Okay, I admit it; I'm a huge slacker--thus the absolute lack of postings lately. I blame it largely on the completion of my grad classes last week and the accompanying paper-writing marathon. Here's a quick catch-up on what's been happening with us:
Bryn has continued to eat... and eat... and eat. Her new favorite passtime is feeding herself with a spoon, which leads to her least favorite passtime, being cleaned up after meals. Here you can see her as a macaroni mess.
In fact, it seems that Bryn has come to love food so much that she has decided to provide it for herself when Mama and Daddy are a little too slow. Some of her most recent adventures have been held in the pantry, where she delights in emptying the boxes on the lowest shelf. This fiasco occurred during my last night of class, when Bryn about drove Ben over the edge by emptying a huge bag of granola on the floor and then playing in it. I view this as a sign that she is ready for a trip to the beach; Ben viewed it as a big project for the ShopVac. As a side note, I should mention that Bryn also loves "sorting" the dogs' food while in the pantry; this makes them love her even more, as she usually "sorts" it right into their bowls.
A couple of weekends ago, our entire family attended the ZCHS prom as chaperones. Many kids commented on "Bryn's first prom," at which point I had to remind them that she was actually there last year too.... She definitely enjoyed it more this year though and spent the entire night on the dance floor. We simply could not keep her away from it. She loved the deejay's lights and repeatedly toddled onto the floor and swayed there all by herself in time with the music. This was cute before most students got there (yes, my daughter is THAT child, the first one on the dance floor, partying all by herself) but was rather harrowing when there were hundreds of gyrating teenagers out there and she refused to get out of their way. She also cried hysterically when we refused to let her crawl up the steps to dance on the stage. I think this one is going to be a problem as a teenager.