Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A growing girl

I just returned from Fiona's 18 month well-child visit at our clinic. It was a grueling appointment filled with a lot of crying and "Noonoonooo! Momma!!". Fiona such a smart cookie--she knew the minute our pediatrician walked in what was going to happen next. Thank GOD there were no shots today.

Here are her stats:

Weight: 23lbs 3oz (finally made it to the 40th percentile)
Height: 32 3/4 inches (80th percentile)
Head: 19 inches (90th percentile)

She still has her cold and one of her ears was slightly infected, so I got a prescription for an antibiotic to fill if she gets worse. The poor baby also has thrush AND mouth ulcers! My poor sweet, cranky baby.

It has been a long, long week already. I'll post some pictures when I get a moment.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Where did that come from?

Fiona has another cold. A random, late summer cold that came out of nowhere.

It started with sneezing last evening and quickly progressed to stuffiness, coughing, and a sleepless night for all involved.

The worst part is that Jim left this morning for a business trip and left beyond tired. My Mom is staying with us to help out--what a blessing that turned out to be!

My poor little angel still has her good spirits despite feeling miserable. She managed to laugh at Casey once this morning and crack a big smile when her TV crush Diego came on.

I just put her down for a nap with the old school Vicks steam pouring out of our humidifier. It made me think of how horrible it feels to have a cold, I cannot imagine what it feels like when you are a toddler.

Send healing thoughts our way, readers! And a few sleeping vibes for tonight couldn't hurt for this tired Momma.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Happy 30th Birthday, Jim!

Since this is the Boldischar Family Blog, I want to dedicate this post to my sweet husband, Jim.



Happy 30th Birthday, JIM!!!




Here is a gorgeous picture Jim's Mom Kathy sent him today. It was taken when Jim was just three days old. What a beautiful Momma and adorable baby!


Happy Birthday to the best guy I know!
I love you, babe.

Friday, September 21, 2007

What a kid!

Allow me one moment to sing the praises of our sweet daughter. Just one moment:

Fiona was cranky this morning. She woke up and NEEDED everything. She needed to be held, needed her milk, needed to not have her diaper changed, needed to watch Dora the Explorer, needed to play with dangerous forks/knifes/bottles of medicine. She also needed to crank at me for not helping her with these things.

The girl need to get out of the house. Clearly.

Off we went after breakfast to the Mall. Go figure. We got there early and headed straight for Caribou Coffee (um, hello? Doesn't Momma NEED something, too?). Next stop: the blessed indoor soft play area.

Let's talk about that place for a quick second, ok? You have already read Jim's impression of it and even seen a few pictures. I have yet to speak on the topic. While I enjoy the fact that there is somewhere fun for Fiona to play during bad weather, I am starting to hate the whole Mommy center. The play area is encircled with one huge bench where Mommies go to chat on the cell phone, read a book, drink coffee (hey, lay off me man), do their makeup (seriously?), and chat loudly with another Mommy. This is all done while ignorning their hyper children who run around creating havoc and screaming like animals.

I digress. My sweet daughter was so well behaved for the whole hour she played. She had fun, met a few friends, and never acted naughty. She even helped a younger kid up a few stairs! I was getting a little nervous about having to tell her it was time to go home, when she came up to me and said "Hi Momma. Park...." and did the sign for all done. I was taken aback and said "are you all done with the park?" and she nodded. Wow. That deserved a huge kiss, a cold drink, and a snack cup full of cheerios.

What a kid!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Picture hiatus

Believe it or not, we had more than a week in Fiona's life that was not documented! Shocking, I know, but it is the truth. I quickly took a few pictures of the Missus this morning to prove that we have a silly toddler and that our camera still works.

Here they are:
Its early, but a girl still needs to apply lipstick and wear some jewerly:

Trying on Mommy's Crocs:
And showing off her major crush on Diego:
Jim promises to get a post up here soon. I've heard that creativity takes a little longer when you are reaching an old age. 30 in 3 days!
(Love you, Babe!)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Every day there is something new!

That is the deal with toddlers. Every day they show you what a wonderful sponge they have for a brain. Fiona has increased her vocabulary so much over these past few weeks, for example. She will hear a word or phrase once and repeat it back to you. Amazing! Here are some favorites:

-good girl
- oh wow!
- sssshhhhh
- car
- pen
- water

She is also starting to put two words together. For example, tonight Jim was out for a work dinner and I was scrambling to get my nightly tasks done (clean the kitchen, put away the laundry, other stimulating things) AND get Fiona ready for bed. Well, I was apparantly taking too long so she ran over to me and said "Baby. Water" meaning bath. I said "In a minute, sweetie". Then she ran back over to me and pointed to her crib and said "Ssssh, Baby". I got the message loud and clear and started the bedtime routine.

What a kid!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The sincerest form of flattery

Well, consider yourself privileged. You, dear blog reader, are witnessing our first ever video posting. Very high tech, I know. I'm surprised that I haven't seen a video clip on any of our friends' blogs yet. Especially that one blog that is very COOL, if you know what I mean. Never mind, we don't shy away from being trailblazers. I'm sure after everyone sees this posting they'll be putting video clips on all of theirs.

Speaking of clips, this is what I saw Fiona doing today. Neither Wendy nor I had seen her climb these chairs, so that by itself was interesting. But then she imitated what, unfortunately, she sees Mom and Dad do at the dinner table. Not always, mind you, but often enough that she imitated us.

video


Needless to say, we will no longer allow 'reading' at the dinner table...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hot House!

No, thats not what I am running as a side job.


That is what we have today: a hot house. We had a scheduled two hour power outage in our town today that turned into more than four hours. Fiona and I fled to the mall, the chiropractor, and eventually to my Mom's cool house. When we returned the power was back on, but a 90 degree day without AC left our house at 86 degrees. Ick!

Here are a couple of pictures of our lovely daughter attempting to stay cool. She is stripped down to a diaper and drinking cold water--but found time to watch her favorite friends The Wiggles.

Not too hot to dance:





Ok, lets just take a breather:


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Yard Helper

Sorry we have been behind on posting lately. I have been working a lot of night shifts and Jim has been busy getting the yard ready for fall. Luckily, this year he has a helper. Fiona loves to be outside and loves even more to run around the yard helping Jim.

Here they are with the hose:

(Notice my child's low riding shorts. No, thats not on purpose. The girl is just skinny!)



Fiona pruning the bushes:



Fiona mowing the lawn, something her mother refuses to do:



I just like this picture: