Monday, April 14, 2008

A Weekend With Mom

Play drums and reading books

Mom and I finally got to spend some time together this weekend. She has been working so much that I have not really been able to spend quality time with her. On Sunday we sat outside on a blanket and played with toys and read books. Mom even let me try some Breakfast O’s and I had a great time biting them with my new teeth. I also really liked waving to the people out in their yards but I don’t think they saw me because no one waved back. The woman across the street was mowing her lawn with a loud ride-on mower and it looked like so much fun. I waved vigorously every time she whizzed along the front portion of her yard but I guess she didn’t see me or hear me over the noise.

Mom put a shirt on me that said Nature Explorer for our outdoor adventures. I have decided that I really like exploring nature. While we were outside I tried to taste every stick, leaf and twig I could get my hands on. At one point I even got an acorn wedged in my check and I thought Mom was going to have a heart attack. She told me she thought she was going to have to perform the Heimlich!

The only thing I didn’t like about being outside is that I got a little sunburned. We only stayed out for a short time but my arms and head were pretty red when we came in. I think Mom felt bad and she said the next time she promises to use sun block, stay in the shade or just go out for a shorter amount of time. My skin is just too fair to take a lot of sun exposure but I am glad I was able to get a good dose of Vitamin D!!

Today was yet another fun day together. We went to swimming lessons this morning but I was so sleepy when we got there I just wanted to rest my head on Mom the whole time. At one point I decided to shut my eyes while we were doing back floats and I really could have napped like that for a while.

After swimming we went to the Chiropractor for my almost-11month check up. It was fun because Dr. Bell let me play with her toy bones. She did a few adjustments on me and it felt great. After watching me crawl around and do my gymnastics routine she informed Mom that she had better get ready to enroll me in ballet or gymnastics because she has never seen such a flexible baby. I love doing the splits and I enjoy going from a lying down split to a sitting up split in one motion. Mom just thought this was normal for a baby but Dr. Bell told her differently. When we left her office I was smiling, waving and of course chatting with anyone and everyone that would listen. I was just trying to tell them that I felt great!

On the way home Mom stopped at this great little park called “Dad’s Park” in Cary. She decided that it was time for me to try out a playground. I swung in the little baby girl swing and it was great. I squealed with delight every time Mom kissed my toes when I got close to her. I hung tight as the wind blew in my face and hair. It was fun! Then Mom and I went down the slide together but I didn’t think that was as much fun as the swing. We also tried the bouncy seesaw but we decided that it would be more fun to have another person on the other end. I hope we get to go back there again soon and next time we’ll bring along Dad!

By the way Dad was away since Thursday and he just got back last night. He really surprised me this morning when I woke up and found him home. I have been looking everywhere for him. Since Thursday I have been searching and waving under his pillows and he finally appeared this morning. Life is great!

Wrestling with my corn snake and watching
the neighbor mow her yard

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