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Ce vs. Perpetual Motion

If you spend even just a few hours with our daughter, you know she is a font of energy. I know this is not unusual for little kids, but just like the size of her gigantic, 95th percentile head (sorry honey, that’s from me!), we are convinced her energy reserves also must be near top of the charts. In fact, the very act of sitting still is what now serves to get us most concerned something is wrong.

We call it the Dora/Mickey Mouse Clubhouse scale. If she sits through an entire 20 minute episode of either show, then she’s probably just knocked off her morning 5 miler and is just recouping. If she sits through two episodes, she probably picked up a bug at daycare. If she sits through three episodes, hot dog, we are grabbing the go-bag and hitting the ER.

And nothing seems to get Ce moving more than the vast expanse of Grandmother and Papa’s backyard. Given the opportunity she will endless run from fence post to fence post. It’s exhausting just snapping the photos.

Cece vs. The Baby Pool

It would be more apropos to say ‘kiddie’ pool as Cece is definitely no longer a baby. To underline that point in bold, red pen the daycare recently informed us that Cece would be graduating from the infant room to the toddler room next month. We even received a report card (above average in everything except utensils).  I don’t think either of us is quite ready to say good-bye to the baby stage just yet, so baby pool it is until further notice.

Last week, we traveled down the turnpike to visit Grandmother and Papa and were hit smack in the face with sizzling summer temps. Luckily, Grandmother was prepared with the backyard staple of childhood: the blue plastic pool. Cece and her cousin Nathan were able to get some sun, relax and sip some bottles poolside. Take a look.