Monthly Archives: February, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROB!

Can you believe that picture?  Rob’s eyes are actually open while at the same time, Linlee is looking at the camera and smiling!  It will probably be about two or three years before I get another shot like that. We’re actually celebrating a day early.  Rob’s birthday is tomorrow, but as he often works late …

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Daddy’s Girl

This is Linlee waiting for her daddy to come home from work.  She is a HUGE daddy’s girl.  I wasn’t growing up; I was a mommy’s girl.  So I just sort of assumed that my daughter would be a mommy’s girl also.  Nope.  The sun rises and sets for daddy.  After getting over my initial …

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Blueberries for Linlee

I think Linlee is going to turn into a big blueberry.  She is so into blueberries right now (probably because of the book Blueberries for Sal) that I can’t keep up.  She’s been eating one of those large cartons every one to two days! In other news, she appears to be going through her two …

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Burger candles?

I made Linlee a little turkey burger (on a GF bun) this evening and then got busy preparing a more elaborate version for Rob and myself.  When I next looked over at Linlee, this is what I saw: Silly girl had taken the birthday candles out of a drawer and decorated her bun (which she’s …

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On the Mend

Linlee is better today.  The fever is gone and her nose has stopped running.  Her cough still sounds nasty, though.  I kept her home from school another day.  I’d prefer to give her extra time to rest and recover to avoid a relapse. It was barely sprinkling out this afternoon, so my daughter wanted to …

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Nothing to see here.

Sorry to the grandparents, but no new pictures.  Miss Beauty is not looking her best, nor is she in the mood to have a camera pointed at her.  Her cold rages on.  Our floor looks like the bottom of a hamster cage.  Linlee will grab several tissues at once, swipe them across her nose and …

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Not again.

Oh yes, she’s sick.  We just did this!  Now I wait in dread for the cycle to begin; Linlee gets sick, mommy gets sick, Linlee regresses, mommy gets depressed, we both get better, Linlee pulls out of her regression, mommy feels happy again.  We lose a good three weeks to the whole process.  I already …

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Porta-Potty

Rob took Linlee to a park today (while I was having an afternoon out with the girls).  Linlee was intrigued by the porta-potties and wanted to try one.  So Rob opened the door to help her and then opened the lid to the potty.  Linlee quietly peered in for a moment and then said, “No, …

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Good Eating = Better Sleeping

Linlee tends to go through phases where she eats and sleeps “okay” and then other times when both are dismal.  The poor eating and sleeping usually happen together.  As both problems are common for autistic children, it wasn’t surprising.  However, it has just occurred to me that the two are connected.  Duh.  Linlee is now …

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Ice Cream Trucks

Linlee has taken to calling all trucks “ice cream trucks.”  It kind of cracks me up because I wonder if she thinks that all trucks are carrying ice cream.  (I only bought her a treat from an ice cream truck once and that was two years ago.)  I don’t know why she suddenly thinks all …

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