Yesterday I had to stop at the store after picking the kids up from school. Mallory had fallen asleep in the car on the way and I was sure she would have woken up the second I took her out. Nope. Meanwhile Pierce is wanting to ride in the cart that has the car in front of it...you know the ones that are like 10 feet long and hard to steer? So I put him in, Im carrying Mallory (she is sure to wake up in a few right?) and use my other arm to push that darn cart in. 5 minutes later she is still asleep and getting very heavy in her snowsuit. Sooo, I thought about it for about 2 seconds and proceeded to put her on her back in the seat part of the cart where you would normally SIT a child. She fit perfectly head to toe and actually looked pretty comfortable since she was still all bundled up. I got some strange looks which I could have cared less about. She slept the entire time and did not wake up till I went to put her back in the car. I never in a million years would have done that to Pierce when he was a baby. So I guess maybe I have chilled out just a little.
Let me paint a picture of a night in our house. For the past week or so Joe and I have had the pleasure of a middle of the night visitor. It is not enough that we share our bed with the crankiest poodle on earth, but now we also share it with Pierce for part of the night. Never has a king sized bed seemed so small. We can hear him coming before he even gets out of his room...his feet fly across the floor and he is not at all quiet about opening his door or ours. He announces that he is "here to snuggle" and climbs on up. It is nice for about 10 minutes. Then the tossing and turning and sleeping sideways and arms and legs everywhere begins. On really special nights (not every night thank goodness) this commotion will wake up Lola downstairs in her cage who God forbid thinks that she is missing something. So we have to listen to her bark for about 10 more minutes until she settles back down. Fast forward about an hour and Her Majesty wakes up for her middle of the night bottle that she cannot seem to live without. The next thing you know it is 5AM and time to get up!! This morning I told Pierce that he really needs to start staying in his bed at night and his reply..."But I like to snuggle" You know what.....I guess I would not have it any other way.
Pierce and I went out to play in the snow for a little bit this afternoon. We borrowed our neighbor''s sled and spent some time riding in the yard. He laughed his head off. He mostly ate the snow but he did try and make a few snow angels. I think he would have stayed out for hours if I would have let him.
So I tried to put Mallory through crawling boot camp just now. I wish I could at least grade her an E for Effort but I dont even think I can give her that. I have her on her belly....with a toy she likes just out of her reach. Does she try and go for it....no. Instead she crabs about it for a little bit, then puts her head down on her arms like the effort is just too much. This goes on for a good five minutes. I wish I had the video camera out it was that funny. She then manages to roll about 5 feet out of her way, in the other direction just to turn herself around and roll back so that she can grab it. Cheater. The look she then proceded to give me was like...."take that" Im thinking that my friend Jess''s baby will crawl before Mallory. And that baby has not even been born yet.
So, which will come first? The first tooth, or crawling....I added a poll under one of her pictures so that you can vote!
CAN''T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS?? SURE YOU CAN!
I''m attaching a link in this post about my grandpa who lives in Heath. He has recently enrolled in courses at COTC to get his degree in engineering. I think that is awesome! We are so proud of you Grandpa! Now make sure you are not partying too much at college and you study hard!! To read his story click on (or paste in your address bar)
If you scroll down to the other sites to visit sectiom of this page there is a link for Blooming Bows. This is one of my favorite places to get Mallory''s bows from. She has been selected as one of their two featured kids for this month! Yeah! If you clink on the link it will take you to their website. On the left hand side is their photo gallery. Click on that and you cant miss the HUGE picture of Mallory in the white bow. There is also a smaller picture of her that was added to their gallery from when she was in her OSU cheerleader outfit. We also scored a free bow out of her being selected! Yeah!
No, not me or Joe...though that would be nice. Pierce''s class is learning all about hibernation right now. He will tell me all about how the bears sleep in caves while it is snowing and that they wake up when it gets warm again. Today to go along with the hibernation theme the kids all got to wear their pajamas to school and bring in their teddy bear So Pierce went to school today all comfy with his little boo bear. Im kind of jealous!
We have been down this road before that is for sure. For about 6 weeks now Mallory has been fighting bronchitis/brochiolitis, chest congestion and just flat out yuckiness. She had a follow up appointment today with our pediatrician (who we love) and she is being put on the granular version of Singulair which is what Pierce takes for asthma. We knew before she was even born that there was a good chance that she would have asthma like her brother but it is hard to diagnose until you can see a difference between colds and asthma issues. Hopefully this will help clear her up. Pierce has been his same self....the kid who switches back and forth between totally sweet and totally rotten. Last night we were on the couch snuggling and he tells me "I love you mommy, you are the BEST. You are SO beautiful" Are you kidding me?? He is such a charmer at 3 that Im really scared for the high school version of him!