Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Yours truly was going stir-crazy this morning at the thought of the three of us being cooped up in the house all day (Michael's off from school), so I made a plan, and for those of you who are also going crazy, here's what we're doing:

1. Busted out a few of the obscene amount of new toys Bennett has yet to play with from his birthday and Christmas. This has gone a LOOONG way to entertain.

2. Busted out new books he hasn't seen yet from my stash. He's built up to reading 30-45 minutes in one stretch, a few times a day, which is fabulous. He's learning a lot, and our books aren't annoying - they're ones I actually enjoy reading to him.

3. Watched Sesame Street and ate blueberry cheesecake muffins for breakfast, which is about as close to perfection as you can get with a 2 year old.

4. Busted out the coloring books and jumbo crayons, which we haven't used in FOREVER. I also found a stray piece of poster board that we drew pictures on for a while.

5. Michael and I each took a 30 minute stretch (this is mine) to have free time while the other took over with the munchkin.

6. Michael's been playing some of his favorite "guy games" with him this morning, such as Hide n Seek (or shriek, the way they play), Ride around the House, Jump Over the Kid, Daddy Falls off the Bed a Ka-Zillion Times, etc.

7. We're about to brave the weather and meet Mimi for lunch because none of us can stand it anymore. We're just not home-bodies, though on days like today I wish we were.

8. After lunch comes a nap for the little dude, at which point I will boil baby supplies (joy) and then do battle with the Wii Fit.

9. Umm...this is where I run out of steam...NO clue what we'll do this afternoon...maybe start over again at number one?? hee

Hope this list helps somebody else! Enjoy your cozy warm homes and kiddos!