Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just a quick update

Not much new to report. Reuben is motoring along with his crawling, and I've had to put up our gate to prevent him from getting into the kitchen and playing with the cat's food and water. I keep a gap underneath it so the cat can still get in, and the little stinker was reaching his arm under it today to grab the food dish. So I moved it, and I think we'll be okay. Now if I can figure out how to keep him from playing with the VCR, we'll be all set. It may be time to invest in an entertainment unit with doors.

My garden is coming along. All my veggies are up, although the carrots are being a little slow. I put in some marigolds along the edge today. I've got a little corner with some other flowers. A friend gave me some spare daffodil bulbs, and some stupid animal has already dug them up once and eaten one of the bulbs. I was not happy to find this out. So I replanted the ones it left behind, and sprinkled some coffee grounds around them, (apparently this is supposed to repel certain animals). We'll have to see if it works. I still have to get my beans, peppers, and tomatoes in. Hopefully I'll do the beans in the next day or two, and the peppers and tomatoes in the next week or so.

anyway, I'm in the middle of making lunch, so that's it for now... Hope everyone is well!

Friday, May 23, 2008


So Reuben is starting to crawl. He's only really doing a few steps at a time, but I managed to get a bit of a video of it yesterday...

I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he's going everywhere and getting into everything.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Reuben's latest milestones...

So, I'm going to be lazy and post this in point form. Here is what Reuben has been up to lately:

- Six teeth. Four on top, two on the bottom.
- Learning to push himself around the room. Generally backwards, but can also turn himself around quite easily and rolls all over.
- Taking baths in the big tub. He's only slipped over a couple times and we catch him quickly. He likes to push himself around b/c it's slippery.
- Babbling. "Mamamamama" "Mum" "Babababa" are his current favourite words. Still no "dada".
- First yucky cold. His nose has been super plugged and he's developing a cough. Not fun. Due to plugged nose and mouth-breathing, he has been drooling EVERYWHERE. Even worse than with teething.
- Naps are becoming more normal, as in, an hour long morning nap, and at least an hour long afternoon nap. Mommy is very happy about this.
- Solids are going well. Applesauce is the current favourite. Not close to feeding himself yet though.

I think that's about all for now. Reuben passed his cold onto me, so I've been pretty dragged out lately, hence the laziness. I was lucky to even get most of the dishes done today...laundry on the other hand...

Hope all is well with everyone who reads this...