We've been laying low the last several weeks. Acorn caught her first cold two weeks ago and is just now starting to recover enough to not have to use the horrible, evil, shriek-inducing Lord Saline and his menacing sidekick, Mr. Snotty McSuckerson, multiple times a day. Man, you'd think it was killing her! Even just putting her down on my lap to "assume the position" now incites frustrated indignation, blood-curdling howls, and glaring judgment like I have never seen. Thank God she's almost fully healed! I can't bear the resentment anymore, even if it's immediately forgotten...
I mean, look at this sickly face, poor kid!
Trying to smile through it all.
Finally starting to feel better.
Other news of late is that she can mimic clasping her hands together when you do it (caught red-handed above). She LOVES kicking everything, from the crackling paper on the doctor's office bench, to the clinking balls on her play mat, you can see her working the whole cause-effect thing out in dramatic, back-arching fashion. Kick. Noise. Kick. Noise. She's all smiles in the morning and after cheek kisses, blowing air on her face, funny songs, and funny faces. I've become an expert in crazy song-making and wacky dancing.
Mom and Acorn feeling the grass beneath our feet! Soft, yet crunchy!
And we've realized she's an outside girl to the core. Inside. Annoyed. Outside. Mesmerized. We take at least one walk around the block to count the cats on Cat Row, but when I'm off, it's two to three walks a day. And she's wide awake and enchanted the whole stinkin' time. We went to Zilker Park to ride the train on Friday and to fly a kite on Sunday. My goal is to explore a new park each month.
Zephyr Train Ride with Stacey and Connor
The grandmothers have been babysitting for 5 weeks now and it's working out great! They love it. I'm getting to work. And Acorn is learning new things from her Mimi and Birdie that I couldn't possibly teach her. Like how to do the shimmy and suck your thumb. It's working out a little too great as I really don't want it to end come June.
Finding her thumb. Deuces!
Backyard lunch with mama and Mimi.
Dad and Acorn hanging out in the backyard.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
(Her hair looks Irishly red here!)
Auntie GiGi's outfit she made from SCRATCH!
The flowers are so pretty!
Uncle Bob's outfit he made from SCRATCH!!! Très chic!
We've been seriously looking at houses as of late. This is the neighborhood where we want to live--on Bull Creek/Lake Austin and a preserve. Patience is a virtue...
In an effort to get our house ready to sell (just in case we find that perfect home), we've spruced up our backyard and added some curb appeal. It's kinda reigniting my love for this house!
All slicked back like Peepaw's hairstyle.
Mom, can't you see that I'm not laughing?
Tummy time and the living is easy...
That recaps March Madness so far! ♥♥♥