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Friday, October 7, 2011

Toddler Time

Life has changed drastically!  We now have a toddler in the house!

She is still a bit uneasy, but that doesn't stop her!  She looks a little like Frankenstein with her arms  out straight in front of her for balance.  When she sees another wee person in the park, she does her best Frankenstein impression by wobbling up to them, arms stretched and making some loud sound out of her mouth--the wee person usually clings on to the caretaker in fright!  If I put  some work boots on her, paint her face green and attach some bolts to her head, we are ready for Halloween!!

She rarely crawls anymore, on occasion if she is tired.  She is in to everything, of course!  So we may not procrastinate any longer--the cabinets, doors, and other child-proofing things must be done!!  Our adult friendly apartment will soon change--all remnants of adult, child-free living will
cease to exist.  Wine bottles, pictures, knick-knacks, candles, treasures...all out of sight.  What was once a lovely home will soon become Kidville--empty cardboard boxes to play with, stuffed animals everywhere, paper towel tubes as musical instruments, plastic toys in every corner, children's books chewed and drooled on, things that rattle, toot and whirl, tupperware containers to open and close, old magazines to tear up, cabinets that even adults can't open, padding on every corner of the apartment, outlets covered, toilet seats locked, plants given away....
Dan has joked about emptying a room, putting padding floor-to-ceiling and calling it a day!  Dare I say institution?!!

She has a new toy--a shopping cart!  She may not "go shopping" without her purse, though, which is too cute!
She takes the cart all over the apartment and "shops" for things to put in it!

Jenny Mei enjoyed her first Rosh Hashana with family!  We had a delicious meal and a lot of fun playing with her Zayde, aunt, uncle and cousins!

Zayde had some quality bonding time with the princess. He even read some books with her. She has a new favorite...

I spend my time these days chasing after Jenny Mei, cleaning up the food she has flung onto the floor, singing songs sometimes 5 or 6 times in a row, talking in a higher pitch than I prefer, showering with a stroller parked next to the tub (with a baby strapped in it!), and drinking whole milk!  Life has definitely changed.

And I wouldn't change a thing!

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