Saturday, February 26, 2011

Not really an update...but an update



Who would have known it takes this long just to get an appt. at Children's? I guess I was naive to think that we would be able to just get right in. After all, my daughter should be their first priority right?! But then I think about everyone else who needs to go there too. I think about all of the kids who are really sick and need that care right now. So waiting four days isn't really that long in the grand scheme of life. Our referral was processed and after some initial difficulty getting an appointment scheduled, the receptionist finally figured out our Ped. had sent the wrong birthdate for her. Now that this has been cleared up, we have been scheduled for Thursday, later this week, so hopefully we will have a diagnosis soon. Hopefully, it's nothing.

Today when searching for recent pictures, I realized that I have done a terrible job of snapping photos this year. Just terrible. I know I have had a busy year, but this is truly unacceptable. I need to get my camera out and start clicking away because important moments are not being captured.

I also realized I have done a terrible job of blogging this year. Just terrible. I will try and update more often because I used to write about my kids all of the time. I used to be better about keeping up with everything they were doing, thinking, and saying. This year...not so much. I'm sorry, B2!

A TRUE update:

*Baylen will turn three years old in two weeks. Just when I thought we were turning that corner of no listening, crazy behaviors, running everywhere, ignoring my every request, ornery-annoy-his-sister techniques, and lots and lots of tantrums, I feel like we are back to square one some days. I will say we have some really great days and then some really I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out days w/ him. He is still very sweet and loving and now informs his sister when he's mad that she is NOT his best friend. Even though I feel like we have had many moments of frustration with him, this child still gets me every time and melts my heart. He still "clomps" around and you can hear him wherever he is in the house and wears the nickname "Bull" proudly as he tends to bulldoze into rooms, throw toys down the stairs, slide down the stairs, throw shoes, and dance like he's having some sort of seizure. The best part? He ALWAYS dances with his eyes closed. It is super funny. :)

Bay breaks out into song nearly every day and I never know what song he's going to sing to me. Some days it's innocent like "Old McDonald Had a Farm" while other days it's a song from the radio, like tonight when he was singing "Raise Your Glass" by P!nk....or like this morning when he was singing "I like poopy butts. I like poopy pants. Poopy Poopy!" and laughing hysterically. And finally, he'll have moments of pure genius when Dj and I will look at each other and say..."Did he really just say that?!" An example of this would be last weekend when the Daytona 500 was on and cars were racing and racing around the track. He thought it was pretty cool but they were getting ready to lay down for a nap, so the volume was not up on the TV. He looked at the screen and then said, "Daddy, I want that car that number 46 car..." and low and behold...there was #46 racing along. It was so weird!

Baylen loves playing with his cars. He will make car sounds for quite sometime and has a colorful imagination. Tonight, someone was hurt, so the ambulance had to take the guy to the hospital. Mister Mister drives and drives his Cars cars (in LOVE with LIghtning McQueen EVERYTHING) all over the house...on my walls, my floors, his bed, etc. He even sleeps with at least two or three in his bed each night. Obsessed does not even begin to describe his love for Lightning McQueen and friends.

Brynn has become Miss Independent version 2.0. She now informs me how she would like me to behave or what she would like me to do or not do and there is a lot of tone in her voice. She decides what to wear now and doesn't really like me to pick things out, which I have done for a long time. She will tell me she doesn't need me and to go away. When I tell her things like, "Okay, I guess we just won't go if you are going to get upset..." her response USED to be, "Okay mommy, I'll listen!" NOW her response is: "I don't want to go anyway. I will just stay home!" because she knows that I will get upset that she's not doing what I really want her to do. Bee is figuring out things way too fast these days and all of my reverse psychology tricks are now coming back to bite me. Still obsessed with the word eyeball, Bee thinks it's the funniest thing to tell a secret and whisper that word in my ear and then just roll over laughing. It's oddly funny. She loves to dance and sing and now has informed me that when she grows up, she is going to be a cheerleader. She loves animals and has taken a special liking to Cammy, who will now sleep with her on her bed every once in awhile, which she thinks is just so cool.

Brynnie loves school and hugs all of her teachers each morning when she comes into class. Her teachers all love her...a teacher's pet in the making continues. Her pre-school teacher informed me at conferences last week that she is at the top of the class, so that's always nice to hear. Brynn had her first "girls" sleepover a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. She stayed at Elsa's house overnight and when I came to pick her up in the morning, she was bawling her eyes out b/c she didn't want to leave! :) It was too cute. Little Missy loves to play dress up and will often appear unannounced with a dance recital costume on or a princess dress. She likes to pretend and tries to get Baylen involved. Her favorite toys right now are her Pet Shops and Barbies. She also liked her AG dolls, cooking in her kitchen, and her dollhouse.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

This post made me smile!