Thursday, August 18, 2011

A transition

Tomorrow is Ezra's last day in the Starfish room at daycare.  He's been there a year and we've come to know and love the 3 teachers in his room.  It's going to be a sad day.  All this week he's been spending time in his new room, the Peacocks.  Each day it's been a couple hours more than the previous, and each day we get a little report on how the day went.  So far, he has gone right in and started playing with the other kids... no tears, no sadness, no tantrums.  He had lunch in there the last 2 days and napped there today.  I'm glad the transition has been so smooth, but I'm still sad.  Maybe it's because I know my baby is growing up, or maybe it's because I know how much those girls love him and will miss him.

So I decided they needed a gift.  I found this idea and thought it was so adorable...


I found an adorable yellow Gerbera daisy plant that just so happened to have 3 lovely blooms... one for each teacher.  I can't wait to give it to them tomorrow to brighten an otherwise sad day.

It's not quite as fancy as a typed and printed label, but I think they'll like it. :)


Thursday, August 11, 2011


Ezra has been talking up a storm.  It's like someone flipped a switch and our mostly babbling baby has turned into a sentence speaking genius. (Okay, I might be a little biased.)

  • "More (fill in the blank).  Yes?"
    • This is how he asks for things.  And when he says "yes" he nods.
  • "Mow-en it"
    • Not sure how he came up with this one but this means "open it"
  • "Bloun choc-o-let muck"
    • Brown chocolate milk.  He is very deliberate in his pronunciation of chocolate.
  • "Mommy-chino!  Mmmm!"
    • This is what he said the other day when I got a frappuccino from Starbucks.
  • "Help you"
    • This means he wants help.  Instead of "help me" he says "help you"
  • "Hold you"
    • Again, instead of saying "hold me" it's "hold you"
  • "Hah-veet"
    • When he wants to give us something...  "Mommy hah-veet" means he wants me to have something.
  • "Oh, no! Do?"
    • This is short for "Oh, no!  What did you do?"  I think I said this once ever; when he took all the diapers out of the drawer we keep them in and tossed them around the living room.
  • "Jeffy"
    • This is the name of Jessie from Toy Story
Recently he has discovered a love for powder.  I read in a magazine that the best way to get sand off wet, sticky feet was to keep a little container of powder in your beach bag.  Boy, they weren't kidding.  That stuff is like magic.  So anyway, I've been using it on his feet when he comes home from daycare, since he loves the sandbox.  He has started to ask for me to put it on his hands and then he rubs them together and nods and says "Mmmm" because it must feel good.

He also loves freezee pops.  Usually we cut them in half and he chomps them down.  He has even started requesting specific colors.  His favorite part is the juice that collects in the bottom of the plastic.  He will sometimes pull the popsicle out of the plastic just to drink the juice and then wants us to put it back.

A ritual when we leave the daycare each day is naming colors on vinyl play mats.  They have a few foam mats that are covered in colored vinyl, like the ones gymnasts use.  They are 4 different colors and he will go stand on by it and we will recite colors and he'll go stand on the right color.  We always cheer for him and lately he has been getting them all right.  See what I mean about him being a genius?