Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The latest...

I haven't posted much lately because I don't feel like we do too much, but the truth is we're up and out of the house just about every day, and when I stop to think about it, we're a lot busier than I think we are! We live in a great place where there are tons of libraries within driving distance. On Mondays, we can either go to Novi or Commerce (Vivi has friends at both) Wednesdays we go to Southfield, Thursdays are Farmington Hills, and Friday is Novi again. Some Saturdays at the Farmington Library they have a musical movement class, including this week.

Then there are the playgroups. This week we have one tomorrow afternoon, one Thursday morning (we're skipping the library), and one Friday morning (again, skipping the library, but Vivi's friends from the library will be at the playgroup). We're also babysitting on Friday afternoon for a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old girl that both like to play with Vivi.

It is a little bit hard to get her up since she likes to stay up late and all the baby library times start between 10 and 10:30, but once she's up and we get there she has a blast, and has started to recognize her friends. On Monday we were sitting on the floor while everyone was coming in, and Vivi was facing the door when suddenly she let out a happy squeal. I looked and her buddy David had just come in. It's funny because David is kind of shy and they don't actually spend a lot of time with each other, but he goes to both Novi and Farmington with us, and he's in the Novi mom's group so she's seen a lot of him.

Other than that, we have family things, church, and the never ending errands, which always take twice as long since Vivi because everyone wants to stop us and talk to and admire her. When we're at home, she likes to read books, loves her wood animals and instruments, and enjoys helping me with chores. When I fold clothes, she goes through the piles and throws things over her shoulder one by one, and when I unload the dishes, she pulls herself up on the open dishwasher door and pulls out the silverware.

And speaking of silverware, this kid has become an eating machine! She will eat absolutely anything and everything. Her current favorites are shredded cheese, broccoli, peas, and blueberries (Trader Joes has wild blueberries, which are smaller, in the freezer section so I can just take out a small handful). She pretty much eats just what we eat, but cut up smaller. I've been using up the frozen pureed cubes in her oatmeal or in her net feeder when her teeth are bugging her.

Tooth number 4 popped through this past weekend, so now she has 2 top and 2 bottom showing, and the next teeth on either side on top are bulging out her gums (we're going through a lot of teething tablets!). After dinner today her gums were really bothering her so I put a pumpkin cube in her food net, and she went crazy chomping on it. 5 minutes later she had slurped out the last of it and started shrieking because the cold was gone. So I put in a cube of quince and she ate through that too. After teething tablets, a bottle, and lots of cuddles, she finally took a nap. I think it's going to be a Tylenol night...

I also have started doing real braids in Vivi's hair. They're a little tricky to do since she moves around so much but they can stay in for days without looking messy, which is a real plus! Her first ones last week were just random sections of hair that I tied up and then braided out, but this week we went for something a little more organized and did what I call a flower part, that I then tied up and braided out.

So that's what's been going on with us, what about all of you?

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