Nicky will still be going to daycare and the house projects will be all settled…after the baby comes all bets are off). And hopefully this weekend I’ll upload the pictures from our fun trip to Oregon earlier this month to share.
Here are a few quick updates in the meantime:
Nicky has been telling us many stories in alien language for a while now, but he told his first story in English last night. The subject was the roofers that have been at our house and it went something like this, over and over all night and repeated a few times this morning:
Nicky: Man up. (pointing at the ceiling)
Me: There was a man up on the roof?
Me: And then what?
Nicky: Man bye-bye.
Me: And then the man went bye-bye?
Obviously with those eloquent story telling skills he’s going to grow up to be a novelist or a bard or something like that.
Current favorite food: popsicle. He’s had less than half a dozen ever in his life, but that doesn’t stop him from running to the freezer and demanding one every day as soon as we get home and then throwing a fit when I tell him we don’t have any more. Persistent.
One of Nicky’s favorite things these days is singing. Here are two of his favorite songs…one complete with a very complex dance routine:
We took the little boy to Happy Hollow this weekend (pictures here). He had so much fun on the rides – we did several over and over and over, luckily the lines were short!
Nicky had his first partial sleepover at Kellen’s this weekend so that Sam and I could go out for our birthday dinner (pictures here). He loved it – Kellen is one of his very favorite people after all, and Kellen’s mommy and daddy made sure there were lots of fun things to do. He even reportedly mimicked his older buddy by peeing a little in the toilet…I think he should go visit more often!