Last night was a different beast. She went down for me after some fussing, mostly due to her seeing me up the baby gate up at her door. It totally flipped her out and then we spent almost a half hour settling her back down for bedtime. So, nix the baby gate. Because THAT's what I want...a toddler in a bed that she can get out of and
I stayed up and down (mostly up) with her until about 2am when I gave up and baby-gated her room, hoping that she'd just play in there, or crawl back into her bed, or something QUIET. My wonderful husband took over for me at that point for a couple hours. I went back in with her around 3:45am and got her back down for the rest of the night. Well, for four hours. Ugh! Clearly this made for a sleepy Jillian and a cranky mommy today.
This morning we met up with our mommy friends at the tire playground. I didn't take any pictures, but Lindsey and Emily did - thanks ladies!!
Jillian likes getting dirty. I mean, really dirty. Have I mentioned my dislike of mulch? I hate mulch. It sticks to everything (especially sweaty babies) and has an uncanny ability to get inside diapers.
It was HOT outside today, even this morning! Jillian does some serious sweating, just like her
As we were leaving the park, Jilly's "twin", Cady, wanted to hold hands. It was SUPER sweet.
Completely unrelated, but still part of our day, I made a yummy dinner tonight. Thanks Jo-Lynne for the recipe - it turned out great! If any of you out there are interested, the recipe can be found here. The end result was even picture-worthy! And for those of you who really know me, yes, that IS a salad on our plates. And I DID make the dressing myself (pats herself on the back).
And back to that whole baby-likes-to-get-dirty thing...Jillian smeared sour cream all over her face and in her hair. "Why?", you ask? Clearly because we had a shower right before dinner. Nice.
If you followed all that rambling, thank you! I did start the post by describing our lack-of-sleep-night! Check back later this week when I'll be posting