Sunday, January 16, 2011

Operation No More Cabin Fever

This is what cabin fever looks like around our house these days... We're all going a little stir-crazy with too much snow and too cold of temperatures. Our cabin fever would be on the mend if we could only take the sled for a spin around the block. In lieu of sun and fresh air I've opted to increase our activity levels indoors. On Friday, Miles and I had a fun time at ECFE. Miles has so much fun in fact that he doesn't want to leave and we're usually the last ones out the door because I'm chasing him around the play area trying to put his hat and coat on.

We also take full advantage of our downstairs playroom and do lots of chasing.

Feeling adventurous we tried painting with pudding this week.

It was fun and delicious.

After lots of messy fun Miles got thrown into the tub.

What better way to wile away a hour than splish-splashing in the bath?

And just hanging out. On Saturday Miles and I took full advantage of our wonderful public library and played with their train set, puppets and read many new books while enjoying a change of scenery away from home.

We can't forget that cuddling is another great cure for the winter blues.

Too cold to enjoy an outdoor nature hike? Why not hike around the house while vacuuming! Miles loved being tall and hanging out on daddy's back. Today we also bought a treadmill from Craigs List. I've been feeling heavy and tired with my lack of exercise during this pregnancy so 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill a day should help. It felt good to pump my arms and legs and be active in a non-chasing-toddler-around-the-house sort of way tonight.

Early on in the week Miles' hip injury healed quickly and he was back to his old self - running around the house. Not even the winter sniffles (a cough and runny nose) could slow him down. With all of the coughing in mommy's face and what seems like every other minute nose wiping I do I woke up this morning with a cold myself. I guess it's par for the course during a nasty Minnesota winter.

Miles keeps us thoroughly entertained (or very busy chasing him everywhere) at all times. New words he's saying on a regular basis include: girl, car, cup, Coco (for Cousin Corey), football and snowplow. He also now blows on his food when he thinks it's too hot and rocks his "baby" to sleep. A new food this week for both mommy and Miles was pomegranate seeds - we both love them. Now that Miles is in the younger toddler room at school Mike and I can really see what the coming months have in store for us when we watch his little friends. On a daily basis when Mike drops Miles off and picks him up Miles' friends say "Hi Daddy, Hi My-ohs" or "bye My-ohs." It's very cute.

Lastly, Miles had his 18-month well baby check-up on Wednesday. He is a very healthy little guy and is developing normally. His stats are:
  • Height: 32 1/2 inches (55%) (I'm not 100% sure of this measurement as their was a lot of wiggling going on.)
  • Weight: 24 lbs. 7 1/2 oz. (35%)
  • Head: 49 cm (85%)

1 comment:

  1. Looks like the Chanhassen crew is having fun! We will have to try the pudding painting - I think Olivia would dig it. And happy to see you also have a backpack - I have gotten over my winter blues with long walks with this helpful contraption!

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