Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Penny is 1!

Our precious Penelope just turned 1 year old! The standard observation applies: Has it been a year already?!

You know what they say, time flies when you're wiping up poop that has smeared up the baby's back.

This is where Val interjects and says, "Um, yeah, you mean the one time a week you change a non-pee diaper?"

Touche, Sweetheart!

So how is Penny doing? Except for having to get two shots of antibiotic for an ear infection, she's doing very well. She especially enjoys playing around her big brother, even if Cooper sometimes isn't so receptive to her grabbing his trains and trucks.

Penny is really having fun with trying to walk, even if she can't get more than a couple of steps so far.

She still only has one tooth and that one popped up just a week ago. By his first birthday, I think our mini Cooper had a mouth full of teeth.

Her favorite toys are really just the ones she can either chew on or swat around the floor while she crawls around and around the house, making a beeline for our bathroom where there is more toilet paper to try to eat.

Really, Penny is just adorable, has the sweetest and most contagious smile since, well, Cooper (I know, I'm very biased), and it's so nice to come home and she's crying on the floor at the front door until I pick her up to say hello. I will never miss being missed by my family!

Here's our daily routine:

2 a.m. - I wake up, get ready, go to work.

6:15 a.m. - Penny wakes up Val, who feeds her and usually gets Penny back to sleep for another hour or so, becuase ...

6:45 a.m. - Cooper wakes up, snuggles with Val on the couch while watching a show.

7:30 a.m. - Penny's back awake.

8 a.m. - The kids play, eat breakfast, Val tries to keep both happy.

10 a.m. - Penny takes her first nap.

11 a.m. - Penny's awake.

11:50 a.m. - Daddy's home!

Noon - Lunchtime for everyone, then Val sometimes takes a nap.

2 p.m. - Me and Cooper take a nap together, Val puts Penny down for a nap and takes one herself if she hasn't already.

4 p.m. - Everyone's awake! Snuggle on the couch, watch a show, then play.

5:30 p.m. - Dinner time, either at home or at Chick-fil-A or at Val's parents' house.

6:30 p.m. - Bath time!

7:30 p.m. - Time to get Penny down for bed, try to get Cooper in his PJs to unwind and eat a mini-Hershey's bar and watch his show.

8:30 p.m. - Bed time for Cooper, devotional for me and Val, then bed.

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