Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Break- Part One

Yay for Spring Break! I have been counting down to this week off since I returned to work from maternity leave. I believe it has been what has kept me going and able to leave Amelia at daycare every day for the last couple of months.

Not only have I been able to enjoy spending every second of the day again with my sweet girl, but we have had Daddy home for a change! Cliff has really enjoyed getting to spend more time with Amelia and I have really enjoyed having another set of hands to help out with her. Oh, and I've also enjoyed seeing my husband in the daylight hours again.

Of course I had high hopes for trips, resting and chores to be done, and we've gotten almost none of it done, ha. Well, except for the resting. That's been nice. Some of it is to blame on laziness, and some is to blame on that dang pollen! It has really gotten Amelia and I both down. Bless her heart, her little nose has been dripping for the last few days. Poor baby didn't stand a chance with Cliff and me for parents. We both have pretty serious allergies. Someone please tell me why there is no such thing as baby Claritin?

We did manage to squeeze in some fun things into our week off, but mostly it has been spent just hanging out together around the house as a family. Here's a recap of our week in photos.

It's crazy that last weekend was dreary and cold, and today the temp was in the mid-80s. You can't tell here, but Amelia is very excited about going to eat Mexican with Mommy and Aunt Mar. She was ready for some chips and salsa and didn't want me to put her down for a quick photo in her cute outfit.Speaking of Aunt Mar, I have been informed that I am giving off a false idea that her name is Margo, or Margaret. Her name is Mary Beth, and I pronounce her nickname like "Mare." Well Mare told me that all her friends spell her nickname that way, but she always let me spell it the way I wanted to because I'm the one who started calling her that oh, I don't know, 20 years ago. I suppose I will start spelling it Mare. But I digress...

Monday my friend Courtney brought Amelia's BFF Brantlee over for a visit. Here's what they looked like last time we got them together. And here they are now! Isn't Brantlee a cutie-pie? Such a happy little thing. We even got some smiles out of Amelia this time.
We didn't even make them hold hands like that! They did it on their own. (It may have been because neither of them can sit up on their own yet, and they were holding on to each other for dear life! Oh well, still cute.) Just as they were about to leave, I realized we didn't get a pic of all of us together, so we posed for a quick shot. Everyone was smiling, but Cliff cut my head off. Take 2 got my head, but the babies aren't smiling. Too bad. I forgive Cliff because it's hard trying to capture two babies smiling at once, especially with my amateur camera with the slow shutter speed. At our last check-up, our dr. recommended we start trying some solids, like rice cereal and baby food. I wanted to wait until we could be home to try things out, so this week was the perfect opportunity. Here's Amelia getting ready for some yummy cereal while big brother Cash wishes she would come outside and throw his ball with him! Doesn't she look like a big girl in her high chair?Here she is pretty happy about trying some green beans. I thought she'd love them, since I craved them so much during my pregnancy. I hope she doesn't develop a love for those bagel bites I was obsessed with for a few months. But, if this face is any indication, I don't think she's a fan! Even though we all know Amelia has been able to to roll over for like 2 months now, I have not been able to catch it on camera at home. If you recall, she first did it at daycare my first week back at work. Ugh. For a while, every evening, I'd try to get her to do it again for my camera, and I never had any success. But as soon as I put her down during her happy morning play time this week, this is what happened.
This is the face she made when I started yelling and clapping like an idiot. Ha. Thanks to Grammy for this fun toy. She got it for Valentine's and has discovered a new love for it this week.
I named this post Spring Break-Part One partly because the week's not over, and I have high hopes that there will be more fun and cute photo ops for me to share later. And another reason is that I just realized how long this post is, and I'm tired, and plan to add more later. If I don't happen to get time to post a Part Two, or if we have nothing else note or photo-worthy to share, just know that we have thoroughly enjoyed our time off, getting to love on and play with our sweet baby! If we did nothing else, that alone made my week.


Alison said...

Those pictures of Amelia and your friend's little girl are too cute together! They look like two little ladies, catching up on all the gossip and laughing about old times! Precious!

lindey said...

i thought i commented on this fabulous post! i know i remember commenting on her food face & smiling photo...geeze; i guess i'm still scattered, lol!