oh, nine months. i can't tell you the number of things i have pulled out of the baby's mouth this week (including brick, why?), pulled her off of or had to take away from her. she's already figured out how to climb... dishwasher, stairs, and working on the couch and chairs. busy, busy, busy! she has a whole world to explore and try to eat!
this week had been our "spring break". i put that in quotes because it is not much different than most other weeks. it has been really warm though, so we were basically living on a blanket in the grass this week. jack henry is exploring his independence and biking all over our neighborhood. i am wishing that it was more like my childhood with more kids out and about too. we make play dates but that's really not the same. is it different where you live? sidney has been exploring the neighborhood too but she is our little ambassador. she likes to talk to all of the grownups on the street... helping a mom with a toddler a few doors down and gardening with the woman across from us. she likes to know what everyone is doing and what is going on. the pollen is insane here. every spring it rains down on us and covers the world in a green haze that is impossible to get off. i've never seen anything like it until moving here. last night it rained though (which sounds so great on the metal roof) and hopefully much of it was washed away. i have three sick kids now so i'm not sure how much exploring they will feel up too. maybe once it dries out a bit we will pull out the blanket again and sit in the grass watching the baby eat sticks to her hearts content. happy spring!