I wonder what she'll be next year....
Monday, October 29, 2007
Do I feel at all guilty for setting my daughter in front of the TV while I enjoyed some delicious pumpkin bread? Not a bit. As Joey from "Friends" says, "I grew up watching TV and look at me - I turned out FINE!"
A little later we went to the library to meet one of Hadley's friends and her mommy. Hadley and Emerson played for a bit and then we went to Obee's for lunch. This must have tired Hadley out because she's been sleeping for almost 2 hours.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
When Jesse got home we opened presents, played with all the new toys, and had cake. At first, Hadley was pretty grossed out with the cake, but once she tried it she started "mmming" and packing it in faster than we could believe." Here are some pictures:
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
I was actually able to make three batches of muffins for Bible Study the next morning: apple walnut, blueberry, and my personal favorite donut muffins! Here is a picture of the donut muffins:
Wednesday Hadley surprised me by staying in the nursery throughout the entire Bible study. I couldn't believe it. I kept getting up from the study and checking on her (and I got plenty of scolding for doing it), but she was fine. I was very impressed and it was nice to be a part of a grown up discussion. Plus, Hadley is making some friends, too!
And here she is on Wednesday night eating from an apple!
On Thursday we went to the Washingtonian Center to hang out and as I was putting Hadley in the stroller I smelled a poopy diaper. I can usually anticipate these things so I can change Hadley in my sanitary home but Hadley pulled a fast one on me. I changed her in the restroom of the Barnes and Noble and as we were finishing up a little girl and her mom walked in. I heard her say, "Mommy, poo poo!" Her mom said, "I know, I know. Mommy forgot her diaper bag." I swung open the stall door and asked, "Do you need a diaper?" The mom, who looked as exhausted, as me said, "Yes!" I said, "Come on in!" and opened the stall door open as if to welcome her into my home. "What else do you need?" I asked offering her sanitizer and wipes. As she was getting ready to change a dirty diaper, I took a look at her daughter and said, "You have very pretty hair!" She looked at me and said, "Poo! Poo!" I shrugged my shoulders, pointed at Hadley and said, "I know, so did she. It happens to the best of us." Hadley and I left the bathroom and went to the cafe to have some coffee and a snack.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Hadley was extremely proud of herself. As she should be.
This afternoon Hadley and I went over to a friends house in the Kentlands for a playdate. We both had a great time. Hadley played with the other two babies - one is 7 months old and the other is about 2 weeks younger than Hadley - for almost 2 hours! I couldn't believe it. It gave me a chance to relax and talk with the girls.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
She must have worn herself out at the library today because she's been asleep now for over two hours!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Hadley also enjoyed their two dogs Tommie and Hudson. This was the first time she not only showed interest in animals, but she wasn't afraid of them either. Her mommy was very proud of her since she herself is terrified of dogs. Here are some pictures:
I've learned that Hadley reaching out and touching a nose means she is saying, "Hi!" That's what she's doing here with Hudson and Tommie. They were both very nice to her. We had a great visit. Needless to say, Hadley was exhausted after all the excitement. She conked out as soon as we got home.
Friday, October 5, 2007
And then this morning I was drinking an Odwalla juice and Hadley liked the cap, so I gave it to her to play with (don't worry, I washed it off first). She was so enthralled with it, I let her play with it in the crib, and here is what happened:I think that the authors of the book Baby Wise ought to let me write an "alternative plan" for when their crazy strict plans don't work out (or parents who read it have a nervous breakdown because they think it's cruel and unusual punishment to put their baby through that).