Monday, March 23, 2009

This Weekend

So I skipped out of our annual Sunday School Class camping trip this weekend. Jeremy had class and guard and I decided I was not brave enough to take a 4 month old camping by myself. Plus, I haven't camped in a tent since college and I only did it then because it was for a grade. We had a pop up camper when I was growing up. Some friends of ours are currently upgrading to a new pop up camper and I have decided if we (and by we I really mean my husband), decide that camping is going to be a regular family activity we may have to invest in one as well. A/C is essential for decent sleep and now that I have a child sleep is essential.

Instead of camping I went to the mall with my sister, sisters idea not mine. I enjoy spending time with her though and I hadn't been to the mall in ages so I thought it would be fun. Yes, I probably would have been better off going camping (even with a severely teething 4 month old). I was very quickly reminded why it has been so long since I've been to the mall. It may as well have been the weekend before Christmas there were people everywhere and hardly any room to maneuver a stroller (partly due to the very narrow isles)!!!! Aren't we supposed to be in a recession?? One would think given the current economic state the mall would not be so crowded.

Anyway, I have decided whoever started building town centers is an absolute genius. At least when you leave a store there is room to move freely and breathe. Yes, it may be 100 degrees outside but I would rather that I think than the sardine packed mall corridors. I have never thought of myself as claustrophobic but I am rethinking that. I guess now that I am no longer working I will have to go to the mall during the week and pursue other social engagements with sister. I have done just fine without the mall for the last year though, so maybe I will just steer clear all together. I will say the experience would not have been nearly as stressful had I not had Sydney with me but she is now and forever part of my life and I would not change that for the world.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

More Firsts

We had a very busy day yesterday! Sydney ate cereal for the first time. The first half of the bowl ended up mostly running down her face but she caught on very quickly and actually swallowed a decent amount of the last half.

She has recently discovered her tounge and loves to stick it out at you, cerael and all!

She also started using her exersauser today. It was so much fun watching her explore the new toys and figure out how some of them worked.