Since we had so much extra time together while Tay was sick, we resorted to any means necessary for entertainment. We built forts, watched cartoons, sang songs, colored, put together puzzles, and read every book in her collection three times each. I'm not sure how you stay at home mommas do it. I was going stir crazy after two days of being couped up in the house! The upside of our time spent indoors is we learned that Taylor's hair is now long enough for a pony tail! I realize she has more of a rat tail/mullet situation happening here, but it's still freaking adorable. Just another sign that our baby is growing up and there's not a darn thing I can do to stop it.
The temps began to rise just as the tot started to feel better. It's like the good Lord knew I was about to reach my breaking point if we didn't get out of our germ-infested house soon. Sunny skies and 50 degree temps meant it was time to break out Taylor's new wagon, so we did just that. A few trips around the neighborhood made us all feel a little better. It's amazing what fresh air will do for a person! And not that I need to mention it, but this little lady loves her wagon. Aside from riding in it big kid style, her favorite part is opening the door and climbing in and out approximately 100 times. I'm so glad to see our girl back to her happy little self!
Since the weather has been so nice lately, we also managed to make a trip to the playground at the local elementary school. Although it doesn't have any baby-specific features, it is within walking distance from our house so we make do with what we have. Tay enjoyed going down the slides, swinging on my lap, and running up and down the muddy hills. I realize she has a sheer look of terror on her face while going down the slide, but I promise she had fun.
So there you have it. We've survived our first bout of sickness, spent time with friends, and had a lot of quality time as a family of three. Life has been hectic (as usual) but wonderful at the same time. The tease of sunshine and warmer weather has us longing for spring, but for now I'm just hoping we can all stay healthy throughout the remainder of winter.