Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And it keeps coming...

Figured I'd update on Izzy so you're not all wondering... she is doing MUCH better. I feel a sick sense of dread having just typed that. The JINX is probably on its way to my house right now...

ANYWAY. She is doing better. Once she was able to start on solids, it made the formula problem less pressing. We are sort of doing a formula shuffle, so she isn't taking so much of one kind that it affects her too badly. Kind of annoying, but its workable. And the solids, well that means less dependence on formula, and so far her stomach is handling it pretty well.

Emma is still a handful. Her communication skills continue to improve, and she says some really funny things. She quotes movies, reenacts scenes and everything. Today she had her stuffed animals, using different voices, reenact the scene from Despicable Me where Gru is trying to get the girls to skip dance class to deliver cookies to Vector. It was so funny listening to her. She is also doing really well with the whole being potty trained thing. She still sometimes has accidents at night, but its few and far between. And I can only think of one occassion that she's had a daytime accident. So, you know, the JINX is coming on that account, too, I bet.

As far as the rest of life goes, things are pretty good. I can't seem to get healthy for more than a few weeks at a time. This time its been a round of horrible, horrible ear infections. And now, after injections and ear drops and oral antibiotics, it's coming back. Pretty frustrating. But I guess if that's the worst of my problems, I can't complain. (Ok, we all know I CAN complain, but I shouldn't).

Think that's about it.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Picture Happy

I got a little picture happy at the end of this post. Apologies to you picture haters, but my kids are friggen cute, so deal with it.

Anyway, life here is swell. Super hot and humid, but such is June in PA. We have actually been crazy busy keeping up with the kids and keeping them entertained. Which is good, but also tiring. Izzy is doing better, although she still likes to throw us for a loop every now and then. She's got her front two bottom teeth now, so I'm feeling slightly relieved that she's on the bottle already. I really don't have much else to post, but Mike and I are taking a little weekend getaway to DC in a couple weeks, so I'll have something of interest to talk about then. Because I know you really don't want to hear about my playdates and potty training and all that encompasses my life right now. Frankly, I don't even want to hear about it. So just ooooh and aaaah over my pictures and call it a post...

Emma eyeing up a turtle
Mike has been waiting approximately 2.5 years to do this. Emma finally obliged.

Izzy being all sad and stuff

Izzy and her tubby faux-hawk

Emma buried Izzy in pillow cushions and they both thought it was the most hilarious thing that ever happened in the history of the universe

Emma reading to Izzy

Sister Love

Emma may or may not find great joy in being a cookie monster

And Izzy may or may not find great joy in playing in her exersaucer

This is Izzy's natural hair. Several people have asked if I style it that way. The answer is no, it styles itself.

Anyone remember Bird doing this for a while? Like...years???

More Sister Love