Another busy 2 weeks in our house with work events, travel, and Papaw in town. We had a busy weekend with the little lady - lunch at 24 Diner, The Children's Museum, the Trail, Greenbelt, breakfast at Taco Deli, drinks and dancing at Gueros. To top things off, Eleanor had a nasty virus (plus teething) that lasted for about 2 weeks. All in all, it amounted to a VERY fussy daughter, sleepless nights, fevers of 103.5, an all over body rash, and refusal to eat. For awhile, we thought an alien had taken over our daughter's body. That, or a major personality change. Either way, we were frightened beyond belief. Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, Eleanor turned a corner on Friday. We have our fun loving, spunky little girl back.
We had a last minute visitor this week - Erin McGiffert was in town for about a day for work. I managed to take some time away from work to hang and catch up... so so much fun! Mani/pedis and then a girl's lunch at Josephine House, a quaint little spot in our new hood. It was delicious and the scene made me feel like I was in Europe for an hour of my day.
: 2 new teeth in for a total of 6. Changes the dynamics of what Eleanor can eat, which is great.
: Our daughter is a BUSY BODY. She literally doesn't stop moving from the moment she wakes up to the moment she goes to bed. And even then, she constantly moves in her sleep.
: Eleanor has been pretty into babies lately. She kisses her babies and then rocks/snuggles them... pretty darn cute.
: Climbing is a daily routine. The more dangerous, the better for her.
: E can take 5-6 steps at a time, but that's all she'll commit to. SO close to full on walking.
: Separation anxiety has entered our lives. Last week was brutal (especially when she was sick) - if I left her for a second, all hell broke loose. Great to feel needed, but this stage has been tough on both me and Eleanor.
|Eleanor had one of the worst nights I can remember last Saturday. For the first time in her life, she slept with us. What a great Mother's Day to wake up to this squirmy little angel.|
|Reality of parenthood - keep bleach handy at all times! Our daughter is a serial bathtub pooper.|
|Playtime in the backyard.|
|She looks so annoyed with me.|
|Test ride with Daddy the day before our maiden ride.|
|Surprisingly comfortable with her helmet (aka "special hat").|
|The first ride was a HIT!|
|We biked down to Joe's on South Congress for coffee and stumbled upon this cool guy, doggy sunglasses and all.|
|Then to Deep Eddy to watch big kids, dote on babies, crab crawl, climb, etc.|
|Silly girl - loves to smoosh her face against the glass. I can't figure out why this picture keeps rotating and got too frustrated to continually try to fix it;(|
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