If I could give advice to anyone considering taking a job that requires you to live somewhere else, no matter for how long, how far or how often you'd be able to make it back, DON'T! It's simply not worth it. Any extra money I've made has been lost in commuting and struggling to make up for lost time by throwing money at issues. That's the minor part. I have missed so much in her growth and development. There isn't a price that you could attach to that.
We've recently set up so that we can video conference about once a day. Haiden seems to get a kick out of it for a few minutes and I like the fact that I can see her on a more daily basis. But overall it's not the same.
Anyways, enough of me moping about with all my issues. On to some facts. Haiden can say a few words now. Included in this list are mama, daaadda, doggies, more, milk, nanas, yuck and mess. I'm sure there are a few more that I've missed. She's up and climbing on stuff and gradually learning how to let herself down off of things. She's starting to walk a lot faster and kind of run. She's not great at turning and that has led to a few bumps and falls. We might have to home school her (ref:Jim Brewer).
The last Dr's appointment she was weighing in at about 25.5 pounds and growing out of her 24 month clothes.
All and all things are happening fast and it seems like I'm stuck on the sidelines getting blown by. I'm hoping to spend a lot more time with her and Dawn in the next few months and once they get moved up here never ever decide to be a professional commuter.
On to a few new pictures:
New Hat? (Just Click for a bigger version)
On the Couch watching The Lawrence Welk Show
The Last Drop
Up Close and Personal
Let me know what you think and enjoy the seasonal transition into Fall!