Sunday, February 27, 2011

Open mouth insert fingers

How much slobber can a baby have? Enough apparently that Silas needs a new bib or outfit constantly and Grace is now following suit. I guess fingers taste good and come in many flavors, some better than others. I can't tell if we are teething, but Grace has been pretty grumpy and that is not like her. So all we can do is comfort her and help rub her gums to soothe her discomfort.

Mr. Si finally rolled over and made it look like he was an old pro at it until Grace showed him up and did it twice in a row. Needless to say Silas seems to be under the impression "see I can do it when I feel like it " and that once was good for now. He has not rolled over since. Play time has been better each time and the giggles are easy to get out of them now. We are learning kids songs on guitar and so far we have Old MacDonald, Pop Goes the Weasel, and You are my Sunshine. Is it ok you think if sometimes we turn the electric guitar on and turn them into a rock songs? I think so.

School for me starts tomorrow and I will be busier than ever, but I probably should get out every once in a while and talk to adults. I hope I don't say everything twice in baby talk or want to stay after class knowing that home work is going to be harder than homework.

Thanks to my in-laws for my new mixer, so now I can really get serious about baking (as if my belly needs it)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

As the time flies by

Another week goes by as we hit the 4 month, mark can you believe it?

It seems as though the roll over Grace performed was a one show only event, as she has not done it again. She is really close to rolling from her back to her tummy, but for now she likes rolling on her side to look around.

Silas on the other hand is content with just laying there playing on his back, but he is getting close to rolling. I think he prefers to just have me carry him around instead of going anywhere himself, and I see this in the future also. Grace is very independant so I have a feeling she will do everything first, as big brother Silas watches from my arms.

No big issues this week but it seems there are never enough burp rags within reach when you need them... Silas burps up a little each time on my shirt.

They both really seem to become more aware of each other every day as if it's something new to them. Grace doesn't like to look at Si directly for some reason only she knows. She will tuck her head in your chest, sometimes make a sad face, and turn away. But Silas really loves to look at little sis and stares at her wide eyed. Diaper time has gone from no one liking to be changed, to laughing each time, needless to say there are a lot of laughs each day.

Clothes that were once baggy are now getting smaller and diaper supplies are dwindling. We sometimes have to change the trash after every diaper to make sure the house stays fresh. We keep keeping on, waiting for the day when I'll be wishing they only just laid there. I feel bad that the dogs and cat have no idea what is coming. I see a lot of tail pulling in their future.

I have mastered the chocolate cupcake so now I'll move on to another flavor and keep on improving my frosting skills as my new past time of baking continues. (Wow did I really just say that? What has become of me!? )

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Steady We Go

Things at Puterbaugh Central have been going smooth as can be. The schedule is really playing out quite well. Play time seems to be getting longer everyday as they seem to not get tired as fast. So play time gets more and more exciting everyday with new toys we received from Nana and Papa in the form of a exersaucer and Baby Einstein. They both really enjoy standing up and can almost touch the ground in them. We put foam under their feet so they can push off until they grow a bit more.

No rolling has taken place since the one and only time last Tuesday; maybe it was a fluke? They are both close to rolling over every time we play, but for now Sarah and I just try and encourage them.

This past Monday by 8:00 a.m. I already had changed outfits on Grace, myself and washed the couch cushion covers because Gracie decided to give me her morning feeding via projectile vomit. Poor Grace was so upset as Mr. Silas just looked on waiting for his food with no care as to what just occurred. But all was fixed and the day continued just as if nothing ever happened.

I'm finding out my acoustic guitar puts Silas in a trance when he listens to my mediocre guitar skills and bad singing, as if I'm the most interesting thing ever. So it's nice to have a audience and sing silly kid songs to them. I'm hoping when they get older we can all sing together and make up songs. I'm hoping to use it as a teaching tool for counting and trying to make things fun and interesting for them.

This week we made chocolate peanut butter chip cookies and homemade pizza which has turned out to be the best crust recipe ever. If I keep cooking like this I'm gonna gain some pounds so thankfully the snow shoveling gave me some good exercise and I actually turned down a neighbors help with a snow blower ( what was I thinking ).

So until next time GO STEELERS! The terrible towel will be waving in the Puterbaugh house.