Saturday, April 25, 2009
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Thursday she enjoyed a fun day with her Nene and Poppy at the zoo! She really likes animals, so she was excited to see them all. Unfortunately they had bad luck, with several exhibits closed, and many of the animals sleeping. I honestly think Nene and Poppy were more upset than she was. She just enjoyed the outing and the special treats that they gave her at the zoo (a shared ice cream cone with Poppy and an entire box of animal crackers for herself)! It was so cute because when she came home I asked her what she saw, and she said in her sweet little voice "awligadoors" and then squealed. She is talking more and more, and is a happier child now that she can express herself more easily.
Friday we painted her first batch of Easter eggs with Nene and Poppy. Since she is known to be clumsy (and I am anal about dirty clothes), we stripped her down to her diaper for the experience. I am thankful we did too, because Daddy and Nene got stains on their hands and shirts from the dye. Bennett loved dipping the eggs, but of course wanted complete control over them all, so there was no creative dyework like Steve was hoping. But that is okay, it is about the kids, right? She also got to open her Easter basket from Nene and Poppy (since they were
leaving to go to Brian and Shannon's for the rest of the weekend). She was ecstatic to see more candy and then her first washable markers. She loves to color, so she immediately wanted to break in her new coloring books. Thankfully she is somewhat obsessive-compulsive, so when we told her to put the caps on the markers after she used them, she agreed. She opens one up, colors with it, and quickly puts the cap on it before using the next marker (I love it!).
Saturday, we did another Easter egg hunt in Mountain Brook. It was a chilly morning, but we thought it would be a fun way to spend 30 minutes. Thankfully they let the 3 and under crowd get a headstart because they allowed children up to age 10 to find the eggs (more like grab them up and knock every unstable toddler to the ground in the process). I thought she would really enjoy it again since she had done it once before, but the Easter bunny was there and she was very cautious around him, constantly keeping an eye on his whereabouts (as seen in this photo). She is just petrified of him, and didn't want him near her. She doesn't cry when she sees him, she just likes to admire him from afar. After her afternoon nap, her cousins Maria, Sara and John Michael, came over to help her hunt for more Easter eggs in our backyard. She had a good time running around, and had an even
Saturday, April 11, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Our little girl had to have her finger pricked to get her white blood count to determine whether or not she had pneumonia. Fortunately she does not...only another bad cold. Though she isn't quite herself, and she is a little pathetic at times, a sucker always puts a smile on her face!