Sunday, February 24, 2008

First Week Back in the Routine

Last week was Derwin's first full week back at school so that meant Kirsi and I had to get back into a routine again. I was surprised at how easily both of us fell into that routine. We had lots of play time, at least one outing a day and when I had to get some work done, Kirsi played perfectly fine by herself. She loves playing outside with her sandbox. Since our time at the beach, she likes getting the sand wet, then making little animals out of it - crabs, turtles or fish. I'm so happy with how well she plays on her own; she is perfectly content to play by herself. She'll go outside and water the grass and plants if I turn the hose on for her, she'll make tea for herself and her babies, she'll get out a matching game and play with it.

On Tuesday and Thursday, I had physio appointments to try and get my back working again. The sessions did help. Putting a hot pack on my lower back and then massaging out the muscles were fantastic and something I can do at home. My therapist gave me the go-ahead to do most of the old exercises for my back while pregnant so that's good. Now I just have to make sure to do them every day! Before I left for the appointments, I explained to Kirsi that I had to go to the doctor to get my back fixed. When I left her with Cecy, there were no tears at all. She was perfectly fine with it!! That is the first time in a long time that she hasn't sobbed when I left. It was so nice to know that she was content playing with Cecy while I was gone.

On Wednesday, Kirsi had a birthday party to go to. Her friend, Antonia, celebrated her third birthday and the whole family was invited. It was a lot of fun for Kirsi to see some of the other kids again, though she stayed pretty close to me for the first hour we were there. The kids went on a treasure hunt before dinner and cake, which was a blast for them.

Then on Friday, we went to dinner to Kirsi's friend, Caroline's, place. It had been a month since they had played together so it was good to get together. We get along well with Caroline's parents so we had a great visit too.
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