Poor Frida, she didn't know what she was getting herself into by being shipped off to live with a toddler and a preschooler. Em is gentle and cautious, but Eli thinks she is his new doll. He hugs her around the neck, wraps his blankie around her and tries to pick her up constantly. She has been SO patient with him and in truth it seems she can't get enough of him. She snuggles right in with him if he's in our bed, or sleeps under his crib when he's in it. She has yet to run away or hide from him, and usually seeks him out in a room. I think they'll be friends for a long time.
Nana came this past weekend with a bag of costumes that we had when we were young. The kids loved discover each of them: clown, witch, ballerina. I guess Em didn't get around to putting her clothes back on before putting on the witch costume?!
Can you see me? I'm throwing my hands up in the air. I'm done. Done with sickness after sickness with our tiny boy. Can we get some health around here? The first two month home there was not a sniffle and ever since he started daycare he has been sick every other week. No lie. We've seen about 3-4 ear infections, hand foot and mouth disease, colds, stomach flu and now pneumonia. I'm tired. Tired of canceling on work, tired of waking up in the night to get meds or nebulizers. Please send some Chlorox wipes or something. Argh!
On a happier note, we're keeping the kitty!! We've named her Frida...naming story next post.
Photos involving a toddler, a preschooler and a kitty are not so easy. Just sayin'.
My sister found a kitty waiting outside her door the other morning. Figuring it was a neighbor's cat, she just let her be. When she got home later that day she realized that the poor thing was still there! She took her in and called around to the HS, PD and local shelters. No one was looking for the kitty. She had her checked for a microchip at the vet, but didn't find one.
My sister, who already has a big ol' cat called us, knowing that we like cats, but haven't had one since Bella died. We said that we could help by taking her this weekend while my sister was out of town. This girl was pulling at my heart strings before I even met her! Tom's not so sure however, but he's a big softy and an animal lover too, so he agreed that we could help out this weekend and see how it goes with the kids.
I was worried about how it would go with Eli, but she LOVES the kids. She follows us everywhere, even with all of the commotion of two toddlers. We're going to give it a few more days to see if anyone claims her and if not we'll be having another heart-to-heart about whether we're ready for a cat or not.
This picture is cracking me up because it's so mismatched and rugrat-y. The kids had gotten Valentine's baskets and hats from their teachers and they were enjoying a sucker in the car on the way home. They were dirty from running around at school, with teeth the color of their suckers...but happy to no end! Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day! xoxo
We're ready for spring. Tired of being cooped up. Luckily two toddlers tend to keep things lively.
These pictures pretty much sum up our boy...he's a total crack-up quite often! He thought it was hilarious to put on his sister's boots and did some tai chi/karate moves, including sound effects. He could barely do the moves by the end because he was laughing so had. Love that funny hair and goofy smile! (Couldn't you just squeeze him in this first pic? This was before he decided to start the karate moves!)
We enjoyed ringing in the Lunar New Year by attending the local CNY show, with Em and her classmates as the STARS...well, at least to all of the parents they were the stars! Actually there were many different fabulous acts, from preschoolers to professional acrobats. It's was a fabulous show.
This is Em right when she turned around and realized that I had snuck in to see her in her costume. She was SO excited, as you can see. Love the excitement in her eyes. That's her teacher in the background.
I think these teachers are saintly! They kept the kids corraled for a good hour before the show. It looked a lot like herding cats. I can't imagine what happened when the first kids said, "I have to go potty!" Em with one of her favorite friends! Could they be more beautiful? I cherish this picture.