Tuesday, July 27, 2010


When Nathan hears the trash truck, he climbs onto the armchair in the living room so he can see out the window and watches it until it's gone so far past that you can barely hear it.


It's pretty cute. What a boy thing to do. Firetrucks, construction equipment, trash trucks... this kid LOVES THEM. How does this boyness get ingrained? I never taught him fire trucks were cool!

We found out yesterday we're having another boy. I'm mildly surprised, the whole time I seriously thought we were having a girl, but I guess I was wrong. Don't get me wrong I'm totally happy to have two boys. Nathan is so much fun and having two boys close in age will be really cool. I mean, until they're 16, but that's a long way off.

So it looks like we'll be putting Nathan in the guest room, my awesome lavender guest room, and putting the baby in Nathan's nursery. When they're both old enough to sleep through the night, like 2 and 4, we'll put them together in the same room again. My aim is to find some great mid-centuryish wooden bunkbeds - I'm kicking myself because I JUST SAW A SET at a yard sale up in Rowley but I didn't grab them because I didn't know what we were having. There could be a set up at my parents' cabin in NH - tucked away in their storage trailer, it belonged to the original owners. But, we don't know if all the pieces are there, and it hasn't been touched in 24 years.


  1. You should check CL - I've seen some come up on the free board from time to time.

  2. Hmm. Lily's 3 and she still wakes up at least once a night, usually twice. She certainly wasn't sleeping through the night at 2 years old, though she had good spells and bad spells.

  3. christa: good call! i've been searching for a few days, but i know i'll be like, on vacation the next time they're posted.

    kristina: we are lucky, nathan's slept through the night for two months straight now. i know he'll regress once he switches beds and the baby comes, but for right now it's aweeeesooome.

  4. Jeez. Not to slight Lily, but if she so much as rolls out of her blankets, everyone has to hear about it. I remember my littlest brother not sleeping too well at night, either. I thought all kids did that. Count yourself lucky, indeed!

  5. One of the coolest things I've ever seen was a garbage truck "eating" a sofa that someone had put on the curb. I leaned on the back of a chair to look out the window just like Nathan is doing in that picture, grinning and thinking "awesome!" the whole time. This was about 3 years ago. We don't grow out of it.