And I had to change the title of the blog. It just was false. I was thinking about changing it to "It's not just about me (but this blog is)" and then I realized that I like blog titles that I can look at and know whose blog it is. So there it is.
Gilbert had a sleepy day yesterday. To the point where I was getting nervous. He slept pretty continuously for 16 hours and then sporadically for about 5 more. This morning though, he is back in form, sitting on my lap, eating crackers (one of his well used words!), drinking milk, and occasionally whacking mummy or her glasses. Apparently this passes for 20 month old humor. And I am so pleased that he doesn't have any of the 3 dread diseases I thought up that I don't mind a bit!
These past few nights, Lily has been convinced there is a bear in the vicinity. More precisely, in her room. Bedtime is becoming nature study time. She wants to know where do bears live? Brown bears are mean right? Are they near here? Can bears lift up houses? Orianna tends toward lions and wolves. Where is Africa? It is far, far, FAR away? Wolves only live where it is cold don't they? They have been listening to Little House in the Big Woods at night, which does figure bears, but they have listened to it at night for about 8 months now and never minded bears before. We love Laura books! We rotate through the first 3 Laura books and Farmer Boy. They are great bed time listens, since they are fairly gentle, no villians (except bears, panthers, and wolves) and the tapes or CD's are long. A lot of story tapes are pretty short, which means they end so often the kids feel the need to holler and have you flip it over or choose another one. Not a good recipe for sleep. And too, I don't feel the need to critique Laura or think she needs a good hard spanking. A lot of fairy tales are really bizarrely stupid. And some of the Disney ones have main characters that are wildly annoying and villians who are so fakely one dimensional. Which is probably how it has to be for kids, but I get tired of them!
On the way to Saranac Lake
One of Owen's fat roosters.
Gilbert has learned how to play on his harmonica. Play being used pretty loosely here.
The Girls and a lamb that has to be bottlefed by Livvie and Tori.
Justin and Gilbert this morning. I love these guys!