Monday, March 24, 2014

We have a toddler...

Is the normal reaction to seeing your kid take their first very steps to bawl uncontrollably?

... crickets...

... so... I guess it's just me, then?

I can't explain what came over me, you guys, but as I watched her wobble there, without support, for a few seconds, and then move her chubby little feet in my mom's direction, one step at a time, I just could not handle how big she looked.  It's so fun watching her discover what she's capable of, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how the heck I'm going to handle college graduation.  (Although, let's be real, I'll probably be a basket case at kindergarten graduation.)

And of course I didn't get pictures or video, but she did do it several more times this weekend, so I'm convinced it wasn't a fluke. 


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We met some friends for Greek food on Saturday, and Gracie and I both inhaled a stupid amount of pita bread.  (And hummus.  And olives.  I could live on Greek food.)

I'm so thankful Miss Priss is finally getting on board with table food.  She still hates avocado, bananas, and mashed potatoes (how are we related?), but she loves oranges, tomatoes, bread, pancakes (ha!), sloppy joes, green beans, peas, and pretty much anything else she can get her little hands on.  We're down to three bottles a day, and she's loving her sippy cup, so I'm hopeful we'll be able to transition off the bottle close to the time she turns one next month.  (Although if any of you have good suggestions on weaning from the bottle/formula, I'm all ears!)

We also spent a good chunk of our weekend playing with the blocks I finally got down for her.  She and Micah have a fundamental disagreement about what a person is supposed to do with blocks.

The engineer does this:

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... and the toddler does this:



She's a little destroyer, so Micah had to wait until she went to sleep to build his castle.

I didn't quite get my to-do list done. But I am making headway, so that's something.  And I call the weekend a success because we made time to go and see DIVERGENT!  I freaking loved it, but I know it's not getting great reviews from the critics.  Maybe I just have no taste, but I thought the Tris/Four chemistry was sizzling, and Shailene Woodley (who plays Tris) was excellent.

So in summary:  Grace walked, I ate Greek food, Micah built a castle, and I loved Divergent.  Fabulous weekend, I say.

12 comments:

The Tale of Three P's said...

Um, this is totally how I feel about the walking, too. Or really anything she does that makes her seem old. I cried because we put down her deposit for Mother's Day Out and I'm not even a crier. What is happening?!?!?

Sasha Savy said...

She is just too cute! Ours started walking too and I was so excited. It's crazy how fast they grow up!

Rebekah said...

Congrats on your walker. About the bottle thing, just throw them away. I tried putting them away but I inevitably would open the cabinet they were in and she'd see it and want one. Out of sight, out of mind. Ana took about 3 days to totally forget about the bottle. The earlier you do it, the faster they forget.

Annabelle said...

Zane walked the day he turned one and I cried too! It's like the first milestone that you realize that your baby is growing up! On adjusting from the formula...We kept a sippy all day long and he got formula at night mostly and sometimes in the morning, depending on how hungry he was. We did try to feed him food at night before the formula. He would usually only drink half of what he normally would since he had food too.

Joey said...

Your summary made me laugh. I hope that's a normal reaction because when my little one (who I nannied from 5mos until she was 2) walked for the first time, I sobbed like a lunatic. And she wasn't even mine. (Luckily, I did catch it on video for her parents). You know, I've never actually had greek food. There's something we can do when I come to visit--not that I'm inviting myself or anything. I also giggled that Micah had to wait until Gracie went to bed to play with her toys haha!

Kathryn said...

What a cutie! And I am jealous, I can't wait to see Divergent!

Jessie said...

How is she sooo stinking cute?! Really, one year olds are my favorite age hands down. Loved your weekend summary too! :)

Laura said...

That is so exciting!!! I am the same way! As they get older it seems like the milestones get further apart but they are still very emotional. Phillip started working on writing his name recently and I felt so emotional and unbelievably proud. I feel like walking is a really big one. Life gets a lot crazier but also more fun!!

Kaitlyn (Keeping up with Kaitlyn) said...

Oh she's so adorable!! Haha I love that Micah built a castle after she went to sleep! Too funny!!

Hayley Chandler said...

Yay for your little walker!!! Mine didn't walk until he was 19 months, so at least you won't be sitting around worrying and praying one day she will walk. That can be quite stressful! As for transitioning from the bottle, that was hard for us. I think he stopped taking the bottle at 15 months, and it was a gradual thing. The last month he just took a bottle at night right before bed. Then, one day it just didn't seem necessary in the bedtime routine, so we stopped and he didn't miss it. The main thing I would say is don't fret about it. I think my doctor said for him to be off the bottle at 15 months, and within that month it happened.

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Ummmm, I'd totally cry! She is sooo presh!

Mandy said...

Eeekk, baby girl walked??!! Stop it right now! I cannot believe she's walking already!! Watch out mama b/c it doesn't slow down from here. Glad you guys had great weekend! That pic of her is adorable!!

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