Wednesday 29 April 2009

A brave little boy and a whiny little girl

We had an impromtu trip to Toronto today to visit our doc. (Yes. We still go to T.O. for the doctor because she's that awesome.)

Alexandria woke up screaming with an ear infection in the wee hours Tuesday morning. She was not feeling well Tuesday. I think she watched The Aristocats about 3 times that day. (Not The Aristocrats... that's different. I don't think she'd enjoy that as much.) We booked an appointment for today and decided we might as well do Zach's 2 year "well-baby" appointment (and his 15 month shot). We're a bit behind on the immunizations. I won't do more than one shot at a time. Just a gut feeling I have about not bombarding his so-tiny body with more than one thing to fight at a time. I'm not reassured by all the back and forth about immunizations and they're affects on kids.

He was such a good boy. NO CRYING AT ALL! Not one peep. The drugs may have helped :) We dosed him with Tylenol about 30-45 minutes before the shot. He also cooperated really well with the doctor. Let her listen to his chest and lungs, in his ears and his eyes, as well as his mouth, teeth and throat, even sticking out his tongue when asked. Wait. He does that all the time anyway.... He's only 21 pounds. He should technically be REAR facing in his carseat still!! They recommend until 22 pounds. Sheesh. He's also about 31 1/2 inches tall now. His weight is "arcing" along the curve as it should (although off the percentile charts.. way below "normal".)

Alex was so whiny today. Poor little girl. She was NOT herself at all. Lethargic and sad :( She weighs in at 31 pounds. I don't think she's gaining. The doc said we'll see how she's doing in a bit and discuss it more then. She's about 39 3/4 inches now, too. Still not at the magic 42" where she can go on rides herself.

Speaking of rides. Tomorrow night is the fun fair at her school. Even if she doesn't go to school tomorrow, I think I'll take her over there for a bit. And there's a midway not too far we may go to depending on the weather and how she feels. We'll see.

Sunday 12 April 2009

I think I'm done

I was going to add stars and/or swirls around the words, but I think I'm going to leave it. I don't want to regret adding more to it. I like how it looks now. We'll see. I might change my mind again :)

We're also going to allow Alex to paint one of the walls in her room any way she wants to. It should be interesting to see what she comes up with ....

Wednesday 8 April 2009

What the heck was that white stuff?!

I really should have taken a picture of the kids all bundled up yesterday in their snow pants and winter jackets, topped off with hats and mitts. They looked so cute in the wagon ready to take Alexandria to the bus stop. There was so much snow yesterday! Too much for April!!

Friday 3 April 2009

Finally got started! (Now to finish.....)

I'm painting some stuff above the magnetic chalkboard. I think it's going to turn out well :)

I've only started the outer color so far. I'll put one more coat on it and then do the inside of the words (a darker shade of the same colours, basically). I think I'll add some swirls or something, too.

Alex using the stairs as a stage

And, of course, Zachary had to get into the action as well :)