Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School

It's amazing what a difference a year can make! Last year at this time I was leaving her for the first time and this year she's an old pro at daycare. Last year I was able to leave her on her playmat and know she'd be there when I returned. This year I'm lucky I managed to get her sitting long enough to take the picutre. Last year I cheered when she cooed and smiled. This year I'm loving the words she's using and can't wait for more (lately it's been 'kitty'). Now if only I could get those horrible pacifers away from her, but, at least this year she's not sucking her thumb :).
Motherhood is a blissful thing!

See another great smile hidden behind the paci!
Cousins on the first day of school.

How Meredith and I manage to cook dinner. They watch Mickey's Clubhouse eating whatever we rummage up while we cook.

Does it get any better than this? I stepped out of the car this morning and said "REALLY???" "Are you kidding me, we'll never live this one down!" Well, at least we both look good in this color :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

16 Months

Another month has come and gone..this month however, I'm on time in writing. You have mastered so much this month. You are clearly on your feet and moving in all directions. You still like to play peek-a-boo and color (on everything if I'm not careful). Your favorite words are still uh-oh, juice and shoes. I'm starting to hear you say 'did it' and 'all done' though no one would understand you except me. We've spent a lot of the past month hanging out with the Webb's. You and Lorelei love to play peek a boo in the car and the two of you giggle harder than I've ever heard you at times. I can tell you two are going to be very good friends!

You are a very happy baby unless you don't get your way, and well, then it's as if the world has ended. Tonight for instance you wanted your shoes on, mind you we had just taken a bath and were ready to go night, night. Well, mommy was ready for you to go night, night. You just laughed and giggled. I put your shoes on and you ran away from me. When I finally corralled you back to the room and removed the shoes...OH kicked, screamed, and cried until you couldn't breathe. Daddy finally got you down, Mommy did not win.

Aunt Mere and Cousin Olivia moved down here this month and you have had a ball playing with Olivia, unless of course she tries to take something then, well, see above, lol. The two of you hugged for the first time the other day and it brought tears to my eyes.

This past week you started back to daycare. I was a hard day for you and me both. Having spent the past month together has made seperation hard on both of us. I know you do fine during the day but drop off and even pick up are hard times for us both. I think your dad and I have figured out it's better if he drops you off and I pick you up. You seem to do a little better with him in the mornings than you do with me.

These pictures are from tonight, you were so happy playing with my camera cord and eating cheerios. I can't imagine my life without you my love.