Monday, March 9, 2009

Snakes smell . . .???

The weather has been beautiful. So yesterday we took Dominic to the park so he could ride his bike. We'd gotten him a new helmet and it came w/ elbow and knee pads. He loves them!
As we were parking at Union Point Park Dominic started sniffing very deeply.
"It smells like snakes."
I had to ask - "What do snakes smell like?"
"Like pets!"

Today Dominic kept fake falling from his bike.
"Look Mom, I didn't get hurt. My knee pods kept me safe."
After a few falls he landed w/ the handle bar in his stomach. In a very strained voice he said
"Look Mom, my pods kept me safe." Groan. "I guess!"
The time change worked out fairly well for us. The weather was amazing yesterday and so we decided to keep Dominic up instead of putting him down for a nap. That way at his regular bedtime at 8pm it wouldn't feel like the old 7pm and he'd hopefully go right to sleep. On missed nap days we usually have lots of whining and break downs so we were a bit nervous.
We went to the park w/ a friend and had a picnic. We rode the model A to the river, we went on bike rides and Dominic and Jon worked on things in the garage. He was amazing for how little sleep he'd had. We were both so relieved. So the kids went down at their normal bedtimes and woke up at 7:30am this morning. A wonderful change from the usual 6:30am. So unlike most people, I've been over the moon happy about the time change.
Just a random picture of Caitlin laughing. She's such a happy baby when she's not tired. She's getting more and more aware of her surroundings and loves her brother to talk to her. About the only time she fusses now is when she's tired. So hopefully she's growing out of it. Although I've been warned that girls are more fussy and needy than boys. =)

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