Penelope is doing great. Let’s get the important stuff out of the way. She’s becoming more vocal. Her attempts to imitate what we say are often humorous, touching, or both. For instance her attempt to say octopus comes up as “op-ee-tuh” and causes Jenn and I to smile every time. When we leave the room she says “see you soon!”. She “luvs” everything and repeats “mama” like a mantra when we go shopping and Jenn goes leaves us for another isle.
Eating dinner and looking fabulous and confirming how fabulous she looks while eating dinner.
We were at Kohl’s and I told Jenn to drive over to the Target parking lot. I would walk with Penelope and meet her there. When she thought mama was “leaving” she burst into tears and made her “wah-wah” cry. When Jenn passed by in the car she nearly went into hysterics. I had to carry her over. Once Jenn had rejoined us we could dry her tears and assure her everything was ok.
She’s a mama’s girl at the moment and I couldn’t be any happier. Bonding with Jenn alleviates so many concerns. My long held belief that Jenn’s mothering nature would be exceptional is showing fruit.
Several times I’ve come home and seen genuine excitement from Penelope. I walked in and she said “DADDY” and ran up to me. She just wanted to run up to me; no hugs, no kisses. Am I asking too much? I miss her and her mother all day.
We visited with Stephanie and Charlie on last Sunday, spending an hour at Sweetwater Park. Penelope was inspired by Charlie’s fleet-footedness. Jenn, Stephanie, and myself took turns holding her hands and running with her, listening to her laughter. Now we run everywhere. When we go back to the park we run. When we are together in the backyard we run.
This morning we had delicious blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. Penelope enjoyed every bite though her expression my say otherwise in this photo. And yes, I made the pancakes from scratch. I even milled the grain to make the flour Gary!!!