I feel bad for not blogging all summer. There were at least a dozen times when I composed a little blog post in my head, but never got around to actually writing it. A lot of this is due to the fact that it is just SO HARD to get pictures from my picture-taking-devices to the computer. (I mean, I have to FIND A CORD in order to do so. What century is this?!??) (Also, I designate a new drawer the official drawer-to-hold-cords every couple of months, and then forget to put the cords back into the drawer until they're all scattered around and I have to designate a new one.)
Anyway, here are some thing I enjoyed about our summer:
- Summertime playgroup with friends. Dot started out fairly hesitant and would just hang out by my knees while I talked with the other mothers, but figured out halfway through the summer that playgrounds are actually fun! Now she asks me pathetically almost every morning, "Friends?" (If the answer to that is no, she presses her case and asks, "NEW friends?") I'm going to have to get busy scheduling playdates so that this poor child can actually have some social interaction now that summer is over and most of the playgroup families have kids in school and so regular playgroup is no more.
- Going to Virginia to see my parents! We stayed for two whole weeks and got to play tourist in D.C. and enjoy watching my parents be grandparents. We also got to hang out with my youngest brother Roland, just freshly back from a mission in Texas. Sadly, we missed the big family reunion in Utah, but it just wasn't in the cards this year. Hopefully next year.
- Lots and lots of delightful sleep. Dot finally figured out that sleeping in until 6:30 or 7:00 is way, way better than waking up at 5:00, and results in a much happier mama.
- Having the cutest child just keep getting cuter. I thought for sure when she was just about a year that there was no way that this child could get cuter -- and I was so wrong! She kept getting cuter all summer long, and there's no end in sight. She sings and talks and asks questions and plays and is just a barrel of fun. I'm starting to keep a file titled "cute things Dot does" that will turn into a blog post one of these days. (Really!)
- Being pregnant! (OK, for certain values of "enjoyed.") The first trimester was not great, but Dot was a total trooper about playing on the floor next to me while I groaned and whined, and now I'm into the second trimester and loving life. Except for the part where none of my clothes fit and I'm convinced I just look waistless instead of pregnant. But we're very excited to add another to our family. Baby #2 should be along in early February of 2013, and we find out whether it's a boy or a girl at the end of the month.
Hopefully by the time winter rolls around I'll have a great list like that about our fall, too. I have all kinds of plans for fun things like apple picking and leaf-peeping, etc., but we'll see how many of them actually come to fruition.