I was supposed to get together with a friend today, but due to the disgusting bucketing rain, decided to forego. I am so beyond traipsing through the rain to transit, or worse walking with a baby. As it is, I will have to pick up Kestrel in the rain - what else is new?
I am also going through my French book and am surprised at how much I can remember - it is really exciting and I will work toward going to the drop-in group on Thursday nights to practice.
Hayden has been grabbing at more stuff and seems to have bypassed the whole "spastic arm" thing. I hold a toy in front of him and his eyes get very determined and both his arms come up at the item and very slowly he opens his hand or hands for it. I love watching him because he is now in the realm of "learning every day". It is most exciting for me because this will mark the beginning of his independence from me. He did not have the best night last night, but has been very sleepy today. And although he prefers to sleep on me, I have successfully put him down several times today. Now all I do is the "panic clean/cook/sew" when he is down. It is amazing how much you can do in a short period of time!
When we had our real estate agent over last night for dinner, Kestrel was very excited and turned into a total whirling dervish trying to impress Jake. It was so cute when he asked her name and she very clearly responded "I'm Kestrel"! I was happy that she used her full name.
In a semi-dreamstate last night I got a great idea for a children's book. It will incorporate some really interesting names that my niece Willow has made up for family members. I can't wait to start writing it!