Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Oh my friend Cinderella is here, she will be by you table later on while you are eating lunch.
Okay!Hi Jasmine....Where is Cin-a-wella?
Oh my friend Cinderella is in the next room, she should be by soon.
Hi Aurora, Do you know where Cin-a-wella is?
Sure my friend Cinderella is in the other room and will be by shortly.Hey Snow White, Cin-a-wella is coming by shortly.
Oh hi princess, look we have the same dress on, I love your dress.
Yes, Cin-a-wella is coming by shortly.
Yes my friend Cinderella will be by in a minute.Hi Cin-a-wella.....where is Ariel?
Hi princess, my friend Ariel is back at her grotto.
Momma, les go see Ariel at da grotto. And we did 3 days later.....
Hi Ariel, I am going to Cin-a-wella's castle to have lunch!
You are, well tell her I said hello!
Yes that is my little princess for you. I swear that is exactly what happened, although the princess lines were just similar as I couldn't remember exactly what was said! That's right Meredith, blow the internets a kiss!
My mom then informed me that she was pretty sure I wouldn't get the job. I asked if she didn't think I was princess material. I mean sure I don't wear as much makeup as they do, but I can pull that off for the right price.
Finding out we are going in the castle!Saying hi to her old friend Cindy.Mom don't we just look like princesses....do you see the princess wave with the cupped hand. My girl is so prepared.Hugging her good-bye. This was her last visit with Cinderella, we would be home by this time the next day.
The magic wand she recieved. It was probably worth a nickel, but it came free. Well let me rephrase that it was free with the purchase of your very expensive lunch!Telling Snow White she had a bow on too! Thanks to Snow White, Meredith may wear bows until she goes to college now! I hope so!
Snow White, much prettier than the other one, in my opinion. She loved Meredith's dress, thought she was the prettiest princess there. Me too! I was sick of all the princess dresses by then.Here she is telling Aurora she had a pink dress on just like her. Oh and see my shirt....Snow White loved it!So sad that she won't be eating with princesses for a while.Awwwe!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Anyway back to the original post for today......comparing notes.
Today I took an impromptu visit to the pediatrician. It wasn't a well baby visit or a "sick" visit, although the littlest tike has a mean cough and crusty nose. This was for the older tike to find out she has a staff infection....well we think. At least the official diagnosis is staff/strep on our paper. And we got some antibiotic ointment to address that, great....one illness after the next this year. We should be infection, virus, fever free by 2010....maybe.
While I was there, I noticed the good old milestone chart that I referred to at Meredith's umpteen thousand appointments in her first year. I brought her to the doctor a lot, for some real doozy excuses too. The doctor had me pegged as the classic first time mom. I brought her in thinking that she might be deaf, or like when she rolled off the bed, or when she slept through the night, and when she didn't sleep through the night, and just because it's been over a month since we have seen you doc and I just missed ya!
Yeah they had me pegged alright. Noah on the other hand, has been a handful of times. In fact his ears were diagnosed at well baby visits or when his sister had the flu. Their arms would have to be falling off for me to bring them in now. Yeah it has to be a damn good excuse for me to sit in a waiting room full of viruses while trying to entertain two kids while waiting on doctors who are generally running pretty late.....no thanks!
So yes, we have been with all the funk we have had this year, but no where near the amount of times we went for Meredith's first year. And honestly she was never really sick that year. Go figure.
Oh how I digress....I'm tired. Anyway I looked at the trusty old milestone chart they have displayed on the wall, the one I studied and memorized when Meredith was a baby. Today was the first time I noticed it since her 12 month appointment. For a moment I just glanced thinking back to my old self and how I used to drive myself nuts because she didn't reach one of those milestones under her age or how I would study what she needed to be doing at the next visit to practice.
Today though I did get up and look at it. 2 months....check...we are doing all those things. 4 months....check....we are doing those too. We also have the 6 and 9 month category down pat. Good thing since we are rapidly approaching his first birthday. Then I looked at 12 months.....holy shit....pointing to objects he knows. Ummmm have I even tried that. Getting things out and putting them back.....does he even have a minute before the toy is snatched from his grasp and then a screaming war begins.
How do you keep track of the second one? Where do you find time to practice and read and work on those skills? Does he even have a fighting chance to have practice? I guess it is more of a nature verse nurture thing. Or something that can be learned indirectly.
Today when we got home from the doctor I put him on the floor and laid out a few things. Noah....where is the ball? Where is the block? And then he looked at me like I was crazy had a big devilish grin and blew the biggest, sloppiest raspberry in my face. Yep, he was right and so was the look on his face...."lady don't be crazy I know what they are....I don't have to point to prove it right now."
I'm glad that little boy brought me back to reality. There are a lot less worries when your life is full of chaos. Maybe I will try for that third and then a fourth afterall.....kidding Josh. Hell after the 2nd I hear the rest are a piece of cake!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We were doing my "homework" in my office when she wanted to see her pictures. So as I scrolled through all of the disney pics for her this one caught her eye!
Seriously are you like a REAL mouse?
Look at the size of your nose pal!
Bring it a little closer...that's it....let me see if this is for real?
Whoa.....that was close.....did you see him come after me with that thing!
Okay now this goofy guy is much more my style....see he is leaving the spike alone and not coming after me with that big, black thing!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Mom are we really going to see Mickey!
I have no idea who Mickey is, but I wish this lady would put me down already! I am pretty sure I can swing from this rope!Mickey and Minnie! Wow they are real!Mom I need this Minnie! Bringing her to the checkout. Thanks Grandpa I put my disney dollars to good use! We are now the proud owner of a giant Minnie doll. It was real fun getting her home on the plane. We almost had to buy her a seat!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
"I live at da castle!"
Don't we wish!
At midnight Noah woke up. It was a little unusual for a wake up at that time, but we were in a new place and he wasn't in his bed. Prior to this trip Noah was falling asleep in his own bed around 7:30 by himself. No rocking, nursing or soothing, we would just lay him down and he was out. Which is what the big problem was in the hotel, we couldn't just lay him down and leave. So at midnight when he awoke, I nursed him and held my breath while hoping he would drift right back to sleep. No such luck.
At 3:00am, Josh finally went back downstairs carrying a screaming baby to fetch the stroller from the loser cruiser. We decided this was best since he had been pulled over by security already for roaming the parking lot. I then cuddled back up with Meredith trying to soak in the hour and half of sleep we had left. We had to be up at 5am to catch our flight. At quarter to 4, Josh rolled in a tuckered out Noah into the room. I lifted my head up to tell him under no circumstances was he to move that child out of the umbrella stroller, and that my friends is where he slept.
Finally passed out!
Now, Noah will not sleep now without screaming when he sees his bed. He has been rocked or strolled to sleep everynight for 7 nights, he has been sleeping in a miniature baby bed in a room with 4 other people for a week, why would he just go back to peacefully sleeping in his bed? I know it takes time to get back on schedule. Let's just hope it is sooner than later.