Saturday, September 29, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
We spent the weekend up in New Jersey visiting Mom Mom, Pops and Uncle Josh. It was nice to go up there, but it's so crazy to try to pack, even just for overnight! It's amazing how many bags we take up for Sammi--1 shoulder bag of toys, 1 diaper bag, 1 shoulder bag of feeding stuff, a pack and play for her to sleep in, and her clothes (several choices since we don't know what the weather will be like at any given moment), mercifully smushed into our own bag of clothes. And this time we returned with the addition of a rocking horse. It's beautiful--mostly cloth, covered with a hand-made blanket of sorts and a leather bridle--and was a birth gift from Mom Mom & Pops. Samantha's going to have so much fun on that when she's a little bigger!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Okay, so daddy's not coming home tonight. Daddy lost his passport on the way to Heathrow. Fortunately, however, it was left on the bus that took him from Coventry to the airport, and hopefully by now they've returned it to him (he contacted them to confirm they had it). Virgin Atlantic (love them!) have changed his flight to tomorrow night so he's staying either in a hotel near the airport or perhaps has gone into the city center to wander a bit and find a bed and breakfast. Of course, I'll have no way of knowing until he arrives tomorrow. Samantha has an appointment tomorrow with her ENT, so I've taken the day off. I'm just excited for the excuse to spend another day with Sam and not have to put her in daycare. But I'm very, very sad Steve's not home. We're all seeing the humor in it, though, by comparison with everything else he's gone through lately.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I took Samantha to Shoe Train in Potomac, MD on Saturday morning to get her first real pair of shoes. Apparently, according to just about every parent on the DSANV listserve, Ed at Shoe Train is the best at fitting special needs children and at fitting shoes with orthotics. Samantha's orthotics arrived a few weeks ago, and Renee also suggested Ed. Shoe Train would best be called "Shoe Zoo." I got there only an hour after they opened, and the place was absolutely hopping. I signed in and waited about an hour to get seen by Ed, but Samantha wa as good as gold and totally enjoyed watching all the other kids there. She even got a few swipes in at other people's hair, which I deftly managed to deflect in the nick of time (yikes, what a disaster that would have been!). Anyway, the shoes are adorable and the cost was formidable, but if they help her to learn to walk, then it'll all have been worth it.
Later that day, Michelle came over with Matthew and Nate. It was wonderful to have them over, and Samantha, as usual, loved having other kids to play with, although Matthew's opinion of Sam must be getting lower and lower each time she pulls him down and grags his hair! I'm not sure hot to put a stop to this habit, but hopefully she'll grow out of it soon.
Daddy's coming home tomorrow night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!