Friday, June 29, 2012

Daddy talks

I came home and found my husband taking a bathe (not something unusual).  Since I was holding my daughter, when she heard his voice she smiled big, started bouncing on my him, and giggled.  Again, nothing unusual.  So we had this conversation:

Me (in a high pitched baby-like voice while hiding my face behind my child):  Daddy, I have something to tell you.

Hubby:  What?!? (along with a the general accompanying "oh crap, what happened" look)

Me (still talking like my kid) I kissed a boy

Hubby: Oh boy

It is at this point the baby looks away and refuses to look him in the face.  She wouldn't look at him for quite a few minutes.  It was very funny.

I think she knew she did something daddy wasn't going to approve of.  This may have been the first of many daddy talks - but it was soooo funny and cute!

Swim play date

The little lady had a play date in the pool with my friend Amy and her dear son "Junior".  (Side note: Check out her blog - she's pretty resourceful!)  The babies had loads of fun.  My little lady proved herself a good flirt.  Junior was a little scared at first at the little lady's forwardness.  He is timid at first - needs to warm up to people.  She is instantly friends with everyone.  If he wouldn't have been scared off, she would have been all up in his business.  She tried to kiss him (and I am not sure she didn't succeed at least once).  EEEKKK!!  I thought I would have a few more years before the kissing of boys would start!  I mean a few months back she got kissed by a couple of boys, but this was the first time that SHE tried to kiss a boy.  I repeat EEEKKK!

So this pool play date allowed the mamas to talk.  Well kind of between Junior trying to crawl off a raft and my little lady doing her best snow angel impression and splashing me in the face.  It has been way too long since our last lunchy-lunch date to chat, so we had some catching up to do.  Since he is 7 months older than my little lady, I got to see what kind of ball of energy I can expect to deal with.  Oh boy!  I am not ready for that much energy!  Good thing it will be a gradual increase!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Who needs to crawl?  Not my baby.  She has given up on this annoying milestone.  She can't figure out that if she stays on her hands and knees it is easier than if she tries to crawl from hands and feet (imagine bear crawling).  Mostly all she has managed to do is face plant thus far.  She has started pulling herself up on everything and taking steps using objects to stabilizer her. 

Oh.... we are in for a handful with this one!

Tag - You're It

There are few things that adequately describe my child's behavior - but this is the best I can come up with - Energizer Snow Angel on Pixie Sticks.  (If this doesn't make sense, imagine the energizer bunny making snow angel motions mixed with what happens when you give a small child pixie sticks - oh the sugar high)  She has 2 speeds - ON and OFF.  Lately she has taken this to a new level.  She has been getting up a couple times in the middle of the night and usually wants changed, fed, and to PLAY.  Her favorite games lately have been bouncing on one of us, playing drums on anything that makes noise, and tickling.  I get the job of taking care of her during the night since I am more of a night person and my husband has to get up early for work.  But let me tell you.... this gets exhausting since she is awake for 2-3 hours, sleeps for 2-3 hours, and repeat.  What happened to my good sleeper?  I don't get it!

Monday, June 18, 2012

What the hey?!?!

We had an very unexpected visitor this morning.  I mean VERY UNEXPECTED!

So the baby and I were cuddling in bed trying to take our morning nap and I felt something funny on the bed, so I opened my eyes to see a cat staring at me.  WE DON'T OWN A CAT!  I thought maybe I was dreaming, but it meowed at me.  I realized I wasn't dreaming!  How long has this thing been in our house?  Where all has it been?  Has it left it's mark somewhere in our house?  All things I guess I get to try to figure out!  I thought I heard something funny last night but didn't think much of it because I was attempting to go to sleep.  I guess I should have investigated then!  Yet, I probably wouldn't have seen it since it was a dark grey color and I wouldn't have wanted to turn on lights.

Well kitty was rounded up and tossed outside.  I washed my hands and headed back to bed.  The baby - yeah, she slept through it all.  She was completely unaffected by it.

I really don't know if I will fall asleep at all today after this little run in.  I am still shaking my head!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Detoxing a baby

It's not what you think - I PROMISE!

So every time we go visit family our child gets very accustomed to being the center of attention.  Since everyone loves her so much, she gets loads of attention.  This is great.  She becomes this social butterfly.  Then we have to come home...... and OH NO!!!!!  She expects all the attention and there are not enough people at our house to give it to her.  She has to detox!!  She becomes very sad and melancholy! 

Here is a good example.  We went to my sister's place for three days.  My sister used my child as a human medicine ball (throwing her up in the air), carried her around, showed her off, made funny noises, and generally was a baby's ideal play buddy.  You could not have made a baby much happier!  Then we had to come home :(  She has been trying to bounce like her medicine ball exercises she was doing with my sister.  My arms hurt.  I tried to put her down.... she whined.  It will take 2-3 days for her to stop expecting my sister to come around the corner and play with her.

I would not trade seeing my sister for the detoxification that I have to deal with.