Not quite half way through the month yet, and we're off with a bang! I love that life is always changing, never stagnant. It certainly doesn't leave much time for getting bored, but it does give a lot of opportunity for a little learning and growing.
Adrienne has been doing quite a bit of the latter over the past few weeks. She hit the 8 month mark yesterday, and she has made it clear that the sedentary lifestyle is no longer for her. In fact, crawling isn't for her either. Instead she would evidently prefer to move straight on to walking, leaving the tedious hands and knees part for some other 8 month old to figure out. I can see the frustration in her eyes when she lays on her stomach, refusing to push those knees up under her, waiting for someone to come close so that she can grasp on to hands or clothing and pull herself up. Once she's got a set of fingers, she's off. I'm totally on board with her plan, but unfortunately, I think the "you can't walk before you crawl" maxim isn't going to leave her exempt. I know she will learn eventually, but I hate having to watch her struggle, when I know exactly what it is she wants: mobility! Here is a picture of her doing what she loves best.
On another front, I got the exciting news this week that I'm now officially Angie Luce. It took only 6 1/2 years for me to make it to the social security office to get my name changed on my social security card, but since we had to go in to get Adrienne's, I finally took the plunge. As it turns out, the hassle was entirely in getting Adrienne's card, while mine was a cinch. We're still waiting to see if Adrienne's will go through, but in the mean time, my card came on Friday and Nathan decided that the most practical (and fun) way of disposing of the old card would be to burn it.
Turns out the paper is actually fire resistant, and it took some real effort on his part to get that thing burning!
Another item of change this past week had to do with the girls' health, which went from good to bad very quickly! I took Adrienne to the doctor Monday morning, and when Marianna woke up looking like this on Friday, I decided it was time to take her as well.
In the past three years, I had only been to one sick visit to the doctor previous to this week, but we're out of town next week and I wanted to try and get rid of the gunk if at all possible before we leave. Both girls had minor ear infections due to the congestion that had built up, and both antibiotics are knocking out each respective infection just as we hoped.
And that brings me to the last item that has been occupying our time and attention. We are going to Disney World on Tuesday! Marianna is pretty much beside herself with excitement, but truth be told, so are Nathan and I. We are going to hit all four parks over five days, and to put it mildly, we are pumped! I welcome any helpful hints you may have to offer as I begin packing for the trip this afternoon. I haven't been in over 10 years, and Nathan can't even remember the one time he went, so I know the park has done some changing. We won't see it all, but we're sure going to try.