Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Weekend Playdates

Jillians turns 15 months today and I can't say enough how much I am enjoying this stage.  I can finally shout from the rooftops that my baby is a GREAT sleeper!!!!   Jillian has been sleeping through the night now for four weeks straight and has probably only woken us up at night 2 or 3 times.  It has been wonderful.  Her bedtime is also slowly becoming 8pm instead of 8:30pm and I think this is helping her too.  She is sleeping a solid 11-12 hours a night and it has been WONDERFUL!!!   We are really getting into a great routine with her and I am loving it.

Another fun perk I am finding about this new stage is playdates!!!  Jillian is starting to make friends and is having so much fun playing with her new friends.   Jillian and I met my friend Janet and her daughter Sara at Barnes and Noble this weekend for story hour.  Janet and I work together, were pregnant together, and our daughters are now in the same room at daycare together.  I really enjoying talking with Janet about our girls and I know Jillian absolutely adores Sara.   This was Jillian's first story hour and she did so well!! I wasn't sure how she was going to act.  I pictured myself chasing her all over the the Barnes and Noble kids section as the woman read the book, however, she just sat on my lap and listened intently to "The Hungry Caterpillar".  Both girls did!  Janet and I were so proud of them!   Once story hour had ended, I walked Jillian around to look at all of the other books.  At that point, Jillian was tired of me holding her and was crawling all over like a mad woman.  I swear, all I have pictures lately are of Jillian's back!!!!  Here is one of her climbing all over the story hour corner, trying to get her hands on The Hungry Caterpillar.

On Sunday, my friend Shannon came over with two youngest babies.  Her daughter is three weeks younger than Jillian and they have such a fun time when they get together. 

Shannon was in the neighborhood and I was so happy that she stopped by.  Shannon grew up on the east side of Cleveland and I grew up on the west.  She now lives in the community that I grew up and I live where she grew up.  Does that make sense?  LOL!  I only wish Shannon lived closer.  We have so much in common.  We only just met a few months ago and I feel like we have know each other forever.  

Sunday was such a beautiful day here in Cleveland.  It was a rare 55 and sunny degree day.  Even though it was still on the chilly side, it was warm enough for a quick walk around the neighborhood.  I had heard about another townhome model that had opened up in our neighborhood this weekend so off we went with my camera in hand.  I took some great pictures which I will hopefully have up later this week so you will have to check back.  Hope you all had a great weekend!!!


  1. Playdates are so much fun! GG had one of her first with a new group of friends just last Friday at the park. We're so ready for these warm days and Spring! (Just remind me of that come Summer when I'm complaining about just how hot it is!)

    Does my heart good to see GG playing with peers!

    Jillian and Shannon's sweet girl look adorable! I bet they had a blast!


  2. Fun!!! Sounds like some nice weather. We had that today and it was absolute heaven!!!


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