Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Little Accomplishments?

So, this summer I finally tamed Owen. He used to be my TV refuser. I have officially gotten him to watch a whole Sesame Street. Should I be proud of this or embarassed that I wanted him to let me get something done without his help for an hour? I'm not sure. I love that I can type this sans Owen, but at the same time, I feel a bit guilty that I have helped my 19 month old child find the world of TV.

I also helped him to discover chocolate pudding yesterday. This brought back memories of Ryanna's fondness for the treat.
We always tell her that he's watching her and following her example. Like sister, like brother right?
Ryanna's swimming is going well. Here's a video of her swimming across the pool without any help or as she proudly proclaims, "Without anything on!" We have to quickly follow this bold assertion to friends that we are not skinny dippers.


I really want to post a video of Owen's swimming progress as well because it too is mighty impressive. Unfortunately, I am the only person in the water with him and I can't help him and use a camera to record, so you'll just to have to read about it. He goes underwater to the edge of the pool and monkey walks himself to the ledge. He also swims to the shelf and pulls himself out of the water. I think it was the rings that did the trick. Once it became a bit of a sport, he couldn't wait to dive into the water and try and get those rings. I am thrilled with his swimming progress.

I too have been working on my own little project and am proud to say I have been successfully growing a little boy, who remains nameless as yet, and this is how I looked on Father's Day. As a disclaimer, the only pact I made was with my husband and we both agreed it would be a good idea. I did not offer him a high five at his success, but I do have a high school diploma as well as a bachelor's degree.

And, I have to report that Father's Day was a great success. We made a super yummy fruit salad, lasagna (one of the best, if not the very best, batches I ever made), breadsticks from scratch, our neighbor brought over a green salad and we made carrot cake--from scratch. My husband loved it. Doesn't he look happy to be a dad? I mean, when you make such beautiful children, how can you not smile?


Lara said...

You look adorable! I love that dress!

Sophie used to be a TV refuser too, but then she got sick and couldn't move for a week and all she did was watch movies. Now that's all she wants to do. Part of me is relieved about that. Terrible mother, me.

JenW said...

i think it's a good thing about sesame're not letting him watch friends or something you know? sesame street is educational for heaven sakes and it may be in the future that you'll have to tame his tv watching, but that is fine. good to be able to type and make dinner without help sometimes. and the swimming progress is very impressive! awesome! good job, and you do look great by the way, one of the best pregnant people i've seen, by far. coming to the pool on thursday?

Lacey said...

Love your baby bump and your dress! You look fab!

Cuddlydoll said...

cute pics. C is an avid Sesame street fan and I think he's actually learned to count and started with the ABC's from that mostly.

Devin said...

Derek you look soooooo oolllllllldd. Thanks for posting Audrey, I love the video clips!!!!

kjirsti said...

Audrey, where did you find that dress? I love it? You look fab. I can't believe how well Ryanna, I can't wait- just a few more weeks and I get to see ya. How is the pregnancy going?

The Schneider Family said...

Sounds like you are having a busy summer. You look so stinking cute. I only wished I looked that cute when I was pregnant!
Just a quick question. How old were you kiddos when you put them in swim lessons?

Julie said...

You look very cute pregnant... and if all Owen watches is Sesame Street, you are doing fine. In fact, you will be so glad to let him zombie to Elmo's antics once the new baby arrives and you need to grab a few zzz's. I, on the other hand, let my three-year old watch entirely too much television and really need to do something about it. ;)

Carianne said...

You look great Audrey! So you haven't decided on a boy name yet? My husband has a suggestion, "RUSTY." This name is short, it is easy to remember, and it would be shared with the coolest person in the world.

Heather said...

Audrey you look SMASHING! so beautiful! I have been A-wol for a while.. sorry! But I am working on a blog.. really this time! It should be done soon. I'm excited.

Anyhoo.. you guys look great as usual and I'm so excited for your new little guy to come!

Heather said...

I'm working on training Brooklynn to enjoy TV as much as her brother. She just isn't interested in more than a few minutes! I agree with everyone on how cute you look too!

wackywilsons said...

You look radiant! I can't wait until I feel better so I can smile about my growing belly soon...ugh.

I skipped reading about the food you ate on Father's day...but, I am glad it turned out so well.

That article was crazy...I just hope that their parents are supportive and encourage them to do the right thing for the baby.

Good job on the swimming thing for your kiddos too/!

Mariley Johnson said...

You're looking great!
And did I miss Father's Day? Oops! Blame it on the move.

Zim Family said...

Pregnancy is not suppose to look so good. Dang girl.
And hooray for TV. Without, dinner would never be made in this household. Oh, and I surely would have gone in sane 3.8 years ago.