Last week we got to visit with Pop-Pop right before Chanukkah started; he travels a lot so we have not seen him recently. Pop-pop sent a bunch of Chanukkah gifts to us for our son and I was able to grab one of the “small” boxes and have my son open it with Pop-pop. My son absolutely loves the Range Rover and horse trailer (with horse included)! Pop-Pop and my son were on the floor playing with it during the visit. He has been playing with it every single day since opening it!
I had such high hopes for Chanukkah this year. However, the contractors are still here and we cannot set up the Chanukkah candles because it is too unsafe with everything moved around for the painting. We are hoping to give our son a bunch of awesome new toys!
We will have to see how things play out this year. Tonight, we spent the evening at my husband’s sister’s house for dinner (they celebrate Christmas) and holiday gift exchange. Our son was having fun tormenting their dog…
At dinner, our son got to sit with the kids at the kiddy table. He got a kick out of it! He loves hanging out with his cousins and spending quality time together.
The contractors are working in our house. They have been here a while now working on Phase 3 (deck, porch, patch, and paint. They are finally up to painting! However, I am home sick and my son is home sick and they are painting the downstairs (our main living space).
Grandmom came over to our house on Monday to watch my son so I could go to the doctor. When she was here and saw how crazy it was; she took pity on us and told me that we could come over this week to get away from the paint and relax at her house. I took her up on it. We were at Grandmom and Granddad’s house yesterday, today, and will probably be there again tomorrow.
My son is having a great time playing with his “big bus” (aka Daddy’s old TMNT bus) and playing with the play kitchen.
Let’s hope he gets over this cold soon as well as the contractors getting the painting done quickly!
Ralphie’s little brother from A Christmas Story
It has been extraordinarily cold out recently… Our son has to get outside and play and get some fresh air. Today, I decided to put his car on our new front porch and dress him up like Ralphie’s little brother from A Christmas Story (well not as bad but similar) and get him outside…
He enjoyed being outside but his snow pants were a little too big he had trouble getting in and out of the car. After about 10 minutes or so of being outside all bundled up he was starting to overheat and started taking off his gloves. I told him if he took his gloves off again we would go directly inside. He seemed a bit too happy taking off his gloves again and getting forced back inside to enjoy playing inside again. At least I was able to get him outside in some fresh air for a little bit!
On Monday morning I was woken up with a jolt! Suddenly, our brand new whole house generator flipped on at 4am. It is not a loud generator but it is situated right outside one of our bedroom windows. Once I realized that it was revving up and would be on for a while; I climbed out of bed and headed to the living room. It was nice to see on our baby monitor that our son was sleeping as soundly as Daddy was in the bedroom and that having a whole house generator was already going to be worth the money.
Instead of me being awake worrying that it was getting cold in the house and that the power was supposed to be off for the next several hours; I was able to sit back and watch some TV and relax as my husband and son soundly slept. Luckily, I was able to dose off a bit since it was a work day and I would be having to be functional for the day.
I’m just grateful that we were able to get a whole house generator and that it had gotten installed and kept our house warm and light… We were the only house on the street with power (since the power had gone out at 4am and our neighbors only have little portable generators).
Yesterday we had to get out of the house. We decided to venture up to an arcade that is up in Reading. We were thinking about it being a good venue for our son’s upcoming birthday; however, I wanted to make sure that it was not too over stimulating. Our son loved playing a basketball game with Daddy there… We had a good time as a family there however it was a bit TOO much for an extended amount of time. Our son was having meltdowns and when asked was able to let me know that it was too much…
We had a good afternoon… but still trying to figure out where to have a birthday celebration…