Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Never Trust What a 2 Year Old Tells You

Yesterday afternoon, while I was driving E home, she told me she had a blueberry up her nose. I asked if she had blueberries for lunch and she said, "no". I asked if they had blueberries for a snack, and she said, "no". At a stop light, just to be cautious, I looked up her nose and saw nothing but a couple crusty ones. Since she has had a pretty runny/stuffy nose for the past few days, I figured it was just M at daycare playing around with a stuffy nose- "What, you got a blueberry up there?"

At home, she mentioned it a few more times to me and to K, we both looked and made a big deal of it. It has been fun watching E start playing games with us and creating make believe. In the bath, she mentioned it again and we all laughed. Before bed, she wanted to spray some saline up there (she is into the saline if she can do it herself). When she finished, I used the suction to clean things up and did pretty well. Slept great last night for the first time since company left and was in great spirits when she woke up.

Another good day at day care today. Kids counted to 100 and are working on the letter K. Since there are kids older than E at daycare, she gets to tag along while the other kids are studying and doing "homework". They went to the library for story time and got stamps on their hands.

Dawa, the Sherpa woman, is coming over tomorrow to watch Little a, so I was getting things ready while K was giving E a bath. I heard K say, you gotta come see this. E was happily playing in the bath, after she had EJECTED a styrofoamy blue berry out of her nose!

Bit larger than a pea, blue berry
It had been up there all day yesterday and most of today before she was able to get it out! E had blown her nose a bunch of times, been suctioned with a bell sucker and a nose frita numerous time, and had been sprayed with saline several times and we had no idea it was actually up there! 

Who would have guessed? The human body is quite a hiding place! Wow.

Before and After Thanksgiving

We had a great time over the Thanksgiving holiday. E had a lot of visitors. Ant Hil, Uncle D, Aunt M and Uncle M, Cousins A and V, and who could forget Uncle C? It was so fun watching E come out of her shell and interact so seamlessly with our families and friends. It was pretty shocking for K and I to watch our typically reserved child run across the living room into Ant Hil's arms after only having met her a handful of times. Maybe technology and FaceTime reduce the distance between distant family members and friends. E has already told us that she wants to see Steve and tell him she loves him- through the phone!

Couple of pics from the holiday.

Hiking on Emerald Mountain

Hanging out in Ant Hil's bed

Giving Uncle D a Squeeze

With Baby Sister, "Luv U"
All ready for the day

Bird on Left to be deep fried, Bird on right dry cured for 3 days and the roasted for  1.25 hours

Little a

Favorite day of the week? Sunday. Why? Donuts with Dad!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

"You be flexible, I'll be the Boss"...

... is what E said to K this evening on the way home from dinner at Grandma M's and Papa B's. Some things seem to be going just right and others are so wrong. She is TWO.

We turned E's crib into a bed a couple weeks ago. Coincided nicely with her new Sleep Rules:
1. Stay in your bed
2. Be very quiet
3. Close your eyes
4. Go to sleep

I was very fearful of the caos I felt was sure to follow, but she did really well the first few nights. Then, she got out of bed a few times and struggled staying quiet. She now needs to wait in her room until K or I open her door. At this point, she is allowed to come out. She comes out very slowly, which is kind of funny and she also spends a pretty long time "peeking" as she likes to call it- where she just holds on to the edge of the door and looks about with the door slightly ajar. This was her on the the first weekend where she peeked, legally. Her bedroom is the door on the right that is slightly ajar.

Ready for one of the last bike rides of the season. Made it about a block down the rode, then she wanted to go back for her purse. Then we hopped on "our" bike, my X bike with her seat mounted on it so that Daddy could go buy some new tubeless MTN bike tires.