I was shopping at Whole Foods today with Lady KT. I was interrupted a couple of times by strangers asking about Isadora. It always happens, and I don’t mind. She’s pretty awesome and if someone wants to ask about her, who am I to shield them from Izzy’s awesomeness? Everyone should know how great she is.
As I was standing in the check out line, KT and I noticed a woman barreling towards us, knocking into people and other carts. She had that glint in her eye, like she was on a mission. Turns out she was. She tossed an apology over her shoulder to the to the blood bath in her wake, saying, “Sorry, but I just HAVE to get a closer look at that baby!”
Now I know Izzy is cute and all, but to maim people, crush bread, and bruise apples just to get a closer look at sweet, beautiful face is just craziness. We’re in no hurry to dash away from deserving appreciation of her beauty. All we ask is that you politely wait your turn to shower the baby with adoration.
My mom came down for a visit this weekend. She got here early Saturday morning and we headed out to the Tanforan Mall. I haven’t been to the Tanforan Mall in ages. Years. Maybe a decade. I wanted to go to Sears and check out their portable dishwashers, but we stopped at Barnes and Noble first and I stocked up on a few books for Isadora:
I bought those last two more for me than for Izzy. I hope she grows up to like the cute/creepy things.
I checked out a couple of the dishwashers at Sears, but I think I’ll probably buy one from Best Buy–they had the best price on the highest rated model. There was no real need to window shop; there wasn’t much at the mall that we wanted to see. We decided to leave and head back to town and go to Trader Joes to pick up some groceries for dinner. The Mall had other plans for us; we couldn’t figure out how to get out. We walked up and down the lower level and popped in and out of doors, but couldn’t find the car. Finally, after a couple of laps, we gave up and ate Cinnabons. With our fresh sugar rush, we had the energy to once again try to flee the Mall. Turns out we had to go back up stairs to find the right exit. Um. Duh. (Maybe it was all just an excuse to eat Cinnabons.)
On Sunday, Jaime and Jen came over for breakfast. It was such a great time! At one point, all five of us were in the kitchen and it didn’t even feel crowded. I love this apartment! It is such a great space for entertaining. I digress…I made breakfast for everyone and we had a lovely visit with Jaime and Jen before they had to rush off to their next appointment. My mom helped clean up the kitchen while I fed the baby and Mitch worked on tidying up the rest of the house. I love being able to start the week with a clean house.
Izzy was having a great time hanging out with Grandma Judy this morning. My mom was flipping through a colorful instructional painting magazine filled with Christmas images. Isadora was loving it. I can hardly wait until our first Christmas together!
Izzy’s been asleep for two hours, and Mitch went to bed an hour ago. I need to do the same, but am totally hooked on surfthechannel.com.
Seventy-five days until Christmas. I am so getting us these matching outfits to wear.
79 days until Christmas! I can’t wait to take Izzy to get her photo taken with Santa.
In the last couple of weeks Isadora started to:
- grab her feet and pull her socks off
- roll over from her back to her belly
- pet Kirby when he walks by
- grab a toy floating in the bath (she likes the pink hippo best) and bring it to her mouth
- scream like a banshee
Mitch brought Isadora downtown today and met me at the office. We stopped by the daycare center my company contracts with to check them out. We get 20 free days of back-up daycare each year. When I first mentioned it to Mitch, he was horrified. He said we would NOT give our baby to a stranger.
We met with the director of the center and went on a tour. The place is pretty awesome. They don’t allow street shoes in the playrooms–that’s a plus for me. You all know how I feel about no shoes in the house. If you want to go in, you have to put booties on your shoes! The kids we saw there looked really happy. The outdoor area has a ton of play equipment and is secure. They have a giant stroller thing that seats six babies at a time (sort of looks like this), and they take them for a walk downtown. The center is just a couple of blocks from my office, so if Izzy was there, I could hop over at lunch to play with her or nurse her. Each of the rooms are segmented according to age: infants, toddlers, preschoolers, etc. Oh, and parking is free for drop off and pick up. How much more convenient can you get?
Mitch was sold by the time we were done with the tour. We picked up an application for full time and part time care. There is a 1 1/2 year waiting list. We figure, by the time she’s almost two, we’ll all be ready for her to have regular outside care.
After the daycare center visit, we grabbed a quick lunch at Kate O’Brien’s and headed back to the office. Izzy was hungry by then and I had to dash to a meeting, so we warmed up some milk I expressed earlier in the day and gave her a little snack, then she and Mitch went on their merry way.
It was so nice to have them come down to meet me for lunch. Too bad I was so pressed for time. We’re going to try it again soon. This time, I’ll make sure to keep my calendar free. We’ll also get sandwiches and bring them back to the office. We have a lovely patio on the 8th floor, or so I’m told as I haven’t had time to check it out yet.
It’s getting late. Everyone else is in bed. I should do the same. Good night!