Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Dreamin'

I am really trying hard to relish each day, but I have to admit I can hardly wait until school is out and I can revel in the freedom that is summer. Despite the stress of this particular job I don't know of any other job where you can work 9.5 months of the year and get paid for 12. (Although anyone who is a teacher or is married to one knows that we spend hours in our classrooms even during the summer months). I am more thankful than ever for summer vacation.

I can't wait to really get to know my baby girl. I know a lot already: she hates tummy time, although she is now able to lift her head 90 degrees; she loves to chew on everything (her fingers, my hair, car seat straps...); she knows when she is hungry and lets everyone around her know it as well. I have some burning questions of my own though: How long will she sleep in if I don't wake her up at 7:00? If I am home all day will she take a morning, afternoon, and evening nap? Will she be okay eating every four hours instead of three? She is surrounded by people who love her all day long-- Aunt Angela and Natalie, Grammy and Monica, Mommy, and Daddy, but she doesn't have a ton of consistency. I'm so anxious to give her that.

Here are our summer plans:

- Go to school once a week to work in Mommy's classroom.

- Go to the pool

- Play with Natalie and Aunt Angela

- Visit Pappy and Nana Burch in Florida

- Lots of kissing and cuddling

- Strollercising so Mommy can get back in shape

Amirah eating rice cereal for the first time. Another thing we'll need to work on this summer!


  1. Lookin' good Amirah. No shirt, works well! :) Sexy. . . especially all the drool. Hehe. We'll have to do lots of strolercizing with you! Lovin' my early start to summer vacation. NO regrets here! Just four days left for us. We were in to school TWICE last week! Can't stay away from all those munchkins. Enjoy the 3 day weekend. . . April

  2. I can't wait for your first lazy summer post. :) I hope you find such fulfillment this summer! :)