Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Violet Verbatim

Violet's latest phase is when I ask her not to do something, she asks "What will happen if I [fill-in-the-blank]? This is sometimes an easy answer and sometimes it's hard, but I think it's interesting that she wants to know about consequences. Maybe so she can weigh if it's worth it to follow through anyway....

Infections: 4, Raudabaugh's: 0.

Took both girls to the doctor this week after our trip to FL where both had nasty coughs and runny noses the entire time. Turns out Vivian has two ear infections. Violet has a sinus infection and ring worm. Antibiotics for all!

Tomorrow we take Violet to an ENT specialist to discuss having her Adenoids removed. I'm hoping that might be the answer to her chronic congestion.

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Words

Vivian has added a couple of new words: yeth = yes and bavo = bravo. She says lots of other things we just can't understand what they are.

Violet Verbatim

Violet while eating fried shrimp and hush puppies: "Hey Mom, do you want to try a hush dog?"

Violet is 3!

Three years ago our lives were forever changed when Violet Marie came into the world. She's an amazing little girl and we are always so proud of her. Three is an interesting age, still very dependent but finding lots of little ways to remind us that is about to change. "I can do it" is something we hear a lot, and the cool thing is she can do it. I'm retraining myself to stand back and let her try things on her own, it's hard for me to watch her frustrated or fail at something, or fall down and bump herself but I know it's my job as her parent to not always swoop in. It's just really hard to do it.

We celebrated Violet's third birthday in a big way! We spent last week in the Florida Keys with the Robillard/Armstrong/Cook families and had a great week watching the cousins play. We celebrated Owen turning 1, Violet turning 3 and Uncle Andy turning 35! We played at the playground, swam in the ocean, visited dolphins, went on a boat ride, ate and ate and ate, went to bed late, slept poorly, and missed a lot of naps.

We returned home Saturday night and Sunday was Violet's actual birthday. We planned to celebrate low-key just us so we could recover from the trip and get ready for the week. In the morning Violet opened her gifts - a purple "Violet Flyer" tricycle and her very own umbrella. Both were a hit. While we were practicing riding her bike all the neighborhood friends joined us and it turned into an impromptu party. I love to have them all here and the girls do too.

For dinner Violet requested letter soup and fish, and purple cupcakes. It was a great day.

Happy birthday Violet (aka "I like purple because I am purple")!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Croup. Oh Poop!

Vivian woke up from her nap yesterday with labored breathing, wheezing/husky voice, and a cough that sounded like a bark, plus a high fever. After a LONG night we made it to the doctor's and she was diagnosed with Croup. Croup is a nasty virus that causes inflammation in the airway. Since it's a virus nothing will help except time and lots of TLC. Doctor said we should expect another bad night tonight.

It's also very contagious so no more Super Bowl party plans for us. We're in quarantine. :(

Milestone: Vivian's First Words

At 14 months Vivian says these words:
  1. Mamma
  2. Dadda
  3. Nanna
  4. Jagger
  5. Ba = Ball
  6. Bubble
  7. Purple
  8. Banana