Monday, January 12, 2009

Naps, bread and fun stuff

And so it begins...the process of dropping the nap. I believe my little ones are starting the process of dropping their nap. The last few weeks they have went from a 2-3 hour nap a day to 1.5-2 hours...if I am lucky. I am praying it is just winter and we are not as active as usual but I have a feeling it is the beginning of the dreaded dropping of the nap. As with everything when it comes to kiddos, this will more than likely take several months to happen...which I am thankful for. We are just back to the "you never know how long they will nap" stage. But that's okay, keeps me on my toes and it was time for a new schedule anyway. :)

I made bread today. Whole wheat bread even. My in-laws gave us their bread machine they no longer use (thank you!) and I have just not taken the time (until today) to figure out how to use it. I had bought everything a few weeks ago and was ready to go. Just wasn't sure how long I needed to throw everything in, etc and kept putting it off. We were almost out of bread today so I thought what the heck, I have everything, let's give it a go. It was a huge hit! Noah ate about a slice and a half and they are big slices.

He liked it so much he wiped it all over his face. I guess since it was so soft and fluffy he thought it felt funny on his face. Cameron didn't care for the crust so he ate the inside and left the crust.

Cameron decided he wanted to eat ketchup for dinner. So funny how much that kid loves ketchup...and we don't even have it all that often!

I signed up for a class at Big Picture Scrapbooking this month and am so happy I did. So far I am really enjoying it. It's called A Life Well Crafted. I have been so happy with the other classes (some of them free even!) I have taken there so have signed up for the month by month version of this one. I just did January to "test it out" but I think I will do the entire year after what I have experienced so far. Very happy with the content and the projects. Always a good thing! I guess after having kids and spending 8 months moving I needed to do something to find myself again. Hopefully this is a step in that direction.


Jill Scott said...

Okay, here's what I did when my oldest dropped her naps. Nap time became "quiet time" where we lay in our bed and "read" our books for an hour. It worked for me, but who knows. With boys that might be a ridiculous suggestion. I guess personality, really, is key. But it's worth a try, right?

mommyjill said...

Oh the dreaded nap dropping...... I told you my son dropped his at 22 months huh? Oh yes- he has taken 3 naps since then- and he is 4! I hope they don't do this to niece will be 3 in May and she still takes an almost 3 hour nap so there is hope!

Courtney said...

My son gave up his nap at 47 months...a month before his 4th birthday. Up until that point, I had to lay down with him in his bed for an hour before he would fall asleep, and that went on for many months. I think I was just trying to delay the inevitable. Now, he has "room time" for an hour and a half each day. That's when he gets to play with toys only in his room...his Leapster, read special books, color, do puzzles, etc. He never was a "good" napper...even from infancy he would only sleep in short spurts. But now that he has alone time, I'm so less stressed, he sleeps better at night, and he's just happier all the way around! Plus, I still get "me" time.

Good luck!


Margaret said...

I love homemade bread-yummy! You are so brave to make it. Was it hard? The boys are adorable with food all over their faces. Alison was like that too; she always had food all over her.


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