Carrots for Michaelmas: Musings of a Catholic Wife, Mother, and Occasional Redhead

My Sweet Little Bear and Autumnal Fun
October 20, 2010, 5:38 pm
Filed under: Children

We took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch with my mom and her goddaughter, Maddy.

Benjamin was quite thrilled to be carted around by Maddy.

He picked out this knobbliest of pumpkins. I don’t know why it looks like he has dirt on his nose.

A few new things:

Bear has started sleeping later. (Praise the Lord!) For the first year he wouldn’t sleep later than 5:30 and for the past six months he’s been ready to start the day anytime between 5:45 and 6:30. But in the past couple of weeks we’ve had several mornings of 6:45, a couple of 7:00 mornings, and even a 8:00! It’s a whole new world. I think the change is partly due to his switch to one nap. He’s doing great with naps and will actually ask for his “rest and read time” because “Benjamin so sleepy” sometime between 11 and 1.

Beauty and the Beast has become his favorite movie. He likes to pretend he’s Gaston and flip through books saying, “no pictures! no pictures!”

He is practically potty training himself. He’ll ask to go in the potty a couple of times a day and if he’s successful, I’ll give him a treat. I don’t wait to pressure him because he’s still young to be potty trained so we’re taking it easy. Diapers may be disappearing in the near future, though.

He has also gotten really affectionate lately and says things that warms my heart. He gave me a big snuggle today and said, “Love Mama. Love Mama sooooo much.”

He is a giant. Seriously. He had his well-child check up today and is in the 75th percentile for weight and the 95th for height. What? Daniel and I are both shortish and smallish? How did I produce giant offspring?

I’ve been meaning to do a post about our fall/winter garden, our third bedroom that’s now a study, and our CSA. Things have been busy so there hasn’t been any real feasting since Michaelmas but we’re thinking about planning for All Saint’s Day on November 1st.

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Love it! We are at such a fun stage with our Little Bear!

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