The weather here in the northeast had been so dreary, wet and rainy. With that means no sun, no natural light, no pictures. I am trying to learn to use my flash, I just need time. I swear I am already developing S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder). It is killing me and Francesco that he is unable to play out side after school. It is already dark by the time I pick them up from daycare. Having a spirited toddler not able to burn of his energy makes for a chaotic night. I am not kidding when I say he is literally bouncing off the walls.
We are also dealing with the typical toddler eating issue. I am flabbergasted when the daycare tells me that they give him his lunch and snack last, this is so he is not finished before the others even get their meals. I am in disbelief because lately I can not get him to eat anything at home. We have run the gammet of techniques. We tried the "showdown", where Michael made him sit until he was finished, Francesco won that one. We are now just going to let him decide if he is going to eat or not. Last night he decided not, but the continued to ask for things afterwards. We held our ground and did not give in. He ate minimally at breakfast. I did pack a large lunch, I figure if he eats good at school I'll make sure he gets what he needs there. I would love any suggestions anyone could pass along.
Nicolo continues to be the coolest little guy. He is clapping and waving. He does so many things that Francesco never did. I am so amazed at how different they are from each other. I truly believe he will be my Zen toddler. If he continues to have the same temperament as a toddler I will be so lucky. He of course thinks that Francesco is the best thing in the world and so far they do get along well. It is so sweet to see Francesco get out his trains and take one over to Nicolo and say "here, you try". Melts my heart every time.
So as this busy time continues I decide to drop in for a little hello. I will post a picture but they are not my best. Like I said , I have a lot to learn about using the flash indoors. I just thought the series of shot were cute.