My how time flies!! We've been home 2 months and my girl is 14 months old. She wasn't too into the cupcake, so perhaps for her 15th month birthday, we'll celebrate with green beans and sweet potatoes...she loves those.
All is well in our household and she is just blossoming; sprouting two more teeth on the bottom, almost ready to have her bangs trimmed and putting some miles on her shoes. We're pretty set in a routine during the week and it goes something like this:
5:30am Mom wakes up to shower, eat breakfast, make lunch, hair, make-up, dress.
6:45am Mom wakes MaryAlice up for bath (don't ask), bottle, breakfast, dress.
7:45am Goal time to leave for daycare
8:15am Mom arrives at work
2:30pm Mom starts watching the clock to see how much longer to see MA.
5:00pm Mom picks up MaryAlice at daycare and we sing on the ride home.
6:00pm Second bath (don't ask).
6:30pm Bottle and bed for MA, as she is worn out from daycare.
7:00pm Mom cleans kitchen, house, and prepares for next day.
So, needless to say, the weekends are family time. I really try to limit the number of errands I have to do and social engagements (ha!) just so I can spend as much fun time as possible with her. My favorite time is right after her afternoon nap and I just lie on the floor in her room while she plays. She loves carrying her board books to me and when I say, "Come sit on mommy's lap so I can read to you"...she gets this huge smile on her face and claps her hands. She'll sit for about 2 pages and is off to pick up another book.
I know there are other things I wanted to post, but for the life of me, I can't remember what they are! I'm slowly getting through my current "To Do" list which consists of organizing all the paperwork from China in a special file box and finishing unpacking. Yes, you heard that right...I'm still unpacking. I have a suitcase of stuff that I bought for MaryAlice to celebrate Family Day over the years and it's still sitting in a corner of my bedroom. Is that bad?