Saturday, January 12, 2013

What A Week!!!

I have had one of "those" weeks where the most random things could go wrong....and did!  It wasn't the worst week ever but it definitely was not smooth.

It started out Sunday, I fell in the cafe at church.  It was not wet, just slick and my dress shoes could not keep me up.  I came crashing down on my knees and caught myself with my arms.  By the end of the day I felt like I had been in a carwreck.  Monday I felt even worse and by the end of the day my knees were bruised and swollen and just ugly.  Since I was so damaged, I cancelled my Turbo Kick class for Tuesday and took some extra rest days. 

By Wednesday, my knees still hurt but starting feeling better.  I was taking a road trip with my grandma to Hobby Lobby, got a block away from my house and one of my back teeth broke off.  What the heck?!?!  I was eating a rice cake, not a rock!  I called the dentist and could get in Friday so we kept going on our trip.

Then migraine Thursday hit.  I was getting back into the swing of things, started making dinner and it started with my vision.  Flashing lights, cannot see what I am doing.  Once the vision starts acting funny, I have to lay down.  I could be preparing dinner for the queen and it wouldn't matter, my day is done.  I finished preparing the turkey enchiladas and left the rest for Greg.  The stove wouldn't work, the oven wouldn't work.  I really didn't care, I was done for the day!  Thankfully I have an awesome neighbor who baked our dinner and brought it back home.  Strangely enough, the stove worked perfect the next day. 

After about 11 hours of sleep I woke up Friday feeling incredibly hung over.  I made it to the dentist who was able to fix my tooth without pulling the entire thing out!  I got lots of rest in the afternoon and began feeling better.

I woke up today with what ended up being a horrible sinus infection.  After finally deciding to go to the walk in clinic, I now have medicine and hoping I am on the mend.  Next week has to be better!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snowy Days

Last weekend we had alot of snow that has hung around all week.  Greg took the big girls out this weekend to play while Claire and I stayed in and made hot chocolate.  Makayla and Hannah have taken every opportunity when going to the car to throw snowballs at eachother.  They love it!

With stir crazy girls and a bored mom, we all bundled up to go play in the snow.  It lasted about half an hour but just enough to break up the day!

Claire loved the snow, last year she slept when I took her out with the girls.  This year she walked around, ate dirty ice chunks and any snow clump she could find she stuck in her mouth.
Hannah could probably outlast anyone in the snow. She does not seem affected at all by the cold and was busy making her ice town in the backyard.
Makayla loves the idea of playing in the snow but when she is done, she is done. It was like that when she was younger. She would play, play, play then just have a breakdown from being too cold. That's how we knew she was done.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello Toddler Time

I am not sure exactly when a baby becomes a toddler but I am 100% certain that Claire is officially a toddler.  When she turned 1, she was still such a baby!  She didn't walk, or even try, until after 14 months.  She nursed until almost 16 months, she was just "my baby." 

I am not certain if I have amnesia from the big girls toddler time or if Claire is just different but I was not prepared for my little nugget to become such a handful!!  I honestly do not remember going through half of these things with Makayla and Hannah.  I know there were many times I called my grandma and said "I cannot do this!" but this side of fence I remember it all rosy.  Don't get me wrong, I would trade this craziness for NOTHING.  I know what it is like living without these milestones and just wishing I could have my baby terrorizing my house, so for all of this.....I am grateful!

With that being said, here is a small list of the things my 17 month old has decided to start doing that leaves me wondering how I did it with 2 just 12.5 months apart.  I know I survived it and feel that I did a good job with Makayla and Hannah and I know that I will get through it all just fine again.  So here goes my list of daily fun:

  • As we speak, she is eating a candy cane through the wrapper
  • When I tell her no, she has a massive fit that I am forced to just walk away from
  • Every cabinet, every drawer, everything in reach is fair game to be unloaded!
  • She draws on absolutely everything with any writing object she can find
  • Food in bowls in automatically dumped, then eaten off the floor
  • If a cup is left within reach, the drink is poured all over her and the floor and then played in
  • Some clothes she can take off!  Then cries until I put it back on, then she takes it off again!
The list goes on, life is never dull and I love it.  I just try to soak it all in, be thankful and remind myself that the next stage might not be as humorous or easy to deal with.  I'll do a quick list of the things I love about my baby girl growing up (*tear*tear*)

  • She has started saying words, at least I know what she is saying :)
  • Baby dancing!  She was a late bloomer on this, she makes a wide stance then shakes her booty
  • She understands most things I say and will follow commands
  • She knows sign language, a whole 2 signs but it's so stinking cute!
  • She loves to sit on the potty but has only actually peed on it once
  • She laughs at everything and thinks I am soooo funny (because I am)
  • She can play with toys the right way, not just haul them around
  • She tries to mimic everything I do, love watching her try to put on makeup
  • She loves clothes and accessories
  • She attempts to do somersaults to copy her big sisters flying all over the house
I'm sure there are 10 million things I love that I am leaving off this list.  Claire is so fun and funny and I cannot imagine our life without this silly little ball of sunshine!