Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 ~ Happy New Year!

Yeah, time flies!  Got super busy with the Etsy shop holiday sales in Nov/Dec, then had a nice vacation with friends down in Missouri.  Got  home just in time for Kaiden to start preschool . . . yes, that's right!  Kaiden's in preschool!!  He's not even 3 yet!  Close, anyway, in a few weeks he'll be 3. 

Kaiden's up to 5 walking steps unassisted; he doesn't do it often though.  But, with preschool 3x per week, he gets to be around other very mobile kids and should pick up some motivation and skills from them.  He has 5 other classmates, 2 boys and 3 girls.  I sat thru Kaiden's first day (fairly out of his sight) just in case he had any issues.  He did pretty good; they have a good program and the kids stay busy all the time. 

We are still working on self-feeding; Kaiden will easily feed himself as long as we provide the loaded spoon.  He isn't yet scooping the food himself and still refuses to finger feed.  He'll touch the food and pick it up, squish it and throw it or feed it to Lola, but will not bring it to his own mouth.

On the cookbook front, I think I have enough recipes to publish, but now I need to get a few nice place settings so I can start photographing the meals to go with the recipes.  It's going to be a long process!  I doubt everything will have a photo, but I'll provide as many as I can.

Right now I'm trying to sit back and take it easy; the last few months have been such a whirlwind of activity and taking a few days off and doing pretty much nothing sounds very appealing!  Whether or not I can sit still that long . . . I don't know.  I already have a list of stuff to do piling up!

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