I think it’s so neat that music technology has come so far that musicians can make their music even more awesome with computers and software. For instance, this cheap ezdrummer download at guitar center can make some really awesome music. It actually makes me wonder what percentage of the songs we hear on the radio or whatever are played by actual instruments and what percentage is made digitally.
Last year, around this time I bought a Boba 3G baby carrier. I was apprehensive at the time. It was a big investment, and what if we didn’t like it?
I shouldn’t have worried. I loved it then and I still love it now. I have an even deeper appreciation for it after today.
This morning, the kids and I braved the pre-holiday crazies and went to Walmart. I accidentally forgot the Boba in the van. Instead of going back for it, I figured we’d be fine and just put Carter in the seat of the cart.
It wasn’t long before he was trying to stand up, bothering Kelvin who was in the basket part of the cart, and trying to climb into the basket part. Finally I put him in the basket with Kelvin and that wasn’t any better. They were wrestling, Carter was grabbing stuff and chucking it out of the cart (I ended up not buying my face wash, which I didn’t realize until we got home) and being a little terror.
But when I have him in the Boba, he’s a perfect little angel during shopping trips. I definitely won’t be making that mistake again….Boba for life!! Just kidding…kind of.
Can you believe it’s already almost Thanksgiving?
As usual, we’ll be traveling and spending time with family. This year is my year so we’ll be with my family for the actual holiday (and time surrounding it) and then we’ll see Chad’s family.
I have a million and one things to do before we leave (thankfully it’s nothing involving the goconnect real estate crm app …), but hopefully I will be able to get the important ones done before we leave. Carter certainly isn’t helping with that goal. The boy stayed up until 11:30 tonight!!!
Carter has been taking steps for a few weeks now, but up until this week, he still preferred crawling. In the last few days, he has taken off with his walking though! He probably walks about 60% of the time and crawls 40% of the time now….which is a big improvement for him! It’s so cute seeing him toddle around the house now. I haven’t gotten a video of it since he first started walking, so I really need to do that tomorrow. He has gotten so much more confidence lately!
Some days I think I’ll be perfectly competent at teaching my kids’ music lessons. I do have years and years of piano lessons and flute lessons under my belt. And other days, I see things like this strat bridge pickup rail at musicians friend and I think, “What on earth is that thing?” Then I have to bounce over and figure out what it is, and that’s when I realize how much I still have to learn about musical equipment and the way it’s changing all the time!
About a year ago, I started replacing the elastic in my BumGenius 4.0 diapers. It only took me a year, but I finally finished! It’s pretty simple and straightforward, but does take some time and focus, so sometimes I would go a few months between repairing diapers. I finally finished today! Now I just have a few 3.0′s that need snaps and new elastic and some 4.0′s that need snaps and then all my diapers will be in perfect working order!
I’ve said it before…I can’t wait until my little ones are big enough to start playing more instruments than their little xylophone and drum toys! Obviously, piano will come first and then they will pick the other instruments they want to play. I hope at least one of them will play the flute since we have two of those floating around here, but I also hope at least one will pick the cordoba guitar . Mainly so they can teach me to play…playing the guitar is on my bucket list!
Carter had absolutely no schedule or routine whatsoever until he was over a year old. Just in the last few months, he started to have regular, predictable nap times and bedtimes.
But then you throw in cutting four molars, and everything I thought we had figured out has been thrown out the window.
I have no clue when he’s going to get up, nap, go to bed, eat, scream, be content….nothing.
He took two naps today, which he never used to do. So now it’s 9:30 and he’s still crawling around, riding his bike, turning off the TV when I’m watching it, and wreaking havoc.
I’m not sure I’m cut out for this. Part of the reason I’m a night owl is because I use those hours after the kids are in bed to get work done, and recover my sanity from the crazy day. Let me tell you that neither of those things is happening this last week!
I’m so thankful that I know how to play the piano so that I can teach our kids to play myself instead of shelling out for expensive lessons. That will allow us to save up more for when they want to play other instruments. As important as I think music education is, it certainly isn’t cheap! You have to buy the instrument, pay for lessons, and continue to pay for the accessories and music. I’m hoping at least one of our kids will be interested in the guitar, and then I’ll always be on the lookout for great deals to save on snark clip on guitar tuners ! My main reason for hoping they’ll learn guitar is so they can teach me! LOL
Literally everything Carter has done so far has been different from the other kids. This boy seems determined to keep me on my toes!
The latest abnormal thing this baby has done? I’m glad you asked!
So far, he has his two front teeth on bottom, and four front teeth and cutting molars on top. Tonight I noticed he’s also getting his molars on bottom! So that means he will have only his two front teeth and his molars on the bottom. SO WEIRD, right?!
What will he do next to surprise me?