Well, I missed 13 months, mostly because I didn’t have commemorative stickers (but now I do!), but we just got back from Mexico so let’s write about that!
Actually, first – Molly has gotten like four new teeth in the past month – one molar on each side, one molar on the top, and her missing 8th bottom tooth finally came in. On the plus side, her smile is getting bigger every day! On the minus side, molars are excruciating for her (and, by extension, for us). She also has a bunch of new words - fish, gato, this, book, bird, and knows front and back (rubbing her belly and patting her tush), pats her head, pulls her ears, and just tonight learned that dogs say “woof”. She understands everything we say to her (whether she listens to us or not is besides the point) and is basically the most brilliant girl I’ve ever met. Oh, and every morning when Lee asks her what she dreamed about she says, “Mama!” She’s the best.
Okay, Mexico! Well, the trip was supposed to be with Kristin, Mike, Connor, Leslie, Ulisses, Ulisses’ entire family, my dad, and Laurie. Instead Ulisses got a job researching the AIDS vaccine (needless to say, he won’t be our manny again. Sad, but so proud of him! Plus he promised he would dedicate his Nobel prize to Molly) and didn’t have vacation time to take. And then his family decided that they weren’t going without him. And then Mike got deathly ill and ended up in the hospital the night before we left, so no Jasmin family. That left us, the grandparents, and Leslie to represent all those people in spirit. We tried our best.
Molly seriously had the best vacation. Considering the fact that I got sick literally the moment I stepped off of the airplane, I actually had a great time too. We got to go to Chichen Itza and swim in a cenote, I napped on the beach every day, we swam in the ocean and the pool and ate all the papaya and generally had a lovely and relaxing trip. Molly absolutely loved the pool, the sandbox, the mariachi music, the ice cream (ahem, grandparents), and all the other kids. The ocean, not so much (maybe next year) but she did like the sand! Our little vampire even got a nice tan (much to Lee’s chagrin).
One million pictures below. ¡Viva México!