Sunday Coffee

**Have you seen the trailer for Girl Meets World? It’s the spin-off of Boy Meets World, and it’s centered around Topanga and Cory’s daughter?? I’m not ashamed to admit I will be watching!!!

**We watched Frozen last week and like everyone else we LOVED IT! Well, I shouldn’t speak for my hubby (he did say it wasn’t bad), but I LOVED it. I totally get what everyone is talking about! I felt some major girl power after watching it. We don’t “let” Grayson watch TV…meaning there is no set time he gets 20 min or whatever. But I did have this on while he was in the room. He wasn’t too interested unless a song came on. The music is SO GOOD! And kid like his music! Great taste! 😉

**Do you have a TV rule for your kiddos? Grayson isn’t even really interested in TV but it’s not something I would just turn on for him to watch every day. If we have it on we are watching something and if he starts to get way to interested as in he won’t even look at us when we talk, we turn it off. I have watched Sesame Street with him before when he is SUPER grumpy or sick for a little bit, but it’s few and far between. Am I opposed to him watching TV? No, do I think we need to have it on whenever he is up and in the room, no, do I think he needs to zone out in front of it, no. So we just keep an eye on it and him.

**Side note on the TV…we try not to watch things like the news, or anything graphic when he is in the room. The little he does watch I don’t need him seeing anything violent or want him to.

**Grayson is a walking machine!! He really took off on the walking side of things about two weeks ago…and just gets better and more confident every day. He no longer chooses to crawl places he WALKS/RUNS. He is ALL OVER THE PLACE! Gone are the days where I can quickly run to another room this kid can’t be left alone for a second! He is so independent and can obviously do anything and everything (so he thinks ;)) I love him to pieces.

**A couple of weeks ago after a very trying day with our independent little guy, we were giving him a bath when Curt said “How are we going to do this with two kids?!” HAHA, He was like do you think this is just a phase or his personality? Referring to his independent I don’t care if you say no personality. I said well first, he is one…I think that’s what one year olds do. Do we maybe have a little bit more stubborn, independent one year old? Perhaps….. 😉 So if you see my hubby getting gray hair earlier than norm you now know the reason is our independent little guy.

**Speaking of the littlest one…I love that Grayson isn’t afraid to get dirty! He loves smashing his hands in the sand, playing in the grass, messing around with his food. Even though I might send me into hysterics some days when I wonder how I will EVER get the mud stain/pasta stain out…I think it’s so good for him to experience that. Get messy dear boy!

Edited to add: **yesterday, this couple came up to us and the wife said “I just have to tell you what my husband said, he said that your baby looks like the Prince.” Hahaha perhaps we have some Royal blood in us after all…well I for one thing Prince George is super cute and my own son, so I call that a win. 🙂

Well, I’m off to enjoy the day…the stormy day that is!! Whatever you do today enjoy friends!!

Sunday Coffee

**Did anyone else’s one year old go through a sleep regression…or is it just mine? Grayson has been getting up at 5:15 every.single.morning the past couple of days. I try very hard not to get him out until 615 under the naive hope that he will actually go back to sleep, but he usually just plays and talks. I also think he has a bad cold so that isn’t helping. Let’s hope this doesn’t last much longer because the poor kid doesn’t get a nap at daycare until close to noon…that’s a LONG morning!

**We are getting our fence this week!! Awhile back I talked about if we should do it ourselves or not…we bit the bullet and are having it paid to be done. It helps that both our neighbors on our sides have a fence, one is a chain and one is privacy. So we will keep those and just add privacy to the back and front sides….so one side will be chain link and the rest privacy. That’s ok though…it gets us to our goal which is a fence in yard….now time for landscaping….is Yard Crashers in the area filming?? 🙂

**Last year at this time I was on maternity leave….my oh my time sure does seem to fly.

**We introduced peanut butter to Grayson for the first time this weekend. I was NERVOUS! I’m not sure why…maybe because it seems I read or hear about allergies and kids ALL.THE.TIME. When I asked our doc. about it he said go for it that there is not “rule” anymore with peanuts, wheat, eggs etc. But he did recommend waiting until after one. He said just put a little on some Cheerios or something and the first allergic reaction would be hives. Well today is day 2 and no reaction just yet. Knock on wood. I feel for kids with allergies and I’m praying we don’t have to worry about that…so far so good. His daycare is a peanut and tree nut free facility which is fine with me. When did you first try an allergy food with your little one? How did you introduce it and how did it go?

**Speaking of introducing high allergy foods…when introducing PB to Gray I first rubbed some peanut butter on his leg! My husband looked at me like I was crazy! But I read somewhere that he could have a reaction on his leg instead of ingesting it and finding out. I don’t think I waited long enough for something if anything to show up on his leg before giving him some…am I crazy? No, I don’t think so….but don’t ask my husband.

**I still haven’t seen Frozen but I play the “Let it Go” song over and over on YouTube. Grayson also seems to enjoy it. 😉

**Curt is almost done with our mini mud room! I can’t wait to show you all the finished project! Next up….our kitchen/front room wasted space area!! We ordered floor last week! WOOHOO!!

Well, I’m off to start the day while the little one sleeps…Grayson is now at an age where there isn’t much I can get done when he is awake…he is into EVERYTHING! So whatever you do and wherever you go enjoy your day friends!