This has been the week of walking. It’s all Kaiya wants to do now. No more Ergo, she wants out. No more stroller, she wants to do it herself. It’s become glaringly obvious to me just how much more challenging motherhood becomes once the little ones become mobile. I thought I was tired after a long day before, now its exponentially more exhausting! It’s up and down, up and down all day. We walk the beach. We walk around our front garden, back and forth at the park. Round and round in circles through the house. Kaiya can now walk with relative ease holding onto just one of my fingers, and when she’s got the stability of two, she practically runs.
It’s also become hopelessly obvious this week just how much she hates being inside. Our neighbor even commented in response to her constant high-pitched shrieks and wails that she’s “quiet hot headed, isn’t she?” When we’re inside, she’s fussy, clingy, and irritable. But the minute we walk out the door, she’s all giggles–kicking her feet, laughing and smiling at the world, and chatting away with the clouds. Inside, the only place she is content playing independently is in the bath. Often by 4:30, I’m so pooped from a day on the go that I just stick her in a shallow tub of water and let her play and play and play. She’s good for at least an hour, and for me, well I finally get to sit down.
Kaiya is working hard on being able to pull herself up to standing. She can do it no problem when she reaches out for my fingers, but hasn’t quite figured it out using furniture. Although she does like to practice pulling up to standing in the bathtub, which makes me a bit nervous. She’s an all-out kind of kid though, so I won’t be surprised if she’s attempting headstands in the bathtub within a year.
Kaiya has been singing herself to sleep since she was about 2 months old. This week we finally recorded little miss and her lullabies. Kaiya Singing
We had a fantastic Mothers Day. Vibhu made a delicious breakfast that we were able to enjoy while Kaiya was napping. Then we spent much of the morning playing in the yard before heading down to indulge in one of my absolute favorite treats, frozen yogurt! Our friends Chloe, Fab, and Ana, and his parents visiting from France, joined us. The sun was hot and the sky was blue, it was a glorious first Mothers Day!