We went to the Walk with Angels again this year, and loved seeing Rachel in concert again! Jon, Gwen, and my mom came also and it was fun to have a bigger group.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
We checked with Nick, who works at Thanksgiving Point Farms, so we could go when he would be there. He told us he was working the pony ride on Thursday, so we showed up to see him. This was the first time Lynnie has completed the ride all by herself, with no one walking next to her. I was so proud of her!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Cecilia had her 3rd ABR test done today. I'm getting better at this whole bring-your-baby-sleep-deprived-to-the-appointment thing. I woke Cece up at 6:30 a.m., fed her, and then kept her happily awake at home. When it was time to go, I recruited Ellie to be in charge of keeping her awake in the car. Ellie was successful in the time it took to drive the big girls to Grandma's house. Cece cried for about 10 minutes of the 15 minute drive to the audiologist, so I figure she had a 5 minute nap in the interim.
Once we got there, she had her head scrubbed to prepare it for the attachment of the electrodes. Then I (finally!) fed her and rocked her to sleep. She was settled by 10:33 a.m. and the audiologist and her intern got right to work. Cece slept well until they were done around 11:10. She woke up when they took the electrodes back off of her skin.
Preliminary results show the same things as last time -- no response to sounds up to 90 decibels. Cece is still too young to officially rule on the Auditory Neuropathy diagnosis, so for now we are sticking with a she-probably-has-this-but-it-may-turn-out-to-be-regular-sensorineural-hearing-loss approach.
Next step? A sound booth test when Cece is between 6-7 months old, and then trying out hearing aids.
|waiting to see the audiologist--so tired!|
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Some birds have tried to build a nest above our front door, and Greg got the hose out this morning to knock it down and clean up the bird droppings on our porch. A little while later, we were getting things prepped for a bbq with our friends, and I ran down to the storage room to get some ingredients.
And found a big flood on the floor.
After some investigation, we decided that there was a crack between the porch and wall, and the water from the hose just poured down into the cold storage.
Luckily, we found it quickly and got it cleaned up. We don't go in the storage room every day, so it was a blessing to discover the water so quickly.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Lynnie had her first assignment in Primary today, and she gave the scripture (2 Peter 3:2). She was very excited when we practiced, but got a little nervous when it came time to sit in front. When it was her turn, she hopped right up to the microphone and started repeating me. About halfway through, her confidence got really strong and she very clearly said all of the words.
P.S. I love how Greg caught Ellie's friend picking her nose...
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Cece is fascinated by her big sisters, especially Ellie. If Cece even gets a glimpse of Ellie, she will follow her with her eyes and watch what is happening. Ellie is really good with her, and likes to be the big sister in charge.
I caught this sweet moment of them snuggling, playing, and talking.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
One of the many benefits of having a baby is that I get a lot of reading done. Cece and I spend a lot of time with her drinking milk, and I almost always use those minutes to read a book on the Kindle app on my phone. I love that my library has ebooks that you can check out. I can always find something good to read!
At this point in my life, I read for entertainment--the fluffier the book, the better. I am working my way through Whitney award authors (whatever titles my library has) and recommendations from book blogs like Bubble Bath Books and Bloggin' About Books. And of course, a Carla Kelly and a new Dorothy Keddington (AMY--did you know she had a new one?)
Friday, May 16, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Our neighborhood is hilly, which makes it super fun to ride down the hill, and hard work to get back up the hill. Ellie rode her tricycle to our visiting teaching appointments, and did awesome until we were three houses from home. Luckily, our nice neighbor saw our plight and pushed Ellie the rest of the way.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Last night, Julie and I went to an event hosted by a ward in our stake (with the whole stake invited) with The Food Nanny. We spent about 20 minutes in the parking lot chatting, and joked that we should just skip the whole event and get caught up on each other's lives. But I'm glad we went in. I learned a lot and came away inspired to do better at meal planning and meal preparation.
Plus, we sat in Julie's driveway talking until after 11, so it turned out all good :)
Tonight, I made pizza using The Food Nanny's 5 minute pizza dough recipe. It was easy and fast and turned out great. I quickly made up a pizza sauce using a can of tomato sauce and some frozen, pureed carrots. Gotta trick Ellie into eating her vegetables.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
I got the recipe for Kraut Noodles from Jonette years ago, and it is one of her family's traditions. It is basically a dumpling, cooked with sauerkraut on top. The girls and I made a batch today, and Ellie loved them. Lynnie was not a fan. But at least we have one convert!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
It's awesome to see Ellie and Lynnie and their pretend play. And especially awesome to watch them put on all sorts of fun things to keep themselves warm so they can play in the backyard after dinner.
Best part? Hearing Lynnie say, "I'm the cutest owl ever!" since she is wearing her owl hat.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Cecilia loathes tummy time. She cries and cries, and I can't stand to hear her. So we haven't done much of it.
Our early intervention specialist, Lori, has convinced me that we have to do it, though. She says that the muscles that we use to speak are developed through tummy time. She said if I ever want Cece to speak then she has to do it.
So we set the timer for one minute, and we try hard to distract Cece so she doesn't cry as much.
Ellie is a big help. She loves to show Cece how to use her muscles.