Tomorrow I’m back to work. It’s just a temporary assignment (2-4 weeks) but that’s 2-4 weeks of paychecks that I wouldn’t have, so I’ll take it. It’s going to be a big change though. It’s going to be a change to go to bed earlier and get up earlier. It’s going to be a change to drive an hour to work and an hour home. It’s going to be a change for Lexi to be back in daycare. I’m sure the first couple of days are going to be hard for her. She’s going to be back around people that she doesn’t really know. But, she has always adjusted relatively well to change, so I’m sure in a day or 2 she will be fine. She’s gone to this daycare before so she does know the kids and adults, so that’s reassuring. I’m excited to be back out and doing something.
Speaking of Lexi, she’s so amazing! I swear she does or says something new everyday! Last night she successfully pointed to eyes, ears, nose, mouth, belly, and toes when I asked her where they were. She knows that a cow says moo, a dog says woof, and a duck says quack. Her new love is her baby dolls. She discovered that she has several baby dolls and she loves to carry them around and give them kisses, with a big smack! She has also found a love for sweeping the floor with the Swiffer sweeper. I don’t know where she got thbe cleanliness from, but she seems to be a clean freak. She’s very independent, but loves her family so much. She goes to bed drowsy, but awake, after sitting on my lap for 30 minutes or so, just relaxing. She sleeps in her bed all night, with the occassional whine, which I think is just to see if mom and dad will come check on her. This weekend after watching her 2 year old twin cousins climb up into the rocking chair by themselves, she decided she could do that also. Here comes the climbing phase. We finally found her a cute ladybug costume for Halloween and I can’t wait to see her in it! She also had her first professional photo shoot last weekend! You see, we took her when she was 3 months old to get her pictures done at Sears, and she screamed the entire time. I left there so upset with my colicky, screaming baby and never tried it again. There was no lack of pictures though…I just took them all myself. So, I will leave you with a preview of Lexi’s proofs.