As we’re gearing up for a busy summer, we’re prioritizing what our to-do list for the boys. Since I’ll be back to working 3 days a week, the Chef is wanting to get the boys into a better routine and have some scheduled activities he can do with them. For the times I work on Saturdays, he’ll be able to take them to a local splash park for little kids. It’s within walking distance of our house and they will have a blast. I’m also signing them up for another play group he’ll be able to take them to.
We’ve recently had some trouble getting them to stay in the nursery at church. They don’t want to be in there if we aren’t. So, we’re attempting to have them play in the rooms for 30-45 minutes a day now in hopes that they’ll get used to being able to play without us present 24/7! First two days were rough. Today, they went in with no problems at all!
We’re attempting to break the pacifiers. So far, they are taking them only at naptime and bedtime. We’ll hopefully wean completely by next month? (Can you tell I’m dragging my feet on this one???) You see, this one in particular is soothed so easily by the paci! Call me lazy, but it’s nice to be able to shut him up so quickly 🙂
Another summer goal is getting them into big boy bed. After we wean the paci’s, we’ll set up a regular-sized twin bed and put it against the wall with railings on the side. It will be plenty big for them to share until we feel comfortable with them getting bunk beds or a loft bed.
And finally, we’re planning on tackling potty training. We decided to start with Lincoln because he tends to be more stubborn and not respond as well to praise. We figure if we get the hardest one out of the way first, then Malachi will be a breeze. Not sure when we’ll start training them yet, though.
My training for my new job is this week. I already shadowed a photographer at the hospital I’ll be working at. I get to take pictures in the rooms and it was so fun! The days will fly by! I go for more training tomorrow and Friday and start working in two weeks.
Also, I’ve started back doing my 30-day Shred workouts! I’d gotten pretty lax and gained a few pounds back, so I’m back at it 4 days a week.