So, rather than folding laundry, I thought I would spend a few minutes updating you on the goings-on around here, other than my haphazard reading, which is taking up disproportionate amounts of blog space.
Samantha has a tooth, on the bottom in the front. I have not seen it yet, as she guards it jealously with a strange tongue-curling manoeuvre which makes her look like a turtle. She is happy to chomp on anything near her mouth, however, so we have established that it is sharp.
Samantha has also learned to grab. Hair is one of her favorites, right up there with whatever happens to be on my dinner plate. This led to our finding out she is allergic (apparently only a little, so don’t worry) to eggs.
Lucy is getting very verbal, as her grandparents are learning from repeated (semi-intelligible) phone calls. She also “wrote” her first story a couple of weeks ago, which went something like this:
“Once upon a time, I had a doggie, and cows, and mommy. Samantha. The end.”
Various permutations of this involving the store, birds, etc., have followed over the last two weeks. Samantha is also getting more verbal, but she mostly says different versions of “blah”.
Lucy is enjoying spend as much time as possible outside, particularly on her slide. I enjoy spending this time in the hammock with Samantha. She also likes to make “snails” out of play-doh and put various stuffed animals (and other inanimate objects) to bed in various parts of the house. Furthermore, she can now do somersaults.
We only thought Lucy was into her independent phase. Now we are getting more “I do it by self!” statements every day.
Exams finished at Chapelle, which means I am one quarter away from official stay-at-home-momdom. I have not started a countdown calendar, unlike our seniors.
The garden is, sort of. We have tomatoes, bell and jalapeno peppers, cucumber, okra, and onions so far, as well as mint and basil. Something is already eating the basil. I suspect slugs. We’re planning on some beans, melons, squash and whatever else sounds good at the time we go buy plants and seeds, as well. The iris are blooming in front of the house, apparently the “lollipop” and “Sunday morning” varieties which Fr. R.B. gave us after we moved here. If we ever get new batteries for the digital camera, there will be pictures of some of these exciting things for your visual enjoyment.
Craig got a new lawn mower in the mail today. It’s the reel variety, which doesn’t require a motor or gasoline. He is very excited.
We had a wonderful visit from Taylor and Rob recently, for those of you who know Taylor. Lucy still asks for “Aunt Taylor” every day or two.
Housework and sewing are pretty much on hold, although I make an attempt at each once or twice a week. I have been decluttering by giving one thing away each day of Lent, which I’ve been fairly consistent with. But I think I need Lent to go several hundred more days for that to do much good around here.
I guess that’s pretty good for an update. And the little natives are getting restless, so I guess it’s back to the laundry…or more likely chasing Lucy around while Samantha drools on me. The laundry can wait, it’s hammock time.