Monday, October 12, 2015

Donuts for Dads

Last week, MJ was invited to CC's class for a special "Donuts for Dads" breakfast. 

CC was over the bug she (and Sweet Pea) caught from Little Man. She'd been fine for 24 hours, but had been milking all the attention. 

"Can I watch a movie, Mommy? Because I'm so sick?" she asked the next morning. "I don't feel well enough to go to school."

"That's too bad," I said. "Today is Donuts for Dads, remember?"

She jumped out of bed. "I'm all better! Let me pick a fancy dress ..."

It was a medical miracle.

MJ reports that CC was the perfect little host, serving him donuts and juice, and afterwards giving him a tour of the classroom. She'd made a darling placemat with a picture of him:

"He's wearing a cape," she told me.

"What are those dots on his arms?" I asked.

"His elbows," she explained.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


For a brief two days last week, we had a break in the rain. While CC was at school, I packed a picnic lunch and took Sweet Pea and Little Man to a playground to blow off some steam. Boy, did they need it!

They ran around like maniacs, screaming and laughing. They've been playing a form of Hide and Seek lately, although it mostly just involves running really fast, screaming when they see each other, and occasionally tackling each other. Last week they told me they were playing "Football," although all they were doing was running around yelling, "I'm Notre Dame!" or "I'm Army!" Silly monkeys.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Photo Friday

Happy October from these little monsters! (They are very happy that the rain has stopped ... however temporarily.)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Down Under

Our little dinosaur had a sick day over the weekend:

He spent most of the afternoon like this, laying on his tummy on the living room floor, wearing his dinosaur tail and hat. He was quite adamant. He didn't want to eat any of the cookies we made. He didn't want to watch football. He complained of his arms and legs hurting, had a high fever, and coughed in little fits all day. Poor Little Man!

I was on the verge of bringing him to the pediatrician when he rebounded. He woke up yesterday morning acting normal. Over breakfast, I asked him if he was still sick, and he said, "No, Mommy, I'm all better now!"

Monday, October 5, 2015

Eye Appt

CC had her follow-up ophthalmology appointment last week, a 6-month checkup to see how her vision is doing without glasses. In short: just fine! It was a quick appointment (by ophthalmology standards), which means she did not have her eyes dilated. But the exam rated her vision at 20/20 in both eyes, and convinced her doctor that her astigmatism is not re-developing in the absence of glasses.

Hooray! We have an appointment in another 6 months, when CC will have her eyes dilated so the doctor can look inside and verify beyond a doubt how her vision is doing. But he's very pleased with her progress, as am I. I was also very proud of how CC behaved at the appointment: following directions very well, responding appropriately to all the questions they asked, and acting like a very big girl.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hurricane Day

While Hurricane Joaquin wreaks havoc along the coast, we are merely being deluged with rain. But after having non-stop rain for the last 2 weeks, it's hardly welcome. Once again, we are stuck indoors all weekend. Once again, we had to cancel our weekend plans. What to do with three kids cooped up indoors on a Saturday?

Make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Go to our local science museum for Dinosaur Day. Come home for PB&J lunches. Help mom make sugar cookies. Take naps. Watch a lot of football. Play with flashlights. Build a fort in the family room. 

All in all, not such a bad day. Go Irish!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Creative Sleeping Part II

I found CC in another odd sleeping position the other day: in the corner of her room.

So precious. It makes my heart hurt!