Thanks Jen! for hosting Quick Takes.
Okay so the Suds Fairy didn't come and clean up my dishwasher disaster so I had to take matters into my own hands. The trusty interwebs told me pour 1/2 cup olive oil on the bottom and run the wash cyle. It worked wonderfully! So thankful it wasn't too much of a headache. I went out and bought some dishwasher detergent today and before using it brought it to Geoff and made him confirm that it was in fact dishwasher detergent and not soap; not a mistake I want to make twice.
The same day of the dishwasher disaster I had a visit from a friend from Switzerland! Helen was a foreign exchange student in High School and for a whole year we were great friends. Thanks to Facebook we got back in touch and I was so excited that she was coming to town for a week. It was so nice to catch up with and old friend. Dominic was in rare form and was obsessed with entertaining her and trying to make her laugh. She humored him a lot and we had a great time.
Dominic LOVES talking on the phone and has for quite some time now. Since we don't often let him play with our phones however, he uses anything and everything he can as a phone, sometimes even his hand. Example, last Sunday while I was getting ready for Mass:
Dominic has always been a talker, but it is so fun hearing him say actual words. I love it!! Everyday he says something new. Yesterday during lunch he said "soup", which is no suprise since we looove soup and eat it often. He also loves saying bug, truck, down, juice, and of course Onomatopoeia.
Okay so he may not SAY onomatopoeia but boy does he have the exclamations down. I'll never tire of hearing him say "WHOOAA!" and pointing to the sky when he hears an airplane. Another favorite is "WEEEEEE" which he exclaims whilst swinging, and even seeing a swing. In fact he calls swings and slides "weee".
Since we have Netflix for TV, Dominic doesn't watch a whole lot of it. He'd would much rather be outside, and would be all day if I let him. Going for walks:
Playing with sticks
Unfortunately I gots important stuff to do inside, like make sudsy messes in the kitchen, so we do have to be inside part of the day. Often when I am cleaning and stuff he helps out. Like when I am washing dishes he rinses the dishes and puts them in the drain board, and then back in the water, and sometimes on the floor. He also helps me put stuff away and cook. When he does get to watch a TV show though, there is only one he loves and asks for by name. Yo Gabba Gabba. I hated this show at first but I have to say it has grown on me. There is a lot of singing and some of the music is tolerable at best, while some of it I really enjoy. Here is my favorite song from guest band The Roots.
Whoa! That wasn't such a quick take. So I will shut it and leave you with a few more cute pics. :)