We are finally getting settled back into a routine with Milo’s sleeping, though we are nowhere near what we had accomplished with him before all the holiday traveling. We’ll get there, though! Poor Milo has come down with a bit of a cold, so he is crankier than usual at bedtime and is waking up all hours again. I’ll spare you the gory details, but just say that we were incredibly grateful for the first good night of sleep last night in a very long time! And we even had a dinner party with two other couples. Amazingly, after an entire day of clinging to me and not allowing me to put him down for any extended period of time, Milo perked right up when our friends arrived. He is such a social butterfly, especially on his own turf. For the first time, Milo ate at the table with our dinner party (before he was always in bed by the time we ate, but we planned it a little earlier for his benefit and for the guests who hadn’t seen him in a while). He had a great time and tried to join in the conversation a few times before dumping yogurt on himself.
Milo is entering into the quirky eating phase… his new favorite food? “Bapes.” That is grapes for those of you who don’t understand toddler-ese. He even tries to help himself as soon as someone opens the refrigerator. I swear, he ate like a pound of red grapes today. Oh, well. Better than cookies.
He is also thoroughly enjoying his Christmas toys. The scooter my brother and his wife got Milo is still a favorite of Milo’s, but I am starting to hear the songs in my head replaying over and over again. Really, it doesn’t shut off, kind of like Katie’s I-Dog. But to see how much Milo loves it, we would put up with ten times more annoying toys! Really, it’s not that bad. If you’re a crazy person.
Milo also loves his “new” rocking chair, also courtesy of Gina-mom and Michael-dad. This is a very special gift, as it was Andrew’s rocking chair when he was a one-year-old (see picture below).
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you have plans as exciting as ours… we are planning to stay in, watch a movie, and go to bed early! I know, I know. We should probably tone it down a bit. Maybe we’ll skip the movie.