Good ones too!
First of all, Shannon asked about what I plan to do with the Daycare thing. For those of you that don't know, I've been seriously considering starting a daycare at home. My main motivation for that is my complete lack of work at my job, I have nothing to do and I'm fairly certain that the daycare thing would challenge me in ways I never knew I could be challenged. I love kids. I'm great with kids (most kids). Kids love me (why, I have no clue) and so it seems like a natural option for us so that we would be able to expand our family as planned without having to pay daycare for two of our own kids. However, I am really really trying to not focus on the daycare thing right now since the orientation isn't until October 13th and I really want to wait on any major decisions until I know what's all involved, cost wise, etc. SO Shannon, I promise I will write more about that, (probably more than you could ever want to know) as soon as I take the orientation and get the information I need. But let's just say there would be LOTS of pretend play, fort building, reading and activities going on in the Philippi house should a daycare actually be started!
Next. Danielle asked what my favorite age was for Lily. I gotta say I'm not sure how to answer that. Cause so far they have ALL been my favorite. When we brought her home it was my favorite, she slept and cuddled and all that. When she started smiling that was my favorite. Especially when she actually started smiling AT us! When the girl took her (major) interest in sticks and was fascinated just looking at a stick, that was my favorite. When we brought her to the pumpkin patch and took the hayride when she was like 5 months old, that was my favorite. Thanksgiving day when she turned 6 months old and FINALLY learned how to sit up by herself (unsupported) We had a celebration and showed off her new skills. That was my favorite. Christmas up with my grandma when she was 7 months old and seeing my grandma (her great-grandma) together. That was my favorite. (are you catching a theme here?) When she finally got a couple teeth in at around 8 months, that was my favorite! When I figured out how much I love taking her pictures and how I wanted to pursue that at around 9 months. That was my favorite. Her in her Easter dress! When she learned how to crawl, then pull herself up, then cruise on the furniture. Yup, you guessed it, all my favorite. Her 1st birthday party! When she learned to walk without help and heck even run, that was my favorite!
(I'm wishing now I had pics here to back all those things up, but I'm sure they are already posted on the blog somewhere)
I guess the main theme is, you can never imagine what's coming next. Just when you think you've picked a favorite age then the next age just amazes you. I love her right now, in the moment! She says a few words, runs and plays. Loves being outside and sitting in her chair reading stories. I think to myself, it really can't possibly get ANY better than this, and then it does. I don't know how she does it but she STILL amazes me everyday and makes me so happy that I am so lucky to have her.
So I can't pick a favorite. Cause I still have no clue what's in store for us!
Disclaimer: I had no clue this would turn into a mushy barfoni post. Sorry about that everyone.
Up next.....Candi's ideas...They were good ones too so don't miss it!
(thanks guys! LOVE the ideas!)