Thursday, January 4, 2007

Little Things

Here are a few of the little things that have happened around the Thier house lately...

1. Charlie played with our fancy digital thermometer and changed it to where it only reads in celsius now. I cannot figure out how to get it back to farenheit. Anyone know what's a good temp, and what's fever in celsius?!

2. Chance is getting worse about wanting to play with the computer, phone, TV remote, and gets angry when he's told no. Lately, he comes up and presses buttons on the keyboard and makes the computer do wierd things. Like right now, everything is in large print and I don't know how to get it back to normal.

3. Charlie has been frustrated with Chance because Chance has found the buttons on the television and is always turning it off or changing the channel in the middle of Charlie's show.

4. Chance just dismantled my wallet...again! I've gotten to the point that I actually don't fight him on it, if it means I get five minutes to concentrate on the task at hand.

5. Sleeping has been a bit difficult for the boys. Charlie's been acting up earlier in the day than usual, so he's been sent to bed earlier for the last 2 days for naptime. He cries and says, "I no wanna go night night." So I tell him he has to lay in bed and rest...of course, he's asleep soon after.

6. Chance has this internal clock that tells him 7 AM is time to wake up. It is so hard to get him reprogrammed. And because he gets up so early, he also has started wanting to go to bed for the night at 5:30 or 6! I have been trying to keep him up, but he gets so fussy... So last night, I let him take a 3 hour nap from 5:45-9 pm, then I let both boys stay up as long as they possibly could! I think they both went down around 10:30 or 11. So this morning Chance treated me by sleeping until 7:45. I guess that helps a little ;)

7. Today as I told Charlie it was time for a nap, he said he wanted to go "Bye Bye" instead. I guess this cold rainy weather that made me happy to be snuggled up inside, has been driving him stir crazy. Granted we've only been home a couple of days. Anyhow, it's sunny today, so Charlie may get his wish soon. Although we may compromise with having him just play on the porch in the new playhouse Santa brought...

8. Charlie has told me a couple of times that "You not strong, Mommy. Charlie strong and Daddy strong."

9. Every time I light my scented candle, Charlie tries (and often succeeds) to blow it out. Then he started saying, "I blow candle out, we can eat now." I couldn't figure out what that meant. Finally, he explained, "It birthday candle. I blow it out and we eat now! Yay!" And just now as he looked at Chance's birthday candle, he told me it was his for his birthday, and that it says "Happy Birthday Charlie There." He's just a little bit excited about his birthday, can you tell? He's been wanting a birthday party for about 9 months now!

Overall, it's really great to be home, and we've had some fun times this week as well. I guess I just wanted to record these, so I will remember what life was like with 2 boys under 3 years old!


Angie said...

Comment from Stacia:

Oh my goodness girl! You must be a night owl. I'd take 7:00 in the morning over 11:00 at night anyday. Wish I could help you on the thermometer. I would google to find out about Celsius. That's a pain. Sounds like Chance's birthday was fun. Charlie doesn't have much longer till it's his turn. He is not the only one who has fun blowing out candles. Hadley sings Happy Birthday to himself everytime he blows out one of the candles I lit in the house. I hope to see you soon at Ladies Bible Class.

Angie said...

Comment from Angie:

Yeah, I wish I could do 7 am...but I'm so not a morning person, no matter how hard I try. I did find out the celsius temp, it's 37 degrees = 98.6 F. But I still can't figure how much of a fever it really is.

And I'm glad to know Charlie's not the only one into the birthday candles!