Saturday, March 29, 2008
On Friday, we played a game Mr. Cory brought. I didn't understand it one bit. But I know there were something called zombies. Mr. Cory likes zombies alot, so we weren't surprised he had a game like this. I sat with Mommy and with Miss Mary some. Neither one of them seemed to be having alot of fun. This must be a boys game. I thought the cards were fun to chew on, though.
On Friday, I also did a new trick...I picked up a ball with both my hands. I even licked it! Mommy was so surprised, because usually I don't like to try to pick things up that are too big for one hand.
On Saturday, we dipped eggs in little bowls that made them different colors. We had stickers and special crayons that helped make the eggs pretty. I mostly watched because I didn't want to get messy.
On Sunday, Mr. Cory and Miss Mary had to go home to Wisconsin. We miss them being around. Maybe we'll go see them soon.
After they left to go home, we went to Miss Karen K's house for Easter dinner. It was like a big family, Mommy and Daddy said. All the girls got to sit together at the little table. That's me, Gracie, Olivia, Maddy, and Ali.
The other girls are older, but I think the 16-month-olds (that's me and Ali) stole the show!
Miss Karen, Miss Jen, and Miss Sara had made a very nice dinner, and Miss Karen had a really pretty big-people table.
The girls at the little table got a little silly for me, so I went to sit with Mommy at the big table. I even tasted some yummy things from Mommy's plate. There were some good sauces, and I like sauces these last weeks, but only in little bits.
After dinner, all us little girls got to look for eggs that the big people hid around the house. Most of the eggs got found by the other girls, because I'm the only one who can't run around by myself yet. So Daddy helped me find some that were especially for me (and him) to find. It was pretty fun to find eggs with Daddy.
The other girls were nice and shared their eggs with me too.
Then the mommies wanted to take a picture of all of us girls together. Here's how it went.
We all sat down at first.
Then things started to go wrong.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Right now, look at how big I've grown since last year!
This is me on Easter last year.
This is me today, all smiley this morning. Look, Grandma C, I got to wear it for 2 years!!
Yup, it's the same dress as last year!! I can still fit in it! Mommy thought this was funny, so we wore this one again since it still fit, and we saved the one Auntie Rachel got me for Easter to wear later in the summer when I'm bigger. And the little size tag on this says 3-6 months. Most little girls don't wear that size when they are 16 months old! Mommy thought that was pretty funny too. I'm kind of little, I guess!
This was me and Mommy last Easter.
And this is what the Easter Bunny brought me when I woke up this morning! I don't really wanna eat the candy, but the little soft bunny is my new friend. In a few days, Mommy will tell more stories on her pages about what this basket means besides candy.
Friday, March 21, 2008
That's my new favorite math problem. Mommy says I have some more to learn about math. My math problem is because today is 3/21/08, and for me, it's about T21, which is what some people call Down syndrome, and 16 because I'm 16 months old today!! So we'll have to do a big party for both!
If I'm the only kid with an extra chromosome that you know, make sure to click on some of my friends' links over to the right under "Blog Friends" and say hello to them today!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Andrew is a super cool guy who is so very fortunate to have these friends. Even if your kids don't have extra chromosomes, I'd encourage you to view this kind of example as a picture of how you can teach them to reach out to others and build friendships based on compassion with those around them.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Mommy said she would get me one for me to have for myself and my friends. We'll have so much fun!
After Miss Judy left, we got dressed really quick and went to Sophie's house for playgroup. She was all dressed in green for the holiday for a guy named Patrick. (Mommy says it's not Almost-Uncle Patrick, though.) She's always looking so cute!
We played with some of her great toys while the mommies had goodies and talked about stuff. Miss Jen had lots of things that Mommy said were yummy, but I didn't want to eat anything.
Sophie's big brother Alexander even let me play with his really neat train! I got to see it go around and around. I even turned myself around to keep seeing it. Thanks, Mr. Mark, for getting it all set up so I could play too! Alexander is lucky to have such fun things!
Tuesday we went to see Mr. Jim. He helps Mommy and Daddy know about how to take good care of their money and stuff. We had to go talk to him about some things that are changing and some questions about our house and fixing it a little. Mommy talked to Mr. Jim about what was going on while Daddy and I played on the floor. It's a good thing that Daddy could come to the meeting for his lunchtime because I wouldn't have had so much fun just listening. Then I sat with Daddy while we talked about what we were going to do.
And if you wanna see my own private meeting I had with Mr. Jim, you can click here.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
On Friday, since we were still in St. Louis, Mommy and me went with Grandma C so the big girls could get their hair fixed. They both had these silly shiny things in their hair, and I sat with Grandma C for a while just seeing how funny she looked with those things.
Then we finally came home, even though we didn't get my new glasses pieces to fix them because it would be a few more days. And we were ready to come home.
Saturday morning I went to playday at the big college, but I'll tell you about that later, maybe tomorrow, because I have other stuff I wanna tell you about my family that came to visit. In the afternoon on Saturday, Grammy and Papa, Auntie Joy, Auntie Julia, and Uncle Ryan came to see us. I haven't seen them since Thanksgiving, so it's been a while. (Except for Grammy...she was here a couple weeks ago.)
Uncle Ryan played ride the horsey with me, and it was alot of fun.
I sat on Grammy's lap for gametime.
On Sunday morning, I tried on a new dress that Auntie Rachel got me a few months ago. It's still a little big, but I liked it. I even had matching shoes with the little pink horses on them.
Sunday afternoon Grammy gave me some bean stuff that she had, and it was pretty good. Belle even wanted to get some.
We played more games in the afternoon, so I sat with Grammy again.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The nurse put me on the silly scale, and I've gotten a little bigger. 17 lbs 2.8 oz and 27.5 inches.
Sunday night Mommy and I came to Grandma and Grandpa's house to stay so that we could get my glasses fixed and stuff. Monday morning Grandma C gave me a bath, and we played and splashed. Then she got me all lotioned up by the fire where it was toasty warm.
Then I played some with my toys, but it was hard because my glasses kept falling off. There's a picture to show you how they're broken. And there's one to show you how Mommy tried to make the broken part soft so I could use them a little. But they just felt funny on my nose because they didn't fit right.
Tuesday morning we went to the doctor's office since they didn't call Mommy back on Monday. Dr. S checked me out and said I could just get my glasses fixed because they were still the right kind. (Here's Mommy's stories about Monday and Tuesday if you want big people details.)
After we saw Dr. S, we went over to the place where I got my glasses. Mr. Terry helped us again--he helped us two weeks ago when we were there because I had bent my glasses--and he is really nice. I tried to watch him do some work, but it was too high for me to see.
Then we went in the other room where the kids glasses are. There was someone sitting in my chair with me, but I didn't want to look at her.
Mr. Terry was able to fix my glasses so they would stay on while he orders new pieces for them.
Then Mommy decided maybe we should get another pair for me in case something happens again. (But she sure told me I better be a good girl!) We looked at some that were kind of cute but not very comfortable because they touched my face in alot of places. I just kept pulling them off.
So we decided to get another pair that is more like my regular ones. That way I will maybe leave them alone better, Mommy says. While Mommy and Mr. Terry were finishing up, I found someone to play with.
When we got home and had dinner, Grandma C took me to play in the bath again. She fixed my hair afterward, but I didn't let her play with it too much. I don't like my hair played with, but someday Mommy says it will be fun.
I went to bed after my bath, but I woke up in a little bit because I didn't feel good. I didn't feel good all night, so I wanted Mommy to hold me and not put me down. I got very hot and it was not fun at all. It was a very long night, Mommy said, and we didn't get much sleep. Grandma C got up and held me for a while so that Mommy could snooze a little, and I slept good on Grandma. In the morning, Mommy sneaked me into a big blanket that was cooshy and I slept for a little bit there.
She kept giving me the medicine to help me feel better, and I played a little bit. Grandma and Grandpa came home from work, and Grandma C took me on another walk because it was warm outside. Mommy and I went to bed early last night so we could make up for some sleep we didn't get the night before.
The good news is that I slept all night, and so did Mommy! Yay for us! I have been playing this morning, but I did have a little uh-oh. I fell over when I was by the fireplace, and I scratched my head on the corner. That didn't make me happy at all, but Mommy kissed it and made it all better. We're feeling pretty good today and we're going to get ready to go see Dr. R so he can look at my button. Then if we can pick up the new pieces to my glasses, we can maybe go home today! That would be really good!