The Weekly Peanut, Issue 41
This kid is silly. SIL-LY.
I think this might be the first week since buying our Disney passes that we haven't used them? We still wanted to go to the parks, have no doubt, but Ian and I agreed it was time to be responsible adults and do some work around the house that we'd been putting off for a while.
But come on, this is us we're talking about here, did you really think we'd stay home all weekend? (As if the peanut would let us...)
As previously reported we have "MOMMY." Lots of it, actually. And Dada. What's impressing me is how clearly she seems to be understanding everything we're saying, even if she's pretty incoherent herself. She LOVES throwing stuff away and tidying up (whose kid is this??), even things that shouldn't go in the garbage. If she's done with it, into the trash can it goes. The fruit pouches she can now drain in around 10 seconds? Trash can. Sippy cup? Trash can. Spoon? Trash can. Needless to say, we have to keep a close eye on anything in her hands these days if we want to see it again. She has also learned how to recycle. If we give her a plastic bottle, she will walk it out to the bin in front of our house, and she knows the difference between the plastic bin and the paper bin. Smarty pants.
Saturday morning kicked off with a visit from Grandpa Bobo. After a tasty lunch at the Ravenous Pig (Daphne redecorated the menu, I also find it fascinating that they have crayons to hand out to kids but no high chairs), Daphne got a good nap in so she could go to a birthday party! The two boys, Hugo and Andy, are kids of some coworkers of mine who happen to share almost the same birthday. What a cool party! Hugo's parents rented a bounce house and Daphne got to make lots of new friends.
Sunday was the Day of Miraculous Productivity (for us, anyway). After a yummy breakfast at B3 Cafe (Daphne chose her fancy outfit, BTW), we headed down to Ikea to look for a new dresser for her room (we had been storing a lot of her clothes on some effective but cheap Target shelves). However IKEA WASN'T EVEN OPEN YET. In fact NOTHING down there was open yet! So much for getting out of the house early. Ok, Target was open, so we ran around in there killing some time. They did have an excellent sale going on Blu-Rays, including The Little Mermaid for $15 (as cheap as a Disney BR gets, pretty much). Daphne's first trip to Ikea was interesting. She really liked the little open mini cart, because she could go FAST. Once we got to the kids' area, there was no keeping her in a cart. She wanted to climb in the beds and OMG IS THAT A SLIDE?! Daphne may have been confused by the side ladder, but she wasn't going to let it stop her. I think she would have gone down that slide all day if we'd left her.
Of course the kid fell asleep in the car as we were leaving, so we had to drive around for a while killing time to try and let her get a decent nap. We found ourselves up at Polonia in the Longwood area. I like polish food, and I always liked Polonia, but I didn't LOVE it. Well knock me over with a feather, that place has SERIOUSLY upped their game. Daphne was ready to elope with their Challah. The soup of the day involved cabbage, meatballs, and kielbasa and I don't know who slurped and MMMMMMM'd more, me or the kid. Yum! Going to have to go back soon!
In project "Get the House F***ing Organized" (it's a process, don't judge), Ian got the new dresser assembled and ready to go when we got home, and we came to the conclusion that (now that the futon has moved out of that room) D needs some sort of sitting area in her bedroom. I found a SUPER cool bench/storage unit on Amazon and once that's installed I think D's room will be good to go. Although, she really has way too many stuffed animals (I know, I know) so we're thinking about donating some to a hospital or something for this year's Acts of Kindness.
After several days last week at daycare of being sent home notes that "Daphne did not eat her lunch," Tuesday's note said "please send more food." Hmmmm. Another growth spurt? She proceeded to polish off a giant quantity of my posole for dinner. She actually did pretty well with the spoon (although the shirt she was wearing when she started her meal would probably disagree with me).
Daphne's teething has finally yielded fruit! Her first molar has finally ruptured. 5 million more to go :-/