Monday, July 11, 2011

New Sandbox

After a lot of work by Daddy and a lot of sand the new sandbox is now complete. Karter is so smitten with it and I think Mark is enjoying it just as much.

Now Karter just needs some friends to come over and play.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Where's Karter

I consider myself to be a protective parent. Karter is 2.5 years old and I find when he is in my care I am pretty much by his side. I will leave his side only for a short second and just prefer to have him in visual distance from me.

This weekend we had a 60th birthday party for one of Marks uncles and there was a lot of relatives in town. Today we went over to Marks parents house for brunch and I was exhausted and decided a rest on the couch was necessary. Not sleeping but just relaxing. Karter was downstairs playing with his cousins and would pop up occationally to say hi. He even asked me to come down and play but I was just too tired.

I was sitting there for awhile and decided I should go check on him. I started upstairs but no Karter. Went downstairs and the kids said he was not down there. I started calling his name louder and louder. I could feel panic setting in. I rushed upstairs and informed Mark that Karter was missing. We checked the house again and nothing. I ran outside and was shouting his name. I was scared. Others started helping us look. Marks parents house is four houses in from a busy street. He does not know how to cross the street by himself.

Thankfully - our search ended soon. Karter was in their backyard by himself picking dandilions. He must have just walked out the front door all by himself and no one noticed. Daddy gave him a stern talking to.

I found it to be a wake up call that he has no problems leaving the house by himself and am just thankful he did not go far.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Daycare Week 1 a Success

Ok - I promise this is my last post about daycare for awhile. I am just so thrilled about Bonnie I have to share my excitement.

Karter loves to pick dandilions and give them to me. More often then not when he was at his old daycare he would pick dandilions and hold them in his hand until I got home from work and then he would be so excited to give them to me. I Love getting flowers from Karter - even if they are squished and shrivelled from being in his palm for who knows how long. He has continued his flower picking at Bonnie's house. BUT - today when he gave them to me they were in a ziploc bag. When Mark picked him up she handed the bag to him. She said that she felt bad for him bc he would be holding the flowers for a long time and would only have one hand to play with. Point being - she pays attention to Karter.

Today she took the kids to the school by her house. I am not really sure what the program is but the kids do crafts once a week and he also played soccer in the school. Again - I just love how she takes the kids places.

On another note - I am truly enjoying the 2.5 year stage. Karter impresses me daily with his vocabulary. He is in the "what is this for" stage. I really like explaining things to my inquisitive son. The other day he picked up my bra and asked "Mommy - what this for"? My reply - "It is to help Mommy's fight against gravity".

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Daycare Day 2

Karter had another successful day at daycare. His day included a walk to McDonalds for lunch and a play in their indoor playground, then they went to Extra Foods and got an ice cream sandwich for dessert, then they walked to the library where they read some books and checked some out to take home to read. I LOVE how she takes the kids out and about. I think it will really help Karter open up and become more familiar with socializing in public and the proper way to act.

One thing Karter will have to get use to is the walking though. We always take him in a stroller or wagon. Bonnie said he decided he was done with walking yesterday and she turned around and he was sitting on the sidewalk. So he got to ride in the stroller the rest of the way home.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Daycare Day 1

I was so excited to get home from work yesterday to ask Karter how his first day at daycare went. One of the first things he said to me was "Mommy - kids no push there". That brought tears to my eyes. I am so glad we switched daycares.

Mark made the comment that at our first daycare provider when we picked Karter up he would come running and yelling and just be so excited to see us - he was comfortable there. At the last daycare he would quietly walk up to Mark and grab his hand almost like "lets get out of here". When Mark picked him up yesterday he said the old Karter was back. Super excited to see Daddy and he even turned around and yelled "Bye bye Bonnie".

Again - so glad we switched daycares.