I’m a family gal & last week my parents were here for a visit. What fun! I am very fortunate to have my parents and my in-laws both living only 2 hours away. It had been about a month and a half since my parents had spent time with Sadie so they were overjoyed to come with us to her weekly Gymboree class. Baby Gymboree is a fantastically fun activity if you have a little one. As Devin likes to refer to it… it’s baby gymnastics! (but not really.) It’s a 45 minute class where we hug and kiss our babies and sing them lullabies, we play with toys and finger puppets and work on mobility, socializing, visual tracking and trust. I’ve watched Sadie blossom since going to these classes. She’s actually very close to sitting on her own at only 4 months!
But, back to my folks coming to visit.
After we enjoyed singing and dancing at Gymboree we headed over to a burger joint to meet with my sister and brother. While we sat there sipping our sodas and munching on onion rings I looked around the table at my family and realized that I couldn’t remember that last time we had all been together, just us, without husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. It needed to be documented.
*Sadie is there as well, but she’s asleep in her stroller, so it doesn’t count.
Dad also got a baby of his own recently. He has been talking about getting a German Shepard puppy for a long time now. And I’m glad he did. He deserves it. So he is now the proud Papa to a big pawed, floppy eared puppy named Apollo. It really is the cutest thing. I periodically get texts from my Dad saying things like, “A mother’s job is never done!” and “My baby is already potty trained, is yours?” It’s nice to have another new Mom to relate to, haha.
Going out to dinner with a baby is a lot easier when Grandma is there. I actually got to eat my dinner while it was still warm! I can’t remember the last time that has happened.
And in non-family-visiting related news… we had our 4 month well visit with the pediatrician recently and he wanted us to start introducing solids to Sadie. We decided to start her on avocados this week. So exciting! I’m deciding to attempt to make my own baby food. So far so good. Sadie was a bit reluctant in the beginning with the avocados, but now after several days she seems to really like it. Next week – carrots!