A Few Things

I miss how Lucy used to refer to herself in the third person. "Lucy is going to draw a picture now." Or "Lucy doesn't like peas." It was adorable and it was shortlived (she dropped it completely by her 4th birthday) though I remember at the time wondering if she would always refer to herself in the third person, as Elmo does, for instance. Elmo will always be 3 1/2 years old. Lucky little monster. Luckier little monster parents.

We found out yesterday at our ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor's appointment that Lucy's airway is extremely narrow because of the massive size of her adenoids and tonsils. It's causing the snoring and sleep apnea that I've been worrying about, so she will have her adenoids and tonsils removed in a few weeks. I hope it improves her breathing and that she can get a better night's sleep. Poor girl has to endure another medical misfortune, yet this pales in comparison to her open-heart surgery. She'll be just fine.

Also, this week I registered her for kindergarten. *THUD* That was the sound of a young (hee!) mother fainting because her baby girl has nearly grown into a school-aged child. Where does the time go? It's rushing past me and I cannot seem to collect all the moments together to make enough memories.

Lucy at swimming class:

She's very artistic these days. Our family, including the cats:

A sunny day:

Annabel is going through a really cute phase. During circle time at Mommy & Me class she sings in a high falsetto and it cracks me up. I love her little voice. She's got an independent streak going now. Today at class I was feeding Sammy a jar of baby food and she called out that she was going to go wash her hands, and then walked into the washroom. I followed her in with the spoon and baby food in hand so that I could help, and she turned to me and said, "I all right, Mama. It's OK; you just go feed Sammy now." So much for assisting my toddler with a little handwashing! I didn't let the door hit me on the way out.

She's talking up a storm now. She has all sorts of interesting 2-year-old observations. I've drawn a blank now (see what I mean about not being able to collect all the memories?), but I'll try to start writing her musings down and post them as they come.

This is the funniest thing: she currently likes to stand in high places (chairs, stools, couches, tables, bleachers) and sing, "Look at me. I'm celery. Tall and green and crunchy!" (From Olivia.) She's such a joy!

At swimming class:

Singing the celery song:

Sammy sits now. He stays upright for a few minutes at a time, and then topples over and rolls from one end of the room to the other and back, mouthing the baby toys that he finds along the way. He also drinks from a sippy cup (and has for about a month). Wow! The girls didn't do so until at least 9 months old. He's a sweet baby. Honestly, we are lucky to have such a delightful and, dare I say it, "easy" baby for our final go around. Once he's sleeping through the night all will be perfect in babyland.


  1. Your kiddos are too cute! I had my tonsils out when I was really young and the only thing I remember from it was all the cold treats I got to eat afterwards:) I hope it all goes well. It was good to see you while you were here. Take care and give everyone a big hug from us.

  2. Linda you are a wonderful mother and have fantastic kids :) I love hearing all about them!


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