So…this time it’s been two months since I last wrote. Don’t even have many specifics to share with you. I feel like Harper has been sick quite a lot. About two weeks ago, after a diagnosis of hand, foot, mouth, Dr. asked if Harper had had the three day measles. I reminded her that’s what she thought Harper had two visits ago, yet she never broke out in the rash Dr. said to look for. The dr. nodded and reassured me that she thought Harper had now had all the most common childhood illnesses. Okay…kind of a rough year, but her immunity should now be built up. Sigh of relief.
Two weeks later, last Wednesday, I get a call from daycare that Harper had an injury they wanted me to come take a look at. That call was worse than the fever calls I had grown accustomed to. Luckily it was an institute day, so I was pretty much able to just take off. Harper had tripped into a chair and bit through her bottom lip. By the time I got there (about 10 minutes after it happened), it had nearly stopped bleeding. I was able to get her in to see the dr who said it looked like a pretty clean cut, so no stitches or glue needed, just some preventative antibiotics. It really never slowed her down much, and it’s been healing nicely. I don’t even think she’ll have a scar! The downside is that she had an allergic reaction to this antibiotic (the pharmacist warned me 6% of people allergic to penicillin do) so we were back to the dr. again.
Both girls are continuing to amaze me with their growth. Harper’s has been more language related. It continues to crack me up with surprise when she says new words for the first time, which seems to be a nearly daily basis. Over the weekend, we went in to school so Ed could help me copy all my computer documents onto a flash drive. Ella of course needed to use the restroom, which is at the opposite end of my hall. On the way back, Ella had gotten considerably ahead of Harper and me, so I picked up Harper, and I swear when I did so, she told me to run! So I did, and she giggled all the way down the hall!
Ella is getting so independent and helpful! Yesterday morning Harper and I were getting dressed upstairs while Ella was downstairs watching TV. I threw Ella’s clothes down, and she got herself dressed all by herself! When we left to pick up some groceries, Ella noticed we had left all the balls out in the yard earlier. I asked if she could get them picked up while I was buckling Harper into her seat. And she did!!
She’s been saying some funny/sweet things too. We drove by our old house, and I expressed sadness that my cone flowers and black eyed susans were gone. ”That’s okay, Mommy,” she said, “You can plant more when we live there again.” Yesterday she was talking about rainbows; “I love rainbows…they fill my heart with beautiful colors.” Aww…my sweet girl.
And this: Ella noticed there was a hole in the screen in one of the windows and asked Ed what happened. He said one of the boys who used to live here probably did it. Later Ella asked Ed to read her a book…the cover got torn off over a year ago, but she really likes the story, so we’ve kept it. She asked Ed what happened to the cover. He answered that she probably ripped it on accident. ”No,” she replied, “I think it was the boys who used to live here.”
We’ve been trying to spend some time outside with this nice spring/summer weather. The girls and I planted some flowers and Ella loves to help water. We go for lots of walks and are loving having the swing set in the back yard. We’ve even been to the pool a few times too. Looking forward to doing a lot more of that now that we are on summer break!!
And hopefully with summer here, I’ll get back on track with more regular updates!!