Saturday night we went to see Crystal's show. It was fun to get to meet a few of her students and see her classroom and give congrats on all her hard work. Finally, she'll be able to relax a bit; well deserved. Then on Sunday, Steve and Angel hosted an early birthday party for Romelie! She had her first taste of birthday cake - cried when we took it away - and got to open her first presents. I stink at sending thank you cards, but really - to everyone - thank you!! BTW, this picture of her at her party - tell me she doesn't look JUST like me in this picture. First time I've ever really seen myself in her; very exciting. Then on Monday we went to the zoo with Bronwyn and family. Romelie liked the goats and the monkeys and the leopard (or was it a cheetah?), but I think her favorite part of the day was when I gave her a few slurps of my ice cream cone. I know, I know, but hey - it's dairy, right? And she only had a taste. And then home again Tuesday morning, back at work Tuesday afternoon. I was sleepy.
Now it seems that Romelie may or may not be ready to finally cut her first tooth. Apparently she scream-cried for an hour at daycare yesterday - something she never does. Jen thought she felt a tooth just starting to poke through, so she figured that was why Romelie was so upset. Now she's up at my mom's house for the next couple of days to spend time with her and Uncle Paul and Carrie while they're in town, and she seems fine. So who knows. Honestly, I thought the kid was teething back when she was five months old or so, and I've just about given up on predictions. When I can see a tooth, I'll acknowledge that she's teething.