As I'm typing a big fat cat, who is actually the baby in the family, named Chester is sitting on my lap. Jamie is beside me sipping some port with Niles to the left of him and Tabs sitting at his head. Seems like our other babies come out for attention once Sebastian is down for the night! Anyways, I haven't updated in a bit so I thought I'd just start typing and see what flows out...
Sebastian stopped having afternoon naps shortly after we moved to our new home. We were finding that if he napped he wouldn't be going to bed till close to 9:30 p.m. or even later. Now that he's chosen not to nap bedtime is usually before 7:30 p.m! It's actually quite nice as it gives us some time to ourselves in the evenings and with him getting close to a 12 hour night's rest he is usually in wonderful spirits throughout the day.
Now that Sebastian is fully independent with getting himself dressed in the morning we have found that he really doesn't like to wear a single item of clothing that we had purchased for him for this winter! Instead he will opt to wear his "soccer outfit", which is a rugby shirt from Wales, his "G-force" t-shirt, his "Batman", which is really a gargoyle t-shirt, his "polar bear" hockey shirt and/or his Spider-man, Batman or Buzz Lightyear costumes. Did I mention that these, excluding his actual costumes, are short sleeve? Some days, if we're really lucky, he will change his clothes a number of times and wear all of his favourite items! It's been a struggle to have him dress appropriately for the weather and we have come to a compromise that on the days in which we have programs he has to wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt until we come home. Once home he usually very quickly proclaims that it's time to change, runs up to his room and comes down in one of his favourite outfits! And it's hard to complain because it's great that he can dress and undress himself, including socks and underwear, without our help. What does suck though is that I have no clue why we spent money on clothes for him! Should be fun when school starts in September!
Speaking of school, Sebastian is now registered to attend jk in September. He is much more excited about this prospect than I am and I wasn't even going to write about it, but it is such a milestone that I had to at least give it a mention. He will be going alternate days full-time, including every other Friday. I have the next 7 months to get used to this idea so I will leave the writing of school until closer to September when I may be able to stomach the idea that our little baby is going to school! *gulp*
Sebastian has also started playing independently in his bedroom. This is something that he would never do before and it's nice as he will sit on his bed and read his books to his stuffed animals and/or play quietly with his toys. It's also nice to see that he's feeling comfortable enough in our new home to know that he is safe to play upstairs without us. He has yet to do this with the actual playroom in the basement, but that's pretty understandable considering that it is much farther away.
Anyways, I think that's it for now. Sebastian is starting his new art class tomorrow morning and we'll be heading away for a weekend at the end of February to a log cabin in the woods, so another update should hopefully follow within the next few weeks. Hoping everyone is staying warm and safe!
Some of Sebastian's favourite outfits: