— Nest (@nest) January 13, 2014
This is horrible news!…at least to me. I have steadily been removing myself from all things Google for years now, and now they’ve found out another way to track me! Sure, I have a Google+ account, but who in the hell really uses that. Sure, I’ve got a GMail account, but it’s my throw away account. Seriously – this sucks. I really may have to look at another option now. I really love my Nest, but come on. Really?! This pretty much sucks…
Rant over for now…
So now, officially at 21 months & 18 days Joshua has decided that he’s done with his crib. He insisted on sleeping in the big boy bed after escaping the stuffy confines of his crib for the third time this evening. Obviously, this is a bit sooner than we’d hoped. He climbed out of his crib three times at nap on Sunday and then once more at bed time. Since then it has been one time at bed time each night. Then, of course he climbs out in the morning once he has woken before calling for somebody to come get him. Well, let’s look on the bright side – at least we can free up some space in his room by taking apart the crib. I suppose that we should buy him some appropriate toddler bedding too. We’ve been lucky in that neither of our kids have hit the deck whilst escaping.
For comparison, he bested his sister by three months & 5 days
Joshua turned 1 year old on May 3rd, and this first year has gone incredibly fast. We’re not big on parties when our children are this young, but we made sure that he had the opportunity for cake. He got to open presents (when his sister Sara let him), and he seemed to really enjoy it. He scored a new library worth of books from all of his grandparents and aunts. He also got a Bob the Builder giant Lego set and watching him walk around with this giant bucket held out in front of him is pretty amusing.
He’s a very mobile dude now and has pretty much given up on crawling. Even though he first walked around 9 or 10 months he kept to crawling for another month or so for primary locomotion. He’ll be running any time now since he always watches his sister. Sara is in a constant state of run. We challenged her to only walk while we were in the store the other day and it was obvious that she was having to exercise some self control.
Joshua’s 1 year checkup was pretty uneventful. Basic stuff – development, height, weight, etc. He’s is now 21 lbs and 30 inches – quite a change in a year. Unfortunately, his last round of inoculations have left him a bit sick, but only low grade fever…so – expected stuff. At least he’s cuddly when he’s not feeling well as opposed to his normal constant state of motion.
Now with his 3rd and 4th tooth coming in, Joshua has added clapping, waving, and standing on his own to his repertoire of crawling the doggy door and general loudness. He is now his over 9 months old and, just like his sister, he is growing up too fast
Well – Joshua has finally made it through the doggy door. He’s been eying it for a couple of months, but he finally went through with it today. He actually did it about two months before his sister did when she was a crawler.
And so you can laugh at Sara doing it again…
When we bought our house there was a very heavy duty fence built around the A/C unit and water connections. The problem was that it was rotting and the previous owner’s dogs went after it and chewed/scratched it up. So – I took it out when I ripped out the old deck. A couple of years after the fact I finally got around to replacing it. It was actually a pretty fun project and I had some good quality time with my daughter. Having children around, though, surely slows the process. That and prior scehduled engagements turned a 1 day project into a little more than 2. All worth it of course. Now we’ve got to wait 6 months to a year before we can stain or paint it since it is all treated lumber. Here’s to hoping we remember that we had planned to stain it!
I turned my back for a minute this morning and turned back to find this! Goodness, I hope that he doesn’t start walking as early as I did. (don’t worry – bottom drawers in this household are kid friendly)
Today, we gave Joshua his first solid foods. He really likes it. Now maybe he’ll sleep longer through the night