Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm Baaaack!

Hard as it was, cutting myself off a bit from technology for two weeks was oddly liberating. For the first few nights, I didn't know what to do. I read a book. And caught up on my magazines. I actually talked to my husband. It was odd.

I just want to thank everyone who guest posted for me while I was gone, you'll be getting one more tomorrow too. I also want to thank those of you who came over here, commented, and even joined my site! I'm thrilled to have you all here.

There were a million great things about my vacation to Cape Cod. I had tons of amazing fresh food, I met Sparkling over at Lia Sophia Tomgirl (can I tell you, it's so awesome finding out that someone you think will be super cool and easy-going is actually that in real life?), and I had an amazing new drink called PainKiller that was just about the most magical thing I've ever tasted.

But one of the best parts? Really spending time with Wee 'Burb and getting to know her as the little person she's becoming at 21 months. I had no clue just how much she's learned at this new daycare.

So my parents have an outdoor shower and I decided to take her out and see what she thought. She had an absolute blast playing in the water, but she didn't want to climb all the way in. So I tried to figure out a game to play to get her to stick her head in the water and wash off the shampoo without squealing like a piggy off to the slaughter.

So I start randomly singing the hokey pokey, figuring I'll teach her.

Apparently I was a bit too late. My child, not even two, started turning her little white naked baby butt around, clapping when I said "that's what it's all about" and then screeching with pure delight as she dunked her head in the water.

She spent the rest of the weekend turning around and clapping and yelling "pokey" until someone sang the song.

She also knows how to count in both English and Spanish, is proficient in "if you're happy and you know it" and is learning her colors.

How is it possible to fall more in love with this kid every day?


The Woven Moments said...

So very sweet! Look at those locks!! Love 'em.

Kat said...

Oh, Wee 'Burb! I just love how ferocious homegirl is at living life.

I'm SO glad that you had the chance to re-charge, but obvs I'm like 1000% glad that you're finally back. I missed your face in this little corner of the internet.

And so you know how serious I am, a million exclamation points.



Working Mommy said...

She is super cute! It is funny because Lulu always wants to shower, but once she gets in there nothing happens. She loves taking baths, but I think she might be a little nervous by the loud noise of the water coming down.


Sparkling said...

iSn't the outdoor shower the most magical thing on earth???? so glad we met. it's great to meet someone you read all the time and it's nice to know that i'm not just writing to invisible internet elves out there! you got out before the hurricane, but it was really no biggie.

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

I'm thinking I'm way overdue for getting unplugged from the ol blog. And wow, is she a cutie!! I can't imagine how cute the hokeypokey can be with a little kid tush :)

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

She is adorable! I'm glad you got to just enjoy her w/o a bunch of distractions.

Ameena said...

Welcome back! What an adorable little girl - no wonder you wanted to unplug...she is obviously worth a Twitter-free few days. :)

Sorry this is so late! I'm just now catching up on my Google Reader!!