Early Mornings, Cora Loves the Kitty and Food

Cora has had a good day so far.  Apparently she woke up at 6:00 this morning so Justin strapped her in the jogger and took her for his run.  I woke up and there they were…she was in a great mood.  She’s my daughter…nothing better than an early start to the day.  At 9:00 I took her with me for my run…two trips in the jogger.  Lucky girl.

We’ve been playing outside in the mornings as it gets so hot in the afternoon.  Cora loves our “kitty-kitty.”  The cat is long-suffering.  She endures Cora’s cuddles with patience…not once has she tried to scratch the baby or even seemed upset by her.

Even when Cora generously tries to feed her rocks…”Here you go, kitty!”

Or thinks that Isabelle wants to read her book.  “Here you go kitty!  Read book.”

The cat sits patiently and if she is at all irritated she gets up and leaves.  Then Cora yells, “I miss you kitty!!!!”  They are a pair. (note: massive junk pile in bottom picture.  Has been sitting in our yard for about 4 weeks…I’m sure our neighbors hate us. All we have to do is haul it to the side of the road but we keep forgetting)

I cannot even describe to you what a kick we get out of Cora these days.  She has started to say and do the funniest things.  While at Uncle Andrew’s house on Sunday she decided it was time to leave…as she stood rattling this door knob she said, “I want to go.  Right now!”  Or better yet…when she hears the train, thunder, or a loud car engine, she cups her hand backwards to her ear and says, “Wisten!  Do you hear that? Oh loud!” (or “Oh noise!”)   She’s very dramatic and animated.  She’s rarely in a bad mood…but she has a terrible temper.  She is very interested in potty training and carries her potty book everywhere with her.  She frequently wants to sit on the potty however, she can sit forever and will never actually go.  We’re not pushing it but are definitely allowing her to try any time she wants to.  I cannot wait for Elinor to get here.  It’ll be fun to have an entirely new personality in our home.

I am 22 weeks along in my pregnancy.  Some people say, “Wow!  You’re really showing!”  and other say, “You’re barely showing at all!”  I would go along with the first…I think I am “showing” a lot and its fun.  I remember feeling really good in this stage of pregnancy with Cora…the stage of cute before HUGE.  Elinor is a mover.  I feel thumping and bumping all day long.  I’ve started to see my belly move and Justin was able to feel her the other day…next week I have my next appointment and am getting another ultrasound as they could not get a good view of her heart.  She would not turn the right way.  My midwife seemed irritated with the ultrasound tech and said,”Sorry she’s having you get another ultrasound.  I’m not worried.  Everything is fine…she’s just really particular…sometimes too much so.”  Whatever, I don’t care…one more chance to see our baby!

This week I plan on trying a few new recipes. I will be sure to share.  Most of them I have found on food blogs…summer and fall weather always makes me want to experiment with food.  I’ve started to have to make substantial and filling lunches to get me through the afternoon.  A favorite is omelet with broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, red onion and cheddar cheese.  Today it was a sandwich with avocado mashed up…

topped with salt and pepper, cheese, ham, and tons of spinach.

After Cora wakes up from her nap we have a playdate…then we’ll be making a trip to the grocery store for all the ingredients I’ll be needing for this weeks meals.  Happy Wednesday!

8 Responses to Early Mornings, Cora Loves the Kitty and Food

  1. Betty says:

    Hmm, last night we had avocado with our chicken, I can’t get enough! Cora is so cute with her kitty. I really like that picture with the book, it seems as if kitty is really reading along!

  2. LeAnna says:

    A good patient animal is worth its weight in gold! Adorable miss Cora as usual! We absolutely LOVE avocado, on just about anything. Sandwiches are my favorite. I’m trying a strawberry avocado salsa this weekend, I think I’ll blog the recipe if it turns out. Speaking of avocados, I went to the store to buy some today, and the lady rang me up for FIFTY FOUR of them, when I only had four. I was half way out the door before I realized the 70 something dollar charge in avocados (I knew my total seemed awfully high, but I was trying to keep an 8 month old in the shopping cart, and the 2 1/2 year old from running away) hmmm, not sure what I’d do with that many… 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

  3. sherene says:

    That looks so delicious, yum:))

  4. bchallies says:

    So you feel Elinor rocking and rolling all day long, huh? …….What a pair they will be!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Sandwich looks delicious (and is making me hungry). Cora is super cute. I just love this explorative/talkative phase. Such a sweet sweet time.

  6. Rosanne says:

    Hi Grace,
    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile…found you through a link on Hope Road. I loved this post about Cora…she is too funny and cute!! I take care of one-yr-olds at a daycare…they’re especially fun between 18 and 24 months. They’re learning so much at this stage and they are just so adorable and funny!! So much fun when you can start having conversations with them. 🙂 Cora is blessed to have a stay-at-home mom.

  7. admin says:

    Thank you so much Rosanne. She is getting to a fun age…very busy but fun:)

  8. rick says:

    Ellie would love to have a cat. Cora will have to show her your cat when they come visit

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