Friday, January 23, 2009

fridays are my favorite

fridays are my favorite. by this time in the week, most of my to-do list has whittled away and i can really focus and enjoy playing. on monday, jon and i had the great blessing of being able to visit with old friends with new babies. it got me thinking though, of just how quickly time flies and blends together. i was trying to remember when haven hit milestones like sleeping longer through the night and beginning cereal, etc. and couldn't put my finger on when these occurred. so, in the spirit of enjoying the days before they too quickly blur, here's a snapshot of life as we know it. this will surely bore most, but will be my joy to look back on later. 

::haven slept in this morning until 8 (she goes to sleep at 9) and gave me a huge grin when she spotted me coming to get her out of the crib. she doesn't really cry when she wakes up, but like a recurring alarm, let's out a little noise every few minutes/seconds to let us know of her wakeful presence.
::i'm trying to be more conscientious of feeding her 'big kid food' and not just a taste of something or cheerios. she had a piece of homemade banana bread for breakfast with her bottle and leftover manicotti for lunch.
::hae played in the tub today, which was long overdue, but it's just so cold. she loves to 'drink' the washcloth and splash water all over her face.
::of course, because today was the day of her bath, she proceeded to smear tomato sauce and cheese from lunch all throughout her hair. beautiful. i still can't get it all out! :)
::she signs 'all done' and we're trying desperately to teach her 'please'. i think she's close, last night we made a game of it, but she still won't sign it on her own.  
::a switch went off on monday and we've gone from taking a few shaky steps, to all out walking! she's getting good and fast. jon was struck by her ability to walk to a toy in the middle of the room, pick it up, and keep going. 
::she's only taking one nap a day now (sigh) and just went down. before that though, she played for a good ten minutes at opening and shutting the tv cabinet doors. there's a little metal piece that causes them to stick once they've closed, so she really has to pull to get them open, walk around to the other side, push it shut and begin again. i waved at her from across the room while she was doing this and she waved back which made me laugh. she followed too.
::singing solves everything. patty cake is still our no. 1 hit, but zaccheus, old mac donald, the b-i-b-l-e, and itsy bisty spider are up there too.
::she doesn't seem to have a favorite toy, but is currently enamored by beau's tennis ball collection (gross!) he gets really excited when she finds one in a spot that beau couldn't reach (i.e.- under the tv) and waits for her to drop it to make off with the goods. then she crawls after him. it's sorta like fetch. sorta.
::we're trying to make reading a part of our daily routine and hae is great to sit still and listen to the story. she loves to turn the pages back and forth, back and forth.
::peek-a-boo is finally a fun game and doesn't scare haven to jump each time. she loves to play with a blanket or bib, holding it over her face and throwing it down. 
::she's beginning to understand the word 'no' and whines when she doesn't get her way.
::haven's got the best belly laugh (and deep voice) and loves to be tickled and kissed until she's rolling.

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