Saturday, July 21, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Rachel and I were hugging and she was giving me kisses (I was trying to give her kisses, too, but she was saying "No, Mommy, just let me kiss."). Then she said:
"I love my Mommy very-much-why-is-your-nose-so-cold?" speeding up as she went along, as if it were all one thought that belonged together. I love how her brain works :)
> Lori at 12:15 PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
For all of Rachel's life, there have been times when she has woken up, just crying miserably. Completely unconsolable. Crying hysterically. She won't tell us what's wrong, and when younger, couldn't. Won't wake up fully. You try to hold her and she just squirms and wiggles. She acts like she wants to be comfortable, but can't.
Diaper? Tummy? Bad Dream?
Every time, it finally dawns on us. Maybe she's just hungry. Get her a little food and bam! She comes back to life, immediately calms down, wakes up and is her normal self. It's such a weird reaction and I can't figure out why after three years we don't pick up on it right away.
I guess it's because it seems like it can happen at just about any time, even just a few hours after having had a good sized dinner.
(On the other hand, maybe writing about it here will cement it more firmly in my brain and we'll have better luck diagnosing it quickly in the future.)
> James Lamb / tvjames at 9:39 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
CSPC.GOV -- More low-priced Chinese manufactured jewelry sold at discount stores has been found to have high lead content. (What's new? Is China trying to eliminate lead from the country or something?) Many more photos on the website. Folks, stop buying discount jewerly for your children. More...
Saturday, July 07, 2007
This morning Rachel brought me the book "There's a Cow in the Road!" and asked me to read it. I hadn't seen it before, so I opened it up. The premise is pretty straightforward, there's a cow in the road. It's a really good read. It's in poem form, but the cadence is easy to pick up.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Rachel's latest trick is waking up before us in the morning. With the gate removed, she can roam freely. So she'll come to our room, open the door just a crack, look in and see what we're asleep, close the door and wander off to play by herself. It's probably not safe so we pour ourselves out of bed, but it sure is considerate.
> James Lamb / tvjames at 11:25 PM
Last night while out walking, I asked Lori if we should "go to the p-a-r-k?"
Rachel immediately looks up at Lori and asks, "Mom, can we go to the p-a-r-k?"
Not sure she knew exactly what we were talking about, but apparently we may need to have Kevin teach us some Russian or something.
CPSC.GOV -- Infantino of San Diego, Calif. is recalling this children's toy manufactured in China due to the potential for the rod to come loose and pose a choking hazard. The design has been changed so not all of these cute little castles are subject to the recall. Please see the CPSC website for more information. More...