Jace is into everything lately. He’s such a mimic! He see you typing, he types. He see you putting on make up, he puts on make up. He see you shaving, he shaves. When he finds keys, he slams them into door knobs. When he finds sample credit cards, he swipes them on the walls. He sweeps with the broom, he makes a vroom noise when he touches the vacuum, he uses baby wipes to erase his white board, he writes with any pen or marker he can find, he holds phones to his ear and babbles, then ends the conversation with “bye”. He does it all!
Amelia and Cherie came to visit! It was perfect timing, actually. I went to the doctor and my leg is broken. Luckily, only the fibula is broken. That means I can still walk on the leg while it’s healing. Yaaaaay! I limp and have serious issues with the stairs, but at least I can still get around. It was wonderful having Cherie and Amelia here to help me carry – and chase! – Jace around the house.
I really tried to sort through pictures from their visit, but there are just waaaaay too many “good ones”. So, here’s a picture-intensive summary of their visit!
We did all kinds of stuff with Cherie and Amelia. We went out for enchiladas, we went to storytime at the library, we did some shopping, we got tons of groceries, and we played, played, played in the playroom.
Jace is still teething like crazy, so he enjoyed some downtime – cuddling with Grandma and playing with a stuffed animal. As a result of the teething, it’s been difficult to get a picture of Jace when he doesn’t have his fingers in his mouth…. As evidenced by these pictures of Jace wearing Amelia’s shoes and Jace in a stare-down with Cuervo!
The next evening, we went to the buffet for dinner. Jace wasn’t very interested in chewing because his teeth were really hurting him. Luckily, you don’t have to chew jello! The spoon was too slow for Jace, so he switched to his hands. Then that was too slow, so he just ate straight from the bowl. Probably a good thing…. I thought Cherie was going to lose a finger for a while. Jace was all about the jello!
On Sunday, we headed to Crayola! Jace and Amelia played in Toddler Town and then climbed around on the jungle gym. It was great having so many people there to chase Jace up the stairs, through the glow-in-the-dark room, around the tables, and everywhere else.
Jace likes food. I was sorting through pictures and realized that I have several pictures showing that Jace would move from one side of the couch to the other, depending on who was offering him a bite of their ice cream. Then I noticed that Cuervo moves from one side of the couch to the other too…. Funny!
HE SLEPT SO WELL THAT NIGHT! I was so impressed! Set a new record by far. Jace slept from 9:04pm – 4:36am. That’s SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS! Yaaaay! He was up for 2.5 hours, then fell back asleep and slept til 10am. I brought him downstairs when he woke up. He was in a very cuddly mood.
The highlight of the evening was a fun game of chase with Amelia. Jace starts the game by hiding behind the slide or pressing himself against the wall. He waits until he’s sure he’s got Amelia’s attention, then he makes a break for it, shrieking the whole time. Very cute. And a great way to burn off energy! He loved that he had a captive audience watching from the couch.
After all that excitement, you’d think he would sleep, right? But nooooooo. And we’re back where we started with sleep. I just don’t get it! Despite the lack of sleep, Jace keeps waking up happy and ready to play. Today we headed to Crayola with Jen and Chloe. Jace had a great time! He was very friendly and social – and explored all over the place. He’s fighting us about bedtime right now, but maybe once he finally falls asleep he’ll sleep well. Between today’s time at Crayola and a week of fun with Grandma and Aunt Amelia, he’s got lots of fun adventures to fill his dreams!