Friday, June 27, 2008

Why I'm In Trouble

The other day, I was watching a 2-1/2 year old (Sir A), and I had our 19 month old, Sir E, and our 14 year old, Sir C. It was one of those days where I wish that I had a blue genie to come and take care of all the world's problems. Well, not really, but I bet you know what I mean!

Here's what happened. Sir A was sitting in the booster chair on a big chair, in the kitchen, eating his breakfast. His mom had just gotten it for him after she brought him, and then she went to run errands. Now normally, I would block the entrance to the kitchen so that Sir E couldn't go in there while Sir A was eating. I have NO clue why I didn't block the entrance to the kitchen this time. I think you might be able to figure out where this is leading...

Sir E walked into the kitchen, and decided that he want to know what Sir A was eating, so he grabbed the VERY full bowl of cereal and pulled it down off of the tray. Sir A got upset, because A: his cereal was now dripping down his legs and all over the floor, and B: because his cereal was no longer on his tray because Sir E pulled it off!!! When I tried to get the cereal bowl out of Sir E's little hand, he just FLUNG the rest of what was in the bowl, all over the REST of the kitchen floor! I was DEFinitely NOT in my right mind at that point, because if I had been, I would have grabbed the camera so that I could chronicle this moment that I figured I would be laughing about later. I definitely was not laughing when it happened!

Well, yesterday we had a redeeming moment. One of my best girlfriends brought over a cool two-seater red Radio Flyer wagon that her kids have outgrown. We promptly decided that we must try it out. So we put Sir E in the wagon, without even bothering to put his shoes on him, and Sir C pulled him around our little apartment courtyard. (Sir C has been such a sweet big brother, and such a good helper to me and The Archer.) It was between 10:30 and 11:00 in the morning, so the sunshine gave us such a gorgeous brightness to all the colors around us, so that we could take some amazing pictures. Here are some of the pictures that I took.

One more thing that I would like to share. The Archer's co-workers threw an "adoption shower" for us last week, and we got seriously BLESSED!!! One of the things that Sir E got was this T-shirt, which is so poignantly perfect!!!
Doesn't it say it all? Well, at least he takes a good morning nap. We're still working on good afternoon naps. Getting caught should be at the TOP of the list! :-) He's learning though.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

We're Closing Shop!

No, we're not shutting down the blog. But, we are closing one of our shops on Etsy...Ambrosia Delights. With a new 19 month old in our home, our lives have gotten a little more busy, so we need to simplify. We will still be keeping our Rio Oso Designs shop, and we will still do the blog.

We need to make room in our little guy's closet, so we need to sell the things from our shop. We have gotten SOOO many wonderful gifts for him, that there is no room to put everything. We are getting rid of jewelry, clothing, and baby items.

We are offering 10% off on everything in our shop until our official close date of August 1st. EVERYTHING IS ALREADY MARKED DOWN, so you don't have to do anything but buy, buy, buy!!! :-)

We are also offering FREE shipping within the USA, on any purchases over $50.

Come on over and check us out at Ambrosia Delights.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Two Great Accomplishments

Sunday, June 8th, Sir C had a jujitsu kata (competition), where he came in 1st place in his division! We are SO proud of him. He has been doing jujitsu for 2 years now, and he has really gotten very strong and learned a lot. We will keep going as long as we can. Here is a picture of Sir C and his jujitsu teacher.

Way to go Sir C!!!!!

We took the guys to the pool on Sunday and Monday. Sir C LOVES the water, even though when we first got married, The Archer had to really teach Sir C how to swim and to love the water and not be afraid of it. Sir E SCREAMED when we put him in the water! He clung to Mommy the whole time. I think I may have little finger sized bruises on the back of my arm! Eventually he calmed down and allowed me to take him further into the water. He still doesn't even like the bathtub, so the pool was definitely intimidating for him.

Here are some photos from our pool time.

Another accomplishment: We knew that Sir E "climbed", but we didn't know that he "CLIMBED"!! On Monday, I had my back turned, and when I turned around, Sir E was sitting in a dining room chair. Did Sir C put him there? No! Did The Archer put him there? NO! How did he get up there??? Well duh! He climbed!! He put one little foot on the rung, and pulled himself up. But he didn't stop there. He sat in that chair just as smug as can be, smiling the whole time, link "Ha! Bet you didn't think that I could do this!". Then, he proceeded to climb on top of the table! I couldn't help but laugh. I wanted to sternly tell him "NO!", that he could hurt himself, but I couldn't. All I could do was laugh and grab the camera. So if Sir E ever finds himself in a bad predicament, he can count on Mommy laughing and grabbing the camera. Oh well. One time, right???

We WILL live through this! My mom did, after all!