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The Weekly Peanut, Issue 12

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 12

Supermodel

Supermodel

The kid is still fighting off this cold.  I am hoping it will be gone tomorrow so I don't have to call and postpone Friday's eye operation but they made it very clear that if she has any signs of sickness at all we shouldn't go through with it.  AGH! 

Drama-Llama

Drama-Llama

Daphne is still being pretty dramatic (4 teeth have officially poked through with more waiting in the wings) but I feel like (jinx jinx jinx) maaaayyybe she's starting to get a little better? She still looooves to throw her head back and whine any time she hear "no," but I feel like she's back to smiling a bit more. 

On Saturday Daphne turned 10 months old.  Ho-lee cow. Before we know it she will be a year.  I had to work in the morning, but when I got done Grandpa Bobo came to visit.  We had lunch at the Cask & Larder, and as always she was on her best behavior for Bobo.   

Sunday was a nice quiet day.  We went shopping (for home improvement goods! EXCITEMENT!) . Then we decided to go down to Universal to take our new lightweight stroller for a test drive.  I LOVE our Joovy Groove, was well worth the step up in cost from the first tier of lightweights.  It's a little bigger than some umbrella strollers (17 lbs vs 12) but it still folds up small enough, has a HUGE strorage compartment, incredibly giant sun shade, storage pockets and cup holders for me, and (my favorite, something I've never seen on another stroller) little pouches on either side of the seat for Daphne's sippy cups or snacks.  Lightweight strollers mean you don't get a snack tray any more, so those pockets are just awesome.  When we got to the park we discovered that our annual passes were expired and needed to renew, but the lines for guest services were RIDIC so we turned tail to go get lunch. 

Ohhh the Shade of it all! in the Joovy Groove

Ohhh the Shade of it all! in the Joovy Groove

We'd heard about Hash House a Go Go and we were down by I-drive anyway so we decided to try them out.  Meh.  The portions are huge, some of the food is OK, some is not.  Daphne has decided she is happy to slurp directly from the food pouches now, and manages to drain one in mere moments.   

We've had an interesting week developmentally.  After seeming to give up on walking, when I picked her up from day care on Monday the owner told me she'd been "walking all over the place." So I tried to get her do walk more at home.  No dice.  Lazy kid.  She is also "reading" books.  She likes to flip through them on her own.  Then she likes to put them down on the ground and use them to "scoot" around.  She likes to help me turn off the light at bedtime, and every time we come to the front door she reaches out to ring the doorbell. She was being super cranky Monday night, so we put on Yo Gabba Gabba since it usually can keep her happy for about 10 minutes.  Surprise surprise, this kid is ENTHRALLED for almost 2 whole episodes!! Then during one of the musical numbers, she started squealing and CLAPPING!  Clapping is new!!

During bath time she continued to clap up a storm and splash like crazy.  I took a video, but it was after she'd been having too much fun and she wasn't overflowing with joy by that time. Oh well.  On Tuesday morning when I was pumping, Fiona walked by Daphne and Daphne said "Hi, Doggy!" without any prompting from us at all.  You go, kid.   If I ask for a high five she'll usually give me one now, too. 

Keep your fingers crossed that we can get this operation done Friday.  No more eye boogies! 

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 13

The Weekly Peanut, Issue 13

The International Etiquette of the Car Horn

The International Etiquette of the Car Horn