Favorite activity: Dinnertime!
Favorite food: bananas! We've finally gotten the hang of them! We also are fond of mama's spring green risotto and cheesy broccoli casserole. And strawberries!
Favorite spot: Playing on the blanket, for sure!
Naughtiest moment: Rubbing snot all over mama. Ewww.
Cutest moment: Laughing at Jaime's mustache!
Important milestones: First cold :(
How Mom's Feeling: Pretty good. Lorelei got her first cold this week, which was a bummer--both for her and us. We had stuff PLANNED for this weekend! She did pretty well, all things considered. She had a minor fever, a little fussy, didn't want to take her morning nap, and was fairly snotty. But her mood was fantastic! We had to forgo a playdate with some friends and a trip to Sacramento. But we did go to dinner in San Francisco and went to Happy Hollow for the first time!
Happy Hollow was blast. I haven't been since I was about 8 or 9 years old. The high points of the trip: petting the goats in the petting zoo, playing in the playground with our friends and seeing the meerkats in the zoo!
And a little nighttime reflection I wrote last night:
Growing up, before I got married, got pregnant, I always assumed I'd be a working mom. I wanted to be a working mom. I didn't want my life to be defined by another person. I didn't get it. I didn't understand. Those other things don't matter. I mean, they MATTER, but they don't define you. My job doesn't define me, and I'm happy about that. Looking at my daughter tonight, sleeping in her crib, I realized this is what matters: My perfect girl, my amazing husband, my two goofy dogs, my perfectly imperfect family.
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE.
And now for some photos!
Hanging out at home!
|Sleeping in the swing for the first time in AGES!|
|I love to bounce!|
|I LOVE this shoe!|
|Oh, did you say I SHOULD put this shoe in my mouth? Okay!|
|Playing in my jammies!|
|Out walking with my BeeBee!|
First trip to Samovar Tea Lounge!
|Mustaches are funny!|
|I'm so tall! I can fly!|
|Cuddles with Gladys!|
|Our friends Andy and Lena with the goats! Lena kept stepping on them and scaring them away!|
|You can't see me in this log!|
|Gasp! You found me!|
|Our friend Zinnia in the Putt Putt cars!|
|On the carousel!|
|Zinny checking out the meerkats|