I am off to Louisiana for my cousin's wedding this weekend. (I should note, because Penny always gets such a kick out of it, that Amanda is my only first cousin. Penny has about, oh, a bajillion first cousins, so she thinks it's funny that I have one!) I am very excited to go. However, Penny is staying home with the kiddos and the plans for someone to come and stay with her to help for the weekend just recently fell through. Therefore, I am feeling pretty guilty about going. But, the plans are made and there is not much I can do. So, I wish Penny good luck. And she knows I will be bringing home the mother of all goodies for her. Not sure what it will be yet, but I gotta find something good!
All that said...I am looking forward to two nights in a hotel by myself, as well as a rental car in which I will do several hours of driving (from TX to LA), all the while listening to a luxurious book on tape. The time alone seems so appealing now, but I am sure that I will miss Penny and the kids more than currently anticipated. I'll be back home Sunday night by midnight...and no doubt hating life on Monday morning when it is time to get up for work!
In baby news, we had to lower Jordan's crib mattress because he was pulling up onto his knees and well on his way to pulling himself into a standing position. Very exciting developmentally, but very sad for the mommas that their babies are on their way to walking! Jordan has also started clapping while he laughs, which is unbeliavably cute.
Taylor is really a mover and shaker. She is all over the place now, although forward crawling is still elusive to her. She can get around just fine, though, which led us to a recent purchase of a gated enclosure where we can put both kids and they can play freely, without us constantly on top of them. Bring on the childproofing! Ugh!
Both kids are doing really well with eating and sleeping. They are branching out into all different kinds of foods and finding lots of things that they like. It is really fun to give them new things and see them experience different tastes and textures. Both kids are loving some mixed fruit that we made up recently. The moms are enjoying making homemade baby food!
Both kids are finally back to sleeping in their cribs and sleeping mostly through the night. They are both doing a great job on figuring out how to soothe themselves and fall back to sleep after a bit of babbling or crying in the middle of the night. Moms are happy to be getting some good sleep.
That's about it. It is Thursday, which means I am home with the kids, so I have to run. They are calling me...