Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Day one and counting.

Thesha's mat leave ended last week, so yesterday was her first day back at work. AC and I stepped in to help with child care to make leaving the little one a bit easier, but it was still a tough day of the heart for Mommy.

I am not sure how long these two old folks will be able to keep up with this very active munchkin, but today was a good day and a wonderful start to this new chapter in our lives.

Let me share some of the day in pictures with you.

We arrived at 7:30am and the munchkin had been up since 6am! Sheesh! I guess she knew something was up and could feel the stress of a new situation too. Grandpa entertained her with a book while Grandma made her some breakfast.
After breakfast it was time for her Vitamin D walk. She is allowed a 20 minute walk without sunscreen on to absorb her Vitamin D for the day, and then the sunscreen gets lathered on for the rest of the day. Grandpa was on duty for this walk. Smudge loves to ride in the new car she got from Auntie Krista for her birthday.

After the Vita D walk it was time to wiggle and stretch back at home and explore nooks and crannies there. Here she is sitting under the kitchen butcher block. The only place on the whole first floor that she shouldn't be!!! What a kid! Grandpa rescued her from this perch and Grandma found some boxes to block off the entrance to this most intriguing place.

After all her morning exploring it was time for a nap. Grandma and Grandpa needed the break too. Whew! Smudge slept for an hour and half and awoke ready to discover the rest of her day. It was a warm sunny afternoon so we walked to the park, and were shocked to see our favorite benches "knee deep" in water.
Luckily there were plenty of other benches sitting on higher ground so we set up shop on one of them with a great view of the water.

OK, enough of this sitting stuff. Time to get up and walk. Smudge likes to hold your hand and walk and walk and walk. Don't you love the list of her body in this picture?

Goodness she looks so little standing beside Grandpa.
We walked along the path as far as we could, then were stopped by more flooding. Time to rest Smudge's little legs and carry her for awhile.
Yes, all in all it was a great first day on this new adventure. Thanks for sharing it with us Smudgy.

Love G&G


ChrisB said...

What a lovely way to spend a day.

Cuppa said...

Chrisb - yes it was a delightful day. How neat that we could share it with Smudge.