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New pajamas

Meet Batman and his super sidekick.

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Snow day fun

Today it started blizzarding.  We went out this morning, to run a few errands and to music class. Then we came home. And I think we’ll be home until possibly Thursday, as the forecast says it’s supposed to keep snowing until tomorrow evening.  So we’re having some snow day fun.  Paolo received this adorable tent from one of this aunties last year for his birthday.He loooooves it.  And I think it’s pretty cute.

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Best buds

I have to be honest. This winter weather has us a little cooped up lately.  This week has been pretty cold and icy; today, it’s snowing again.  On Tuesday I slipped and fell on the walkway while holding both Paolo and two bags of groceries.  That hurt, a lot. At least, besides Paolo, there were no witnesses. (And I somehow miraculously managed to have Paolo land on top of when I fell. Thank goodness.)  So, we stayed home on Wednesday while I babied my bruised hindquarters.  We got out yesterday for a little trip to the “mall.” (The term “mall” to describe the shopping center here is definitely a loose definition of the word.)  Regardless, we’re home. A lot.  Did I mention the cold, snowy, icy January we’re having?

At least Paolo has Sofia. He absolutely loves her.  Loves her.  He feeds her most of his meals and loves to play with her. Lately, he’s started to “cuddle” her. In fact, as I write this, he is sitting on the floor, under my desk, between Sof’s two front paws.  It’s really cute.  Here they are yesterday. Paolo was lounging with her while catching up on some reading.

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Naptime

I’ve started to transition Paolo to one nap per day, and it is fabulous.  It gives our day such a nice rhythm.

We usually get up around 6am and have breakfast with Giuseppe before he heads out. Then we play and do chores around the house before heading out for a morning excursion.  (Music lesson, play group, trip to the market, library, etc.)  Then, we when come home, Paolo takes a REAL nap; which is one that lasts anywhere from one to two and half hours.  Which means I can actually get something done around the house, which is nice.

Here he is today, snoozing on the sofa.  He had started out in his crib, but Sofia woke him up barking. (Which was odd; Sofia never barks.) Anyway, he woke up and then fell right back asleep. He was sleeping so soundly that I couldn’t bear to move him.  Music class really took it out of him this morning!

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And… he’s off!

We had another momentous day in the Dell’Anna Family History. Yesterday, Saturday, August 14, Paolo started to CRAWL.

I know, I know. He’s ten months old. All the other babies I know seem to be up and running when they are about three weeks old.  But according to my baby books, he is actually on schedule.  Phew.

And life as we know it is forever changed.

Paolo is now free to play with (read: TORTURE) Sofia, knock over all furniture weighing less than 40 pounds (which includes kitchen chairs and bar stools), pull all the books off of the lower bookshelves, and well, you get the idea. This morning he started opening bathroom cabinets.  And he is one happy baby. He was dying to get moving.

It is time to babyproof.

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Sofia thinks she’s a human

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