This weekend ranked pretty low on the scale of OMG THAT WAS EPIC. Which is fine, because I'm not 19 and "epic" things generally scare or annoy me. But it ranked pretty high on the (more important) scale of having fun and being semi-productive, so we'll call it a win.
Millie met a few foods! And by "met," I mean that they hung out in her general vicinity, she maybe touched or grabbed them, and they mostly just made a mess. Not much food actually touched her mouth, but that's what the beginning of BLW is supposed to look like, so she's right on track!
|Avocado is slippery and squishy! It makes everything green!|
|Carrots are alright by me.|
We also introduced the art of stacking and knocking over blocks this weekend. I handled the stacking, and Millie relished the knocking over. She was a pretty quick learner with this one!
The weather was gorgeous this weekend (my apologies to those of you buried under 12 feet of snow...but it really was great here, so I hate to just ignore it!) and we spent a few hours on Saturday checking out the "parks" in our tiny town. The quotation marks are because there are no actual parks, just playgrounds at a church and an elementary school. But they are open to the public (when services/classes aren't in session, obviously) and have trees and swings and slides, so...parks they are!
Besides the playgrounds and the food, we did normal weekendy stuff like run errands, clean (womp womp), and watch an abundance of Parenthood. I finished Season 2 last night and at this point I can say that the prospect of parenting a teenaged daughter one day is terrifying and I am going to hunt down a Fountain of Youth so that she stays tiny forever. Aaaaack. I'm trying to cling to the fact that not all teenaged girls have so much drama in their lives and such turbulent relationships with their parents...I certainly didn't, and surely Millie will follow in my footsteps, right? Right. Definitely.
Oh- we did complete an exciting milestone this weekend: we have ALL of Millie's post-adoption paperwork completed!! We received her amended birth certificate a few months ago, but had never gotten around to filing for her new Social Security card...and now it's tax time and we'd really like to file, but needed to get the SSN before we could do so...so we finally did!! We spent last Monday's lunchtime hanging out at the SS office and filing the paperwork (such a treat!!) and the card came in the mail on Friday- how's that for efficiency?! (Not sarcasm- for real, that was quick!) So we are totally done and she has all the paperwork she needs to be a proper citizen and do her governmental duties like pay taxes (or be claimed on other people's taxes, ha) and vote (in about 17.5 years). It was actually pretty neat- the lady at the SS office that was helping us get everything filed shared that she was actually adopted (at birth, in the seventies)! She was really kind and chatted with us while we waited on the computer/program to do its thing and shared some of her experience and was just so positive and excited...it was great.
And...now it's Monday again. It's Valentine's week, so I'm embracing all of Millie's (plentiful) pink and red and heart-splashed outfits. It's going to be...well, epic. What can I say.