A few things we learned this week…

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“No spill” snack bowls are a joke.  In fact, I think that Elijah sees it as a challenge.  He makes it his personal mission to spill every last Cheerio out of the fancy Gyro Bowl and onto the floor.  Since they end up on the floor anyways, why don’t I just pour the Cheerios on the floor to begin with? (just kidding, mom.)


One-year-olds are smarter than I thought.  It’s probably because my husband is a huge technology geek, but Elijah can scroll down with one finger on the iphone.  He even pulls the iphone away from me when I am talking on it because he thinks every phone call is a face-time call now.


We call him a “monkey” for a reason.  He cleared out a shelf of DVDs and then made a small pile out of them to step on, so he could try and get the items on the higher shelf that were placed there to be specifically out of his reach.  This baby-proofing stuff is a joke.

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If you give a monkey ketchup for dipping his nuggets in; he will eat fistfuls of ketchup and then eat the nuggets.  Really, he just shoveled the ketchup in his mouth.


We are those people now.  The people who push around the obnoxious carts for their kids.  I honestly did not think I would ever do this at the grocery store.  But Eli loved it and he was so stinking cute in there.  I think I will reserve this for shopping trips were Daddy comes along, because I did not like not having a good view of him.  Plus, RJ will be the one looking silly instead of me.


The library is awesome.  And free.  As long as you don’t have to pay late fees, or for a replacement card, since the last time you were there was 4 years ago.  Elijah and his Daddy have spent the last two Monday mornings there while I run errands.  And my boys love it there.


Elijah really does love Mickey Mouse.   While some of it very well could be us buying him Mickey Mouse things and talking about Mickey Mouse and pointing out Mickey Mouse whenever we see him; Elijah loves Mickey.   He will kiss pictures of Mickey.  He will bite his stuffed Mickey’s face (its a sign of affection, I promise).  He will point and laugh at the giant Mickey balloon that is still inflated from his party.  And he will cuddle his Mickey on the floor, completely unprompted.  We are raising our little Disney fan right.



About jessgrune

I'm Jessica. I am a wife and a mama. My husband, Rj, is a youth pastor who just began seminary this fall. Our baby boy, Elijah, is almost two and he is the coolest thing I have ever made. In February we will be adding a baby girl monkey to our family. I love doing crafts, shopping for good deals, vacations in Disney World, naps, and playing with my monkey. I have more fun picking out clothes for Eli than I should admit. I wish I spent more time reading good books. And I really miss sleeping for more than 4 hours at a time, but I am told this will happen again...one day.

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