Tuesday, May 27, 2008
He mopped to his hearts content until he couldn't any longer.... and then he mopped again.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Jojo was standing up holding on to the couch, and Katie was standing holding on to a wooden chair. Both their backs were against mine, leaning on me, using me to balance. But shortly after, Katie came tumbling back. I picked her up and saw blood in her mouth. She was crying, my sleeve was covered with blood, Jojo was crying because I had left her. It was insane!
When I finally got Katie's bleeding to stop, I saw that the frenelum (the connective tissue in the middle of the upper front teeth that connects the gum to the upper lip) was torn. I wasn't too terribly worried about it, but I thought I should call the pediatrician anyway. I don't want Katie to end up with a lisp or something worse because of it! The nurse took an hour to call me back and said this had just happened to her 3 year old son and everything should just be fine. I proceeded to describe the length of the cut and that I thought it looked deep. She then asked me if I thought she needed stitches. Um. Yeah, Ok. I'm not a doctor! Instead of answering, I kept on describing the cut. She told me to go ahead and bring Katie in.
The doctor took all of 1 minute to look at Katie's gum and said she'll be alright and sent us home.
Grrrr!! I knew that Katie would be OK, but I wasn't about to ignore a health professional. I just wanted to hear the nurse say "yeah, nothing to worry about". But in the middle of telling me that, she decided to call us in!
Interestingly enough, big brother's first bloody episode was 1 week before his 1st birthday. The twins are going to be a year old in 2 weeks.
Monday, May 19, 2008
The girls have started to want and take each other's toys. Though Jojo is crying in this video, don't feel sorry for her because she can handle herself. Sometimes they play intercept all over the living room floor trying to what the other has.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I told my son that instead of yelling and being mad at each other, we should just love and hug each other.
Shortly after our conversation, we had an opportunity to test my theory. Matty wasn't listening to whatever I was saying and I was about to pop a vein. He stopped, looked at me, and ran toward me. "Let's hug each other, Mommy!" Not one to reject my son's need for affection, I complied.
With a smile on my face, I went from 60 to zero (well, maybe not zero, more like 15) in 3 seconds flat.
Now the problem is that the power has gone to the boy's head. When we got to warning #2 last night at the store, he used it to wipe the slate clean. Hmmmm.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Me: (trying to stimulate my brain by singing) A-B-C-D-E-F-G, how I wonder where you are, Q-R-S ...
Matty: Mommy, there is no ABC in the sky!
Me: There isn't?
Me: Are you sure?
Matty: I'm not sure!
Me: You're not?
Matty: I don't think so.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
It didn't take long before big brother joined in on the fun of crawling on all fours. He taught her the finer points of crawling by crawling under the table, the chair, the high-chairs. In the meantime, Jojo was all alone in the livingroom. She was content to just play by herself sitting up, until Daddy took her to the kitchen to join in the fun. She was a lot more restrained than Katie. She took in the new surrounding and took her time exploring one thing before moving on to the next.
With all these bodies on the floor, it wasn't long before there were casualties. Big brother slipped and somehow ended up with a busted lip, but the popsicle quieted him instantly. And then there was Katie, who was enjoying holding pulling up, but have yet to work out how to get her legs under her, so she ended up hitting her mouth as well.
It was a "free for all" morning, and I think it went quite well.
By the way, don't be thinking, "My, she's let her self go. Just look at those hairy legs!" Those are not mine. I swear!