Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Favorites: Three Rocks!

Welcome to Friday favorites: a weekly linky for your favorite blog posts from the week co-hosted by Maya of Musings of a Marfan Mom and me!

In addition to the linky, I'm taking this opportunity each week to write a little bit about a my favorite moments from the past week. I hope you'll feel inspired to leave a comment telling me about your favorite thing(s) that happened this week, too!

These are a few of my favorite things:

We had a very full week this week, with Daniel at home full-time on preschool vacation for the second week in a row.  

We had a fabulous trip to one of the local farmer's markets on Sunday, where we bought a lot of blueberries and then tried our hardest to eat them all before we got home (thankfully, we were unsuccessful). It was a beautiful, sunny day, and I really enjoyed walking around and seeing all the delicious things available at the market. I also treated myself to a block of fresh spicy goat cheese, and I'm so glad I did. I only wish we had gotten there before our favorite berry growers ran out of strawberries... maybe we'll get some this weekend!

I've noticed this week how much I'm reveling in this particular phase of Daniel's development. I had heard some pretty rough personal stories about the challenges of parenting three-year-olds, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how each of those challenges seems to have an equally delightful counterpart just waiting to be experienced. Here are few highlights from "Three Rocks!" this week:

  • We took a trip to the hardware store this past weekend to buy several small things for various unfinished projects around the house. I wore Daniel on my back while we shopped since (here's the downside) he hasn't been sleeping very well at all lately and he was really too tired to cope without the snuggles. It's been a while since I've worn him for any longer than 20 or 30 minutes, and he was just being so sweet to me! He ate a snack of peanut butter crackers while he was back there, and he was so polite and gentle when asking for more crackers. At one point, we encountered a display of feather dusters (for $1 apiece!) so I grabbed one and gave it to him to play with. That one little feather duster was enough to keep him happily "feathering" things for the rest of the shopping trip!

  • Jaymz and I have been having some of the most hilarious conversations with Daniel lately, like this one about learning a second language. He comes out and says the most random things sometimes, and it always catches me off-guard and I can't help but laugh.

  • Daniel's imaginative play has become really detailed and elaborate lately. Until very recently, he was still in the "watch me play" stage versus the "play with me" stage, so that shift has also been really fun for me. I'm really enjoying being a part of acting out his stories (we're hungry dinosaurs!) and playing games with him (hide and seek is one of his favorites lately).

What was one of your favorite moments from the week?

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  1. How wonderful that you are seeing the joy in this age! It was such a struggle for me, but there are also so many amazing moments of connection as you get to know your child's inner world a little bit more.

  2. I have definitely been focused on the challenges of three, so I love how you're seeing the other side of the coin. It's a good reminder for me to look for the same! I am definitely loving the "play with me" phase, too - especially with all of the opportunities to pretend :)


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