I hate to actually put this in print – but MAN, the weather has been fabulous for the last 4 days or so. April in Michigan is very iffy. I remember one year as a child that one day I was dressed in shorts having a water balloon fight with the neighbors and literally the very next day we had a foot of snow. This weekend has been 70 degrees plus, sunny and wonderful. Last summer we had such cruddy weather that we would have loved 70 degrees!
With Good Friday and Easter, plus the aforementioned beautiful weather, we have been busy busy busy! Here’s a quick weekend (some of it spills into last week) wrap up:
BIG GIRL BED: At 3 and almost a half years old, it is time to start moving out of the crib. I can hear the shocks of amazement. Yes, she’s been sleeping in her crib. Still. She’s never once tried to climb out. Shocking – I know! Her brand new toddler bed arrived this week and mama is proud to say I assembled it all by my very self! There was only minor swearing. Tati was very excited at first – but when push came to shove, she really wanted back in her crib for bedtime. She powered through that first night and made it until 3am(ish). She woke up fussing and was ok, but basically laid in bed talking for an hour before I gave up and let her sleep the rest of the night in her crib. The next day (Good Friday) she napped in the bed and hasn’t looked back since. The crib is still up in her room – I wanted the out in case she really fought the transition. And now I just need to have the energy to tackle taking it apart to get it out the door.
Potty Training: Much progress here… we’ve been trying hard! Last week at a cousin’s birthday party, Tatiana saw her first Zuzu pet. Needless to say, she WANTS a Zuzu pet. So this was our motivation for a prize. She understands what she’s supposed to do, she just doesn’t always do it. We’re getting there.
Easter: Last year this was our first holiday home. We had only been home from Russia for two weeks when Easter fell, so it was a little lost in concept. This year was MUCH different. She was excited for the Easter Bunny and looking forward to the big day (until we went to see him at the mall – then all bets were off). We had an egg hunt last weekend and she had a blast. Even though she wanted to have NOTHING to do with him at the mall (think scream bloody murder, cling to mama), the Easter Bunny was VERY good to Tati this year. She got a new wagon filled with lots of goodies – a little candy, but mostly fun stuff. After all, the bunny knows his audience, and T is not a huge candy fan.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter!