Monday, April 14, 2008
In case you were wondering . . .
Yes, we are still alive. I've felt like I have the creativity of a flea lately, so I haven't felt much like writing. So since I don't feel very creative, here are the vital statistics.
I'm LOVING spring. Our trees are blossoming and I look outside and say a little prayer of thanks for the warm weather. I've been quite happy and content the last few weeks. It may be the warm weather, it may be that my wonderful mother came for a two-week visit, or it may be that I'm currently hyped up on anti-depressants. I don't know, but it's a great feeling.
Steve is back on the night shift on the trauma service. Every night is a new adventure in saving lives. These beautiful glasses are his most recent purchase for work. Apparently they are all the rage in the operating room. I don't even want to talk about how much they cost.
Allison has recently taken to calling me "Mother." Not "mommy," not "mom," just "mother." I don't know why, but it really gets under my skin.
We've been trying something new at our house to help Allie pick up her toys. I found the House Fairy online recently and have been trying it out. The House Fairy comes every night and checks to see if all the toys are picked up. Then she leaves a sticker on a chart we made. After Allie gets so many stickers, she then gets a prize. The jury is still out on whether or not it works, but my little girl is now fascinated by fairies.
Allie is also getting quite good at riding her little bike. She wants to wear the elbow and kneepads around the house all the time.
Lindsay is getting more mobile. She can crawl backwards, but cannot seem to move forwards. She has also perfected the banshee screech. We went to a restaurant last weekend with some friends from Steve's work and Lindsay blessed us with her full-pitched wail for a good part of the evening. I don't think his friends will be wanting children any time soon.