The finished project
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Today was just another reminder that everything I go through is temporary. We've been having a difficult time lately with Acadia - she's been pushing boundaries, throwing tantrums, struggling with us during diaper changes and nothing seems to be easy.
It's very easy to forget when your child is throwing a tantrum and you're just plain exhausted that what is happening at the moment is temporary. One minute seems like an hour during those moments. Today was just a reminder that everything is, indeed, temporary...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I called the pediatrician's office yesterday and asked them to call in the chewable tablets. After trying one (I may or may not have told her it was candy. Please see above on SRS.) and having her successfully eat it, they called in a full prescription of it. She ate her "candy" just fine last night and this am - phew!!
She's still pretty cranky (the doctor said her ears are probably hurting her) and whiny. We are dying to get out of the house - I think tomorrow we'll adventure out to our art class now that she isn't contagious anymore. She's down for a nap now and I'm hoping she takes another nap this afternoon. Even though she's (thankfully!) sleeping through the nights even though she's sick, she seems to still require more sleep than she normally does.
Thanks again for all your advice and get well wishes!
I usually end every question to Acadia with "baby". "Do you want some juice, baby?" "Wanna read a book, baby?" So lately she's been answering me with baby. Yesterday afternoon she was coughing a lot so I gave her a bath with Vick's Vapor Bath Gel in it. During her bath I asked her if she was sick and she said, "Yeah baby, I sick" I started laughing SO hard. I was able to catch her on tape a few minutes after her bath. She tells me she's sick then starts singing "You are my sunshine" from her book, although I don't actually hear any words when she's singing! LOL!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I'm sure we've all done this painting before - you put some paint onto a piece of paper and use a salad spinner to spread the paint out. I would say this is one of the favorite crafts of Acadia :)
He was very excited when he came home from work and saw his little girl's necklace!
I just tried giving her her first dose of Amoxicillin and she spit it out. I tried 4 times with a syringe and she spit it out all 4 times, which wouldn't be a huge deal if we had extra of the medicine, but we have the exact dosage for 10 days, so we can't waste anymore.
I put her in her crib a few minutes ago so I could sit and think about how I'm going to get a dose in her and went to check on her literally two minutes later and she had fallen asleep. It's only 10am, but I figured she needs her sleep so I let her be.
I am going to call the pharmacy to see if I can mix the medicine with something - milk, juice, etc. Of all the times she decides not to take her medicine - having a double ear infection is the worst possible time!! I really hope she takes her meds when she wakes up - she needs it.
Part of this book says "Shhhhh" and that was Acadia's favorite part!
I'm sure years from now I'll think the same thing about the clothing you wear now...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
M - Spare ribs with steamed broccoli and a salad
T - Cheeseburger pie and baked beans
W - California roll ups and a Caesar salad
TH - Chicken broccoli fettuccine with garlic bread
F - Jenny out to dinner with the girls/Matti leftovers
S - Matt and Jen out to dinner with friends
Friday morning (the day Acadia slept until 9am), Matt left for work before I even got up, which normally never happens. I came out to the kitchen when I woke up to find a note from him:
"Coffee is ready to brew...xoxo"
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I'm crossing my fingers that she wakes up tomorrow rested and feeling better!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I used to love biographies, memoirs and non-fiction books, and would save "chick lit" books for vacations and summer reads. I just finished reading Honeymoon with My Brother (awesome book, by the way) and really enjoyed it - but I found it really hard to keep straight. It's a true story about a guy who gets dumped a few days before his wedding. His honeymoon is paid for, so he decides to take his brother with him and they end up traveling across the world for a year. I found that while reading this book, it was hard to keep track of the places they had visited, the places they were about to visit and where they were visiting at the moment.
efore having Acadia, I was able to read all the time. I would read when I got home from work, before bed, in the bath, on the weekends. Now, I am lucky if I read a few nights a week. Sometimes I purposely schedule bath time for me just so I can get in some reading.
Recently I started the book The Undomestic Goddess and I am loving it!! I can pick it up after not reading it for a few days and not have to re-trace my steps. There aren't a lot of characters to remember, the plot isn't confusing - it's purely entertaining. And you know what? I need that right now. Honestly, I'm not in the mood to think at the end of the day. I want to lay in bed and read a book that will make me laugh.
TFT - What about you? Have you found that the books you enjoy reading has changed since becoming a mom? Do you even have the time to read?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We then went home and were going to feed Acadia lunch until we realized how tired she was and put her down for her nap first. When she woke up, she saw the cupcakes I had made and threw an absolute fit over them! After about 15 minutes of tears and hearing her whine "cake??" for about 50 times, we gave in. For the first time (and probably not the last...) Acadia ate cupcakes for lunch!
Later that night, we dropped Acadia off at my mom's house and visited for a while with her, Auntie Brenda and Auntie Bonnie - three of the best ladies in the entire world. Then Matt and I went to Silver Palace for dinner which was to die for!! It was one of the best meals I have ever had. After a quick visit to Miche and Jim to drop off a card and some cupcakes, we went to the movies and saw Taken.
The next day we got to sleep in (a parent's dream!!) and went out to breakfast together before picking Acadia up. It was such a relaxing and romantic weekend - a time to catch up, have many uninterrupted conversations, laugh and just enjoy each other's company.
Opening up the card she gave me
Monday, February 16, 2009
To thank Grandma, Acadia made her a V-Day card out of wax and tissue paper
I dropped you off and was pretty nervous about how you would react, because you had never been watched by anyone but family and close friends. How would you react to two complete strangers taking care of you in a new room with 6 other kids? My nervousness, however, went away the second we got to your classroom. You bolted to your new friends and started playing with them. I tried to say goodbye to you and explain that I would see you in 4 hours, but you were busy. I left in tears - fearful that something would happen to you while I was gone - what if they forgot to put sunblock on you? Would they know what to do if you started choking? What if you ran too fast and fell down and hurt yourself?
I honestly don't remember what I did that first day you were there, but I do remember watching the clock. The entire time. I picked you up 15 minutes early and you were eating lunch with all your friends. The teachers told me you had an awesome day - that you were very friendly, shared well and didn't cry once.
We left and you fell asleep almost instantly in the car. At the time, you were still on two naps a day and this was the longest you'd ever been awake, probably in your life. It got easier for me every time I dropped you off and I started looking forward to Monday and Friday mornings so I could work from home, do housework or just relax.
Today was your last day and it was very bittersweet. There are so many emotions going through my head - I'm sad that you are no longer going there for a few hours a week, I'm excited that you and I will be able to join a class (maybe swimming or gymnastics) before Emma gets here, now that you are no longer in school, I am fearful of how it will be taking care of two young children with no breaks during the day.
So today we say goodbye to your preschool memories and look forward to many more memories to come. Dance class, music time, gymnastics, library hour, art time. I can't wait to share those memories with you....
Sunday, February 15, 2009
And yes - she IS wearing my hat. Damn kid keeps stealing it from me. It's a good thing she's cute!
Pointing at the airplanes flying by
The fog was crazy (side note for those who don't know - we are the second to last house on a dead end road - hence me letting my girl walk around in the road. I swear I'm not a bad mom! LOL!)