Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hump Day With Hope

I opened the side door into the kitchen last night and ...



Look who was there. She was rolling around waiting for her dinner after her second day at day care.

She was very hungry and a bit tired. The pout was there because Daddy usually comes through that door at that time and it works on him ...



Nana is more of the get over yourself type.

So she settled in and told me about her day. On Monday she was shocked when Sophie went into her diaper bag and took her giraffe. Just crawled right away with it.

Giraffe was returned. No harm done.

She cried when Mom left. And later in the day on Monday she looked around while on her play mat and cried again. In between she played and ate her lunch and made new friends.

On the second - just the second - day her teachers say she did not cry at all and is very good with her caremates and excellent at play mat time and nap time.



I wonder what she was planning for today.

Mia is the same. We'll see what the vet says on Friday.

33 comments:

Doc said...

Awwww just started day care. I can remember that 1st day of sending my son to be cared for by someone else... kinda traumatic actually.
She is in good hands with Nana too!

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!! ;-)

Mrs. C said...

Poor lil Hope. I have to say the pout is cute, though!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Oooow, that little face is sooo expressive!

Thinking positive thoughts for Mia.

Ron said...

Yaaaaaaaaay...Hope!

You GO, girl!

I just knew you were going to be a STAR play-student!

And how dare Sophia take your giraffe!

I hope you retaliated by taking her BINKY!

Adorable post and photos, Nana!

X to you, Hope, Siren, and Mia

{{{{{ ALL }}}}}

Linda said...

Hope looks like a very tired little girl.

Mountain Photog said...

She's such a sweetie! I'm glad she's settling in so well at her new digs. Nicole loved her day care (a great woman ran the place with her daughters) and the next door neighbor sends her son there now to the same woman 14 years later and he loves it too. Hope will be the star of the place in no time. :)

Daryl said...

Oh she had the pout down perfectly .. and I am sure Daddy turns it into a smile .. so sweet .. of course she got 'A' for plays well with others she's smart and she's got the right genes!

maryt/theteach said...

Hope looks a little tired in the last pic. Maybe day care is rough... :)

I'm thinking about Mia...

Linda said...

Sounds like Hope has settled in wonderfully with daycare but she looks like she could use a good nap in that last shot. Either that or she was getting tired of waiting for dinner!

Cloudia said...

good girl!

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Arkansas Patti said...

She had me at the pout. What a cutie, how could anyone resist spoiling her?
Thinking good thoughts for Mia.

Sparkling Red said...

If I had a car I'd be driving over right now to feed that pouty-face! That's how much power she has in one little lip.

Nessa said...

That's a big step for a baby. She's beautiful as always.

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Patti said...

Hope does know how to pout..and she is adorable doing it. Looks like she is really on a roll now, with wheels and all.

She sounds like she is getting the socializing down pretty quickly.

Sorry to read that Mia is ill. I must say I also like that word doldrums. ;-)

Bob-kat said...

She sounds like a busy young lady and that pout will come in very handy when she gets older, LoL.

Sending strokes to Mia and purrs from my boys. I hope the vet has some good news.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, how I could just stroke that little head if I knew her well enough!

Mat time: that is so cute!

Jay said...

Sitting right in front of the fridge. I think she was wanting some cold pizza and a beer for dinner. ;-)

Lu' said...

I like the pout face.

Travis said...

Pouting doesn't work on Nana...got it.

What about the puppy dog eyes and just a touch of lower lip quiver?

Cherie said...

That's wonderful that Hope's adapting so quickly. Great pics and commentary. My love to Mia. *hugs*

Hilary said...

I think that pout would work on me too. What a face!

Hugs to you and soft purry murmurs to Mia.

Grayquill said...

Grandma, Hope and I had a talk just a few minutes ago. She asked me to pass on a message. Acutally these were her exact words, "Tell Nana, I prefer Grandma, and tell her to be more compassionate when I have my sad pouting face on. And tell her I have that face on for a reason, and that I need a soft tender Nana, not get over it Nana."
Just so you know Hope had a nice cry with me about the whole thing.
But she's okay now.

Scott Oglesby said...

I’d love to be able to live inside the mind of a child for an hour every day. It would be the best meditation ever. Good luck with the vet and Mia on Friday. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Micky-T said...

What a Cutie Poutooty!

Matt-Man said...

The title of this post is just wrooooonnnnng. Cheers Di!!

Picture Imperfect said...

"Nana is more of the get over yourself type."

LOL! Rock on Nana! ;o)

Jeni said...

Such a sweetheart she is. And how great that she made the adjustment quite nicely to daycare. That's an event that often evokes mixed emotion in the parents too -you don't want them to cry and fuss when/after you leave but yet, if they don't, that kind of hurts a little bit too! Peace.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

she is too cute for herself! Love those curls!
Hugs for Mia.
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jennifer said...

Oh those eyes! I would be a gonner - she would get away with anything. Her hair is getting longer.

I read below that you are living in the moment with Mia. Hugs Dianne.

Oh! I'm posting Hope's picture tomorrow.

Linda Reeder said...

You are such a cool grandmother - cool as in not a fusser- but also just cool.

Life with Kaishon said...

She is SO beautiful! Love that little pouty lip. Too precious!

Nishant said...

I have to say the pout is cute, though!

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