And here's Shay's calendar for January:
1 - Happy 2010! Quiet family day at home.
2 - Seems to be mostly recovered from cold
3 - Promoted out of nursery and into Turtles' class at church
4 - Consistently asks for "Bible story" before bed (both at night and at naptime)
5 - Evening Kindermusik class with Mommy--loves to rock animals, play triangle, and dance in circles around Mommy
6 - Nana visits--has dinner with us and spends the night
7 - Goes to Kindermusik with Nana, then special lunch at McDonald's
8 - Snow day! Stay warm inside all day.
9 - Lunch with Ben W before he leaves for Vienna. Dinner with Grammy and Uncle Brian.
10 - Moves into big girl room! Wakes up often crying in the night.
11 - Kindermusik make-up class, then library playdate with Lauren and Parker--colors about 30 snowman pictures!
12 - Loves to look at kitties and other animals at Petsmart
13 - Fussy often; frequently demands candy, cookies, and fruit snacks
14 - Loves her "special" white kitty that she got for Christmas and wants to take it everywhere with her
15 - Repeatedly declares that Shay is "Daddy's girl"
16 - "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb" is her favorite book and she wants to read it over and over again
17 - Learns "Father Abraham" at church and sings it all afternoon
18 - Goes through tons of paper while coloring and using stickers--some of her current favorite passtimes
19 - Daddy goes out of town on a business trip to Texas, and Shay cries repeatedly for him all day
20 - After a playdate with the Elstros, Shay wakes up in the night crying for Hannah--guess she had fun!
21 - Won't sleep--up crying until at least 12:30, keeping Mommy and Bryn awake as well
22 - Thrilled to have Daddy home from Texas! Doesn't want to leave his side.
23 - Gets foot stuck in between crib slats and naptime--cries and cries. :( Mommy needs Daddy's help to pry Shay out.
24 - Initially a little scared, but then loves planetarium show with Elmo and Big Bird at the Children's Museum
25 - Loves Sesame Street characters, especially Ernie, and insists on seeing which ones are on her diaper before we put it on
26 - Loves to respond to questions witha loud and enthusiastic "YETH!" (yes)
27 - Tells Bryn that "Shay wants to be a daddy!" when she grows up
28 - Throws up in the morning and at naptime, but has decent energy level in between
29 - Very sick in the morning; glazed-over, lethargic, and cuddly all day. Naps in Mommy's big bed. Perks up in the evening with Pedialyte.
30 - Loves to listen to "music class" (Kindermusik cd) and dance to it
31 - Starting to get good at puzzles (the kind of holes for each piece)