Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Whole New World

Today was our first day home and it was good to be back...or at least, that's what Mommy and Daddy thought. Kaylani had a different take on things. Now when I say that, I don't mean that she didn't like to be home, or that she would rather be in Florida (although I wouldn't blame her), but she just had her own agenda for being home.

For us, being home meant we were in the comfort of our own home, and could get back into our old routines. We could watch Friends on DVR, sleep in our own bed, and cook food in non-stick pans and not burn every meal. And it also meant we could get Kaylani back into her old routine too. She was back in her own room, with her humidifier, and a changing table instead of a dresser with a towel on it, and she could hear her books the way they were meant to be instead of the way Mommy and Daddy recited them from memory.

But Kaylani didn't see things that way. She saw everything as brand new. The mobile on top of her crib that she used to ignore was now the coolest thing ever. She could stare at it for 30 minutes at time, without it even moving, which of course meant she didn't want to sleep. The swing with the happy music and the moving frog, parrot, and monkey were captivating again. The piano that plays itself and flashes lights was far more exciting then staring at a ceiling fan in Florida. And all of this lead to a sleepless day for everyone home.

It's possible that Kaylani is just a week older now, which means that she pays more attention to things, or that her hand-eye coordination is more developed which allows her to interact with more of her toys. Or it could just mean that she's happy to be home and have all her things back. Or then again, it could just mean that she didn't want Mommy and Daddy to relax and do all the things that they wanted to do back at home. Whatever it was, she fought against sleep today, and she won. So now, it's 8:30pm, she's bathed, she's ready for bed, and she's going to fight again, but we're not going to let her win. At least that's the plan! After all, we've got things to do around watch Friends on DVR.

Speaking of things to do, I've updated the site with 33 of the 400 pictures we took last week in Florida so enjoy! I'll post some more once I get a hold of the other 400 that my brother took, but this should do for now.

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