In the past 3 weeks, Harold has ... started crawling, 6 days later he started pulling up on the furniture, then moving from couch to coffee table... for the past 3 days he's been standing on his own very briefly.
This little fella is on some accelerated track to walk or something. He just only turned 9 months old.
Well, tonight we had pizza for dinner and it cooked a little bit too long. The crust was a bit hard and chewy.
So... here's the back story...
We took Penny to the dentist a couple of weeks ago. She has 7 wiggly teeth all at the same time. The Dentist wants to be sure those teeth don't fall out before she's 7 years old. She's 5 now.. Not sure how we are going to do that. It seems she has a very small jaw and needs a few more years for it to grow bigger before those permanent teeth come in. In all cases, she's going to have braces.
So... Dentist told her she needs to stop eating things like corn on the cob, chewy candy, apples, etc... you get the idea.
now... about tonight's dinner.
She was having a lot of trouble eating the chewy pizza. She came over to me very concerned. She said " mama, Dr. Dentist is not going to like this at all. The pizza is going to make my teeth fall out, I really should just eat ice cream"
I don't even think she was trying to be clever... I really believe she's afraid to loose her teeth before he says she can.
These last two days came and went incredibly fast.
Wednesday, the 15th, was spent at Disneyland. The favorite rides were of the slower variety, such as Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, and Tea Cups. Last time we were here, favorites were Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Carribean, so we're not sure why now those were too scary for the girl.
We said goodbye to Ted and Vicky last night as they were planning only one day at the park. Tom and Cheryl and crew were still going strong so we stayed at the park a while longer.
It was good being able to spend some time with Ted and Vicky and Claire.
Today was California Adventure. It was a slower paced day, and we actually got Penny to go on the water ride, called th e Grizzly River Run. It was scary, so I had to hold on to her with two hands to make her feel safe.
She also went on Soaring over California, which simulates flying over various land and seascapes of the state. It's a bit scary too, but it doesn't shake you around; only your feet do come off the ground.
The other scary-ish ride was the Orange Stinger. After we were up and twirling around on it, Penny actually enjoyed it.
During the afternoon, we spent a really long time at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. They had a zip line (always a favorite), rope trails above the ground, and Koda the bear made his rounds. Turns out we have a couple of Koda groupies. They followed him around, wide eyed, couldn't be pulled away until finally Koda had to return to his den to take a nap.
At the end of the day, Tom, Rio and I went on the Tower of Terror. As is typical, Disney did a superb job with making you feel you really are in an old hotel, going through the bowels of the back room operations. And it's not just a drop, but it's a lift and drop, several times, in the dark too. This was the coolest ride of the day!
Whew! What a couple of days! I think we are all looking forward to heading home tomorrow!