Saturday, May 21, 2016

Memories in Cape Cod - Part 2

We had a great first day in the Cape - most of them good moments. There are always the tantrum-throwing, toddler takeover moments where you want to crawl under a rock (times two) but thankfully the boys tend to take turns for the most part.

Sometimes Conor is GREAT and Caden is throwing a fit for no reason, and sometimes they switch and Caden is fun and happy and Conor is screaming for no apparent reason. I will also say that their lack of speech is frustrating at times, because they cannot easily tell me what is wrong or what they need. The thing is, they are old enough to know what they need or want, so the fact that they can't express it bothers them (and in turn, it bothers me). SO we try to keep busy, see new things, and spend loads of time outside exploring. As I may have mentioned in our day one post, we took several strolls downtown Hyannis and even visited the Hyannis Public Library on Main Street - the children's room. To say the boys loved it would be an understatement. I wish we discovered this sooner.

We got ourselves a library card to use this summer - they even had DVDs you can check out. That will help on rainy days!



You know, I was doing some reading on the internet the other day trying to find different mom bloggers who write about speech services and found this helpful site - http://stavishclan.com/words-in-the-sand. Again, I know many of you have reached out to me regarding your child's speech development, so you may want to check that out. Here are a few more sites that came from that one that stood out to me:

1a. http://stavishclan.com/2012/08/growing-language-skills-while-playing-with-blocks.html
1b. http://stavishclan.com/2012/08/language-activities-cars-and-trucks.html
2. http://stavishclan.com/2012/07/teaching-sign-language-manners.html
3. Loved this. Conor and Caden love nursery rhymes.  http://stavishclan.com/2015/01/4-ways-nursery-rhymes-promote-toddler-preschool-development.html 


Anyway, in addition to our library visit, we also hit up loads of beaches and spent time out in the yard - here are a few of my favorite moments.

We woke up this morning and immediately looked outside. We love seeing the bunnies and the squirrels and the turkeys. Also - Daddy was out there walking around with a guy who cuts down trees. We are trying to open up the yard a bit and gain more space...a work in progress of course.



Then Jimbo took the boys to Craigville Beach for a little while so Mommy could take a shower...I even got to wash my hair. :)





Then we played outside....


And saw GG! We were sharing our lily of the valley with her - our favorite!


Then we cuddled with Daddy....


Just like we did two years ago (today)....


That's all for now. Nothing too exciting to report. Just feeling super fortunate to be able to get down the Cape as often as possible. It's nice to be able to use the house more and more! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone. Swim lessons bright and early tomorrow!

xo,
Shaz