Sometimes I forget what it’s like to have just one child. Just one blur of energy to chase down in a restaurant. Just one melodious giggle. Just one pair of jammies and one toothbrush to contend with at bedtime. And you know what? It is easier. But it’s awfully quiet.
Caitlin spent yesterday and last night with my mom and Amelia went to daycare for a half day until I picked her up for her 18-month well visit. She weighs 24.4 pounds and although she seems like a pretty good size girl to me, I looked in Caitlin’s baby book (yes she had an actual baby book that I actually wrote in!) and she was 26.4 pounds at 18 months. I still can’t quite wrap my brain around the fact that my baby girl is a year and a half.
So what amazing things is Amelia up to?
Saying thank you.
Brushing her teeth. She loves, loves to brush her teeth and I just bought her a brunette Barbie toothbrush. I think it’s actually more the love of the running water and making a mess that appeals to her.
Climbing, climbing, and more climbing and aging me just a little bit each time she nearly falls.
Bonking her head on any and all hard surfaces. Bonus points for sharp corners and glass!
Stalking big sister around the house.
Giving Bailey our dog more gray whiskers.
Any way, you’d think with a few hours of freedom from children yesterday I’d have done something fun like a lunch outing, but I tackled the laundry dunes before they completely took over our home and we’re featured on an Oprah special intervention episode on bad housekeeping. Yesterday I organized the girls’ closet and packed away bits of summer gingham and floral sundresses.
This weekend the hubby and I are going to attempt to go to dinner and a movie (we’re thinking of seeing Little Miss Sunshine….anyone have a review? Thumbs up? Thumbs down?) I’ve been informally surveying friends about date night. It seems like our random every 6 to 8 week date night is fairly pathetic considering we have free babysitting via the grandparents. And although they live a good 40 minutes away, it just takes a little planning to pull off a date night. So one of my fall resolutions (what, you don’t have fall resolutions?) is to start planning a date night at least once a month. What about you?