Thursday, November 16, 2006

Well, you want to know what we've been up to...

Some noteworthy tidbits of goings on around here...
  • Savannah went ice skating for the first time. Her preschool class had a field trip to the ice rink. She was super excited to go (and especially that her daddy was coming along), and she actually didn't do badly for her first time, being that she's only three, and she's well, Savannah. If you know Savannah you know she doesn't like to be cold, or wet, or on unsure/sketchy/slippery ground. Which is pretty much what ice is. And you would also know she tends to get very whiney when cold or wet or on such ground. But she did surprisingly well. She lasted about a half an hour out on the ice, which was probably the average amount of time for most of the kids. Then when everyone came in to warm up, they all got to sit down and have lunch together. That was probably the highlight for Savannah; hot dogs , french fries, Sprite, and her friends. What better combination?














  • Sawyer has been sleeping in in the mornings. I almost don't know what to do with a child like that. You may recall we've had some rough nights with this one. I've been at a loss of what to do with him, being that my other child slept through the night at 8 weeks old, never to hear a peep from her between the hours of 8pm and 6am again. Sawyer started sleeping through the night at about 12 weeks or so. Meaning that's when he stopped needing a nighttime feed. Actually sleeping through the night was very hit or miss with him for a few months. And then he did well until he was about 9 months old, at which time he decided that 3 in the morning was a good playtime. Every night he'd be up for an hour or two. I cherished the one night every two or three weeks that he would skip his playtime, forget to wake up and sleep right on through till morning- albeit his idea of morning was usually 5:30 or 6am. Well, for the past week or so, he's been sleeping through AND not waking in the morning till about 7:30 (yes, that's sleeping in around here). Sometimes it's after 8. And he's napping well. I'll take that for as long as it lasts!
  • Savannah's wearing underwear again at night. She's been dry 6 out of the past 8 nights. And I'm overlooking those two not dry nights because she was dead tired and sick with a bad cold. So, yay... we may be onto something this time!
  • We watched the movie Cars last night. (Yeah, we're dorks... a couple of grown adults sitting at home watching a cartoon. With their children asleep in bed. And we didn't even finish it. We got tired and went to bed. Hey, it's a long movie, okay?!) I have to say I was dissapointed in Disney. The movie was fine, definitely not anywhere near the top of my kid's movies list, but it was entertaining. What I was dissapointed with were the "jokes". Normally, I love a good cartoon movie because of the humor. I love when it's a good kid story with characters and pictures that entertain the little ones, with a plot line they can follow, but with lines, jokes, "cameos", and situations thrown in there for the parents-stuck-watching-the-kids-movie's benefit. The jokes or references are usually just little one liners or expressions that go right over the kids heads and make the movie entertaining for us, you know what I mean? Well, in this movie, there were a few of those here and there that made me almost chuckle, but there were also a few too many references that were I think not appropriate for a kid's movie. Especially being that Cars is probably geared toward young boys. There were just a few too many comments like "that sexy racecar", and things like that. Seriously, I couldn't beleive how many references there were to sex, getting high or "lit", and things like "-he won three Piston Cups... -he did what in his cup?". Savannah is sitting here next to me watching it right now, and I know all those things are way over her head, but I was thinking, if she were five years older, I wouldn't feel right about her hearing those things. I just don't think that is appropriate for a kid's movie.
  • And here's just a shot of Savannah I wanted to share from the other day. She sure has fashion taste, doesn't she? Well, the trend is layers this year, isn't it? And an actual count of the layers would be... 1 long sleeved pink shirt, 1 pink sweater over that, 1 pair of white tights with 1 pair of hot pink socks, 1 summer skirt with pink flowers, and to top it all off, 1 white tank top and 1 brown flower-print tank top over that. Stylish, no?

2 comments:

Mom,Gramma G said...

Glad you blogged! Was getting worried about you. Everything sounds good,Savannah told me skating "was hard work".Thanks for the pics.Yeah Sawyer for sleeping well again,and for the dry nights Savannah!!!Way to go guys!!!Love to all. Have a safe and very relaxing weekend Heather!XOXO

Gramma G said...

P.S. Ryan, YOU guys will be in our prayers,that you have a fun,safe AND relaxing weekend. You have 2 awesome kids and you are a great Dad so.... ENJOY!!!