Sunday, April 22, 2012

Teeth and more

Hadley loves all riding toys, including riding around in a box.

Our little lady walks everywhere now - here she is cruising down the hall hanging onto the wall.

One of his favorite weekend morning activities - skyping.

$2 at a garage sale got us an electric guitar and maracas which = lots of noise and fun.

This girl is climbing on everything now.

We actually had to contain her in the backpack while we were cleaning so she wouldn't climb.

Then much heavier Miles needed a ride too.

The backpack is effective in containing wily 2 years old.

Hadley is at one of the most wonderful baby ages - she's funny, interactive, so smart, loves to cuddle and is super social.  As I mentioned above she climbs on everything now.  I catch her often trying to lift her little leg to boost herself up onto stuff.  She is also a cozy coupe and riding toy maniac.  She's a little unstable and small still which makes riding precarious but she's all guts and glory.  Besides all of her physical accomplishments she is communicating with us so much more.  I feel like she understands most of what we say - we'll often ask her questions and she'll nod her head yes or no appropriately.  When she's hungry now she'll also use sign language for "more," "food," and "all done."

So here's a sample conversation:
me:  Do you want some food?
hads:  (signs) "more food"
me:  Do you want cheerios?
hads:  (head nod yes)

If all that wasn't enough for one week her two bottom teeth finally have poked through.  We're so proud she's got her first two little teeth now.

Our resilient and strong girl is so amazing despite having to go into the doctor again Wednesday for what I suspected was another round of ear infections.  My suspicions were correct.  This series of ear infections started for her in November and it has been since the end of January that she's been infection free.  As her ear infections progressed so did the kinds of antibiotics she was prescribed.  On Wednesday her pediatrician said that her ears looked so bad that the only antibiotic option left was a 3-day dose of injections.  Poor baby got shots in each of her legs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  We're seeing the ENT tomorrow and may be on the road to tubes again.

Miles is a great conversationalist and often asks the hard questions - why does it rain?  why do giraffe's have horns?  why does Ruby pee in the woods?  He has been spending lots of time with his Nickolay grandparents since they returned from Texas and he skypes with his Gray grandparents weekly.  So when we mention something to him about one of the grandparents he always asks "what kind?" (meaning G & G Nickolay or G & G Gray) 

At school this week they learned all about the earth and recycling and one day he came home and this was our conversation:
M:  We saw garbage on the ground.
me:  What are you supposed to do with garbage?
M:  Throw it in the trash.
me:  How does the earth feel when there is garbage on the ground?
M:  It makes the earth cry.

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