Monday, August 24, 2009

In the Swing of Things

I cannot believe summer is coming to an end!! Last week I started back to work and Julian went to daycare for the first time. On the same day, Nikolai started at a new daycare. . . so many changes! Nikolai is getting used to the new daycare, and seems to like the new playground and his new teachers. Julian is at Niko's old daycare, and the teachers seem to enjoy him so much that I think they should be paying me to take care of him during the day! He is so mellow and smiles so much that he is a joy to hold and cuddle. Yesterday Colin gave Julian and Nikolai a bath together and they just smiled at each other the whole time. Nikolai is so careful around Julian and brings him toys and gives him kisses all the time. As Julian gets more social, Nikolai gets more and more interested. The highlight of our day today was Nikolai making Colin and I march around the house singing the Elephant Bridgade song from the Jungle Book, complete with elephant noises and swinging arms for trunks. Today Uncle John goes to Ireland to complete his MBA at the National University of Ireland and Galloway. . . Colin and I are hoping to get a chance to visit him this spring. Lots of family and friends met for a bbq on Saturday to see him off and Nikolai and Julian had lots of fun with cousins Rome, JJ, Tessa & John Paul... Niko ran around in the backyard and Julian got held by everyone. Good luck John!