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Boo Boo loves Sesame Street (1)

Once upon a time Boo Boo’s favourite Sesame Street character was Elmo. He loved listening to Elmo’s Song so much that he’d cry when it ended. He loved Elmo’s bright red fur and seemed to respond to Elmo’s high-pitched voice. It was cute. Very cute. But truth be told….Elmo is a little annoying.

So when Boo started to lose interest in Elmo, I think we were a little bit relieved. Though his Hug Me Elmo is still a favourite, Boo has recently started leaving him in the cupboard…all alone, sometimes for days at a time (previously Boo would climb in there with him and play for God knows how long). Instead of focusing on his furry red friend, Boo now has a new Sesame Street favourite:

Cookie Monster.

When he’s eating, Boo stops and listens intently to Cookie Monster songs and stories that are playing in the background. If he’s in another room and hears certain favourites begin in the kitchen or living room, he’ll stop what he’s doing, run to where he can hear better, and just stand there….listening. Enjoying. Smiling.

And when we play a Cookie Monster video? He giggles whenever Cookie Monster has a close-up:

(Ermm….please ignore the mess in the background…exactly one week ago it was spotless as I prepared to have guests over for Easter….I’ve since succumbed to Boo Boo’s housekeeping philosophy, which is something along the lines of “spread everything everywhere”)

His favourite so far has been “The Cookie Touch” – an episode in which Cookie Monster is granted a wish that turns everything he touches into a cookie. We don’t even have to watch the video anymore to elicit a reaction – I just have to chase him saying “Me got Cookie Touch, Me got Cookie Touch…” or just “Cookie Touch, Cookie Touch…” and he erupts into smiles and giggles and, if he’s in a position to, tries to run away.

Boo smiling and giggling

I got Boo Boo running and smiling in his crib just by saying “Cookie Touch” over and over, and threatening to touch him with my (Cookie Touch) hands.

It’s so cute. And I love it…..I also love that I can totally get into Cookie Monster in a way that I just couldn’t do with Elmo. So now it’s fun for both of us!

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Lately No. 7

It’s felt a little slow around here. Probably because I had a cold, which brought everything other than the essentials to a grinding halt. Thankfully I am now mostly over it and feeling much better.

I’ve been working a few hours a week from home for the last month or so, and am happily awaiting my first paycheque this week. As a consultant I know that being paid net 30 days is standard…but ouch! Waiting for that very first cheque can be difficult. It’s been a little over two months since my maternity leave ended, and my bank account is looking forward to a deposit.

Boo Boo, of course, continues to be the sweetest and cutest thing ever. He amazes me everyday….though admittedly my amazement isn’t always positive (he’s still getting far too much enjoyment from hitting his head against, well, everything…).

Boo looking through Dada's legs

My little man likes to find the most direct route to what he wants…in this case, Daddy’s attention!

Boo Boo's top tooth

Boo Boo has been smiling a lot lately…giving us a much better look at his three teeth. I’m in love with that lone top tooth.

Boo Boo gazes at Cookie Monster

Boo sneaks a peek at Cookie Monster.

Mama's uniform

Working from home has its perks…these are pretty much my work clothes.

Boo Boo practices with his spoon

Boo Boo is still totally uninterested in feeding himself. But, he is making progress figuring out how spoons work.

Andrea's odometer

So yeah…while we’ve been busy marking all of Boo Boo’s milestones, Erica (…my car…don’t you name your car? My gal goes by the name Erica Echo) hit her own! She also, quite evidently, needs to be dusted.

Boo's hair

I’ve stopped combing Boo’s hair after his bath…because if I leave it be, I’ve noticed that the top layer is starting to curl as it dries. And I love it.

Boo Boo and Dada just hanging around.

Just hanging around with Daddy! I don’t know who’s having more fun in this picture – they’re both so cute :)

Rocky Road Cupcake

We had my in-laws over for my MIL’s birthday this past weekend. The husband went overboard for dessert – a (delicious) key lime pie AND cupcakes (all purchased from here, and oh so good).

Family shot

While the in-laws were over we managed to get another family shot…we need to make an effort to get more of these. In better lighting, too!

I believe we’re having the in-laws back for dinner next weekend, this time for their anniversary. It’s a big one!!

In the meantime, I’ve got to get started on my Christmas shopping. I think this is the first year in which I have absolutely no idea what to get anyone….and a list about as long as my arm of stuff I’d like. Terrible, isn’t it? How are you progressing with your holiday shopping? Have you started? Finished? Want to do mine?

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