Today Rachel celebrated her 10-month-old birthday. She celebrated it by not hardly taking any nap at all, but she ended up going down for the night (at least so far) at 7:00. It is possible that she will wake up at 4:30 in the morning (but I really, really, really hope not!).
Update the following morning – dateline – July 23, 2008: Rachel did not wake up until 7:45 am. Yes, that is over 12 hours. You know how when you change a diaper that is barely wet, you think, “well that was a wasted diaper!”? Well, the diaper that served Rachel’s needs last night gave its full measure of devotion. It gave until it hurt. It was the opposite of a wasted diaper! I am very grateful to that particular diaper that served faithfully and true to the very end. (Get it? The end?)
So yesterday we were outside. I was harvesting green beans and tomatoes from the garden. Rachel was playing in the dirt. As we were coming inside, I had Rachel in my arm, and in the same hand I was carrying my bountiful harvest. I went to open the storm door, and with my other arm occupied, Rachel took advantage of the situation, and fast as lightening, grabbed one of the cherry tomatoes and popped it into her mouth, and chomped down. Out of her mouth squirted seeds and tomato juice. Since the damage was done, I went ahead and helped her eat the rest of the tomato. The skin was a little tough, so she only ate the inside. She seemed to enjoy it.
Here she is with the tomato seeds on her shirt: