Monthly Archives: July, 2008

Life after “the Vaseline incident.”

Look at this precious face… Same child who smeared Vaseline all over her room yesterday. Ah, but who could stay mad? Actually, I never even thought to get angry about it. It was so unlike Linlee to do something like this that I was really taken by surprise. She doesn’t like mess. She is the …

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Update

So it wasn’t baby oil that Linlee had gotten into, it was Vaseline. It was all over her dresser; all over the pajamas in her dresser; all over the walls; and all over her new, down comforter that I’d just ordered for her toddler bed. (She has slept with the pretty, pink comforter only twice.) …

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Naps (and how they are not working out)

We are really struggling with the toddler nap schedule. (The baby nap schedule worked like clockwork.) I still put Linlee down each afternoon. Sometime she sleeps; sometimes she tears her room apart. I don’t know how I can control that (the demolishing of her room, that is). You know how one has to “pick their …

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Gaining speed…

Linlee did a lot of talking this weekend while my family was here. She even said “Uncle Mike” a few times. She also spent a good amount of time in her sandbox scooping and pouring sand from bucket to bucket, etc. Linlee has always been great at looking at books, but in the past, would …

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More i-kuh-wisp!

(That’s Linlee’s word for ice cream.) We had homemade cake and ice cream for my brother’s birthday last night. Linlee preferred the ice cream, although she was still pretty suspicious at first (after all, it didn’t look like peanut butter!).

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Weekend

My parents are visiting this weekend to celebrate (belatedly) my brother’s birthday (which was on the 14th). Last night Rob and I got a date night out of the deal – whoohoo! Today has been a nice day to spend with family. Unfortunately I planned a BBQ for my brother’s birthday and it’s the first …

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My Own Baby Einstein

It’s no secret that my biggest heartache with Linlee is the fact that she’s bringing up the back of the pack with language and social skills. No mother likes to see her child fall behind all the others. However, this morning she tickled Rob and me with her genius. Linlee likes to carry around the …

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Forest Park

We were supposed to have a picnic and play date with five, adorable, Chinese children today (and their moms). But life got in the way and it turned out just to be Linlee and Rachel, which was still fun. So we went to the park and ended up at McDonalds for lunch, which suited the …

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So suspicious…

Last week I had Linlee help me make some homemade ice cream. She’s so funny, she kept saying the word “i-kuh-wisp (her odd word for ice cream), so she knew what it was, but when it came time to eat it, she wasn’t so sure (it was pretty melty)… Once she tasted it, all was …

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Eating my words…

So today we were driving along a country road on our way to speech therapy. As we passed a little farm, Linlee said from the backseat, “See cows!” Can you believe that??? I think I shrieked in delight and squealed back, “Yes Linlee, I see cows too!” I’ve never heard Linlee use the word “see” …

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