Back to Reality

What an amazing trip we just had. 4 countries, 20 days, 2 medals and Coldplay! I think I am home sick from it all. I miss waking up in a new place, sightseeing, eating and drinking our way through cities and just being out of the day-to-day routine.  And although leaving Kaili for those first 10 days was the hardest thing I have ever done and tears were shed on the way to the airport, I was prepared and so was everyone watching her.  I shook it off and enjoyed myself and I don’t regret it one bit. I think every couple needs to get away if they have the opportunity, marriage comes first. My biggest concern with leaving her was how it would affect her, would she have separation anxiety? Would she resent me? I worried for nothing because she did just fine and when we got to London it the same as it had always been, that was the best feeling ever. This vacation was greatly needed and it was better than I expected! But all good things must come to an end and reality slowly creeps back around. Today is that day.

Rome
Paris

Brussels
Les Deux Magots

Shane’s folks left back to Washington early this morning and Shane went back to Ventura for work. It’s just me and Kaili for the day. She seems to be back on the US time schedule as she slept through the night last night. I on the other hand woke up a few times disoriented. I didn’t know where I was or what room Kaili was in. It was really strange, I stood in our bedroom trying to figure out what door would get me to the bathroom and what door would lead me to her.

I guess it’s time to start thinking about a few things. In the near future I need to get rid of Kaili’s nighttime pacifier, I am dreading that. Also, I want to introduce her to the potty. She will turn 17 months at the end of September.

Kaili with Big Bird

I am also concerned with her speech, or lack there of. She has her own language, she does say “yes” and she understands anything we say. But other than that she isn’t talking. I am not overly concerned since no one else seems to be but I wont lie that in the back of my head I wonder if it has something to do with her  birth. If she isn’t talking by 18 months than it’s time for another opinion. Other than that she is right on cue with her age.  Her hand seems just fine, she has an awesome grip so I don’t think we will have any complications with it. I think she will be right handed anyway, even though Shane really wants her to follow in his footsteps and be a lefty.

Kaili Sloan 16 months
get cooking!

Attempting to sort her silverware by color
But scattering them is more fun.
Giving Senna some milk