Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chocolate Copping Strategies

I am smitten. Head over heels, never coming back, in love. I mean, it’s been 5 months and life is forever better. Kip is now 5 months old. Can you believe it? He is the happiest, sweetest, little man I have ever met. He is all dimples, and smiles, and sparkling eyes. The giggles, and the way he peeks his head above the bassinet, eyes big and blue smiling up at me absolutely melts my heart.
Today, I woke up with a plan. I was going to get some chores done, actually exercise, and go to the store to get some jelly beans so I can start teaching Vince his colors. It is the easiest and most pain free way I have discovered in teaching the colors. Sorting first, and then saying a color and if they identify it, they get to eat it. No tears! Anyway, my plan. But first, around 9 Kip usually takes a nap. So I held him and rocked him and sang and 11 rolled around and he was still wide awake! He has never stayed awake this long.
I gave up and packed the kids in the car, fully expexting the car ride to put Kip to sleep, but he didnt fall asleep. At all.
He smiled and occasionally fusses. I figured he is teething. This is a face of my teething baby.

Can you believe that smile? This photo was taken around 5 tonight. With no nap from the baby yet. Jeffrey did take him when he got home from work. The thing is, because Kip wouldn’t sleep today, neither did Vince. And Vince was grumpy. As any 1 year old who misses his nap is grumpy.

He did finally go down at 7. As in, down for the night! Im hoping he sleeps all night! Kip, too. For some reason, I feel like I haven’t slept in days. Just emotional exhaustion, of course.
To combat the mental exhaustion, I am doing all kinds of fun things with my hair right now.
Also, I’m combating it by a sweet deal I found at the store. Of course, I had a bit of a scuffle with the cashier over the price. But I won in the end. Only because I was right. The posted price was $4 cheaper than what it rang up. And these chocolates are the ONLY assorted ones can stand. So Keith and I have been enjoying the chocolates while I struggle with the Almost Twins.

And today is my sweet mother’s birthday. We went over yesterday because I had plans today (but they fell through, thank heavens!) She made the most delectable cale ever! I dont like chocolate, and I don’t like cake, but hers was magnificent! Just look at it! Happy Birthday, Mom!

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