Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pre-spring musings

Dayna is finally napping! The last two days saw very little of the parents' miracle otherwise known as "the nap," but she was tired enough today to go down before lunch. I hope she'll feel like another one later this afternoon too, but I'm not going to get my hopes up.

After my last post, I've been working harder to let her explore more. Now in the afternoon while I'm cleaning up the kitchen and getting dinner ready, I block off half the house, and then shut the doors for the bathroom and Auntie C's room. Then Dayna can wander around down the hallway (through piles of laundry which she likes to "sort"), into her room, in the dining room, and the kitchen. In the kitchen she has one cabinet that is "hers" filled with tupperware stuff, wooden spoon, metal ice cream maker can, odds and ends. She carries them around and "plays." I know this is very fun stuff, 'cause I used to do it too, and remember how cool it was to be able to play in the kitchen.

We're really looking forward to spring now, and I know she'll love playing outside. Even when she was very little she was a nature baby. Always happy as long as she was outdoors. But spring does not come early here. There's still lots of snow and ice on the ground and will be for awhile. Once it does start to warm up though, we can walk to the park again, and she has a huge backyard to run around in.

Her hair is getting pretty long. I'm thinking I'm going to have to start trying to find her some conditioner. Her hair is curly and just needs a little more moisturizer in it, I think. It's very cute though, and I love how it curls up so prettily after it's combed after a bath.

Didn't really have a main point to this post. Was just feeling the love for my precious SLEEPING baby.

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