All good things come with lots of attitude


Jam-packed weekend
June 15, 2008, 9:15 pm
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This week ended with you running a fever all day Thursday. I thought for sure I’d have a sick little monkey on my hands all weekend. However, like always, you surprised me and woke up Friday morning bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for your dentist appt.

I wasn’t sure if you were playing a trick on me or not, so I took you to the park early in the morning to see how you’d take it. You loved having the park almost to yourself. It was also not too hot, so we hung out for over an hour, just running around and playing on the swings.

Flying

Friday was your second trip to the dentist and you were amazing. The dentist commented on how beautiful your teeth are – she proclaimed them to be “Princess teeth”. You really appreciated that. Armed with your new Belle toothbrush and a crapload of trinkets, you walked out of there all smiles and wondering when we’ll be able to go back to the dentist.

Monkey cheeze

Saturday, we woke up and headed out to your last soccer practice of the season. You finally grew to love soccer, and even looked forward to it. You learned to run and play and kick the ball. You’re a stickler for rules, though, and would meticulously finish each exercise with the utmost precision, even if it meant that you were the last one back in your spot. That’s OK, though. I’m sure you have enough of your momma in you that you’ll soon be questioning authority and doing things your own way. Oh, joy.

Post soccer snacks

After practice, we headed to the Farmer’s Market at Grand Army Plaza where we bought some of the sweetest strawberries we could find. You came home with your face stained pink from all the berries.

Sunday we headed out to a craft festival where we tried to keep from melting in the heat and humidity. Luckily, we found some ice-cream and stuffed our faces.

Cooling off at RENEGADE!

After returning home for a little rest, we picked up Mamita and Alba and headed out to Brighton Beach for dinner on the boardwalk. You snuggled under Mamita’s wrap.

Snuggling with Mamita

Then helped her run off her dinner…

At Brighton Beach

At Brighton Beach

Hope you had as much fun this weekend as I did, Prettymonkey.

Beach beauty

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Eavesdropping
June 2, 2008, 9:40 pm
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We moved this weekend. Unlike the last apartment, where Monkey’s room was right next to mine, she’s now sleeping in a room that’s clear across the apartment. It’s far enough away that I can’t hear her if I’m in my room, so we set up the baby monitor. I haven’t had a baby monitor on her in over a year, and it’s been pretty entertaining hearing what all goes on in her room before she goes to sleep.

So far, tonight we’ve heard:

– “What’s this? I don’t want this in my room!” (Not sure what that was about, but she got over it quickly.)

– Monkey sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to her doll, who is apparently turning one.

– Monkey had a whole conversation with a Princess. (Not sure which one, but they discussed the pizza that we had for dinner.)

– Monkey retold the story of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and the witch who melted when “Dorfee” threw water on her head.