Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ABC Book: Words

This book was a lot of fun to put together.  I basically just tried to use photos we already had, and gave each page one picture with one noun standing for each letter.  I did use a couple of verbs, so I could be sure to include all of Theo's cousins in a picture (and a few aunts and uncles).  Theo is able to "read" the entire book on his own.

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Monday, July 2, 2012


We still live in a two bedroom apartment.  Both bedrooms are full.  This is a problem, as we prepare for the new little boy who needs to live here too.  Since we're not sure how much longer we'll be working in DE, we don't want to move, so we're going to just make due until the end of the fall semester squeezed into this little place with two boys in diapers. 

I feel mother guilt in that this baby won't have a nursery all put together just for him like Theo did.  But, we've found a way to make this work for now.

Since the baby will be sleeping bed side in a bassinet for at least the first few months, we've decided to just move the "changing table" into our room, with all of the baby gear.  We figured we would not want to be going into T's room to change the baby in the middle of the night.  So, we cleared off Brian's dresser and got a new shelving system.  Once we are done using it in here, we plan to turn it sideways and use it in the boys room.  I will probably get some nice baskets to help hide all the clutter that will be in there eventually, but for now, I just put in a couple baskets we already had and left the rest open.  I'm very excited to see it all coming together.