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Working to get what she wants: her skort is *not* cooperating

Working to get what she wants: her skort is *not* cooperating

Yesterday was Parent Teacher conference day at day care. Yes, they start this early; we were surprised too. When Mama & Daddy went in yesterday afternoon, we were able to find out that Grace is right on track, behaving well (or at least developmentally appropriately– she does pull hair and pick other people’s noses) and really there are no concerns. Good to know.

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Lovely ladies…

Lovely ladies!

Lovely ladies!

Yesterday after work and day care, we noticed that the iris plant in the side yard was blooming. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to get a good shot, Erin & Grace raced over to take advantage, and Greg was able to capture this great shot.

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Plotting…

Considering making a break for it

Considering making a break for it

This morning, Grace and AJ looked conspiratorial. She got his attention (reaching over to take his rattle did it) and then they both turned their attention to the door– route of escape. AJ’s still thinking about crawling, but according to Ms. Victoria, they can’t leave the door open any more because Grace just goes! So it is my theory that this morning they were plotting their escape as we captured this sweet picture of two little angels looking off… in reality they are making plans– look out toddler room, the infants are on the MOVE!

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Grace, sporting flip-flops

Grace, sporting flip-flops

Today Grace opted to wear flip flops, because the weather in NC is getting quite warm; in fact, it’s supposed to be 90 today! She’s wondering if she’ll get to go outside, because it’s lovely out there. Mama hopes so, because she just got an e-mail that the air conditioning is broken (but is being fixed as she types) at day care. Thankfully, it’s not yet brutally hot, so with an open window, the infant room should be A-OK.

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Grace is happy to see Greg B.!

Grace is happy to see Greg B.!

Grace got to play with Daddy’s good friend Greg Brusseau today as he stopped by on his way back from the beach. Grace showed off her ability to get broccoli & carrots on all surfaces within 5 feet of herself, and greatly amused both herself and Greg Brusseau with these tricks.

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To ease teething pain, it has been suggested that Grace try gnawing on a frozen bagel. So, today, while she munched on her carrots and broccoli, I also let her chomp on a frozen bagel. (This was after a conversation with her day care teacher, Victoria, who also felt that this should be okay, as Grace *still* doesn’t have teeth and so, in our minds, was unlikely to bite off anything she couldn’t chew). Contrary to our expectations, however, today, Grace showed that she could very well break off bits of bagel, even sans teeth. She successfully managed to get a few ‘bites’ off (all of which, I think, I intercepted before they made it down into her belly– I really didn’t want to have to do infant CPR). So, that cute bag of tiny bagels that I’d frozen for her to munch on? I guess I’ll be enjoying bagel bites for breakfast for the next few weeks.

Bagelmeister

Bagelmeister

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A budding musician!

A budding musician!

Grace took the opportunity this morning to wear her hair Pebbles style in a red bow in celebration of Color Day (the infant color is red). She also showed Mama that she really likes to make music… Perhaps it’s all the John Coltraine that Daddy likes to play for her.

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Gracie is a beach bum!

Gracie is a beach bum!

Grace has already made it clear that if we were going to the beach, she wants to go barefoot, thank you very much!  She’s not so sure about the sandals, but she tasted them about 15 seconds after this picture and pronounced them quite tasty.

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I like my PJs!

I like my PJs!

Mama & Daddy are jealous of the fact that they didn’t get to wear PJs to work today, but Grace sure did enjoy her time playing in her comfy clothes. If she’s really lucky, Mama will just wash her face and let her wear those very same pajamas to bed again tonight (assuming that there are no blow outs or other issues). Yay for pajama day!

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So today at day care everyone was encouraged to wear hats and sunglasses. Turns out, Grace strongly dislikes hats (even more than socks, surprisingly) and had taken her hat off 3 times by the time we made it to day care. She was also very confused by the sunglasses, because suddenly, the room just got darker. So Grace wasn’t a big fan of today’s theme, but is very much looking forward to tomorrow… pajama day!

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Showing some Wolfpack spirit!

Showing some Wolfpack spirit!

This week is Spirit week at day care, and today was school spirit day. Grace is sporting her Wolfpack gear, but she was a little jealous of AJ’s cute NC State overalls this morning. Of course, he didn’t have the NC State socks, so Grace offered to share.

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When you become a Dad, many changes take place.  That’s pretty obvious.  You quickly realize that you’ve moved beyond being an individual, a husband, a brother, a son, an in-law, and a friend.  You’re now, well, a Dad.  Just what does that mean, and how is it manifested?

Being a dad requires that you develop new skills.   Confirm that when washing dirty cloth diapers that the velcro hinges are properly sealed.  Ensure that the bottle nipples are of the correct flow calibration and when washed, all residual milk is properly removed from the insides.  Prevent single shoes from being dropped on the asphalt of the Day Care parking lot.  Don’t step on the hair bows in the hallway.  Refrain from putting too much water in the medicine dropper.  Administer secure transport by strapping the car seat safety belt fully between her knees, despite vehement protests and combative flailing.  Hold her knees down with your elbows when you change a dirty diaper.  Put more food in her mouth than on her shirt.

These are the basics.

When did I know  — I mean really know — that I’d become a father?  No, it didn’t have anything to do with a domestic skillset.  Didn’t have anything to do with flushing somebody else’s debris down the toilet.  Not when I started hearing midnight screaming and Erin’s selfless rush to placate the desperate cries of hunger.   This is totally unrelated to trying (unsuccessfully) to coordinate the subtle hues of brand name baby clothes, tripping over plastic blocks and talking stuffed animals, or even listening to the soft heartbeat of a curly-haired, blue-eyed, loving young lady.

I knew I was a father when I found a wet pacifier in my pocket at work.

What Grace does when Daddy takes her passifier to work with him

What Grace does when Daddy takes her pacifier to work with him

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Grace having lots of fun!  Yay for toys from the kitchen!

Grace having lots of fun! Yay for toys from the kitchen!

Grace woke up early this morning to play with her Great Grandma Emmy, and by the time she was getting sleepy for her first nap, Daddy bundled her into the car to go see Gammie & Pee-Paw. She spent a fun filled day playing with Pee-Paw (she really liked waving at him and imitating the noises he made) and napping with her Gammie.

Laughing at Gammie while Pee-Paw holds her

Laughing at Gammie while Pee-Paw holds her

She enjoyed the sweet potatoes that Gammie fed her and the pear juice that Pee-Paw gave her is her *favorite*! She was sad to go home at 4:30, but napped in the car and then came back to play with Great Grandma Emmy before heading to bed at 7:15. Whew! That’s a lot of fun for such a small girl. And just think, tomorrow Greatest Aunt Jenny is coming over to play! The fun never stops!

Lovely Robinson ladies

Lovely Robinson ladies

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Ready to crawl!

Ready to crawl!

Grace overheard Mama & Daddy talking about going to Reidsville this weekend; she hopes that she’ll also get to go to Winston-Salem. She was sad to miss the opportunity last weekend, but was glad that she’ll be able to see her Great Grandma Emmy, her Greatest Aunt Jenny & hopefully Gammie & Pee-Paw too!

As Mama & Daddy turned to leave daycare this morning, Grace was a little nervous that they might forget to take her along with them to Reidsville, so she started to try to crawl after them. She got a knee and a hand forward, but we’re not *quite* there yet with the crawling, but we’re close, so close! (Mama’s not rushing this particular developmental milestone– staying in one place is a good thing for little girls to do in Mama’s opinion).

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