1) Will, Joseph and I had a lovely Easter. We went to the early mass at 7:30am and Joseph seemed to enjoy that there were so many people (he's a little ham). We then relaxed throughout the morning - I was in the kitchen cooking and Will and Joseph were playing, relaxing and napping. Then we went to a friend's house early that afternoon for Easter dinner. It was a really nice, relaxing day - a great way to celebrate Easter.
2) Easter was the first time I've had sweets since the new year began. I had the whole day planned out before hand as to what I was going to eat, but when the day finally arrived I was surprised by how little I cared about eating sweets. Sure - I had a chocolate chip pancake for breakfast and I had some dessert after dinner, but my whole plan for the day didn't exactly come through.
But all day I had been wanting a chocolate chip cookie. So, around 9pm I finally decided I was going to make a batch. That cookie was delicious, and, surprisingly, I didn't even care to have more than one.
3) Joseph fell asleep after nursing one night around 7:30. I didn't want him to sleep too long because bedtime was quickly approaching, so I figured it would be a good time to test and see if he would continue sleeping if I just laid him on the floor....
4) Joseph took 4 steps several different times last night. I think that officially makes him a walker. Watch out world - here comes our little guy!
My husband said I was like one of those overbearing parents who keeps saying "try again, again. You can do it. Just one more time." Even when the kid is clearly done trying. I kept having Joseph try so we could get it on video last night, but I think Joseph enjoyed it ;)
5) Giving up Facebook as part of my Lenten sacrifice made me realize how very little I got from it. Going mostly without it (I checked it briefly on Sundays) for 6 weeks brought into focus how much negativity the website could actually bring into my life. I am now trying to keep my Facebook time and interactions to a minimum. I think the main way I've done this so far is to simply hide people who don't enrich my Facebook experience. I have thought about deleting my account altogether, but I do like being able to connect with my family (both immediate and extended) and close friends.
6) Joseph started standing fairly well on his own right around when he turned 9 months old. Here's a picture from our 9 month photo shoot of him standing on his own.
7) Aaaaand I'll end with some cuteness :)
|Why yes, I do enjoy playing with Henry the ceramic (?) dog.|