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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Can You Teach a 6-month Old to Tell Time?

I'm trying to figure out a way to teach my 6-month-old son to know the difference between Mon - Fri and the weekend. LOL Doesn't he realize that if mommy stays up until 12:30 a.m. working on the puzzle that he should just automatically sleep until 8 a.m. even though he went to bed at 7:30 p.m. the night before? LOL I just don't understand why this is not happening - what am I doing wrong here? :)

Anyway, I had planned to work on the puzzle a little more this evening, but I am wiped out tired and ready to hit the sack.

Tomorrow may be a little tricky too for working on the puzzle. I have to make a key lime pie (a good one, not the typical ones you find in FL...lol) and then we're heading over to some friends for the afternoon.

Should be only a few more days on the balloons and then I can move on to the clown fish. I have decided to tackle those next rather than doing the animals first. I know they will be somewhat easier than the fish so I'd rather do the fish first and get them out of the way so that my last section will be easier.

Days 9 & 10: Real Progress

I finally feel like I've made a little bit of progress with the puzzle. I have been able to work on it for a couple of hours over the last two evenings after Derek has gone to bed. Most of the balloons are at least halfway completed now. Here's a couple of pictures from two nights ago.




A little bit of balloon detail:



and



The left side of this balloon was driving me nuts until I realized that I actually had two of the orange pieces upside down and in the wrong spot. Once I fixed that the left side of the balloon went together much easier...imagine that!



Day 10 Progress - Not a huge amount of difference other than the right side.



Close up of the right side:



Left side:



Middle:



I'm hoping to get some time later today to work on it a bit more, but we'll see how that goes. Making tacos for dinner tonight with friends who are coming over this afternoon to watch a movie and have popcorn. Should be a fun day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weird Places to Find a Puzzle Piece - #1

I was able to do a little work on the puzzle yesterday and even had my first, but undoubtedly not my last experience with finding a puzzle piece in a strange place. I was downstairs working on the puzzle while Derek was taking a nap. Later on when he started crying to get up, I went upstairs, bent over the crib to pick him up, and found a puzzle piece right there inside his crib! I think it had just fallen off of me as I wasn't working on the puzzle prior to putting him down for the nap, and it was in a place where I would have easily seen it had it been there when I first put him down. It was really weird though. It must have been on my shirt or stuck to my arm and somehow made it all the way upstairs and into to his room before falling off.  Thankfully it fell where it did as it was easy to spot and not on the floor where I might not have noticed it for who knows how long.

I haven't made a lot of progress, but I do have more of the balloons done. I will be taking new pictures tonight or tomorrow morning and posting soon.