Leaps and Bounds … Our Little Guy is Amazing!!

People thought I was nuts when I was pregnant buying the little guy flashcards of colors, numbers, shapes and the alphabet. Well…

I have done the alphabet cards (and the others as well) with R since he was about a year old (maybe sooner). I would tell his daddy what he was doing but the other day my heart melted. We went to visit daddy at work and I put R down so he could wander. He went to the “Paper Only” sign and pointed at the A and said “ah” then pointed at the E and said “ee”. He did it on his own with no coaching and he did it a few times. Yesterday when I showed him the “A” card he said “Ah”…”Ba”(for b)… “Ka”(like the cat minus the “t”).. “Da”.. “E” and clapped.

AMAZING how their brains are little sponges.

R is almost 20 months old ūüėÄ

Road Trip Success

I had the car loaded and ready to go for our departure first thing in the morning. ¬†I had all kinds of good stuff for us to listen to from Marbles’ Brain Beats, Katy Perry, Disney nursery rhymes, VNV Nation, Wumpscut, Dimmu Borgir, jewel’s lullabies and a bi-lingual toddler book on tape. ¬†I learned real quick he was on with the nursery rhymes cd once by round 2 he was ready for something new. ¬†He would sing along to just about everything. ¬†As for activities for him to do I didn’t leave anything out. ¬†I had everything packed from a new stuffed crab to give him if he got “crabby” to a few of his favorite toys. ¬†I had the iPad loaded with a couple of Disney short films and Thomas the Train story collection, or so I thought. ¬†We were about 2 hours away from our destination and we stopped at a rest area so I could pop in the video. ¬†OH BOY was I surprised when I went to pull up Thomas and it said “Unable to load video”. ¬†WHAT, But I tested it and it played fine at the house??? ¬†Apparently it didn’t finish downloading completely. ¬†grrrrr ¬†So here I was 2 hours away and my plan was derailed. ¬†But not to fret because within about 20 minutes he fell asleep again and was out for about 40 more minutes.

He didn’t even need the movie he had his favorite monkey, his sippy cup, his cup of goldfish, and his Leap Frog “Scout” dog and he was perfectly happy the entire trip. ¬†Only a couple of times he didn’t want to get in the car but it was nothing once I got him in and handed him Mr Monkey he was fine. ¬†I have been blessed with a very good traveler. ¬†Thankfully Daddy will arrive before we have to travel back home and he will ride back with us.

The next solo trip is a 24 hour trip down the coast to Florida to see the grandparents in the wintertime.  That will be the next adventure.

 

Solo with 18 month old Road Trip Prep

I am preparing for a solo 10 hour road trip with my 18 month old son.  Yup, you read the correctly.  Just me and a toddler for 10 hours in a car.

Here is what I have done so far:

Snacks:

  • pouches for fruits/veggies
  • goldfish
  • crackers
  • PBJ sandwiches

Entertainment:

Random:

  • extra diapers & wipes

I know I have to be missing something… Any suggestions for me so I keep up my sanity? ¬†HAHA

I will blog as we take our journey which starts on Wednesday morning bright and early.

Vine Video – Dinnertime Fun

I do find it annoying that I can’t actually embed the video without paying wordpress a fee of $60.00 per year. ¬†Why do I have to pay that when the video isn’t even being stored in their system?

Grrrr  ok enough of my rant.  For Vine Videos I will simply include the link for them to to be viewed through Vine and a small synopsis.

Vine Video – Dinnertime Fun

Robert was being a ham so I grabbed the iPad and made a 6 second Vine Video.