Monday, November 30, 2009

Ringa Ringa

Our evening routine is as follows:
  • Dinner at 6:30
  • Bath at 7:00
  • Family playtime in Caleb's room from 7:30-8:00
  • Bedtime is 8:00

We started doing the 30 min of family playtime a couple of months ago. Before then we let Caleb play in the play room with his toys until bedtime. We were having trouble with Caleb getting too riled up and putting up a fuss when it came time to brush teeth and go to sleep. So, thanks to Juan, family playtime was born.

The rules of family playtime are that we stay in Caleb's room and either read books or play and sing. We try to keep the wrestling to a minimum and the vibe calm. Well, as calm as an almost two year old boy can be at least.

Caleb's new favorite thing to do during play time is Ringa Ringa - also known as Ring Around the Rosies for those of you know not well versed in Toddlerish. He loves it and does a fabulous dramatic fall at the end. He also insists that we ALL play (no sitting out by Dada) and we ALL have to fall down. He then heroically pulls Juan and I back to a sitting position and it all begins again.

Family bonding at it's best. All three on the floor giggling, holding hands and spending time as a family.

I am so very thankful.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


We have our first real injury. Caleb managed to stick the ring finger of his left hand in the door at school as it was closing about a week and a half ago.

Pinched the skin off of the pad of his finger (that's the right term, right?) and severely bruised the nail. Half of the nail now looks dead. I'm not sure what will happen as it grows out, guess we'll see.

And yes, a bruised finger is not an excuse for not being a timely blogger. I promise to try harder as we move into the holidays.