Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's been a crazy month. I can't believe Monkey is almost 3 months old now. I've been at work almost a month now and I truly love it. I miss Monkey the whole time, but the staff and students make my job a pleasure. Montessori is a great teaching method and doing it at a charter school is fun. Especially when I get to speak Spanish most of the day. Planning is much more intense but I do it weekly instead of daily. And I love how I get to know my students so much more because they're each working on something different. And I give lessons one on one or with 3 or 4 students instead of the whole class. It's amazing to me to see kids who are normally wound up and don't want to do work suddenly focus and start pushing themselves to learn more.

Monkey is growing so fast! And has now decided he doesn't like sleep. Not sure why but he has fallen into the habit of cat naps over the last few days. I blame the break. He's not used to having us both home this many days. And the poor little one missed some naps yesterday and Thursday. I would have thought that would make him more tired at night but no, it means he wakes up more often. I hope he sleeps well today so that he will sleep tonight. He has started to laugh more and it's adorable! He enjoys making faces at us and seeing our reactions to the things he does. And either he suddenly has more saliva or the teeth will be coming in soon cause he is trying to chew everything and the drool is all over. He really is a cute baby even when we're exhausted and have to hold him constantly cause he won't sleep anywhere else. The thing that amazes me is how fast he is growing. I look at the pictures of when he was in the NICU and I'm amazed at how quickly he has grown. I want him to stay little and cuddly forever.

This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for our sweet little Monkey and the fact that he's healthy. He loves everyone he meets and is quite the charmer with his giggle and smile. I'm thankful he loves to play and listen to stories. He will listen to any book I read him even if it's just Reader's Digest. Poor daddy was hoping Monkey wouldn't like showtunes and books the way I do but it looks like I'm the winner! He enjoys singing with me to Christmas music and Broadway musicals. However he also loves football and soccer so he's a perfect blend of us both!
Merry Christmas from Baby Monkey :) He loves the hat and booties my mom crocheted. They're perfect for Christmas!

Monkey and Daddy hanging out in bed before we head out for the day. I was busy running around getting myself ready while they snuggled in bed!

His favorite toy is his play gym. He tries to grab the birds and hold onto them.

Eating his elephant rattle. He loves to chew on it and anything else that's hard including my fingers.

Poor Monkey was so exhausted from church that he fells asleep leaning on Daddy.

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