|A rare moment with just Amelie and me. Super delicious! Like her apple.|
Amelie has discovered a newfound interest in cooking. Every morning, I sneakily try to prepare my smoothie very, very quietly... to no avail. Amelie comes prancing into the question, "Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?" until I pick her up. She sits on the counter and helps dump the ingredients into the bowl, generally sticking her finger into the bowl between each dumping to taste each items. Then she helps hold the immersion blender with me.
It's a nice little morning ritual together before we spend many hours apart. Even if it does slow me down.
Helping me tear the kale for dinner. There's a wooden spoon because naturally (?) she
wanted to stir it.
She's also discovered counting. And counts everything. "Why, do, fee" (her version of "one, two, three.")
And singing. She loves Twinkle Twinkle and the ABC's. And gets in about every tenth word.
She had her first episode of wheezing, naturally as I was rushing to get her out the door to go meet Calliope for Trick or Treating. Being a second child, I just gave her a couple puffs of Calliope's inhaler and resolved to see the doctor the next day. And since she was mostly better, I decided to just call the doctor the following day. She's fine now but I suspect she'll start wheezing with the next cold, again, just like Calliope did. Calliope, happily, has not had a wheezing episode in a year though she was on inhaled steroids all winter and spring last year to prevent them. But now she's been steroid free for a number of months without any symptoms. Fingers crossed she's outgrown it! And that Calliope has too. But since it happens to me occasionally, too, they may not.
|Having a blast eating apples at the Farmer's Market with our beloved friends Eleanor and Leo.|