Back from Iowa...arm farts and other miscellaneous info
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Back from Iowa...arm farts and other miscellaneous info
Yup! A smiley face! It was actually relaxing this time! My dad didn't try to intervene all the time, especially with Connor's eating habits, and just enjoyed being a grandpa! The ground rules really really really helped. And, it also helped that Connor could talk more and communicate.
I'll post some pics on the photo board, but just wanted to let you guys know that this trip was absolutely outstanding! I'm actually sad to be back in this lonely house. (3 more weeks 'til Scott returns though.)
We went swimming and my dad couldn't believe what a little fish he was. We also played tennis (my dad and I) and I FINALLY won a few games against him. (It was the first time I could even get to deuce with him! He's 62 yrs old and I was #1 at my high school back in the day!) Connor played tennis for the first time too. LOL He thought he could just scrape them off the court with his itty bitty racquet. He had a trip to the library and Krispy Kreme with my step-mom too. They came back with some cute dinosaur books and a krispy kreme hat. My little half-brother, who is 9, had so much fun with Connor. I think he liked having a "little brother" even though he is really Connor's uncle. He also taught him how to "arm fart" and Connor tried his best to imitate.
Connor slept in a "big boy bed" for the first time too. We had to put up a side railing and he woke up almost every time with his face against the mesh, but at least he wanted to sleep in it! (We had tried before but he always wanted to sleep with mommy. I think he saw his 9yr old uncle sleep in a bed and he wanted to do the same.) SO, YEAH, I got to sleep through the night!!!
So...thanks for listening to me vent a week ago. You guys are the best.
OH, and we had another showing for our house yesterday and the woman loved it and the man was "on the fence" about it...pray they put in a contract!
AND....Scott is getting some interest in a company out in Broomfield, CO. They emailed him and asked him to call their office to schedule a phone interview. His job back here in MD is also proposing a major jump in his career to get him to stay. I don't mind staying another year or so while his career gets a jumpstart, but I'd also like to see what they are offering Scott back in Colorado. It's a senior level position and he'd be in charge of a lot of people and worldwide contracts, so I know he'd be excited about that!
Ok, I'll stop now...
Wow,Your on a roll of good things to come I'm glad you had a great time and it was a nice family visit.Sometimes the best times are the times we least expect them.
I'm glad you had a good visit!
Are you talking about the arm pit noises? Dh taught dd how to do that when she was 4. He soaped her up in the tub and it was much easier to get the noise. She was the first kid in her pre-k preschool class to make them. She was especially the envy of all the boys!!! Imagine how proud of a mommy I am!
You can also take a straw, put one end in the mouth and one end in the armpit (arm straight down against the body) and blow. It produces the same noise but much easier for little ones. BTW, I raised 3 boys, so I'm a walkiing encyclopedia of useless info like that.
I'm so happy everything went well! It also looks like you & Scott may have some decisions to make in the not too distant future. Good luck with everything.
I'm glad you had a good trip. You so deserved it.
Gosh, is it just 3 weeks until Scott comes back? How exciting for all of you.
Good luck with the selling of your house, and the job situation. I will keep my fingers crossed that things go well with the Colorado prospect. I know how much you want to move there.
That's great news Heidi, ALL of it! WTG!!!!
Glad things are going well for you!!
Heidi, I'm so glad things went well. I think that Connor is older and can interact in a way his grandpa can deal with undoubtedly helps, as did his swimming skills. I suspect, however, that the major factor in your visit being more pleasant was you setting the ground rules up front - asserting yourself for both yourself and for Connor.
Glad Connor's uncle's example persuaded him to try the big bed. That should make the transition easier when you do it at home. I would, however, do it well before or well after you move. Too many transitions in a short time frame can be traumatic and can make for an unhappy, cranky, uncooperative child, as you (and the rest of us) well know.
Ginny, we had to keep the crib at home as his place of slumber because it has way too man allen wrench screws to mess with. I'm waiting for Scott to get home to take it apart.
I'm going to bring his mattress and a side rail with me to NC when we have to pick up Scott. We have to be down there for at least 5 days. It's just nice to know he will sleep in something besides his crib for once!! (The Little Einstein's sheets helped too. LOL)
Sounds like you had a good time.
I hope all works out in selling the house and the job offer for your hubby!
Heidi, I can literally FEEL your excitement coming thru the computer !!!!!!! I'm glad you and Conner had such a great time. I know you are counting the days 'till Scott gets home.I am soooooo happy for all of yall !!!!
I'm glad you had a nice visit this time. I'm happy to hear that Scott will be coming home soon. Good luck with selling your house and Scott's job offer.
What great news! I'm glad your visit went so well. Connor looks adorable in his Krispy Kreme hat, BTW!
Three more weeks until Scott comes home!