Thursday, November 20, 2014

About This Guy

Jack is 11 months old!  He has four bottom teeth and four more about to cut through on top.  He loves playing outside and will start crying if anyone goes outside, even if just to get the mail, without him.  He also likes to play in the fridge and dishwasher.  However, this can turn messy (as shown in the pic).  He is super mellow when we are out and about, taking in his surroundings.  Most meals, he eats more than Lydia.  He sleeps solid at night and his naps are starting to lengthen.  Jack likes to pull hair.  Picture us at the grocery store.  Jack is in the top of the cart.  Lydia is inside the cart screaming.  Jack is twisted around with Lydia's hair in his death grip.  I am saying "No Jack!  Let go!" while trying to pry his fingers loose. This is a common scene for us. Megan

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Proud of Lydia

Last night, Lydia hated her cast.  She kept hitting it and saying "I'm stuck!"  She refused to walk in it.  This morning she woke up a new kid. Within a hour of waking she was outside practicing her new walk.  I posted a video a few months ago proudly sharing Jack's walking.  Now I am posting just as proudly for Lydia.  Click on the link to view.  I apologize for the harsh shadows.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Officially "Accident-Prone"

 A small fall yesterday at school, a reinjury of her knee from her trampoline accident, brought Lydia to tears.  I made an appointment with her pediatrician for this morning.  A second round of x-rays showed a small fracture at the top of her right tibia.  Tiny break.  Huge cast.  Let the healing begin.  Megan 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Change of Events

This morning I had my bag all packed to head back to the hospital to request a MRI of Lydia's leg.  I fell asleep last night with visions of casts and crutches in my head.  We were just finishing up our breakfast when Lydia started walking, well limping, saying "leg all better!"  It isn't all healed yet but we are certainly breathing a sigh of relief.  A cast would have really put a damper on her upcoming beach vacation.  Megan

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Keep Smiling, Lydia

Lydia and I had a mommy-daughter date Thursday morning.  We headed to a brand new trampoline park near us, first ones through the door, a huge smile on Lydia's face.  Within a minute of her first trampoline experience, Lydia was in tears.  She simply landed wrong and hurt her knee.  A trip to the ER showed no breaks, however the past two days Lydia has been unable to walk.  Hoping for some improvement soon or we will be heading back to the doctor.  Luckily last night's campfire brought a big smile to her face. And the upside of being chair-bound is that Mom and Dad did not have to worry about Lydia getting to close to the flames.  Megan

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Lydia is Away...

Have I mentioned how much I love Lydia's preschool!?!?!?  The best part is so does she.  She is enamored with her teacher, Ms. Sharlet.  Her best days are when she is chosen to be Ms. Sharlet's Helper of the Day.  I love Monday, Wednesday, Fridays for the downtime; it gives me a break as the pace is slower, the house a bit quieter.  Jack enjoys preschool days too.  He helps himself to the toys that Lydia does not share so well.  Yesterday was especially wonderful for Jack because he had his Daddy all to himself for a trip to the Botanic Gardens.  Megan

First Time for Fireworks

Our friends invited us to their annual firework watching party on Saturday night.  The show is one of the largest in the country and their home is in the perfect spot for viewing.  This was actually Lydia's first time seeing fireworks and she was mesmerized.  As we drove home afterwards, she commented "I like fireworks.  Just a little bit scary but I like it."  Megan