Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Two Weeks

Well, it has been about two weeks since my previous posting, however I do have an excuse.  I only just recovered from the worst cold I have had in over 10 years.  It came with a 102 degree fever and I stayed home from work for 3 days straight.  Despite having my personal 5 day weekend, I didn't enjoy it.  Fortunately, Heather did not contract the disease to the same magnitude and was better after a couple days, and Sara Beth appears to somehow have missed the plague all together.

A lot has happened in the past couple weeks. My parents were in town this past weekend.  They cooked, cleaned, and helped take care of Sara Beth while Heather and I were recovering.  It was great and I'll be glad for them to move down here especially if I ever get sick again.  In an unrelated picture, here is Sara Beth making faces while eating apple sauce.

Sara Beth has become quite the helper putting up the dishes from the dish washer.  She will pick them up one at a time and bring them over to me as I either put them up in the cabinet, or picked Sara Beth up and let her put the dishes in the cabinet.  

As spring comes, the puddles start to form.  And Sara Beth is magnetically attracted to puddles.  We went to the park and she wanted to jump in each one.  After splashing all the watter out of the puddles, we raced across the field to a tree and back.  I won the race with room to spare, but Sara Beth had a big grin on her face as I lapped her and picked her up.  Today, she got covered head to toe in mud as she splashed in puddles in our own backyard.  She also smeared mud from the freshly potted Aloe plant all over her shirt, arms, face, hands, and shoes.

Sara Beth has expressed an interest in using the Bathroom, and we certainly do not want to discourage it.  We will ask her if she wants to go potty, she will totter over and sit on the pot, and then, depending on if she can squeeze a drop out or not, we will give her a treat.  She loves the experience, though it has led to some poopey emergencies as we begin to help her out of her diaper to sit on the potty only to discover that the diaper already is full of smelly fecal matter.  I have flashbacks to her first months where there was poop and no standard procedure to remove it.

Now that it is getting warmer out, Heather found a cozy coupe for sale at Toys R Us and wanted to get it for Sara Beth to play in.  Sara Beth loves it, of course, and she declared it hers, even before I had put on all the wheels.  By the way, note to other cozy coupe assemplers, watch where the washers go carefully.  I had to redo the thing several times as the directions were unclear at times, and other times, the directions were flat-out wrong.

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