Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ladies Who Lunch

It's only Thursday and so far this week Paprika and I have made it out to two separate lunch engagements.

On Monday, we met up with some other moms from one of my baby groups. Paprika had a great time interacting with the other babies. We met up in Rancho Cucamonga, which is a pretty long drive for us. Paprika did great- even though she did not nap in the car, she entertained herself with toys and by looking out the window. It's amazing to me how much she's grown up in the last few months. When she was a newborn, she would cry in her carseat the second we put her in it. Now she can handle small car trips, no problem!

Today we met up with my friend Dana, who I haven't see in the longest time. It was great catching up with her and hearing about how her daughter is doing! We had a very yummy lunch at Islands and then went for a walk around the outdoor mall near us. Paprika loves getting out and seeing people, and looking at all the cool stuff in shops. She gets pretty bored when we stay home, so after her morning nap each day, I try to get her outdoors looking at nature, interacting with people, and just getting to know the world around her. She's much happier that way!

Paprika's new trick is to throw all of her pacifiers out of her crib when I lay her down for a nap. I'll come back into the room to check on her, and she's sitting up, happy, throwing them out one by one. She only gets frustrated when she runs out of pacifiers! Her new favorite position is kneeling. She likes to sit on her knees when she's playing with toys and when she's trying to get my attention. Next thing I know, she'll be standing! That seems so far away, but I know it's just around the corner!

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