March 28, 2008

Momma's Boy?

So, we joined the YMCA this past week. I really been wanting to work out and they have childcare included in the monthly fee. Perfect, right? I wish.

I know that Hunter isn't fond of strangers. He's perfectly fine being left with family that he knows as well as a couple of my friends. He hates the nursery at church and they pretty much call us every time we go to church to come get Hunter because he won't stop crying. I really don't want him to be crying for me on his first day of Kindergarten. So, I thought the Y would be a consistent routine to get him used to it and I can start with just 20 minutes. The first day was okay. He wanted to go in and check out the toys, but made sure I came with him. We played for a while and then I snuck out. The lady said he was okay until some parents came to get other kids and he melted down. When I got back he was sitting in the lady's lap just sniffling. The fact that he settled down was a good sign to me. The next he was onto my game. He clung to me the minute we walked in the door. I handed him over screaming and went and did my 20 minutes. I came back and he was standing up against the counter crying off and on. She said he cried everytime the gate opened and a parent picked up their child.

Today will be Day 3. Wish us luck! They say they've had some kids like him and after a week or two they don't want to leave when it's time. For some reason I think my kid's a bit more stubborn. But I hope she's right.

Update: Day 3 and 4 were a little better. He now knows where we are when we pull into the parking lot and starts whimpering. He cried when I left him each day, but was able to calm down and quit crying the rest of the time. But he made the lady hold him the whole time. He just sat there in her lap until I came back. I'll take that as progress.

March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Hunter doesn't slow down long enough to take a family photo so I unfortunately don't have one of those. I managed to get him with daddy though.

Hunter had a blast hunting for Easter eggs. He knew exactly what to do and carried his basket around collecting them. Then once it got too full and heavy he gave it to Daddy to carry.

March 18, 2008

Show Me Your Muscles

Heath and Hunter have a nightly ritual of warming up Hunter's cup of milk. Heath begins by saying, "Hunter, do you want your milk?" and Hunter stops whatever he's doing and runs toward the kitchen. They get the milk out of the fridge, get a cup, pour it, put it in the microwave, put the milk back in the fridge, open the microwave, get the milk, and put the top on it. When Hunter shuts the fridge door or microwave door Heath will ask him to show his muscles and this is what you get....

March 9, 2008

Green Meadows Farm

We went to Green Meadows Farm today. It's a petting farm with lots of different animals. They take you on a guided walking tour where you gets to pet many animals and even hold some (baby ducks & chicks and big ducks & chickens), go on a hay ride, and ride a pony. Hunter had a good time seeing all the animals. He really enjoyed just being able to run wild and free!

March 7, 2008

A Day at Magic Kingdom!

Jennifer treated us and another mom & son to a day at Magic Kingdom today. We hit the park right at 9am. We rode several rides with nearly no wait at all, took the train around the park, played at the playground, met Mickey, ate french fries for lunch (don't tell!), and then headed for the car at 2 o'clock. Hunter had a blast and was so well behaved all day. Not having to wait in lines helped a lot I'm sure. At this age he's just mesmorized by the rides and shows. Occasionally, he'll point at something, but otherwise he just has an 'in awe' look on his face. We're so lucky to have been able to experience Disney a few times already courtesy of great friends. I know Hunter won't remember, but it's so fun to watch him experience it all right now.

P.S. I keep forgetting to mention that I put an age counter at the bottom of my blog so you can see how old Hunter is at any given time. I know it's hard to keep up.

I made Mickey and Minnie shirts for the kids. They looked so cute!
Here's a closer picture of the shirt.
Not sure, but no crying!

March 2, 2008

MGM.... again!

Hunter and I were invited to MGM on Saturday with our neighbor and her son. We saw a few shows, played on the plaground, had lunch and came home. It's nice to be able to go for half a day and not feel like you aren't getting your money's worth.

Hunter wasn't sure about the characters. This was the first time he's been this close to any of them. It went over much better than Santa did!