Friday, February 26, 2010

1 Little Cutie..

Jumping on the Bed...

So, I guess it's really not all that surprising that we've been to the doctor more than once for a bump/cut on the head.

But, before you pass judgment on me for letting him do this, I ask...

Could YOU say no to this face???

I rest my case.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Cheerful Trip to Urgent Care

We had a babysitter this morning (one of the wonderful teachers at Aidric's Mother's Morning Out Program who has been sitting for us for a few months now). Anyway, she called about 2 hours after I left to let me know Aidric had fallen, hit a toy on the way down and cut his head, by his eye. I finished priming another wall (couldn't let the primer in the tray go to waste!) and then went home to check him out. It wasn't long at all; maybe 1/2"? But, it looked a little deeper than your average boo-boo, so I took him in. Luckily Laura was able to stay here with Juliet.

We went to our pedi first, who determined he did need stitches and sent us to the Urgent Care across the street. After an hour and half of waiting, the doctor there discussed stitches versus dermabond. He recommended dermabond, but also had a concern about Aidric picking at the adhesive. I shared his concern, but in the end, I just could not handle doing stitches if we didn't HAVE to. He's a very active boy, our time will certainly come =) But, if we could put it off, I was all for doing so. He did great with the dermabond- just laid there and watched Dora on my phone while the doc applied it. He cried a little at the end b/c he was just ready to be done, but overall, he was a brave boy! This video was taken after the nurse removed the band-aid and while we were waiting for the doc to come in. You can see he was handling the stress just fine =)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Big Sister; Little Brother; Big Brother, Little Sister

No, I did not acquire two more children overnight! Cousins Grace and Max came to visit us this past weekend. I'm going to go ahead and admit it, Sarah and I were completely overwhelmed more than once with 4 children under the age of 3 in one house. And more than once, I declared my own mother absolutely CRAZY for having 3 children in 3 years. As I was holding Max and Juliet begged for me to pick her up, it hit me. John (my older brother) was actually 3 months YOUNGER than Juliet is when I was born. (Did you follow that?? There are 12 months and 11 days between us.)

I'm going to write more later about our "Ikea Day", but for now here is just one picture of our darling children as they were bribed heavily to sit still. (And just so you know, "Ikea Day" is a new phrase we've decided we'll reserve for the absolute worst of those "if it could go wrong, it will" type of days."


Friday, February 19, 2010

"sharing" a skooter

Generally, when we go outside to play, Aidric wants to ride his plasma car and he happily lets Juliet ride on the scooter. However, since Juliet was the center of attention b/c we wanted to take pictures of her riding it, he did NOT want to share! I love the reality of this first picture.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This child is seriously ornery. And she absolutely knows it. She's also a huuuuge drama queen. Trying to get a diaper on her is a wrestling match- one that she laughs hysterically through until she realizes she's losing. Then, she switches to an all-out sobbing, screeching mess. It's not pretty.

At dinner, she'll hold her milk cup up over head, lean over the tray, look down at the floor like she's choosing her target and then throw the cup down. Then she laughs.

But, oh, she's so stinking sweet too. She follows me around in the kitchen, pulling on my legs and crying until I pick her up. (this isn't the sweet part, it's actually quite frustrating when I'm trying to cook) But, she loves to be held and she loves to be close. In the grocery cart the other day, she just kept grabbing my tshirt and pulling me over to her. I'd lean forward and she'd throw both arms around me and put her head against my chest. I told Chris tonight, as hard as it is to cook with a 14 month old in one arm, the days of her wanting to be this close are numbered. And there will be a day when I would give anything for her to want me as much as she does right now. So, I think I'll work on cherishing this time a little more...and put more one-handed-friendly meals on the menu for next week =)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A boy, his bear and his backpack

I picked Aidric up from his Mother's Morning Out program today and he asked for his bear. (Which we had put in his backpack while he was there) So, I got it out and handed it to him. As he hugged it to his chest, he just looked so sweet I asked him if I could take a picture of him when we got home. I was thrilled when he said yes, and it just struck me what a sweet little boy he is. And I can say this today. I could NOT have said this for the last 3 days or so. I couldn't have said it for a good week last month. But, we go through phases here and Sunday started a good phase. He's back to being sweet to his sister, saying please, thank you and no thank you. He's eating his meals instead of telling me he doesn't like ANYTHING I put in front of him. All around, he's a lot of fun to be around. For now.....

Monday, February 8, 2010

a very exciting first

I tried this a few months ago, but it wouldn't stay in. I was sooo excited the other day when I tried again and it stayed put!! A whole new world of hair bows has been opened up for us!

(oh, and that is not dirt on her face, she has a fat lip and a nasty little bruise from falling on a toy the other day. It's honestly her flat out refusal to take even one step that I think caused it. She'll lean into something and try to catch herself rather than just taking a step!)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tea for Two

Tea parties have been VERY popular at our house since Juliet got this tea set for Christmas. The funny thing is, up until just this past week, it's only been Aidric playing with it! Now that Juliet has caught on, I think it's much more fun for him too!