Friday, November 21, 2008
We started our venture at Little Monkey Bizness which is a place similar to Gymboree where AJ can play and run around with other kids. Well, for now since he's so young mainly he got to lay on soft colorful things and watch TONS of other kids play. It will be even better for him when he can crawl or walk as it's geared towards kids under 5. Even at his age, he LOVED IT! He was completely enthralled by all the kids, noises, colors and sounds that were going on around him. I was also very happy because the place was PACKED with stay at home moms and I met some great people. MOMS Club has many different meetings each month; ice cream socials, cookie decorating days, play dates and so much more. I really hope to meet some new friends for both AJ and me and hope to also find some great new things in our community to do.
Here are a few pictures from today:
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sadly, he didn't love it like I'd hoped. He didn't totally hate it either, but it was pretty much the same reaction as his other one. sigh...
Then, I decided that I needed to get him a high chair. We've been feeding him on the island in our kitchen in his Bumbo which was fine, but he's growing out of it. Also, I want him to get used to being in a high chair. So, we ventured to the consignment store near our house and found a GREAT deal! I've never been a big consignment store shopper, but I've been into this store a few times and really like the owner and the things she has. She only takes the best things. I've also realized how expensive it is to buy new and figured why not buy "pre-owned". (Aren't you proud mom??)
So, I got there and they had one high chair. It was a Peg Perego high chair which is the TOP of the line (they also have strollers and other things) Well, new this high chair would be $225. I would NEVER NEVER pay that for a high chair. Used, it was being sold for $90. Even that was too high. I'd planned to pay in the neighborhood of $60-80 or so. Well, I told the owner thanks, but no thanks. I'd come back in a week or so and see if she had anything else. She was so nice! She told me that since it had been there for a few months that she'd lower the price to $60 and then went ahead and explained just how great it was. Maybe I'm a sucker, maybe she's a great sales person, whatever...I think paying $60 for a $225 high chair is a deal! And best of all, Anderson loves it!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wish us luck on the new car seat! I'm installing it tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thank you Holly for reminding me to try it again! I think he finally likes it because he's older...who knows really? Who cares! haha!
The true test will be later tonight when I'm asleep and Jason gives it to him. Wish us luck!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
After our walk ...
Part of me is looking forward to him being able to sit up on his own so that when we go grocery shopping or to Target I can put him in the cart. The other part of me doesn't want him to grow up that fast! For now, I will either carry him or have him in his stroller.
On another note, we've started feeding him sweet potatoes. He likes them MUCH better than avocado- I can't blame him!
Sweet Potato Face!!
Also, he's really learning how to entertain himself more lately. Obviously I have my eyes on him at all times, but he's able to hang out on his Little Einstein mat and roll around and play while I clean the house or cook dinner. It's so nice to get a LITTLE time to do these things while he's awake and not have to cram it all into nap time. Don't get me started on nap time.. hahah!