Sunday, August 17, 2008

Where to start...

I've waited a whole week to post again, and now I'm not sure exactly what to share. Lots of new things have happened. Roxanne is basically the most awesome baby ever. I'm a little biased, but still. She's been getting more and more fun for me and Justin. This weekend was more or less perfect. We went to the zoo on Saturday morning (it was free for Atlanta residents!) and we really had lots of fun. Of course, Roxanne was so focused on the kids and families at the zoo that she was sort of ignoring the animals. But we got to see a close up show with one of the elephants (Kelly) and her trainers and Roxanne watched Kelly pretty closely for about thirty percent of the time. The rest of the time she watched the kids around her. In the petting zoo, Roxanne and I found a friendly goat that let her pet him for a while. His name was Willow. He even gave her some goat kisses before walking off to find the hay. Justin got a little video of it, so I'll post it when I find a few billion hours to let it load on Flickr. After the zoo, we went to Ria's Bluebird in Grant Park for lunch, and it was really wonderful. It's a neat restaurant with a cool patio (covered) and they offer a side item of sliced avocado. So Roxanne was able to eat with us! She loves avocado.

This morning I gave Roxanne Teddy Puffs and banana pieces for breakfast. She loves that breakfast. The only problem is that she tends to be a greedy gus and tries to shove as many Teddy Puffs in her mouth as possible. It makes me nervous. The other night she stuck one in her nose. Justin and I thought it was the funniest thing ever but were unfortunately not able to get the camera in time. Too bad, since it was absolutely hysterical. That leads me to Roxanne's newest habit. Picking her nose. She does it constantly. She's even somehow learned to stick her finger in her nose and then her mouth. I don't understand how or why, but I swear I didn't teach her. And I'm fairly sure Justin didn't either. I haven't seen it yet, but Justin swears that she also has figured out how to put her big toe in her mouth and her second toe up her nose. She might be part monkey.

We went to my sister's today for a tea party/baby shower for my Aunt Ellen. It was really fun, and Roxanne got to see all of her cousins. They are fun to watch. She loves watching them play big girl games, and eventually, they all took an interest in Roxanne and set on her at once. I think it freaked her out just a bit, but she still liked it. She's kind of a ham. It was really a good time. Seeing everyone is always good, and then celebrating the arrival of a baby boy is extra fun! My Grandma and Aunt and Mom were totaling the number of years it's been in our family since a boy was born. By the time Ellen's boy is born, it will have been 101 years! My great-grandmother had a brother born in 1907, but that's it since then. I don't even know what we'll do with a boy. Picking out boy stuff was fun. Of course, as I type, Roxanne is snoozing in blue jammies. I couldn't help myself. Target had blue jammies with drum sets, flying v guitars, and music notes. How perfect is that?

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