Well, so much has happened around our house. Best of all, Grace turned two at the end of the year. Unfortunately, she was suffering from an ear infection and so we had a low-key holiday season and birthday. Then in January, she had a double ear infection, and mom and dad were sick, too. We did enjoy a few successes: Grace transitioned to a twin bed overnight, the last night of her first year of life. (Mainly because she was caught trying to do a dive out of her crib.) Grace's parents renovated the kitchen so dad could have a nice foundation on which to install our concrete countertops (the latter still pending -- pics soon). The inauguration was a wonderful sight to behold, and the Steelers won the Superbowl. Okay, so the last point is more about dad's happiness than mom's, as I am a Pats fan. Grace ran around the night of the football party sporting BLACK frosting on her mouth. She looked a bit Goth. One guest asked if I was worried she would ruin the furniture. Nope, I said, that's why we have black leather couches.
And did I mention Grace was fully potty trained in early December??? We are no longer building our own landfill with disposable pull-ups.
Grace had a good check up at 2 years (and a few weeks) -- she was 23 lbs and 32 inches, I think. 10th percentile weight, 10th percentile height and 55th for head circumference. I figure that explains her ability to pitch forward out of the crib AND her skill at recognizing and pronouncing "pomegranate juice."
Life is hectic right now. Dad just took another course in countertop fabrication, mom negotiated a big deal for work and Grace is leading the class in science (she correctly identified what ice is made of). Weather has been wild and Grace has seen a few snowy days, though nothing really allowing for a serious sledding expedition. Damn that global warming!
Hope you are all well. Happy Chinese New Year (of the Ox) and Happy Valentine's Day.
As we packed up the rotating tree and the snowman ornaments in early January, Grace asked "Where did kissmiss go?" We assured her it was in the attic over the garage and would be back in 11 months.