Can I just tell you how much I love the weekends? Cuz it’s a lot. So much more fun and versatile than the boring weekdays when all we do is work work work. Saturday Peanut and I ate some waffles (well, I ate waffles while she sucks the syrup off hers), put daddy down for a nap and headed out to WalMart to dilly dally (my only agenda was to get a coffee because we ran out). After WalMart and playing in the isles with Christmas decorations (omg it’s not even Thanksgiving!), we spent a little time at the playground, running around and jumping in puddles. Sunday the fam headed out for some breakfast out (you can’t tell, but P and I are wearing matching outfits – tan boots, jeans, and maroon jackets), and later some ice cream.
That Monday we had the development evaluation for speech therapy. They actually do a whole developmental evaluation at this age because it’s often more than just a speech thing. Peanut did great – she even interacted a little with the two experts while they evaluated her and asked us an insane number of questions.
In case you’re in the same boat, the evaluation is about 1-1.5 hours and a ton ton ton of paperwork. One of the instructors asked us questions about Peanut’s behaviors, skills, diet, actions, schedule (I mean, EVERYTHING), while the other attempted to get Peanut to do some tasks like draw, find a hidden object, point to her toes. When the whole thing was finished, we didn’t qualify for speech therapy and P surpassed expectations on her development tests. We were happy to hear how well she is developing but now I’m nervous that her speech progress is completely up to us (and daycare). We’re eagerly awaiting the paperwork to come back that will give us some tips on what to do to help her talk.
The rest of the week was relatively uneventful. Tuesday night I drove to NJ to stay with my friend Laura and then visit our PA office. But not before I got to take some pics of a gorgeous newborn that joined one of my dear co-worker’s family.
The rest of the week went on as usual. Peanut and I fended for ourselves a couple of evenings while Jon had to work late. mostly it means that there is either more Dora than usual or that the dog food is spread out all over the house. I’m not sure which I dislike more but to keep it safe, we alternate.
And finally – the weekend again! Saturday P and I went for a walk and she was more interested in giving her rocks than her baby a ride. As the day warmed up we spent some time coloring on the new walkway. My friend Denise stopped by and brought P some cupcakes. After ton of sugar we decided to venture out to the stores to wear out some energy and poke Rudolph in the nose.
How was your week?
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