Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jantzen Beach Carousel: O at 5 months and at 3 years

Odessa was just five months old when she first went on the Jantzen Beach Carousel. Yeah, she wasn't really into it at that age. We went again today and three-year-old Odessa LOVED IT!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Making Faces

Here is my very silly three year-old making faces/poses for the camera. What a goof!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Should have knocked on wood...

It was just last week that I was noting to myself how Odessa and I haven't been sick very much this year. Especially compared to last year, when it felt like we came down with some version of the cold/flu EVERY WEEK.

Apparently my luck ran out, or fate intervened, or whatever -- Odessa has had a fever on and off since Wednesday (up to 103). Saturday I noticed spots on her face and chest. Today the spots spread to the rest of her. As seems to be the case with kids, once the Tylenol or ibuprofen kicks in they are back to their hyper-monkey selves so I really wasn't sure that she had something going on until Friday. So we stayed home, I got bored and depressed. I don't do well with the lack of structure. And, lets just face it, taking care of a sick kid is really hard work. Then the spots--I have no idea what they are. It'll be up to the pediatrician to figure that out tomorrow.

And because having one ill person in a family is never enough, today I spent twelve hours with the worst stomach pain I have had--maybe ever. The pain was on par with childbirth at times, and I was wishing I had access to an epidural.

Now that the pain has receded, I am left with a post-pain 'high' (in the form of insomnia.) But I am so grateful to be feeling better! And then also nervous the pain will return.

Odessa is the sweetest little girl a mommy could ask for. She spent a couple hours this evening with Auntie Kiki, Grandma, and Grandpa so that I could rest and Larry could do all the fetching. When she came home, she ran into my room, crawled into bed with me, and proceeded to stroke my hair and give me kisses. Then when I had to change position, I could feel her little, baby hands stroking my back. What a sweet, empathetic little love-noodle. But, true to three year-old fashion, our love fest ended when she began jumping on the bed making me fearful for my cramping stomach. So I moved to the living room.

Hoping that tomorrow is better.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cowgirl Odessa

Odessa's school brings in ponys once a year for the kids to ride, and to get photos taken with. Here is the 2009 Pony Picture taken about two months ago. I have one from 2008 too, but I just now realized that it never got scanned. One more thing for Larry's "to-do" list.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Bridge

A beautiful summer's evening spent eating dinner and playing in the park

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Three Years Ago

Three years ago today, my life changed in a most dramatic and amazing way. Thank you world for giving me my daughter -- I can't imagine life without her.