7 Quick Takes: Rock-a-Bye Boom Boom and More

Lifting the 7 Quick Takes concept from Jennifer at Jayesel – 7 quick things that have happened recently.

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Juliana is fascinated by the fact that I have a science degree and therefore I am a scientist. Not just any scientist, the most brilliant scientist in the world. On a regular basis she asks about my potions. Last night she asked where the secret lab is where I store my potions. Her follow-up question – how many bookcases are there in this house? I fear she is on to the location of my secret lab.

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Ruslan calls his pinkie fingers his tiny fingers as in I need a band aid for my tiny finger. Baby toes are also tiny toes. I giggle every time he says it.

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Scott and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary this week and he surprised me with a necklace. It is something that I found and pinned on Pinterest months ago and he found it there and ordered it. Good detective work by him and I love it!

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I have a new bedtime routine with the boys. First we sit and read 3 books, no more and most certainly no less. Then it is time for Rock-a-Bye Boom Boom. Ruslan always goes first – I stand next to his bed, hold him and rock back and forth and sing rock-a-bye-baby. Then I bounce him on his mattress and say boom-boom-boom and there is always a request for a second boom-boom-boom before he settles to be covered up. I repeat the process with Wyatt who giggles and then stretches out to go to sleep.

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Is there anything cuter than little boys with their hands in their pockets?

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Ruslan loose in a large store is a very scary prospect. When we shopped at the sports store this past weekend, I had the boys run laps of the track in the shoe department. Ruslan ran around and around and Wyatt would occasionally join in the fun.


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Grocery shopping with kids is always interesting and shopping with 2 or 3 is an adventure. Recently the boys realized that they can pull items off the shelf and add them to the cart. I try to keep the cart in the middle of the aisle so they can’t reach anything, but that isn’t possible all the time. If they can reach cookies or crackers those are an obvious grab. However they gravitate toward the large items for some reason like large canisters of instant coffee and bags of fruit – a few weeks ago I was selecting produce and turned around to find 4 bags of apples and oranges in the cart.

If I only need a few things, shopping with the boys at our local grocery store isn’t bad because they have great “car carts” that aren’t difficult to maneuver around the store. When I have all 3 of them, the boys are happy driving and Juliana has to walk or be very creative.

 

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