Monday, August 16, 2010

Curly is Walking!...and a Giveaway

So I am a terrible blogger and I forgot to write a post about 1 1/2 weeks ago Curly finally started walking regularly. He was a little over 15 months old. I have to admit every month past 12 months I was getting more and more anxious for him to start walking. I would go on the internet and search to make sure it was still "normal" for my child to not be walking yet. Even though my Dr assured me it was fine and there was nothing wrong with my child. And a week and a half later I am already wondering what I was so anxious for. Didn't I learn my lesson the first time...apparently not! Now when we go to the store he doesn't want to ride in the cart. OH NO! He's a big boy now he wants to WALK. But he doesn't walk beside me he runs around and gets into anything and everything he possibly can. And his sister just laughs which encourages him more. How people with 3 or 4 or even 5 kids do it I have no idea. Also I just ordered some cloth diapers for him and I just got them in the mail. I can't wait to start using them. I've always been pro-breastfeeding but cloth diapering I have not. Not that I don't think its a wonderful thing for the environment and the baby and all that stuff but I just didnt think I could be organized enough to wash diapers all the time. Until lately every time I buy a box of diapers and open it up I cant ignore the "chemical" smell that pours out of the box. Literally I cringe actually putting the diaper on his bottom thinking about if I can smell the chemicals how much is actually absorbing into his baby bottom. I know I sound like one of those crazy natural parents that only feeds her kids organic foods out of the garden in my own back yard but I assure you that I am not. Its just a personal observation that I have had lately of disposible diapers. So next time you open a box of Huggies let me know if its just my imagination.

So my little Boo's 4th Birthday is coming up before I know it. I can't believe that she is going to be 4 in 1 month. I hate how fast they grow up. We've decided since she has 2 years left until Kindergarten we are going to do some preschooling at home with her this year and then send her to pre-K next year. I am starting to embrace being home with them each day and I feel more and more like I want to be more involved with her learning. Now I am not going to homeschool her or anything like that but I think that it wont hurt for me to do some preschool type teachings with her. And we are also starting her in Hula classes and a program called TuTu and me 2 days a week so that she gets the social interaction that will help prepare her for the class environment. And just this past Sunday we started attending the Nazarene Church here in Kona so she is getting a classroom type environment in the Sunday school there. She definitly does not lack the eagerness to learn and she has a very open mind. I think that will be very helpful for her when she does start school. She does like to talk though...which reminds me a lot of myself when I was young. I loved (and still do) to talk. I can still remember spending most of my 1st grade in the hallway because I interupted my teacher during class. I hope that she can work through this but for now it does help her make new friends in an unfamiliar world. Which I am grateful for.

I am getting more and more settled into my role as being a stay at home mom. Even though I still know that this is not a completely permanent thing I am still learning to embrace it and take advantage of this time with my kids. I am learning to be more creative in ways to play and just learning myself that I don't have to do things the way that everyone else does. I feel a sort of freedom and confidence building inside of me that has never been there before.

So I am not sure if really anyone is reading my blog lately since I don't write very often and I don't have any comments. So I decided to do my own little fun giveaway. Just something I thought would be fun. I am not sure all of the aspects of it yet but I will tell you what I do know. I will be giving away some fun little 'pieces of Hawaii' and I will be putting this on my blog in 1 week from today and the giveaway will go on for 2 weeks and then I will pick a winner on September 6th. Please check back on Aug 23rd for all the details on the giveaway.

Oh and my wonderfully amazing husband finally gave the go ahead and I purchased my first DSLR camera. I have been having a blast taking some pics of the kids and I can't wait to start taking some pictures of our beutiful new surroundings. Here's a few I took last week :)

Please come back in a week to check out the details of the giveaway!