Friday, October 21, 2016

Minnesota State Fair

Today we got to take Baby R to the Minnesota State Fair. We had a great time visiting all sorts of different attractions.

Baby R was excited to ride the water ride in the warm afternoon sun, but was none to happy with the outcome of actually getting wet.

We also enjoyed another yearly round of the letter forest to add names to pool noodles. Baby R got in on the fun a bit more this year as he has learned his letters and now recognizes his name.

Goodnight talks

I have started a fun little night time routine with baby R, and I love it. Of course bedtime has become one of my most favorite times of each day, even thought it no longer involves me getting to rock my sweet boy to sleep. We do however have a blast!

Bedtime now involves books. One to read and one to put stickers in. Usborne has a great selection of sticker books for every interest. Baby R is loving the Zombie one right now. But we switch it up to keep life wild. After we read, as a family, then Mr R and I ask 4 great questions.
1. What was your favorite part of today
2. What did you not like about today
3. How did you show kindness to someone today
4. Do you have any questions for us

We have had some great conversations, mostly silly, some heartwarming, some actually serious. I am so glad that we do this.

My absolute favorites include (from different nights of course)

*When I made his Shark halloween costume.
Mrs R- What was your favorite part of today?
Baby R - eating all the krill

*After a day of Daycare
Mrs R - Did you show someone kindness?
Baby R - Yes
Mrs R -How did you do that?
Baby R- Respect
Mrs R- oh, how did you show respect?
Baby R- I respect ice cream

*When we visited the pumpkin patch
Mrs R - What was your favorite part of today
Baby R -  Uncle Randall and Kiki

*When we had a family birthday party (favorite because I wouldn't have know)
Mr R- What did you not like about today
Baby R - cousin J was mean to me, does he have to come back tomorrow?
Mr R - no, he won't be back to see us tomorrow
Mrs R- But we need to remember to show kindness to people, maybe he was having a bad day.
Baby R - He made me very sad.
Mr & Mrs R - **HUGS**

*When Baby R got a package of books in the mail
Mrs R - What was your favorite part of today
Baby R- My blue whale blues book **breaks into song**

*When Mrs and Baby had a date to visit the fire-station
Mrs R - What did you not like about today
Baby R - my brain got frozen from my ice cream

*After a day at Daycare
Mrs R - What was your favorite part of today
Baby R - kissing all the girls