• Adventure

    Snow

    “Mommy!!!!!” I had given myself permission to sleep in. With the time change, I was hoping to sleep in really late and the last thing I wanted was to get out of bed. We are at my parents and Skye and mom are good at entertaining each other. But no, she found me. She still has pajamas on, but she’s wearing her new wellies (bought yesterday on a whim because they were cute) and her backpack. She climbs in bed with me, but doesn’t want to cuddle. She wants me to get up! Mom follows her in a few minutes later and opens the window. It’s white outside. What? All…

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    A Side Trip to Disney

    I am a huge Disney fan and have been looking forward to taking Skye to Disney since she was born. Sure, she’s only 2, but that’s a great age to start! So we tagged together a quick trip to do Animal Kingdom with some other work-related events in Florida. Skye didn’t know what to expect, but she was happy to say that she was looking forward to Disney and she certainly knows who Mickey Mouse is. “So let me get this straight,” I’m on the phone with my mom, who is being regaled by Skye on the various things she saw and did while in the park. “You were there…

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    Random Exploration

    Skye is showing Geoff her pliĆ©. She bends at the knees and squats, not quite having gotten the idea yet of turning her feet out. It’s been a long morning. Geoff headed off to work early and so I set up Skye’s teepee on the floor to distract her while I caught up on work. Generally, I can get my work done early mornings and when she’s napping, but sometimes I run behind or have more work than I can do in those times. Putting the teepee on the floor was an invitation for her to pull all her stuffed animals off the shelf and put them in the teepee…