Meredith officially graduated from physical therapy yesterday. I think she has made amazing strides considering she started physical therapy a year ago and couldn't even sit up properly. Now, she runs around everywhere. We have a plan to ease her out of her braces by the end of the summer. Starting in June she will where them three days a week and one day on the weekend. In July she will move to two days a week and one on the weekend, to be completely out of them by August. YEAH!
This is what I have to deal with every morning. While I manage to make it look cute most days, it takes a lot of de-tangler to fix it.
So out dilemma is to cut or not to cut. I have been avoiding Meredith's first haircut for quite some time and while I don't want her to have bangs I cannot help but think we need to get a trim. I am needing feedback here, so please leave a comment.
I went to the doctor today for a check-up and things looked great. It was kind of funny when the nurse was listening to her heartbeat, she commented on how active she was. Tinsley is a total wild child! She kicks all the time and it is usually because she wants something. Meredith wasn't like that at all. She was completely random. Luckily Tinsley does not keep me up at night (yet, knock on wood). My next check up is in a month when I have to do the oh so fun glucose test.
then we are in a lot of trouble! Meredith climbed on the counter twice today. She climbs into her little chair, then on to her table, then up to the counter. This morning when she did it, I yelled Meredith Jane, I am going to spank your booty. To which she proceeded to mock me. Fortunately for the blogging world she did it again and I was able to get it on video. When Meredith was about 9 months old and really starting to get in to things we used to tell her no and she would just laugh at us. I guess we should have learned then.
We are trying to teach Meredith how to use a cup since I found out that in order for her to move up to the toddler room they can no longer be on the sippy cup. We aren't pushing things and just offering her mostly water in one of her little cups. She likes to shack it or pour it out most of the time, and this morning she poured the water on the floor. I asked if she would help Mommy clean it up and this is what she did. It reminded Bill and I of Cinderella, but maybe we do have a little house cleaner on our hands.
I enjoyed a nice Mother's Day on Sunday. Bill and Meredith took me to the Waffle House for breakfast. You may think whoopty-do, but I love the Waffle House, especially since I don't normally eat there. It was great because Meredith tried OJ for the first time and loved it and she wolfed her breakfast down. They have a kids one egg breakfast for $2 and the only thing kid about it is the price, it came with two slices of toast and grits or hash browns like an adult meal. She ate the egg first and went on to the grits and about finished those, with a little toast on the side.
After breakfast we went to Costco, a thing we needed to do, but one I also enjoy because they have so much great stuff. We did it at a leisurely pace. When we returned home Meredith and Tinsley gave me a gift certificate for a massage which I am dying to use.
Last week I pulled Meredith's hair into a ponytail. She looks completely different with it. I asked Bill if he knew which kid was his daughter when he logged on to the computer to watch her at daycare. It took him a minute.
On Saturday my sister-in-law and I went to a consignment sale at Meredith's daycare. I got a couple things, but this was the best $10 I have ever spent. I have not seem one of these sets in eons, but Meredith loves to help me with the laundry, so I thought she would love this. I was right.
Bill and I are the proud parents of two girls. Meredith is our first and Tinsley was born in September. I work as the Coordinator of Student Life at Gainesville State College-Oconee Campus and Bill is currently Mr. Mom as his position at his job was eliminated. I am growing to love where we live more and more as we make our house more "ours" (Bill owned it before we married). We will have to move eventually as the family expands but it doesn't seem quite as necessary as it used to.