Thanks for all the encouraging comments on my last post. It seems that everyday with these two has both its joys and its challenges, and I'm doing my best to enjoy the former and survive the latter. And, I've actually been very lucky to meet a lot of nice moms (and dads!) while we're out and about who have all offered help in either the form of advice or literal, physical help.
We have, for instance, some "park friends" who we see frequently enough at the park that we've gotten to know them and they're always willing to lend a helping hand when, for instance, I'm nursing Caleb and Norah decides that it's time to climb something scary. It's often thought that people in South Florida aren't very friendly, but I guess I'm just lucky because I generally find that people are friendly and helpful to us all of the time.
Or, maybe I just reek of desperation -- I definitely reek of sweat and spit up -- and they pity me.
Anyhoo, we're getting by. One day at a time. So, to fulfill a request for pics, I'm including a few of the following. We've actually been doing tons of fun things lately, but I have taken very few pics (hands are busy with other matters, I suppose, but I for sure need to start taking more pics of Caleb -- I have somewhere around 1 billion pics of Norah; I don't want his baby book to feel sparse). Here's Norah during a finger painting session: This is the face she does when I tell her to "smile!"