Ada moved up to the next class at her childcare center. She is now in Toddler I – where she will be until she’s two. The biggest difference was going to one nap a day (on a cot! I have no idea how they get a bunch of little toddlers to sleep on cots but clearly they know things I don’t!), but they also eat meals and snacks at a table rather than in a high chair. This has been a very exciting development for Ada as she loves chairs.
She also comes home with artwork almost every day and I’ve had fun decorating my fridge and mailing pieces off to the grandparents.
Things really ramp up for me work-wise in March so it’s wonderful to know how happy Ada is at her school. We’ve divided things up so that Will drops her off at school on his way to work and I pick her up in the evening. That is honestly one of the highlights of my day. As I walk into her room, I kneel down and she runs into my outstretched arms. There’s no better feeling.
The first weekend in March was spent at MommyCon. The second weekend involved my sister and brother-in-law babysitting so Will and I could see Hamilton (eee!).
At home, Ada discovered our reusable shopping bags and has spent hours filling them with her toys. She’s also started scavenging in the recycle bin – taking papers out, throwing toys in – so said recycling bin is now in the master bedroom until we figure something out or she outgrows the glee of throwing something through the swinging top.
Another favorite activity is reading. Ada will grab a book (her favorites have flaps she can lift up so they are slightly more participatory stories) and come sit in your lap so you can read it to her. We made a trip to the local bookstore mid-month to get more books with flaps.
Ada got new sunglasses, so now she’s the coolest kid at the park.
The month ended with my sister’s bridal shower. We ate pizza and decorated mugs at a pizzeria in my neighborhood. They have an awesome party room upstairs and we had the entire space to ourselves. It was so much fun to celebrate my sister (who will be a bride in little over a month!).