Monday, December 05, 2005

What a crazy week!

What a crazy week, indeed! Let’s see what the highlights were . . . . Iris got her first haircut today! Courtesy of me and my obsession with her hair. It has been growing in all skewampus since she was a baby and I always told myself it would work itself out. Well, I finally got the scissors out and evened things up a bit. She doesn’t look that different, her hair wasn’t that long to begin with, but she does look a little older!

Our weekend was fun, we saw Melissa, Andy and Jake last night because we drove down to Georgetown and treated them to dinner. It is so nice to go to their house because they have this gigantic home filled with eclectic décor and it’s just fantastic. On Saturday night we went to a holiday party at a friends. There were a few children there for Iris to play with. It was so weird, I have never in my life as a parent been one to notice how little or how much Iris is advancing compared to other children, but it really is becoming apparent to me that she’s advancing like a crazy person! She looks (and acts!) a good 4-6 months older than most children her age. It’s so weird. I don’t know whether to be proud or a little worried . . . . at any rate, it doesn’t really matter.

I’ve been a bit miffed this week over people flaking out on me. Two weekends ago it was the photographer, a gal I know from Iris’s pre-school, and then this week it was our regular babysitter (who happens to be the same woman I nannied for her for several months and still babysit for once a week). Every week, the exact same time, Iris goes over to her house for two hours so Matt and I can do our own thing. So we get there this week and they are no where to be found. Poor Iris had a complete breakdown when I tried to wrangle her back in to the car and we didn’t get to go inside their house. I felt really, really sad, like I was completely letting her down and there was nothing I could do about it. I was so mad, actually. I don’t take well to being flaked out on. Iris was pissed, I had to cancel an appointment, it was a mess. I hold grudges really easily but I just had to let it go because I certainly don’t need to burn any bridges with any more people. So I took Iris home and gave her a bath and proceeded to drop my cell phone in the bath tub and promptly ruined it. Luckily Matt has some hook ups at work and got me a new one! Hooray!

Now we’re going to get ready for our big trip to WI next week. It’s going to be so much fun to see everyone for the first time in almost 18 months! The last time my family saw Iris she was 9 weeks old, and not terribly interactive. This time she’ll get to play and hang out with her cousins, it’s going to be really, really cool. We are all really excited.