IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING CHILDREN, BE AWARE. THE TINY FINGERPRINTS THAT SHOW UP ON ALMOST EVERY NEWLY CLEANED SURFACE, THE TOYS SCATTERED AROUND THE HOUSE, THE PILES AND PILES OF LAUNDRY LYING AROUND TO BE TACKLED, WILL DISAPPEAR ALL TOO SOON. AND, YOU WILL, TO YOUR SURPRISE, MISS THEM PROFOUNDLY. THOMAS S. MONSON

Monday, October 20, 2008

Week LONG Birthday!

What the heck! It was a hectic week last week. I was watching my friends son Ryan for... 4 days. We did lots of fun things together, so that by the time he left us, even HE was sad to go! After he left, Nora asked me all day long... "Ry ry?" I would tell her, "He's not here anymore". Nora, "Oh... at home?" Me, "Yeah, at home." Nora, "Oh... in bed?" We had this same conversation about 10 times in one day. Talking is OVERRATED! So about our week...

Monday:
For FHE we have a campfire, and roasted marshmallows, and talked about being a good example to others. Ryan was so super. He taught Nora how to roast mallows. He also learned that when we do something wrong, Nora will probably do it too, but when we do something right, she will also do it too. It was so fun to have a big kid that actually understands what we are talking about most of the time. Here are some highlights of our evening!

2 great listeners, listening to a lesson...





Lulu was even able to make an appearance, and let me tell you, Nora can't get to her Lulu fast enough!!!



Tuesday:
This was a hard day. Ry started to get a little homesick, and so we planned a fun day of BOWLING! It was fun, and got his little mind off of things for a while. We went with a friend and her little boys, and I am pretty sure that if we just gave them the big ball to play with, that would have been plenty of enough fun.

Someone learned really well about being a good example and sharing, and having a good attitude.
Someone else did not!






Wednesday daytime:
Actually Nora's birthday. She got a phone call from Ford Motor Company Choir! And they sang Happy Birthday to her. Led by her papa. It is a good thing the company doesn't depend on their choir for success. It would be failing even more then they are now! It was a really sweet gesture, and she really loved it. A friend invited us over for a birthday lunch! It was so fun, and cute. We loved it.


Nora insists on wearing these shoes everywhere we go. They are very cute, and I love them, however, very rarely do they match anything. So on her birthday, I figured I should let her wear them. This is not good... I heard that girls go through this phase where they get to pick out what they wear, I just didn't think it would happen this soon.

Wednesday Evening:
We went to the traditional Red Robin for dinner. Red Robin is Ryan's favorite place to eat. So it was great for all of us. Ky and Alie came too, and Marley! That is where Nora got her favorite birthday present.
She also got her favorite appetizer:
And her own personal rock band:
And her very own Sundae:


Wednesday night:
Our thought was to RID the Binky. She had her new princess dolls, and we thought that we would make a deal, if she put the Binky in the princess box, then she could sleep with all the princesses. So... like normal, we put her to bed (minus the Binky, plus 7 princesses. By 10:30pm, I COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!! Joel went in her room, and handed her the box. She gladly handed over the princesses in exchange for her old best friend... the Bink!



Thursday:

Dr. VISIT DAY! This was a day that I was not looking forward to. Two shots were coming, and I didn't have my baby daddy to hold her down. For the first time, I had to do it myself. All week long we had been talking about the Dr. visit, because the last time we talked about the doc. it was for her dad, and she remembered she cried at the Dr. the last time. So we were talking it up, and how, doctors make us feel better, and are nice, and help us... so when we went in, she was confident! Cool! Calm! Collected! I was a wreck! She walked up on the scale, moment of truth, 21.5lbs! Woo hoo!!! Over 20! She had her head, and height measured! Was in love with the nurse, and her cool glasses! Then our favorite Dr. Madison came in. She told us that Nora is in the 3rd percentile for her weight! 30th percentile for her height, and 8th for her head size. So she continues along her own little curve! Overall, her little test was great. She takes after her mom, so she is super smart for her age! (hehe) She was below average in the problem solving area... probably because I always solve all her problems for her. Starting today, I am going to be better at that! After our nice and social visit with the GREATEST PEDIATRICIAN of all times... we said adios! (A sad adios! We are switching insurance companies at the first of the year for better prenatal coverage. Two years ago, we switched insurance companies just so that we could see this doctor, now that Nora is 2, and won't have to go back till the is 4, we can switch again, and pray, that she will have no reason to see the doctor until then.) Then those dang shots came! It was awful, I won't lie... I didn't cry, but it was bad. I think the older the kids are, the harder it is. She was crying, and crying. Of course it didn't hurt anymore, but she was sooo mad! Oooh... was she mad! I have made her mad before, but never has she been that mad! She wouldn't let me put her pants back on her, and she wouldn't stop crying. So we left the office, with my screaming , half dressed baby. Next time you see a baby, half dressed, you may be inclined to think, "that poor child, why doesn't that mother put some clothes on it!" Just keep in mind, that we should never judge any mother, and how she does or does not dress her child. There is probably a good explanation behind it, and that day it was SHOTS!


Saturday night:

We had family over for dinner. It is always great to get together with Joels dad. Unfortunetaly, my camera dies after only one picture. BUGGER!


I am glad last week is over. We have 7 Halloween events planned between now, and Halloween. Last year, I made sure Nora had a different costume for each event, and this year, I am too tired to care! How horrible I know! Maybe I can come up with more, but no promises!

2 comments:

Julie Barb said...

Holy mega-post! That's too much info for me to comprehend to comment on:) hehe...sounds like a great week!

Kevin Davis said...

Man - my kid sure is cute!