This has been a very busy week for us. I've been busy packing up the house every day. On Wednesday, Brittny came over to watch Lydia so I could devote myself to packing. Besides entertaining Lydia, she ended up helping me box up various things in the kitchen. I have a small kitchen and it is amazing how many boxes it has taken to get most of it cleared out. She was a lot of help and it was fun to have someone to work with.
Thursday Liz came over to hang out and to keep Lydia corralled in the living room while I packed. She is slowly returning to her "old" self -- I miss spending time with her! The yucky initial phase of her pregnancy has really prevented us from getting together like we would.
Lydia has decided that she is ready to start walking. Last Saturday, while Ben and I were house-hunting, she took her first "real" steps at my parents' house. (We missed it!) She has continued to walk a lot more this week and is slowly getting more comfortable with it. I know you moms out there would probably say I will look back and wish for the crawling days just because walking means increased mobility, but I am ready for her to be able to go outside and walk in the grass instead of crawling. She loves to be outside, but she has cut and scratched her little legs numerous time from all of her "hands and knees" exploring. Also, she still puts everything in her mouth and I have some hope that she won't be as tempted to pick up other peoples' trash (like at the soccer field last night) when she is a little higher off the ground!! (Wishful thinking?...perhaps!)
Lydia rediscovered bananas this week. Previously she would eat them if they were mashed, but she didn't want anything to do with banana pieces. So, I tried again this week and she seems to love them! In fact, Sunday evening she ate the whole banana during church.
Another Graduation of Sorts - Two sets of bunkbeds... which means a certain little boy moved up to a big boy bed. NO MORE cribs or toddler beds!!!
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