Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday: Is Grandma here?
Tuesday: We saved cantaloupe for you(sounding slightly grumpy about it).
Wednesday: What story do you want to read?
Thursday: Sneak, Sneak, Sneak! (she was "sneaking" up on me while I was obviously looking at her coming)
Friday: Adwen is playing with that (pointing at the VCR, which hasn't worked for years)
Monday, April 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
We experienced our first power outage last night (at least the first since Ella was born). I would have slept through it if Ella hadn't started screaming "MOMMY TURN THE LIGHTS BACK ON" about 3:30 this morning. Addie was crying by the time my slept fogged brain negotiated the dogs and other misc items to get to Ella's bed.
I tried to explain that the power was out and I couldn't turn on the light. Ella's response? "Put new batteries in it."
Aunt Dana and Uncle Andy saved the day. They gave us a flashlight (5 years ago)as a house warming gift that has a lantern function, that made a great nightlight. They gave Addie a sleep sheep (last Christmas) that plays the same rain sound their sound machine plays all night, that returned both girls to equalibrium. While we made our way back to bed by the light of our cell phones (we own one flashlight - now in the girls room) Jeremy and I felt lucky that the temp was mild and we didn't have to worry about the furnace.
This morning very cranky girls woke up(I am including myself in that number). In a moment of inspired parenting, Jeremy suggested that Ella get in the tub with Addie. Not only did she, but she took the wash cloth and "cleaned" Addies legs.
Another First. Addie, unused to actual real LIVE attention from the older sister she adores lit up like a Christmas tree. Crankiness averted.
Score one for the parents.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
You may remember those halcyon days of playing Red Light, Green Light and "What time is it, Mr. Fox". These days are just beginning for our Elspeth and we have signed her up for an organized sports clinic on Saturday mornings (mostly to burn some excess energy off!).
Here is what we have discovered so far:
1 - Elspeth does NOT like Simon Says, ever.
2 - When the class is playing basketball, Elspeth plays soccer
3 - When the class is playing soccer, Elspeth is playing tag
4- Red Light, Green Light is fun to the extent that no one is asking you to sit down (notice Ella circling in the background below eventually ditching the game when they have an injury time-out and she doesn't get to run anymore).
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Weight: 20 lbs 15.5oz. (80th percentile)
Length: 29.5 inches (97th percentile)
All developmental markers are being met as expected with the exception of teeth. As she can't force them out, and its not time to worry yet, he let that go. Dr. wants us to introduce meat and try regular milk protein formula. We are nervous but willing to try (about the milk, not the meat).
Monday, April 7, 2008
She was happy to find her big girl bed waiting for her.
She crawled right in and rolled a bit.
Tried a little bouncing . . .
And declared it good.
Unless someone leaves a roadblock . . .
You will turn to find someone cute relentlessly following you . . .
Only pausing for sustenance (what do you mean I have something on my face?) . . .
Or to sit up and give us a cute grin . . .
Or a certifiably goofy (but 100% genuine) grin . . .
A mobile Addie has added a real touch of fun to our house!