Five on Friday : This Week

One.

Last weekend we spent an afternoon at a friend’s house for a get together and BabyBird had the best time running around and playing with his buddies that we’ve known since they were infants and now most of us are pregnant with #2. So it was a bunch of 2.5yr old toddlers running around and mommas with bumps.

And he may have also consumed a few brownies.

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Two.

We went to the pool Saturday morning and he had a great time with Daddy going down the big slides and splashing around. He is such a water baby and completely fearless when it comes to the slides. They must have done the slides at least a dozen times in the 1.5 hour we were there.

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Which then leads to…

Three.

Epic naps. Except before this lovely picture below of an completely passed out toddler, he had the mother of all tantrums in the car ride home from the pool. He insisted on listening to Adele (and asked in a whiny voice and we were trying to teach him to ask nicely but it just spiraled out of control) in the car – I usually let him pick the music and it’s either Adele, piano songs or his music class CD but he was just 1. exhausted and 2. stubborn as all hell on wanting to listen to Adele and was cranky the entire ride home. At first it was a bit amusing to see him so worked up and then it just kept going and going – for the full 20 minutes. Now this kid rarely cries or throws tantrums over things but I think the combination of being worn out at the pool did him in. This was probably the longest he has ever cried since sleep training days.

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Four. 

On Monday, BabyBird and I headed to Georgetown with our friends to ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad. He had a blast and was so excited to get on the train but about half way through he was done sitting still on a train going 10mph (not kidding) but it was a really fun day. And this kid also tanked the whole day – we skipped his afternoon nap and he played for almost 3 hours at a park and barely ate lunch and only napped for about 30minutes on the car ride home and did it all in good spirits and no meltdowns. More on this next week along with some pretty goofy pictures.

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Five. 

Swim lessons have been going great this summer, we are only on our 5th lesson and he’s really catching on. In the beginning BabyBird was a bit hesitant on getting his face wet and didn’t want water in his eyes, but now he is getting a lot better. Most of our lessons have been private or with one other person (which have been awesome) and it’s held at a local swim school where not only do they teach him how to swim but also water safety and survival. The 30 minute swim lesson with momma in the pool is a workout for me, especially being 28+ weeks pregnant. Along with doing so well in swim lessons, BabyBird has also taken to wanting to shower in the evenings more and not wanting to take baths – because baths are for babies. Obviously. Can I just say it’s pretty adorable seeing this little guy standing in a shower washing himself?