Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Kate!

Yesterday was Kate's 1st birthday. I am so grateful for my happy little girl, who by the way can hear now. She passed her hearing test with flying colors on monday. Thank goodness for those tubes to clear away all that fluid. She is a joy to have. I love her little smile and the innocence she brings into our home. She had a great day. She started off the day doing one of her favorite things....taking a bath. She decided to leave me a little present and pooped in the bathtub for the first time. Ben was quite grossed out. He couldn't believe that he ever did such a thing. Di and the kids and Mike came over for a little birthday party and dinner. We had homemade pizza, salad and cake and ice cream. Fortunately, David was on call wednesday night so was post call on thursday. He slept most of the day and woke up just in time for the party. Kate liked to tear the wrapping paper and play with the boxes. Ben loved all of her presents and looked like he was enjoying his own birthday. His favorite toy is the little stoller Di gave to Kate. It took some persuading to expain why he couldn't bring it to Kate's one year doctor's appointment this morning. Kate loved eating her little cupcake and did a pretty good job at it until she started rubbing it in her eyes. She hated the birthday hat. Unfortunately, Ben passed along his pink eye to Kate just in time for her birthday. The doctor put them both on antibiotics this morning. Hopefully, we can cure them of their ills before we pass it on to 28 cousins at our Gillett family reunion this next week. Ben, Kate and I are off to Utah tomorrow. Wish me luck on the airplane. Two toddlers...both with pink post immunizations...the other newly potty trained...a layover in Denver...flying way past bedtime...all by myself. Maybe I need more than luck. Maybe Benadryl?

Enjoy all the pictures. I just couldn't narrow them down.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Ben's Tag

My friend did this with her 4 year old and it was cute so I thought I would try it with Ben. He is a little weird at times, but he thought it was fun.

What is something dad always says to you? Play baseball
What is something mom always says to you? Come here and put clothes on
What makes dad happy? Eat my sandwich
What makes mommy happy? Jesus
What makes dad sad? a wolf bites him
What makes mommy sad? when people bite me
How does dad make you laugh? Put Kate in my face
How does mom make you laugh? make me food and sandwiches
How old is your dad? 14
How old is your mom? 8
How tall is your dad? really, really big
How tall is your mom? really big
What is daddy's favorite thing to do? play outside
What is mom’s favorite thing to do? go in the house
What does your dad do when you're not around? take care of Kate
What does your mom do when you're not around? play with Kate
What is your dad really good at? soccer
What is your mom really good at? helping me wash the ball
What is your dad not very good at? not playing with me
What is your mom not very good at? feeding Kate (she knocked the peaches out of my hand this morning!)
What does your dad do for his job? helps people
What does your mom do for her job? takes care of me
What is your dad's favorite food? lasagna
What is your mom’s favorite food? lasagna
If your dad were a cartoon character, who would he be? A policeman
If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? a mailman
How are you and your dad the same? when we play baseball with each other
How are you and your mom the same? We play with Kate
How are you and your dad different? when there is a fire on our house
How are you and your mom different? planting the garden

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

And So It Begins

July 1, 2008! The day has finally arrived. David finished day 1 of 1825 days (5 years) in his residency training! He woke up at 4:30 am and put on the LONG white coat. I am sure he prayed the entire way to the hospital. I didn't get a chance to ask him very many details about his day before he retired to bed at 10 pm. I am thrilled to be able to say my husband is now employed. No matter how meager the paycheck may be, its a paycheck nonetheless. And real health insurance for the entire family, no pre-existing conditions allowed! We are so proud of you Dr. Behrmann, MD! Hang in there for the LONG haul. Someday it will all be worth it. These little faces will be 8 and 6!