Saturday, December 8, 2012

Trying to keep focused on the positive...

...which most of you already know means my Monkey!

I had her again yesterday (YAY!) and we had a lovely day.  On the days I have her, I meet her mother at her workplace, which is about 10 minutes from my house.  It works out perfectly for both of us.

Driving home after picking her up, this was the adorable sight in my rear-view mirror.
 I love that she's still in her jammies when I get her.  It means I usually get a little snuggle time with her when we get to my house.

Yesterday, she decided to spend some quality time gamin' it up with her cousin.  I was cracking up at how serious she was.  She was watching Stud's fingers like a hawk, trying to figure out what he was going with his controller.
 I love that she thinks SHE'S causing the action on the TV screen.  Too cute!
 When we finally made our way upstairs to get dressed, I was pulling out clothes and a diaper, when I heard the most glorious belly laugh.  She had found my glasses on the bed, and put them on.  I tried to snap a picture WITHOUT her hands in the way, but the glasses kept slipping off her face. :(
 We actually drove all the back to where her mommy and daddy live because I was meeting a friend for lunch.  Monkey fell asleep about half-way through the drive, and then proceeded to take a two hour nap!  My girlfriend and I enjoyed every minute of our lunch and chit-chat. 

When she finally woke up, she was feeling very mushy and needed to cuddle for a bit.  My friend couldn't help but pull out her phone and snap lots of pictures of that beautiful face.  She took this one of us, which I thought was pretty cute.  I'm glad she did, too.  Since I'm always the one TAKING the tons of pictures of her, I don't really have many of the two of us together. 
 Wow, what a difference from the very first time we took her to a restaurant, huh?  
She was exactly one week old here, and we all met for lunch before her one-week checkup at the pediatrician's office.  
(I debated for a long time about using the hideous photo of myself.  If you didn't know better, you would swear I was the one who had just given birth!  I don't know what the hell was going on, but I'm a hot mess!!  Actually, now that I think about it, I believe it was literally 110 degrees that day.  I'm pretty sure I posted about it.  Anyway, I decided to use this one because you can really see how teeny tiny Monkey was then.  She basically fit in one hand!)

After about 10-15 minutes of snuggles, Monkey was ready to eat.  Here's her absolute favorite thing to eat lately!
Well, that was a little glimpse into my fun day yesterday.  We ended up being at that restaurant for almost FOUR hours!!  (We were at Cracker Barrel, so I can spend 4 hours there any day of the week!)  At about Hour 3, my brother came strolling in to join us, and then decided to order food, which kept us there almost another hour.  But, we had a great time, which is all that matters!


Jim said...

Look at you Lisa! You look so proud in your auntie role!! What a cutie Monkey is too!

M said...

OMG that baby is gorgeous!! How fun to get to spend the day with her...and a bonus of a nap while you net your friend.
Happy Weekend!

karen gerstenberger said...

I love the new photos - you two look like you belong together!

otin said...

She is sooo cute!

Sonya Ann said...

I think grandma and grandbaby are PERFECT! Stop beating yourself up. But I rarely post pics of myself either cuz I really am a mess!

Melanie said...

I miss you, friend! I'm catching up on your posts now but don't know what to write myself. Your Monkey makes me smile, though, so that's all I need. I'm holding my babies a little tighter than usual lately, and I love that you're getting to do the same.