Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Uh oh, Closed, Dog, Walking, Mommy, More Waving, Carrot Cake"

Over the course of the 18th, 19th, and 20th.....

So, you are saying, "Uh oh" all the time now since Grandma taught you that. When we went for lunch at Milestone's you said it a couple times when you dropped your cracker a couple of times. Speaking of lunch at Milestone's, you kept dropping toys on the ground and waiting for Auntie Jen to pick them up for you.

Auntie Erica says she swears you said, "Dog" over at her house on Wednesday. She watch you even though you were sick, and now Jack has your fever and cough. You two just keep handing your illnesses back and forth and back and forth.

You will now push your activity table around walking behind it, slowly, but surely.

You signed 'Mommy' while watching the Signing Time DVD.

You wave good-bye intermittently. Yesterday you waved good-bye.

You tried carrot cake at Grandma's. You liked it a lot. This also means that you've tried coconut.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"Kisses and Hugs from my Special Bum Cheeky Monkey"

Oh yes, and I almost forgot to say, if I haven't already, that for a week or two you've been giving hugs and kisses. The kisses you've done off and on for a while, but are more consistent when I do the sign for 'kiss'. Hugs started with your potty book. At the end it says, "Then cuddle up for a big hug!" and we hug. Well, you anticipate it, and whenever I just say 'then cuddle up for a big hug' you reach for a hug and say, "ya ya ya" with me.

"Over the Tummy Virus, Now a Bad Cough, Salmon, Spoon, Words, Egg Whites"

Well, you got over that tummy virus that knocked Daddy off his feet. Everyone got it except Auntie Jen and Mommy.

Now you have this horrible cough that includes a runny nose as of yesterday. Of course, our crappy clinic down the road prescribed a puffer. We're not doing that. We're watching to make sure you don't have pneumonia because a girl from daycare has pneumonia.

I really fell off the 'food introduction boat'. Finally, I hopped back on this week. You've had salmon now and loved it, but you're still not a big fan of white fish. You've also had egg whites now, so you can have whole egg omlettes. You enjoyed your eggs two days ago.

Grandma watched you yesterday because you were too sick for daycare and Daddy wanted to take you to the doctor. Now mommy is off today because she was literally getting 'worried sick' about the possibly snowy driving conditions and your cough.

You've been copying lots of words. You like to close the bathroom door and say, "Closed", but it sounds more liked "Kroah". You like to try to copy us saying, "Cat". Grandma taught you to say, "Uh oh".

Also, you've been using a spoon. You don't scoop things up with the spoon, but I load it, you pick it up, and you put it in your mouth the right way.

Too cute!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

"Dry Skin, So Sickly, New Year's Eve, Signing Update, and Potty Training Update"

Well, it started out that you had dry skin. You had a patch or two quite some time ago. The doctor said it was from the winter. I started to wonder if it was from allergies, like to oranges.

I had been giving you diluted orange juice while you had that second really bad cold. I stopped giving you the orange juice. We started putting cortizone cream on the skin. It got better, but it's not gone yet.

You were really sick the day before yesterday. You vomited 4 times and then have had diarrhea ever since. Daddy also got sick. Dave, Ryan, Wes, and Jack did too. What we originally thought was food poisoning from Japanese New Year or from New Year's Eve instead seems to be a really bad stomach bug that Auntie Erica's parents had. Whew, it was a doozy. Dave even had to go to the hospital!

We did have a wonderful New Year's Eve. We went to Auntie Erica's. You went to bed shortly after we arrived. Like usual, at Auntie Erica's, you fell asleep like a good boy, and stayed asleep. You let us sleep in the next morning, thank goodness because we didn't get to sleep until about 3:30am.

The next day, we went to Japanese New Year at Kaela's. It was so delicious, but you stayed home with Auntie Kim and Uncle Paul.

Auntie Kim and Uncle Paul also watched you on Wednesday when I had to go get some stuff done at work.

You've had a rough, fussy, sick week.

You are starting to be more consistent with using signs. You still sign 'dirty', but that one is inconsistent. Perhaps this is because you aren't really 'dirty' as often now that you use the potty more and seem to be regulating yourself more. You sign 'water' now, 'more', and 'finished'. You've been doing these for a few weeks off and on, but they are very definite now. I can ask you if you're finished on the potty or at the high chair and you will shake your hands. Who knows if you actually know what it means, but you know when it's used. It was kind of funny at lunch today when I went to move your tray. I guess you thought I was taking it away and that we were done and you started signing 'finished'. When I moved the tray and kept it on, you got a little upset with me. Oops! Sorry!